CEU Webinar: Major Chemical Safety Incidents

9:00am ET

Notable researcher Jack Dennerlein, PhD, of Harvard University, believes that workers and their health and safety behaviors are a response to the work environment, whether it be organizational or environmental factors. One hundred forty-five million Americans work, and most spend at least 50 percent of their active time at the workplace. Despite improvements in occupational safety and health over the last several decades, workers continue to suffer work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths.

During this 60-minute discussion, Jack will explain the systems approach (built by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing), driven by workplace design (tools, programs, policies), to improve human well-being and system performance.


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Learn with VelocityEHS all year long and be eligible to receive continuing education units during our free CEU webinar series. During four one-hour webinars, VelocityEHS certified experts will share practical solutions and plenty of key takeaways that can immediately be applied in the workplace. Topics include risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, and safety. If you missed a session, that's okay. The links to the on-demand recordings are below. 


Upcoming Webinars and Descriptions

September 28: 11 a.m. Eastern
Methods to Collect and Present Performance Metrics for IH Programs 

In today’s fast-paced business environment, responsible decisions are made when solid data backs it up, and that includes managing environmental, health, and safety (EHS). When it comes to workplace safety and health, the lives of your workers and the fate of your business can literally depend on the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of the performance data you collect.

Being able to clearly see performance trends, quickly predict and manage risks, and accurately evaluate the effectiveness of your industrial hygiene program not only helps you better safeguard your employees, but it can also unlock new levels of efficiency and productivity for your business.

This webinar is for Industrial Hygiene and EHS professionals who want to implement a best-in-class performance metrics program for their organization.

December 7: 11 a.m. Eastern
Preparing for OSHA's Coming HazCom Changes: A Practical Guide

We’ve been receiving questions about OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard ever since OSHA published its long-awaited proposed rule to update the Standard to align with Revision 7 of the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Stakeholders throughout the chemical supply chain want to understand how the proposed changes will affect them, and what they can do to prepare. This webinar is for them.

Past Webinars and Descriptions

April 7: 2 p.m. Eastern
Major-Chemical-Safety-Incidents-Review-Common-Causes - Watch the On-Demand Recording

Major chemical accidents carry risks to employees, the environment, the community, and to company reputations. As regulatory agencies and the public continue to focus on chemical management practices and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) gains in importance, companies have a growing urgency to learn from and prevent these incidents. This webinar will review incident investigations from The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) with a focus on gathering data on common causes & failure modes and severity data, as well as any links between the facility’s EPA compliance history and major incidents.

May 17: 11 a.m. Eastern
Improving Ergonomics Through Better Root Cause Analysis - Watch the On-Demand Recording

Current safety management systems, like ISO 45001, are based on well-established quality management systems. One key tenet of safety and quality management systems is that root cause analysis is a necessary precursor to identifying effective solutions. Unfortunately, the root cause analysis process in ergonomics can veer off-course due to several diversions, including:
  • focusing on an unsafe act
  • addressing the wrong risk factors
  • failing to ask "why" enough times
  • seeking a single cause
  • starting with the solution in mind
The best way to avoid these traps and improve your root cause analysis is to educate ergonomics team members on several core concepts. These include:
  • Gathering operator insights on typical and atypical work processes
  • Identifying the most impactful risk factors in a job
  • Linking risk factor exposure to specific elements within the job
  • Applying root cause analysis tools
Examples from a variety of industrial settings will be used to demonstrate these core concepts. Practical tips and potential limitations when applying the concepts will also be addressed.