Surprise--You are the New Plant Safety Person! Now What?

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Surprise--You are the New Plant Safety Person! Now What?

Advice to Hit the Ground Running

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Surprise--You are the New Plant Safety Person! Now What? Advice to Hit the Ground Running: @AnteaGroup
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 9:45am


Much to your surprise, you have suddenly become the new plant safety person. And on top of that, you have little or no background in safety! Unfortunately with downsizing/right-sizing and budget cuts, this kind of move has become increasingly common at the plant level, despite the importance of EHS to the operation.

Instead of thinking you were in the wrong place at the right time, think of this as an opportunity—as actually being in the right place at the right time. Rather than feeling overwhelmed with your new job title and associated tasks, you can start working your way towards becoming a well-informed, knowledgeable safety person by following some simple steps.

This is the first of a series of blog posts that will set out a simple road map to assist you in becoming the knowledgeable and informed safety person that the plant has needed for a long time! Each piece will highlight important requirements with which you should become acquainted. (And even if you are already a seasoned safety person, you may pick up on some things that you have forgotten!)

Read the introductory post on the Antea Group blog.


About Antea Group
Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, we serve clients ranging from global energy companies and manufacturers to national governments and local municipalities. Learn more at