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Closer Look @ Proactive Safety Programs

  • Greater Cleveland Safety Council 5500 South Marginal Rd. Suite 150 Cleveland, Ohio 44103 (map)

Proactive safety means that employees take responsibility to act safely BEFORE anyone tells you to or whenever the situation demands safe behavior.  Practicing pro-active safety means practicing prevention and protection.  The best way to prevent something from happening is always to be on the lookout for hazards and act before they become accidents.  It takes both the employer and employees to make pro-active safety work.  When used together, prevention and protection give the best defense against accidents.

 All accidents result from incidents, but not all incidents result in accidents.  This class will review some programs that can correct an incident including:

·         Hazard Recognition – engaging employees to identify incidents before they become accidents.

·         Management of Change – Procedures to ensure that new equipment or changes in the

workplace identify potential hazards before the equipment or changes are implemented.

 This class will discuss some programs used by companies that have taken them to the next (higher) level of safety.  

 *Please note that this training class will be conducted at the Safety Council’s new location at 5500 South Marginal Road and East 55th Street, just off I-90/East Shoreway at the East 55th Street Exit.  

This class will count as a meeting credit for the BWC’s Safety Council Rebate Program.

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