Supervisor Safety Workshop Support
Task Safety Observations:
Front-line supervisors are the first line of defense in preventing workplace injuries. Interaction with employees with respect to safety is equally important as interactions with respect to quality or productivity. This interaction is documented through customized Task Safety Observation forms, focused on the most likely behaviors that could lead to an injury.
- Facilities Maintenance
- Custodial Services
- Grounds Maintenance
- Residential Maintenance
- Residential Custodial
- Lighting and Staging (Performing Arts)
- PAC Event Services (Performing Arts)
- Auxilliary Services (Millennium Student Center)
- Parking and Transportation
- Mail Services
Job Hazard Analysis:
Job hazard analysis (JHA) is a useful tool for reviewing job methods and uncovering potential hazards prior to performing work. When completing a JHA, it is important to delineate between job hazards and the safeguards to minimize the hazards.
- A formal JHA should be conducted for any new, non-routine, or high-hazard task
- Employee input is often the best source when creating JHAs
- Review the completed JHA prior to starting the work/task
- JHAs can be used in department meetings and the concepts can be introduced to new hires
- JHA Download
When an injury or near-miss occurs, it is important to fully investigate so that it can be prevented in the future. Emphasizing the importance of reporting even minor incidents and near-misses is critical in preventing future accidents. Most incidents will have multiple contributing factors, and all should be considered.