Slips, trips and falls prevention
Falls on the same level are the third leading cause of injuries in manufacturing. In this workshop, we will review the systems approach to addressing slips and trips in the workplace. It is a different way of looking at these stubborn risks and yet offers insight into applying familiar risk control options to advance safety and reduce unwanted outcomes.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- Understand the workplace elements that may be contributing to slips and trips.
- Learn how to look beyond people factors to system-level factors and implement effective and risk-based controls.
- Types of flooring that help prevent slips and trips and how to select them.
- Strategies and tips to set up a housekeeping and floor cleaning policy.
- Winter weather preparation plans for slips and trips prevention.
- Workplace procedures and practices that prevent slips and trips in the workplace
facilitator - Jose Barranco Industry Specialist – Manufacturing, WorkSafeBC
Jose Barranco joined WorkSafeBC as an Industry Specialist after working for Amazon.com as Health & Safety Manager, he previously worked for Procter & Gamble as Regional Safety Manager and was responsible for the Americas Machine Safety Program. During his tenure at P&G Jose led the regional machinery retrofit program to make legacy equipment compliant with ANSI, ISO and CSA standards. This project spanned through 19 manufacturing sites and 7 countries where equipment types ranged from diapers converting lines to laundry detergent bottling equipment. Jose holds a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering and a CRSP certification.
facilitator - Heather Kahle, Human Factors Specialist, worsafebc
Heather is part of Human Factors and Ergonomics team in WorkSafeBC’s Risk Analysis Unit. Her work is diverse including preventing struck-by incidents, fatigue risk management and speaking on the human factors incident investigation methodology, appreciative inquiry, and the new view of safety. Throughout her 30 year career, she has worked in Ontario, Alberta and BC advancing human factors & systems safety in industries such as mining, utilities, forestry, silviculture, construction, manufacturing, and healthcare.