TO SHARE MEANS YOU CARE
How is safety information shared?
If you came across a dangerous situation, your response may be to mitigate it, if you can do it safely. If correcting the problem is more involved, your reaction should be to warn others of the situation.
At work, we may be faced with situations that present hazards to us and others. If it’s a significant hazard, and it goes unnoticed or isn’t corrected, it could result in an injury. Sharing information about workplace hazards with co-workers can help to keep everyone safe. Communication is a key element of any injury prevention program. At J J White, there are several ways that information is made available. Here are some examples.
- JSAs, HASP, HSE Plans
- Safety Awareness and JHA Manuals
- Weekly Safety Tel-con
- Safety training programs and safety meetings
- Lessons learned from our work facilities
- Daily Safety Stand downs
These are important sources of safety information. But like any information, it’s only beneficial if we choose to become familiar with it and to act on it.
If you know or suspect a workplace hazard, report it. If you have safety information, share it. Communication is critical to preventing injuries.