Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:32:11 -0500
Reply-To: "Shimek, Joanna Marie" <jshime2**At_Symbol_Here**UIC.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Shimek, Joanna Marie" <jshime2**At_Symbol_Here**UIC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety and Employee Reviews
Comments: To: Ed Miller
In-Reply-To: <1372.**At_Symbol_Here**>


Good morning all, If you want to evaluate someone on their attention to safety details it has to be in their job description to start. Then it has to be reinforced throughout the year. Positive reinforcement is better than punishing someone for poor safety performance. But, if it's not in the job description to start you can't really review their performance. You need to involve faculty or other employees in the effort. Training and awareness of safety policies are key. Have faculty or thier employees participate in some sort of competition for example: "Safest Lab of the Quarter" all get lunch or some other reward. "Best Safety poster". Possibilities are endless. Incentive programs only work for a short while unless the energy is there to keep them going. Once safety becomes part of the culture incentives may be less important. Jo Anna Shimek, CIH CSP University of Illinois at Chicago On Thu, July 9, 2009 8:02 am, Ed Miller wrote: > Hi Suzanne and All, > I would be interested in this too especially for the university/college > setting. Currently we have no component of our faculty evaluations > related to safety but are considering recommending one in order to > improve accountability and concern for duty of care. > Ed > > > On Thu, July 9, 2009 8:18 am, Suzanne Hamm wrote: >> >> >> Would like to hear how some of you handle employee reveiws in regards to >> safety. I know this is a touchy subject because you don't want to >> "punish" >> someone which in turn can result in under-reporting. >> >> >> We strive to partner with our clients, to make their problem our >> problem, >> and the staff here at PSI will continually do so on your behalf. >> ________________________________ >> >> Suzanne Hamm * Safety Manager >> >> Polymer Solutions Incorporated * >> 2903-C >> Commerce Street * Blacksburg, Virginia 24060 * 540-961-4300 >> >> >> >> Polymer Solutions Incorporated is ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited, FDA >> Registered, GMP Compliant, and DEA >> Licensed. >> >> >> >> P R O P R I E T A R Y N O T I C E >> >> This e-mail and its attachments contain proprietary information that is >> intended only for the individual or entity indicated. If you are not >> the >> intended recipient, you are hereby notified that the disclosure, >> copying, >> distribution or use of the contents of this transmission is strictly >> prohibited, and no privilege or protection has been waived. If you have >> received this communication in error, please notify the sender >> immediately >> and then delete the message from your computer. >> >> >> > > > Edward J. Miller, Ph.D. > Chairperson and Professor of Chemistry > SUNY Plattsburgh > >

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