February 14-20, 2010 - Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel

Seminars Offered at SeminarFest 2010

Certification Preparation Workshops

  1. Math Review for Certification Exams
  2. ASP Examination Preparation Workshop
  3. CSP Examination Preparation Workshop
  4. CHST Examination Preparation Workshop (Call for Availability)
  5. OHST Examination Preparation Workshop

Certificate in Safety Management

  1. Safety Management I
  2. Safety Management II
  1. Corporate Safety Management (Call for Availability)

Executive Program in Safety Management

  1. Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System (Call for Availability)
  2. Reducing Losses from Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures
  3. Managing the Business Aspects of Safety

Additional Technical, Management and Skill Development Seminars

  1. Reducing Chemical Use: Impact of Global Harmonization, REACH and Sustainability (CANCELLED)
  2. Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant
  1. Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional
  2. The Business Tool Box for Safety
  3. Creating Safety Training Programs That Work (CANCELLED)
  4. Risk Management for the Safety Professional
  5. People-Based Safety: The Human Dynamics of Achieving an Injury-free Workplace
  6. Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools
  7. Fall Protection in Construction
  8. Critical Issues in Construction Safety
  9. Principles of Leadership
  10. Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  11. Implementing a Machine Risk Assessment Program
  12. Global Environmental Health and Safety Management
  13. Planning, Developing, Managing and Tracking the Organizational Performance of EHS Initiatives and Programs: A Mini Safety MBA
  14. Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!
  15. Techniques for Building a World-Class Safety System
  16. Coaching to Improve Safety and Health Performance
  17. The Safe Work Habits Program: A Practical Approach to Leading Safety Improvement
  18. Basic Electrical Safety with Application of NFPA 70E
  19. Crane Safety Management
  20. Developing a High-Level Ergonomics Culture
  21. Sustainability: This Emerging Force in Business has an Impact on the Safety Profession
  22. Change Management and Leadership: Understanding the Dimensions of Change and How to Be More Effective As a Change Leader
  23. Influencing Your Organization on the Value of Safety
  24. Techniques for Hazard Recognition
  25. Conducting a Life Safety Inspection of Your Organization
  26. Leading Measures of Safety Performance: A Measurement and Metrics Workshop
  27. Confined Space, Evaluation, Entry and Rescue
  28. Integrating Safety into Your Organization’s Strategic Plan
  29. Prevention through Design (PtD) at Every Phase of the Project
  30. Occupational Risk Assessment Strategies
  31. Creating A Positive, Proactive and Participative Safety Culture
  32. Achieving Organizational Social Responsibility: Safety’s Reward (CANCELLED)
  33. Balanced Scorecard Approach to Determine Safety Program Effectiveness
  34. Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) A to Z
  35. Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems
  36. Aligning Safety with Your Organization’s Business Goals: A Six-Step Process
  37. Training Supervisors to Become Safety Coaches
  38. Cost Analysis for Safety and Health Professionals

Certification Preparation Workshops

Calculators: Attendees will need to use scientific calculator TI-30X IIS in the Math, ASP, CSP, and OHST workshops. These calculators will be included in the cost of and provided in the Math Review seminar. ASP, CSP and OHST attendees that do not attend the Math Review seminar may bring their own TI-30X IIS calculator or purchase one at the SeminarFest registration desk.

1 Math Review for Certification Exams

February 14 - 1 Day / .7 CEU

This is an intensive review of essential math skills specifically designed for those preparing for certification examinations (ASP, CSP, CHST, OHST) and needing a hands-on review of essential skill areas.

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Instructors: C. David Langlois, CSP and Michael Weigand, CSP - Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

2 ASP Examination Preparation Workshop

February 15 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 Safety CM Points # 09-2774

This workshop will prepare you for the BCSP’s Safety Fundamentals Examination, which leads to the ASP designation. You will review more than 350 problems addressing all four sections covered by the exam.

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Instructors: C. David Langlois, CSP and Michael Weigand, CSP - Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

3 CSP Examination Preparation Workshop

February 18-20 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 Safety CM Points #09-2775 / 21 CHMM CMPs

This workshop is designed to prepare individuals for the Comprehensive Practice Examination leading to certification as a CSP. The workshop consists of lectures, sample problems, and discussions on a variety of subjects essential to prepare the student for the exam.

