Select one workshop for Thursday, November 12

1. Aligning Safety with Your Organization’s Business Goals: A Six Step Process

In a recent ASSE survey, respondents ranked their interest in aligning safety with their organization’s business goals as a topic of high importance for their professional development.  This topic is viewed as a quid pro quo that is critical for the organization’s survival and helps assure the success of the safety endeavor.  An approach to achieving this balance can be found in the application of risk principles as a facet of safety management. In this seminar, you will learn to use risk principles through a six-step risk-based process, Operational Risk Management.  This process will guide you through risk identification, risk assessment, and the development of risk control measures that will impact the cost of risk in any organization and at the same time further your efforts to be more proactive in safety management.

Learn to

Francis P.Sehn, CSP, ARM
Willis HRH
Pittsburgh, PA

Learn Operational Risk Management, a six-step process to integrate safety into the business goals of any organization. (Waiting for copy)

2. Cost Analysis for Safety and Health (unavailable)

In today’s economy, it is more important than ever for your organization to justify the investment of its sometimes scarce resources. Even when safety and health is a core value, there is still the expense of equipment, technology, staffing and programs to assure the success of your safety management system. It is up to you to identify and justify initiatives that will result in the greatest degree of risk reduction given limited resources. Join this workshop to examine the process of making sound business decisions that result in budgets that will support your efforts.

Learn to:

Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH 
President, TFC & Associates
Apex, NC

3. Implementing the ANSI Z10 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard

The ANSI Z10 standard is an excellent model to use in creating or improving an OHS management system for any organization, large or small.  In this workshop, you will learn to use each element of the standard and how your organization will benefit from this important safety management tool  You will be comparing your present management approach with the requirements of ANSI Z10 to determine how you can facilitate a transition to this new process.  Participants will receive a copy of the standard.
Learn to:

Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM
Spring, TX

4. Employing Social Networking Tactics for Safety Management (unavailable)

This highly interactive workshop follows the keynote presentation on social networking.  You will examine practical aspects and applications for the use of social networking in safety management.  You will learn how to evaluate your organization’s social readiness through examples from companies already using social networking and online communities to achieve their goals.  Working in groups, you will begin building a social strategy with components that you can apply to your organization.

Learn to:

Barry Libert and Associate
Burlington, MA


Select one workshop for Friday, November 13

5. Making the Business Case for Positive Change

Didn’t have the chance to get your MBA?  How about a quick fix?  Following a business management approach, this workshop will take you through a series of techniques that will lead you from conducting a needs assessment, setting objectives, developing a plan and then to evaluating the results of your EHS initiative assignment.  Each member of your workgroup will be provided with a CD containing the tools you will need to work through workshop techniques and you will take this resource back to your workplace.

Work through an assigned EHS project to learn to:

David E. Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA
President, EHS Management
Minneapolis, MN

6. Techniques for Hazard Recognition (unavailable)

Employees find it difficult to recognize hazards, even among organizations with the best safety and health management systems.  The solution is a variety of hazard recognition techniques, as many as 20 to 25 different techniques, to be reasonably assured that the majority of hazards are found.  You will leave this workshop ready to implement the most effective hazard recognition techniques including job hazard analysis, the multi-step planning process, 10-second drill, out-of view observations, permitting, new equipment reviews, blue print reviews, safety-by-design, and more.

Learn to:

David. F. Coble, MS, CSP
President, Coble
Taylor & Jones Safety Associates
Cary, NC

7. Leadership Toolbox

When is the last time you updated your leadership tool set? Join in this interactive workshop to take some rust off of those old tools not used in a while and add a few new ones to the box. You will be utilizing several cases studies to build on your leadership skills for problem-solving, being influential in your organization and achieving the most desirable outcome under pressure. Getting to yes is challenging, find out what techniques will help you achieve success.

Learn to:

James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP
Director, EHS Training
Hurst, TX.

8. Creating Safety Training Programs That Work (unavailable)

Training the workforce of your organization to perform safely might be the most important role you play as a safety professional. Is your training technique where it should be to fulfill this responsibility? In this workshop, you will learn the techniques that will make learning happen.  

Learn to:

Ann Anzalone
National Trainer and Adjunct Professor - Wright State University, Division of Professional Practice
McGregor School of Antioch University Private Practice - Learning Style Assessments
Dayton, OH

Additional Educational Opportunities

Prior to the Workshops, ASSE will be offering:

November 8

Math Review for Certification Exams

November 9-11

ASP Exam Preparation Workshop

November 9-11

CSP Exam Preparation Workshop

November 9-11

Corporate Safety Management

These seminars are scheduled November 8-11, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. For more information, please call ASSE Customer Service at 847.699.2929 or visit our web site at

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