Friday, November 2, 2012

Safety Meeting Agenda

A strong safety committee is beneficial to any organization, its employers and its customers.  However, each committee meeting must be organized and efficient to truly see the benefits. Starting meetings on time and following an agenda is critical, according to Al Polito in a recent issue of DuraNews. He recommends the following agenda for a successful safety meeting:
  • Education: Discuss recent articles, summaries of classes or seminars attended by committee members, or any information that increases general awareness or stimulates interest in safety.
  • Old business: Discuss any unresolved items from the last meeting. Keep them on the agenda until resolution is reached.
  • Performance indicators: Review the company’s trends in workplace injuries, illness, safety problems, equipment problems and other known threats to health and safety.
  • Departmental reports: Discuss any safety issues, injuries, incidents or near-incidents that have come up since the last meeting. For each topic discussed, commit to completing an investigation as to what happened, why it happened and what can be done to address the situation.
  • New business: Members or guests may discuss ideas, complaints or other items that do not fit neatly into any of the agenda items previously discussed. 
An organized meeting leads to quicker and more efficient results. For more information, click here