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    May Meeting

    Date: May 22, 2012, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Holiday Inn, Valley View- Roanoke

    Registration 11:30 a.m. | Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
    Program Immediately Following Lunch
    $20/Members and $25/Non Members
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     “Building an Effective Safety Culture”

    Presented by Frank Goodwin
    There are seven steps to building an effective safety culture: 
    1. Employee and Management Commitment – This is the single most important ingredient in the development of an effective safety culture.
    2. Policies and Procedures –A company must have relevant policies and procedures in place and available for employee review.
    3. Hazard Identification – All companies must maintain a record of all hazards pertinent to their company and make it available to employees. 
    4. Hazard Abatement- Companies must keep a record of all hazard abatement both completed and ongoing and make it available to employees.
    5. Training – Ongoing training is vital to building a safety culture that will help keep employees involved in the safety of all workers. 
    6. Record Keeping – This is the only way to satisfy regulatory agencies (OSHA) and justify safety implementation of programs. 
    7. Documentation and Proof of Life – This is a continuation of recordkeeping. Keeping records, journals, personnel files, all work towards proof that your safety program is active.
    This training topic directly aligns with the Safety and Security discipline for HR managers as well as Risk Management domain. HR Managers who are aware and align with operational managers to understand and implement these seven steps will be more likely to reduce the potential for work hazards and minimize the organization’s risk and liability.

    Mr. Goodwin has over 30 years’ experience serving as Corporate Safety Trainer/Consultant for private corporations. He is currently employed as the Safety Consultant for MidState Insurance as well as the OSHA Instructor for Virginia Technical Institute. Professional accomplishments include producing and developing the OSHA program offerings for Liberty University and Virginia Technical Institute. He completed formulation, development and patenting of a line of unique and environmentally responsible welding and industrial products for Goodwin & Associates, Inc. registered under the trademark of RapidCool. In addition, Mr. Goodwin wrote and edited over 51 OSHA Safety manuals, 20 interactive courses on CD and is the safety author and editor for . Mr. Goodwin offers over 40 training courses in miscellaneous safety topics to employers to manage and minimize risk. 

     This month's meeting is sponsored by:


    Common Wealth Alliance Providing the Roanoke Valley with Answers to Their Financial Questions and Financial Well Being


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