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Instructor: C. David Langlois, CSP - Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

4 CHST Examination Preparation Workshop

February 18-20 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 16 CHMM CMPs

This workshop provides CHST education and experience requirements and over 200 questions addressing the eight areas to be covered by the exam.

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Instructor: Steve Pereira, CSP - President, Professional Safety Associates, Denham Springs, LA

5 OHST Examination Preparation Workshop

February 18-20 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

This workshop will help identify potential problem areas, recommend resources available to prepare for the exam, explain certification requirements and scoring procedures, review content material utilizing a testing format, and minimize test shock.

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Instructor: Michael Weigand, CSP - Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

ASSE Certificate in Safety Management

The Certificate in Safety Management signifies your attainment of an educational step recommended for the safety professional by ASSE. Upon completion, a personalized certificate is awarded as documentation of this achievement.

The Certificate is awarded after earning a total of 7.5 CEUs for completing three required seminars and any other ASSE National seminars or symposia that bring your CEU count to 7.5. The ASSE Professional Development Conference, Chapter and Regional seminars are not applicable to this program. The required seminars are: Safety Management I, Safety Management II, and Corporate Safety Management.

6 Safety Management I

February 14-16 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 IH CM Points # 09-2776 / 21 CHMM CMPs

This seminar provides a foundation of fundamental elements and techniques for managing an effective safety system. Through examples, case studies and other resources, you will take away a framework for an effective safety management system that can be implemented in your organization.

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Instructor: Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM - President, T-JENS & T-JENS, Inc., Spring, TX

7 Safety Management II

February 17-18 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2777 / 14 CHMM CMPs

This seminar may be taken as a continuation of Safety Management I or as a stand-alone seminar for those who wish to strengthen an existing safety management system. Safety Management ll attendees will use case studies to learn measurement techniques with recommendations for implementation.

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* Please bring to class 1) a copy of a safety policy, 2) a copy of several safety rules, or 3) a one or two-page memo on your company’s safety policy or rules.

Instructor: Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM - President, T-JENS & T-JENS, Inc., Spring, TX

10 Corporate Safety Management

February 14-16 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 IH CM Points #09-2778 / 21 CHMM CMPs

This seminar is for the safety professional who is facing the challenges of management responsibility in the corporate world. If you have recently joined the corporate management team or would like to enhance your business skills, this seminar will provide you with the steps to success in these areas. You will also learn how to make safety a key function of the overall business process of your organization.

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Instructor: Samuel Gualardo, CSP - President, National Safety Consultants, Inc., Salix, PA


Executive Program in Safety Management

Your Next Step In Continuing Education

A Certificate from the Executive Program in Safety Management signifies accomplishment of critical moves toward maximizing safety program performance. It is a program for Safety, Health, or Environmental professionals who aspire to a higher level of achievement in safety management and want to:

Complete this program to receive a Certificate signifying advanced accomplishment in safety management from the ASSE Professional Safety Academy.

Eligibility

You are eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion for this program if you satisfy one of the following criteria:

  1. Completion of the ASSE Certificate in Safety Management
  2. CSP, CHMM, ARM or CIH designation
  3. Professional Member of ASSE
  4. Baccalaureate degree plus 5 years experience in Safety
  5. Professional Engineer working in the Safety, Health or Environmental field

Learning Objectives

Successful completion of the ASSE Executive Program in Safety Management will improve your ability to:

Completion Requirements

The Certificate is awarded after earning a total of 7.5 CEUs for completing three required seminars and any other ASSE national seminars or symposia that bring your CEU count to 7.5 or more. The required seminars are: Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System, Reducing Losses from Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures, and Managing the Business Aspects of Safety.

11 Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System

February 17-18 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2779 / 14 CHMM CMPs

This seminar is designed to support your efforts in assessing the effectiveness of your system and gaining recognition for it. The curriculum will guide you in the evaluation, measurement and demonstration of the outcome of a safety management system.

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Seminar content

Exploring Safety Management Approaches

Demonstrating Safety System Effectiveness:

Instructors: James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP - Director, EHS Training, Textron, Hurst, TX and Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH - President, TFC & Associates, Apex, NC

12 Reducing Losses from Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures

February 19-20 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2780 / 14 CHMM CMPs

The safety professional aspiring to a higher position has an increased scope of authority that includes health and environmental exposures. This seminar explores the areas of activity outside of accident prevention for the safety professional ready to assume responsibility for the health and environmental challenges with their organization.

