|Chapter 3700 Safety Observation Program
Jefferson Lab's uses the Safety Observation (SO) Program as part of its Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). It is designed to enable effective sampling and measurement of data to improve workplace safety. SOs are a powerful tool for reducing injuries by recognizing and eliminating unsafe behavior.
Safety Observation Program Function
The Safety Observation (SO) Program is an integral part of Jefferson Lab's Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS). ES&H Manual Chapter 3700 Appendix T1 Safety Observations - Function outlines the function of the Jefferson Lab (SO) Program.
Safety Observation Procedure
ES&H Manual Chapter 3700 Appendix T2 Safety Observation and Reporting Procedure defines the process step used to perform a qualifying Safety Observation (SO) and submit observation data into the program's database.
The SO Program provides a process where all managers regularly visit work areas; observe work behavior and conditions; and discuss job safety with individuals. The framework helps resolve safety issues and concerns; recognizes and acknowledges safe work practices; and gains employee commitment to correct unsafe work practices. This is all done in a non-threatening, collaborative manner.
T1 Safety Observation Function
Note: Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.
All Designated Levels of Management
ES&H - QA/CI Manager
Deputy Director - ES&H
Director's Safety Council
Associate Director/Division Manager
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