Management Education

Safety Leader 101

A course for supervising members assisting with safety and project management

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Program Overview

The Safety Leader 101 program provides ABC of Wisconsin member supervisors with building blocks needed to develop high-quality safety supervisors and managers into safety leaders. The program consists of six interactive modules taught by industry leaders, providing the tools to develop and implement safety programs at their company. The program runs a total of six days from February 21 to July 18, 2023.  

Prerequisite – Valid completion certificate from OSHA 30 Hour Course


Who Should Enroll:  This program is for anyone who supervises others while having responsibility for safety. This includes foremen, supervisors, and project managers. Company owners are welcome.
Registration Deadline: 
February 15, 2023
Location:  Consolidated Construction, 4300 N. Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54913
Class Times:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fees:  $1,400 for the first registrant from an ABC-member company; $1,200 for each additional registrant

Course Outline

Day 1 – Feb. 21, 2023

Day 1 – The Road to World-Class Safety – ABC of WI Safety Staff

Participants will understand the importance of leadership commitment, cultural transformation and the safety management processes in achieving a world-class safety culture. 

Day 2 – March 21, 2023

Day 2 – Risk Analysis & Hazard Control – Mark Miner

Participants will learn their role, responsibilities, and value as a safety leader, including the key components of a safety program and their relationship to regulatory requirements. This module will provide participants insight and techniques for assessing risk, identifying hazards, evaluating and selecting controls.

Day 3 – April 11, 2023

Day 3 – Inspections, Observations, Site Plans & Emergency Plans – Mark Miner

Participants will learn the elements required to develop a site-specific safety plan to meet specific job conditions. In addition, participants will learn the common components of site emergency action plan. Participants will gain experience to prepare, a plan to deal with construction site emergencies. This will include how to manage the flow of post incident information. Crisis planning will be reviewed, including the tools for building a custom plan.

Day 4 – May 16, 2023

Day 4 – Conducting Effective Safety Meetings – Mark Miner

This module covers meeting with employees about safety policies and procedures, the process of and the importance of daily pre-task analysis will be addressed. Techniques for managing and delivering safety meetings will be practiced. Participants will learn techniques to coach personnel to address safety problems.

Day 5 – June 20, 2023

Day 5 – Leading by Training – Mark Miner

This module will prepare managers to develop and deliver effective training, which includes assessing needs, developing objectives, preparing content and analyzing results. In addition, there will be an overview of the OSHA, MSHA and DOT training requirements. Participants will demonstrate training techniques focused on adult learners. Methods to support employee attitude and performance will be reviewed, including recognitions, discipline, and safety incentive programs.

Day 6 – July 18, 2023

Day 6 – Successfully Managing Incidents – Mark Miner

This module will cover response to incidents and techniques for meaningful investigations. Learners will review methods commonly used for conducting incident reviews as well as higher level incident data examination for systematic analysis. This includes recordkeeping management and proper documentation of injuries and illnesses for both regulatory and insurance needs. Participants will learn procedures for assisting in managing workers compensation claims and strategies to lead those claims to successful resolution.

Safety Leader 101

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