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Seminar content

Instructors: Joel N. Tietjens, CSP, CSHM - President, T-JENS & T-JENS, Inc., Spring, TX and Thomas L. Roberts, CSP, CIH, CHMM, President, Occupational & Industrial Health - Systems, Inc., Nacogdoches, TX

13 Managing the Business Aspects of Safety

February 14-16 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 IH CM Points # 09-2781 / 21  CHMM CMPs

With career growth, the safety professional increases interaction with the senior management team. There is an expectation that the safety professional needs the knowledge of all aspects of the organization’s operations in order to more effectively integrate a safety system into the company’s business. This seminar is designed to support those challenges.

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Seminar Content

Instructors: James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP - Director, EHS Training, Textron, Hurst, TX and Thomas Cecich, CSP, CIH - President, TFC & Associates, Apex, NC

Satisfying the Electives Requirement for Certificate Programs

The following seminars and symposia will meet many of the continuing education and training needs of the safety and health professional and are applicable to satisfy the electives needed to complete the 7.5 CEU requirement for the Certificate in Safety Management or the 7.5 CEU requirement for the Executive Program in Safety Management:

NOTE: Additional information on the Certificate in Safety Management or the Executive Program in Safety Management can be found on ASSE’s web page www.asse.org or upon request from Customer Service at 847.699.2929


Additional Technical, Management and Skill Development Seminars

8 Reducing Chemical Use: Impact of Global Harmonization, REACH and Sustainability (CANCELLED)

February 19 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2789

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals is coming to the US and it will affect your hazard communication program whether your organization is a manufacturer, importer, distributor or end user. Now is the time to get ready for GHS expectations and the impact it will have on your organization. In addition, the European Union and other countries have implemented new regulations that affect the registration of chemicals, use of certain materials and now mandate recycling. In this seminar, you will learn how to make the necessary changes to your safety and health efforts for GHS and related chemical regulations. You will take away information to respond to the changes in Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program, and even your company’s product lifecycle.

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Instructor: Deborah R. Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP - President, Safetech Consultants, Inc., South Portland, ME

9 Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant

February 20 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #09-2802

This seminar offers hands-on training in basic business operations for those who would like to improve the effectiveness of their consultant practice or would like to make the transition from employee to independent practitioner.

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Instructor: Deborah R. Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP , President, Safetech Consultants, Inc., South Portland, ME

14 Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional

February 17-18 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 14  CHMM CMPs

This seminar provides an overview of the elements involved with the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion will concentrate on hazard recognition, evaluation, and control for the participant who is either beginning in the field or in need of an overview refresher course. Practical hands-on case studies will be utilized in developing sampling strategy, sampling methods and use of control measures. A basic review of industrial hygiene equipment and current regulatory requirements will be addressed.

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Instructor: Thomas L. Roberts, CSP, CIH, CHMM - President, Occupational & Industrial Health Systems, Inc., Nacogdoches, TX

15 The Business Tool Box for Safety

February 19 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2803 / 7  CHMM CMPs

Though the concepts of 5S, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing have been around for a while, it is only recently that they have gained attention in regard to the safety process. Learn to use these management tools and how they can be effectively applied to safety systems. You will take techniques back to your organization to conduct the Six Sigma steps of voice of the customer, house of quality and also new tools for use in lean projects. During this session, participants will also be able to review and utilize a model deploying elements of these new business tools through the goal setting process.

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Instructor: James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP - Director, EHS Training, Textron, Hurst, TX

16 Creating Safety Training Programs That Work (CANCELLED)

February 20 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2804 / 7  CHMM CMPs

Are your trainers sages on the stage or guides on the side? In this seminar, you will learn how to create training programs that actively engage your trainees using brain compatible learning principles. Discover three key learning patterns that help your trainees focus, pay attention, and remember your content. You will learn how to create instructional programs that accomplish your training goals.

