GAWDA Safety Committee — Sample Safety Practices

Many safety-practice documents are readily available to members

Your GAWDA Safety Committee meets on a monthly basis via conference calls and face to face annually at the Spring Management Conference. One of the main goals of the committee is to help our membership to reduce accidents in the workplace and protect our customers.

Over the years the committee has published several items we call Sample Safety Practices which are items that the members can take and use as published, or modify to suit their particular company needs.

These are kept on the GAWDA website under the “Members Only Reference” section. Members must have an ID and password to view these documents. GAWDA Headquarters can easily set you up for this function, and provide instructions on how to locate the documents.

Here is what we have published so far:

  • Backing and Parking
  • Customer Safety at Member Sites
  • Cylinder Connections at Customer Sites
  • Cylinder Deliveries at Customer Sites with Stairs and Ramps
  • Delivery Survey
  • Driver Distractions
  • Load Securement
  • LPG Vendor Audit Checklist
  • New Employee Safety Orientation Checklist
  • Retail Security Premises Safety
  • Safe Cylinder Handling
  • Suggestions for Best Practices
  • Training Form Cover Letter
  • Training Record
  • Transport of Pressurized Liquid Containers in an Elevator

Two newly-published Sample Safety Practices are:

  • Guidelines for Leaking Cylinders at Customer Sites
  • Ergonomics in the Workplace

As you can see, the committee has been very busy putting items together to help our membership.
We are always looking for more items to work on and would appreciate any suggestions for future projects that you might have. Just pass along any suggestions to any of the GAWDA Safety Committee members or myself.

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Meet the Author
GAWDA’s DOT, Security, OSHA & EPA Consultant Michael Dodd is president of MLD Safety Associates in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Members can reach him at 573-718-2887 and