For decades, a simple recipe has helped to improve safety in underground mines in Ontario and around the world. Introduced by Neil George in 1942, the Five-Point Safety System is a step-by-step approach to eliminating hazards and fostering a com- mitment to safety. What are the five points?
1. Check the entrance to the place of work.
2.Are working place and equipment in good order?
3.Are people working properly?
4. Do an act of safety.
5.Can, and will, people continue to work properly?
The new 22-page A Pocket Guide to the Five Point Safety System produced by the Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association makes an ideal introduction to the system or a refresher for those already familiar with the five points. It outlines each of the steps, and discusses the role that conditions, attitudes and methods play in accidents. It also offers a checklist for companies seeking to administer and apply the system in their workplaces.
The guide will be especially useful for supervisors, who play a critical role in making sure the system works.
Paperback, $5 each for MASHA members;
$15 for non-members
Mines & Aggregates Safety & Health Association
690 McKeown Ave.
North Bay, ON, P1B 9P1
(705) 474-7233 ext.279