Pre & Post Seminars

Pre Conference Seminars

111 | Math Review for Certification Exams

Description

This is an intensive review of essential math skills. This workshop is specifically designed for those preparing for certification examinations (ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST) and needing a hands-on review of essential skill areas.

Learn to:
• Conversions - SI and English conversions of mass, length and time
• Dimensional analysis - multi-step conversions (e.g., converting miles per hour to feet per second, pounds to micrograms)
• Number manipulation - exponents, scientific notation, significant digits, answer accuracy and rounding and logarithms
• Shapes and formulae - area, circumference and volume of rectangles, triangles, circles, trapezoids, cubes and cylinders
• Graphing - two dimensional graphing of linear, exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions
• Algebra - laws and concepts, word problems
• Trigonometry - right angles, trigonometry functions and word problems
• Operation of a scientific calculator

Instructor(s)

C. David Langlois, CSP, Consultant, Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Michael Weigand, , Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

121 | Managing Safety and Health

Description

During this seminar safety professionals will analyze the best practices of global leaders in safety, health and environmental management. From the discussions and examples, they will explore methods to implement, manage and measure a successful global safety, health, and environmental program within their organization. This seminar covers the basic needs of managing safety and health with a global perspective.

Learn to:
• Deliver best safety and health management approaches
• Prevent and control losses
• Manage occupational and environmental health risk
• Measure performance of safety efforts
• Maintain program quality

Instructor(s)

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, President, Global Solutions, Inc.

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

131 | The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program Classroom Seminar

Description

The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program is a blended education program consisting of this three-day seminar, selected ASSE webinars, virtual symosia, and a final project. Upon completion of all elements of this program, you will receive a Certificate in Risk Assessment that is evidence of your competence in successfully applying occupational safety and health risk assessment principles.

Learning Objectives:
• Implement the steps of the risk assessment process
• Conduct a risk assessment leading to the identification and prioritization of your organization’s hazards and controls
• Influence management to support risk reduction plans and efforts
• Measure the effectiveness of the risk assessment process and outcomes to support your organization’s objectives

Content:

Hazard Identification
• Hazard Identification techniques
• Accumulation and review of data
• Selection of a risk assessment tool

Risk Analysis
• Basic steps of risk assessment
• Methods and data sources
• Creating and using a matrix
• Performing a baseline risk assessment

Risk Evaluation and Treatment
• Identify controls (hierarchy)
• Control selection⁄decision
• Identify mitigations for risk reduction
• Key metrics for the risk assessment process

Instructor(s)

Paul Esposito, CSP, CIH, President, STAR Consultants, Inc.

Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, Director, Health and Safety, GAI Consultants, Inc

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

231 | ASP Examination Preparation Workshop

Description

This workshop will prepare you for the BCSP's Associate Safety Professional Examination, which leads to the ASP designation. You will review more than 350 problems addressing all sections covered by the exam.

Learn to:
• Determine whether you are ready to attend the Associate Safety Professional Examination
• Obtain answers to questions about exam materials
• Identify areas where additional preparation is needed
• Become familiar with resources available to prepare for the exam
• Utilize information about certification requirements and scoring procedures in your test preparation
• Review content material utilizing a testing format

Instructor(s)

C. David Langlois, CSP, Consultant, Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Michael Weigand, , Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

232 | CSP Examination Preparation Workshop

Description

This workshop is designed to prepare individuals for the Certified Safety Professional Examination leading to certification as a CSP. The workshop consists of lectures, sample problems, and discussions on a variety of subjects essential to prepare the student for the exam.

Learn:
• Concepts of probability, statistics and basic sciences
• Engineering: safety and environmental, occupational health, fire protection
• Applied management principles, ergonomic analysis, risk management
• Workers' Compensation
• Legal/regulatory and issues in safety, health, environment and security

Instructor(s)

C. David Langlois, CSP, Consultant, Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Michael Weigand, , Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

233 | CHMM Examination Preparation Workshop

Description

This workshop is designed to prepare you for the examination leading to the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). You will cover the exam blueprint, and the study and testing techniques that will assist you in taking the exam. You will receive lectures, sample problems, and participate in discussions on those subjects most relevant to the exam blueprint.

Learn to:
• Recognize, identify and characterize hazards of materials
• Assess risks related to hazardous materials
• Mitigate and /or eliminate hazards of materials
• Manage impact of hazardous materials on human health
• Ensure regulatory compliance
• Manage hazardous materials

Instructor(s)

Rich Cartwright, CHMM, Business Development Manager, SPAN International Training LLC

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

234 | OHST Examination Preparation Workshop

Description

The primary goal of this workshop is to help professionals pass the OHST Exam.

Topics include:
• Overview of the OHST blueprint
• Study methods and exam strategies
• OHST Math problems
• Assessing Safety, Health, Environmental and Security Risk
• Hazard Control and Loss Prevention
• Verification and Continuous Improvement

Instructor(s)

Daniel J. Snyder, , M.Ed, Managing Partner, SPAN Safety Workshops, SPAN International Training LLC

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

235 | CHST Examination Preparation Workshop

Description

This seminar provides participants with a detailed review of material included on the Blueprint for the CHST Examination. Participants will complete a 200-question sample quiz as part of the workshop and will be provided additional quizzes to be reviewed when they return home.

