The American Society of Safety Engineers has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) 1760 Old Meadow Rd., Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. The American Society of Safety Engineers is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs as noted in this brochure to participants who successfully complete each seminar.

Risk Management

Risk Management for the Safety Professional

1 - 2 Days / 0.7 - 1.4 CEUs

This seminar provides an overview of the risk management process including the development of pre-loss and post-loss goals, identification and analysis of loss exposures and development and implementation of risk management techniques. Risk transfer and financing methodologies will be addressed in regard to liability, property, errors, and omissions and workers' compensation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss methods to protect human, property, and financial assets

  • Assess the necessity and value of various insurance programs including liability, property, business interruption, course of construction (builder's risk), workers' compensation, pollution, inland marine, and others

  • Apply the Risk Management Process to tactical and strategic issues

  • Implement a process to analyze contracts' indemnification and corresponding insurance requirements.

  • Recognize the interdependence of Workers' Compensation, FMLA, ADA, and other federal regulations and statutes.

Who Should Attend: Safety professionals who wish to learn more about the risk management function in their organization.

Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment

3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

This seminar builds upon your knowledge, as a safety professional or a supervisor/manager, to develop competence and sharpen skills in the techniques that support hazard discovery and the assessment and control of risk. You will receive guidance in the management of limited resources for the optimum control of risk. Attendees develop skills at recognizing/identifying hazards and at assessing the risks posed by those hazards using practical, uncomplicated techniques drawn from the field of System Safety practice. Methods are learned for determining limits within which risk should be considered acceptable, and for using limited resources to control risk within those limits of acceptability. Workshop sessions sharpen competence with the newly acquired skills, leaving the participant capable of using the techniques in practical workplace settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will acquire a practical background in the fundamentals of risk management - the "System Safety" approach

  • Learn methods of discovering/identifying hazards that threaten employees, equipment, the product, productivity, and the environment

  • Practice uncomplicated techniques for assessing risks in both occupational and complex systems settings

  • Discuss methods for judging the acceptability of risks

  • Become familiar with methods for prioritizing hazards for risk reduction

  • Increase skills through practical case studies

Indentifying Hazards and Controlling Risks

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

The course builds upon your knowledge, as a safety professional or a supervisor/manager, to develop basic skills in the techniques that support hazard discovery and the assessment and control of risk. You will receive guidance in the management of limited resources for optimum risk control.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practical background in the fundamentals of risk management - the "System Safety" approach

  • Methods of discovering/identifying hazards that threaten employees, equipment, the product, productivity, and the environment

  • Uncomplicated approaches for assessing risks in both occupational and complex systems settings

  • Methods for judging the acceptability of risks

  • Methods for prioritizing hazards for risk reduction

Goals:

  • Discover/identify hazards in diverse settings, whether they are hazards that threaten personnel, equipment, productivity, the product or the environment.

  • Assess risk for identified hazards, in terms of the severity and probability components that characterize risk.

  • Establish risk tolerance limits - define practical upper levels of risk, beyond which should not be accepted.

  • Develop and evaluate controls and countermeasures with which to reduce excess risk to acceptable levels.

  • Select optimum countermeasures from competing designs/strategies

Course Objective: To introduce the participant to uncomplicated but proven and effective system safety/risk management techniques useful at the safety engineer/practitioner level or by management.

Who Should Attend:

  • Practicing safety professionals and supervisors/managers responsible for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling the risks they pose

  • Occupational safety engineers wishing to acquire competence in system safety techniques

  • Engineers and designers concerned with developing designs free from hazards posing unacceptable risks

  • Managers responsible for ensuring safety program adequacy to reconcile costs against risk management

Benefits to Attendees: Attendees develop skills at recognizing/identifying hazards and at assessing the risks posed by those hazards using practical, uncomplicated techniques drawn from the field of System Safety practice. Methods are learned for determining limits within which risk should be considered acceptable, and for apportioning limited resources to control risk within the limits of acceptability. Workshop sessions sharpen competence with the newly acquired skills, leaving the participant capable of using the techniques in practical workplace settings.

Workers' Compensation for the Safety Professional

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

Workers' Compensation is a major source of cost to any business. Even in today's competitive insurance environment, few safety professionals understand the direct relationship between worker injuries and workers' compensation insurance cost.

This seminar will fill in the gaps in the safety professional's knowledge of the system. The seminar will demonstrate how the ultimate cost of workers' compensation insurance is determined by the type of plan, the employer's short and long-term loss experience, and the care with which the organization audits the computation of premium. It will address the impact of experience modification, retrospective rating plans, payroll classification and audit tips, identification of problem claims, return to work strategies, and other opportunities to produce measurable reductions in insurance cost.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will discuss the coverage provided by Workers' Compensation insurance

  • Make the workers' compensation rating system work for the organization

  • Identify primary sources of the organization's own loss experience and target safety efforts toward these loss sources

  • Return injured employees to productive work quickly

  • Aggressively manage claims to control medical and indemnity cost

  • Allocate workers' compensation costs to business units

Who Should Attend: Safety and health professionals desiring to control the real cost of their organization's work injury costs and loss control professionals wishing to make their client recommendations more practical and effective.

Benefits To Attendees: Attendees will receive proven techniques and resources to help control the cost of Workers' Compensation insurance. Case studies will be used to provide the attendees with examples of proven cost reduction tools they can implement today. Included will be worksheets to identify areas of potential cost control and strategies that can reduce the up-front cost of insurance to the organization.

Effective Loss Control Programs

1 Day / 0.7 CEUs

This one-day seminar is designed to assist the person(s) responsible for providing loss prevention guidance and direction to a client, insured, or company management in analyzing and developing an effective loss control plan and the programs that support it. The elements of an effective loss control plan can vary from industry to industry. But the principles and methodologies are the same for developing programs to deal with workers' compensation, property protection, general liability, motor fleets, etc. The elements that make up an effective loss control plan will be introduced along with various programs that contribute to the success of the overall plan.

Learning Objectives:

  • Loss control plan elements
  • Various programs dealing with Workers' compensation and Property protection
  • Security
  • Fire
  • Environmental - General liability, Motor fleet
  • Auto liability
  • Auto physical damage

Who Should Attend:

  • Safety and health professionals with 1 to 5 years of experience

  • Experienced safety and health professionals who need to refresh their basic skills

  • Loss control/prevention professionals providing services to insured

  • Human resource professionals having safety and health responsibility

  • Management personnel desiring the knowledge of what makes up a loss control plan and the programs that make it effective

How You Will Benefit: Many organizations still struggle to harness the safety and health element of their operations. Far too many companies do not know what makes up an effective loss control plan or how to implement the plan once it is created. What programs are necessary for the type of operations? Who has the responsibility to see that the plan is accomplished? These are just a few of the types of questions that will be addressed during the session.

As a result of this seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss what components are absolutely necessary to make an effective loss control plan
  • Analyze an organization to determine deficiencies in existing and established plans

This session will be a great primer for the beginning professional, a great review of the basics for the seasoned professional, and a great management aid to those seeking to blend safety and health into their day-to-day operations.