Safety Drill

August 18, 2020 | Other


Innovation Idea Details

Organization:
Eden Gardens

Innovation Idea:
To increase overall Safety Awareness we have created a safety game, similar to Jeopardy, with 4 categories, each with 3 questions, and each of our 6 communities compete to win our Safety Drills with new questions on a monthly basis.

What workplace hazard does this idea address?
Other

If other, please specify:

How does your idea improve workplace health and safety?
Utilizing our Safety Champions to present Safety Drills in a gaming format creates engagement and the competition drives individuals to think Safety First, as they walk onto their jobs each day. This creates peer accountability, as well as increasing employee satisfaction with fewer injuries. This lighthearted competition encourages participation, and comradery amongst community members, with our residents and families participating with our staff.
Seeing the ranking for their community has encouraged our staff and families to research some safety topics outside of the work environment.

How did you implement this idea?
Through involvement with our OH&S Committee, we have reviewed our record of injuries from the past three years, and we are aware of some major safety concerns and flaws that need to be addressed immediately. We have chosen to focus our Safety Awareness Campaign on our greatest loss time injuries as well as some of the most common injuries. Eden Gardens is home to 130 people with dementia, and many of our residents have complex needs, often requiring two-person care.

What has been the impact on workplace health and safety?
Adding some fun into the work day has proven to increase morale, promote team building, and increase safety awareness. We are looking to engage more people each month as the contest progresses, and the greater safety awareness competition will reduce our injuries and claim costs.

Cost & Resources

What was the initial set up cost?
Minimal

What are the on-going costs?
Minimal

Other staffing resources required: