Safety committees are intended to provide employees a forum to participate in a company’s occupational health and safety program. If the committee has the proper charter and is empowered to make the necessary changes relative to occupational safety and health risks, everybody at the site will be safer.
Edward Ballo has established, chaired and participated in multiple safety committees. The most effective safety committees were the ones that were properly structured, met regularly, required input from all participants, chaired by a leader at the same level as the committee members, had a budget, had approval from the business leader and their staff and received assistance when obstacles got in the way of progress.
Additionally, Edward believes the best safety committee members are the employees that volunteer to be safety committee members. The right safety committee members are able to generate excitement within the workforce which motivates the employees to take part in the safety culture and become the change agents of safety.
For help with your safety committee effectiveness, contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting.