Workplace safety seminar May 15 in Casper

Wyoming energy and construction trade groups will host a worker safety seminar, “Building the Culture of Safety,” on Tuesday, May 15 at the Parkway Plaza in Casper, from 8:55 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50, with lunch provided.

Wyoming Workers' Incidence Rate in 2010 (injuries per 200,000 hours worked)

Wyoming Workers' Incidence Rate in 2010 (injuries per 200,000 hours worked)

The event is organized by the Wyoming Mining Association (WMA), Wyoming Contractors Association and Petroleum Association of Wyoming. Programs are directed at frontline managers from a wide cross-section of Wyoming industries.

“Safety is paramount in Wyoming industry, and we have a responsibility to address these issues head on to improve worker safety across the state,” said Marion Loomis, WMA executive director.

For more information and to register, contact the Wyoming Contractors Association at 307-632-0573 or the Wyoming Mining Association at 307-635-0331.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Chad Hymas

Who is responsible for workplace safety? Executives, supervisors, safety department staff, or you? Chad will discuss the critical importance of taking personal responsibility for safety.

Judge Gary Hartman

Policy Advisor to Governor Matt Mead

Tom Hethmon, Hethmon Associates

“The ABCs of Safety Culture” — Many companies are talking about safety culture these days which is good because we know much more today than we did just 10 years ago about what it is, how to measure it, how to improve it, and how it relates to organizational culture, safety leadership and systems. This presentation will summarize the current state of  knowledge and highlight practical steps to improve safety culture.

Bruce Watzman, National Mining Association

“NMA Safety Initiative” — In 2010 the National Mining Association established a task force to examine the challenges to achieve a goal of zero fatalities and a 50 percent reduction in the rate of injuries in U.S. mining within five years. The initiative involves development of a scalable, customizable, mining-specific safety and health management system to improve safety and health performance at mining operations.

Danielle Liles, DuPont Stop Training

“Why Behavior-Based Safety? The Business Case for Implementation” — A discussion on the business case for the implementation of Behavior-Based Safety Process and why it is important to the future of your organization.

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Published on May 2, 2012

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