Got 5 minutes? Lets talk about Safety! Our theme this month is 'Back to School'...Life long learning never ends, whether it's in the formal classroom, or just reading up on a topic of interest. Autumn is a perfect time to get some structure back into your routine.
This issue features our No Fee-Self Directed Learning Centre..take a Mini or Full Module on Safety Accountability or Internal Responsibility System and don't forget to sign up for our scheduled workshops on Steps for Safety. Be sure to read Heather's article it is all about the importance of training; 'Safety is the Right Thing" and be sure to check out Heather's training schedule.
We held a successful and very well attended Annual General Meeting last week. It was our opportunity to report on our progress to date and to celebrate our milestones . We said farewell to Board members: Kathy MacNeil, Joan Jessome, Shelley James, Millie Colbourne, Denise Halloran, Randy Royal, Angela Croft and past Chair, Sandra Bauld. Words of thanks do not seem to be enough for the significant work that has been accomplished by this very dedicated team of volunteers. We welcomed 5 new members and the new Executive, who are dedicating themselves to guide this small, but mighty Association.
Kevin Kelloway PhD presented Leadership Qualities that Support Safety. His research has determined that true 'safety' leadership qualities are found when:
Safety is part of the everyday conversation
Safety is a top priority
Safety is a part of the everyday work plan
Leaders are responsive and are solution focused
Staff are recognized for good work; a simple 'thanks' goes a long way.
Lets adopt these important qualities and actions and make Safety a Habit! Only then, it will become part of your safety culture.
This newsletter is packed with training dates, tools, resources and newsy items. Something for everyone.