Being handed the reins of an organization's safety program can feel daunting, and that can be the case whether it’s your first assignment or you’re a long-time EHS professional joining a new company or taking on a larger assignment. But if you have the determination to educate yourself, as well as others, you've overcome the first hurdle. Whether you're a newly promoted safety manager, an HR manager wearing multiple hats, or somebody taking on an expanded EHS role across multiple facilities, you’ll find success if you focus on making safety accessible (and fun!) to your co-workers. Safety professionals don't have to be feared, and safety meetings don't have to be boring—if you put in the effort.
- Provide an OSHA compliance blueprint to follow for those both new or old to safety management.
- Discuss successful initiatives and/or campaigns that assist in improving a safety culture.
- Describe how state bureaus of workers' compensation as well as federal agencies can be integral in strengthening an organization's safety program.
- Identify ways to make safety training fun and not just "another boring meeting.”
- Demonstrate why it's vital for supervisors and managers to share the same common goal when it comes to achieving buy-in from staff.