SafetyFOCUS 2023



Working Together: Are You Communicating Effectively With Your Multicultural Team?

Wednesday, September 20 | Beginner | 0.7 CEUs

In today’s workplace, it is not uncommon for workers to come from different countries, backgrounds and cultures. To contribute to the improvement of communication, morale, productivity and safety, you must recognize and celebrate the diverse components of your organizational culture. It is also important to understand how different values, beliefs and traditions can play an important role in production, quality and workplace safety.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify and discuss the importance and value of a multicultural and diverse workplace
  • Recognize the value of an organizational commitment to understanding cultural differences
  • Review simple-yet-powerful tips and techniques for closing communication gaps with your multicultural team
  • Discuss strategies to help develop and maintain positive relationships in the workplace


Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Exam Preparation

Wednesday, September 20 – Friday, September 22 | 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): Patrick Karol, CSP, 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

Tuesday, September 19 | 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): Patrick Karol, CSP, SMS, CIT

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


OSH Learning Lab: Mastering the Fundamentals

Monday, September 18 - Tuesday, September 19 | Beginner | 1.4 CEUs

New to safety? Just got assigned a full-time or collateral safety responsibility? Transferring into a position of safety responsibility from another field or line of work? Gain insight on compliance requirements and proven strategies to achieve and maintain compliance. Discuss the financial implications of safety, including topics such as compliance cost avoidance to generation of significant savings due to lower workers' compensation costs. Review ideas and concepts to engage employees and gain a better understanding of human error and performance enhancement. The hazard identification techniques you will learn can help you reduce risks, ultimately leading to fewer injuries and illnesses. Based on your learnings throughout the course, you will develop a draft SHARP — or safety, health, activities and results plan — for potential implementation within your organization.

Instructor(s): James ‘Skipper’ Kendrick, Jr., CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop a draft plan for safety and health activities and results you can implement
  • Develop an understanding of your organization’s OSH compliance requirements and identify appropriate activities to maintain compliance
  • Recognize unique costs to your organization and design strategies to control costs
  • Describe at least two methods to engage employees while reducing the potential for human error
  • Identify injury/illness causes and develop measures to reduce their recurrence

Safety Management I

Monday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20 | 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, M.A., 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, September 21 – Friday, September 22 | 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, M.A., 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

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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