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  1. In order to support the sfaety programs on jobsites and be fair about offenders, I would suggest that if we see a minor offense, we take the picture of the offender and send it to the safety officer on site. The second offense gets the offender a free pass home and off the site.

  2. Mike I agree with your thoughts and ideas, but we need to stop the person from continueing the unsafe act. We all need to understand we just can’t take a picture walk away. Taking a picture and sending it to safety is not a preventative measure it maybe to late when safety finds out. Also we all work on jobs with site specific plans as a team we need to stick to the plan and not deviate from it. I find it works well when everyone is on the same page following rules and the correct regulations. but i do agree Pictures plays a great part in documentation.

    Obtaining a safer job site by the proactive enlistment of routine job site visits to conduct mini and easy safety inspections on each site walk.

    The on site staff visits the job site on a daily basis. While safety should always be on our mind, we often walk past an unsafe condition without even noticing because the site walk has another mission (progress tour, changed condition investigation, etc). The opportunity to perform one simple safety check is lost on each site visit. This is a lost opportunity to document a safe condition (‘catching’ someone doing it safely) as well as to correct an unsafe condition.

    This lost opportunity occurs hundreds of times a day. Why? This results from two main reasons. The first reason is a perception of inadequate time. Second, is the individual may not know what to inspect and/or may not be sure of him/her self to report the condition. If a very simple, automated system operates on a tablet note book that suggests a safety check and at the same time provides the OSHA/SHMP reference, the employee can execute the inspection on the way to any site destination. Within literally a few minutes, the employee can be randomly assigned an inspection, check boxes, select drop down selections, perform an inspection, document the inspection, if necessary – share confidently the results of an unsafe condition, and continue on with the primary purpose of the site visit.

    The database of ‘safety checks’ would be maintained by the safety department, be populated to only address the most common safety violations, be extremely convenient (no books, no filing, no study time, no copies, emailing, nothing), provide a treasure of inspection validations, be applicable to all job sites, and maintain a safer job site. It is important the database is kept small (about 100 items). It is perfectly acceptable to repeat inspection items because a) a different areas of the job would be inspected each time; b) users would become familiar with these simple but important standards; and c) conditions change on a job site and recurring inspections are required.

    The system could be administered on an Access Data Base professionally developed. All users already have licenses and thus experience no additional cost for the program’s use. Distribution can be administered through the tablet PC in a number of ways – either directly residing on the tablet pc, on the job site server, or regionally on Citrix.

    See the attached document for a representative example of the progressive screen shots (based on selections by the user) and the simple nature of the data base.

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