SafetyFOCUS 2022



ANSI/ASSP Z16: Safety Metrics For the Modern Safety Professional

Friday, October 28 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Modern safety professionals must understand many kinds of metrics and how to work with management to choose the right ones. Following the new ANSI/ASSP Z16.1 standard, this course will explore the use of balanced scorecards, leading indicators and other metrics that can help you understand your safety program’s effectiveness. Learn the history of traditional metrics, how they’ve been used and why they shouldn’t be the only way you measure success.

Your registration includes a copy of the ANSI/ASSP Z16.1-2022 Safety and Health Metrics and Performance Measures.

Instructor(s): C. Gary Lopez, MS, CSP, FASSP, DSS

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply traditional lagging indicators, such as incident rates and lost-time incident rates
  • Select leading indicators and apply them to improve culture and management accountability for safety
  • Explain the types of metrics being used to measure safety performance
  • Measure losses beyond direct costs
  • Understand the financial impact of key metrics

Great Leaders Don’t Solve Problems: Principles and Practices for Finding and Preventing Hidden Safety Problems

Wednesday, October 26 – Thursday, October 27 | Intermediate | 1.4 CEUs

Good leaders solve problems, but great leaders prevent problems. The safety profession is about prevention, and safety professionals must be experts in identifying the opportunities that exist in potential problems and preventing the problems that lead to injuries and fatalities. By applying this knowledge, you can genuinely add value to your organization. Explore ways to employ servant-leadership principles and best practices for identifying problems across the various levels in an organization before problems arise.

Instructor(s): Barry S. Spurlock, J.D., CSP; Earl Blair, Ph.D., CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Proactively identify hidden safety problems in your organization
  • Identify common barriers to becoming a problem finder and describe how to overcome these barriers
  • Identify organizational practices and culture that prevents workers and leaders from failing safely and learning from mistakes
  • Develop organizational metrics that enable a systematic approach to identifying problems before they happen
  • Select effective countermeasures for prevention before problems mushroom and result in injuries and harm
  • Advise frontline supervisors on ways to engage their teams in discovering hidden problems and enthusiastically participating in safety efforts

Make Your Safety Training Stick: Improve Retention and Get Better Results

Tuesday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 26 | Intermediate | 1.4 CEUs

o beyond the basics to improve your safety training. This course will focus on gaining the attention of trainees and management, designing in methods for increased retention, and implementing techniques to help trainees apply their knowledge. Learn how to create your own activities, backed by science, that help keep people safe.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the challenges associated with retention and transfer and ways to overcome these challenges
  • Understand accelerated learning principles and research-based learning science
  • Create and deliver safety training that provides greater opportunities for retention and transfer
  • Facilitate interactive learning activities that have a beneficial impact on the success of training classes

Managing the Employment Law Risks of the Safety Profession

Monday, October 24 – Tuesday, October 25 | Intermediate | 1.4 CEUs

This course will equip you to manage employment law issues that impact safety. It will also explore strategies for minimizing liability. Topics include the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workers' comp, whistleblower complaints, the legalization of cannabis, attorney-client privilege, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and more.

Instructor(s): Barry S. Spurlock, J.D., CSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Analyze potential legal concerns associated with occupational safety management
  • Inspect safety-related employment policies and practices (e.g., employee physicals, workers' comp claims, incident investigations, drug testing) and identify associated legal risks and exposures
  • Identify proactive measures to minimize liabilities associated with the practice of occupational safety
  • Support internal and external legal counsel when safety-related employment law issues and disputes arise

Strategies For Safety Excellence: Advancing Safety in Your Organization and Career

Friday, October 28 | Intermediate | .7 CEUs

There are many challenges that keep organizations from achieving safety excellence. This course will explore how to create an effective safety strategy that emphasizes learning and working with leaders to anticipate and address risks. It will use an in-depth case study of CEO Paul O’Neill’s tenure at Alcoa to illustrate how safety can become an organizational value.

