The Council is committed
to understanding the concerns of employers regarding worker safety,
insurance costs, regulatory and other issues that impact the workplace.
In 2008, the National Safety Council reported 4,303 unintentional,
on-the-job worker deaths, and the St. Joseph Safety and Health Council
is dedicated to assisting area employers decrease the chances of this
occurring in their facilities. We offer a variety of safety
training programs and events designed to assist employers in providing a
safer working environment for employees, as well as meet standards set
forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Occupational Safety Training
The Safety Council partners with
certified training specialists in the field of Occupational Safety and
Health to provide quality training on the subjects that you are most
concerned about within your company.
Some classes, specifically those
that comply with or address an OSHA training standard, are provided on a
regular basis by qualified instructors. These classes may
cover the following topics:
Confined Space Entry/Rescue
Conducting Safety Audits
General Industry Course
OSHA 10-hour Construction Course
Understanding that not all
companies need the same type or level of training, the Safety Council is
willing to coordinate courses
that fit your company's needs. To discuss available options,
please contact the office at (816) 233-3330 or email
Current Schedule of Courses
General Enrollment Form
On-line Enrollment Form
Industrial manufacturing companies,
construction companies and any other employer in northwest Missouri
responsible for complying with standards set forth by the Occupational Safety
and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 are encouraged to become members of the
St. Joseph Safety and Health Council. Click here for a current
Occupational Safety Members.
Members receive multiple benefits
by joining the Safety Council, including the following:
Substantial discounts on local OSHA training classes, workshops and
Free attendance at our Breakfast Speaker Series(limit two per
access to the Safety
Councilís DVD library of safety training videos
Subscription to Safety
Smart, Top Safety and Family Safety publications
National Safety Council
materials purchased at a discount price
Opportunities to network with other safety professionals
Any company or business concerned
with the safety and health of their employees may become a member of the
St. Joseph Safety and Health Council. To request an application please
call Jackie Spainhower at 816-233-3330 or applications may be filled out
or or a hardcopy
2013 Membership Fees
Membership dues are determined
based on the number of employees of each individual company. Below
is the fee structure for 2012 membership.
Number of Employees
Companies Outside Metro Area
Non-profit United Way Agencies
**For 2013 we have merged the
membership application for the Midland Empire Safety Association with
our Safety Council Membership, all at a cost savings to you. Be sure to
designated your MESA representative on your application.
Breakfast Speaker Series
St. Joseph Safety and Health Council has assisted businesses and
industries in Northwest Missouri with safety and health related issues
since 1935. The Council is committed to understanding the concerns of
employers regarding worker safety, insurance costs, regulatory and other
issues that impact our workplaces.
2013, the Safety Council is
the Breakfast Speaker Series in
coordination with the
Midland Empire Safety Association.
Breakfast program are intended for safety managers, human resource personnel, safety team
leaders, or anyone interested in learning about workplace safety issues,
and is an event where they can come share a light breakfast and learn about different safety topics
that impact our workplaces. Each session will have a speaker address
the featured topic and answer your questions, as well as provide time
for networking with your peers.
Breakfast Speaker Series occurs on the first
Thursday of the month in February, April, June, August, October and
December. All programs will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will
be held at the St. Joseph Safety & Health Council Office, United Way
Conference Room located at 118 S. 5th St. in St. Joseph, unless
The cost to attend is free for Safety Council Occupational Safety
Members (please limit two attendees per company) and MESA members.
Non-members will be charged $10 per person.
Please RSVP for each individual program by calling 816.233.3330 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, Noon, the week of the scheduled event.
Current Schedule of Speakers
Midland Empire Safety
MESA is a committee of the St.
Joseph Safety and Health Council, comprised of safety professionals
working in the St. Joseph area. Members convene on a regular basis
to discuss relevant safety issues within their facilities, and tours or programs are
often incorporated into the meetings as an opportunity for professional
Meetings take place on the third
Thursday of each month, (except during the summer months) beginning at
11:30 a.m., and are held at various locations around the St. Joseph
community. Click here for a list of upcoming
MESA's Mission Statement
To provide an opportunity for persons with responsibilities in
the area of safety and health to interact, share ideas for continuous
improvement, further educate and develop its members, and to promote the
awareness of safety in the community.
Membership Requirements for MESA
Membership in the association
requires meeting one of the following criteria:
those who have a degree, certificate or are currently enrolled in any
safety and/or health program, including: occupational safety, industrial
environmental safety, industrial fire prevention, risk management,
medicine, or a related field
professional whose work related duties involve environmental, health,
or workers compensation procedures
vendors of safety related equipment and supplies
2013 MESA Membership Fees
Company memberships for 2013 are included in your Safety Council
Annual membership dues for companies that are not members of the St.
Safety and Health Council are $50, with the organization
individual to be their representative.
you or your company would like to join MESA, please contact the Safety Council at 816-233-3330, or if you
know one of our
feel free to ask them about MESA.
The Safety Council maintains a current library of training videos that
are available to our members, free of charge for up to one week
(non-members are charged $25/week).
UPDATED TRAINING VIDEOS
Distracted Driving: Real Accidents, Real Stories
Driving Safely: Reason On The Road
Electrical Arc Flash Safety
Fall Factors: Understanding and Preventing Slips
Trips and Falls
Whatís Wrong With This? Forklift Refresher
Hazard Communication & The Global Harmonizing
Personal Protective Equipment: Real Accidents,
Real Stories (hearing, head and eye protection)
Training That Works!
Call us at 816-233-3330 or email
to reserve a video.