ASSE holds its Region III Professional Development Conference just outside Fort Worth in Hurst September 11-13. I’m honored to be one of the presenters. I’ll be talking about turning operating procedures into a powerful safety tool.
Region Three covers Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The annual conference is a great way to stay up-to-date on safety trends and new ideas without having to wade through the crowds at the national ASSE conference. It is also a good way to pick up CEU credits.
My talk will look at best practices for tying operating procedures in with hazard recognition, job safety analysis and other safety tools. Operating procedures are required by OSHA, BSEE, PHMSA and the Coast Guard. Properly used they are the “recipe” for how to do the job safely. So why are most company’s procedures bad or even nonexistent?
This presentation addresses regulatory requirements for procedures, but goes beyond compliance to look at how effective, understandable and well-written procedures can be part of a quality safety program. Drawing from the airline industry, hospitals and incident investigations, it looks at the promise of operating procedures to save lives and improve operations.
Mine is just one of forty presentations this year, so if one topic doesn’t grab you, there are a whole range of others that should interest you.
You can find out more and register here. I hope to see you there.