SafetyFOCUS 2024



Active Shooter Preparedness: Understanding the Neural Processing of Danger

Monday, February 19 | Beginner | 0.4 CEUs

Develop the skills and understanding you need to equip employees with the skills they need to effectively prepare for and survive an active shooter crisis. Through immersive activities and expert guidance, you will explore tangible strategies to enhance your organization's preparedness and response in high-stress situations.

Instructor(s): Morris Brent

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the critical role of the autonomic nervous system in survival during an active shooter crisis and its impact on decision-making
  • Apply strategies to help employees maintain emotional and physiological regulation and take effective action during moments of crisis
  • Develop effective strategies for incorporating proactive measures and situational awareness into their routines
  • Recognize the importance of trauma responses in high-stress situations and understand their potential impact on decision-making processes, enabling better self-awareness and informed responses
Register Now

Don’t Get Stuck! Sharpen Your Influence Skills and Optimize Career Navigation

Monday, February 19 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Maximize your influence, accelerate your career and drive exceptional performance within your teams by cultivating the skills that will help you excel and effectively navigate your career path. By leveraging proven strategies and insights, you will learn how to unleash your full potential, gain recognition for your contributions and drive positive outcomes. Whether you are already skilled in influence or want to enhance your abilities, you will take away practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness. Self-reflection exercises will help you assess current strengths and identify areas for growth. By understanding the gaps that may be hindering your progress, you will gain valuable insights into how to optimize your performance. You will also receive guidance designed to help you overcome career ruts and role limitations so you can demonstrate your true value to your organization.

Instructor(s): David Musgrave

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop and refine core skills that lead to positive and effective outcomes in workplace safety and health
  • Assess your strengths and identify skill gaps that may limit your positive impact as a safety professional so you can map your path to personal growth and improved team performance
  • Explore methods and strategies to advance your career and embrace new opportunities for professional growth
  • Identify effective ways to establish yourself as a valuable contributor within your organization and the safety profession
Register Now

High-Impact Training and Presentation Techniques

Monday, February 12 – Tuesday, February 13 | Beginner | 1.4 CEUs

Elevate your presentation and training skills to achieve remarkable results. Join this interactive course and gain essential communication techniques for conveying ideas, concepts and messages. Designed for presenters, managers, supervisors, human resources professionals, safety and risk managers, safety coordinators, directors, and anyone aiming to enhance their skills, this program will help newcomers and seasoned professionals improve.

Instructor(s): Hector M Escarcega, M.S., CSP, ARM, LCS

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the fundamentals of delivering impactful presentations
  • Develop a compelling and effective training outline that captures the audience's attention and achieves learning objectives
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver dynamic training programs
  • Evaluate and analyze platform presentation skills
  • Review do’s and don’ts for delivering effective training
  • Explore ways to make safety training fun and engaging
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course

Mastering Effective Safety Training: Strategies and Techniques for Success

Tuesday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 21 | Beginner | 1.4 CEUs

Develop effective strategies and practice techniques that will help you overcome the common challenge of engaging participants in safety training. Discuss how you can apply research, science and adult learning principles to create dynamic and impactful safety training programs. Overcome perceptions of repetitive training and energize your training programs by enhancing your training delivery using a combination of tips, techniques, templates and critical thinking.

Instructor(s): Marilyn Joy Hubner, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:
  • Employ neuroscience strategies to create an engaging learning environment that optimizes retention and knowledge transfer
  • Discuss proven strategies to enhance your safety training using adult learning principles
  • Develop participatory learning interventions that encourage active engagement and practical application of safety concepts
  • Review effective strategies for fostering a positive and inclusive learning atmosphere
Register Now


Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Exam Preparation

Wednesday, February 14 – Friday, February 16 | 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): Richard Lindsey, CSP, SMS

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
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course

Math Review for Certification Exams

Tuesday, February 13 | 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
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course


Electrical Safety I: Basic Principles & Engineering Controls

Tuesday, February 13 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Develop knowledge of the fundamental principles of electrical safety, specifically the engineering controls required to protect workers to voltages greater than 50 volts. Discuss OSHA’s top 10 electrical safety violations and review the National Electrical Code (2020 edition) and other NFPA electrical safety standards.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe engineering design requirements and safeguards necessary to protect workers
  • Discuss the basic principles of electricity, including basic circuitry and electrical units
  • Identify hazards of electricity to the human body
  • Mitigate electrical hazards based on OSHA's leading citations for electrical safety
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course

Principles of Machine Safeguarding: A Risk Based Focus on ANSI B11 Standards

Friday, February 16 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Learn the fundamentals of machine hazards and control methods while participating in hands-on activities. The course focuses on control methods and recommendations outlined in ANSI B11 Machine Guarding Standards with an emphasis on risk assessment. Learn how to interpret code requirements as they apply to machine hazard situations.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize machine hazards
  • Apply contents of the ANSI B11.0 Safety of Machinery standard to your overall machine guarding program
  • Explain the need for risk assessment of machine hazards
  • Describe the basic options for safeguarding machinery
  • Apply machine safeguarding risk assessment principles
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course

Risk Assessment and Management for Safety Professionals

Tuesday, February 13 – Wednesday, February 14 | Beginner | 3.0 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. This course is the first in a three-course series for obtaining ASSP’s Risk Management Certificate.

