While some educational programs require time for participants to use what they have learned on the job, SafetyFOCUS from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) provides practical guidance that workplace safety and health professionals can immediately implement at their businesses. The upcoming immersive education experience is an ideal resource when the objective is to enact change quickly to help an organization prevent worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
The five-day SafetyFOCUS event will take place Oct. 24-28, offering courses in person in Columbia, MD, and online via ASSP’s Live Virtual Classroom. SafetyFOCUS is ASSP’s second-largest annual education event, which has now been expanded to twice a year.
Participants will learn from 22 industry experts who will present courses in full-day formats on a broad range of workplace safety and health topics. Courses will focus on business and leadership skills, certification preparation, risk assessment and management, safety management systems, and comprehensive worker well-being.
"Whether a safety professional only attends one course for one day or several courses throughout the week, they will gain practical knowledge and skills to help them improve their organizations right away,” said ASSP President Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM. “It’s a unique opportunity to create a learning schedule that works for you while meeting your specific safety and health education needs.”
Continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded for each course to help attendees maintain a range of professional certifications. Those who register for a full week of courses in person or online can earn up to 3.5 CEUs. Participants will also expand their networks by engaging with other professionals who aim to solve similar occupational safety and health issues.
Groups from the same company can save on registration by contacting ASSP’s Nancy O’Toole at 847.768.3466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ASSP members receive discounts on all the Society’s education, training and workplace safety standards.
As part of ASSP’s commitment to protecting the safety and health of everyone at the training facility in Maryland, on-site safety and health protocols require in-person attendees to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival on their first day.
Stay informed of the latest SafetyFOCUS news and safety and health protocols at SafetyFOCUS.assp.org.