Topics Include:
• Safety program management and administration
• An overview of safety management systems including ISO and ANSI standards
• Hazard Recognition, Evaluation and Control techniques
• Managing regulatory inspections
• Training and orientation means and methods
• Hazard communication including GHS
• Jobsite inspections and audits
• Job hazard analysis/pre-job planning
• Incident investigation
• Recordkeeping requirements

Instructor(s)

Steven P. Pereira, CSP, Consultant, Professional Safety Services

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

236 | Corporate Safety Management

Description

Corporate Safety Management provides a forum to share challenges, craft solutions, and implement the necessary skills to be successful in positioning safety in your organization. Attendees learn through role play situations and thought provoking exercises as opposed to instructional topic lectures.

Learn to:
• Design your safety management system to support business objectives
• Influence and obtain management support for your safety efforts
• Demonstrate business acumen and negotiation skills
• Achieve work habits necessary for more effective safety management
• Adjust safety efforts in response to corporate mergers, downsizing, rightsizing, and reorganizing
• Benchmark your organization’s safety and health system

Instructor(s)

Samuel Gualardo, , President, National Safety Consultants, Inc.

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

237 | Safety Management I

Description

Through examples, case studies and other resources, this seminar provides a foundation of fundamental elements and techniques for managing an effective safety system.

Learn to:
• Establish accountability for safety efforts
• Implement proven system elements and strategy
• Satisfy the moral, financial and legal responsibilities
• Develop policy statements and performance standards to assist the
management team fulfill its safety responsibilities
• Control Workers’ Compensation costs
• Reinforce safety behavior in your organization
• Create a budget for your safety efforts

Instructor(s)

Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, President, T-Jens & T-Jens, Inc.

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

238 | Advanced Safety Management Methods

Description

This three-day seminar contains the following education elements:

• Shifting focus from compliance-driven safety
• Human factors/human error including the work of Sidney Dekker and James Reason
• Cognitive bias
• Serious injury and fatality prevention
• Risk principles
• Prevention through Design
• Aligning OSH with business operations
• Emerging management methodology of great theorists – how the work of Peter Drucker and other management authorities can be applied to OSH

Instructor(s)

Skipper Kendrick, CSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

310 | Implementing a Safety and Health Management System

Description

In this seminar participants will examine different safety management systems to identify the most appropriate system for their organization. Particular emphasis will be placed on those systems that are applicable to global organizations.

Learn to:
• Analyze systems applicable to OSH
• Select the most appropriate system for an organization’s needs
• Implement a safety management system

Instructor(s)

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, President, Global Solutions, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

311 | Fatigue Management Workshop

Description

Research has indicated fatigue is 4X more likely to cause worker impairment than drugs or alcohol and that a fatigued employee is 3X more likely to cause a workplace incident. Yet this prevalent health and safety risk is still largely under-recognized by the majority of organizations. When fatigue is identified as a workplace hazard, many organizations are not aware of existing best practices and personal mitigation strategies available. This presentation is based on the belief that knowing the health and safety implications of fatigue impairment can create a work culture that works collaboratively to recognize and address the issue. It is designed to empower attendees by providing awareness of the issues and increasing their understandings of the best practices needed to address it. It will provide practical tools to allow attendees to apply best practice mitigation strategies to reduce their risks of fatigue related incidents.

Learn to:
• Recognize and understand the health and safety implications fatigue can have on a work environment
• Analyze operational requirements to assess fatigue risk factors within their own organization
• Develop specific controls needed to address the fatigue risks identified
• Identify and apply key organizational strategies, including worker engagement awareness training, to implement a comprehensive fatigue risk management strategy

Instructor(s)

Susan L. Sawatzky, CRSP, Director, In-Scope Solutions

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

312 | Training Supervisors to Become Safety Coaches

Description

You can turn supervisors, who are often an obstacle to safety, into safety coaches who can identify and modify the behaviors that cause accidents. The coaching skills taught will also help improve many other areas of worker performance and build supportive relationships between supervisors and workers.

Learn to:
• Train supervisors on coaching skills they can use to assist workers in becoming more safe and more productive
• Motivate supervisors to participate in safety efforts and make it an important part of their job description
• Focus safety efforts on a list of precautions that are within the power of supervisors and workers to control

Instructor(s)

Terry L. Mathis, , CEO, ProAct Safety, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

313 | Human Error and Safety

Description

“If we are to understand failure…we must first understand how we react to failure. If we always see failure as a function of human error, we fall in the trap of always trying to fix the human error.”
Sidney Dekker, The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error

Error is always present, is normal and is the cause of many losses. Understanding human error is vital to moving any safety program to the next level, but error cannot be removed. In this workshop, you will gain insight into the body of knowledge on human error. This is the first step to start building process and systems that are error tolerant.

