- AZASSP January Technical Meeting
January 7, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Mike Kleinpeter
Topic Title: The Right Way – Providing a common definition, setting expectations, and establishing roles and responsibilities for safety in your organization
Abstract: The responsibility for safety in any organization includes more than just safety personnel. Executive management, operations management, and the worker all have roles to play in establishing and maintaining a safe working environment. However, specific roles and responsibilities for each group has not always been understood, and they may not have ever been introduced. This means there may be employees in an organization who do not realize how vital their influence can be towards worker safety. Four groups comprise what can be called the company’s Safety Team. Each component has a specific role and responsibility for safety in their workplace, along with some common responsibilities shared within the Safety Team. It is important for each group of the Safety Team to understand their role and responsibility, as well as the impact they can have on safety. 1. Executive Management 2. Operations Management 3. Worker 4. Safety Personnel Each group must understand and embrace their roles and responsibilities, work synergistically, and consider themselves a safety leader, for the benefit of safety overall. The Right Way provides a common definition, sets expectations, and establishes roles and responsibilities for safety in your organization. Every organization has a moral, if not governmental, obligation to provide a safe and healthy work environment for its workers. The Right Way is a basic, simple foundational definition that can be used with any safety program or process to meet that obligation.
Learning Outcome #1 – Learn the importance of having a common safety language within your organization
Learning Outcome #2 – Establish an organizational expectation for safety that everyone can readily understand and follow
Learning Outcome #3 – Discover the role and responsibility for each component of your organization’s safety team, and the impact it has on safety overall
Current Position: Safety Director, Linbeck Group, which just won the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award, including the Grand Award as the best safety program in the country for 2020
Education: Master of Engineering, University of Alabama – Birmingham, Advanced Safety and Engineering Management
Certifications: Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP); Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP), Utility Safety & Ops Leadership Network (USOLN)
After a 4 ½ year career in the Army, Michael stumbled upon a safety job after being asked by a friend to join his construction company as a safety manager. Along the way that job became a career, then a passion. After finding joy and success in mentoring future safety leaders and discovering there was little safety education given to operations leaders, Michael created a safety philosophy that turned in to The Right Way, which teaches both safety and operations leaders their roles and responsibilities for safety. Currently a safety director for a general contractor Michael also speaks to organizations and at conferences on The Right Way.
Michael resides in the Dallas area with his wife and two sports-loving boys.
***THIS MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR AN IN-PERSON EVENT BUT MAY CHANGE DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS***
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Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North