WRSC Program - Building a Safety Culture
Creating a safer workplace.
Western Reserve Safety Council presents topics that help our members provide a safer environment for their employees while mitigating risk and reducing costs.
Western Reserve Safety Council
Topic: Building a Safety Culture
How Do You Establish a Safety Culture and Measure the Effectiveness?
Speaker: Kevin Whitaker, Ascent Safety Solutions
In todays' presentation you will learn:
- Why a safety culture is important
- How to take your safety temperature
- Defining your safety goals
- Safety incentives
- Measuring success
About the Speaker:
Kevin Whitaker is a versatile Safety Director with vast experience in creating safety programs and specializing in helping companies build a strong safety culture. In addition, Kevin conducts numerous training and inspections for employers in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and general industry settings. He is a results-oriented safety professional who drives safety values through a practical, motivational, hands-on and educational approach resulting in a reduction of lost time days.
Over the years Kevin has gained many certifications including his OSHA 500 and 501. He is an authorized trainer for the OSHA 10 and 30 hour in construction and general industry. Kevin is also an accredited trainer for industrial forklifts, aerial work platforms, skid steers, EPA lead renovation, hazardous materials, and CPR / First Aid. Kevin also has knowledge of the workers compensation system and the financial impact of an improved safety culture for employers.
In a recent training we received this feedback about Kevin,
Kevin did one of the better presentations on the creation of a safety culture that I have heard over my 32 years in the business of supervising and managing workers compensation. He was focused, succinct, upbeat, well spoken, friendly and approachable, open to questions and direct, as well as responsive in his answers, and engaging with a substantial size audience.
In collaboration with the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, WRSC is a collaborative effort of the Solon, Twinsburg, Hudson, Aurora, Beachwood and Chagrin Valley Chambers of Commerce. Established in 2014, The WRSC, is open to all area businesses, not-for-profits and government entities. The mission of the safety council is to provide a forum for the presentation of health and safety issues and exchange ideas and concepts for best practices in the workplace with an emphasis on regulatory compliance (e.g. OSHA, EPA rules and regulations, among others). WRSC serves Solon and surrounding communities.