Learn to:
• Define error types
• Recognize not only error types, but successfully diagnose and treat the problem
• Build stronger processes and procedures for mission success
• Create error-tolerant systems

Instructor(s)

Bob Edwards, , Human & Organizational Performance Coach, The HOP Coach-Founder

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

314 | Conducting a Due Diligence Assessment for Safety

Description

Due diligence as a comprehensive appraisal or investigation contributes significantly to your organization's informed decision making based on having greater knowledge of the costs, benefits and risks. For OSH specifically, it can greatly influence the outcome of the programs you implement in your organization and affect the strategic investments it makes, such as mergers and acquisitions. In this seminar, you will learn about due diligence as it relates to executing OSH and how this type of investigation can heighten your knowledge on how your efforts are furthering your organizations strategic plan.

Learn to:
• Define due diligence as it relates to OSH efforts and expectations
• Determine what OSH due diligence endeavors are most relevant for contributing to organizational and enterprise-wide objectives
• Develop information, data and policy documenting how resources and the organization are protected when executing OSH processes through enterprise risk management
• Present and report on OSH due diligence information for action and engagement of decision-makers

Instructor(s)

James Boretti, , President, Boretti, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

315 | Cognitive Bias in Safety: Controlling the Consequences

Description

Cognitive biases enter into decision-making by helping us cope with complex situations and limited information.  However, there are unintended negative consequences of the cognitive biases that factor into safety management. These beliefs can steer our thinking toward alignment with past similar experiences, often resulting in the underestimation of risks and the overestimation of the ability of our safety systems to manage hazards. Join us in this seminar to learn how to reset your thinking and mitigate the damaging effects of cognitive bias.

Learn to:
• Determine if cognitive biases are a risk factor in your workplace
• Shape safety perceptions within your organization
• Isolate the biases that enter into safety decision-making
• Mitigate losses through the application of more accurately perceived risks and hazards

Instructor(s)

Donald Martin, CSP, CIH, Senior Vice-President, Dekra Insight/BST

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

316 | Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) A - Z

Description

Last year, OSHA most frequently gave citations in manufacturing for violation of LOTO (29CFR1910.147). This standard regulates the servicing and maintenance of equipment in which the unexpected energization or startup of the equipment, or release of stored energy could cause an injury. In this seminar, you will learn the A to Z on compliance with this regulation through the development and implementation of a practical written LOTO program, LOTO training program (initial and refresher) as well as equipment-specifice LOTO procedures for equipment that does not meet the OSHA eight-point exclusion. You will also have a hands-on opportunity to test a wide range of LOTO devices.

Learn to:
• Cite the minimum performance requirements for the control of machines and equipment
• Develop and implement a LOTO program for your organization
• Provide LOTO training to employees
• Develop equipment specific LOTO procedures for tools that do not meet the OSHA eight-point exclusion

Instructor(s)

Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

321 | The ISO 45001 Certificate Program Classroom Seminar

Description

The ASSE ISO 45001 Certificate Program

ASSE introduces a certificate program that focuses on the effective implementation of the 45001 standard. The program will give safety professionals the guidance and opportunity to consistently manage effective safety programs worldwide.

Participants in the Certificate Program must complete all 28 hours (2.8 CEUs) within two years to receive the certificate. These CEUs are earned by completing:

• This ASSE blended learning seminar of an online pre-learning module. Once you have registered for this event, you will gain access to the e-learning module. Please complete this before coming to class!
• Two-day seminar (1.4 CEUs)
• 14 hours of electives (1.4 CEUs). Electives are earned by participating in ASSE webinars, virtual symposia, or classroom seminars.

In this interactive workshop-style seminar, you and your colleagues will learn to implement and assess the performance of the standard within your organization. During the course of the two days, you'll work through these four topic areas:

• Management Engagement
• The organizational responsibilities around OSH
• Promotion of risk-based thinking
• Assessing risk

Training with experts on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and your peers will thoroughly prepare you to adopt the ISO 45001 standard in your organization. Upon completion of the certificate program you will be able to:

• Navigate the ISO 45001 standard document
• Tell business leaders a compelling story on the importance of adopting the standard
• Create an actionable plan for adoption of the standard
• Assess the performance of your OHSMS, in relation to the ISO 45001 standard, and continuously improve your process


Note: It is expected that the standard will be out and approved by December of 2017. Attendees of this seminar will receive a copy of the latest available draft of the standard.

Instructor(s)

Victor Toy, CSP, CIH, Owner/Principal, Insyst OH&S

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

322 | Techniques for Hazard Recognition

Description

Every organization needs a variety of hazard recognition techniques (as many as 20 to 25 different techniques), to be reasonably assured that the majority of hazards are found. In this seminar, you will practice a variety of techniques including: job hazard analysis, the Final Safety Checks, pre job / pre task hazard identification, permitting, new equipment reviews, blue print reviews, prevention-through-design, and more.  The Multi-Layered Approach to Hazard Recognition and The Importance of Standards and Codes to Hazard Recognition is also discussed. 

