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Did You Know?

Metals Service Centers have 9.25x the injury rate of the petroleum refining industry.

(3.7 for Metals Service Centers v. 0.4 for Petroleum Refineries)

To help our member companies go beyond compliance and set the foundation for cultural change, MSCI and Optimum Safety Management are delivering a metals safety workshop series that will develop middle to upper managers and front-line supervisors as safety leaders.

On average, an injury costs $117,000 in direct and indirect costs.

At a 10% profit margin, that’s $1.7M in sales to pay for one injury.

Strengthen your company’s profitability with this affordable, online workshop series that brings best practices proven to transform organizations with multiple cultures and inexplicable injuries to one with consistent culture across divisions and world-class safety performance.

According to a study by Gint, Inc., turnover for disengaged employees is 12x higher than for engaged employees.

Through interactive, small-class-size workshops with Optimum safety professionals, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to effect lasting change in their organizations.

Comprehensive, Affordable AND LIVE ONLINE!

Facilitators will lead each workshop live online through a classroom complete with professional audio/visual equipment, whiteboard technology, and multi-screen viewing for a seamless experience. Though classes are priced separately, it is strongly suggested to begin with Fundamentals of Safety and register for workshops in the order below.

Have a team of 10 or more? Contact Monique Combs at mcombs@msci.org or (847) 485-3004 to discuss a custom program!

You must log into your MSCI account to Register.

Fundamentals of Safety

This course is designed as an introduction to the principles and practices of effective safety management for those new to a safety-related role or operations professional. Participants will gain an understanding in the following key subject areas: framework for safety management systems, supervisory soft skills for safety, regulatory requirements, industry-specific risks, roles and responsibilities. Participants will also walk away with basic knowledge of OSHA regulations and requirements.

Four, 4.5-Hour Online Sessions, $745 (all sessions are required to complete the class)

  • Session 1: January 19, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm CST
  • Session 2: January 21, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm CST
  • Session 3: January 26, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm CST
  • Session 4: January 28, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm CST

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Safety Leadership

Simply put, leadership sets the foundation to achieve a winning culture. Leaders in all capacities have the ability to help others succeed both personally and professionally. However, those leaders must first understand their role and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to lead cultural change. This workshop sets the foundation to recognize what a great safety culture looks like and understand their part in achieving “great”. It introduces supervisor, manager, department head or any other staff employee to roles and expectations as safety leaders.

One, 4.5-Hour Session, $395
March 3, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm CST

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High Impact Observations

A high impact observation is any conversation with an employee initiated by a supervisor or manager in which exposure is observed, feedback is provided, and a two-way conversation is held to strengthen the use of best practices. This workshop will help supervisors develop an ability to recognize safe behaviors and communicate insights to engage employees and build relationships, not simply instruct.

One, 4.5-Hour Session, $395
April 21, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Physical Hazard Identification

Area inspections may be standard procedures for supervisors, but how can inspections be leveraged to increase effectiveness? Science has taught us that by learning to analyze hazards as they interact with behaviors, safety leaders can turn routine inspections into opportunities for employee engagement. Changing the approach and process can change the output – leading to leverage for future impact. Leaders will learn how to leverage skills in Action Orientation as they apply to Physical Hazard Identification and exposure reduction.

One, 4.5-Hour Session, $395
June 9, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Job Safety Briefings

A Job Safety Briefing is a series of interactions that focus on the specific safety requirements, instruction and exposures associated with a work task. By building on knowledge and experience gained in High Impact Observations , safety leaders will develop skills to move from two-way coaching to leading a larger group. Utilizing a genuine approach, leaders learn to engage everyone in a conversation around safety as it relates to a specific task or subject.

One, 4.5-Hour Session, $395
July 28, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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Incident Investigation & Response

When an incident occurs, all employees watch to see how their leader responds. How a leader interacts with the affected employees and communicates to the team creates the atmosphere that impacts culture. When bad things happen, your credibility is on the line. Learn how to apply credibility skills to respond appropriately to incidents and conduct effective root cause analyses.

One, 4.5-Hour Session, $395
September 15, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm Central Time

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FAQs

Who should attend these workshops?

Any individual in a front-line supervisor or managerial position.

Will leadership skills learned be beneficial to other areas of operations?

Absolutely! The leadership and communication skills learned will also transfer to the leadership of other areas like productivity and quality.

Can I take the workshops out of order?

Yes, but it is not recommended. The workshop topics are designed to build upon each other. Attending out of order will not give maximum benefit.

Are the workshops recorded?

No. The live workshops use experiential learning with interaction between the student and the facilitator as well as with other students during breakouts.

How will participants receive workshop materials?

Each attendee will receive a unique link before the workshop allowing them to download the class materials.

Can multiple people attend a workshop on one Zoom link?

No, each attendee must have their own seat at a workstation with a camera, microphone and speakers.

What technology do I need to participate?

An internet connection (broadband wired or wireless 3G and above), a desktop or laptop computer, speakers, a microphone and a webcam. You can use your laptop’s speakers, microphone and camera or you can choose to dial in on your phone for listening and speaking.

What type of environment is necessary to attend the meeting?

Any office, conference room or home office that’s quiet and allows for free conversation without interruptions. Each student’s microphone should be able to stay on without being muted or having background noise pushed into the meeting environment.

What happens if I need to miss a workshop session?

You can attend the next available session of that workshop. Please contact Monique Combs at (847) 485-3004 to let her know as soon as possible.

How long does it take to complete the entire series of 6 workshops?

The series of 6 workshops begin in January 2021 and end in September 2021.

I’m considering an OSHA 30-Hour course for my supervisors. How does this series compare to the Fundamentals of Safety workshop?

The OSHA 30-Hour course contains a broad set of topics that will be wider than necessary for most workplaces. The Metal Safety Workshop Series are tightly targeted to the metals industry. They also include soft skills for the supervisor to understand their role in identifying exposures and mitigating the risks to both the employee and the employer. Optimum offers the OSHA courses if the 30-Hour card is required by a customer.

I’ve taken the OSHA 30-Hour course. Do I need to take the Fundamentals of Safety workshop?

If you completed the OSHA 30-Hour course within the last three years and have been using the knowledge gained with good retention, you do not need to take Fundamentals of Safety and can proceed to the first workshop, Safety Leadership.

I’ve taken the OSHA 10-Hour course. Do I need to take the Fundamentals of Safety workshop?

Yes. The OSHA 10-Hour course is designed for front-line workers, not supervisors. It is too light in content to provide an adequate soft skills and hazard identification foundation.