Pre-Conference Courses

Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3
7:00AM-7:45AM Pre-Conference Registration
8:00AM-4:30PM Pre-Conference Courses

Additional fee and/or pre-registration required.

301 | Safety Training Leadership Program


Description

This course will transform ideas on the importance of safety training and the role that leadership plays in a classroom. The principles of SAFE Training™ introduced and described, and when used appropriately can provide safety professionals with a leading edge technique for the development and delivery of engaging and inspiring safety training programs and sessions. The course will be broken into two main sections with the initial section providing the theory and knowledge behind the principles, and the second section providing opportunity to apply the principles to current practice.

Learn to:
• Introduce and explain the SAFE Training principles
• Demonstrate the application of safety leadership in a learning environment
• Describe the importance of individual training needs and how to incorporate them into organisational needs

Instructor(s)

Eldeen E. Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH, CHSC, Director, Pozniak Safety Associates Inc.

Marilyn J. Hubner, Ph.D., M.Ed., Director, BuildUp Research

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

302 | Think Outside the Box – Design and Deploy a Dynamic Safety Training Strategy


Description

This course will introduce innovative instructional design techniques that can assist in the process of building training with clear objectives in mind for behavior change that engages adult learners in effective ways. This course will cover: techniques to assess the current culture of safety and clearly identify the desired future state; identifying barriers to training strategies and how to conquer them; engaging senior leaders in the culture of safety and assessing the appetite for change; the neuroscience of learning – what works and what doesn’t with adult learners; using an Impact Map to design training content; how to quickly and accurately assess the effectiveness of training; and methods to make your training strategy sustainable.

Learn to:
• Recognize the importance of strategic training design to achieving safety goals.
• Identify instructional design tools and techniques needed to build high-impact effective training.
• Identify a simple evaluation strategy to determine training effectiveness.

Instructor(s)

Sharon D. Kemerer, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, Corporate Director, Occupational Health & Safety, Baxter International Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

303 | Integrating Wellness with OEHS


Description

Have you ever noticed how the same basic principles we use daily to promote occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) can also be applied to worker wellness and health in general? Did you know that integrating wellness with OEHS results in greater return on investment (ROI) than implementing them separately?

Learn to:
• Explain the relationship between occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) (and industrial hygiene (IH)) and worker health and wellness
• Compare and contrast OEHS/IH and worker wellness or health
• List the benefits of merging wellness with OEHS
• Explain how other organizations have integrated the two and their benefits
• Describe the research that has been done on merging wellness with OEHS
• Describe the stages and motivators for behavior change
• Explain the relationship between occupational health and worker health
• Describe 10 varied wellness activities or exercises and locate 10 wellness/health education resources

Instructor(s)

Jonathan T. Klane, M.Ed., CSP, CIH, Bald-headed Safety Guy, Arizona State University (ASU)

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

304 | Leadership Techniques to Effect Change


Description

Effective leadership in safety can significantly change your safety culture. This course on leadership will provide leadership principles, styles, and theories that can help you guide your workforce to better safety performance. You will take away leadership techniques to strategically motivate, negotiate with and influence management, align safety roles and responsibilities with your organization's operations and deal with conflict within the workforce.

Learn to:
• Employ the leadership skills needed to significantly advance your organization's safety culture
• Learn how to parlay the value of safety to enhance leadership and ownership of safety throughout the organization
• Motivate management and supervision levels to support safety efforts that will be sustained
• Develop proven methodologies for dealing with managerial "push back" and disengagement
• Apply effective leadership techniques to reduce conflict in your organization

Instructor(s)

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

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

305 | Systems Thinking: Avoid Tomorrow'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 course, 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, Principal, Safety Solutions

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

306 | Safety/Life Lessons from Psychological Science: How to Achieve a Sustainable Injury-free Workplace


Description

Evidence-based guidelines for improving the quality and increasing the frequency of safety-related behavior will be described and illustrated as relevant for benefiting overall human welfare. If practiced extensively, these safety/life lessons would not only prevent workplace injuries, but would also improve quality of life by reducing interpersonal conflict and bullying, and enhancing work productivity, environmental sustainability and life satisfaction.

