Generate Solutions Using the IDEAS Tool
Training Video: Overview (9:45)
What is the IDEAS Intervention Planning Scorecard?
The IDEAS tool is the seven-step process at the heart of the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program. Through this tool, employees identify the root causes of work-related safety and health concerns, and design appropriate interventions.
The IDEAS tool requires collaboration between line-level employees and management. A facilitator is also required. The facilitator guides the process by organizing and documenting the group activities involved in each step.
Before using the tool, one or more health or safety concerns are identified through an assessment process
. This assessment helps your organization select priorities for health and safety intervention planning.
The first three steps of the tool typically involve a line-level Design Team, and the last four steps typically involve a Steering Committee of managers and decision-makers. Both the Design Team and Steering Committee can use the IDEAS tool in its entirety. Each step includes an accompanying worksheet and a quick reference guide.
IDEAS Tool: Steps to Intervention Planning
IDEAS Step By Step
Proceed to the Final Step