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Instructor: 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

17 Risk Management for the Safety Professional

February 14-16 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 2.05 Safety CM Points # 09-2805 / 21  CHMM CMPs

Management of corporate risk is a critical part of every organization’s management process. The safety and health professional needs to understand and apply a wide variety of best practices beyond “simple” accident prevention. This seminar provides a framework for understanding the risk management process, and its implications for corporate financial and operational management. Designed for practicing safety professionals, the seminar emphasizes the complementary financial and contractual controls that can be used to assure the organization’s survival and profitability. Through case studies, you will conduct a thorough analysis of an organization’s risks, examine the wide variety of risk management techniques to address real-world financial needs of risk management, and see the impact of insurance and other risk financing programs on the cost of risk.

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Instructor: Philip E. Goldsmith, CSP, ARM - Deputy Chief, Risk Management, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

18 People-Based Safety: The Human Dynamics of Achieving an Injury-free Workplace

February 17 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2806 / 7  CHMM CMPs

This workshop will help you understand the dynamics of human nature relevant to increasing the kind of involvement in occupational safety that prevents workplace injuries. You will be able to discuss and implement the psychological principles and strategies applicable to improving the human dynamics of your organization and achieving an injury-free workplace. Attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Scott Geller’s book Leading with People-Based Safety: Enriching Your Culture (Dr. Geller is Senior Partner with Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. along with the workshop presenter Dr. Steve Roberts.)

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Instructor: Steve Roberts, Ph.D., Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. - Professor, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

19 Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools

February 18 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2807

Studies on human error clearly demonstrate that reducing human error to zero is not possible and that some organizations actually experience an increase in average error rates with traditional error reduction approaches. While you cannot reduce human error to zero, gaining a greater understanding of human error may provide you with the ability to bring the impact of the consequences down to zero. In this workshop, you will learn the results of the latest studies on human error performed by NASA and others and take away tools available to address human fallibility.

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Instructor: T. Shane Bush, CPT - President, BushCo, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID

20 Fall Protection in Construction

February 19 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2808  

This seminar is intended to provide an overview of the OSHA standards related to fall protection in the construction industry. The focus will be placed upon the information needs of those safety professionals responsible for the direct supervision of affected operations or those who oversee contractors.

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Instructor: Kimlee Lindgren, Safety Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Irvine, CA

21 Critical Issues in Construction Safety

February 20 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2809 / 5  CHMM CMPs

Designed for the construction safety professional, this seminar will identify the differences between general industry and construction, relative to hazard identification and control. It will also touch on the most common construction hazards, safety and health programs, hazard communication, personal protective equipment, fire prevention and protection, heavy equipment, traffic control, welding, electrical, scaffolding, training, fall protection, recordkeeping and more.

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Instructor: Kimlee Lindgren, Safety Manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Irvine, CA

22 Principles of Leadership

February 14-15 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2810 / 14  CHMM CMPs

Meeting the diverse challenges and demands in today’s safety environment requires strong leaders who can put leadership principles into practice. Effective leaders apply proven principles and live them on a daily basis. In this seminar, you will learn the principles that link leadership skills to safety and health management. You will take away practices that will improve your effectiveness as an influential leader in your organization and enhance the contribution you make to its core business objectives.

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Instructor: M. E. Eddie Greer, CSP, OHST, President, Eddie Greer & Associates, Horseshoe Bay, TX

23 Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

February 16-17 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2811 / 14  CHMM CMPs

All accidents, injuries, illnesses and near-miss incidents should be investigated to determine the cause(s) so that appropriate corrective (remedial) action can be taken to prevent similar events. In addition, OSHA has requirements for investigating certain job-related injuries and illnesses. Under OSHA 1910.119 Chemical Process Safety Management Standard, all incidents that did or could have resulted in the catastrophic release of highly hazardous chemicals or catastrophic explosions must be investigated by a team within 48 hours. This two-day seminar will teach participants how to promptly conduct thorough investigations and identify the root cause(s) of the event.

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Instructor: Steven P. Pereira, CSP - President, Professional Safety Associates, Denham Springs, LA

24 Implementing a Machine Risk Assessment Program

February 18 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2790  

A critical factor in any management system is a thorough and ongoing workplace assessment for hazards, which must include hazards associated with machines. Join in this seminar to learn to establish a system of continuous improvement for safeguarding industrial machinery. You will take away a process involving the use of risk assessment to prioritize machinery for safeguarding.

