Every operation employs an array of processes and procedures to manage risk: equipment standards and inspection, employee training and qualification, risk assessment, work permitting, job safety analysis and hazard communication. But knowledge about hazards and procedures to manage risk isn’t sufficient to see to it that everyone goes home safe – every day. What’s also required is the ability to recognize hazards and manage risk – on the job in real time. That’s where Managing Risk: Recognizing What Can Hurt Us fits into the process.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for anyone who has the potential to go home hurt – or hurting – at the end of the day. In particular, those that play an active role in the process of recognizing, communicating and managing hazards and risk in any operation: front line supervisors, mid-level management, permit writers, planners, equipment owners; also those who are most exposed to on the job hazards, such as operators, and maintenance workers.
Purpose of the Workshop
Managing Risk: Recognizing What Can Hurt Us is designed to provide tools and knowledge about the process of recognizing hazards. More importantly, the workshop provides insight into the real-life process of managing risk and the tools to reduce risk. The course is intended to reinforce and supplement the risk management processes already in use, help insure that those processes are fully and faithfully executed, and help to make everyday decisions about risk better.
In the course, Managing Risk: Recognizing What Can Hurt Us™ participants will:
• Be able to avoid falling victim to any of the Three Myths of Hazard Recognition.
• Know where to look to recognize any hazard capable of producing harm.
• Understand how to look for hazards.
• Employ the specific tools of Warning Flags to know what hazards to look for.
• Understand the practical difference between hazard and risk – and how both apply to every task.
• Appreciate how the brain operates to recognize hazards and calculate risks – and how the brain also causes people to be blind to what can hurt them.
• Apply the Four Rules for Reducing Risk to the work they do.
• Understand why stopping an unsafe job is vital to sending everyone home safe.
• Be able to effectively intervene when seeing someone else taking an unacceptable risk.
Managing Risk™ is an intensive one-day workshop. Classroom lectures, individual and group exercises, and specific examples of hazards from the client’s operation are used to bring real world hazard perception and risk management problems into the classroom. The course is taught by an instructional staff of senior line managers, each with more than thirty years of experience in operations and safety management.
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