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11/12/14 to 11/13/14
ASSE headquarters
Des Plaines, IL
United States

Reduce the incidence of occupational illness by understanding the relationship between environmental issues and the overall safety and health system. 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:

  • Implement practical approaches for reducing the incidence of occupational illness
  • Identify the most common environmental concerns and consider possible solutions
  • Recognize environmental issues and how they relate to the overall safety and health system
    • Risk Assessment Process
    • Process Safety Management
    • Waste Management
  • Employ and manage ergonomics
  • Manage major losses

Seminar Content:

  • Occupational Health Risks
    • OSHA National Emphasis Program
    • Current health risks
    • OSHA requirements
  • Implementation and Management of Ergonomics
    • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Risk factors
    • Program steps
  • Risk Assessment Process
    • Conducing the assessment meeting
    • Risk assessment matrix
    • Benefits of assessments
  • Process Safety Management
    • Effective and proactive program
    • Comprehensive information
    • Program elements
  • Managing Major Losses
    • Prevention of losses
    • Emergency response plan
    • Process model for serious incident prevention
    • Federal emergency management agency
  • Environmental Considerations
    • Environmental protection agency
    • Air quality
    • Water quality
    • Spill prevention, control and countermeasures
  • Waste Management
  • Regulatory Dealings
    • Planning process
    • When OSHA arrives
    • When EPA arrives
  • Liability from Environmental Exposures
    • Corporate liability
    • Personal liability
    • Case studies
    • Lessons learned
  • Work Exercises

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