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Instructor: Paul J. Prince, CSP, Bureau Veritas North America, Inc., Hendersonville, TN

25 Global Environmental Health and Safety Management

February 19-20 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2812 / 14  CHMM CMPs

This seminar is practical, experience-oriented and designed for new or experienced EHS managers and consultants working in the international arena. You will walk away with resource materials and problem solving tools to develop, implement and monitor an effective global EHS safety management system. The seminar incorporates British and European safety and health management systems, U.S. based multinational experience as well as an opportunity to discuss business approaches through breakout groups and case studies.

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Instructor: Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, RSP (UK), MIOSH, President, Global Solutions Inc., Mendham, NJ

26 Planning, Developing, Managing and Tracking the Organizational Performance of EHS Initiatives and Programs: A Mini Safety MBA

February 14-15 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2827 / 14  CHMM CMPs

You may not have had time to pursue an MBA, but you can get a sampling of the content of a graduate-level business program with a safety slant. In this seminar, you will learn strategy for planning, developing, managing and tracking the performance of your safety programs. Objectives are accomplished through lecture and team participation.

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Instructors: David E. Downs, CSP, CIH, QEP, CPEA - President, EHS Management Partners, Inc., Excelsior, MN and William L. Heim , CSP, CIH - Director, EHS, Seagate Technology, Inc., Bloomington, MN

27 Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!

February 16 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2791  

Slips, trips, and falls have been and remain a major cause of workplace injuries in all industries for as long as loss data has been tracked. Unfortunately, even though new technologies are available, accident rates still remain high. However, you can take actions that will make a difference in your loss experience and in this seminar, you will learn these methods. You will learn that a relatively straightforward set of factors related to floor-related issues, footwear and walking style, can reduce the risks of slips, trips and falls and these measures can be employed in your workplace immediately. While this seminar is focused on same-level falls, many of the points covered will be useful for those seeking to prevent falls from heights..

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Instructor: David Natalizia - Principal, Dynamic Safety, Inc., Castle Rock, CO

28 Techniques for Building a World-Class Safety System

February 17 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2813 / 7  CHMM CMPs

World-class safety performance requires a balance between establishing a safety culture characterized by passion and caring, and utilizing a systematic approach to safety. In this seminar, you will learn techniques and tools that will help you connect these two essential components of a high-performance safety system. This proven simple approach to safety is based on multiple case studies of major capital construction projects, with world-class safety performance, that have been executed in a variety of cultures and business environments around the world.

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Instructor: Jack Toellner, P.E., CSP, MPH - Lead Safety Advisor - Training/Special Projects, ExxonMobil Development Company, Houston, TX

29 Coaching to Improve Safety and Health Performance

February 18 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2814 / 7  CHMM CMPs

Coaching skills, the ability to work with an individual (employee or leader), group, team, or organization to help them get unstuck in their current ways of thinking and acting about safety and health, and to transfer their learning into overall improved results for the organization, is quickly becoming a foundational part of every safety and health professional’s toolbox. Coaching can dramatically increase the service and value you bring to your organization and also provide a different framework for you to work with and get the best performance out of others. By understanding coaching skills you will learn how to move beyond a “safety cop” to an enabler and partner to those within the organization. In this seminar, you will learn to excel in coaching, identify the differences between coaching and performance management as it relates to safety, and share an easy-to-apply coaching model.

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Instructor: Katherine A. Hart, EdD, CSP - Founder and Principal, ClearVision Consulting, Alameda, CA

30 The Safe Work Habits Program: A Practical Approach to Leading Safety Improvement

February 19-20 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEU / 2.34 Safety CM Points # 09-2792  

Improving safety performance can be a fight against human nature! We often perform an at-risk behavior without consciousness of the risks at play or to meet an immediate need to save time, be comfortable, or receive approval from others. These at-risk behaviors become unsafe habits over time, putting us at risk of injury. Here is a new approach, “The Safe Work Habits Program” to reducing risks that can improve the performance of your safety efforts. In this seminar, you will learn to challenge the perceptions of individuals that lead them to risk-taking behaviors and employ methods to replace these unsafe practices with a commitment to safer performance.

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Instructor: Robert M. Chvatal - Senior Consulting Partner and Trainer, The Galileo Initiative, Eagan, MN

31 Basic Electrical Safety with Application of NFPA 70E

February 14-15 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 Safety CM Points # 09-3294  

Worker injuries resulting from inadequate electrical safety controls can be debilitating and even fatal. It is the OSH professional’s responsibility to recognize electrical hazards and suggest methods of control. The course will examine how-to issues using a direct explanation of principles and visual skills. Course content will cover the basic principles required to meet OSHA and NEC standards. A chronological sequence will be provided to implement electrical hazard control and management.

