SafetyFOCUS 2023


Learn how to implement safety management systems such as ISO 45001 and ANSI/ASSP Z10 that have elevated the landscape of safety with goal setting, planning and measuring performance.

Confined Space Assessment, Entry and Rescue

Monday, February 13 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

OSHA regulates entry into confined spaces in general industry and construction. Prepare to be a confined space competent person by discussing and practicing how to assess confined spaces, develop or update a written confined space program, issue permits, provide training and develop proper entry and rescue procedures for confined spaces. Other topics include air monitoring, ventilation, permits, retrieval, and rescue requirements and equipment, contractors and OSHA-required recordkeeping.

Instructor(s): Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM

Learning Objectives:
  • Determine whether a confined space requires a permit
  • Develop confined space entry and rescue procedures
  • Create appropriate training for confined space entrants, attendants, entry supervisors and rescue team
  • Select the proper entry and rescue equipment
  • Evaluate the ability of your designated confined space rescue team to respond to emergencies

Corporate Safety Management

Monday, February 13 – Wednesday, February 15 | Intermediate | 2.1 CEUs

Learn new ways to tackle challenges, craft solutions and apply the skills needed to successfully position safety in your organization. Explore corporate management systems and organizational cultures and develop insight on how you can influence them from a safety perspective. You will review corporate reporting relationships, occupational safety and health (OSH) staffing and the tenets of OSH management systems. You will also use tools to assess your organization’s current safety process and identify ways to adjust it to achieve desired state. Develop your ability to apply negotiation and leadership skills to influence decision-making that affects corporate structure. Take away a new understanding of how to apply corporate safety management concepts and systems and how to lead and influence positive outcomes that change your workplace.

Instructor(s): James Boretti, CSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop a safety management system to support your organization’s strategic and business goals
  • Effectively assess and measure your organization’s safety performance
  • Discuss the influence of corporate culture and develop skills to effect changes that help your organization embrace OSH efforts
  • Justify where the safety function is best positioned within your organization’s corporate structure
  • Apply leadership, negotiation and communication skills to positively influence corporate safety management system
  • Analyze key initiatives for creating high-impact safety performance
  • Define and discuss best practices for safety performance enhancement
  • Analyze appropriate adjustments to the safety effort in response to corporate mergers, downsizing, rightsizing and reorganizing

Creating and Maintaining an Effective Employer Safety Program For Construction

Tuesday, February 21 | Intermediate | 0.4 CEUs

This course will outline the key elements of an employer safety program related to construction and identify the key roles and responsibilities of the supervisors in charge. Understanding the importance of a good safety record and the ways safety impacts the overall health of a company will ultimately determine your organization’s safety culture. Learners will focus on the characteristics and habits of a safe employee and how employee buy-in affects the success of an employer safety program.

Instructor(s): Wesley Wheeler, SMS

Learning Objectives:
  • Outline the key elements of an employer safety program
  • Identify the roles of supervisors in charge of safety
  • Discuss the importance of a good safety record to a company
  • Explain the impact safety has on company profit

Creating Line Management Safety Leadership

Thursday, February 23 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Maximizing safety performance excellence can only be accomplished when line managers accept and own the safety responsibility. This course will assist safety professionals and practitioners in their efforts to create an environment where their role and the role of the line management team can be enhanced to produce safety performance excellence.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the techniques line managers must use to effectively execute their safety responsibilities
  • Create a strategy to help your organization improve its safety culture
  • Practice contemporary safety management approaches and work toward achieving senior management commitment to safety

Implementing an ANSI/ASSP Z10 Management System Based on Systems Thinking

Thursday, February 16 – Friday, February 17 | Intermediate | 1.4 CEUs

Management systems are a powerful tool you can use to continuously improve occupational safety and health (OSH) in your organization. Expand your knowledge of foundational concepts of systems thinking and gain insights on concepts related to the new view of safety and human and organizational performance. Explore ways to develop a road map based on ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 that organizations of all sizes can use to create a control structure to manage occupational risk and integrate with business systems. Review practical approaches that can help you transition from program-based firefighting activities to process-driven continual improvement. These approaches recognize that system performance is the product of the interaction of elements such as leadership, worker participation, planning, implementation, monitoring and measurement, and culture. Your registration includes a digital copy of ANSI/ASSP Z10; ASSP GM-Z10.100-2019, Guidance and Implementation Manual for ANSI/ASSP Z10; and ASSP GM - Z10.101-2019, Guidance Manual: Keep Your People Safe in Smaller Organizations.

