Course DescriptionThe criticality of developing a culture of continuous improvement is explored. Components of such a culture include attention to maintainability, reliability and life cycle management. Assessments include internal audits, self-evaluations and site inspections. The role of volunteerism and special government employees are discussed, particularly within the context of OSHA's VPP Program and the VPPPA.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Understand the need to establish a sense of urgency as a starting point for transformational change.
- Understand practical issues in building a guiding coalition to lead a transformational change initiative.
- Understand the importance of vision, be able to Identify the key ingredients of transformational visions, and how to effectively communicate a transformational vision.
- Be able to identify the power of using metaphors, analogies and examples in communicating a change vision in safety.
- Have been exposed to the lessons learned in three case studies: “The Screen Saver,” and “Nuke the Executive Floor.”
- Understand the challenges of matching words and deeds in communicating a change vision.
- Understand the need to consolidate gains as you approach the “final mile.”
- Identify the pros and cons of interdependency in leading through change.
- Identify key organizational areas to monitor to make sure that your change initiative is on track.
- Understand the key elements to anchoring change in organizational culture
- Be able to recognize signs of burnout and strategies to prevent it.
- Understand the VPP Application submittal and processing.
- Be aware of the expectations that the onsite evaluation team will have for employees and the applicant worksite.
- Understand the Onsite Evaluation format and expectations and how to be prepared for the visit.
- Understand Post VPP Evaluations Activities and the process which occurs after and evaluation has been completed.
- Understand the methods used to complete the Annual VPP Self-Evaluation, and OSHA’s expectations for the Annual Self Evaluation
- Understand the role and value of continuous improvement in the health and safety management system
- Be aware of resources that exist to support sites that are either participating in the Voluntary Protection Programs, preparing for application to the VPP, or those who are looking to improve safety performance at their site and other OSHA Cooperative Programs that co-exist with VPP.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- VPP On-Demand Safety Certificate Program : VPP On-Demand Safety Certificate