|Publisher||Society of Petroleum Engineers||Language||English|
|Content Type||Conference Paper|
|Title||Injury Prevention Program Implementation|
H. Djamal and A. Dwimaryanto, Schlumberger
SPE International Health, Safety & Environment Conference, 2-4 April 2006, Abu Dhabi, UAE
|Copyright||2006. Society of Petroleum Engineers|
The Schlumberger Injury Prevention Program (SIPP) consists of five modules: introduction and body mechanics, body protection techniques, hands, handling and lifting, and stepping. It strengthens injury-prevention behavior through demonstration, practices, and quizzes. Trainers are certified internally through a comprehensive five-day program that includes theory and practical sessions. An implementation by one geographical area is not only decreasing incident rates, but is also increasing the use of good working habits by employees.
This paper shares best practices based on the program implementation, including the experiences of how the training works by introducing the program to employees, developing trainers, participating in the workshops, mentoring activities, and by active participation in observation, auditing, and campaigning. In addition, the paper addresses the issue of providing the training program to clients and several universities to help them prevent injury.
The direct result is a decrease in the average number of injury incidents since implementation began. The indirect result is the employee’s awareness of reducing risk in daily activities. They know that what they do at work will affect their quality of life off the job.
Worldwide, companies nowadays strive to develop a set of good training programs to improve their safety by addressing the work environment and the nature of work they have.2) Creating a safe work environment and providing some tools to make all employees safer, smarter, and time-efficient is the objective of the training program. However, despite all efforts and approaches made, injuries still occur. People tend to make mistakes even though they work at their best and in safe surroundings. Injuries from stepping, handling, and lifting are the second largest risk faced by Schlumberger employees.
Started as part of a minimum training set, an injury prevention program is introduced as a high level of training intended to provide awareness and to reduce injury related to stepping, handling, and lifting. The program uses participative, practical methods in conjunction with modern video and computer graphics. Success of the program is evident; the number of injuries has decreased, and the number of risk reports has increased to improve the sharing of best practices.
The Injury Prevention Program
The injury prevention program consists of five modules: introduction and body mechanics, body protection techniques, hands, handling and lifting, and stepping. It is a comprehensive program designed to increase employees’ awareness of injury risks encountered daily in the work environment and to provide necessary techniques to avoid these injuries.
The SIPP program has been designed such that each geographical location can modify the training package to address actual examples and daily facts faced by their employees at work. The modification by each location has proved highly successful. We have received a few awards because of the good results of the program implementation in preventing any injury. A performed-by-Schlumberger gold medal has been given to the program development team for developing a worldwide successful program in the year 2001.
By participating in the program, attendees will gain the following benefits:
|File Size||112 KB||5|