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INTRODUCTION

Tom Paleczny Manager Health and Safety Walker Industries Holdings Ltd.,

Safety Talks Your Link to Safety Awareness Communication!

ARE YOUR SAFETY TALKS GETTING THE RESULTS YOU EXPECT?

Safety Talks Your Link to Safety Awareness Communication!

CAN SAFETY TALKS MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SAFETY PROGRAM?

Agenda

The Attitude
The Reason for the attitude The Cost The Solution

Safety Attitude Who Me! Its not my responsibility


SAFETY - AN ATTITUDE
I DONT HAVE MONEY FOR FRILLS LIKE SAFETY. I JUST CANT SEE WASTING MONEY ON SAFETY. SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST ACCIDENT PRONE. 90% OF ALL ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS. WERE NOT IN BUSINESS FOR SAFETY. THESE STUBS ON MY HAND ARE JUST PART OF MY JOB.

Safety Attitude Who Me!

IVE BEEN DOING THIS JOB FOR 25

YEARS, AND IVE NEVER HAD AN ACCIDENT.

A Communication Break Down

Contributory Responsibility Internal Joint Health and Safety Committee

Direct Responsibility Senior Management

Contributory Responsibility External Unions

Safety Department

Manager

Safety Associations

Engineering Department

Supervisor

Suppliers

Purchasing Department

Worker

Ministry of Labour (MOL)

The Cost of Accidents


Iceberg analogy of costs
Frank E. Bird

The Cost of Accidents


Legal

Employers have a legal obligation to ensure all employees are aware of the hazards associated with the workplace and the work they perform.

The Cost of Accidents


Ethical/Moral

Employers have an ethical and moral obligation to protect their employees.

Humane Aspect includes:


The sorrow associated with loss of parents, children, loved ones and friends.

Inconvenience and hardships brought on by death or disability.


The physical pain and discomfort from injury.

The Cost of Accidents


LEGAL REQUIREMENTS - MANAGEMENT

Provide information,instruction and supervision to protect all workers. Acquaint a worker of the hazards in the workplace. Provide supervision with an opportunity to improve their personal knowledge of the subject.

The Cost of Accidents


LEGAL REQUIREMENTS- SUPERVISOR

Advise workers of the existence of any potential or actual danger.

The Communication Breakdown


ARE YOUR SAFETY TALKS GETTING THE RESULTS YOU EXPECT?
The Video Scenario The Presentation Scenario

The Outcome of Poor Communication

The Company Doesnt Give a Damn About My

Safety!

THE COST OF PERFORMING SAFETY TALKS?


500 EMPLOYEE WORKPLACE
X 30 MINUTES PER MONTH X 12 MONTHS

X $12.00/HOUR AVERAGE WAGE


= $36,000.00/Year

The Solution
Component 1 Verbal Communication Component 2 Visual Learning Component 3 Interaction/Involvement Component 4 Award for Participation

HOW ADULTS LEARN THE CONE OF LEARNING

Dale & Nyland, 1985

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


10. Be Prepared
What you do before your presentation is as important as what you do during your presentation. Familiarize yourself with the information youre going to cover by reading over the safety talk and reviewing your visuals. Make notes about personal experiences and gather other resource materials, such as newspaper and magazine articles. Rehearse your presentation from start to finish.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


9. Promote The Meeting
Post the meeting date, time, location and topic. Remind employees about the meeting as the date approaches.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


8. Arrive early and get ready
Arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up the meeting room. Place the Visuals so that

1)it can be seen easily from any seat in the room. 2) you are on the audiences left, and the visual is on the audiences right. Place the verbal component and interactive component, and any other reference materials in an easily accessible location. Before the meeting begins, have them print and sign their name on the Safety Meeting Attendance Sheet.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


7. Grab their attention
Draw upon personal experiences. Ask them a question. Present a scenario. Use humour.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


6. Speak with energy, enthusiasm, and conviction
How you speak and the body language you use will make or break the presentation.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


5. Talk to your audience, dont read to them
Your focus should be on the audience, and not on the words written on the page.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


4. Refer to the Visual
Posters and other visuals use exciting instructional graphics that reinforce important points from the talk.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


3. Interact with the audience
Interact with the audience by: 1) asking them specific questions about their personal experiences,and 2) getting volunteers to demonstrate specific procedures and tasks.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


2. End with a strong conclusion and call to action
Suggest how they can work more safely, and the benefits theyll receive by doing it.

Top Ten Tips For An Effective Presentation


1. Utilize a simple quiz
Dont forget - the meeting isnt over until you complete a simple quiz that re-enforces the message.