It's been a while since i've been on here, but i've got an idea that i'd like to get feedback on, in regards to building a cross functional team at our facility. Currently our facility has a safety team and a food safety/HACCP team that are independent of one another. I'm responsible for our food safety program, and many aspects of our quality system, such as internal audits, doc control, etc. I approached our Safety Manager about the possibility of building and/or combining the two teams together, to form one cross functional team. At the end of the day Safety and Food Safety are about identifying hazards, determining their risk levels, and controlling and/or eliminating them. Why can't this be accomplished simultaneously with one well trained team? Or maybe it already is at some campanies? I even took it a step further in regards to Quality. With the recent publication of the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard and it's emphasis on "risk", I thought we could incorporate a risk based Quality Plan as well. My thought was to build a team, train them to safety, quality, and food safety, and develop plans for all three, with the same risk based approach (identify hazards, risk level determination, control measures). I'd love to get feedback in the form of opinions, suggestions, etc. Is this something that could work? Has anyone done something similiar and have experience with it?
Thanks in advance,