Tag Archives: safety committee

Member Spotlight: Evergreen Metropolitan District

In September 2016, the CSD Pool’s Safety Consultant Adam Johnsen had the privilege of visiting the good folks at Evergreen Metropolitan District. We were so impressed with this district’s dedication to safety that we had to feature them in this issue’s Member Spotlight.

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Charting a Safer Future

No successful journey begins with someone blindly setting out without a plan, a goal, or proper gear. Even organizations, like special districts for example, need to have those things established before embarking on any kind of a quest.

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Member Spotlight: Pueblo West Metropolitan District

Pueblo West Metropolitan District has shown an exemplary commitment to the safety and wellbeing of their employees and visitors, which is why they’re our featured member spotlight. Utilizing a multi-pronged approach to address worker health, safety, and loss prevention topics, Pueblo West has demonstrated a commitment to constantly improve while instilling a culture of inclusion and buy-in from all district employees.

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Accident Prevention: What’s it Going to Take?

No one wants to see a coworker become seriously injured. Yet every year, millions of people suffer injuries on the job, ranging in severity from minor to life-threatening. We have the choice to be more proactive and safety-minded in the culture of our workplaces.

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Safety Committees The What and Why (Part 3 of 3) feat. Eagle River Water and Sanitation District

Safety committees can be highly effective channels for delivering safety information as well as encouraging feedback and suggestions from your entire workforce. But some of the most well-intentioned safety committees fall far short of management’s expectations–usually for one of several common reasons.

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Safety Committees: The What and the Why (Part 2 of 3)

The first step in making a safety committee work most effectively is making sure that it has the right members. As we noted in the last issue of The Risk Management Review, the most productive committees include participants from throughout the company or the specific jobsite, with members representing levels from hourly workers to upper management.

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District Feature: Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries see a total of nearly 1.9 million visitors pass through the doors of their six branches each year. With so many visitors, each of their 312 employees shares a responsibility to promote and maintain a safe, healthy environment for visitors and staff.

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Safety Committees: The What and Why

Some companies and managers view safety as a top-down concept. Management sets out the rules, and the workers are expected to follow without question. But without buy-in from the workers, those rules are likely to create dissension and lead to bigger problems – or prove to be inappropriate in real-world situations.

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Seven Steps for Better Communication Among Safety Professionals

On a jobsite, it’s pretty easy to tell where one craft begins and another ends. Each craft’s job has its boundaries, and one craftsperson isn’t likely to venture into another’s area of expertise. But what happens when the safety manager for the mechanical contractor notices that an electrician isn’t grounding a circuit correctly?

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Is Your District Taking Advantage of Our Group Purchase Programs?

It’s been nearly a year since the Pool began its Group Purchase Program. In that time, we have added five vendors, and members have taken tremendous advantage of them. Keep reading to find out about how your district can save some serious cash while improving safety.

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