Auditing Safety and Health Management Systems
1 Day / .7 CEU
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. Procedures to baseline, score and quality control the audit procedure will also be presented.
- Discuss and differentiate management systems (VPP, OHSAS 18000 and Z10)
- Describe the difference between compliance and management systems audits
- Locate references for safety management system audit criteria
- Measure and score audits
- Learn techniques for interviewing and scoring employee and supervisor perceptions and organizational culture
Creating a Positive, Proactive and Participative Safety Culture
1 Day / .7 CEU
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. The instructor 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.
- Develop a culture within your organization that is receptive to injury and loss prevention
- Discuss how culture and organizational systems affect safety performance
- Separate the visible from the invisible influences a safety culture has on safety performance, policies and procedures vs. norms, beliefs and assumptions
- Implement a methodology to analyze and modify group norms that interfere with creating a positive safety culture
Culture Change: A Diagnostic and Action-Planning Framework
1 Day / .7 CEU / 1.17
World-class safety performance is the result of a mix of safety culture, behavior and management systems. The safety culture and organizational systems that impact safety performance are often legacy leftovers, rather than the result of conscious planning for the best outcomes. Without a strategy, there is no road map with which to plot a course. In this seminar, you will learn a diagnostic and action-planning framework to guide the interaction of organizational culture and management systems for successful safety performance.
- Develop a strategic plan for long-term culture change interventions
- Create a framework that becomes the foundation for the restructure of your organization’s safety culture and safety systems
Error-Proofing Safety: Integrating Human Performance Improvement into Work Planning
1 Day / .7 CEU
The more complex the work processes are in your organization, the more likely they are to introduce errors. By simplifying these processes, you can focus on the critical steps in a task and minimize the potential for error-likely situations. In this seminar, you will learn to use the human performance tools that enhance the work planning process to reduce errors and prevent accidents. You will take away human performance concepts and tools that fit into every aspect of planning, performing and reviewing work.
- Define the success or failure of work planning using the Human Performance Improvement strategy
- Identify tools that can be used to improve human performance
- Apply the human performance concepts and tools to work planning activities
Global Environmental, Health and Safety Management
2 Days/ 1.4 CEUs
This seminar is designed for new or experienced SH&E 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 SH&E safety management system. The seminar incorporates British and European safety and health management systems and U.S. based multinational experience.
- Discuss strategies for developing, implementing and monitoring a global environmental safety and health management system
- Explain how many U.S. multinationals manage compliance with non U.S. safety and health regulations (Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East)
- Develop an overview and knowledge of the European health and safety directives for your European sites
- Describe how to manage cultural, language and religion issues at non U.S. sites to achieve desired global business results
- Develop a network of safety professionals actively involved in managing global EHS systems
Implementing the Best OHS Management System for Your Organization
1 Day / .7 CEU
Three occupational health and safety management systems, ANSI Z10, OHSAS 18001 and ILO OSH 2001, are widely recognized and available to organizations around the world. Which one is best for your organization? In this seminar, you will learn the benefits and challenges of each system.
- Compare and discuss the benefits and challenges of ANSI Z10, OHSAS 18001, and ILO OSH 2001
- Determine what preparation needs to be made for implementation of each system
- Use selection criteria to assist you in your management system decision-making process
Implementing the Z10 Standard on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems
1 Day / .7 CEU
In this seminar, you will examine the new ANSI Z10 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems standard. You will learn from practical examples taken from actual programs that have achieved success as a result of this management systems approach to safety and health. You will take away a working knowledge of the concepts of a management systems approach to safety and health and the Z10 standard for implementation in your organization.
