Conducting an Effective Safety Committee Meeting

Conducing an Effective Safety Committee Meeting

When hosting a safety committee meeting, the committee chairperson should call the group to order, assign a member to take minutes and proceed with business.

The conventional order of business for a safety committee meeting is as follows:

  1. Call to order
    • Attendance sign in
  2. Review previous meeting minutes
  3. Discuss any old or unfinished business
    • Review previously submitted recommendations
    • Update status on special assignments or any other pending old business
  4. Analyze recent accidents/incidents
    • Review of recent accidents/incidents to include near misses
    • Summarize trends, including frequency, departments, activities, etc.
    • Conduct and review root cause analysis
    • Follow or assign corrective actions
  5. Review safety inspections and recommendations 
    • Discuss and assign any corrective actions
  6. Safety education
    • Propose opportunities for new training topics
  7. Discuss new business
    • Review committee submitted safety suggestions and/or issues
    • Comment on new safety procedures, equipment, etc.
    • Invite a subject matter expert to speak on a specific concern, safety best practice, etc.
  8. Schedule the next committee meeting
    • Determine action items and assignments
  9. Adjournment

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