We all think about the "what ifs" after an accident happens, especially if the accident could have been easily prevented. And that's where a safety committee can help.
An active safety committee is much more than another meeting commitment; it can be an integral part of your safety improvement program that – properly led and managed - can lead to accident prevention, reduced lost work days, lower workers' compensation costs, and cost savings in insurance premiums.
A well-run safety committee also can give you a peer-driven review of safe work habits, as well as additional insight into illness and accident investigations. It also can bring employees together in a cooperative effort for promoting safety and health in the workplace. Learning Objectives
In this audio conference, you will learn how to utilize a safety committee to help improve your organization and it's employees improve their illness and injury prevention efforts and keep the need for safe work habits at the forefront of everyone’s thinking!
By attending, you also will learn:
About Your Presenter
- Which states require safety committees
- How to get buy-in from all levels of your organization
- Important considerations for safety committees beyond mere activities
- The right way to gain senior management support
- How to best select members for the safety committee
- How to create safety committee policies and by-laws
- Tips for assigning roles and responsibilities
- Common issues that safety committees handle
- How to set goals and track progress
- What training committee members should receive
- How to conduct effective meetings!
Michael Lawrence is principal of Summit Safety Technologies in Long Beach, California. Lawrence is an accomplished safety manager with expertise in all areas of workplace safety, offering safety compliance solutions for organizations of all sizes.
He is a frequent speaker, and has extensive knowledge of safety regulations and safety management systems that have been key ingredients for assisting his clients in staying on top of safety compliance issues.
Lawrence is certified in Safety & Health Management Systems for Small Business and as a Performance Based Equipment Trainer (PBET). PHR / SPHR Credits!
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.