Case Studies

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DTE Hazard Recogition

 

Cummins

Cummins was looking for an opportunity to refresh and upgrade their hazard recognition capabilities.  After learning more about COVE and Visual Literacy, Cummins decided to train workers in one area of one of their facilities. They focused on the principles of Visual Literacy to help identify additional hazards. Employees were able to identify a substantial amount of hazards that have previously been missed.

 

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Owens Corning

Prior to integrating COVE principles into their existing safety training, Owen's Corning had an established HRC training and certification process that focused on how employees typically were injured. Although they had great success with this program, they wanted to embed Visual Literacy practices and concepts into its Hazard Recognition and Control 2.0 program. The training taught employees to look for the critical elements of risk in their operating environment, enhance their skills seeing and identifying hazards more thoroughly, analyze what they saw and make better informed decisions about appropriate action.

 

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Turner Lathrop

Turner Lathrop was looking to understand how Visual Literacy applies to the complexity of managing safety on a construction project. After training their project team in Visual Literacy concepts they decided to do a pilot project at the Imagination Station in Toledo, OH. COVE worked with the project team to designed training specifically for their subcontractors foremen. With significant worker turnover it was important to find an effective and consistent mechanism to deliver Visual Literacy training to the workers as they engaged with the project.

 

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DTE Energy

DTE’s primary training approach with Visual Literacy focused on training individuals who would serve as trainers, comprising both union leadership and management leadership teaching side by side. Leaders were trained on the tools and techniques of Visual Literacy. The content represented an integration of safety program elements such as hazard recognition and pre-job safety briefs. DTE and COVE worked together to provide training to the trainers at the Toledo Museum of Art, with content beginning with Visual Literacy and concluding with DTE safety program training. Trainers left with the ability to integrate Visual Literacy training with DTE safety program training and deploy on a scheduled basis across DTE operating units.

 

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