Management Education

Safety Leader 101

A course for supervising members assisting with safety and project management

Explore construction management


Program Overview

The Safety Leader 101 program provides supervisors and other managers of ABC of Wisconsin member companies with the building blocks needed to develop safety leaders. The program consists of six interactive modules taught by industry experts, providing tools to impact the safety culture of your company. The program runs six full-day sessions over six months.

Prerequisite – Valid completion certificate from OSHA 30 Hour Course

Safety Leader 101 Registration

Classes meet once per month at the ABC of Wisconsin Training Center.

Courses begin Nov. 12, 2019

Registration Deadline:
Oct. 22, 2019

Class Times:
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$1,400 for the first registrant from an ABC-member company
$1,200 for each additional registrant.

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.

Course Outline

Day 1

Day 1 – The Road to World-Class Safety

Participants will learn the importance of leadership commitment, cultural transformation and safety management processes in achieving a world-class safety culture. This is different from any other safety training. It goes beyond the “technical” side of safety and explores the emotional and behavioral components that take safety from one of many priorities to the core value upon which all decisions are based.

Day 2

Day 2 – Risk Analysis & Hazard Control

Participants will learn the responsibilities of a safety leader, including components of a safety program and regulatory requirements. It will also cover techniques for identifying hazards, evaluating controls and assessing risk. Participants will learn techniques to coach personnel to address safety problems.

Day 3

Day 3 – Inspections, Observations & Site Plan

This module will provide participants with the tools to conduct inspections, audits and observations. Methods to motivate employees will be reviewed, including recognition, discipline and safety incentive programs. Students will identify the elements of a safety plan to meet specific job conditions.

Day 4

Day 4 – Leading by Training

This module will prepare managers for developing and delivering effective training, which includes analyzing results. Participants will learn and demonstrate training techniques focused on adult learners. Best practices in scheduling and managing training records will be covered along with an overview of OSHA, MSHA and DOT training requirements.

Day 5

Day 5 – Conducting Effective Safety Meetings & Emergency Plans

This module will cover effectively meeting with employees about safety policies and procedures. Techniques for managing and delivering safety meetings will be practiced. Participants will be able to prepare a plan to deal with construction site emergencies and manage the news media. Crisis planning will be reviewed. Participants will build a custom plan.

Day 6

Day 6 – Successfully Managing Incidents

This module will cover the response to incidents and techniques for meaningful investigations. Students will review methods commonly used for conducting incident reviews as well as higher-level incident data examination for systematic analysis. This includes record keeping management and proper documentation of injuries and illnesses. Participants will learn procedures for managing workers’ compensation claims and strategies to lead those claims to successful resolution.

Safety Leader 101

Construction U courses are for ABC members only!

Learn more about membership in ABC of Wisconsin.