SafetyFOCUS 2023


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

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

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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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