Instructor(s): Earl Blair, Ph.D., CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand past failures and successes to promote safety
  • Describe how strategy must be deliberate to sustain safety excellence
  • Use foresight to influence safety outcomes


Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Exam Preparation

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

Learn what you need to know to pass the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification exam. Complete practice questions and review answers that align with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) blueprint for the CSP 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 CSP exam blueprint
  • Describe the Pearson VUE testing process
  • Describe the certification requirements and scoring
  • Review test-taking and study strategies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the CSP exam blueprint by answering sample questions
  • Evaluate knowledge gaps and strengths
  • Develop a study plan
  • Locate resources to fill knowledge gaps and reinforce strengths

Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Exam Preparation

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

Learn what you need to know to pass the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification exam. Participate in a comprehensive review of the exam blueprint, complete sample questions and receive additional quizzes to take home for extra practice. You need a TI-30XS scientific calculator to participate in this course.

Instructor(s): Steven P. Pereira, CSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Review the requirements to take the CHST certification exam, evaluate your knowledge of content covered in the exam and develop an individual study plan to prepare for the exam
  • Recognize steps to establish a safety management system using OSHA general industry and construction standards, as well as ANSI and ISO consensus standards
  • Examine construction health hazards, industrial toxicology, fall protection, power tools, electricity, cranes and derricks, PPE, and proper labeling and handling of chemicals used on construction sites
  • Recognize best practices for recordkeeping, job hazard analysis, pre-job safety plans, investigation of incidents, site inspections, regulatory inspections, and audits
  • Examine successful hazard communication and training plans (including the Globally Harmonized System)


Applied Ergonomics Risk Assessment

Thursday, October 27 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

This applied ergonomics risk assessment course gives participants a foundational understanding of an ergonomics program. Participants will receive a set of essential ergonomics risk assessment tools. The participants will learn to use tools for ergonomics hazard identification, analyze and evaluate ergonomic risks, and apply risk reduction concepts.

Instructor(s): Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe ergonomics hazards
  • Use appropriate ergonomics risk assessment terminology
  • Differentiate between fundamental ergonomics hazard identification tools and semiquantitative ergonomics risk assessment tools
  • Evaluate various ergonomics risk assessment methodologies
  • Develop a business case for ergonomics interventions

Creating a Safe Driving Workforce

Monday, October 24 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

It takes time, patience and persistence to create a culture that advances auto safety. This course will review how to hire and retain applicants, train them with methods proven to prevent collisions, and reinforce your training with telematics and video cameras. Learn how reviewing auto incident claims can help you understand costs and work with stakeholders to improve safety.

Instructor(s): Charlie Halfen

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate, hire and retain drivers
  • Implement training methods that help prevent auto incidents
  • Use driver technology to reduce incidents and liability
  • Use auto claims to improve outcomes

Lean Six Sigma Tools for Safety Professionals

Wednesday, October 26 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Learn to use Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools as a framework for developing safety and health management programs. This course will help you calculate key performance indicators using accepted LSS tools, align LSS benefits with OSH improvement, prioritize risk reduction options and develop a business case for OSH intervention. Engineering terminology and risk models come together in this framework developed by OSH professionals for OSH professionals

Instructor(s): Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, SMS, QEP

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss key elements of the LSS model
  • Design projects using the operational excellence (Six Sigma) methodology
  • Conduct a Pareto analysis to evaluate operations
  • Calculate commonly used OSH metrics using LSS tools
  • Apply LSS metrics to OSH interventions

Managing Risk Is More than Risk Assessment

Monday, October 24 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Many organizations have implemented a risk assessment process. But managing occupational safety and health (OSH) risk is more than just risk assessment. There are five elements in risk management, and while risk assessment is at the center, the others need to be addressed. Further, leadership needs to be leveraged, the workforce needs to be engaged, and the process needs to be integrated into an occupational safety and health management system. This course is designed for OSH professionals who want to further their role in their organization’s implementation of risk management.

