Cost Containment Certification requires one full year of documentation demonstrating the minimum requirements outlined in Steps 1-6 are in place and effective at your organization.
Now that you’ve established and started to implement a safety policy for step one, you’re ready to designate a safety coordinator or create a safety committee—or both—depending on your organization’s size.
Cost Containment Certification application requirements
When you’re ready to apply for certification, Step 2 will require you to provide documentation covering:
- Detailed Responsibilities of the Safety Coordinator or Safety Committee
- Meeting agendas and meeting minutes (if you have a Safety Committee).
- If applicable, provide proof of safety inspections such as a copy of a completed safety inspection checklist or job hazard analysis.
Additional Safety Coordinator and Safety Committee guidance
Safety Coordinator responsibility examples
Here are examples of the types of responsibilities a safety coordinator can take on:
Reviewing your organization’s safety policy and safety rules annually, and updating them as necessary.
- Helping your organization remain compliant with government standards concerning safety and health.
- Making recommendations to management on matters pertaining to safety.
- Conducting safety inspections
- Assisting with job hazard analyses (JHAs)
- Conducting accident investigations
- Your safety coordinator or safety committee responsibilities document clearly defines the tasks and objectives.
- If you have a safety committee, provide meeting agendas and meeting minutes.
A safety coordinator doesn’t necessarily have to perform all of these duties directly. They can delegate certain tasks — such as conducting employee safety training or performing accident investigations — to other supervisors or managers.
If the coordinator does delegate a task, however, they will need to check to make sure the information submitted is accurate and thorough.
Safety Coordinator Objectives
Safety committee tips
If you choose to create a safety committee, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- A safety committee is typically made up of members from a variety of departments and job roles and serves as a liaison between employees and management should a safety concern arise.
- At least one person on the committee should be in a position of authority — such as a supervisor — so that if a safety concern or hazard is identified, it can be addressed immediately
- One person should be clearly designated as chairperson for the safety committee.
- Safety committee meetings should take place at least quarterly and make effective use of the members’ time.
- Committee members should work with supervisors and senior management to help identify hazards and possible corrective actions.
Safety Committee Objectives
Safety committee meeting notes and agenda