The group has been chaired by Eldon Sprague. Since Eldon has now retired, he has asked to step down from the chair position.
Rocky Dowell has agreed to take over as chair and Eldon will work with him to insure a smooth transition. A special thanks to Eldon for all he has contributed to the success of this SIG.
The Safety SIG continues staying busy planning Safety training we can offer over the next several months to member companies. The team meets each month at a SIG member company changing each month with our next meeting being at
Aircraft Precision in Ithaca on December the 7th from 2 to 4. Each month we have a topic of discussion that becomes the focus of the meeting. Many times this is an opportunity for us all to learn something and gain knowledge about any topic related to Safety.
Supervisor’s Role in Safety & Health—December 14th
This program is designed for general industry first line supervision, safety and health committee members, and management personnel. Topics covered include employee safety and health training, accident investigation, hazard recognition, and self-inspection techniques. This program gives tips to supervision on methods to integrate health and safety into their daily duties and responsibilities.
Additional training over the next several months will cover :
-Creating a Positive Safety Culture
-Machine Guarding & Hazard Identification
These will be presented by Brian Kellogg our alliance partner.
Our plan is to survey member companies and define whether these training topics are of interest or if other topics would be more helpful.
I hope all of the member companies are talking getting involved in our Safety Award program. It’s always a good thing if you can get your workforce to rally around Safety. The CMMA Safety Award process is a great way for management to fire up the troops and to demonstrate their commitment to Safety.
The next meeting date will be December 7th, hosted by Aircraft Precision.