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Supercharging Safety Committees: Proven Strategies to Develop a Powerful Ally for Your Safety Program - On-Demand

Supercharging Safety Committees: Proven Strategies to Develop a Powerful Ally for Your Safety Program - On-Demand

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Supercharging Safety Committees: Proven Strategies to Develop a Powerful Ally for Your Safety Program - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how a successful safety committee will improve your organization’s safety culture, increase employee engagement, and create a safer workplace for your employees.



An effective safety committee is a vital part of your company’s safety program and a key vehicle for increasing employee engagement, fostering open communication, and building a strong safety culture. The specific duties of a safety committee member can vary; however, there are some key strategies to follow when to ensure that your committee has the best chance of success.

A successful safety committee serves many purposes, including increasing awareness of responding to safety issues, promoting cooperation between employees and management, and fostering employee engagement. Because safety committees often represent many departments, they have a bird’s eye view of facility safety and serve as an approachable body for safety or health complaints and suggestions.

Many states already require some or all employers to conduct safety committee meetings. And, while some states don’t require formal safety committee meetings, they are considered an industry best practice for promoting and improving safety engagement.

Use this all-new, on-demand webinar with Abby Ferri, CSP, a senior safety consultant with Merjent, Inc., who will layout a framework for establishing and engaging your safety committee for long-term success. She’ll provide practical strategies and proven tips for developing a successful safety committee that advocates for safety, compliance, and financial success.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Communicate the advantages and benefits of forming a safety committee to achieve management buy-in
  • Identify the proper goals and objectives for an effective safety committee
  • Identify the factors that will make your safety committee most effective
  • Structure the common roles and responsibilities of safety committees to set your committee up for success
  • Assemble the appropriate representatives from various areas of the company to serve to ensure the safety committee is comprised of members with diverse points of view
  • Make the safety committee a safety program ally  
  • Identify and avoid the most common challenges and pitfalls of safety committees
  • Provide skills training to safety committee members 
  • Apply clear objectives to make your safety committee as effective as possible
  • Ensure that your safety committee takes an active role in your safety program
  • Develop measurable progress goals

About Your Presenter

Abby Ferri

Abby Ferri, CSP
Senior Safety Consultant 
Merjent, Inc.

Abby Ferri, CSP is a Senior Safety Consultant at Merjent, Inc, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She is responsible for risk management, safety policy development, safety and health training, and regulatory compliance for her clients in the construction, manufacturing, energy, beverage, hospitality, and retail industries throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to providing services for clients, Ferri is an Adjunct Instructor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology, President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence common interest group of the ASSP. You can learn more about Ferri and Merjent, Inc. at www.merjent.com.