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Claire Beich

Claire Beich, CSP, CESCL

Owner, Ascend Consulting Environmental Health & Safety

Claire Beich is an Environmental Health & Safety professional and business owner. After getting a taste of safety in the U.S. Army, Beich was sought out to lead the safety program at her first job back home in Washington state.

Beich spent her time while working in both food manufacturing and transitioned to the roofing manufacturing industry earning her BA in Safety and Health, graduating Suma Cum Laude, and attaining the CSP designation. Her extensive experience with teambuilding and the growth of safety culture in a rocking environment in each of her industries will add to your ever filling toolbox.

Beich lives in Bellingham, Washington racing sailboats and scuba diving as often as possible.

  • 2021 Cal/OSHA Summit

    • Session 6—"Toolbox Talk"? How to Deliver an A-Plus Safety Training Experience

      October 14, 2021, 3:25 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

      Which do you suppose a worker will remember more clearly: the weeklong safety course he or she completed 6 months ago, or the 15-minute safety chat the foreman gave at the beginning of the shift addressing the specific job tasks the worker would do that day?

      If you guessed the 15-minute chat, you guessed correctly. These informal chats, also referred to as “toolbox talks” or “tailgate talks,” are worth conducting because of their immediacy and relevance, and they can also offer more bang for your safety training buck.

      Brief toolbox talks can be plugged into busy production schedules to relay new safety precautions or reinforce the safety message. When giving such a talk before a shift begins, for example, you can present the information yourself, but you also want to make sure trainees are involved.

      Learn how to conduct successful toolbox talks in this engaging session. You’ll also learn:

      • The “5 Ps” of safety training;
      • Why the “show and tell” method is perfect for knowledge retention;
      • Which key performance indicators are needed to ensure safety training is effective;
      • Other methods of providing safety training;
      • How to conduct informal training sessions that comply with social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19-related safety precautions;
      • The importance of documenting all training, including informal toolbox talks (i.e., with attendance sheets), if employers want it to count toward compliance with safety regulations, and
      • The legal concerns to be aware of when offering informal training.