January 23-29, 2011 - Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel

Seminars Offered at SeminarFest 2011

Certification Preparation Workshops

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

Certificate in Safety Management

  1. Safety Management I
  2. Safety Management II
  1. Corporate Safety Management

Executive Program in Safety Management

  1. Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System
  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. Ethics for Safety Professionals
  2. Providing Expert Witness Testimony
  1. Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional
  2. The Business Tool Box for Safety
  3. Balanced Scorehead Approach to Determine Safety Program Effectiveness
  4. Risk Management Primer for the Safety Professional
  5. Workers' Compensation for the Safety Professional
  6. Statistical Analysis of Safety Data
  7. People-Based Safety: The Human Dynamics of Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace
  8. Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools
  9. Fall Protection in Construction
  10. Critical Issues in Construction Safety
  11. Principles of Leadership
  12. Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
  13. Implementing an Effective Fleet Management Safety Program
  14. Leading Measures of Safety Performance: A Management and Metrics Workshop
  15. Planning, Development, Managing and Tracking the Organizational Performance of EHS Initiatives and Programs: A Mini Safety MBA
  16. Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategies that Work!
  17. Techniques for Building a World-Class Safety System
  18. Coaching to Improve Safety and Health Performance
  19. Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant
  20. Entrepreneurship for Safety Professionals
  21. Basic Electrical Safety with Application of NFPA 70E
  22. Conducting a Life Safety Inspection of Your Organization
  23. Advanced Fire Prevention
  24. Sustainability: This Emerging Force in Business has an Impact on the Safety Profession
  25. Facilitating Decision-Making in Your Organization
  26. Influencing Your Organization on the Value of Safety
  27. Techniques for Hazard Recognition
  28. Combustible Dust: Recognition, Evaluation and Control
  29. Motivating and Developing Ergonomic Skills and Actions in Your Organization
  30. Strategic Leadership Skills for Safety
  31. Confined Space, Evaluation, Entry and Rescue
  32. Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) A to Z
  33. Global Environmental Health and Safety Management
  34. Using Near-Miss Data for Successful Loss Control
  35. Training Supervisors to Become Safety Coaches
  36. Integrating Safety into Your Organization's Strategic Plan
  37. Prevention through Design (PtD) at Every Phase of the Project
  38. Occupational Risk Assessment Strategies
  39. Creativing A Positive, Proactive and Participative Safety Culture
  40. Environmental Law and Regulations for Safety Professionals
  41. Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems
  42. Techniques for Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Achieve Safety Success
  43. Fatality Prevention: Issues and Possible Solutions
  44. 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

January 23, 2011 - 1 Day /.7 CEU

This is an intensive review of essential math skills. This workshop is 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
Michael Weigand, CSP
Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

2 ASP Examination Preparation Workshop

January 24-26, 2011 - 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
Michael Weigand, CSP
Langlois, Weigand & Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

3 CSP Examination Preparation Workshop

January 27-29, 2011 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 Safety CM Points #09-2775

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:

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

4 CHST Examination Preparation Workshop

January 27-29, 2011 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

This seminar 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

January 27-29, 2011 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

This seminar 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:

C. David Langlois, CSP
Langlois, Weigand, & Associates, Baton Rouge, LA

ASSE Certification 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 within 5 years 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:

6 Safety Management I

January 23-25, 2011 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 IH CM Points #09-2776

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

January 26-27, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

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

January 23-25, 2011 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 IH CM Points #09-2778

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 within a five-year period 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 within a five-year period 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:

11 Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System

January 26-27, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2779

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
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises LLC

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

12 Reducing Losses From Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures

January 28-29, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2780

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

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

13 Managing the Business Aspects of Safety

January 23-25, 2011 - 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs / 3.5 IH CM Points #09-2781

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
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises LLC

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:

Certification Preparation Workshops

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 Ethics for Safety Professionals

January 28, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Ethics CM Points #10-2812

Every day we are faced with making decisions that challenge our personal lives, the relationship we have with our organization and credibility as safety professionals. As our organizations move closer to transparency, the conflict between ethical behavior and alignment with the interests of our employers can be challenging. How do we embrace this new era of transparent information while serving our organization’s needs, all while remaining true to our profession? In this seminar, you will explore these challenges and takeaway guidelines for acting in an ethical manner specific to safety professionals.

