I had the opportunity to introduce Safe 6® to crew members of the Washington Conservation Corps earlier this week in the middle of Gifford Pinchot National Forest. They were taking a hazardous materials training course of which I was one of the instructors. The discussion was framed around the value of Safe 6® when taking on a new task. Realizing that even with days of training, not everything can be covered, Safe 6® can help an employee leverage experience and get the job done without mishap. That’s how Safely Working is achieved!!
The Washington Conservation Corps is run by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Crew members are involved in trail maintenance, disaster response and a variety of other challenging and potentially dangerous pursuits. I met a lot of dedicated, hardworking people in the WCC during the class. I was very impressed.
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While we believe what The Safely Working Project is promoting is useful to all employers and safety professionals, our efforts are directed at those small businesses that can’t afford or don’t have a safety professional to facilitate workplace safety.
The Safely Working Project is an approach to workplace safety that is driven by employees and supervisors. This is fundamentally different from the traditional Safety Program where an EHS Professional manages workplace safety. So, instead of top down safety, Safely Working™ endeavors to succeed from the ground up. “We’re turning safety upside down.”