Risk Assessment Electives



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 Risk Assessment Electives

Electives are earned by participating in specific ASSE webinars, virtual symposia, or classroom seminars that provide education on an aspect of risk assessment.  Participants must choose from this list of ASSE education offerings.

Webinars and Virtual Symposia


ON-DEMAND - Prevention through Design Virtual Symposium
1.6 CEUs

Prevention through Design is a movement being embraced by a growing number of organizations around the world. Across all industry sectors, PtD is being seen as an efficient and cost-effective means to minimize worker injuries.  After completing this virtual workshop and symposium, you will have the knowledge to get started using PtD within your own organization.


Occupational Risk Assessment
.2 CEUs

Risk Assessment is a fundamental part of OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10 Safety Management Systems, as well as any safety and health program. In this webinar, the background for and methodology of occupational risk assessments will be presented and discussed. In addition, the seminar will present concepts for Risk Management and Risk Minimization, along with how to apply leading metrics to the overall Risk Management process. Concepts from the new ISO 31000 Risk Management will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the drivers behind the risk assessment requirements for OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10
  • Discuss and present risk definitions and matrices
  • Review and practice a methodology for risk assessment
  • Apply occupational risk assessment to risk management
  • Review and discuss risk reduction strategies

Conducting Health & Safety Audits That Protect Employees & Business
.2 CEU

Many of the accidents, injuries and fatalities that occur each year could be prevented by conducting thorough health and safety audits and implementing follow-up action. This presentation will focus on the types of audits, the tools available, and procedures to conduct a comprehensive audit. An overview of the programs, conditions, procedures, and behaviors included in the audit will be addressed in this webcast.

10 Reasons Your Risk Assessments Are Inadequate
.2 CEU

This presentation will describe the top 10 reasons why organizations and individuals fail to identify the most significant hazards facing their organizations and perform good risk assessments. It will describe how to improve your risk assessments based on ANSI/ASSE Z690.3 and nearly 60 years of combined experience of the two presenters.

Risk Management Is More Than Safety
.2 CEU

Safety professionals must recognize that effective safety management has always included an understanding of HR issues.  However, as more complex legal restrictions increase, safety professionals must have a broad knowledge of risk management, labor, employment and legal principles.  The current administration as well as labor unions and the plaintiffs are focusing on related areas of exposure and in many cases are filing multiple claims - each having a safety component.  Thus, more than ever, safety managers can contribute to the success of their company by knowing how risk management from a safety perspective impacts many labor and employment areas.  

Prevention through Design - Slips, Trips and Falls
.2 CEU

This presentation will review a managed approach to preventing slips, trips and falls with key emphasis on facility design not addressed in the International Building Codes and ADA. Applying human factors with Prevention through Design strategies starting with walkway surface material selection; use of color and contrast at transitions; planning pedestrian travel into a facility, stairway; and entrance design will be discussed.

Risk Assessment - The Missing Link for EHS Professionals
.1 CEU

This session will examine the UK/EU approach to risk assessment, which is a legal requirement, unlike in the USA. The session will highlight risk assessment procedures and practices, and will demonstrate a quantitative methodology for risk assessment linked to control actions and timescales.

Effective Risk Assessment in TA, JHA, WMS, Take 5 and Incident Investigation
.1 CEU

This session describes how more effective risk assessments can be applied to day-to-day safety management processes to ultimately ensure that they achieve more reliable, consistent results. Risk estimations using semi-quantitative L*C matrix methods can be made more rigorous. An investigation of an actual fatal incident will illustrate the successful links between decision-making and risk assessments.

Improving Manufacturing Safety and Performance Using Integrated Risk Management
.1 CEU

The common belief that productivity is the key to improving manufacturing business performance is oversimplified. Improving safety and profitability requires SH&E professionals to take a more strategic approach to managing risk. Learn how to use automation, real-time risk management, proactive safety programs and metrics to improve safety and competitiveness.

Integrating Risk Management and Prevention through Design (PtD) Standards
.1 CEU

Relationships between Risk Management principles and PtD will be presented. PtD principles are combined with risk assessment tools to be integrated with ANSI/ASSE Z690.2011. PtD principles/tools should be an integral part of management, practices and the business process of the organization. SH&E professionals could play a significant role in ANSI/ASSE Z690.2-2011 implementation.
Risk Managers are from Mars, EHS Professionals are from Venus
.1 CEU

For EHS professionals to play an integral role in supporting their organization‘s mission, they must demonstrate value beyond compliance efforts. Learn how Enterprise Risk Management can provide a framework for risk and EHS managers to collaborate in controlling a broad array of risks in support of an organization‘s mission.

Risk Assessments - Make Them 'Come Alive' for Real Employee and Business Benefits
.1 CEU

Building on session at ASSE PDC-2013, this presentation will assist ASSE's Risk Assessment Institute goals and add to the Body of Knowledge in this vital area. It will link the outcome of risk assessments to work-based activity/task method statements and safe systems of work. The aim is to show how risk assessment is a crucial part of business integrated safety focused processes.
HSE Facilitator's Guide on How to Lead a Workplace Risk Assessment Process
.1 CEU

Attendees will hear practical skills, methods and tools for a HSE professional to more effectively facilitate and lead a workgroup in performing a Risk Assessment process. Using a detailed facilitator's guide provided, practical applications and case studies for real OHS risks will be assessed by attendees. The session details general group facilitation skills, as well as tips and pitfalls specifically related to the risk assessment process.


