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Safety Value Analysis

02/26/2009 6:03 AM

My company is involved with the LEAN program and to try and lower OSHA recordables we are concentrating on "Safety Value Analysis" and "Foreman Evaluations" and "Training Within Industry."

Are these a great help or are they just more paperwork? Also,what is the best way,(or program) to create a safer environment?

Any other LEAN champions out there?

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Re: Safety Value Analysis

02/26/2009 6:53 AM
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Re: Safety Value Analysis

02/26/2009 5:42 PM

Thanks OZZB:

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Safety

Philosophy
Safety represents a commitment to protect our employees, customers, and the public. Our corporate safety program is well known throughout the industry and assures that our safety performance is a result of continual evaluation and implementation of company and industry-wide best practices.

Results
Henkels & McCoy's safety performance continues to improve year after year. During the last four years, Henkels & McCoy's OSHA recordable rate has improved by more than 15% while at the same time our hours worked has increased by more than 22%. Henkels & McCoy strives to achieve safety excellence with our ultimate goal of "Nobody Gets Hurt."

Leadership
In 2004, Henkels & McCoy joined with OSHA, the IBEW, industry groups (EEI, NECA), and five other contractors as a founding member of the OSHA ET&D Safety Partnership. The Partnership's goal is to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Initiatives include the development of "Best Practices" and training programs specifically targeting the power transmission and distribution industry.



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Initiatives
In September of 2008, the Partnership between OSHA and the Electrical Transmission and Distribution group was re-signed for an additional two years. The training goal previously set forth by the Partnership executive team was to train all electrical power employees within the various partner companies in the newly created and OSHA approved T&D OSHA 10-hour training program. By the end of 2007, Henkels & McCoy had completed the training of its nearly 1,300 electrical power employees.

The Partnership also developed a Supervisory Leadership Program known as the "ET&D 20-Hour Program," which places emphasis on supervisor and management leadership knowledge and skills development. Henkels & McCoy, along with the partner companies, has committed to train all supervisors and managers on the ET&D 20-Hour program. Henkels & McCoy has expanded this program to include supervisors and managers across all of our lines of business.

At Henkels & McCoy, our commitment to safety education and training is ongoing.


Safety Awards

  • National Utility Contractors Association
  • Pipe Line Contractors Association
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of America
  • Texas Safety Association


Quality

Quality is defined by the customer. Henkels & McCoy understands that the term "quality assurance" requires collective action and accountability. True continuous improvement is a result of systematic planning, execution, coordination, and verification. Our belief in peak performance cuts across all areas of our business and comes to life through our Corporate Quality Assurance group. This unit has a central role in developing processes and mechanisms to stimulate consistent, proactive dialogue with customers throughout the relationship.

In addition, this unit focuses on internal communication and benchmarking to identify and apply organization wide best practices. Through this process, we collectively become as strong as our strongest practice. Both Henkels & McCoy and our customers reap the benefits.

OZZB... as you can see above, we are quit familier with OSHA. My inquiry is to sort through the various programs,ie... Lean, TWI, etc. to come up with a program that will elliminate the tons of paperwork and programs that seem to be piled on employees to make them and the workplace safer. There has got to be a "readers digest version" out there somewhere...

We just keep getting "stuff" added on top of "stuff" so I'm sure you can see"our" frustration.

Again, thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated.

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Re: Safety Value Analysis

02/27/2009 1:32 PM

Lean and saftey don't exactly go hand and hand. After all accidents happen most often when people are not paying attention because they are doing something they have done a thousand times before. Reducing OSHA recordables is a great idea and safety is often mentioned in Lean, but tha tis because you cannot ignore safety when making a process faster.

You could do a six sigma project to reduce OSHA recordables. Start with a Pareto chart that shows how you catagorize all the acidents over the last year or 5 years or whatever gives you enough data. Attack the most common injuries. You can incorperate Lean by making the necessary PPE, tools, or whatever easily accessable and well organized.

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