Learn to:
• Use the multi-layered approach to hazard recognition
• Select the appropriate hazard recognition techniques for your organization
• Provide a variety of hazard recognition techniques to your workforce so that they can identify hazards before starting the job

Instructor(s)

David F. Coble, CSP, President, Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

323 | Prevention through Design

Description

The PtD seminar is a two-day interactive workshop that addresses the concept of reducing risk though the system of prevention through design. The workshop is built around the concepts included in the ANSI Z590.3 standard on this subject.

Learn to:
• Discuss the concept of Acceptable Risk vs. Zero Accident in design
• Intergrate Prevention through Design into traditional design reviews
• Conduct risk assessments to identify design issues
• Reduce the cost of retrofitting equipment and processes
• Reduce the maintenance cost of operations
• Communicate cost implications in design

The course will include a thorough explanation of the concepts within the PtD standard as well as practical exercises that can be used in future design reviews.

The examples, explanation of concepts and exercises in the course will be based on “real world” experiences; not theoretical concepts.

Instructor(s)

C. Gary Lopez, CSP, Director Loss Control Services, AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

324 | Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional

Description

The safety professional must be familiar with issues related to health and exposure stresses in the workplace. In this seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of industrial hygiene to better anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control health stress related to worker exposures. It is intended for the professional with little or no experience in industrial hygiene.  Hexavalent chromium, silica, and respiratory protection are covered in detail to keep pace with current regulatory activity.

Please bring a hand-held calculator with a logarithmic function to this seminar.

Learn to:
• Define industrial hygiene and regulatory and consensus standards applicable to workplace environmental concerns
• Apply basic toxicological principles as adverse effects on the human body
• Evaluate airborne exposures to chemicals and particulates through air sampling techniques and control these exposures with ventilation and respiratory protection
• Practice basic evaluation and control methods for physical stresses in the workplace including thermal stressors and noise
• Discuss biological hazards for certain occupational settings including assessment and control of indoor air quality issues
• Demonstrate skills learned through hands-on laboratory sessions on noise, air sampling, and ventilation assessment

Instructor(s)

Tony Watson, , Workplace Hygiene, Inc.

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

325 | Planning, Developing, Managing and Tracking the Organizational Performance of OSH Initiatives and Programs: A Mini Safety MBA

Description

You may not have had time to pursue an MBA, but you can get a sampling of the content of a graduate-level business program with a safety slant. In this seminar, you will learn strategy for planning, developing, managing and tracking the performance of your safety programs.

Learn to:
• View EHS from a business management perspective
• Use provided tools to prioritize EHS initiatives and align them to business objectives and risks
• Create good problem statements and SMART objectives
• Use provided tools to better plan and develop your EHS initiatives
• Use provided tools to evaluate the financial and non-financial aspects of your EHS initiatives
• Improve skills in presenting the business case for EHS initiatives
All software tools will be provided to participants for their future use

Instructor(s)

David E. Downs, , President, EHS Management Partners, Inc., Excelsior, MN; William L. Heim, Principal Consultant, Alli

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

326 | Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

Description

All incidents, injuries, illnesses and near-miss incidents should be investigated to determine the cause(s) so that appropriate corrective (remedial) action can be taken to prevent similar events. In addition, OSHA has requirements for investigating certain job-related injuries and illnesses. Under the OSHA 1910.119 Chemical Process Safety Management Standard, all incidents that did or could have resulted in the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals or catastrophic explosions must be investigated by a team within 48 hours. Learn to promptly conduct thorough investigations and identify root cause(s) of the event.

Topics include:
• Organizing an investigation team including duties and responsibilities
• Preservation and collection of evidence including photography
• Interviewing witnesses and gathering facts
• Identifying the three (3) levels of incident causation
• Analyzing performance and procedural problems
• Using a causal factors guide to identify all possible causes of the incident and subsequent corrective (remedial) action
• Drafting reports
• Establishing a system for tracking action items
• Documenting and handling unrelated but important information uncovered in the investigation

Instructor(s)

Steven P. Pereira, CSP, Consultant, Professional Safety Services

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

327 | Basic Electrical Safety/Arc Flash with Application of NFPA 70E (2015 Edition)

Description

This seminar will cover the updated 2015 edition of NFPA 70E electrical safety and arc flash requirements. You will Learn to: meet OSHA and NEC standards and implement an electrical hazard-control and management program for your organization. Learn to:

• Describe engineering design and management requirements and practices including application of the 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E electrical safety requirements
• Discuss the basic principles of electricity, including basic circuitry and electrical units
• Identify hazards of electricity to the human body, including shock and arc flash hazards
• Explain general requirements for electrical installations, wire design and protection, and hazardous locations emphasizing OSHA top 10 electrical violations
• Apply safety-related work practices for energized systems, including the assignment of arc rated clothing, shock protective equipment, and approach and flash boundaries utilizing IEEE 1584 arc flash calculations
• Implement training requirements for qualified persons
• Establish an electrical safety program and risk assessment methodology emphasizing the requirements of ANSI Z10 and ANSI Z244.1
• Demonstrate skills learned through hands-on laboratory sessions on basic principles, reverse polarity, risk assessment, and personnel protection assignment based on shock and arc flash potential.

