I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Three-Day Site Specific Setting Up a Joint Labor/Management Safety and Health Committee Training Program

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MillerCoors Brewery

IAM District Lodge 131 and IAM Local Lodge 2699

Albany, Georgia

February 27-29, 2012

This week I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T is providing classroom and hands-on training on a Three-Day Site Specific Setting Up a Joint Labor/Management Safety and Health Committee Training Program to the union and the management at the MillerCoors facility. This was a three-day program that emphasizes the importance of joint relationships.  

Participants learned how to set up their own effective Joint Labor and Management Committee by working together in small groups developing the necessary key elements and components for a proactive safety committee. Some of the key elements included organizational structure; identify committee roles and responsibilities and employee involvement.

Both the company and union drafted a joint mission statement and outline their joint commitments to safety and the employees of MillerCoors Brewery by; defining improved overall communications, identifying training and on-going training requirements for the committee and sub-committees through organizational and process techniques. At the completion of the program participants developed a written plan for the joint committee that includes operating procedures, roles and responsibilities, employee involvement, reporting and problem solving processes.  

Union Representatives: IAM Directing Business Representative Alan Williams and IAM Local Lodge President Tom Peters

Management Representatives: Plant Manager Tim Dill, Human Resource Manager Wenette Hughes and Safety Manager Pat Chastain

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Instructors: Michael Hinthorn and Teri McClendon

Class Participants: Eben Barnett, Shawn Bass, Gene Blalock, Ken Bragg, Michael Chapman, Pat Chastain, Rick Cimino, Michael Davis, Tim Dill, Wenette Hughes, Audria King, Mike Moore, Tom Peters, Dedric Perkins, Sonya Roberts, Mike Smith, Lisa Vanlerberghe, Mark Wilkerson, Alan Williams, Bill Young.