Learning Aids: Participants must bring a hand held calculator. Laptop computer with Excel is optional.

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Instructor: Paul Zoubek, CSP, CIH - Succeed Safety & Health Services, Inc., San Diego, CA

32 Crane Safety Management

February 16 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2816  

Daily, cranes tip over, collapse, drop loads, and fail to perform as designed or expected due to common gaps in operational skill and efficiency among the members of the workforce. Safety Professionals need, at a minimum, basic crane safety knowledge to challenge common operator misconceptions, empower operators and riggers with authority and knowledge, and educate line supervision and upper management about crane management risk and responsibilities. In this seminar, you will learn how managers using cranes, and others, fail to critically assess craning and hoisting practices and risk, and how this and other factors cause accidents and mishaps with cranes. Discussion and examples focus on mobile cranes, but principles of crane safety management apply to all cranes, including tower, gantry, bridge, traveler, pedestal, jib, and other cranes.

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Instructor: Barry A. Cole - President and CEO, Cole-Preferred Safety Consulting, Inc., Preferred Safety Products, Inc., Denver, CO

33 Developing a High-Level Ergonomics Culture

February 17 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2799  

Ergonomics incorporates best equipment and behavior for accomplishing tasks as safely as possible. Cumulative trauma injuries - such as soft-tissue and others - are prevalent and often the result of a mounting series of ongoing perceptions, decisions, actions and omissions, at work and at home; these both reflect and contribute to a company's ergonomic culture. At the highest ergonomic level, executives and managers have realistic expectations of return on investment, strategically allocate resources and lead/participate appropriately. And workers think more cumulatively, recognize forces building at just-beginning stages and make needed modifications. In this seminar, you will learn the kinds and levels of ergonomic cultures so you will be able to apply strategies for overall ergonomic performance and injury reduction.

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Instructor: Robert Pater - Managing Director, Strategic Safety Associates/MoveSMART®, Portland, OR

34 Sustainability: This Emerging Force in Business has an Impact on the Safety Profession

February 18 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2793  

Market forces are influencing companies to incorporate workplace safety and health performance into their sustainability goals. Although the US business community has been slower to embrace sustainable development and manufacturing than their European counterparts, there is now significant change afoot in the United States and safety and health will have a role in this movement. Join is this seminar to learn the concepts underpinning sustainability and how your organization can construct a sustainability model. Most importantly, you will gain insight on how safety and health will be impacted and also realize opportunities from this emerging trend in business.

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• Strategize your safety efforts to build in safety’s role in sustainable performance

• Influence your organization’s sustainability goals and performance in the areas of safety performance (safe working conditions) for employees and supply chain contractors

• Contribute to your organization’s sustainability efforts related to product safety, renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, product packaging initiatives and external product and internal recycling programs with hazardous materials implications

Instructor: Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, RSP (UK), MIOSH - President, Global Solutions, Inc., Mendham, NJ

35 Change Management and Leadership: Understanding the Dimensions of Change and How to Be More Effective As a Change Leader

February 19 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2817 / 7  CHMM CMPs

Today’s safety professionals are no longer expected to simply know and understand safety, they are being asked to be effective leaders of change within their organizations. Whether you are changing an existing procedure, implementing a new process, or transforming your organization to improve safety performance, there are some foundational skills for change management that will make your efforts easier and more effective. In this seminar, you will learn how to be more successful as a change leader and how to leverage those around you to implement change efforts that are sustainable.

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Instructor: Katherine A. Hart, EdD, CSP - Founder and Principal, ClearVision Consulting, Alameda, CA

36 Influencing Your Organization on the Value of Safety

February 20 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2794  

Our success as safety professionals is dependent upon our ability to both influence and educate the decision makers in our organization on the value of our safety initiatives. Simply selling our efforts is no longer good enough. We must be engaged in our organization’s decision-making process and take steps to enhance our credibility by demonstrating safety success. Join us for this seminar to learn a strategic model, based on business marketing strategies, that will help you gain management support for all of your safety efforts.