Instructor(s)

Paul A. Zoubek, CSP, CIH, President, Zoubek Consulting, LLC

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

401 | Final Project Facilitation for The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program

Description

To receive the certificate for completion of the ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate program, you need to complete the three-day classroom seminar, 10 hours of selected electives and a final project.  While the final project can be completed on your own, this seminar will provide you with classroom assistance so that you can leave SeminarFest with the project done.  If available, please bring your company’s risk matrix, definitions, hazard definitions, or you may use the ones from class.   You will benefit by having a facilitator assist you with the final project steps and through interaction with other students, quality control your project.  With the final project completed, your next step will be to submit it to ASSE and complete the electives.

Learn to:
Complete your final project using the matrix and definitions; list of hazards and instructions provided in the three-day risk assessment seminar.

Instructor(s)

Paul Esposito, CSP, CIH, President, STAR Consultants, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

402 | International Standards and Legal Requirements for Safety Management

Description

This seminar will enable the safety professional to identify the regulations, standards and legislation that pertains to OSH in their country. The participants will be working with case studies to analyze the impact of the legal requirements in various regions of the world.

Learn to:
• Recognize roles of statutes, regulations and industry standards
• Identify and follow international legal requirements
• Identify international laws for OSH management
• Navigate legal requirements to mitigate risk

Instructor(s)

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, President, Global Solutions, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

403 | Safety Training Ninjas Workshop

Description

Dang, it is hard to be a top notch safety pro and still find time to deliver great training. Tired of compliance based lectures, and begging people to come and pay attention? Well stop working so hard and work smarter to become a Safety Training Ninja© who uses the tools like a master and slices through training challenges.

Learn to:
• Implement the different tools provided to make training easier and more exciting.
• Develop learning objectives that not only meet your company’s safety needs but that you can actually prove you achieved.
• Design and develop effective safety training that your audience wants to attend.
• Begin make compliance training actually interesting.

Instructor(s)

Regina McMichael, CSP, CET, President, The Learning Factory, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

404 | Re-Engineering Behavior-Based Safety

Description

If you implemented a Behavior-Based Safety process back when everyone else did, it may be time for some updates that could increase the results of your system. In the past two decades, more effective ways of implementing BBS have been discovered and innovative steps have been taken to bring these systems to new heights of engagement and performance. In this seminar, you will learn some alternatives to traditional BBS administration that can give your system the boost it needs for safety improvement. If you have not implemented BBS already, you will find out how to do so much more efficiently than was possible in the past.

Learn to:
• Decrease the use of internal resources without sacrificing effectiveness
• Develop better focus with your observation checklist
• Change your observation strategy to produce better results
• Make more intelligent analysis and use of observation data
• Communicate your process more effectively to produce employee engagement

Instructor(s)

Terry L. Mathis, , CEO, ProAct Safety, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

405 | Strategic Thinking for Excellence in Safety

Description

Strategic thinking is one of the most important characteristics of a leader. Organizations and business leaders are emphasizing the importance of strategic thinking as one of the top five desired skills for corporate leaders. This seminar will guide you in achieving greater consciousness to your thinking which sets the stage for being a more proactive, creative, and successful leader in your organization.

Learn to: • Increase strategic thinking skills
• Enhance organizational productivity and performance
• Use creative thinking techniques to increase your ability to approach challenges and opportunities in new ways
• Identify barriers to effective decision making
• Elevate decision making from tactical to strategic

Instructor(s)

Trish Ennis, , Senior Loss Control Consultant, Holmes Murphy

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

406 | Establishing Your Place in the C-Suite

Description

Your organization’s senior management looks to you for OSH leadership and will reward you with resources and their support for your efforts. In this seminar, you will learn what the senior management of your organization want to know about OSH and how to communicate this information with key management. Your knowledge of the organization’s business goals and senior management’s expectations of OSH will strengthen your bond with the C-Suite.

Learn to:
• Demonstrate a general understanding of business language and a foundation from which business decisions are made
• Identify the expectations of the C-Suite for the OSH process
• Develop, implement, and align OSH efforts driven by organizational objectives from the C-Suite
• Report on and present OSH data that gets the attention and involvement of decision-makers

Instructor(s)

James Boretti, , President, Boretti, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

407 | Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools

Description

Studies on human error clearly demonstrate that reducing human error to zero is not possible and that some organizations actually experience an increase in average error rates with traditional error reduction approaches. While you cannot reduce human error to zero, gaining a greater understanding of human error may provide you with the ability to bring the impact of the consequences down to zero. In this workshop, you will learn the results of the latest studies on human error performed by NASA and others and take away tools available to address human fallibility.

