Original Date: 07/21/2003
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Behavior Observation Awareness Team
Electric Boat Corporation, Quonset Point Facility’s Behavior Observation Awareness Team represents members of the hourly workforce from all shifts and departments whose main purpose is to assist the Safety Department in creating and maintaining a safe work environment.
The possibility that assigned safety professionals can witness all safety-related activities at a large facility is low. To control this situation, Electric Boat Corporation, Quonset Point Facility formed the Behavior Observation Awareness Team (BOAT). The team represents members of the hourly workforce from all shifts and departments, and is responsible for assisting EBQP’s Safety Department and their own departments in creating a safe work environment. The BOAT also assists in incident identification, accident avoidance, workplace safety inspections, enforcing safety rules and regulations, and intervention when observing unsafe work habits or situations.
The BOAT meets weekly with Safety Department personnel to report findings from the preceding week, share lessons learned and ideas on how to practice better safety, review action items from previous team meetings, and receive bi-weekly training on a variety of safety topics. EBQP’s BOAT serves as the “eyes and ears” of the facility and fosters a team atmosphere and ownership in creating and maintaining a safe work environment.
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