INSTRUCTORS FEEDBACK ON POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
Thank you for your Unit I Powerpoint. You did a good job getting a lot of relevant, well organized information onto your slides. However, the goal of presenting information in PowerPoint format is to present and not have your audience read while you are talking. In this respect, one of the skills that you need to work on is lessening the amount of words on each slide and use of the speaker’s note sections for the slides to summarize your thoughts.
Overall, formatting was relatively consistent throughout, although the font was much to small and there is too much information on each slide. The goal should be to present talking points on the slides and provide what you are trying to convey in the speaker’s notes.
In future presentations, try to limit the words per slides through the use of the speaker’s notes at the bottom of each slide (this is necessary so that I can properly evaluate you on content). If you shorten your bullets, you can increase your font (24 or 28 font is a general rule for the body of the text). Use of graphics is a good idea; however, your graphic is distorted. I would suggest using graphics that help convey a point you want to make instead of just putting them in to break up the content.
The American Society of Safety Professionals is a safety professional body which was founded in 1911(Cheremisinoff, 2011). Its focus is to-
Identify hazards within a working environment,
Implementation of safety advances ,
Provision of immediate first aid care in an accident situation,
Enlightens on the safety measures employees should follow through educating the workers.
Addresses on the importance of all personnel’s within a work place to use safety gear while working depending on the environmental situation they are in.
These body of safety professionals are responsible the high reduction of cases of accidents within a workplace environment. Therefore, the commitment of occupational safety, health and environmental practitioners are responsible for the positive change in the work place security.
Theories of accident causation
Theories have been placed in an attempt to explain why accidents happen in a work place environment. The theories are on the basis of safety and health decision makers in a work place.
Human factors theory
The models from these theories provide an assistance in prediction and prevention of work place accidents. The implementation from these models consequently impacts on the significant reduction of work place accidents.
The use and the implementation of the various theories contribution within the workplace safety are as follows;
The Domino theory, the founder, was Herbert Heinrich, who was the pioneer of accident prevention and industrial safety. In his study, he established that;
The lack of safety precautions by fellow workers contributes to the high cases of accidents within the wok place.
The unsafe working conditions profoundly contribute to workplace accidents(Haight, 2009).
Heinrich Axioms of Industrial Safety
Accidents make a significant contribution to the injuries in the workplace.
Physical or mechanical hazards by employees contribute to workplace accidents.
Lack of safety precaution by employees influence on the majority of workplace accidents.
Theories of Accident causation
Rules of Safety Profession
The rules of professional conduct focus on the provision of guidance to the employees to ensure they act professional while on duty, therefore, reducing cases of accidents due to carelessness by the employees(Harvey, 2014). These are;
Competence, the employees, should professionally carry out their duties with skill.
Integrity, the employees, should focus on the protection and promotion of the safety and health of their colleagues within a workplace environment.
Respect in the work place, the development and support of human dignity among the employees leads to positive work contribution among all the staff.
Requirements, all the workplace employees and the management should observe their workplace conditions to avoid operations which may be against the law.
Responsibilities of Safety Profession
The workplace employees, as well as the management, should carry out appropriate measures to reduce cases of accidents in a workplace(Kohn, 2001). These actions can be through;
The management should understand reasons why the employees commit unsafe work
while performing their duties.
Safety drills should be a priority to the employees before they are given any responsibility of undertaking a given job.
Those in supervisory positions should focus on ensuring the relevant machines are in use in their specific areas of operations.
The appropriate operation cost should be put into place to ensure the workplace operations are effectively performed.
Factors that influence occurrence of accidents
There are a variety of factors that influence the occurrence of accidents within a workplace environment. These are;
The Social environment, these is due to the result of the interactions of various persons in the workplace.
A fault of a person, the employees lack caution while working or during the operation of machines can cause severe damage to the individual and other staff in the working area.
Mechanical or physical hazards, the operations of machines requires maximum caution and the necessary the expertise for the operations of the machines.
Employees with no relevant skills should not be allowed to operate machines.
The workers with injuries should not be allowed to carry out duties in their physical state due to the high chances of them causing accidents.
The lack of protective gear while carrying out job operations is a risky undertaking by the employees due to the high chances of leading to accidents in the workplace.
Importance of Safety Profession
The safety profession is of importance in ensuring the security of workers in a given job environment while ensuring their lives are not endangered(Kohn, 2001). The safety personnel’s aim at;
They offer the new employees orientation on the safe ways they should perform their jobs, therefore, ensuring there is caution within the workplace.
Provision of continuous safety and health training to the employees thus maintaining their efficiency in a workplace environment and consequently reducing cases of accidents.
The safety professional further focuses on monitoring employee performance and, therefore, making any safety enforcement, rules and regulations which aim at governing employees operations and ensuring cases of accidents do not happen.
They emphasize the importance of security to the people in the workplace, building incentives among the employees to be cautious about their safety while working.
They further keep up to date issues of health for any given organization. Thus, statistical data can be obtained regarding the safety status of the workplace.
Safety Professional Certification
The certification of safety profession is on the basis of their qualification as required. It is a requirement for any given professional body to meet the market requirements before they are certified. These requirements are;
They should possess the approved credentials, these can be through ;
the possession of the necessary examination
the target institution should also possess necessary resources and manpower, thus the need of input from a professional body.
They should meet the certifications requirements,
The registration payment fee should be done.
Cheremisinoff, N. P. (2011). Methods for process safety professionals. New York: University press.
Haight, J. M. (2009). The safety professionals handbook : management applications. Chicago: Press.
Harvey, M. D. (2014). Theories of Accident causation. New York: Printing Press.
Kohn, J. P. (2001). Fundamentals of occupational safety and health. Chicago: Press.