Good Monday morning. Here is what will be shaping safety conversations this week:

ISHN WEBINAR – JUNE 8 “How To Get The Safety Conversation Started” Date: Tuesday, June 8 Event start: 1:00 pm ET Cost: Free

Presenter Rex Heitz, senior consultant and DuPont STOP Certified Trainer, spent more than 30 years in Praxair’s industrial gases business in various management roles. A former DuPont STOP customer, Rex now implements motivational and culture change programs for DuPont Safety Resources consulting.

Go towww.ishn.comto register for this free, one-hour seminar.


OSHA will hold a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) meeting June 8, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to discuss initiatives for protecting the safety and health of America’s workers, according to an agency press release. The meeting’s agenda will include, among other topics, examining ways to reach vulnerable and hard to reach workers, promoting injury and illness prevention programs and discussions on safety incentive programs.

NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 that has advised the Secretaries of Labor, and Health and Human Services for nearly 40 years on occupational safety and health issues such as emergency preparedness, site-specific targeting, hexavalent chromium, whistleblower protection, and continuing outreach to Latino workers.

The committee will meet in Room N-3437 A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210.

ASSE WEBINAR – JUNE 9 “Proven Approach to Successfully Integrate and Align Safety with the Business”

June 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM CDT, 10:00 AM MDT, 9:00 AM PDT (90 minutes)

As the safety function, we are most successful when we are viewed and act as a business partner. Partnership requires integration and alignment of safety with business processes, goals and decisions.

This webinar provides a proven and effective partnership approach, which creates pro-active business ownership and engagement to drive safety.

Member Price $95.00 AIHA/ACHMM $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code for a $10.00 discount: AIHA1911 You may register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code.") List Price $115.00

Speaker: Cathy Hansell, the president of Breakthrough Results, has 29 years of safety, health, environmental (SHE), product and manufacturing quality experience at several international corporations including BASF, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, American Standard and Trane. Most recently as the Corporate VP of Safety and Occupational Health at American Standard/Trane, she led a strategy throughout 500+ manufacturing, sales and service operations globally, to create a company-wide safety culture and drive for risk prevention and wellness. The breakthrough results of these efforts translated into a 90% reduction in incident rates, insurance premium reductions, prevention of 22,000 injuries and cost avoidance of $152 M in seven year and global avian flu/pandemic preparedness programs and readiness.

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For the plenary session with OSHA Administrator Dr. Michaels from 1 – 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, he will be taking questions from the audience (PDC attendees only). He will address the audience for the first 20 minutes and then take questions from attendees that have been texted to him and also some video questions ASSE staff has garnered from attendees before the plenary session.


Webinar: Exposures or Injuries? Change Your Focus and Transform Safety Functioning

Presenter: BST Principal Consultant Mike Duncan Date: June 22nd Time: 1 pm CST Duration: 1 hr Registration: FREE

One of the hallmarks of high-performing safety organizations is that they use exposure, not injury, as the trigger for change and the measure of success. This makes sense: focusing upstream of injuries is the surest way to prevent them in the first place. But what does it actually mean to change focus—and what are the implications for your existing goals, activities, and culture? This webinar, lead by BST 's Principal Consultant, Mike Duncan, looks at the principles behind the exposure focus and shows you how to apply them to your own organization to boost safety functioning and results.

This webinar covers:
  • The difference between exposure focus and injury focus
  • Three ways that exposure focus "changes the game" in safety
  • Understanding the risk assessment fallacy inherent to an injury focus
  • How to tell what’s driving safety functioning in your organization
  • Different levels, same focus: How to apply an exposure focus from the front-line to the corner office