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Instructor: James Boretti, CSP - President, Boretti, Inc., Visalia, CA

37 Techniques for Hazard Recognition

February 14-15 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-2818 / 14  CHMM CMPs

Employees find it difficult to recognize hazards, even among organizations with the best safety and health management systems. Every organization needs 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. 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.

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

38 Conducting a Life Safety Inspection of Your Organization

February 16-17 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 Safety CM Points # 09-2795  

Life safety readiness is an ongoing responsibility in our facilities. Safety professionals must ensure that our buildings and systems will function properly in the event of an emergency. In this seminar, you will learn the key elements of an effective inspection process. In this highly interactive workshop, you will work in groups to plan the actions of a life safety inspection that you can conduct in your organization.

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Instructor: Craig Schroll, CSP, SFPE - President, FIRECON, East Earl, PA

39 Leading Measures of Safety Performance: A Measurement and Metrics Workshop

February 18-19 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points # 09-3295 / 14  CHMM CMPs

In this highly interactive seminar, you will learn the latest methods in measurement as applied to safety management systems. You will examine the proper application and limitations of various safety metrics, determine measurement priorities, learn about communicating with management through leading measurement systems, and identify methods for using measurement as a powerful driver of safety performance. Tools and resources for measurement will be discussed and demonstrated.

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Instructors: Earl Blair, Ed.D., CSP, Associate Professor & Program Director, Safety Management, Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and Barry S. Spurlock, Loss Control Professional, Midwestern Insurance Alliance, Louisville, KY

40 Confined Space, Evaluation, Entry and Rescue

February 14 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2815 / 7  CHMM CMPs

In this seminar, you will learn how to evaluate spaces to determine if they are permit-required confined spaces. You will also review the proper entry and rescue procedures into and from confined spaces. The following topics will be covered: development of a written program; training requirements for entry and rescue; inventory; monitoring; ventilation; permits; recordkeeping; retrieval; communication; contractors; and rescue team evaluation. The latest confined space equipment will be available for your inspection during the seminar.

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Instructor: Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM, EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc., San Jose, CA

41 Integrating Safety Into Your Organization’s Strategic Plan

February 15 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2820

Join us for this seminar to develop long-term goals for safety that can be integrated into your organization’s strategic plan. You will learn by example, participating in exercises and a case study of the steps taken by a major corporation to achieve the integration of safety throughout the management planning process. This case will demonstrate how the use of safety management systems, leading metrics, worker perception surveys, and the integration of business systems like six-sigma contributed to the success of this effort.

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Instructor: Paul A. Esposito, CIH, CSP, CPEA, Vice President, ESIS Global Risk Control Services

42 Prevention through Design (PtD) at Every Phase of the Project

February 16 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2796

Recent studies indicate that approximately 40% of work-related fatalities are design related. Prevention through Design (PtD) is an approach that can eliminate or reduce work-related hazards by designing them out of the project. Attend this seminar to become more knowledgeable on the occupational safety, environmental and health issues in the design/ redesign process. You will learn to prevent or minimize work-related hazards associated with facilities, materials, and equipment during: construction, manufacture, use, maintenance and disposal/demolition

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Instructor: Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM, EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc., San Jose, CA

43 Occupational Risk Assessment Strategies

February 17 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2819 / 7  CHMM CMPs

Risk assessment is a fundamental part of OHSAS 18000 and ANSI Z10 Management Systems, as well as a powerful tool for any safety and health program. A skillfully performed risk assessment can make the difference between proactive and reactive safety management. This early knowledge of risk gives you the opportunity to integrate your efforts into all levels of your organization. In this seminar, you will learn the methodology of occupational risk assessments and how to implement these important strategies into your program.

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Instructor: Paul A Esposito CSP, CIH, CPEA, Vice President, ESIS, Inc. Global Risk Control Services , Annapolis, MD

44 Creating A Positive, Proactive and Participative Safety Culture

February 18 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2821  

This seminar covers the process of creating cultural change to achieve a positive, proactive safety culture. It is designed for those who need a roadmap of tools that will enable them to guide others in their organizations to achieve breakthrough safety performance. Dr. Simon will illustrate the principles of transformative culture change by drawing on case examples of top-tier safety cultures that have demonstrated long-term sustainability even in the face of internal and external threats.

