Committees and Meetings
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Productive, functional safety committees have a clearly defined purpose and structure, including either direct or indirect participation by senior management, which help maintain a high level of safety program awareness and visibility. Safety committees have been responsible for the success and the failure of many safety programs. Safety committees should only be organized to deal with specific safety needs, such as sharing information throughout a department, a division, or a company in order to solve common safety problems. The safety meeting is a visible measure of an organization's commitment to their safety program. Informal safety meetings are often necessary in order to communicate policies and discuss safety events and activities with employees. To be successful, a safety and health committee should be involved in the actual planning of the safety and health program and should have a part in making the program operate.