Employee Involvement in Safety -1j

Preventing incidents from occurring and learning from the ones that do occur are both vital safety issues.

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To be effective, any safety and health program needs meaningful participation of its employees. There is much to gain from a successful program and much to lose if the program fails.

Employees are usually the most knowledgeable about potential hazards associated with their jobs. Additionally, involvement breeds acceptance because employees support what they help create. Proactive measures such as peer-to-peer safety observations and Good Catches are positive ways employees can help mitigate negative outcomes they should avoid.

Safety is an option before an incident, and this measure gives employees the goal of elimination before mitigation. Conversely, learning from mistakes is vital to a safety program. Near-miss reporting is another practice that allows the department to continue its vision of zero injuries.

The department experienced an 18% decrease in employee participation in observations, near misses and Good Catch reporting for the first quarter of 2024 compared to 2023.

Purpose of the Measure:

This measure shows MoDOT employees' involvement in the department’s safety program by tracking  observations, near misses and Good Catches. This leading indicator shows trends in employees' good-hazard recognition.

Measurement and Data Collection:

This employee-involvement measure tracks observations, near misses and Good-Catch data that is submitted by MoDOT employees.

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Chris Redline
Chris Redline
District Engineer
Kansas City District
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Evan Adrian
State Safety Coordinator
Safety and Emergency Management
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Email: Evan.Adrian@modot.mo.gov

Phone: 573-751-4547