Coweta Safety Alliance Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
3:00 – 5:00PM
Delta Credit Union's Community Room (1st floor lobby)
1825 Hwy 34 E. | Newnan
Join us as we learn about fire and property protection from Vicki Oliver, life safety consultant with MITEC. MITEC provides fire and property protection services to building owners and managers to ensure their buildings, and the people who live and work in them, are safe.
The Coweta Safety Alliance provides guidance and training to businesses in Coweta County. It is comprised of safety professionals who desire to share their collective knowledge to help local industry comply with OSHA regulation and ultimately keep the Coweta County workforce healthy and safe. The Safety Alliance believes that it takes the combined efforts of local companies and community resources to effectively promote safe work practices.
Formed under the auspices of the Chamber, the Coweta Safety Alliance exists to help make sure that local businesses are leading the way in keeping employees safe and preparing for natural disasters and unexpected emergencies.
The Coweta Safety Alliance meets monthly, usually at The Summit in Newnan. For more information, contact contact President Jeff Johnson at jjohnson@Kasonind.com or call the Newnan-Coweta Chamber at 770.253.2270.
At the March Coweta Safety Alliance meeting, we heard from Marc Beidermann of R.S. Hughes Co. and Jamison Alston, Senior Account Representative of 3M Personal Safety Division. The topic was preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. Special thanks to 3M for the high-quality safety glasses!
Drugs Don't Work director discusses solutions for workplace drug abuse
Did you know that a company is eligible for a 7.5% discount on Workmen’s Compensation premiums if they are state certified as a drug-free workplace? Chuck Wade, State Director of Drugs Don’t Work, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs discussed the steps to do just this during the Coweta Safety Alliance’s meeting on January 15th at the Delta Community Credit Union/Summit Urgent Care building in Newnan. Mr. Wade’s presentation included: An update of the current status of drug use, abuse and dealing in the workplace; a presentation of viable solutions to workplace drug abuse; and the steps necessary for a business to be state-certified Drug Free and receive the 7.5% discount on Workman’s Compensation premium.
Mr. Wade also introduced Dr. Gregg Raduka, Executive Director of Let’s Get Clear Georgia. Dr. Raduka presented information about upcoming legislation geared toward expanding legal use of medical marijuana and the absence of approval by established medical associations.
Twenty-seven safety industry professionals attended the meeting, which was led by Coweta Safety Alliance Chairman Jeff Johnson of Kason Industries. The training presented by Mr. Wade met the annual required training for Drugs Don’t Work administrators.
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