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Safety and the Supervisor

Safety and the Supervisor Seminar

Are you hoping your supervisors and front-leaders will ‘get safety’?  What have you done to help prepare them?

This one of a kind seminar, developed and presented by Carl Potter, board certified safety professional (CSP) and certified management consultant (CMC) is designed to give supervisors and front-line leaders information they can put to work immediately to help them get the work done will holding their team members responsible for safe work performance.

About the Safety and the Supervisor Seminar

This full-day seminar is designed to provide supervisors, leaders, and professionals with an understanding of how leaders at any level can positively affect safety in the workplace.  It is also a good study for the experienced manager or those seeking to enter supervision.  The course is highly interactive and provides opportunities for participants to explore current company safety issues. 

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of successfully creating an environment of trust where everyone can take personal responsibility for safety
  • The responsibilities of "the person in charge" with regard to safety
  • To describe the challenges of providing a safe workplace and develop strategies to meet those challenges
  • How to share safety leadership to create a safe team
  • The importance of every player knowing their position
  • To motivate participants to lead their team to accept responsibility and create accountability for corporate safety goals
  • How to develop an action plan to create desired safe behavior

Typical attendees include:

  • Supervisors, crew leaders, foremen, anyone in charge of getting work done safely
  • Managers who want to help focus their teams on putting safety on the minds of their employees
  • Safety and Human Resource professionals

About the Author/Facilitator - Carl Potter, CSP, CMC, CSP 

Carl Potter works with organizations that want to put safety first in the minds of their employees, so that everyone can go home every day without injuries.

Carl knows safety, after working in the electric utility industry for over 17 years, he started Potter and Associates International in 1993. Through his presentations and consulting, he now spends his time bringing his frontline, hands-on experience of personal responsibility and safety to companies all over the country.

Carl is a certified safety professional, certified management consultant, and certified speaking professional.  He is the author of Who Is Responsible for Safety and several other books.  In addition, thousands of safety professionals around the world depend on Carl's safety e-zine, Safety Spot News.

As a pilot who flies his own plane, he brings different perspectives to workplace safety.  He is involved in a number of humanitarian efforts that involve safety and aviation including Angel Flight of Oklahoma, Mission Aviation Fellowship, and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary – a division of the US Homeland Security.

His unique background and frontline experience have made Carl Potter the go-to person when it comes to creating a safe work environment.

What do participants say about the seminar?

Carl Potter spoke to our Foreman's Conference, delivering his "Supervising for Safety" presentation. His remarks were right on target! His humorous, low-key style was well received by our employees. All but two of our feedback forms rated his presentation "Excellent." Those rated it "Very Good."

Safety Consultant, Xcel Energy

"I've heard nothing but good comments regarding your presentation. All are excited to have their supervisors and foremen attend the full day sessions in the Fall. Thanks again for your excellent presentation."

Senior Director-Westar Energy

"What distinguishes Carl from many competitors is his genuine concern for doing what is best for the customer..."

-Director of Core Learning, American Electric Power

"Our safety representatives, managers and supervisors received valuable information on creating an injury-free workplace with a target of "Zero" injuries."

– Safety Director, SemGroup

 "It is obvious from speaking with our employees following your presentation that they view you as a man of integrity with concern for the safety of the working man. As you know, it is not easy to impress utility employees. You have managed to do just that."

-Lead Safety Specialist, CLECO Corp.

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