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Safety Committee

Orientation

Environmental Energy Technologies Division


November 18, 2011
Why a Safety Committee?

• Encourage and heighten employee involvement in the


EETD safety program
• Enhance communications between employees and
management
• Opportunity to continuously improve safety within the
division
• Division safety culture
• OSHA requirement- Injury and Illness Prevention
Program

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Integrated Safety Management

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Safety Committee Mission Statement

Develop and promote a healthy and safe work


environment for all EETD employees,
subcontractors, and visitors. The Safety
Committee will monitor and continually
improve division safety performance in a
proactive manner

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Safety Committee Responsibilities
 Review division safety data, identify trends, and suggest
appropriate corrective actions
 Assist in the development and implementation of
effective health and safety programs
 Consult on any proposed changes in the safety and
health program
 Coordinate strategic planning of the safety program
 Act as a problem solving group
 Oversight of the Self Assessment program
 Annual review and update of the ISM Plan
 Encourage feedback and participation from employees

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Safety Committee Membership- Ex
Officio
• Committee Chair- Scientist appointed by the
Division Director
• Deputy Division Director Operations
• Deputy Division Director Research
• Division Safety Manager
• Division BET Coordinator
• EHS Division Liaison

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Safety Committee Membership-
Appointed
• Buildings and Urban Systems Dept. (2
representatives)
• Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts
Dept. (2 representatives)
• Energy and Distributed Resources Dept. (2
representatives)
• Division Administrative Staff Representative
• Other Optional: Division Director, Department
Heads, DOE-BSO, HR, EHS, EETD Employees

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Committee Format
• Appointed members serve a term of two years
• All members are expected to participate in
committee meetings and activities
• Estimated time commitment is 12-15 hours per
year
• Department representatives give perspective
from various EETD lab areas, work groups and
buildings

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Meeting Format
• Meet at least once every two months
• Committee Chair may call additional meetings
as needed
• Agenda sent out prior to meeting
• Meeting minutes:
– Attendance
– Action Items Status
– Distribute to all members, Division Director,
Department Heads, EETD website

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Effective Safety Committee
• Works together to promote safety both at work
and at home
• Mutual respect
• Collaborative and shared vision
• Open discussion
• Offers solutions to continuously improve safety
performance
• Sets clear performance expectations
• Generates employee involvement and support of
the safety program

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Applicable Documents

• EETD Integrated Safety Management (ISM)


Plan
• EETD Self Assessment Plan
• EETD Monthly Safety Performance Metrics
• Inspection reports
• Safety Alerts
• Near Hit/Lessons Learned Reports
• Employee Suggestions

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