Learn to:
• Differentiate between active error and latent error
• Identify error precursors in your workplace
• Implement tools in your organization that are designed to aid your efforts in reducing the consequences of errors to zero

Instructor(s)

T. Shane Bush, , CPT, President, BushCo, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

408 | Confined Space Evaluation, Entry and Rescue

Description

In this seminar, you will learn how to evaluate spaces to determine if they are permit-required or not. You will also review the proper entry and rescue procedures into and from confined spaces. The following topics will be covered: development of a written program; training requirements for entry and rescue; air monitoring; ventilation; permits; recordkeeping; retrieval methods; contractor safety; and entry/non entry rescue procedures and equipment. The new OSHA regulation for confined space entry in construction that went into effect in fall of 2015 will also be reviewed in detail.

Learn to:
• Evaluate a space to determine if it is a confined space, and/or permit-required
• Develop confined space entry and rescue procedures
• Determine the appropriate training for your confined space entrants, attendants, entry supervisors and rescue team
• Evaluate the capability of your designated confined space rescue team to respond to your confined spaces emergencies

Instructor(s)

Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

Number Seminar Fri. 6/16 Sat. 6/17 Sun. 6/18 Mon. 6/19
111 Math Review for Certification Exams
121 Managing Safety and Health
131 The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program Classroom Seminar
231 ASP Examination Preparation Workshop
232 CSP Examination Preparation Workshop
233 CHMM Examination Preparation Workshop
234 OHST Examination Preparation Workshop
235 CHST Examination Preparation Workshop
236 Corporate Safety Management
237 Safety Management I
238 Advanced Safety Management Methods
310 Implementing a Safety and Health Management System
311 Fatigue Management Workshop
312 Training Supervisors to Become Safety Coaches
313 Human Error and Safety
314 Conducting a Due Diligence Assessment for Safety
315 Cognitive Bias in Safety: Controlling the Consequences
316 Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) A - Z
321 The ISO 45001 Certificate Program Classroom Seminar
322 Techniques for Hazard Recognition
323 Prevention through Design
324 Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional
325 Planning, Developing, Managing and Tracking the Organizational Performance of OSH Initiatives and Programs: A Mini Safety MBA
326 Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
327 Basic Electrical Safety/Arc Flash with Application of NFPA 70E (2015 Edition)
401 Final Project Facilitation for The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program
402 International Standards and Legal Requirements for Safety Management
403 Safety Training Ninjas Workshop
404 Re-Engineering Behavior-Based Safety
405 Strategic Thinking for Excellence in Safety
406 Establishing Your Place in the C-Suite
407 Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools
408 Confined Space Evaluation, Entry and Rescue

Post Conference Seminars

801 | Half Day Math Review for Certification Exams

Description

This is an intensive review of essential math skills. This workshop is specifically designed for those preparing for certification examinations (ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST) and needing a hands-on review of essential skill areas.

Learn to:
• Conversions - SI and English conversions of mass, length and time
• Dimensional analysis - multi-step conversions (e.g., converting miles per hour to feet per second, pounds to micrograms)
• Number manipulation - exponents, scientific notation, significant digits, answer accuracy and rounding and logarithms
• Shapes and formulae - area, circumference and volume of rectangles, triangles, circles, trapezoids, cubes and cylinders
• Graphing - two dimensional graphing of linear, exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions
• Algebra - laws and concepts, word problems
• Trigonometry - right angles, trigonometry functions and word problems
• Operation of a scientific calculator

Instructor(s)

C. David Langlois, CSP, Consultant, Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Michael Weigand, , Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Credit

0.5 Days/0.4 CEUs

811 | Manage Risk, Not Safety

Description

The field of safety and health is steadily evolving in a direction of managing the overall risk of an organization versus the traditional approaches of focusing on standards compliance and zero accident philosophies. This seminar presents the evolution, the new roles of the future safety professional, the new metrics that will be used in managing risk and how this new approach will enable safety professionals to more closely align with other managers within their organizations.

Learn to:
• Conduct risk assessments for planning purposes in your organization
• Develop annual business plans based on risk assessment findings
• Integrate risk concepts into metrics of both leading and lagging indicators
• Calculate dollar losses from potential risk scenarios into business planning

Instructor(s)

C. Gary Lopez, CSP, Director Loss Control Services, AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

812 | Risk Management for the Safety Professional

Description

Risk management is a critical a part of every organization’s management process and the principles of this discipline are valuable for the safety professional’s efforts. There are some important commonalities for risk management and safety and additional areas of focus in risk management including financial and operational tools that will help safety better align with organizational goals. This overview of risk management is designed to assist safety professionals learn the risk management process and better integrate the safety program with their organization’s risk management function.

Learn to:
• Prioritize your organization’s pre-loss and post-loss objectives
• Identify and analyze liability, property and net income exposures and their impact on your organization
• Describe the link between accident/loss experience and the cost of insurance, retention and risk transfer mechanisms.
• Apply the risk management process to tactical and strategic issues

Instructor(s)

Philip E. Goldsmith, ,

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

813 | Targeted Accident Prevention

Description

High-performance safety management requires focused and proactive attention to prominent risks in the workplace, beyond mere regulatory and prescriptive approaches. Standards such as OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z10, and ISO 31000/ANSI Z690, as well as injury and illness prevention standards all specify the need for programmed prioritization and correction of identified risks. This seminar will provide you with a flexible model for targeted risk reduction. You will take away an outline for planning and executing highly-focused intervention efforts.

