SafetyFOCUS 2022



Advanced Safety Management Methods

Monday, October 24 – Wednesday, October 26 | Advanced | 2.1 CEUs

Safety management no longer is a compliance-driven approach to systems, best practice thinking and concepts. This contemporary approach is influencing the way safety professionals deliver guidance and direction to their organizations. Whether you are an executive-level safety professional or an emerging safety leader, you will develop knowledge and tools to greatly improve safety performance in your organization.

Instructor(s): Joel Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Manage organizational safety by applying methods established by recognized and respected contemporary management innovators, behavioral scientists and great leaders in organizations and occupational safety and health (OSH)
  • Apply strategy and techniques focused on risk, business and the reality of human performance to provide another dimension to OSH management in your organization
  • Demonstrate safety leadership that will build a connection with senior leaders and inspire workers to perform the best safety practices

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability: Risks and Opportunities for Safety Professionals

Monday, October 24 | Advanced | .7 CEUs

Well-run, purpose-driven companies are realizing that taking care of people and the environment creates resilient corporate performance. Learn to connect the dots between environment, social and governance (ESG), sustainability, human capital, the regulatory landscape, and our role as safety and health professionals. Develop a personal road map that will help you integrate safety while navigating this unprecedented shift in stakeholder expectations.

Instructor(s): Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply ESG, sustainability and human capital concepts currently presenting opportunities for safety professionals to influence business leaders
  • Develop a safety/ESG operational road map, tailored to your business environment
  • Interpret mandatory and voluntary ESG reporting requirements

Influential Leadership Skills

Thursday, October 27 – Friday, October 28 | Advanced | 1.4 CEUs

Safety has evolved from a function that provides only technical expertise to one that provides leadership at all levels of an organization. Contemporary safety professionals must influence executive management through effective guidance and direction. Whether you are an executive-level safety professional or an emerging safety leader, you will learn the principles of leadership, strategic thinking and planning; discuss techniques for influencing executive, middle and line management; review expected ethical behavior; and discuss how to select the best management model to improve your organization’s safety performance.

Instructor(s): Joel Tietjens, CSP, CSHM, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply the principles of leadership, participating in strategic thinking and planning to lead organizational safety
  • Determine the occupational safety and health (OSH) model that would most benefit your organization
  • Demonstrate the unique traits of successful leaders to inspire and influence workers to improve safety performance
  • Develop a stronger connection to your executive, middle and line leaders
  • Integrate new concepts in OSH management and leadership into your organization


Analytics: A New Approach to Health & Safety

Friday, October 28 | Advanced | 0.7 CEUs

Organizations have long used data analysis to drive improved performance. However, the quality of data now being accumulated and the speed at which data are being reported enables organizations to gain valuable insights to improve their overall performance. Explore data points that drive success from an occupational safety and health (OSH) perspective and discover how this information can lead to continuous improvement in critical areas such as preventing workplace incidents and injuries, reducing absenteeism, and increasing productivity.

Instructor(s): Todd R. Hohn, CSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Determine how your organization can use leading indicators to drive improved outcomes
  • Analyze key success factors to enact system and process change
  • Review how analytics are being deployed to improve safety performance
  • Implement different learning tools to support engagement and implementation


The Intersection of Psychologically Healthy Workplaces and Total Worker Health®

Thursday, October 27 – Friday, October 28 | Advanced | 1.4 CEUs

Psychosocial hazards are increasingly recognized as major challenges to safety, health and well-being at work. This course will provide the knowledge, tools and resources you need to support your workforce by incorporating the tenets of ISO 45003 and Total Worker Health®. Such organizational and operational processes facilitate broader business strategies using a human-centered approach to occupational risk management and human resources management.

Instructor(s): Jeanette Black, Ed.D., SPHR, SHRM SCP

Learning Objectives:
  • Define psychological health in the workplace
  • Understand the similarities and differences between ISO 45003 and Total Worker Health®
  • Determine the most important factors and competencies in creating human-centered cultures
  • Use the Total Worker Health® framework and ISO 45003 to mitigate psychological health risks
  • Describe the importance of leadership and its impact on culture and sustainability

SafetyFOCUS is an immersion in safety education with industry leaders who cover a wide range of topics that will help you excel at keeping workers in your industry safe.

Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is the world’s oldest professional safety society. ASSP promotes the expertise, leadership and commitment of its members, while providing them with professional development, advocacy and standards development.

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