Learn to:
• Explain the critical connection between seven life lessons and achieving and sustaining an injury-free workplace.
• Define the advantages of a success-seeking over a failure-avoiding mindset.
• Distinguish between feedforward and feedback as behavior-improvement techniques.
• Perform effectively as a behavior-based safety coach for injury prevention.
• List and demonstrate five levels of interpersonal listening, and explain their relevance to achieving and sustaining an injury-free workplace.
• Increase the perception of empowerment and self-motivation for occupational safety within yourself and others.
• Define self-transcendence and its connection to actively caring for people’s safety.
• Define five dispositions that enhance one’s propensity to perform AC4P behavior on behalf of other people’s safety, and explain how to influence these five person-states.

Instructor(s)

E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

307 | Advanced Human Performance Techniques for Safety Professionals


Description

This is a University of Idaho accredited course that provides methodologies on how to detect error likely situations and putting defenses (use of HPI Tools) in place to reduce the consequences of errors. The subject matter applies to everyone.

Learn to:
• Defining error
• Error precursors identification
• Describing and predicting error likely situations
• Describe error modes

Instructor(s)

T. Shane Bush, , Safety Engineer, BushCo, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

308 | Training a Risk Assessment Team


Description

Risk management is most effective when all team members understand the risk assessment process.

Learn to:
• Identify relevant stakeholders
• Determine customized training content for your organization
• Recognize typical barriers to initiating the risk assessment process following training
• Determine ongoing training needs

Instructor(s)

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

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

321 | Becoming an Emergent Safety Leader


Description

This course is designed to provide current and developing leaders an overview of the four basic skills required to become an emergent safety leader: accountability, connectively, credibility and trust. An emergent safety leader, who may or may not have a formal leadership title, is one who has emerged as an effective leader because of how he/she interacts with others. People follow the emergent leader voluntarily and passionately give their best every day. Data from an extensive research project launched by Caterpillar and DDI in 2012 indicates the mastery of these four primary leadership skills is necessary to become an emergent safety leader.

Learn to:
• Create a strong safety accountability system
• Create connectivity between safety, business operations, and employees
• Demonstrate credible consciousness and build high levels of trust in business relationships
• Develop a personal action plan to improve safety leadership capability

Instructor(s)

David Crouch, , Director of Research & Development, Caterpillar Safety Services

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

322 | Electrical Safe Work Practices with Application of NFPA 70E (2018 Edition): Risk Assessment & Control


Description

This course will cover the updated 2018 edition of NFPA 70E electrical safety and arc flash requirements; review OSHA and NEC standards and implement an electrical hazard-control and management program for your organization.

Instructor(s)

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

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

323 | Creating a Business Case for OSH Initiatives in Your Organization


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 course, 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, CSP, CIH, CPEA, President, EHS Management Partners LLC

William L. Heim, CSP, CIH, Principal Consultant, Alliance Health and Safety LLC

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

324 | Turning Supervisors into Safety Leaders: What You Can Do Today to Build Accountability for Safety


Description

Every supervisor will tell you safety is important, but many struggle to see how their specific actions and conversations detract from the goal of keeping employees safe every day. The very best supervisors demonstrate through their own behavior that safety is non-negotiable, then empower their teams for personal accountability. This course will utilize an engaging storyline to demonstrate how and why safety accountability works, how a positive safety culture impacts the bottom line and what supervisors can do to make a difference.

Learn to:
• Know & demonstrate the four steps to create a system of safety accountability
• Implement actions that set a personal example of safety for employees
• Facilitate meaningful, engaging safety conversations on a daily basis
• Actively involve employees in improving the safety of the workplace

Instructor(s)

Justin R. Ganschow, CSP, CHMM, Account Manager, Caterpillar Inc.

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

325 | Prevention through Design


Description

The PtD course is a two-day interactive workshop that addresses the concept of reducing risk through the system of prevention through design. The course 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
• Integrate 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.

