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Business Unit Manager Powerline Training Consultants

Accomplished safety & learning leader with a successful history of creating culture change through application of safety differently and HOP (HP) principles to help create a safer and more...

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There are some great tools available to help people communicate with one another. In this article my colleagues Robert J. Cornet, Ph.D., Michelle Mannering, Ph.D., and I talk about how to use SBAR to help with safety communications.

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Mark Silverstone on Jan 9, 2023

SBAR appears to be s great tool for helping to prevent one of OSHA’s most common types of workplace injuries, i.e. working at height.

I imagine the methodology includes paperwork and/or software to document and discuss the four aspects of the tool?

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Nathan Boutwell on Jan 9, 2023

Hi Mark,

We didn't use a classic checklist or any software to document this. Crews already have tools like that for their tailboard/job brief. Where this was documented was as part of a monthly "meeting in a box" where supervisors and crews learned the skill, and then used prepared exercises to practice the skill ahead of real time application during job briefings. It's really a tool that helps people do what they already do, with more clarity.  

Nathan 

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Mark Silverstone on Jan 10, 2023

Thanks!

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Thank Nathan for the Post!
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