Original Date: 02/19/2007
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Best Practice : Safety Failure Review Board.
The Safety Failure Review Board at the Raytheon Network Centric Systems Manufacturing Center in Largo, Florida, analyzes systemic issues rather than individual incidents and takes Raytheon’s safety program to the next level.
Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems (NCS) Manufacturing Center in Largo, Florida, did not have a program in place to document recordable injuries and lost-time cases prior to July 2006. Investigations focused on individual incidents, data was reviewed regularly for systemic issues, and actions were taken but not always documented correctly. Safety audits and management walkabouts were conducted, but investigations focused on individual violations and did not explore systemic issues. A site-level team did not exist to review data sources in one forum.
In July 2006 the Raytheon Largo facility created a Safety Failure Review Board team. The team, comprised of members from Environmental, Health and Safety; Quality, Operations, Training, Logistics, Facilities, and Purchasing, created a charter applying a systemic root cause and corrective action to Raytheon Largo’s site findings (Figure 2-8). Data was collected from recordable injuries as well as lost-day cases, nurse visits, safety audits, management walkabouts, and quality audits. The team also created a standard investigation worksheet. Raytheon Largo’s Safety Failure Review Board provides a system for recording issues and events and analyzing data to identify trends or critical issues for identifying, implementing, and assessing the corrective action necessary to prevent recurrence (Figure 2-9).
The program promotes a safer work environment by increasing employee awareness of industrial safety, workbench safety, and the use of personal protective equipment. The Largo facility has also improved ergonomics in it work areas, identifying several issues in the cable working areas and removing non-ergonomic microscope throughout the facility.
Figure 2-8. Environmental, Health and Safety Cycle
Figure 2-9. Work-Related Incidents
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