Safety 1st is a workshop that was developed in 2004 by the Wage Safety Representatives and Wage Division Facilitators. The Safety First workshop foundational purpose is to create an atmosphere that would allow ideas and concerns about safety to be shared and addressed. Several hundred steelworkers have participated in this two day workshop which has proven to be tremendously successful. Many critical observations and improvements have been made such as: raising the standard on guarding, generating more accurate Safe Job Procedures, identifying fall hazards and much more. The workshop has a safety theme each month which gives the wage employee an opportunity to take a closer look at specific safety concerns, offer fresh observations and provide expert input.