Learn to:
• Interpret and prioritize the results of risk identification/assessment
• Identify applicable metrics to evaluate your assessment results
• Use risk-based control measure selection and planning
• Apply management principles to implement, guide, and monitor corrective and preventative measures in your organization

Instructor(s)

David Natalizia, , Practice Line Leader- Safety, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

814 | Systems Thinking: Avoid Creating Tommorrow's Problems with Today's "Solutions"

Description

Without systems thinking inspections and audits can reduce our understanding of risk. Accident investigations and traditional measures can decrease our recognition of factors that lead to injuries and illness. Well-intentioned efforts to improve individual parts of the system, such as inspections, investigations and measurement systems, taken separately usually fall short of expectations and often result in unintended consequences that create new problems. In this seminar, you will learn systems thinking which increases understanding of the interdependence of system parts to enhancing your ability to identify points of highest leverage.

Learn to:
• Identify your organization’s assumptions and mental models that significantly impact Its health and safety efforts
• Recognize the interdependence of system parts of health and safety systems
• Plan actions for improvement that focus on the whole system
• Develop strategies to build systems thinking and apply those practices to your management system

Instructor(s)

James C. Howe, CSP, President, Safety Solutions

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

815 | Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant

Description

This seminar offers hands-on training in basic business operations for those who would like to improve the effectiveness of their consultant practice or would like to make the transition from employee to independent practitioner.

Learn to:
• Establish or more effectively operate an independent consulting practice
• Discuss the most difficult challenges facing the independent consultant
• Create a business plan for optimum performance of the consulting practice
• Address financial issues and essential practice management
• Construct proposals, contracts and letters of agreement
• Develop marketing and sales strategies for professional services

Instructor(s)

Deborah R. Roy, MPH, CSP, COHN-S, Corporate Director, Health, Safety & Wellness, L. L. Bean

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

821 | Influential Leadership Skills

Description

This two-day seminar consists of the following topics:

• Communicating the value of safety to the organization
• Principles of leadership
• Leadership vision and strategic thinking
• Influencing line management
• Ethical decision making
• Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your current OSH model
• Select the best model for producing long-term safety performance success
• Your revised OSH management plan is accepted and recognized by your organization

Instructor(s)

Skipper Kendrick, CSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

822 | Safety Management II

Description

Review case studies to learn measurement techniques with recommendations for implementation. Take this seminar as a continuation of Safety Management l or for strengthening an existing safety management system. Bring a copy of your current safety policy and rules.

Learn to:
• Evaluate safety management system models for your organization
• Fulfill the expanded safety role and the expectation of your organization
• Implement strategic safety efforts that will impact the system
• Prepare for an effective perception survey
• Conduct an effective safety audit
• Analyze the ethics of safety-related matters

Instructor(s)

Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, President, T-Jens & T-Jens, Inc.

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

823 | Cultural Competency Strategies for Global Safety Success

Description

In today’s globally connected workplace, understanding the different cultures we come in contact with impacts our ability to lead, manage and work as well as influence the culture of our organizations relative to safety.  In this interactive workshop we will examine, through real world examples, how cultures get business done and how we can most effectively work with our international counterparts.  You will learn the spoken and unspoken rules of business in different parts of the world, how to create buy-in for corporate policies throughout your global operations and strategies for creating a highly functioning global team.

Learn to:
• Identify cultural norms (business, societal & personal) from various regions of the world
• Transact global business effectively with reduced misunderstanding and social faux paus to achieve intended results
• Transferring corporate culture, including expectations for safety, throughout your company’s global operations, using recognized strategies for adapting policies, practices, norms and behaviors to the customs and protocols at all its locations

Instructor(s)

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, President, Global Solutions, Inc.

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

831 | ASP Examination Prepartion Workshop

Description

This workshop will prepare you for the BCSP's Associate Safety Professional Examination, which leads to the ASP designation. You will review more than 350 problems addressing all sections covered by the exam.

Learn to:
• Determine whether you are ready to attend the Associate Safety Professional Examination
• Obtain answers to questions about exam materials
• Identify areas where additional preparation is needed
• Become familiar with resources available to prepare for the exam
• Utilize information about certification requirements and scoring procedures in your test preparation
• Review content material utilizing a testing format

Instructor(s)

C. David Langlois, CSP, Consultant, Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Michael Weigand, , Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

832 | CSP Examination Preparation Workshop

Description

This workshop is designed to prepare individuals for the Certified Safety Professional Examination leading to certification as a CSP. The workshop consists of lectures, sample problems, and discussions on a variety of subjects essential to prepare the student for the exam.

Learn:
• Concepts of probability, statistics and basic sciences
• Engineering: safety and environmental, occupational health, fire protection
• Applied management principles, ergonomic analysis, risk management
• Workers' Compensation
• Legal/regulatory and issues in safety, health, environment and security

Instructor(s)

C. David Langlois, CSP, Consultant, Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Michael Weigand, , Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc.

