Safe + Sound Topic – Stop Work Obligation

Safe + Sound Topic – Stop Work Obligation

TIME-OUT FOR SAFETY

Stop-Work Authority

STOP-WORK RESPONSIBILITY

Every employee has the responsibility and authority to stop
work immediately without fear of reprisal

EXPECTATION

Any employee who reasonably believes that an activity or condition is unsafe is expected to:

  • Stop or refuse work without fear of reprisal by management or coworkers
  • And is entitled to have the safety concern addressed prior to participating in the work.

RESOLUTION

If an employee or supervisor has a stop work issue that has not been resolved through established channels

  • Immediately contact the safety manager, upper management or employee representative
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