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Virtual Event Series Spotlights Human and Organizational Performance

Occupational safety and health professionals have two upcoming opportunities to expand their industry knowledge and learn strategies to better protect workers at virtual events offered by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). SafetyFOCUS: Human and Organizational Performance takes place Nov. 17 while SafetyFOCUS: Business Skills and Leadership is set for Nov. 18-19.

The immersive education events are part of a series of virtual events designed for safety professionals to stay current on best practices while dealing with shrinking travel budgets and widespread physical distancing. The events are free for ASSP members – one of the many benefits of belonging to the world’s oldest professional safety organization.

At the full-day SafetyFOCUS: Human and Organizational Performance, industry experts will share their insights on the human dynamics and interactions that impact occupational safety and health performance and help build a positive safety culture. Concurrent sessions will cover many topics, including psychological safety, safety culture and leadership, humanistic safety support and root cause analysis.

Attendees at the two-day SafetyFOCUS: Business Skills and Leadership will gain knowledge and skills to demonstrate the value of safety and health to the C-suite and become more influential leaders within their organizations. Industry experts will discuss how to be a change agent for safety and health and how protecting workers can impact the bottom line. Concurrent sessions will highlight topics such as essential leadership skills, using influence and persuasion to gain commitment, the role of the safety and health professional in workers’ compensation, and effectively using risk assessment and control.

Like all ASSP professional development opportunities, the two virtual events will deliver relevant information that attendees can immediately implement in their organizations. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual networking breaks and a live Q&A with industry experts.

Participants will receive on-demand access for 30 days and can earn up to 2.5 continuing education units (CEUs) by attending both events to help maintain their professional certifications. Non-members will also receive a free one-year ASSP membership and a practice specialty membership of their choice.

Get more information about ASSP’s SafetyFOCUS virtual event series and the SafetyFOCUS main event in February by visiting