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Instructor:

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

9 Providing Expert Witness Testimony

January 29, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2813

As you progress in your career as a safety and health professional, opportunities may arise for you to act as an expert witness in litigation or as a witness for your own or your company’s work. Or perhaps you are thinking about self-employment as an authority for litigation on safety and health matters. This seminar will provide you with a foundation of skills needed to take on the role of an expert witness.

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Instructor:

Neil A. Feldscher, CSP, CIH, Esq.
Chief, EHS Compliance, NYC Environmental Protection Bureau of Engineering Design &
Construction, EHS Compliance Directorate, Corona, NY

14 Industrial Hygiene for the Safety Professional

January 26-27, 2011 - 2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs

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

January 28, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-2803

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
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises LLC

16 Balanced Scorecard Approach to Determine Safety Program Effectiveness

January 29, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #09-2828

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

17 Risk Management Primer for the Safety Professional

January 23, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2814

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.

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Instructor:

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

18 Workers' Compensation for the Safety Professional

January 24, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2815

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 costs. This seminar will fill in the gaps in the safety professional’s knowledge of the system. Participants will discover 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.

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Instructor:

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

19 Statistical Analysis of Safety Data

January 25, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #10-2816

Learn the skills necessary to analyze safety data in order to evaluate programs and make program decisions. Techniques presented in the seminar include data collection methods, data analysis techniques, trend analysis, and the development of valid and reliable safety performance measures.

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Instructor:

Christopher A. Janicak, Ph.D., CSP, ARM
Associate Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

20 People-Based Safety: The Human Dynamics of Achieving an Injury-Free Workplace

January 26, 2011 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-2806

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.

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Instructor:

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

21 Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools

MONDAY, January 24, 2011 - 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

22 Fall Protection in Construction

January 28, 2011 - 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

23 Critical Issues in Construction Safety

January 29, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-2809

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

24 Principles of Leadership

January 23-24, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2810

Meeting the diverse challenges and demands in safety requires strong leaders who can put leadership principles into practice. 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
Director of Business Development, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Savoy, IL

25 Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

January 25-26, 2011 - 2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2811

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 OSHA1910.119 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. Learn to promptly conduct thorough investigations and identify root cause(s) of the event.

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Instructor:

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

26 Implementing an Effective Fleet Management Safety Program

January 27, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2817

Currently, the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States is from vehicular incidents. Safety professionals need to develop and deliver a fleet safety management program, including monitoring driver behavior and cost factors, maintaining a productive fleet, and meeting the organization’s operational demands. In this seminar, you will learn how to implement a fleet management safety program that integrates cost savings.

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Instructor:

Cynthia E. Braun, CSP, CHMM, CET
Braun Safety Associates, LLC, Littleton, CO

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

January 28-29, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-3295

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.

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Instructors:

Earl Blair, Ed.D., CSP
Associate Professor and Program Director, Safety Management, Department of Applied
Health Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Barry S. Spurlock
Loss Control Professional, Midwestern Insurance, Alliance, Louisville, KY

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

January 23-24, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2827

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. Through lecture and team participation, you will accomplish these objectives:

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All software tools will be provided to participants for their future use.

Instructors:

David E. Downs, CSP, CIH, QEP, CPEA
President, EHS Management Partners, Inc., Excelsior, MN

William L. Heim , CSP, CIH
Director, EHS, Seagate Technology, Inc., Bloomington, MN

29 Systematic Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention: Strategics That Work!

January 25, 2011 - 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

30 Techniques for Building a World-Class Safety System

January 26, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-2813

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

31 Coaching to Improve Safety and Health Performance

January 27, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #09-2814

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

32 Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant

January 28, 2011 - 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
Corporate Director of Health, Safety & Wellness, L. L. Bean, Inc., Freeport, ME

33 Entrepreneurship for Safety Professionals

January 29, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2818

In the entrepreneurial economy, safety professionals will need to understand the principles of innovation and entrepreneurial management in order to navigate through the changes occurring within their organizations. This seminar will provide the safety professional with the principles of innovation, identify what other companies have done to successfully navigate change using the entrepreneurial model and offer strategies that can be applied to any workplace to increase the value of its safety program.

