Fire Prevention & Protection, Firefighter Training, Firefighting

How Effective Is Your Safety Committee?

Issue 6 and Volume 169.

By Ryan Gallik Asking yourself “How effective is my safety committee” certainly doesn’t get your adrenaline rushing, and it definitely isn’t the most popular topic in the fire service. However, it’s a topic that must take priority to ensure that an organization is identifying, evaluating, prioritizing, and controlling risks that can potentially lead to bad outcomes. Most importantly, the employer and the members of the fire department should ensure that they are doing everything possible to see that everyone goes home at the end of their shift. While you read this article, expand your vision and see if your organization has issues lying in wait. Perhaps you can take it a step further and perform a risk assessment of your organization and then determine a strategic plan to mitigate those issues that could lead to an occupational injury, an illness, a disease, or even death. (1) St. Cloud (FL) Fire…

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