Instructor(s): Bruce K Lyon, P.E., CSP, CHMM, ARM, FASSP

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"
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course


Safety Management I

Monday, February 12 – Wednesday, February 14 | 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): James 'Skipper' Kendrick, Jr, 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
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course

Safety Management II

Thursday, February 15 – Friday, February 16 | 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 Safety Management Certificate.

Instructor(s): James 'Skipper' Kendrick, Jr, 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
Register For In-person Course Register For Online Course


Heeding the Call: Why Safety Is More Than a Job

Friday, February 23 | Beginner | 0.4 CEUs

There is profound purpose and passion in protecting people and driving lasting cultural change. Awaken your mind, refresh your sense of purpose, and rekindle your passion for safety and your calling to save lives. By understanding this deeper meaning, you will be inspired to elevate workplace standards and make a lasting difference in your organization.

Instructor(s): Robert Harding

Learning Objectives:
  • Rediscover your personal ""why"" for embracing safety as a calling
  • Identify effective methods to transform your ""why” into a purposeful and passionate drive for safety
  • Examine tools and strategies that support continuous motivation and resilience in pursuing your goals
  • Discuss strategies for making the greatest impact in your work
Register Now

Human Factors for the Safety Professional

Tuesday, February 20 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

Transform your understanding of the principles and applications of human factors in promoting workplace safety and reducing errors. Through case studies and real-world examples, explore how these principles can reduce errors and mental workload, prevent incidents, prevent fatigue and improve safety overall. Discuss proven ways to incorporate human factors into system assessment and design to optimize safety outcomes.

Instructor(s): Lawrence Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE and Mark Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between human factors and ergonomics to better communicate their respective scopes and applications
  • Explain the fundamental principles of human factors and their relevance in various contexts
  • Recognize the correlation between poor human factors design and workload, stress, fatigue and errors
  • Identify the underlying causes of human errors
  • Analyze and enhance opportunities to minimize errors and reduce workload
Register Now

Mental Health, Harassment & Workplace Safety

Thursday, February 22 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

In today's world, it is crucial to address bullying and mental health challenges in the workplace. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a concerning trend: The suicide rate among working-age individuals in the U.S. has increased 40% over the past two decades, with nearly 38,000 lives lost in 2017 alone. Of particular concern is the construction industry, where the rate of death by suicide is four times higher than the general population — 45 per 100,000 individuals — making it the second highest among all workplace industries. Gain insight and guidance to help foster a compassionate and inclusive work environment that values every individual.

Instructor(s): Hector M Escarcega, M.S., CSP, ARM, LCS

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of workplace bullying and its detrimental impact on individuals and organizations
  • Identify early warning signs and risk factors associated with bullying and mental health issues
  • Acquire a toolkit of effective strategies and techniques to create a supportive work culture, fostering positive relationships and reducing the incidence of workplace challenges
  • Build your confidence in advocating for change
Register Now

Navigating Work in Safety When Gender Dynamics and Mental Health Collide

Wednesday, February 21 | Beginner | 0.4 CEUs

To improve workplace safety, it is critical to recognize and address workers’ distinct needs and challenges. From the design of personal protective equipment (PPE) to role assignments, work-life balance and organizational expectations, gender dynamics significantly influence an organization‘s safety climate. Studies show that when gender-specific needs are not met and when gender stereotypes and inequities persist, worker mental health and well-being decline, leading to increased workplace safetyconcerns. Develop the knowledge and skills to identify and assess the repercussions on workers' mental health and safety when gender dynamics are entrenched in the workplace. Explore the influence of societal narratives and norms on workplace culture and examine how they shape expectations and reinforce inequities. By discussing these critical issues, you will develop a deeper understanding of the impact of gender dynamics on mental health, well-being and safety in your organization.

Instructor(s): Georgia A. Bryce-Hutchinson, M.S.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify prevalent gender dynamics that are often amplified in work environments
  • Describe the potential impact of gender inequities and stereotypes on the mental health, well-being and safety of workers
  • Recognize the consequences for both employees and organizations when employees' mental health is compromised due to gender-related factors
  • Discuss the interconnection between employee well-being, productivity and workplace safety when psychological safety and health and gender needs are proactively addressed
  • Identify effective strategies to raise awareness about gender-related concerns in the workplace and promote meaningful change
Register Now

Taking Care of You: Mental Health, Well-Being and the Safety Professional

Monday, February 19 | Beginner | 0.4 CEUs

As an OSH professional, you have a multidimensional role in the modern workplace. While demonstrating your technical competence and crisis management skills is critical, it is also essential to prioritize your personal well-being and mental health. Identify strategies you can adopt to follow a balanced-life model and discuss stress management approaches that will enhance your overall success, productivity and fulfillment.

Instructor(s): Georgia A. Bryce-Hutchinson, M.S

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the impact of mental health challenges on worker well-being
  • Differentiate between fundamental mental health terminologies and concepts to more effectively communicate about mental well-being and safety
  • Identify potential factors that contribute to mental illness and recognize barriers that may discourage individuals from seeking professional support
  • Assess personal wellness needs using the eight dimensions of wellness approach and develop effective self-care practices
  • Identify available mental health resources and services to help support informed decisions about seeking professional assistance
Register Now

SafetyFOCUS offers a deep dive into safety education and training with industry leaders who cover a 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.

Stay Connected on:

General Inquiries:
  +1 847 699.2929

Group Sales:
  +1 847 768.3466