Is your safety committee stuck in the Jurassic era?
Watch our new video and learn ways to improve your safety committee meetings.
Can dinosaur workplace havoc be prevented?
Does your company's safety culture need a boost out of the Jurassic era? SAIF offers free guides, talking points, and topic resources for safety committees and tips to boost employee involvement.
It all started with a workplace injury.
It’s a little-known fact that we were first introduced to Jurassic Park because an employee on the job was attacked by a Velociraptor. This begs the question — if the park had a more engaged and effective safety committee, could they have avoided the disasters altogether?
What about the dinosaurs – what kind of hazards could their safety committee prevent?
We may never know for sure, but SAIF’s new video about a dinosaur safety committee offers a look at how things could’ve gone differently.
“Dino-mite safety committees and safety meetings can help support a roaring business,” says Jim Nusser, safety and health services adviser at SAIF.
What makes a strong safety committee?
All theories aside, did you know Oregon employers are required to have a safety committee or hold regular safety meetings?
- It’s a way to evaluate safety and health issues and find solutions
- Get employees and managers to work together to identify hazards and prevent injuries
- Promote the importance of safety and health
- Discuss injuries and close calls so actions can be taken to prevent future damage
“Employees and managers can come together to evaluate safety and health systems to help prevent injuries,” Nusser says.
Safety committee resources
SAIF has many helpful resources for any organization — from theme parks to small businesses — to develop safety committees and help workers and workplaces stay safe and healthy:
- Our online training (also available in Spanish) has what you need to know about safety committees and meetings, and how to get started.
- Just took over the safety role and not sure how to begin? This page provides links to safety resources to help you get started.
- Our safety committee resource guide assembles several useful tools to help safety committees run smoothly — and help prevent workplace injuries.
- We also offer 10 ways to energize your existing safety committee.
For more information, visit our safety committee resource page.