Course 112 Introduction to Safety Supervision

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course 112 Introduction to Safety Supervision

Key Topics

  • Basics of Supervision
  • Training
  • Accountability
  • Resources
  • Psychosocial Support
  • Leadership

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Supervisors are the Key

The supervisor is the one person who can take immediate, direct action to make sure that his or her work area is safe and healthful for all employees. Russell DeReamer, author of Modern Safety Practices, considers the supervisor the only person who can control employees, machines, and working conditions on a daily, full-time basis.

Just count your STARS to be an excellent supervisor!

The "FIVE STARS" Safety Supervision Model

This course introduces you to key elements that help supervisors demonstrate the "5-STARS" of safety supervision. The key 5-STARS of safety supervision and leadership are:

  • Supervision - overseeing work activities to make sure employees are safe.
  • Training - conducting safety education and training.
  • Accountability - insisting everyone complies with company safety policies and rules.
  • Resources - providing physical resources (tools, equipment, materials, etc.) so employees can work safely.
  • Support - creating a supportive and psychosocial work environment (schedules, workloads, recognition, etc.) so employee do not work under undue stress.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: The First "STAR" Responsibility

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define and discuss the concept of "supervision."
  • Discuss employer responsibilities as detailed in the OSHAct of 1970.
  • Discuss the four criteria that must be met before OSHA can prove an OSHAct violation.
  • Describe employee protected activities under the Whistleblower Act.
  • Describe the supervisor's position as an "agent of the employer."
  • Describe the five hazard MEEPS categories.
  • Discuss the four primary tools supervisors can use to identify hazards
  • Contrast surface and root causes.
  • List and give examples of the Hierarchy of Controls.

Module 2: More "STAR" Responsibilities

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss supervisor responsibilities to provide safety training.
  • List and describe the steps in the On-The-Job training (OJT) process.
  • Define and give examples of accountability.
  • Discuss what supervisors must first do before considering discipline.
  • List and describe the six basic elements of an effective accountability system.
  • List and give examples of the four categories of physical resources.
  • Describe how supervisors can provide psychosocial support.
  • Describe the factors that increase stress in the workplace.
  • Identify the leadership style that best supports the psychosocial environment.

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