Certificate in Safety Management (CSM)


CSM Required Seminars

Corporate Safety Management

A forum to share challenges, craft solutions, and implement the necessary skills to be successful in positioning safety in your organization.

Safety Management I

Through examples, case studies and other resources, this seminar provides a foundation of fundamental elements and techniques for managing an effective safety system.

Safety Management II

Take this seminar as a continuation of Safety Management l or for strengthening an existing safety management system.


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After completing all the requirements for the Certificate in Safety Management, complete this form and return it to ASSE to receive your certificate.

Certificate in Safety Management (CSM)

The success of a company depends on how well management effectively communicates safety through various organizational structures. To help connect the dots between business objectives and safety management, ASSE has developed the Certificate in Safety Management.  Learn the fundamental concepts and process to implement the right safety management program for your organization.  Completion of this certificate is an opportunity for career development, training and recognition.

The seminars from the Certificate in Safety Management may be taken to complete the Certificate in Safety Management or each seminar can be studies independently as continuing education. To achieve the Certificate, complete within five years:

Required Seminars Totaling 5.6 CEUs:

Electives Totaling 1.9 CEUs ASSE:
The electives needed to complete the CEU requirement for the certificate can be earned at the following ASSE events.

  • Certification Preparation Workshops offered throughout the year and various locations. Preparation is offered for ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST and a one-day math review seminar is also available.
  • SeminarFest held at the beginning of each year is a program offering more than 50 seminars over a weeklong period.
  • Safety Symposia are offered several times throughout the year.
  • Pre and Post Professional Development Conference Seminars are held every June.
  • Safety topic Webinars are offered monthly.

*Not applicable as electives:
Annual Professional Development Conference
Chapter and Regional educational events
Education delivered by other organizations

Completion of this certificate earns one additional recertification point authorized by BCSP.


"As safety professionals, we've become and continue to be such an integral component of the corporate environment and critical to a company's long-term success," says attendee Stephen Walter, Chevron Workforce Safety and Health Advisor.  “How can you better continue to grow and be a part of your organization than to understand the latest tools that are out there, and the best approaches that'll enhance the value of our profession and what we do?"

"A highly effective safety professional is a highly effective leader first and foremost," Samuel Gualardo says. "It is only after effective leadership skills are learned and practiced that effective safety management can be accomplished."


Samuel J. Gualardo, CSP

Mr. Gualardo is a faculty member at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. He serves as the Director for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Consultation Program for the State of Pennsylvania. Previously, he held several key positions with Fortune 500 companies including: Director, Corporate Safety and Health, Niagara Mohawk Power; Manager, Safety and Health, Metropolitan Edison; and Manager of Safety, Hershey Foods Corporation. Mr. Gualardo also taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania and started his career working in Loss Control with Maryland Casualty Company.

Mr. Gualardo holds a B.S. in Safety Management and a M.A. in Labor/Industrial Relations. Mr. Gualardo is a professional member of ASSE and has been named as an ASSE Fellow, recognized for outstanding service and dedication, and past national president of ASSE and BCSP.

Mark D. Hansen, PE, CSP, CPEA, CPE

Mark D. Hansen, has 28 years' experience in the SH&E field. Mr. Hansen is director, portfolio environmental and risk management, for Natural Gas Partners Energy Capital Management, in Irving, TX. He holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering, both from Texas A&M University. Mr. Hansen is a professional member of ASSE, has served as past president, and has received the following distinguished awards, Society Fellow, Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year and Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service. He has written more than 150 publications.

James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP

James "Skipper" Kendrick, has over 30 years-experience in the fields of management, safety, education and training. Named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade, he was formerly the Director, EHS Training for Textron Inc., responsible for developing and leading EHS training strategies for businesses in 29 different countries with up to 45,000 employees worldwide. Prior to this position, Mr. Kendrick was Manager, Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter.

He holds a ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Program in Safety Management Certificate, certified OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer, certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. Mr. Kendrick is a professional member of ASSE and has been named as an ASSE Fellow, recognized for outstanding service and dedication, been named Safety Trainer of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year at the Chapter, Region and National level.

Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM

Mr. Tietjens has over 30 years in the safety profession. He has used his knowledge base for the insurance, energy, industrial services and food and beverage industries. He has extensive experience with the Texas Department of Insurance Workers' Compensation Division.

He holds a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Safety, University of Central Missouri. Mr. Tietjens is a professional member of ASSE. He been named as an ASSE Fellow, recognized for outstanding service and dedication, two time recipient as Safety Professional of the Year ASSE Region lll and Gulf Coast Chapter, and has served as president of the Gulf Coast Chapter.

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