The RV Industry Association will host a members-only safety seminar geared towards employee safety in the workplace on April 17. The day-long event, Creating a Safer Workplace: A Leadership Perspective, will take place at 8am at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., and will provide a scope of workers’ safety in motorhome and travel trailer production facilities. A light breakfast of pastries and assorted drinks will begin at 7am.

The seminar will focus on ways to identify and solve safety issues by covering topics such as:

  • Safety Performance Impact
  • Safety Statistics for the Industry
  • Taking the First Step: Understanding Your Own Safety Data
  • Elements of a High Performing (and Safe) Organization
  • Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  • Corrective Action for Hazards: The Control Hierarchy
  • Myths and Beliefs about Safety
  • Safety and Quality: The Result of Effective Leadership

The RV Industry Association’s VP of Standards Bruce Hopkins says the topics of this seminar have excellent value for the industry and members who attend: “The RV industry is currently being harmed by the negative impact of lost time and recordable injury rates. It is appropriate that, as an industry, we do not simply coast on the excellent sales years we have enjoyed recently but recognize that we should be proactively addressing any and all threats to safety, including improving the safety of the work environment of those working in RV plants.”

The RV Industry Association welcomes Ted Schorn as the presenter for the event. Schorn is the Vice President of Quality and Technology with Enkei America, Inc., where he has worked for the past 29 years. He has authored numerous books and papers where he’s been able to share his expertise with others on workplace safety and leadership training. This isn’t the first time Ted has worked with the RV Industry Association team. In the early 2000's, he helped our trailer industry resolve wheel issues and he taught quality control measures in a series of workshops for our membership.

Hopkins stresses that seminar attendees will gain a clearer grasp of how safety performance is measured and analyzed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies. “This will allow them to set reasonable expectations for their plant managers, safety professionals and other support resources so that an effective feedback loop can be established between operating staff and management on this key business issue.”

Registration is now open through April 12 for this informative members-only event. Seating is limited, so be sure to register today!