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Instructor:

Deborah R. Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CET, CSP
Corporate Director of Health, Safety & Wellness, L. L. Bean, Inc., Freeport, ME

34 Basic Electrical Safety With Application of NFPA 70E

January 23-24, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 Safety CM Points #09-3294

Worker injuries resulting from lacking or inadequate electrical safety controls can be debilitating and even fatal. It is the responsibility of the health and safety professional to recognize electrical hazards and suggest methods of control. Basic electrical safety is an introductory course for the safety professional. It provides the professional with how-to issues as well as a unique, direct focus, and explanation of principles and visual skills. You will learn the basic principles to comply with OSHA and NEC standards. You will also receive a chronological sequence for implementation of electrical hazard control and management.

Learning Aids: An arithmetic/scientific calculator with square root function is required for this seminar. A fully charged laptop with MS Excel is optional.

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Instructor:

Paul Zoubek, CSP, CIH
Zoubek Consulting, LLC., San Diego, CA

35 Conducting a Life Safety Inspection of Your Organization

January 25, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-4861

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

36 Advanced Fire Protection

January 26, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-115

Many approaches to handling fire protection needs are simple in concept but sometimes challenging in implementation. This seminar will help you improve the way you identify fire risks and develop protection strategies. A selection of important but often overlooked fire protection issues will be discussed. The seminar focus is on practical solutions rather than just code compliance.

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Instructor:

R. Craig Schroll, CSP, SFPE
President, FIRECON, East Earl, PA

37 Sustainability: This Emerging Force in Business Has an Impact on the Safety Profession

January 27, 2010 - 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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Instructor:

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

38 Facilitating Decision-Making in Your Organization

January 28, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU

In the reality of today’s business world, engaging and involving people in the decisionmaking process results in solutions that are sustainable over time. The artistry of assisting a group of people to reach a workable and sustainable agreement demands a very unique toolbox that is sometimes outside the daily efforts of the safety and health professional. In this session, you will learn and apply skills that will enable you to facilitate active group engagement and team decisions for your organization.

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Instructor:

Katherine A. Hart, EdD, CSP
Principal Consultant and Founder, ClearVision Consulting, Alameda, CA

39 Influencing Your Organization on the Value of Safety

January 29, 2011 - 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 safety. 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, to gain management support for all of your safety efforts.

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Instructor:

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

40 Techniques for Hazard Recognition

January 23-24, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2818

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

41 Combustible Dust: Recognition, Evaluation and Control

January 25, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #10-2819

Dust explosions often result in severe injuries or death. In 2009, OSHA addressed this issue recognizing that this type of hazard is not well-controlled. This seminar will help you protect your organization from combustible dust explosions and the resulting worker injuries. You will learn how to recognize the presence of combustible dust hazards in the workplace, evaluate these hazards, and implement methods of control.

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Instructor:

Paul Zoubek, CSP, CIH
Zoubek Consulting, LLC., San Diego, CA

42 Motivating and Developing Ergonomic Skills and Actions in Your Organization

January 26, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #10-2820

Many organizations still find ergonomic-related injuries prevalent, expensive, and frustrating. Despite implementing a range of interventions, helpful to a degree, the safety performance of many organizations can get stuck at a plateau. In this seminar, you will learn strategic ergonomics to get your organization to a higher level of results in ergonomic safety performance.

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Instructor:

Robert Pater, M.A.
Managing Director, Strategic Safety Associates/MoveSMART®, Portland, OR

43 Strategic Leadership Skills for Safety

January 27, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2821

Strategic Leadership provides the vision and direction for the growth and success of an organization. When applied to safety, strategic leadership skills can enhance safety performance and influence culture. In this seminar, you will learn a leadership approach used by senior management and how you can develop and leverage these same skills to improve your organization’s safety performance.

