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MSCI Free Safety Webinar: Engagement and Communication to Stay Safety Focused During COVID-19

  • August 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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COVID-19 is ongoing and spiking – what more can we do, what should we do based on what we’ve learned so far? Employees are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on their daily family lives, and physical distance and masks are a barrier on the job. How do we build relationships and motivate employees to stay focused on the company’s safety culture? How do we engage and communicate? How, with a reduced workforce where employees need to wear many hats and take on roles they are not regularly accustomed to, do we reduce workplace distraction and prevent an injury uptick? Shmuel Cohen, director of environmental health and safety for Steel Warehouse, will answer these questions and more as he discusses how to calm the perfect storm this pandemic has created.

Who Should Attend
This webinar is for operation managers and supervisors as well as office managers and company leadership. We will focus on strategies to improve communication intra-departmentally as well intra-organizationally.

Meet the Instructor
Shmuel Cohen is currently the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Steel Warehouse, and holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Health and Safety. Shmuel’s primary responsibilities and focus include safety, Environmental Compliance, risk/exposure management and Worker’s Compensation management. During his over 15 years associated with Steel Warehouse, he has served in various capacities within the company, primarily focused on either Human Resources, Personal Development and EHS, designing programs to promote and motivate employee safety awareness while reducing OSHA recordables and Worker’s Compensation foot print. Shmuel has worked to shift employee mindset from a “Have to” safety mentality to a “Want to” safety focus.

Shmuel has served in leadership positions on various councils and is a charter member of the MSCI Safety Council. He is an experienced instructor and speaker on behavior modification and safety development. For the Last 28 years, he has been a senior EMT & member of Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corp of New York City, the largest Volunteer ambulance company in the world, with a call volume greater than 911 of Chicago. In this capacity, Shmuel was a “first responder” to ground zero on the 9/11 attack on the United States of America. Most recently Shmuel has served as part of the NYC Covid Response Team, addressing hundreds of Covid Positive Patients. Mr. Cohen is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a double major in Business Administration and Biology. He achieved his Masters and Post Masters while studying in NYC at MTJ-YSI.   While in NYC, Mr. Cohen, met and married his wife of 26 years.