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Seminar Descriptions


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.

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

Safety Management I

3 Days/ 2.1 CEUs/ 3.5 IH CM Points

Through examples, case studies and other resources, take away a framework for an effective safety management system. Safety Management l provides a foundation of fundamental elements and techniques for managing an effective safety system.

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  • Effective, proven system elements and strategies
  • Moral, financial and legal responsibilities
  • Strategies to control Workers’ Compensation costs
  • Sample policy statements and performance standards
  • How to sell a safety management system to others
  • Budgeting for your safety efforts

Safety Management II

2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs/ 2.34 IH CM Points

Review case studies to learn measurement techniques with recommendations for implementation. Take this seminar as a continuation of Safety Management l or for strengthening an existing safety management system. Bring a copy of your current safety policy and rules.

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  • Effective safety auditing
  • Analyzing the ethics of safety-related matters
  • Managing the expectations of your organization
  • How strategic management efforts impact safety management systems
  • Preparation for deposition

Corporate Safety Management

3 Days/ 2.1 CEUs/ 3.5 IH CM Points

Corporate Safety Management provides a forum to share challenges, craft solutions, and implement the necessary skills to be successful in positioning safety in your organization.

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  • Designing your safety management system to support business objectives
  • Obtaining management support
  • Business and negotiation skills
  • Working habits of effective safety professionals
  • Adjusting safety in response to mergers, downsizing, rightsizing, and reorganizing
  • Analyzing key initiatives for creating high-impact safety performance
  • Implementing best practices
  • Influencing corporate culture
  • Industry networking and benchmarking