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Instructor:

Robert Pater, M.A.
Managing Director, Strategic Safety Associates/MoveSMART, Portland, OR

44 Confined Space, Evaluation, Entry and Rescue

January 23, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #09-2815

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
EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc., San Jose, CA

45 Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) A to Z

January 24, 2011 - 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
EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc., San Jose, CA

46 Global Environmental Health and Safety Management

January 25-26, 2011 - 2 Days / 1.4 CEUs / 2.34 IH CM Points #09-2812

This seminar is 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 and U.S. based multinational experience.

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Instructor:

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

47 Using Near-Miss Data for Successful Loss Control

January 27, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2822

Using incident data to improve safety is nothing new. But what happens when the goal is attained and your accident data starts to lose its statistical significance? Near-miss data can help fill in gaps left by dwindling TRIR rates, and provide clear information to focus on. But near-miss data is problematic to gather and often misunderstood. Learn how to avoid the common problems and take an important step toward more proactive safety metrics.

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Instructor:

Terry Mathis
President, ProAct Safety, The Woodlands, TX

48 Training Supervisors to Become Safety Coaches

January 28, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #09-2825

You can 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
President, ProAct Safety, The Woodlands, TX

49 Integrating Safety Into Your Organization's Strategic Plan

January 24, 2011 - 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, CSP, CIH, CPEA
Vice President, ESIS Global Risk Control Services

50 Prevention Through Design (PTD) at Every Phase of the Project

January 25, 2011 - 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
EHS Director, Enviro Safetech, Inc., San Jose, CA

51 Occupational Risk Assessment Strategies

January 26, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #09-2819

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. 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 Global Risk Control Services, Annapolis, MD

52 Creating a Positive, Proactive and Participative Safety Culture

January 27, 2011 - 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 road map 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

53 Environmental Law and Regulations for Safety Professionals

January 28, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #10-2823

As safety professionals advance in SHE management, as corporate departments streamline, or as safety professionals incorporate risk management techniques into their safety practice, an understanding of environmental laws and regulations is necessary. While there are numerous federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations covering a vast array of topics, in this seminar you will be focusing on the most relevant federal laws and regulations: the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; Emergency and Community Right to Know Act; Toxic Substance Control Act; and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

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Instructor:

Neil A. Feldscher, CSP, CIH, Esq.
Chief, EHS Compliance, NYC Environmental Protection, Bureau of Engineering Design &
Construction, EHS Compliance Directorate, Corona, NY

54 Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems

January 25, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 IH CM Points #09-2824

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.

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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. Abasic 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 Global Risk Control Services, Annapolis, MD

55 Techniques for Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Achieve Safety Success

January 26, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2824

Numerous tangible and intangible “barriers” can significantly impact organizational safety and heath performance. These “barriers” are not safety and health issues, but often, the factors that cause them to occur within organizations. To succeed in achieving safety and health excellence, you need to address these barriers and in this seminar, you will learn the methods that can make a change in your safety and health performance.

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Instructor:

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

56 Fatality Prevention: Issues and Possible Solutions

January 27, 2011 - 1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17 Safety CM Points #10-2825

Today’s safety leaders are facing an apparent paradox. Although injury numbers in general have been improving across industries, the number of fatalities over the last four years has not trended down the same way. In some industries, in fact, it has risen. In this seminar, you will examine this issue and learn a method for assessing the biases and barriers that exist in all levels of the organization and hinder efforts to reduce fatalities to zero.

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Instructor:

Jim Spigener
Senior Vice President, BST, Ojai, CA

57 Cost Analysis for Safety and Health Professionals

January 28, 2011 - 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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Instructor:

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

Luncheon Presentation

Rise to the Top of Your Game

Monday, January 24, 2011 - This luncheon presentation offers .1 CEU

Employers, government agencies and the public rely on the safety profession and want qualified personnel to fill these key roles. We all strive for excellence in the performance of our safety programs, but we sometimes create barriers between ourselves and the achievement of a measure of excellence in our own performance. There is a certification for every safety professional and you are never more than a year or two away from eligibility for certification. Join us for this luncheon presentation to learn how certification can make a difference in the job you perform. If you are already certified, learn how you can leverage that achievement to distinguish yourself and the level of safety delivered in your organization.

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Presented by:

M. E. “Eddie” Greer, CSP, OHST
President, Eddie Greer & Associates, L.P., Horseshoe Bay, TX
Director of Business Development, Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Savoy, IL