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Instructor: Steven I. Simon, Ph.D. - President, Culture Change Consultants, Inc., Larchmont, NY

45 Achieving Organizational Social Responsibility: Safety’s Reward (CANCELLED)

February 19 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2797  

As our organizations embark on corporate responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives, safety professionals need to know the opportunities these efforts can bring to the performance of the organization’s safety system. Safety is a major stakeholder in the benefits of successful corporate responsibility and sustainability programs. Join us for this seminar to learn this dynamic global endeavor and how to reap the rewards of this effort for safety.

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Instructor: James Boretti, CSP, President, Boretti, Inc., Visalia, CA

46 Balanced Scorecard Approach to Determine Safety Program Effectiveness

February 20 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2828 / 7  CHMM CMPs

What gets measured gets managed. This statement is true in safety. The Balanced Scorecard System is a management system that can provide a new approach to measurement of safety program effectiveness. The Balanced Scorecard system provides a clear vision of the status of an operation and translates that vision into actions that facilitate identification of improvement in safety results. Using this system, you will learn to organize benchmarks in four perspective categories, learning and growth, business process, customer and financial. Using these four perspectives, you will learn to establish metrics that can be collected and analyzed on a continual basis to achieve a more meaningful metric for measurement of safety improvements.

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Instructor: Terry Mathis, President, ProAct Safety, The Woodlands, TX

47 Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) A to Z

February 15 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2823

Last year, OSHA most frequently gave citations in manufacturing for violation of LOTO (29CFR1910.147). This standard regulates the servicing and maintenance of equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the equipment, or release of stored energy could cause an injury. In this seminar, you will learn the A to Z on compliance with this regulation through the development and implementation of a practical written LOTO program, LOTO training program (initial and refresher) as well as equipment- specific LOTO procedures for equipment that does not meet the OSHA eight-point exclusion. You will also have a hands-on opportunity to test a wide range of LOTO devices.

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Instructor: Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM, EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc., San Jose, CA

48 Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems

February 16 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2824 / 7  CHMM CMPs

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. 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. Procedures to baseline, score and quality control the audit procedure will also be presented.

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* Prerequisites: Students should either have auditing experience, and their company should have some type of established auditing program, not necessarily a health and safety management systems auditing. A basic understanding of management principles or quality programs (e.g., VPP, TQM or ISO 9000/14000) will be helpful.

Instructor: Paul A Esposito CSP, CIH, CPEA, Vice President, ESIS, Inc. Global Risk Control Services , Annapolis, MD

49 Aligning Safety with Your Organization’s Business Goals: A Six-Step Process

February 17-18 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 Safety CM Points # 09-2798  

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.

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

50 Training Supervisors to Become Safety Coaches

February 19 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points # 09-2825

In this seminar, you will learn to turn supervisors, who are often an obstacle to safety, into safety coaches who can identify and modify the behaviors that cause accidents. The coaching skills taught will also help improve many other areas of worker performance and build supportive relationships between supervisors and workers.

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Instructor: Terry Mathis, CEO, ProAct Safety, The Woodlands, TX

51 Cost Analysis for Safety and Health Professionals

February 20 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points # 09-2826

Today business environments have many priorities that compete for an organization’s limited resources. Managers must justify the benefits of investments in safety and health equipment, technology, staffing and programs in terms that offer value to their organizations. Ultimately, safety professionals must identify and justify initiatives that will result in the greatest degree of risk reduction given a fixed amount of financial resource. This seminar will examine the process of making sound business decisions that result in budgets sufficient to mitigate safety and health risks. Included will be a review of current models available to analyze the value of safety and health investments.

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• Recognize the business drivers in planning safety and health investment strategies

• Quantify and present the benefits and costs of safety and health expenditures

• Utilize risk assessment methodologies to optimize safety and health investment decisions

• Evaluate existing models for analyzing safety and health investment strategies

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


Luncheon Presentation

Monday, February 14 - This luncheon presentation offers .1 CEU

ASSE Membership Can Benefit Your Safety Performance and Your Career

Membership in ASSE is more than networking opportunities and being in the information pipeline. There are many more rewards to realize from a membership in ASSE that can have a significant impact on the performance of your organization’s safety system and the goals you have established for your career. In this presentation, you will learn to:

Presented by: Terry Wilkinson, Ph.D, CSP, CAE, Director, Member/Region Affairs, ASSE