- Implement a management systems approach to occupational safety and health within their organization
- Report to management on the applicability of the Z10 standard in today’s workplace, including legal implications, practical compliance issues and the benefits it brings to an organization
- Execute the planning stage for the safety management system process, including actions to assess risk, develop business plans and determine what constitutes risk in the workplace
- Evaluate a management system to determine its effectiveness
Managing OSHA Inspections to Minimize Legal Liability and Maximize Safety and Health
1 Day / .7 CEU
OSHA inspections are effective and necessary actions for safeguarding the nation’s workforce. But, they can also lead to significant legal liability for your organization. As the key responder to these inspections, the safety professional needs to exercise leadership to be certain that the outcome of the inspection is fair to both the workforce and their organization. The seminar will focus on discrimination investigations under Section 11(c) of the OSH Act, and the impact of any new OSHA legislation. In addition, you will learn to handle statutorily-required documents, voluntary production of non-mandatory documents, warrant requirements, types of inspections and unique issues related to each category, subpoena power, health inspections, contractor liability issues, affirmative defenses, informal conference techniques, and post-accident crisis management, site control and investigative techniques.
- Identify required documentation to avoid citations and use non-mandatory documents proactively to minimize liability
- Resolve legal privilege issues in accident investigations and inspections, safety audit and near-miss report liability issues
- Determine the impact of recent court decisions on contractor liability in construction and general industry
- Manage OSHA informal conferences, prepare defenses and strategize for favorable settlements
People-Based Safety: The Human Dynamics of Achieving an Injury-free Workplace
1 Day / .7 CEU
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.
- Utilize principles of people-based psychology, practice and strategies to facilitate a total safety culture
- Increase empowerment, ownership and involvement in occupational health and safety
- Help people develop self-accountability for safety
- Give and receive safety-related feedback
- Align safety management systems to drive positive culture change
- Use assessment, decision making and improvement tools
Predicting Errors Using Human Performance Measurement Tools
1 Day / .7 CEU
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.
- Differentiate between active error and latent error
- Identify error precursors in your workplace
- Implement tools in your organization that are designed to aid your efforts in reducing the consequences of errors to zero
Safety & Health for Engineers
2 Days / 1.4 CEUs
Engineers have moral and legal safety, health, and environmental responsibilities to employers, workers, product users and the public. They also have an important role in the product quality and economic competitiveness of companies employing them. It makes good economic sense to incorporate safety and health activities in engineering practices to meet the moral and legal requirements.
Most engineers graduate with little formal safety and health education and pick up some knowledge while working in the industry. This is unfortunate since the engineer can greatly contribute to safety and health in the workplace by having a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of safety and health, hazards in the workplace and safeguards and controls needed to improve safety and loss prevention.
- Fundamental Safety Concepts
- Laws, Regulations and Standards
- Safety Programs, Accident Investigations and Auditing
- Process Safety Management Overview
- Selection and Management of Contractors
- Incident Investigation
- Source of Safety and Health Reference Materials Facilities
- Explain the methods and priorities of controlling industrial hazards
- Explain the elements and purpose of an effective safety program
- Explain the differences between regulatory standards and industry consensus standards
- List typical hazards and safeguards related to machine guarding, electrical equipment, high noise/vibration, chemicals and other typical industrial safety concerns
- Perform a Job Hazard Analysis
- Utilize safety and health reference materials to obtain required task specific safety information.
Techniques for Overcoming Organizational Barriers to Achieve Safety Success
1 Day / .7 CEU
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.
- Identification of the factors that are barriers to improving safety and health performance
- Implementation of methodologies for overcoming these barriers
- Maintenance of global best practices for influencing safety culture to prevent these barriers from resurfacing
Using Near-Miss Data for Successful Loss Control
1 Day / .7 CEU
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 total recordable incidence rates (TRIR), 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.
- Conduct accurate near miss reporting
- Determine the most effective accident prevention strategies based on near-miss trends
- Use near-miss data to achieve proactive safety management
Workers’ Compensation for the Safety Professional
1 Day / .7 CEU
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.
- Discuss the coverage provided by Workers’ Compensation insurance
- Make the Workers’ Compensation rating system work for the organization
- Identify primary sources of the organization’s own loss experience and target safety efforts toward these loss sources
- Return injured employees to productive work quickly
- Aggressively manage claims to control medical and indemnity cost
- Allocate Workers’ Compensation costs to business units