ASSP's practice specialties and common interest groups regularly host webinars and open calls, which are open to all ASSP members and nonmembers. The goal is to provide educational discussions for participants, as well as to share the benefits of these networking groups.
Following are several webinars slated for April 2021:
Our Ergonomics and Environmental practice specialty will host “Environmental Ergonomics During the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Friday, April 9, at 1:00 p.m. CDT. This webinar discusses physiological and psychological stressors such as thermal conditions, noise, vibration, light and health affect human performance, and best practices to address the source of discomfort.
Our Utilities Practice Specialty will host “Human Performance Factors: Operational Risk Management for Electric Utilities” on Wednesday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. CDT. This webinar discusses examples of the human performance model and how it can be applied to improve the job briefing process.
Our Management Practice Specialty will host “Virtual Watercooler Chat: Managing Successfully in Firefighting Mode” on Tuesday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. CDT. In this session, leadership expert and OSH professional Pete Susca will guide attendees through a series of questions with small group conversations on how to manage safety in reactive environments and methods for being successful organizational firefighters and fire preventers.
Our Ergonomics Practice Specialty will host “Human Exposure to Occupational Vibration” on Tuesday, April 27, at 12:00 p.m. CDT. The session discusses the major aspects of human exposure to occupational vibration, reviews criteria for estimating the occurrence of health effects and injury, and details countermeasures for lessening the harmful effects of exposure.
Our Environmental Practice Specialty will host “The Importance of Communication in Effective Resource Management” on Friday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m. CDT. Two industry experts discuss the importance of technology and communication to effectively eliminate waste and implement strong resource management in an organization.
For questions about practice specialties, contact Char Haguewood, ASSP's manager, practice specialties, at (847) 768-3436. For questions about common interest groups, contact Ashleigh Brookshaw, ASSP's manager, community engagement, at (847) 768-3441.