February Technical Meeting – The 5C’s of Safety Education: How to Build Effective Communication & Knowledge in the Workplace

Posted: Jun 15, 2017

  • February Technical Meeting
    February 15, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Topic: The 5 C’s of Safety Education: How to Build Effective Communication and Knowledge in the Workplace

What does practically every workplace employee survey list as one of the top three needs? You guessed it, COMMUNICATION!  Regardless of the emails, toolbox talks, safety meetings, standups, shift meetings, daily meeting, weekly meetings, etc., employees still want more effective communications! So, how are you communicating safety, recognition, morale, metrics, new initiatives, productivity, quality, and the like?  This presentation, together with Marlin’s 100+ years of workplace safety communication provides you strategies to communicate safety and other topics in a way that is EASY, EFFICIENT, AND EFFECTIVE.

Learning Objectives

  • Acknowledge the statistics regarding employee engagement
  • Review the hidden costs of miscommunication, and how to avoid it
  • Recognize the 3 drivers and 5 tips for better employee engagement
  • Understand the latest research on how to maximize retention of safety and other information
  • Uncover ways to apply the latest research to maximize your safety communications
  • Unveil the 5 C’s of effective visual communications that you can immediately start applying


Guest Speaker: Michael Metarko, MS, PMP, SMC – Regional Project Manager for The Marlin Company

Mike Metarko is the Regional Manager of Eastern North Carolina for The Marlin Company, a workplace communications and safety company headquartered in Wallingford, CT. Since 1913, Marlin has led the way in visual communications for the workplace. As the only digital signage provider focused solely on the workplace, Marlin combines the spirit of innovation with the latest technology to ensure your communication strategy is as effective as possible. Marlin helps their clients be proactive with safety by providing eye-catching visual content that complies with OSHA, NSC, and other industry standard organizations.

Marlin serves over 8,000 clients across the US, Mexico, Canada, and 18 other countries. Clients include: Arclin, Acucote, AKG Americas, Balfour Beatty Rail, Cummins, Camfil, CertainTeed, Carolina Biological, Coatings & Adhesives, the cities of Durham, Raleigh and Wilmington; Domtar, Flanders Filters, Freudenberg, FreshPoint, GAF, Glen Raven, GE Industrial, Georgia Pacific, Gildan, GKN Driveline, Go Triangle, Honda, Hubbell, International Paper, ITW, Burlington Industries, Kennametal, LabCorp, Lenoir Memorial, Liggett Group, McLane, Merz, Multi-Packaging, Nucor Steel, NC DHHS, Northeast Foods, Pactiv, Patch Rubber, Prysmian, PowerSecure, Rexam, Republic National, Republic Services, Revlon, RR Donnelley, Ryerson, Sanderson Farms, STI Polymer, Tennessee Steel Haulers, Trinity Rail, USF Holland, Unilever, Unimin, Vidant, VonDrehle, Weyerhaeuser, Waste Management, and many others.

Mike has a BS in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University and an MS in Educational Leadership from Wilkes University. He attained his Project Management Professional certification in 2015 and his Scrum/Agile certification in 2017.

Mike has been a speaker for the NC Statewide Safety Conference which includes the Wilmington Health & Safety School. He is also involved in the Project Management Institute, NC PMI, The Raleigh Chamber, SHRM, VPPA, and Toastmasters International.


Executive Committee Meeting: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Technical Meeting: 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Q&A and Networking: 1:00PM – 1:30PM



Venue Phone: (919) 313-5300

Venue Website:

4600 Silicon Dr, Durham, North Carolina, 27703, United States