Instructor(s): Pamela J. Walaski, CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the intersectional and complimentary nature of the components of risk management
  • Develop techniques and tools to enhance your role as an OSH leader in your organization’s risk management process
  • Demonstrate how to engage senior management and your workforce to perform integral roles in the risk management process
  • Identify techniques for integrating risk management into an occupational safety and health management system


A Standards-Based Approach to OSH Performance Measurement

Tuesday, October 25 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Creating performance measurement indicators using the requirements of published voluntary consensus standards provides a more effective methodology than traditional lagging/leading indicators. This course will explore what various standards require (domestic and global) and how to integrate those requirements into strategic business operations.

Instructor(s): Pamela J. Walaski, CSP, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss why leading and lagging indicators not tied to organizational processes are ineffective at measuring performance
  • Describe how voluntary consensus standards address organizational performance measurement and why that approach is more effective
  • Explain what the primary consensus standards say

Implementing ISO 45001

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

Through a blended learning approach, develop the knowledge and confidence to successfully implement an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) as an integral part of your organization’s overall business operations and objectives. Organizations that adopt the standard as part of their business practices, goals and objectives can better protect their workers, brand reputation, supply chain and future growth on a global level.

Your registration includes a copy of ISO 45001-2018.

Instructor(s): Kenneth A. Clayman, SMS

Learning Objectives:
  • Create a compelling story around developing and implementing an ISO-45001-compliant OHSMS
  • Explain the importance and value of implementing an OHSMS following the ISO 45001 standard
  • Define key terminology and guidelines related to the implementation of the ISO 45001 standard
  • Navigate the ISO 45001 standard and its main sections
  • Assess performance of your OHSMS, leveraging the success factors listed in the standard to continuously improve the process
  • Translate knowledge gained into an actionable plan for initiating your own OHSMS development and implementation

Internal OHSMS Auditing Using ISO 45001

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

Examine ISO 45001-2018 from an auditor's perspective. Review components of an effective internal audit program and discuss steps necessary to plan for and complete internal occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) audits. Develop skills to document nonconformance findings, assess adequacy and effectiveness of corrective actions, and evaluate the adequacy, suitability and effectiveness of an internal audit program. Demonstrate a solid understanding of audit programs and processes and apply the knowledge to complete an OHSMS audit.

Your registration includes a copy of ISO 45001-2018.

Instructor(s): Kenneth A. Clayman, SMS

Learning Objectives:
  • Use tools to develop an OHSMS internal auditing program
  • Plan and complete internal OHSMS audits
  • Assess and improve your organization’s OHSMS based on ISO 45001

Reaching a Higher Level of Safety Program Maturity

Monday, October 24 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

The classic maturity model for safety programs assumed that high injury rates resulted from irresponsibility. But now, most organizations use occupational safety and health management systems to improve culture and avoid blame. This course will help you understand the maturity level of your program within today’s framework, use metrics and audits to gain insight and reach new heights.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the five levels of safety program maturity
  • Understand new methodologies for driving sustainability
  • Identify and use leading indicators and metrics, employee engagement and integration to improve safety
  • Develop a leading scorecard for safety
  • Practice completing a maturity model


OSH Journey From Compliance to Total Worker Health®: How Do I Evolve My Role?

Tuesday, October 25 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Our profession has evolved from enforcing compliance to using industry best practices, assessing risk, advocating for safety and health management systems, and understanding human and organizational performance. This course will explore the concept of Total Worker Health® — its place in the continuum of OSH strategies and how it connects the inputs that help organizations thrive. During group discussions, consider the progression of your safety program, what you still want to learn and how your influence can make a difference.

Instructor(s): Deborah Roy, CSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the continuum of how the OSH profession has evolved over time
  • Describe how risk assessments and safety and health management systems help organizations improve
  • Give examples of how to implement Total Worker Health®
  • Identify one change in strategy or approach that could improve your career

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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