Sunday, August 17, 2008

Small Change, Big Difference

On 11 June, 2008: SHELL TIMUR Sdn Bhd celebrated their Global Safety Day with a theme : Small Change, Big Difference. I was invited to give a talk on Ergonomics and Productivity.
On that day, all SHELL staff submitted their own pledge on safety based on the the above theme. One of the worker created his pledge : I will not drive if I drink
Based on the theme, this pledge is Small Changes which the worker able to carry out and it has big impact on safety of the worker - Big Difference.
So you can adopt the idea and ask your employee to create their own pledge.


Today, 17 August, 2008 : PMT, one of SHELL Contractor Haulier, invited me to give a health talk to their staff at their monthly meeting. The topic of my talk is FATIGUE , a condition of tiredness, listlessness, poor memory,weariness and feel sleepiness. There are multiple causes of fatigue such as viral infections, metabolic, immunological and genetic. The contributing factors are also plenty from lifestyle, work nature, lack of sleep etc. Fatigue can be divided into acute of which the duration is less than 30 days and chronic if more than 30 days.
It is important for the SHELL drivers to minimise their fatigue condition by identify its contributing factors inorder to safeguard their safety when carrying out their job.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Workshop

I have an oppurtunity to attend the above workshop on Wednesday, 13 August 2008, conducted by one of our Board of Directors Dr Kok, Consultant Paediatrician of Puteri Specialist Hospital, Johor. Dr Kok was assisted by Ms Julie and Madam Annie. This workshop was conducted for the first time for all HOS (Head of Service) of Kuching Specialist Hospital. Last year a workshop on Clinical Risk Assessment and Management was conducted by Tuan Hj Abdul Wahab who is KPJ Risk Management Director cum our Executive Director.
The purpose of RCA is to find the flaws and loopholes in the system that create an incident either in the form of near-missed or sentinel events. So the first step in RCA is Incident Reporting. With every incident reported, we need to find out its Care Management Problem (CMP). Using fish bone method and brain storming session we need to find out what are the contributing factors to this problem. After prioritised the main contributing factors, then we find the solutions which we called as Risk Reduction Action Plan
Being trained in occupational health and safety, I found this workshop as a excellence oppurtunity for me to enrich my knowledge in risk management.