Stop: Occupational Safety and Health and Stop Card Essay

Submitted By Nicholis-Muller
Words: 523
Pages: 3

Picture 1
Employee falls and strikes head on edge of workbench

Employee falls and breaks leg
Employee slips and sprains ankle
Employee slips on spill
Oil spilled and not cleared up

SHE-Q Pyramid

1
FATAL
30
MAJ ORS
(Disabling Injuries)
300
RECORDABLE
INJ URIES
3,000
NEAR MISSES OR FIRST AID
30,000
HAZARDS
•Unsafe Acts
•Employee-created
Unsafe Conditions

Typical Activities
Use of Equipment
Construction
Maintenance (Mechanical, Electrical etc.)
Deckwork
Manual Handling
Driving
Cleaning
Lifting / Rigging
Diving Operations

Typical Hazards
Fire
Slips, Trips and Falls
Electrocution
Temperature Extremes
Injuries by use of Tools/Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Pinchpoints

Safety Principles
Safety is everyone’s responsibility
Safety is a condition of employment
Safe work practices should be reinforced and all unsafe acts and conditions corrected promptly
Preventing injuries and occupational illnesses is good business
People are the most critical element in the success of a safety and health program

Purpose of STOP Card
To record unsafe acts and behaviours/ preventive measures To detect trends
(Positive and Negative)
It is NOT:
• to record names
• to blame individuals
Success is:
• Measurable by reduction in injuries
• Increased safety awareness

STOP Card Layout
STOP Card consists of two parts:
Observation Checklist
• STOP Safety Observation Cycle
• Categories of Safe/Unsafe Acts or Conditions

Observation Report






Positive or Negative Observation?
What Happened?
Immediate Actions Taken
Actions to Prevent recurrence
Observer’s Signature, Department and Date

Observation List Categories
Reactions of People
Personal Protective Equipment
Positions of People (Injury Causes)
Tools & Equipment
Procedures and Housekeeping

Reactions of People
Adjusting PPE
Changing Position
Rearranging J ob
Stopping J ob
Attaching Grounds
Performing Lockouts

Personal Protective Equipment
Head
Eyes and Face
Ears
Respiratory System
Arms and Hands
Trunk
Legs and Feet
Hands and Fingers

Positions of People
Striking Against Objects
Striking By Objects
Caught In, On, or Between Objects
Falling
Contacting Temperature Extremes
Contacting Electric Current

Positions of People
Inhaling
Swallowing
Absorbing

Hazardous Substance

Overexertion
Repetitive Motions
Awkward Positions/Static Postures

Tools and Equipment

Wrong For The J ob
Used Incorrectly
In Unsafe Condition

Procedures

Procedures Inadequate
Procedures Not…