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Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH, TFC & Associates
Mr. Cecich, has extensive experience in SH&E and previously he was Vice-President EHS Global Business Support at GlaxoSmithKline and had safety management positions at the IBM and Allied Chemical Corporations.

He holds a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering. He is member of the graduate faculty at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where he teaches a graduate course entitled “Financial Aspects of Health and Safety”.

Culbertson Award and also received the ASSE President’s award. He also served on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Chairman of the Board of the Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina, and member of the NC Environmental Management Commission. He is a co-author of the landmark National Science Foundation study Climate Change Impacts on the United States.

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. 

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.

C. David Langlois, CSP
Mr. Langlois has over 20 years-experience in the safety and training field, teaching certification preparation workshops, safety management, inspections and audits, accident investigations, industrial hygiene, hazard recognition, and substance abuse awareness He has served as an instructor at Louisiana State University from 1981 until 1989, teaching courses in occupational safety, supervision, training, and maintenance management.

Thomas L. Roberts, CSP, CIH, Occupational & Industrial Health Systems, Inc.
Mr. Roberts has over 20 years-experience in the petrochemical, manufacturing and environmental, safety and health. He has developed and taught comprehensive courses in industrial hygiene, hazardous materials, emergency response, environmental compliance and a variety of OSHA standards. He is an Adjunct Instructor for Texas A&M University, taught at Lamar University, Oklahoma State University and Stephen F. Austin University. He serves on the ANSI Z390 Committee on Safety Requirements for H2S Training and the ANSI Z490 Committee on Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology and has done post-graduate work in chemistry.

Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, Global Solutions, Inc.
Ms. Seabrook is best known for her work in strategic/global SH&E management and recognized as an international speaker, leadership educator and seminar presenter. She has been published in several books including, ASSE’s Safety Professional’s Handbook.

Ms. Seabrook is a professional member of ASSE. Her leadership experience spans the chapter, region and Board of Directors levels serving the Society in Council on Professional Affairs Sustainability Taskforce, Vice President of Council on Practices and Standards, Council of Member and Region Affairs Global Committee, advisory committee for International Practice Specialty, Women in Safety Engineering, IOSH International Group, and International Membership Taskforce, Society Strategic Planning, Bylaws, Professional Development Conference Planning, Business of Safety and Admissions committees. She has received ASSE’s Practice Specialty, Safety Professional of the Year; Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service awards; and IOSH’s Distinguished Service award.

She Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and has a BS in Chemistry.

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.

Michael Weigand, Ed.D, CSP
Mr. Weigand has 24 years-experience in the safety and health field, teaching certification preparation workshops, occupational safety, safety management audits, safety law and training, industrial hygiene, fire science, accident investigation, construction safety, and substance abuse awareness. He has been a CSP since 1979 and has served as an instructor at Louisiana State University from 1980 until 1989.

He holds a Doctor of Education in Safety Education from Texas A&M University, Master’s in Safety Management from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, LA. Mr. Weigand is a professional member of ASSE.

NOTE: Class sizes are limited. REGISTER EARLY to secure a spot in the class of your choice.

Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System

2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs/ 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2779

How effective is your safety management system? Designed to assess the effectiveness of your system, this seminar evaluates methods and enables you to continuously measure your safety management efforts.

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  • Safety management approaches and techniques
    • Human behavior
    • Zero incidents
    • Six Sigma
    • International system standards
    • VPP as a model
    • Critical management activities
    • Managing safety for profit
    • Return on investment 
  • Integrating safety management in the management process
  • System effectiveness by measuring and interpreting results
  • Leading indicators, corporate-wide standards and international system standards
  • Safety design standards for new processes, equipment and systems

Reducing Losses from Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures

2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs/ 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2780

Go beyond accident prevention and learn how to assume responsibility for the health and environmental challenges within your organization. Learn to recognize and address health and ergonomic risks, and enhance your ability to effectively manage major losses and liabilities.

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  • Environmental liability exposures
  • Occupational health risks
  • Implementation and management of ergonomics
  • Risk assessment process
  • Waste management
  • Environmental considerations
  • Regulatory dealings
  • Managing major losses
  • Process safety management

Managing the Business Aspects of Safety

3 Days/ 2.1 CEUs/ 3.5 IH CM Points

As your career in the safety profession advances, you will see that connecting the dots between safety management and business objectives is a must. This seminar will help you better understand the business aspects of safety and enable you to communicate them effectively with senior management. Through stimulated discussions, learn what business tactics work best and develop an efficient way to integrate a safety system into your company.

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  • Business communications and ethics
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Human resource management
  • Risk management
  • Insurance and claims management
  • Legal liability and contract language
  • Crisis management
  • Corporate security
  • Developing corporate systems for training, education and resource information