Course 701 - Effective Safety Committee Operations

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Course 701 - Effective OSH Committee Operations

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Modules: 8
Hours: 6
Sectors: General Industry

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Course 701 Effective OSH Committee Operations

Key Topics

  • Safety Committee Role
  • Safety Committee Purpose
  • Safety Committee Function
  • Safety Committee Start-up
  • Motivational Principles
  • Safety Committee Education
  • Training
  • Problem-Solving Techniques
  • Developing Recommendations
  • Hazard Identification, Analysis, and Controls
  • Managing Safety Committee Meetings

Target Audience

  • Committee Member
  • Committee Leader
  • Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Safety committees are not required in all 50 states, but they should be, as they can be extremely helpful in making sure an effective safety culture is developed and maintained. This course will introduce you to the various responsibilities a safety committee typically has in a company. If your company doesn't yet have a safety committee, let's get one going!

Safety Committees Mean Involvement

Involving your employees in an activity such as a safety committee that directly affects their safety and health is the right thing to do. Below are reasons why it's also the smart thing to do.

  • Rank and file workers are the persons most in contact with potential safety and health hazards. They have a vested interest in effective protection programs.
  • Recent experience has demonstrated that line workers and other rank and filers make highly valuable problem-solvers.
  • Group decisions have the advantage of the group's wider field of experience.
  • Research shows that employees are more likely to support and use programs in which they have had input.
  • Employees who are encouraged to offer their ideas and whose contributions are taken seriously are more satisfied and productive on the job.
  • You, the owner/manager, have a solid grasp of your overall operations. Line workers, on the other hand, probably have a more detailed knowledge of each operation and task at your worksite.
  • Employees who understand the hazards associated with workplace operations will realize that they have the most to gain from preventing or controlling exposure to those hazards. Knowledgeable and aware employees tend to be safe workers and also good sources of ideas for better hazard prevention and control.

Communications is the Key

The key to a successful safety management system is effective communication and the safety committee can help to make sure that happens. Consequently, in this course we are going to explore concepts and tools to help you start and grow an effective labor-management safety committee, assess and evaluate your current safety committee, and recommend changes to improve the effectiveness of your safety committee.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Role, Purpose, and Function
  2. Getting Started
  3. Motivating Involvement
  4. Education and Training
  5. Hazard Analysis Tools
  6. Problem Solving Techniques
  7. Effective Recommendations
  8. Effective meetings

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