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Seminars
Aligning Safety with Your Organization's Business Goals: A Six-Step Process
Balanced Scorecard Approach to Determine Safety Program Effectiveness
Cost Analysis for Safety and Health Professionals
Environmental Law for Safety Professionals
Fatality Prevention: Issues and Possible Solutions
Leading Measures of Safety Performance: A Measurement and Metrics Workshop
Legal Issues and Exposures for the Safety Professional
Planning, Developing, Management and Tracking the Organizational Performance of EHS Initiatives and Programs: A Mini Safety MBA
Risk Management Primer for the Safety Professional
Statistical Analysis of Safety Data
Strategic Planning for Safety Programs
The Business of Safety
The Business Toolbox for Safety
The Safety Role in Business Continuity Planning

Achieving Organizational Social Responsibility: Safety's Reward

1 Day /7 CEU

As our organizations embark on corporate social 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.

Learn to:

  • Increase awareness of safety in your organization by taking a role in its organizational social responsibility efforts
  • Describe the impact social responsibility actions by your organization can have on the safety performance of its workforce
  • Demonstrate to your organization the linkage between an organizational social responsibility effort with safety as a component and your organization's success in gaining a greater competitive edge

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

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Use risk principles to identify, assess, and rank safety and health hazards
  • Create a risk assessment matrix
  • Follow risk principles to analyze control measures and make risk control decisions
  • Implement risk control actions that are aligned with their organization's business goals

Balanced Scorecard Approach to Determine Safety Program Effectiveness

1 Day / .7 CEU

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.

Learn to:

  • Define the Balanced Scorecard management system and describe its application to safety management
  • Implement the Balanced Scorecard management system to measure the effectiveness of your safety and health program

Cost Analysis for Safety and Health Professionals

1 Day / .7 CEU

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.

Learn to:

  • 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

Enterprise Risk Management

1 Day / .7 CEU

Enterprise risk management is widely recognized as the best-practice approach to measuring and managing all aspects of risk within a company.  Organizations that have achieved success in enterprise risk management have reported improvements in their early risk detection, loss experience and financial value.  In this seminar, you will learn the principles of enterprise risk management and the role you can take to support your organization in this effort.

Learn to:

  • Discuss the principles of enterprise risk management
  • Analyze the relationship between the risk created in one department of your organization with the impact it will have on another department
  • Assist your organization in making better financial decisions using more effective risk identification, risk perception and risk-taking behavior
  • Implement an enterprise risk management method that will enhance  safety and health program efforts throughout your organization

Environmental Law for Safety Professionals

1 Day / .7 CEUs

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

Learn to:

  • Communicate the basic operation and intent of the environmental laws most relevant for safety
  • Identify corporate and individual risks and liabilities associated with the environmental laws discussed in this seminar
  • Implement steps to assist your organization comply with these environmental laws

Fatality Prevention:  Issues and Possible Solutions

1 Day / .7 CEU

In this seminar, you will focus on strategies to eliminate the most catastrophic events for your organization – fatalities.  You will learn the trends in fatalities, the variables that appear to make a difference, and the position you can present to your organization for increasing fatality prevention efforts.  You will take-a-way a blueprint to guide your organization toward becoming a zero fatality culture and a model for the changes that need to occur to achieve this goal.

Learn to:

  • Communicate to your organization the issues they face in fatality prevention
  • Assess the barriers and biases that exist at all levels of your organization that obstruct your efforts to reach zero fatalities
  • Implement strategy to lead your organization in fatality prevention

Leading Measures of Safety Performance: A Measurement and Metrics Workshop

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Distinguish the roles leading and trailing indicators play in effective safety management systems
  • Recognize key steps in utilizing leading measures and metrics
  • Use basic safety metrics calculations and tools
  • Develop a leading measures implementation strategy specific to your organization
  • Identify pitfalls in establishing performance measurement systems
  • Explain how to use meaningful safety metrics to affect employee motivation and as drivers of improved safety performance
  • Prepare a report for senior management using leading safety metrics

Legal Issues and Exposures for the Safety Professional

1 Day / .7 CEU

While you are watching out for your organization, you may be exposed to legal liability. Legal liabilities can arise even while you are in compliance. Litigation of disputes has become commonplace and your best defense is being aware of this risk. In this seminar, you will learn how to identify legal risks and protect yourself. Using real life examples, you will learn civil and criminal liabilities for which a safety professional may find themselves exposed in the normal course of their practice.