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

833 | The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program Classroom Seminar

Description

The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program is a blended education program consisting of this three-day seminar, selected ASSE webinars, virtual symosia, and a final project. Upon completion of all elements of this program, you will receive a Certificate in Risk Assessment that is evidence of your competence in successfully applying occupational safety and health risk assessment principles.

Learning Objectives:
• Implement the steps of the risk assessment process
• Conduct a risk assessment leading to the identification and prioritization of your organization’s hazards and controls
• Influence management to support risk reduction plans and efforts
• Measure the effectiveness of the risk assessment process and outcomes to support your organization’s objectives

Content:

Hazard Identification
• Hazard Identification techniques
• Accumulation and review of data
• Selection of a risk assessment tool

Risk Analysis
• Basic steps of risk assessment
• Methods and data sources
• Creating and using a matrix
• Performing a baseline risk assessment

Risk Evaluation and Treatment
• Identify controls (hierarchy)
• Control selection⁄decision
• Identify mitigations for risk reduction
• Key metrics for the risk assessment process

Instructor(s)

Paul Esposito, CSP, CIH, President, STAR Consultants, Inc.

Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM, Director, Health and Safety, GAI Consultants, Inc

Credit

3 Days/2.1 CEUs

911 | Workers' Compensation for the Safety Professional

Description

Workers’ Compensation is a major source of cost to any business. Even in today’s competitive insurance environment, few safety professionals understand the direct relationship between worker injuries and Workers’ Compensation insurance costs. This seminar will fill in the gaps in the safety professional’s knowledge of the system. Participants will discover how the ultimate cost of Workers’ Compensation insurance is determined by the type of plan, the employer’s short and long-term loss experience, and the care with which the organization audits the computation of premium. It will address the impact of experience modification, retrospective rating plans, payroll classification and audit tips, identification of problem claims, return to work strategies, and other opportunities to produce measurable reductions in insurance cost.

Learn to:
• Discuss the coverage provided by Workers’ Compensation insurance
• Make the Workers’ Compensation rating system work for the organization
• Identify primary sources of the organization’s own loss experience and target safety efforts toward these loss sources
• Return injured employees to productive work quickly
• Aggressively manage claims to control medical and indemnity cost
• Allocate Workers’ Compensation costs to business units

Instructor(s)

Philip E. Goldsmith, ,

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

912 | Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!

Description

Slips, trips, and falls have been and remain a major cause of workplace injuries in all industries for as long as loss data has been tracked. Unfortunately, even though new technologies are available, accident rates still remain high. However, you can take actions that will make a difference in your loss experience and in this seminar, you will learn these methods. You will learn that a relatively straightforward set of factors related to floor-related issues, footwear and walking style, can reduce the risks of slips, trips and falls and these measures can be employed in your workplace immediately. While this seminar is focused on same-level falls, many of the points covered will be useful for those seeking to prevent falls from heights..

Learn to
• Develop a broad plan for slip, trip, and fall prevention
• Implement key risk reduction methods for falls on the same level
• Evaluate and select solutions for problem areas
• Determine which prevention methods work best together

Instructor(s)

David Natalizia, , Practice Line Leader- Safety, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

913 | Implementing an ANSI Z10 Management System Based on the New View of Safety

Description

Management systems can be a powerful tool for continual improvement in your OSH effectiveness.  Implementing ANSI Z10 based on new view concepts increases communication and alignment by challenging long held assumptions and replacing them with new knowledge of the factors that lead to success.  Improvement is the result of designing system elements that fit together based on the characteristics of the organization.  Safety emerges from the interaction of system elements such as leadership, employee engagement, planning, etc. rather than the quality of each of these taken separately.  You will receive a copy of the  ANSI Z10 standard.

Learn to:
• Apply new view concepts – a systems thinking approach to safety and health
• Recognize employees as a source of safety resilience
• Implement processes to learn from failures and successes to improve operational and organizational performance
• Use systems thinking to maximize effectiveness when establishing and implementing a management system
• Integrate the Z10 standard elements with other systems such as the ISO 14000, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, OSHA VPP or OSHA PSM standard
• Align this standard with the organization's efforts for sustainable growth and social responsibility

Instructor(s)

James C. Howe, CSP, President, Safety Solutions

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

Number Seminar Thu. 6/22 Fri. 6/23 Sat. 6/24 Sat. 6/25
801 Half Day Math Review for Certification Exams
811 Manage Risk, Not Safety
812 Risk Management for the Safety Professional
813 Targeted Accident Prevention
814 Systems Thinking: Avoid Creating Tommorrow's Problems with Today's "Solutions"
815 Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant
821 Influential Leadership Skills
822 Safety Management II
823 Cultural Competency Strategies for Global Safety Success
831 ASP Examination Prepartion Workshop
832 CSP Examination Preparation Workshop
833 The ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate Program Classroom Seminar
911 Workers' Compensation for the Safety Professional
912 Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!
913 Implementing an ANSI Z10 Management System Based on the New View of Safety

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