Certificate Programs

ASSE can bring either or both of our Certificate Programs to your facility.

Certificate in Safety Management

To receive the Certificate in Safety Management, participants must successfully complete three required seminars and electives that together total 7.5 CEUs within five years. The three required seminars are described below.  ASSE can work with your company to customize the elective portion of the certificate to suit your specific needs.

Seminars
Corporate Safety Management
Safety Management I
Safety Management II

Executive Program in Safety Management

To receive the Executive Program in Safety Management Certificate, participants must successfully complete three required seminars and electives that together total 7.5 CEUs within five years. The three required seminars are described below.  ASSE can work with your company to customize the elective portion of the certificate to suit your specific needs.

Seminars
Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System
Managing the Business Aspects of Safety
Reducing Losses from Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures

Corporate Safety Management

3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

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.

You will learn to:

  • Design your safety management system to support the business objectives of your corporation
  • Most advantageously position the safety function in your corporate structure
  • Obtain management and non-management support for your safety responsibility
  • More effectively conduct industry safety networking
  • Use proven techniques to negotiate in the business world
  • Adopt the working habits of highly effective safety professionals
  • Benchmark your organization’s safety and health system
  • Make appropriate adjustments to your safety effort in response to corporate mergers, downsizing, rightsizing, and reorganizing

Safety Management I

3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

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.

You will learn:

  • Techniques to establish accountability for safety efforts
  • Effective, proven system elements 2 of a safety management system
  • Strategies for each element
  • Sample policy statements and performance standards to assist the management team in carrying out its safety responsibilities
  • Approaches to selling safety to various levels in the organization
  • Moral, financial, and legal responsibilities to today’s safety professional
  • Strategies to control workers’ compensation costs
  • How to budget for a safety management effort

Safety Management II

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.

You will learn:

  • How to fulfill the expectations of your organization related to the expanded roles of today’s safety professional
  • Effective safety auditing
  • To recognize how the ADA and other strategic management efforts impact the safety management system
  • Preparation for a deposition
  • Analysis of the ethics of safety-related matters
  • How to reinforce safe behavior in your organization

* 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.

Delivering a High-Performance Safety Management System

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Evaluate methods for assessing the performance of a safety management system
  • Consider various approaches to safety management and discuss how they may benefit your organization
  • Implement a process that will enable you to continuously measure the effectiveness of your safety management efforts

Seminar content:

Evaluating Safety Program Performance

  • Evaluating safety management approaches and techniques
  • Integrating safety management in the management process
  • Critical management activities

Exploring Safety Management Approaches

  • Human behavior
  • Zero incidents
  • Six Sigma
  • VPP as a model
  • Critical management activities
  • International system standards
  • Managing safety for profit
  • Return on investment

Demonstrating Safety System Effectiveness

  • Measuring and interpreting results
  • Developing leading indicators
  • Developing safety design standards for new processes, equipment and systems
  • Developing corporate-wide standards
  • International system standards

Managing the Business Aspects of Safety

3 Days / 2.1 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Practice techniques that will enhance your ability to manage the business aspects of your safety effort
  • Interface more readily with other areas of your organization that can support your efforts
  • More effectively communicate the results of your safety system with senior management

Seminar content:

  • Business communications
  • Strategic planning
  • Business ethics
  • Financial management
  • Statistical analysis
  • Acting as a consultant to your organization
  • Human resource management
  • Risk management
  • Insurance and claims management
  • Legal liability
  • Contract language
  • Crisis management
  • Corporate security
  • Developing corporate systems for training, education, and resource information
  • Building trust through-out the organization

Reducing Losses from Occupational Health Risks and Environmental Exposures

2 Days / 1.4 CEUs

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.

Learn to:

  • Discuss major causes of occupational illness
  • Consider practical approaches for reducing the incidence of occupational illness that can be implemented in your organization
  • Recognize the most common environmental concerns and consider possible solutions for each
  • Discuss the relationship between the environmental issues and the overall safety and health system

Seminar content:

  • Environmental liability exposures
  • Occupational health risks
  • Implementation and management of ergonomics
  • Risk assessment process
  • Waste management
  • Environmental considerations
  • Regulatory dealings
  • Managing major losses
  • Process safety management