Learn to:

  • Recognize the various liability exposures of a practicing safety professional
  • Avoid both the civil and criminal liabilities that are encountered in the workplace
  • Protect against the potential liabilities and misperception of unethical practices related to your certifications

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

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Describe tangible and intangible values commonly used to make business decisions
  • Using provided software, conduct a Value Priority Analysis to determine business value ranking
  • Use EHS Balanced Scorecard techniques to develop effective objectives and targets
  • Using provided software, conduct financial analysis of EHS initiatives and develop a chart to track and manage objectives and targets
  • Using a provided presentation template, develop a management-level presentation of a sample initiative

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

Risk Management for the Safety Professional (2-day or 3-day class)

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs or 3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Prioritize your organization's pre-loss and post-loss objectives
  • Identify and analyze loss exposures and their full impact on your organization
  • Select appropriate risk control and risk financing methods, including insurance programs, risk retention and contractual risk transfer
  • Reduce the cost of Workers' Compensation and other insurance programs
  • Apply the risk management process to tactical and strategic issues

Risk Management Primer for the Safety Professional

1 Day / .7 CEU

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

Learn to:

  • Prioritize your organization's pre-loss and post-loss objectives
  • Identify and analyze liability, property and net income exposures and their impact on your organization
  • Understand the link between accident/loss experience and the cost of insurance, retention and risk transfer mechanisms.
  • Apply the risk management process to tactical and strategic issues

Statistical Analysis of Safety Data

1 Day / .7 CEU

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.

Learn to:

  • Examine safety data utilizing a variety of statistical techniques
  • Use a variety of statistical techniques to reach conclusions about safety program performance
  • Analyze data to determine appropriate safety program interventions
  • Develop a safety performance program utilizing various safety metrics and statistical procedures that can be used in the workplace to monitor and evaluate safety performance

Strategic Planning for Safety Programs

1 Day / .7 CEU

In this seminar, you will learn to develop long-term goals for safety that can be integrated into your organization's strategic plan.  You will follow through a strategic planning process with these steps:

  • Understanding your own safety process
  • Data gathering
  • Analysis
  • Insight and action planning
  • Communication and buy-in
  • Implementation

In a case study, following the above steps being taken by a major corporation, you will learn how to achieve the integration of Safety throughout the management planning process for the organization.  You will also learn how the use of safety management systems, leading metrics (balanced scorecard), worker perception surveys, and the integration of business systems like six-sigma contributed to the success of this strategic planning effort.  You will then develop a strategic plan for your own safety program through a series of exercises.

Learn to:

  • Write strategic goals and objectives
  • Develop data sources for a Balanced Scorecard
  • Determine which programs are most effective for injury and illness rate reduction
  • Understand interaction and integration opportunities among other business initiatives (e.g., six sigma, lean)

The Business of Safety

1 Day / .7 CEU

Managing the business of safety means bringing safety management in sync with the challenges of your organization.  In this seminar, you will learn business concepts and strategies that can support you in effectively demonstrating an understanding of how safety and health affects the bottom-line of your organization and show management that safety is value added.  Topics include:

  • Selling safety and health to management
  • Gaining management commitment
  • Identifying cost of risk
  • Use of engineering-financial principles
  • Legal Precedence
  • Integrating Sarbanes-Oxley issues
  • Developing a Health and Safety annual report

Learn to:

  • Communicate the value of Safety and Health to management
  • Discuss business concepts that will enable you to integrate Safety and Health into your organization's operations
  • Use techniques that demonstrate the financial impact effective Safety and Health has on your organization's financial goals

The Business Toolbox for Safety

1 Day / .7 CEU

Though the concepts of 5S (sort, store, shine, standardize and sustain), 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.

Learn to:

  • Discuss the 5S concept and its application to safety
  • Integrate safety in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Use Six Sigma tools, voice of the customer and house of quality
  • Apply the Six Sigma Y=f(x) concept as it relates to safety
  • Implement the goal deployment process

The Safety Professional's Role in Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

1 Day / .7 CEU

Legislation has changed financial reporting and auditing for publicly traded and private companies. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was written to address some of the issues involving white-collar crime. As a result, there is a clear impact on SH&E Professionals, who work at companies subject to SEC (Security and Exchange Commission) reporting requirements.  Beyond financial reporting, the law requires disclosure of a series of company operations, including some in SH&E.  Learn what impact SOX has on your role and strategies for successfully navigating this burgeoning area of corporate exposure.

Learn to:

  • Assist your organization in complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Define the role of safety management in SOX compliance to senior management
  • Work with your senior management to identify your organization's reportable financial liabilities
  • Review SOX reportable financial statements from an SH&E viewpoint
  • Identify financial SH&E issues that meet with the SOX reporting criteria
  • Generate an SH&E annual report that reflects your organization's business and satisfies the SOX reporting requirements

The Safety Role in Business Continuity Planning

1 Day / .7 CEU

Is your organization prepared to continue its operations in the event of a crisis? Many businesses are not ready to resume operations after a catastrophic event because they do not have a plan to restore critical functions while taking actions for recovery. In this seminar, you will learn the fundamentals of business continuity planning and how to conduct a business impact analysis. You will take away information to assist your organization implement business continuity practices before, during and after catastrophic events.

Learn to:

  • Discuss the principles of business continuity planning
  • Analyze the disaster preparedness of your organization
  • Conduct a business impact analysis and prepare a report of your findings
  • Use comparative statistics on incident rates to identify risks in your organization
  • Differentiate between a disaster and a business interruption
  • Use business continuity metrics