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ASSE November Webinar to Provide Roadmap for New Occupational Health & Safety Standard

Posted in on Tue, Nov 13, 2012

DES PLAINES, IL (November 13, 2012) –   To help occupational safety, health and environmental professionals navigate the new and innovative Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard (OHSMS), ANSI Z10-2012, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will hold a 90-minute webinar Tuesday, November 20, at noon EST.

The webinar will cover new areas of the revised standard where the simple, yet powerful, requirements ensure that processes and business systems are integrated – mobilizing the organization for continuous improvement in safety and health systems. Some of the improvements in the 2012 revision to be covered during the webinar will include: system performance; planning – system versus operational planning; conducting initial reviews; risk assessment at both the system and operational level; incident investigation and root cause failures; competence assessment; design review; employee participation; contractors and procurement checklists; and audits. The webinar will also feature best practices.

Webinar attendees receive a free copy of the standard, access to the webcast for 30 days after the origination date, slides from the session and 0.2 continuing education units (CEUs).  ASSE President-Elect Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, with more than 30 years of diverse safety, health and environmental management experience in both the U.S. and global sectors, and, James Howe, CSP, president of Safety Solutions and Chair of the Z-10 Committee, will lead the webinar.

The newly revised ANSI Z10-2012 provides an overall blueprint for widespread benefits in occupational safety and health, as well as in productivity, financial performance, quality and other organizational and business objectives.  The Z-10-2012 standard’s seven section topics are on management leadership and employee participation, planning, implementation and operation, evaluation and corrective action, and, management review.

For information on the webinar and to register please go to http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/asse/session.php?id=9624 or contact customerservice@asse.org. In order to prepare for the webinar, interested parties can read an extensive tech brief about the standard and several case studies indicating how Z10 has been successfully implemented in different work environments on the main Z10 homepage at:  https://www.asse.org/shoponline/products/Z15_1_2012.php.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professional members are committed to protecting people, property and the environment.  For information on ASSE please go to www.asse.org.

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