Mind the GAP – First Always Right Minded

Is your safety culture more like the tortoise or the hare?

FARM – First Always Right-Minded.

  • Doing the job right the first time
  • Increase efficiency
  • Reduce costs related to incident and injury
  • Increases farm sustainability.
  • Encourage workers to use the slow part of their brain
  • Employees will take ownership in their roles

There is a clear connection between safety culture and safe work performance according to the Gallup study (“The Relationship Between Engagement at Work and Organization Outcomes,” by Harter et al, Gallup, April 2016).  They found the more workers were engaged in their work, there were fewer incidents and injuries.

The study showed:

  • 78% higher success rate in businesses with an engaged workforce;
  • 70% fewer incidents; and
  • 41% less absenteeism.

To FARM your positive safety culture:

CHANGE THE MESSAGE FROM

CHANGE THE MESSAGE TO

  • urgent tones
  • hurry up
  • get it done
  • we are on a deadline
  • take your time
  • think it through
  • focus on doing the job right the first time
  • first always right minded
  • ask questions & ask for help

 

Visit https://farmsafetyns.ca/farm-safety-plan/guide-to-farm-safety-plan/ to download your copy of the Farm Safety Plan Guide and Workbook resources to start building your safety program today and turn your safety culture around.

Want help?  Contact the Farm Safety Advisor at 902-893-2293 or lbrookhouse@nsfa-fane.ca to set up a workshop or take advantage of our advisory services for the low rate of $75/hour plus expenses.

FAST BRAIN = HARE

SLOW BRAIN = TORTOISE

Thinking:

  • Pre-conscious
  • Automatic
  • Reactive
  • Habitual
Thinking:

  • Conscious
  • Analytical
  • Reasoned
  • Reflective
  • Thoughtful
Activation Time:

4/10 of a second

Activation Time:

  • At least 1 second
  • Fatigue creates a slower activation time
Goal:

Process visual information & give feedback quickly & you may miss important changes

Goal:

  • Consciously goes through steps of a task.
  • Evaluates all angles
Interference:

  • None, on autopilot
  • Frequent Errors
Interference:

Events

  1. Webinar: Requirements for Health and Safety Representative/Committee on Farm

    July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Farmers Safety Corner

    July 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Farmers Safety Corner

    July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Farmers Safety Corner

    August 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Contact Us

7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

o: 902-893-2293
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e: info@farmsafetyns.ca

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