Personal Accountability for Safety

SKU: C-1108Duration: 9 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 9 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

The goal is for every person to go home safe every day. To achieve this, we must all be personally accountable for safety. This module describes what it means to be accountable and how you can demonstrate personal accountability.

Learning Objectives

  • Define accountability
  • Describe what it means to be personally accountable for safety
  • Describe how to identify and control hazards in the workplace

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What does personal accountability for mean?
Personal accountability means a willingness to accept responsibility for overcoming obstacles and achieving the desired results.

How can I demonstrate personal accountability for safety?
There are many ways to demonstrate personal accountability, including: using proper tools, following safe operating procedures, and reporting hazards.

What should I do if I identify a hazard?
If it's something you can take care of, do it. If it's not something you can handle, take immediate actions to prevent others from being affected and report the hazard.

What should I do if I cannot perform a task safely?
You have the right to refuse the work. Your employer will not punish you for reporting hazards or refusing to do something that is unsafe.

What is the hierarchy of controls?
The hierarchy of controls is a standard concept for minimizing exposure to hazards. The first choice is to eliminate a hazard whenever possible.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Personal accountability means a willingness to accept responsibility for overcoming obstacles and achieving the desired results. Therefore, accountability requires clearly defined results so everyone knows what they are accountable for. With regard to safety, the desired result is that every person goes home safe every day. To achieve this, you must demonstrate a commitment to working safely at all times to protect yourself and your coworkers.
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