The concept of visual literacy has been around for decades and has typically been used in developing better teaching and learning techniques in the classroom. Recently however, visual literacy has been gaining traction in the workplace as a skill and tool to better identify occupational hazards that could lead to safety incidents. This presentation will provide background and preliminary results of a new research collaboration between the Campbell Institute and the Toledo Museum of Art to demonstrate how visual literacy relates to occupational safety.
The visual literacy training has already proved fruitful for Campbell Institute organizations participating in a pilot study that launched in early 2018. This session will present the ways in which organizational participants have implemented visual literacy into their existing safety procedures and processes, and the changes that have resulted from “learning to see” and better detecting hazards.
Show how hazard recognition can be intertwined with BBS to insure observers have the skills to locate at-risk conditions. How to use these skills to eliminate risk during situation centered and behavior observations.
- Attendees will be able to understand "unacceptable risk"
- Teach observers the importance of a situation centered observation
- How to approach upset conditions and the importance of observing them
- how they thoroughly analysed their SIF exposure profile across all high-risk business functions
- the systems and processes had to change to enable SIF exposure management
- which tools they developed and used to measure and monitor SIF exposure
- some of the initiatives that have begun to drive significant SIF exposure improvement