Safety Committees: How To Build an Effective Program From the Ground Up
Safety committees, when designed and implemented the right way, are incredibly effective at helping companies reduce accidents, injuries, and fines. OSHA places a high value on safety committees, but doesn’t make them mandatory—however, several states do.
Whether or not you’re legally required to have one, a well-run safety committee can give you a peer-driven review of safe work habits, as well as additional insight into illness and accident investigations. When you enhance your employees’ safety IQ, they become fully invested in minimizing the risk of citations, fines, and workers’ comp awards.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the key elements of organizing and managing a safety committee to improve compliance and reduce safety-related costs.
You and your colleagues will learn:
- Why it’s smart to include a safety committee as part of your safety program
- The key benefits a safety committee brings to employers, and how to measure its impact with hard ROI numbers
- How to set the tone for your safety committee by laying the proper foundation and establishing its role in your safety culture
- Who should be included when recruiting for the safety committee - and why
- Safety committee meeting logistics
- How to keep your committee on task
- The key reasons some safety committees fail, and how to avoid these common landmines
This webinar will be recorded on Thursday, February 21, 2013
About your presenters:
Don Dressler of Don Dressler Consulting of Irvine, California has been working with safety recordkeeping for over 15 years as the head of an agricultural trade association's safety and loss control staff and since 2003 as a safety and human resources consultant and attorney.
Dressler focuses on safety, employment and human resources issues, accident investigations, OSHA compliance and workers' compensation. He serves as Risk and Safety Consultant to the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers, Group Safety Manager for the 3,500 members of the Attorneys and Accountants Association safety group sponsored by the American Association of Attorney/Certified Public Accountants and also legal advisor to the California Association of Agricultural Labor, an association of California farm labor contractors.
Gil Molina is CEO of the California Association of Agricultural Labor, one of the most active farm labor contractor associations in California. Molina is a former U.S. Department of Labor wage and hour investigator. His has expertise in dealing with compliance issues in agricultural employment matters. He is fluent in Spanish and frequently conducts safety and supervisory training, Cal-OSHA compliance training, and heat illness training for supervisors and employees.