TWI Job Safety
The way to create and maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
TWI Job Safety (JS) is the part of TWI that provides a systematic way of identifying and eliminating the factors that lead to accidents. TWI JS was not one of the original TWI programs developed during World War II. The program was developed by the Japanese in collaboration with the Americans in Japan after the war and much later it was brought back to the United States by Patrick Graupp from the TWI Institute (formerly from Sanyo, Japan).
The approach of TWI JS is that safety incidents don't just happen. They are caused by various factors: parts and materials, equipment, tools/machines, working methods or environment. They can also be caused by people because of their mental or physical states, attitudes and methods, the use of personal protective equipment as well as education or timing and environment in their work. JS teaches the supervisor to analyze these factors in order to identify and eliminate the causes of accidents before they occur. Like the other TWI programs, it is a 4-step method, which can also easily be brought around in the form of a card.
The four steps of TWI Job Safety:
- Step 1: Identify the causes of the danger
- Step 2: Decide on countermeasures
- Step 3: Take countermeasures
- Step 4: Investigate results
Your supervisors will learn how to identify each step on the way to finding the source of a possible accident and make sure it will never happen (again).