Next General Meeting Topic: Safety Orientations
Please join us for a panel of safety professionals who have utilized safety orientation training as a risk reduction tool in their respective workplaces. Safety orientations have been a proven way to set the standard in the workplace, bringing new employees up to the standards and culture of safety in any business. Statistics show that new employees continue to suffer high rates of injuries nationwide. This session will show any HR/Business/Safety manager how to utilize the safety orientation tool to greatly reduce that risk, laying out clear expectations, providing one-on-one mentoring, and supporting new employees until they acclimate to the new safety culture.
Chris Lawrence - Boise Cascade - Regional Safety Manager
With over 20 years in occupational safety and health, Chris Lawrence is a retired US Air Force Safety Profession who is the current Regional Safety Manager for Boise Cascade. Their New Hire orientation starts with a discussion on personal risk management and continues with a series of leadership discussions on what safety is at Boise Cascade Western Oregon Region. This includes integrity, reporting, soundness of mind, behavior expectations, and general safe practices.
Mike Niedermeyer - Timber Products - Medford Hardwoods
Mike Niedermeyer started working for Timber Products as a laborer on graveyard 40 years ago. He has worked his way up the management ladder to do many positions and have had many experiences in the lumber industry. His current focus is in the Safety world with Timber Products, Medford Plywood. Mike will discuss new hire Orientations for Timber Product Medford Hardwoods and how they train possible new hires and cover why this is important.
Richard Brinkman - Duro-Last Roofing - Plant Manager
Richard Brinkman started working for Duro-Last Roofing 20 years ago. He started as a production employee, within 5 years Richard was promoted to supervisor for Exceptional metal division. On June 2016, he was promoted to Plant Manager for Duro-last. His primary focus is safety by maintaining a safety conscious workforce and continues improvement projects that will reduce risk of injury. Richard will be discussing corporate policy and topics to discuss before, during, and after new employee orientation.