March 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
501 S. College Avenue
DE 19716
What participants will learn

This one-of-a-kind advanced safety leadership and management course covers an extensive array of safety topics focusing on developing resilience in safety and advancing safety engineering and management principles. The course will be highly engaging and requires class input, participation, and completion of projects in-class and as homework.

The Delaware Valley Safety Council has partnered with the University of Delaware to offer this course. Five main content areas covered include:

1.  Human Error, Human Performance, Behavior-Based Safety and Resilience—An understanding of these concepts is essential for advancement in safety management/planning at an advanced level. Workbook exercises guide participants in preparing a comprehensive safety management plan.

2. Systems Safety Approach—Emphasizes workplace culture and explores history and development of the system safety approach. Workbook exercises cover system safety as well as developing policies and procedures for system safety to be used in the comprehensive safety management plan. Based on the work of safety expert and researcher Fred A. Manuele.

3. Development of a Training Program—A critical element of any good safety planning and required by all respective standards, how to develop a training program is the focus of this session, as well as other training topics in construction and industry.

4. Components of Safety Management Planning—Covers all the components involved in designing, developing, implementing and communicating the safety management plan and message by the safety practitioner. Safety management planning—using ISO 45001, ANSI z10, MILITARY Mil-Std-882, and OSHA standards—is the critical takeaway for students to either improve, modify, implement, change or revamp whatever type of program their company may have already in place.

5. Leadership and Communications—Focus is on leadership and planning skills for safety professionals as well as communicating all aspects of the safety management plan throughout an organization. Some course discussion drawn from the work of leadership expert John P. Kotter’s “Leading Change” as well as becoming a champion of change.