In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at the importance of employee engagement in the recycling industry,…
At Leadpoint, we’re proud to be a top recycling company consultant for vital areas including staffing and recruiting, safety training, operations and more. Not only will we ensure your projects are properly staffed with qualified employees, we can implement our high-performance workteam model using the Leadpoint 5/90, our five-step process over 90 days to get your MRF working at a higher level of efficiency.
One area of implementation we look to highlight to many of our clients: The formation and maintenance of a safety committee. A safety committee within your waste and recycling business is vital for everything from teamwork and basic safety to employee engagement and feelings of value. This two-part blog will dig into the basics of a safety committee, also sometimes called a safety team, their purposes and benefits, and some simple steps to establishing and maintaining a useful, quality safety committee in your workspace.
As the name suggests, a safety committee is in place to bring both workers and management together to promote safe, healthy work environments. Many companies choose to include members of several different departments in their safety committees, allowing for input from any important part of the operation.
Depending on the specific needs of the company, the safety committee may have several distinct functions. These can include:
Safety committees benefit several areas of your business, including the following:
If you’re forming a new safety committee, here are a few tips for setting the foundation:
Consider these tips for the recruiting safety committee members.
In part two of this blog, we’ll offer some more tips on establishing your committee. To learn more about the value of safety committees in the recycling industry, or for information on any of our MRF safety training or operations services, speak to the staff at Leadpoint today.