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FREE HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION SEMINAR - "BEAT THE SOUTH FLORIDA HEAT"
Friday, August 12, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Coastal Construction in Cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Physicians Health Center and SPI Safety Present a FREE Heat Illness Prevention Seminar - "Beat the South Florida Heat"
WATER. REST. SHADE.
Heat illness can be deadly – but by making heat safety part of the job, employers and workers can work longer, feel stronger and stay healthy. This summer’s campaign includes a combination of media, education and enforcement efforts. Strategically targeting the most underserved populations of outdoor workers, the campaign addresses heat safety, prevention and workers’ rights.
We invite you to join us in our FREE Heat Illness Prevention Seminar by helping to reach workers and employers throughout South Florida with the resources you find at our seminar.
- Introduction by David Wessin, Corporate Safety Director, Coastal Construction Group
- Presentation by Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Fort Lauderdale Area OSHA Office
- Presentation by Dr. Susan Diaz, Physicians Health Center
- Presentation by Kathy Felsten, Safety Products, Inc.
- Information on Safety Stand-Down - "Beat the Florida Heat"
- Closing Comments
Refreshments Provided Courtesy of Physicians Health Center
Door Prizes Courtesy of SPI Safety
SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY
Please call David Wessin for any addtional questions (786) 566-1256
When & Where
Coastal Construction, OSHA, Physicians Health Center and SPI Safety
SAFETY STAND DOWN - BEAT THE FLORIDA HEAT
Monday, August 15, 2011 we are encouraging company’s throughout Florida to join us for "Beat the Florida Heat" Safety Stand-Down to raise awareness with all our employees about preventing heat related illnesses. For participants attending our Heat Illness Prevention Seminar in Miami on August 12, 2011, you will receive materials for conducting your safety stand-down free of charge. We encourage participants to discuss this event with your company management and plan on holding a safety stand-down with your organization for this day!
OSHA LINK TO GUIDE: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/osha_heattraining_guide_0411.pdf
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has a standard that requires employers to train employees to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions in the work environment. Consistent safety training on a regular basis is an effective way to raise awareness of safety hazards and prevent accidents and injuries. Stand down typically refers to a work stoppage, but in the case of safety training, a stand down is a time out of the work day for safety education.
Draft an agenda or structure for the stand down meeting. The agenda can include confirming all attendees have signed in, presenting the introduction and purpose for the stand down, reviewing the training on the topic, having the group check their work areas for safety hazards with a checklist, collecting safety information from the group, reviewing the information with the group, discussing solutions, assigning follow-up on safety solutions to be implemented, and closing the stand down meeting.
Review the safety topic and research it, find training information on it, and prepare training materials to present at the stand down meeting. OSHA has a wealth of training resources at www.osha.gov. Prepare handouts on the topic to give to employees after the meeting to reinforce the training and safety awareness.
Schedule the stand down meeting and confirm attendees. Let people know where and how long the meeting will be. Publish the agenda. Management and supervisors should be aware and supportive of safety training.
At the scheduled time, have attendees sign an attendance sheet that has the safety training topic, date of the training, and name of the trainer(s). Open the meeting by introducing the topic and stating the purpose(s) for the meeting. The purposes can include a demonstration on the company's commitment to safety, to identify and reduce unsafe workplace practices and conditions, and to increase safety awareness.
Review the topic with the group, then have the group review work areas to identify hazards on a checklist. Use the checklist(s) to discuss solutions and implement followup.
Give employees the handout(s) on the topic for reference after the meeting, and close the stand down with an overview of the training and what will happen next about the safety topic.
Thank you for making Florida a safer place to work for everyone!