Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mid State Safety Council Annual Workshop

Attended the Mid State Safety Council's Annual Workshop today in Mebane. Heard alot of good speakers discussing topics like Accident Investigation, Emergency Preparedness, Workmans Comp, and Safety Leadership.

David Leonard, from the Alamance County Fire Marshall's office spoke about Emergency Preparedness and stressed how companies must be aware of threats outside their fenceline. He gave an example of a train / vehicle collision that shut down part of Mebane for a few hours last year.

I particularly enjoyed Mel Harmon's (NC Industrial Commission) presentation on Safety For Supervisors. He is a very entertaining speaker and made some excellent points. One that stuck with me was the fact that managers / supervisors who think nothing of disciplinary action for folks missing work or not making production goals fail to discipline employees that break safety rules. He offers a four hour course, "Safety for Supervisors" that he will conduct at customer facilities. I hope to take this course soon. It appears to be a nice mix of leadership and safety training. These are two areas most of us could do better at.

For information on this course check out this link:

Safety for Supervisors

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