You are on page 1of 28




Our objective in STOP training is to become a skilled observer of people’s work practices by focusing on unsafe acts in order to eliminate injuries.


Safety is a line-management responsibility.USES/APPLICATION OF 1. All injuries and occupational illnesses can be prevented. 2. All construction and operating exposures can be reasonably safeguarded. 3. 3 .

Line Management has a responsibility to train employees to work safely. 5. 4 . Working safely is a condition of employment. Preventing injuries and incidents is good business. 6.4.

There are two basic ways in which you apply STOP on the job: your daily observations and the joint observation tours that you make with your supervisor or STOP program leader. 5 .

STOP will train you to become a skilled observer of people. 6 . you also prevent injuries.Step by step. When you systematically observe. correct and prevent recurrence of unsafe acts.

7 . A skilled observer looks at everything in the workplace. not a machine. but concentrates on people and their actions.AN UNSAFE ACT HAS BEEN COMMITTED WHEN A PERSON DOES SOMETHING THAT CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT OR INJURY An unsafe act is always committed by a person.

8 . but many unsafe conditions are caused by unsafe acts. all injuries resulting from unsafe conditions are originally caused by unsafe acts.In a sense. Therefore. too. unsafe conditions cause injuries.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY What is your responsibility for safety? How is your level of safety performance measured? Where should safety rank on your list of supervisory priorities? 9 .

• Safety • Morale • Cost • Quality • Production 10 .

As member of supervision. everyone who enters your area. 11 . you are held accountable for the safety performance of every person in your area of responsibility. which includes the physical area that you supervise. and the people who report to you. The success of your job performance depends on the safety performance of each person who reports to you. no matter where they are working.

12 .

13 .

The highest level of performance you can expect from your employees is determined by the minimum standards you have established and maintained. You have established your standards when the standards are understood. 14 . You maintain your standards by making sure that they are followed.

15 . OBSERVE. ACT and REPORT. STOP. As you DECIDE. The most crucial part of STOP training is on-thejob application. the two-sided Safety Observation Card will help you through every step.THE SAFETY OBSERVATION CARD The Safety Observation Cycle is not the only tool you use when applying STOP on the job. you stop unsafe acts and prevent injuries. When you put what you have learned into action.


morale. you continually make decisions. Now you know that you should make safety equal to other major supervisory priorities. and production. STOP training will teach you how. cost. quality. Decision making is part of your job. you have left safety to the professionals. As a supervisor.MAKING SAFETY EQUAL Maybe. in the past. you must first DECIDE to focus your attention on safety as you do your regular daily work. 17 . To be a winner in safety.

Before studying what you should do when you observe an unsafe act. Second.IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION What should you do if you observe a person committing an unsafe act? First. 18 . you should stop that unsafe act immediately. you should act to prevent the unsafe act from being committed again. remind yourself of what you should not do.

THE OBSERVATION REPORT What information do you write on the Observation Report? x the unsafe act you observed x your signature xyour immediate corrective action xyour action to prevent recurrence xthe date the name of the person who committed the unsafe act 19 .

Be sure to let your employees know that your Observation Reports will not include names. Do not forget that your objective is to help your employees work safely. A final caution: caution do not give your employees the idea that these reports are meant to get them in trouble.Remember that the Observation Reports you complete on the job will be collected. analyzed and used to coordinate your organization’s efforts to eliminate injuries. They will also be used to discover what successes or problems you are experiencing as you apply STOP on the job. 20 .

pulling. absorbing through the skin. pushing or reaching. 21 . or swallowing a hazardous substance  Overexertion while lifting. or between objects  Falling at same level or falling to different level  Contacting temperature extremes  Contacting electrical current  Inhaling. Striking against or being struck by objects  Caught in. on.

? What injuries can occur IF the unexpected happens? HOW .Two questions are the keys to a questioning attitude? WHAT IF .? How can this job be done more safely? 22 .

People’s reaction are CLUES 23 .

It is a useful pro-active management technique that can be integrated into the disciplinary process. ..A progressive discipline approach allows you to use the minimum amount of discipline necessary to improve the behavior. 24 .

 Procedures are INADEQUATE for the job (not reviewed and updated)  Procedures are NOT KNOWN and UNDERSTOOD by all concerned  Procedures are known and understood but NOT FOLLOWED. 25 .

 Talk with  Use a questioning attitude  Listen  Use your judgment  Be alert  Try to discover 26 .

Is what enables the organization to sustain growth and profitability 27 .