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Managing Safety Audits That Protect Employees and the Business

June 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ET

Event Pricing:
NSC Members: $399 per viewing site
Non-members: $419 per viewing site

Register Now or Call (800) 621-7619 to participate in this live online learning and networking event!

Your Virtual Conference Agenda:

Session 1: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (All times Eastern)
Why Conduct a Safety Audit?
Before conducting a safety audit, you should establish goals for such a critical effort. In this opening session, learn how identifying the reasons for an audit and understanding its variations can provide the goals needed to make the audit process a success.

Learning objectives:
• What’s the ES&H case for safety audits?
• Identify the business case for safety audits
• Types of audits-and how they differ from inspections (You’d be surprised how many safety pros confuse the two terms!)
• Pitfalls that derail safety audits

Short Conference Break: 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session 2: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Elements of an Effective Safety Audit System
When you decide to have an audit system, it is critical to select and design an audit in a strategic and organized fashion. In this session, find out the elements of effective audit systems that produce outcomes that get adopted throughout the organization.

Learning objectives:
• The need for the audit plan to be aligned with organization’s overall business plan
• Participation from all members of the organization-from the top down
• Auditing site inspections and checklists
• Elements of the written audit document
• Conducting contractor auditing

Extended Conference Break: 12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Session 3: 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Best Practices in Auditing for Loss and Fatality Prevention
Any best-practice audit process puts a laser-like focus on reducing accidents and preventing fatalities from occurring on and off the job. Learn what it takes to build an audit process that pinpoints hazards before they snowball into something far worse.

Learning objectives:
• Identify policies and conditions that cause loss and accidents
• How to integrate a Job Hazard Analysis in the audit process
• Bonus: Exercise with class participants on preventing accidents

Session 4: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Auditing for OSHA Compliance
OSHA’s enforcement efforts have never been more aggressive than right now. That means, your organization needs to be on the lookout for safety violations that result in large monetary fines. Stay one-step ahead of the surprise OSHA inspection by learning how to audit for OSHA compliance.

Learning objectives:
• Review of on-site audit process to ensure an establishment meets the OSHA requirements most frequently cited.
• Elements of an OSHA comprehensive inspection
• Recognize the OSHA audit triggers

Session 5: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Best Practices for the Post-Audit Strategy
In this session, learn how to design a post-audit strategy that ensures the information gathered during the audit does not become buried and forgotten. Discover how a strategic approach to the post audit can ensure the findings get acted upon by employees throughout the organization.
Learning objectives:
• Best practices for creating an audit report
• Elements of the audit response
• Importance of the closure statement
Session 6: 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Q & A Roundtable
In this final session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your expert faculty your questions related to the safety audit process.


Three More Reasons to Attend: Your Virtual ConferenceFaculty...


Tim Neubauer, CHST, MESH is a Senior Safety Consultant for the National Safety Council. Tim is a certified instructor in Aerial Work Platforms and Scaffolding. He is also an OSHA Authorized Trainer for 10 & 30-hr safety courses in industry and construction, as well as part 46 mining. Tim also served as Chairman of the Safety Committee for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) and spent six years as a Safety Director for a Tilt-Up concrete construction company in Raleigh, NC. He also a Construction Health and Safety Technician® (CHST) and a Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH)

John Newquist is recently retired from OSHA as its Region V’s Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs. He was responsible for administrating the Region’s Training and Outreach programs, Susan Harwood grants, State Plans and Consultation Grants, and Voluntary Protection Program. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Fire Inspector. He was a founding member of the ANSI Z359 Standards Committee, which is the Safety Requirements for Fall Arrest Systems. He created and taught the first OSHA Training Institute Fall Arrest Course and the Process Safety Management Classes.
Mike Williamsen, Ph.D. CSP, is a Senior Consultant with Caterpillar Safety Services. Mike is a nationally recognized workplace safety consultant with more than 25 years of safety and business change management experience. His background includes serving in Engineering, Operations, and Safety Manager positions for companies such as Frito-Lay, Inc. and General Dynamics. In 1985, Mike teamed with safety author Dr. Dan Petersen for three years to develop and implement a nationwide safety accountability and continuous improvement system that helped a Fortune 20 company reduce injuries by 80% within two years. Since that time Mike has applied these and other high-impact safety principles with similar success to other Fortune 500 companies, such as General Dynamics, Baxter Healthcare, ATCO Electric, Rohm and Haas Co., and BASF.




How does the NSC Virtual Summit Work?

The NSC Virtual Summit takes the best elements of a live conference and delivers them to your computer. All you need to participate is a computer with an Internet connection.

From the convenience of your desk or conference room, enjoy best-practice sessions, featuring live video and audio of the conference faculty, useful slides, interactive polls and Q & A opportunities with leading safety experts.

Plus, you can select as many of your colleagues as you wish to attend and train everyone for one low price, with no travel, lodging or per diem expense.

A virtual conference provides a dynamic and cost-effective training experience for today’s safety professionals on the go.

Register today!

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