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DUTIES OF SAFETY SUPERVISOR

 

Supervisors are responsible for the safety of the work force under their control; that is to say, they will ensure that all safety regulations are complied with and enforced within the groups of employees they supervise. Their duties and responsibilities also include:

  • Discipline defaulters of safety rules and regulations;
  • Ensuring that toolbox meetings are held daily;
  • Conduct accident investigation to reveal root causes; and
  • Ensuring that personal protective equipment and gear is utilized.

 

NEAR -MISS

Any situation, in which an on-going sequence of events is terminated, further development of which poses potentially serious (safety related) consequences is called a near miss. The purpose of collecting and analyzing near miss related information is:

  • To gain a qualitative insight into how (small) failures develop into accidents and sometimes fatality;
  • To arrive at a statistically reliable fact into the factors giving rise to unexpected incidents;
  • To maintain a high level of alertness to dangerous situations; and
  • For person(s) experiencing a near miss to report it to the supervisor or any safety personnel for timely correction.

 

LOSS PREVENTION CHECKS

Loss prevention emphasizes the identifying of hazards at different stages of the works believing same for incident prevention. It embodies Chemical Screening, Radiation Studies, and Plant Safety Audit which are characterized by:

  • A concern for insight into technology associated with major hazards and risks;
  • Emphasis on the management support for safety;
  • A reliable system rather than a trial and error approach;
  • A concern to avoid loss of containment resulting in major fire, incident, explosion or release;
  • The principles of risk analysis and hazard identification;
  • The principles of independence in critical assessment and inspections; and
  • A critique of traditional practices of A critique of traditional practices of where these appear out-dated or obsolete.