Instructor(s)

Georgi Popov, Ph.D., QEP, Professor of Safety Sciences, University of Central Missouri

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

326 | Perfecting the Root Cause Analysis & Job Hazard Analysis Processes


Description

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) are foundational safety processes that most organizations perform, but few do with excellence. Learning or revisiting the critical components of the processes can help you determine how well your team is leveraging these important activities. If your JHAs aren't eliminating incidents and injuries and you are seeing repeat incidents even after performing RCAs, your processes may be falling short. Learn best practices and get clear directives to improve your existing processes, or even build new ones.

Learn to:
• Ability to facilitate and utilize several different root cause analysis techniques
• Determine and effectively implement corrective and preventive actions
• Recognize hazards and controls for a variety of processes, equipment and jobsites
• Implement a step-by-step JHA process and alignment with the Safety Management System

Instructor(s)

Chip Steensma, , Senior Safety Consultant, Caterpillar Safety Services

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

327 | Influential Leadership Skills


Description

Safety management has evolved from providing only technical expertise to providing leadership at all levels of the organization. The safety professional has evolved into providing leadership to influence executive management by delivering guidance and direction in safety management matters. This course will provide the experienced safety professional at the executive level, and the aspiring safety professional, with the principles of leadership, strategic thinking and planning, influencing executive, middle and line management, expected ethical behavior, and selecting the best management model for their organization to improve their organization’s safety performance.

Learn to:
• Lead organizational safety by applying the principles of leadership, participating in strategic thinking and planning, and determining the best OSH model that would benefit their organization
• Exhibit the unique traits of successful leaders to inspire and influence their workforce to safety performance improvement
• Strengthen the connection with the safety professional’s executive, middle, and line leaders
• Introduce new concepts in OSH management and leadership to their workforce

Instructor(s)

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

Credit

2 Days/1.4 CEUs

401 | Are You Speaking the Right Language - Multicultural Considerations with our Safety Communications & Training


Description

As we become an increasingly global community, it is important to look at how we plan and develop our communications and training with considerations for multicultural influence. Having a cultural intelligence is important to the success of safety programs.

Learn to:
• Discuss Cultural Intelligence
• Demonstrate the application of 5 culture scales to be considered when working with and communicating with multicultural groups (Equality / Hierarchy; Direct / Indirect: Individual / Group: Task / Relationship; Risk / Caution)
• Presentation of self-learning opportunities to expand skills in this area

Instructor(s)

Eldeen E. Pozniak, CRSP, CMIOSH, CHSC, Director, Pozniak Safety Associates Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

402 | Use Narrative and Creative Non-fiction to Better Communicate and Train


Description

In this course you will learn why narrative works (and info-centric approaches don’t), the elements of effective narrative, format and structure of creative non-fiction, and how to make it all come together into your next training session. Come prepared to learn, share, hear others’ stories, share your own, outline and write scenes and your stories, and put it all together into an applause-worthy session! This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to improve their training and to have the training "stick."
Please bring a laptop (or tablet) and/or a pad of lined paper for writing (suggestion bring both laptop or tablet and lined writing paper).

Learn to:
• Create narrative based content to use in future training courses
• Compare and contrast the benefits (and challenges) of using narrative over info-centric approaches
• Explain the typical structure and format of creative non-fiction as a scientific story form
• Demonstrate how to create a brief piece of narrative for a training course
• Develop your own presentations more effectively
• Describe the typical elements of effective narrative (stories)

Instructor(s)

Jonathan T. Klane, M.Ed., CSP, CIH, Bald-headed Safety Guy, Arizona State University (ASU)

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

403 | Preventing Injuries: Applying the Total Worker Health Model


Description

Preventing injuries is always the goal but how can that be accomplished given a workforce who is aging and has complex health issues, along with work related injuries? The NIOSH Total Worker Health model can be applied to help refocus the efforts to reduce or prevent injuries. The idea is to consider how the workplace environment can both reduce safety risks and enhance overall worker well-being. This course will offer specific examples from one medium sized company and others that have been collected by NIOSH. Participants may then apply the concepts to their own workplace.

