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SAFETY SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Our clients' most requested safety seminars and safety workshops follow. Each one has participants actively engaged in the content. During the workshops, attendees build a program that is customized for their location. Each attendee leaves with an action plan to use when they return to work.

Our seminars and workshops provide value and are content rich with valuable information. We prove ROI to our clients. That is why they bring us back to help their safety program needs.  Click on one of the four topics to learn about each of the program's details.

  • Active Shooter Prevention and Response: Learn to Save Lives

    2 Hour Seminar

  • Building High Performance Safety Committees: Maximize Success & Results

    1 - 2 Day Workshop

  • Take Your Safety Program from Good to Great

    1 - 4 Hour Workshop

  • Business Skills Training

    2 - 8 Hour Workshop

Active Shooter Prevention and Response: Learn to Save Lives

2 Hour Seminar

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
We cannot stay in denial and assume active shooter stories on the news are about others. This seminar will prepare the audience to minimize workplace violence and minimize the impact if a violent person enters the workplace. Attendees will learn how to audit their site for risks and how to lessen vulnerabilities. Participants will then be given the opportunity to be involved in case studies to learn from real situations.

Lastly, we will dovetail into ‘stop the bleed’ where attendees will practice how to use advanced techniques to save lives.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

(both quotes are credited to Benjamin Franklin)

Building High Performance Safety Committees:
Maximize Success & Results

2 Hour Seminar

Time is money.

Learn to deliver better results in a shorter time with less stress and more support for safety committees. Safety Committees can be a profit center if they are established and managed properly. All attendees develop skills that can be transferred to many aspects of their lives.

Fourteen states require/ recommend safety committees, so participants have a responsibility to deliver success and results in a timely manner.

A safety committee is a key element to achieving continuous improvement in a safety process. The purpose of a safety committee is to regularly bring workers and management together in a non-adversarial, cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. A safety committee assists the employer and makes recommendations for change regarding occupational safety and health issues. The committee's primary focus is to detect and correct workplace hazards.

Benefits of Workplace Safety Committees

The benefits of having an effective safety committee include a reduction in the number of workplace injuries and illnesses, a reduction in the hidden costs associated with workplace injuries and illnesses, and an increase in employee safety awareness in the workplace.

Safety committee costs will be directly offset by the effectiveness of the committee in reducing workplace injuries and illnesses. Hidden costs associated with workplace injuries can run 5 to 10 times the actual cost of a workers' compensation claim.

Hidden costs include:

  • Production delays.
  • Time lost by workers and supervisors attending to an accident victim.
  • Clean-up and start-up of interrupted operations.
  • Costs related to conducting an accident investigation.
  • Time spent retraining others to replace injured workers.
  • Possible reduced worker morale and lower efficiency.
  • Impact on employee, employee's family and personal life.

Five-Step Action Plan

  1. Establish the Foundation
  2. Recruit Safety Committee Members
  3. Form a Safety Committee
  4. Conduct Safety Committee Meetings
  5. Perform Follow-Up Activities

Some deliverables:

  • Safety committee goals, purposes and objectives.
  • Setting priorities based on risk, exposure and costs.
  • Effective safety committees that get results: tools and techniques.
  • Projected completion dates for tasks.
  • Management’s commitment support and involvement.
  • Communication channels, reporting systems.
  • Initial and on-going training needs and schedules.
  • A tracking system to determine progress.
  • Safety committee record keeping system.
  • Follow-up activities.
  • Others to be added by the client

Documents/checklists delivered:

  • How to conduct a workplace safety committee meeting.
  • Company policy statement.
  • Safety committee function with objectives and duties.
  • Workplace safety committee member duties.
  • Meeting agenda guide.
  • Meeting guidelines/protocol.
  • Safety Committee records of minutes.
  • Safety committee training documentation.
  • Workplace inspection checklist

Current costs of a safety committee:

6-7 employees meet for 2-3 hours. Given an average salary of $20 hour, each meeting costs $420. If the group meets monthly, the annual cost is $5,040 for meeting time only. This does not factor in the costs of ineffective results.

Let me repeat this paragraph:
Safety committee costs will be directly offset by the effectiveness of the committee in reducing workplace injuries and illnesses. Hidden costs associated with workplace injuries can run 5 to 10 times the actual cost of a workers' compensation claim.

Hidden costs include:

  • Production delays.
  • Time lost by workers and supervisors attending to an accident victim.
  • Clean-up and start-up of interrupted operations.
  • Costs related to conducting an accident investigation.
  • Time spent retraining others to replace injured workers.
  • Possible reduced worker morale and lower efficiency.
  • Impact on employee, employee's family and personal life.

We will work with you in defining what YOU want out of the day, as well. My structure is a template and a starting point for discussion.

Building High Performance Safety Committees: Maximize Success & Results” provides participants with specific tips and techniques to improve meetings:

  • Six tips for more effective committees.
  • Ten duties of all safety committee members.
  • Four stages of team dynamics.
  • Five keys to agendas that deliver results quicker.
  • Three group process techniques for 100% participation.

Each of the 10 modules covers an essential competency that will make your safety team more effective and successful. Each workshop can stand-alone or you can use all ten workshops together for maximum performance impact. The series is based on a well-researched and holistic model that identifies the competencies necessary for a group of people to work as a highly productive and cohesive team. Take advantage of this research to improve the performance of your safety teams!

