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CLOSE THE GAP
Oncor Electric Delivery
Presentation for First Quartile T&D Insights Conference
CLOSING THE SAFETY GAP
What does “Closing the Gap” mean?
• If one were to look back at the various accidents that have
occurred at Oncor, or accidents that happen more frequently,
there is likely a “Gap” that can be identified.
• The “Gap” could be related to training, awareness,
equipment failure, use of PPE, technique, or many others.
What if?
• What if, before the next preventable incident occurs, we can
identify those areas of potential gaps, share these around the
company, so that we all can work safer?
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IN 2013, WE WILL WORK TO CLOSE THE
SAFETY GAP
THE EFFORT STARTS WITH EMPLOYEES
Seeking Input
• To identify situations where safety incidents could occur.
• To address those situations to prevent safety incidents.
• To share potential gaps with our co-workers around the company.
Your Point of View is Important
• The best safety ideas come from the those who are involved daily in
the work.
• We will only improve our safety performance if we all work together
to close the safety gaps.
• We have the opportunity to greatly reduce injuries, and feedback is
the foundation of that effort.
GAP EXAMPLES
• Ergonomics - Not using proper body mechanics when
performing a task.
• Falling Objects - Not using a handline when working aloft.
• Technique / Tool Usage - Improper use and/or using a tool not
suitable for the task being performed.
• PPE - Incorrect PPE for a task.
• Grounding - Not using an approved grounding device.
• Poles - Not surveying the situation before climbing.
NEXT STEPS
Close the Gap Feedback
• As a means of introducing Close the Gap to our employees,
brainstorm sessions were scheduled for the first two weeks of the
year seeking employee input on potential “Gaps”.
• Managers compiled feedback and sent to the Safety, Health and
Mutual Assistance organization for review.
• A summary of feedback was presented at the T&D Annual Safety
Conferences.
Future
• Based on feedback, action items are being developed for discussion
and application. Additional employee feedback sessions may occur
as well.
DISCUSSION GUIDE
Work Group Brainstorming
• Where do you see safety gaps?
• How can we close the gap? What are your safety improvement
ideas?
• Share the feedback with your Manager.
FEEDBACK EXAMPLES
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“Maintain a positive safety attitude.” “Create a culture wherein an
employee never feels uncomfortable about getting help or asking
for advice.”
•
“Don’t allow yourself to believe that just because you have done
something many times and not had an accident, it’s OK to keep
doing it that way.”
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“Identify all hazards when you arrive on the job site.” “Check poles
for conditions, stability for climbing.”
•
“We must … look out for each other.” “Being your Brother’s
Keeper should not be just for your crew.” “Take ownership of
things that you find broken or misplaced.” “You can’t learn your
Safety Handbook on Monday morning only. You have to study it
by yourself.”
COMMUNICATION
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•
Close The Gap Safety Newsletters
•
Close The Gap intranet website
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Share the Safety
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Submit Close The Gap ideas & solutions
•
Safety Meetings & Tailboards
•
Bi-Annual Safety Conferences
•
Gap Closure Teams
Questions?
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