Learn to:
• Identify the five elements of the Total Worker Health model
• Describe three examples of how the model can be applied in a workplace

Instructor(s)

Deborah R. Roy, CSP, COHN-S, CET, Corporate Director Health, Safety and Wellness, L.L. Bean, Inc.

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

404 | Active Shooter & Workplace Violence: Be The Difference & Save Lives


Description

This course will provide best practices in minimizing workplace violence and keeping your people safe. It will focus on your vulnerabilities and risks. Attendees will be involved in case studies of actual workplace violence incidents. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate the threat, determine the risk and create strategies for dealing with the potential violence.

Learn to:
• Identify blind spots that could mean your employees are in harms way
• Increase confidence in handling threats
• Implement strategies to reduce workplace violence

Instructor(s)

Carol Cambridge, , CEO, Violence-Free

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

405 | MBA Essentials for Busy EHS Professionals


Description

Presented by safety leaders in public and private sectors, the essentials of business management are presented to EHS professionals. Covering the highlights of a business graduate degree, this course provides the necessary familiarization in finance, marketing, value creation, system improvement, and everyday business language.

Learn to:
• Measure value in business and in safety
• Complete a cost/benefit analysis and return on investment (ROI) proposal
• Plan strategically and improve any system
• Market yourself and your safety program

Instructor(s)

Cece M. Weldon, CSP, CHST, ARM, Vice President Corporate Safety, Health & Environment, AECOM

Joshua J. Franklin, CSP, CET, ARM-E, Safety Career Field Manager, United States Air Force

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

406 | 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, Principal, Safety Solutions

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

407 | BBS - A New View


Description

BBS - A New View

Instructor(s)

Todd Conklin, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Associate Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

408 | Human and Organizational Performance


Description

This course is a solid introduction to the new view of safety and reliability, and discusses how to move an organization away from the "blame and punish" model to the progressive and helpful "learn and improve" model. Discussions about human error and how to build in error tolerance are a key objective of this course. Operational Learning Teams are explained to help organizations better engage the workers and to move away from the more investigative interviewing approach to event response.

Learn to:
• A deeper understanding of human error
• A working knowledge of performance modes
• How to better respond to failure
• A path forward to improved operational learning with a greater focus on reliability and resilience

Instructor(s)

Robert W. Edwards, M.Eng., Founder, The HOP Coach

Credit

1 Day/.7 CEU

Number Course Sat. 6/2 Sun. 6/3
301 Safety Training Leadership Program
302 Think Outside the Box – Design and Deploy a Dynamic Safety Training Strategy
303 Integrating Wellness with OEHS
304 Leadership Techniques to Effect Change
305 Systems Thinking: Avoid Tomorrow's Problems with Today's Solutions
306 Safety/Life Lessons from Psychological Science: How to Achieve a Sustainable Injury-free Workplace
307 Advanced Human Performance Techniques for Safety Professionals
308 Training a Risk Assessment Team
321 Becoming an Emergent Safety Leader
322 Electrical Safe Work Practices with Application of NFPA 70E (2018 Edition): Risk Assessment & Control
323 Creating a Business Case for OSH Initiatives in Your Organization
324 Turning Supervisors into Safety Leaders: What You Can Do Today to Build Accountability for Safety
325 Prevention through Design
326 Perfecting the Root Cause Analysis & Job Hazard Analysis Processes
327 Influential Leadership Skills
401 Are You Speaking the Right Language - Multicultural Considerations with our Safety Communications & Training
402 Use Narrative and Creative Non-fiction to Better Communicate and Train
403 Preventing Injuries: Applying the Total Worker Health Model
404 Active Shooter & Workplace Violence: Be The Difference & Save Lives
405 MBA Essentials for Busy EHS Professionals
406 Implementing an ANSI Z10 Management System Based on the New View of Safety
407 BBS - A New View
408 Human and Organizational Performance

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