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ASSE Announces 2011 Virtual Classroom Schedule

Posted in on Tue, Jan 11, 2011

Des Plaines, IL (January 11, 2011) — With new technology and advances in real-time educational tools available for safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals, ASSE continues to provide innovative ways to earn continuing education units and engage members. The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will host several technical webinars in 2011 on a variety of different SH&E topics. The current schedule for 2011 webinars has been released and can be found at

January webinars for 2011 include a January 12 webinar titled, “Responding to Safety & Environmental Incidents: Is Your Company Prepared to Handle a Catastrophe or Disaster?” This webinar will feature Ellen Clas, CBCP, CEM, CIH, CSP, and will focus on significant incidents of the past decade, including tips to help your company effectively handle major safety and environmental incidents. A webinar titled, “Engaging Executive Ergonomic Leadership,” will take place on January 19 and features speaker Robert Pater. Pater will discuss the importance of ergonomic leadership to prevent injuries by elevating ergonomic judgment, decision-making and generating individual commitment and cultural improvements.

Webinars taking place in February include a “Z-10 Management Leadership and Employee Participation,” webinar on February 9 that will focus on an overview of the Z-10, its advantages and approach to implementation, presented by Dr. Mark Friend, Ed.D., CSP. The February 16 webinar, titled “Industrial Hygiene Sampling for the Safety Professional,” will center on industrial hygiene evaluation and assessment such as toxicology, hazard evaluation, air sampling and developing control techniques to protect employees from physical and chemical hazards.

In March, ASSE will feature a webinar on March 2 titled, “ Advanced Topics in Behavioral Safety.” This webinar will focus on behavioral safety as an effective methodology for improving workplace safety through controlling risk, engaging employees and creating a sustainable system of continuous improvement. The March 9 webinar titled, “ Electrical Safety Risk Management,” will focus on standards and regulations concerning electrical safety procedures and hazard assessments in today’s industry. The webinar also stresses the importance of risk management and effectively controlling hazards to improve worker safety and health.

In April, ASSE will offer an April 6 webinar titled, “Silent Danger: The Five Crucial Conversations that Drive Safety,” presented by David Maxfield, Ph.D. Maxfield will discuss the importance of breaking the code of silence in your organization to promote a business culture that makes worker safety and health a priority. The webinar will provide tips for speaking up when it comes to hazard recognition and the benefits to both employees and businesses.
On May 4, the “Photography for Safety Professionals” webinar will be geared toward teaching safety professionals basic camera operations and helping beginners become more familiar with camera functions to aid their work. Attendees will learn camera specific terms and different modes that will provide the right picture for the job that needs to be done.

On May 11, ASSE is proud to present a very special webcast with Dr. Scott Geller, entitled, “Safety Incentives, Rewards & Positive Reinforcement: Applications to Enrich a Work Culture”. This webcast will explain why the most common applications of safety incentives and rewards can do more harm than good, and will specify how you can use incentives and rewards effectively to improve safety and enrich a work culture.

ASSE’s webcasts are an excellent way for SH&E professionals to engage in continuing education via an interactive, online course. New webinars will be announced throughout the year as they are developed. If you miss an ASSE webinar of interest, you can go to ASSE’s webinar archive to download these sessions at your convenience. For more information about the 2011 webinars and to register, please visit You can also contact ASSE customer service at 847-699-2929, or at

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to

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