Welcome to CoreInsights, CoreAdvantage’s Monthly VPP Bulletin.

CoreInsights has been designed to provide helpful tips and advice to VPPPA members, Safety and Health professonals, their managment and colleagues in order to assist in creating continuous safety and health improvement.

Volume 3 Number 2

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"HOT ISSUE" QUESTIONS & ADVICE

While all of our managers and supervisors openly state that they are 100% behind VPP and safety, for some, the way that they approach safety is superficial compared to how they deal with production and quality. Do you have any suggestions for how to get everyone really onboard?

This is a far more common problem than most organizations want to realize. It's the age old issue of balancing the competing forces behind production, quality and safety. First you must understand and accept that as a line manager, what got them to their position probably wasn't safety knowledge and experience. It was most likely their knowledge and experience with production. It's human nature to want to focus on areas that are within our comfort zone and ones that have brought us success, i.e., for them production issues. Thus this sets up the cultural forces that you are struggling with.

This is such a common issue that I have decided to dedicate this month and the next several issues to this topic: "Organizational Alignment". See below for the discussion.

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TIP FOR THE MONTH - Organizational Alignment – An Ongoing Struggle

All organizations struggle with alignment issues. Whether it is the need to develop buy-in for a new initiative, balancing the competing pressures between production, quality and safety or aligning the organization around VPP, success requires alignment around the issue.

To align an organization requires a shared vision and buy-in. Assuming that your organization has bought into the issue, i.e., VPP, the next obstacle that must be overcome is one of sharing of information. Everyone must know what is expected of them and bottom line what they will be held accountable for. To do this requires everyone to have quick and easy access to the procedures, policies, tools, etc. When it comes to safety and health or VPP the challenge is how to get all of your information into the hands of the line management team and front line employees.

Look to publish your materials in a control document setting that is electronically accessible to all. Doing so eliminates the need for managers or supervisors to maintain binders, manuals, etc up to date. By eliminating the need for them to maintain copies (most won’t anyway) and making the material easily accessible you increase the chances that procedures, policies, forms, etc. will be referenced when needed.

Leadership from the top, appropriate measures (KPI’s), incentives, and accountability are also needed to align an organization. We will talk about these issues in the upcoming issues of CoreInsights.

To see how the SafePath VPP Master Control Plan can help disseminate information click here: SafePath VPP Master Control Plan


If you are struggling with issues such as misalignment, perhaps it’s time for assistance from an outside third party. Frequently a person from outside an organization can help facilitate change a lot easier than a person from within.

Evaluating VPP management systems is the core of my practice. If I can be of any assistance please give me a call at 303.499.4111 or Visit us on the web at: http://www.core-advantage.com.

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Exciting New Announcement


Several months ago we announced an exciting new product, SafePath VPP Master Control Plan. SafePath is a web-enabled software tool designed to assist in VPP benchmarking and day to day management of your VPP processes. It is a tool that can be used to help guide your initial VPP gap analysis, annual program evaluations and, manage your day-to-day VPP activities. It is particularly powerful for rolling out a corporate VPP initiative to multiple sites.

In the next few months we will be announcing a suite of SafePath products to include:

Root Cause Incident Investigation System
Creating Leading Indicators
Process Safety Management
OSHA Compliance for General Industry, and
OSHA Compliance for Residential Construction

For more information click here: SafePath VPP Master Control Plan

 

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Web-enabled VPP Software
VPP Benchmarking, Program Development and Application Assistance
VPP Annual Program Evaluations
Leadership Coaching/Development
Leading Metrics
Behavioral Observation & Management Systems
Safety Culture Change and Perception Surveys
Root Cause Incident Investigation Systems and Training
Team Training and Meeting Management Skills
Custom Onsite Training


CoreAdvantage provides cutting edge solutions for the workplace. We build and integrate systems for OSHA Star VPP Certification,Safety Management, Culture Change, Behavior Based Approaches, or just basic OSHA compliance.

 

Contact Jerry Ryan, Ph.D., CIH at:

CoreAdvantage
1989 Hardscrabble PL.
Boulder, CO 80305
303.499.4111
jerry@core-advantage.com

Or Visit our website: www.core-advantage.com

 

 


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