Classroom Seminars

These seminars are scheduled annually at the ASSE SeminarFest event and the Pre/Post Seminar program offered at the ASSE PDC.

Techniques for Hazard Recognition

2 Days / 1.4 CEU

Every organization needs a variety of hazard recognition techniques(as many as 20-25 different techniques) to be reasonably assured that the majority of hazards are found.  In this seminar, you will learn a variety of techniques, including job hazard analysis, the multi-step planning process, the 10-second drill, out-of-view observations, permitting, new equipment reviews, blue print reviews, safety-by-design, and more.

Conducting a Due Diligence Assessment for Safety           

1 Day / .7 CEU

Due diligence as a comprehensive appraisal or investigation contributes significantly to your organization’s informed decision making based on having greater knowledge of the costs, benefits and risks. For EHS specifically, it can greatly influence the outcome of the programs you implement in your organization and affect the strategic investments it makes, such as mergers and acquisitions. In this seminar, you will learn about due diligence as it relates to executing EHS and how this type of investigation can heighten your knowledge on how your efforts are furthering your organizations strategic plan.

Prevention through Design Workshop

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs      

Join us for this workshop on Prevention through Design (PtD) to learn application of ANSI/ASSE Z590.3-2011 PtD Guidelines in your organization. You will participate in a hands-on practical project, review of designs, and team exercises.

Manage Risk, Not Safety

1 Day / .7 CEU

The perception of the SHE professional is evolving in new directions.  As a result, there will be significant changes in what you will "bring to the table" of your organization.  Perhaps the greatest change will be a steady shift from SHE that is compliance-based to a more risk based approach. Completing this transition in your organization will require an image makeover to gain the support you will need.  In this seminar, you will learn the steps you need to take for this evolution and you will emerge talking “managementspeak.”

Conducting a Gap Analysis         

1 Day / .7 CEU

An effective way to bring out the differences between your organization’s current capabilities and the expected level of performance is Gap Analysis.  This process is an important investigation of your safety system to determine what areas need better alignment with your organization’s business goals.  In this seminar, you will learn the process of conducting a Gap Analysis, how to analyze the results and apply this information to improve your safety efforts.

Achieving Business Excellence through Risk Management         

1 Day / .7 CEU

Investor surveys have shown that companies with well managed risk management programs financially outperform those who do not.  Safety has a significant role in risk management programs and this seminar will provide an opportunity to learn how to apply this connection to gain the business side of improving safety.

Strategic Thinking for Excellence in Safety   

1 Day / .7 CEU

Strategic thinking is one of the most important characteristics of a leader. Organizations and business leaders are emphasizing the importance of strategic thinking as one of the top five desired skills for corporate leaders. This workshop will guide you in achieving greater consciousness to your thinking which sets the stage for being a more proactive and successful leader in your organization. 

Risk Management for the Safety Professional                      

1 Day / .7 CEU

Risk management is a critical a part of every organization’s management process and the principles of this discipline are valuable for the safety professional’s efforts.   There are some important commonalities for risk management and safety and additional areas of focus in risk management including financial and operational tools that will help safety better align with organizational goals. This overview of risk management is designed to assist safety professionals learn the risk management process and better integrate the safety program with their organization’s risk management function.

Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems  

1 Day / .7 CEU

This seminar will familiarize you with management and quality assurance principles, how to develop a safety and health management system, and present a methodology to audit safety and health management systems, to include risk assessment. OSHA’s Program Management Guidelines will be used as the template for the seminar presentation, with examples from OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10. Techniques on interviewing and scoring employee and supervisor interviews will also be discussed and demonstrated.

Bowtie Risk Assessment

1 Day / .7 CEU

Here is technique that can add a second dimension to the risk assessment you perform for your organization. ISO 31010, Risk Assessment Techniques, lists Bowtie Analysis as a simple diagrammactic way of describing and analyzing the pathways of a risk from hazards to outcomes while reviewing controls. It identifies both the activities that keep a control working and who is responsible for a control. Bowtie analysis is medium in complexity and if your organization is looking for a bit more rigor in their risk assessment process, a process where you can link causal relationships in high risk scenarios, then Bowtie may be for you.

Setting Strategic Goals using a Balanced Scorecard

1 Day / .7 CEU

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a widely used management tool in today's businesses. Because it is a system that measures results, it will give you a broader vision of the effectiveness of your current operations so that you can more accurately set and track your future safety goals. In this seminar, you will learn the BSC concept, and take away a structured approach to developing metrics that guide you in better design and implementation of strategic plans.




“Having taught the one-day ASSE sponsored risk assessment course for the past 10 years, this certificate course takes participants to a whole new level of risk assessment! Not only is it two more days on site, with numerous workshops, but the pre and post conference videos are an excellent supplement!”

Paul Esposito, CSP, CIH
President of STAR Consultants
Risk Assessment Certificate Program Instructor

“Through completion of the program, you can show that you have a certain level of expertise that many others don’t have.  It’s an excellent way to gain a credential.”

Dee Woodhull, CSP, CIH
Principal at MERCER


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