Instructor(s): Jim Howe, CSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Use systems thinking to maximize effectiveness when establishing and implementing a management system
  • Identify the assumptions and mental models that significantly impact your organization’s occupational safety and health efforts
  • Recognize the major elements of a management system and their interdependencies
  • Plan improvement actions that focus on the whole system
  • Recognize employees as a source of safety resilience and improvement
  • Integrate elements of ANSI/ASSP Z10 with other systems such as ISO 9001, 14000 and 45001, and OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs and Process Safety Management standard

Implementing a Safety and Health Management System

Thursday, February 23 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Examine different safety management systems to identify the most appropriate system for your organization, with a focus on systems that are applicable to global organizations.

Instructor(s): Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Analyze management systems applicable to occupational safety and health
  • Identify the most appropriate system for your organization’s needs
  • Implement a safety management system

Implementing ISO 45001

Monday, February 20 – Wednesday, February 22 | 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): Vic Toy, M.P.H., CSP, CIH, FAIHA

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, February 23 - Friday, February 24 | 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

International Standards and Legal Requirements

Friday, February 24 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Explore the regulations, standards and pieces of legislation that pertain to occupational safety and health (OSH) in your country. Review case studies to analyze the impact of legal requirements in various regions of the world.

Instructor(s): Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize applicable statutes, regulations and industry standards
  • Identify and follow international legal requirements
  • Identify international laws for OSH management
  • Use legal requirements to mitigate risk

Managing Safety and Health

Tuesday, February 21 - Wednesday, February 22 | Intermediate | 1.4 CEUs

Explore the basic needs of managing safety and health with a global perspective and develop skills to analyze the best practices of global leaders in occupational safety and health (OSH) management. Through discussion, case studies and activities, practice effective methods to implement, manage and measure a successful global OSH program within your organization.

Instructor(s): Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, FASSP

Learning Objectives:
  • Design, implement and manage a leading safety and health process
  • Apply global best practices to identify and reduce safety risks
  • Evaluate the impact of OSH risks
  • Integrate safety and health processes into business functions
  • Develop measurement systems to achieve optimal OSH performance

Measuring Safety Culture

Friday, February 17 | Advanced | 0.7 CEUs

This advanced course actively engages the safety professional’s knowledge of management systems and safety culture to measure the heartbeat of their safety program. In this working session, attendees will simultaneously use qualitative and quantitative methods to assess and score the two main pillars of their safety program: safety management systems and operational culture. Participants will return to the workplace with a multi-dimensional look at their safety program. This course is ideal for advanced safety managers, safety committee members, and other safety and health stakeholders who have at least seven years of experience with management systems.

Instructor(s): Cynthia Braun, CSP, CHMM, CIT

Learning Objectives:
  • Define "safety culture" and "safety management system”
  • Use an integrated measurement tool to assess and score key elements of your organization’s safety management system and safety culture
  • Identify at least three ways to improve, support, and/or promote a positive safety culture and management system

Safety Management I

Monday, February 13 – Wednesday, February 15 | 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, February 16 – Friday, February 17 | 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

Safety Through Accountability and Recognition: An Approach to Succeed at Management Commitment and Worker Engagement

Friday, February 24 | Intermediate | 0.4 CEUs

This course will use accountability and metrics to provide a foundation for designing, implementing, and verifying management commitment, in particular accountability. The balanced set of metrics and concepts from the new ANSI/ASSP Z16 standard will be part of the presentation. The benefits of worker participation at both the individual and team level will be presented, using similar metrics for recognition. Pitfalls of common recognition programs will also be presented.

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

Learning Objectives:
  • Define management accountability and commitment to occupational health and safety management systems
  • Practice using a balanced set of process (logic) metrics to measure management accountability
  • Develop recognition programs to motivate workforce participation without incident statistics

The Safety Observation Blueprint

Wednesday, February 22 | Intermediate | 0.7 CEUs

Look beyond the hazard identification process to review the policy behind collecting safety observations, discuss the role and responsibilities related to observations, examine the process of ensuring consistent data collection, and create a data use plan to turn observation data into actionable information. Leverage best practices, case studies, practical tools and hands-on applications to implement the process in your organization.

Instructor(s): Cary Usrey

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop a structured and formalized observation plan
  • Develop a consistent methodology for collecting observations
  • Develop a robust data use plan that will aid in turning safety observation information into actionable data
  • Discuss metrics and analytics you can incorporate into your safety observation program

Using a Different Lens in your Safety Management System

Monday, February 20 | Intermediate | 0.4 CEUs

This course will provide a gap assessment tool to help you find human factors that could eventually cause systematic issues in your safety management system. The tools provided in this course include a human factors framework, case studies and solutions to implement once gaps are found. Learn how to engage employees and build trust.

Instructor(s): Tim Page-Bottorff, M.S., CSP, CIT

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand why human factors are often overlooked
  • Compare and contrast several different safety management systems
  • Complete a risk assessment with the human factors multiplier
  • Measure success against other world-class organizations

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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.

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