TAPPI/PPSA Safety Management Leadership Course

Bringing the best practices in safety to the paper and packaging industry at the safety management level.

In this course, a special focus will be placed on leadership training, including incorporating a safe environment into workforce training and work expectations.

A range of key safety topics are covered by the course including:

  • Safety Fundamentals / Modern Safety Management Principles
  • OSHA Recordkeeping and Medical Management
  • Incident Investigation
  • Safe Behavior and Choices
  • Safety Culture
  • Measuring Safety Performance
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Safety Walkthroughs, Observations and Messaging
  • Managing Change Safely
  • Effective Safety Communication

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Course Hours are from 8am - 5pm each day

Learning Outcomes:

After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the attributes of good safety leaders and will understand how a good safety leader communicates through meetings and written communication
  • Demonstrate how to influence continual improvements towards a strong safety culture
  • Recognize behavioral concepts that lead to safe/unsafe actions
  • Analyze leading and lagging safety indicators to measure performance


"Participants in the course will be able to understand the fundamentals of safety and safety management principles including: recordkeeping, incident investigation, safety culture, managing change safely, understanding safety behavior, risk management, and measuring performance," notes Matthew Kanneberg, RockTenn, Course Chair.

The course is designed for anyone that takes on a leadership role in safety including:

  • Human Resources
  • Training
  • Safety Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Plant Managers
  • Project Leaders
  • Frontline Supervisors
  • Safety Committee Participants.

COURSE LEVEL: Introductory to Intermediate

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