SafetyFOCUS 2022



Communicating For Action: Is Anyone Listening to Me?

Thursday, October 27 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Safety professionals must communicate effectively to move people to action — to get them to speak up, make safe choices and consider safety as they do their work. Learn to understand your audience, deliver effective messages, build your public speaking skills and get projects approved. Create a persuasive and engaging safety communication plan for your organization.

Instructor(s): Camille P. Oakes, CSP, SMS, CIT

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the ways adults prefer to receive information
  • Practice public speaking
  • Rewrite technical information in a way people will understand
  • Identify safety drivers and tailor safety messages
  • Assess your personal communication skills and create an action plan for improvement


Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Exam Preparation

Tuesday, October 25 – Thursday, October 27 | Beginner | 2.1 CEUs

Learn what you need to know to pass the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification exam. Complete practice questions and review answers that align with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) blueprint for the ASP exam. Get answers to your questions about the testing process and get practical guidance on what you should do to prepare. You need a TI-30XS scientific calculator to participate in this course.

Instructor(s): Robert Hites, CSP, CHST, SMS, CIT

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the ASP exam blueprint
  • Describe the Pearson VUE testing process
  • Describe certification requirements and scoring
  • Review test-taking and study strategies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ASP exam blueprint by answering sample questions
  • Evaluate knowledge gaps and strengths
  • Develop a study plan
  • Locate resources to fill knowledge gaps and reinforce strengths

Math Review for Certification Exams

Monday, October 24 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Review the basic mathematic principles you need to pass your certification exams. This course will include math examples typically found on exams and help you review how to solve relevant math problems. You need a TI-30XS scientific calculator to participate in this course.

Instructor(s): Richard Lindsey, CSP, SMS

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate how to operate a scientific calculator or calculator emulator.
  • Perform metric and English conversions.
  • Solve for variables in an equation.
  • Use exponents, scientific notation, and answer-significant digits.
  • Apply formulas and conversions commonly used on safety certification tests.
  • Solve basic sample math problems related to:
    • Area
    • Volume
    • Algebraic
    • Trigonometry
    • Statistics
    • Finance
    • Noise
    • Radiation


The Importance of Perspective, Policy and Adapting Through Learning

Friday, October 28 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Traditional decision-making in occupational safety overlooks field modifications and worker perspectives. This course will use safety management guidance found in ISO 45001 and ANSI/ASSP Z10 to emphasize the value of continuous improvement through learning and experimentation. Empower your team to assess risks, influence senior management and turn lessons into actionable policies.

Instructor(s): Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CHST, CIT

earning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between types of systems using examples and case studies
  • Prepare a high-level hazard analysis that depicts "work as imagined" and a localized hazard analysis that depicts "work as done"
  • Define risk
  • Synthesize risks and engage employees in hazard analysis and risk management
  • Support learning at all levels

Risk Assessment and Management for Safety Professionals

Thursday, October 27 - Friday, October 28 | Beginner | 1.4 CEUs

An effective risk assessment and management process helps you identify potential hazards and reduce risk to an acceptable level. Review the risk management process — which includes establishing risk criteria and context, risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk treatment, risk monitoring and reporting, and risk communication.

Your registration includes a copy of ASSP TR-31010-2020 Technical Report: Risk Management - Techniques for Safety Practitioners.

Instructor(s): Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH

Learning Objectives:
  • Implement the risk management process
  • Demonstrate the need for management to support risk treatment plans and efforts
  • Apply risk assessment tools, techniques, and methods
  • Measure the effectiveness of the risk management process to support your organization’s objectives


Safety Management I

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

Occupational safety and health (OSH) processes have fundamental elements and conditions required by regulatory agencies. Develop a foundational understanding of these elements and examine techniques for creating an effective safety management system. Build on or confirm the current conditions of your OSH process to create a road map for an effective safety management system. This course is the first in a three-course series for obtaining ASSP’s Safety Management Certificate.

Instructor(s): Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply proven techniques to establish accountability for safety efforts
  • Identify the elements of a safety management system and discuss strategies for implementing them
  • Write effective policy statements and performance standards to help your management team execute its safety responsibilities
  • Develop the ability to promote safety to various levels in the organization
  • Describe the moral, financial, and legal responsibilities of today’s safety professional
  • Create strategies to control workers’ compensation costs
  • Establish a budget for a safety management effort

Safety Management II

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

Build on what you learn in Safety Management I to take steps to implement a safety management system within your organization and practice techniques to measure its effectiveness. You will also gain insight and practical guidance on how to strengthen an existing safety management system. This course is the second in a three-course series for obtaining ASSP’s Certificate in Safety Management.

Instructor(s): Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Review various types of safety management systems and evaluate their application to the safety function
  • Practice methods for assessing the performance of a safety management system
  • Evaluate leading metrics and determine how they may benefit your organization
  • Use effective leadership and communication skills, training and ethical behavior to improve safety performance


Gamification For Safety and Total Worker Health® Programs

Monday, October 24 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

This course will present a five-step process for gamifying your safety and Total Worker Health® programs. Discuss the importance of defining objectives and key results (OKRs), the value of personas and techniques, the basics of storytelling, and how to use game mechanics to improve safety and well-being. Think beyond training games and develop inspiring activities.

Instructor(s): Linda M. Tapp, CSP, ALCM, CPTD

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop personas to use when creating safety and health programs
  • Apply principles of game mechanics to a variety of safety and health initiatives
  • Create a gamified workplace program prototype

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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