  1. Committing to a Safety Team Approach
    This workshop will energize newly formed safety teams by helping members explore different team roles as well as four stages of team development. By learning through experiential exercises about behaviors that occur at each stage of team development, members will preempt resistance to the team approach.
  2. Communicating Effectively In Safety Teams
    Improve all key communication skills within the context of achieving safety team goals. This workshop systematically presents core communication skills such as active listening, giving and receiving feedback constructively, and reacting to others' ideas.
  3. Resolving Safety Team Conflicts
    This workshop focuses on resolving the types of conflicts that commonly occur in safety teams. Participants determine their natural conflict management styles through the use of the Conflict Style Inventory. They learn techniques for assessing conflict situation and applying the most appropriate conflict management style for each situation.
  4. Creating a Shared Safety Team Purpose
    The ideal starting point for creating a fully functioning, high performing safety team, this workshop will help team members establish a mission that can be used to guide the formulation of goals and objectives. A series of skill building exercises will get everyone working toward the common goal.
  5. Planning for Safety Team Results*
    This workshop enables safety team members to set goals and objectives that are in direct support of the team's purpose. Team members will learn to compose goals that are supported by specific measurable objectives.
  6. Making Safety Team Meetings Work*
    Meetings are the hub of team communication and decision-making. This workshop addresses why safety meetings should be called, how to prepare for them, and most importantly, how to conduct them effectively.
  7. Evaluating Safety Team Performance
    This workshop provides safety team members with an analytical framework for thoroughly evaluating nine critical dimensions of Team effectiveness. Participants will gain a clear understanding of their team's strengths and weaknesses, and will develop a process for improving team performance.
  8. Making Safety Team Decisions by Consensus
    When working in safety teams, it is critical to make decisions that all team members agree with and support. In this workshop, team members learn four basic decision making approaches and identify why consensus decision-making is most beneficial in a team setting.
  9. Solving Safety Team Problems
    In order for safety teams to be successful, they must be able to solve everyday problems decisively and effectively. With this workshop, teams will learn to do so while working on an actual problem the team currently faces. By the end of the workshop participants will be ready to implement solutions.
  10. Utilizing Safety Team Members' Abilities
    This workshop provides a framework by which safety teams can identify individual team members' strengths and reorganize to more efficiently achieve team objectives. Teams complete this training by developing an action plan to implement improved utilization of team human resources. Uses DISC Inventory.

2-day workshop (all modules)
1-day workshop (“a la carte”- select modules--#5* and #6* required)

Take Your Safety Program from Good to Great

1 - 4 Hour Workshop

As Jim Collins states in his best selling book “Good to Great” ----“Good is the enemy of Great.” Isn’t that true with safety programs? When we feel we have developed and maintained a good safety program, we consider our task complete and work to keep it at that level. However, while crisscrossing the country to talk to various organizations, I have the distinct opportunity, and privilege, to find “best of class” segments almost everywhere. By compiling these lists, I feel confident in sharing with new audiences, how to “Take Your Safety Program from Good to Great.

Attendees identify which level of performance they are currently achieving in their organization. From this, they not only learn their current status but also hear what it would criteria is necessary to take them to the next level of achievement.

Attendees are given the following gap analysis measure:

OVERALL SCORE

GAP ANALYSIS

5

Outstanding program

4

Superior program

3

Basic program

2

Developmental program

1

No program or ineffective program

Where does YOUR organization stand? Are you seeking to make improvements, but don’t know where to start or what new ideas to implement. Call us and let us help you “Take Your Safety Program to the Next Level.”

Business Skills Training

4 Hours (typical)

Safety professionals have outstanding skills for their niche profession, but do they have business skills that enable them to be 'promotable' to higher levels of management?

Our value-added approach takes the fluff out of courses and provides solid content of solutions to implement immediately. Most half-day sessions have participants complete a personal assessment tool to establish their current skill level in the topic area (information is private). Then, areas for improvement are identified and opportunities for improvement are discussed. Finally, an action plan and schedule for deployment are built for each individual.

Our action-packed classes inspire attendees to apply their new skills immediately. Given the right tools and methods, your workforce will be happier and more productive.

Most workshops are designed for 15-20 people per session. The more popular half-day workshops include (select your topics for your customized workshop):

  • Change Management
  • Communication
    • Effective Communication
    • Meetings Management
    • Presentation Skills
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Diversity & Cultural Awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Generational Styles
  • Goal/Objective Setting
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Listening Effectiveness
  • Management Effectiveness
  • Management Styles
    • Managing Poor Performance
    • Giving and Receiving Feedback
    • Performance Management
    • Project Management
    • Interviewing/Selection
    • Personal Effectiveness
    • Delegation skills
  • Negotiation Style
    • Negotiation skills
    • Conflict Resolution
  • Networking and Relationships
  • Problem-Solving and Decision Making
  • Personal Stress and Well-Being
  • Teambuilding
  • Time Management

Optional take-home materials which reinforce the messages for each topic include:

  • Skill Builder Booklets
  • One-page Coach Handouts
  • Pocket Guides