Nothing is more important to the UAW and FCA than the safety and well being of workers. And, so, no area receives higher priority than our health and safety training programs. Developed at the NTC by the National Joint Committee on Health and Safety, these programs include:
Training is delivered through Chrysler Group Learning Center in each facility. The stand-alone systems contain multimedia programs that workers can use on their own, testing their understanding of the material at the end of each segment. A UAW Health and Safety Trainer is on hand to schedule workers for time in the Learning Center and answer their questions. Additional health and safety training for the skilled trades is provided by UAW-Chrysler journeymen at our World Class Manufacturing Academy (WCMA) in Warren, Mich..
How do I sign up?
Talk to your Health and Safety Rep or Trainer if you feel you need training in a particular area.
Certification of Health and Safety Reps
A one-of-a-kind program developed by our Health and Safety Department and Ferris State University enables UAW and FCA Health and Safety Representatives to become certified health and safety specialists. The 240 hours of classwork cover a range of subjects, from specific health and safety issues to effective listening and preventing job burnout. Participants must pass proficiency exams to receive credit. Reps maintain their certification by taking an additional 24 hours of training annually.
Training the trainers UAW Health and Safety Trainers recently attended Learning Management System (LMS) training sponsored by the National Training Center’s Health and Safety Department.
LMS helps employees register for classes and track their education and training records. Click the picture for a larger version.
Plant Audits Now Unscheduled
To ensure consistent compliance with safety standards, the National Joint Committee on Health and Safety has authorized a joint team to conduct unannounced audits of plants and parts distribution centers. The audits assess facilities’ adherence to federal and state regulations, as well as Chrysler guidelines and UAW contractual language.
B.E.S.T. (Bringing Excellence to Safety Teams) is a process created by the company and the UAW in 1999 to make safety everyone’s responsibility – not just that of H&S Reps – and standardize safety procedures at all facilities.
To read more about how B.E.S.T. works, click here.
B.E.S.T. Web site Help Desk: