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The new National Safety Council Supervisors’ Safety Development Program (SSDP) trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities. Supervisors will acquire the knowledge, leadership skills and methods to apply safety as part of their responsibilities and become your most effective safety leaders and advocates.
- New supervisors/managers unfamiliar with safety responsibilities
- Experienced supervisors/managers who want “refresher” safety training or need to develop specialized skills
SSDP is an easy and effective way to teach your supervisory staff to integrate safety and health training into their everyday operations. They’ll learn how to promote safety through education, recognize and control hazards, and get employees involved in safety issues.
MODULE 1: Safety Management An introduction to the advantages of effective safety management for the organization and for the supervisor. Participants will become familiar with key terms in the safety and health field and with elements of an effective safety management system. In addition, they will discover the role a supervisor plays in an effective safety management system.
MODULE 2: Communication This module demonstrates how essential effective communication is to the success of any safety and health program. It introduces a communication model to help supervisors identify and address problems and causes of miscommunication in the workplace. Participants will learn communication techniques to help them carry out their role and responsibility as a supervisor more effectively.
MODULE 3: Safety and Health Training This module is focused on the role effective safety and health training and job orientation training play in successful organizations. Participants are introduced to the characteristics of adult learners and effective methods for training this group. Supervisors will become familiar with their role and responsibility to ensure employees are trained properly to do their jobs safely.
MODULE 4: Employee Involvement Participants are introduced to employee involvement strategies that promote safety and health in the workplace. Strategies discussed include job safety analysis, job safety observation, safety contacts, safety inspections, safety and health committees, perception surveys, suggestion systems, and employee safety training. In addition, methods and techniques that help participants carry out their supervisor role and responsibility more effectively are presented.
MODULE 5: Safety and Health Inspections Participants will learn why formal and informal inspections of safety and health practices are crucial to continuous improvement. This module also provides information on conducting inspections that will help participants more effectively carry out their supervisor role and responsibility. Topics explored are what inspections should include, how they should be conducted, how often and by whom.
MODULE 6: Incident Investigation In this module, participants examine effective incident investigation techniques that a supervisor can use. Supervisors will learn how to conduct effective investigations and analyse reports to develop and complete corrective actions that help prevent future incidents.
MODULE 7: Industrial Hygiene Recognition of potential health and physical hazards in the workplace by supervisors is spotlighted in this module. Participants will learn key industrial hygiene terms and concepts as well as ways to control or eliminate hazards.