Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:11:54 -0400
Reply-To: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
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From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Safety and Employee Reviews
In-Reply-To: <82D9DE94AF793F4698EC37F953CFAC2305AD10F478**At_Symbol_Here**>

I agree with Barbara. Reviews are mos t helpful to congratulate good behavior and coach employees for improvement. I’ve been a supervisor for 30 years and never have used a review for punishment. (Discipline is a completely different track.)

Here’s the E HS criteria what I use for reviews of my 50 employees:

Environmental Health and Safety— ;Consistently follows best environmental health and saf ety practices.

Behaviors: Understands environmental health and safety responsibilities by reviewing university manuals and information; takes appropriate EHS training; assesses risks and prevent accidents; utilize appropriate safety procedures, personal protective equip ment and other safety controls; take corrective action to reduce risks that you become aware of; promptly report accidents, injuries and spills.

I’ve been trying to get Yale to adopt this university-wide, but so far only a few labs and units are includ ing EHS as a review criteria.

Hope this helps,


Peter A. Reinhardt

Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Yale University

135 Colleg e St., Suite 100

New Haven, CT   06510-2411

(203) 737-2123


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Suzanne Hamm
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 200 9 8:19 AM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safety an d Employee Reviews

Would like to hear how some of you handle employee reveiws in regards to safety. I know this i s a touchy subject because you don’t want to “punish” someone which in turn can result in under-reporting.



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