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Assessing Risk Plays a Key Role in Preventing Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIFs)

Oct 27, 2021

Sponsored by Grainger


Sponsored by Grainger. This session focuses on the importance of the risk assessment process when focusing on identifying and analyzing incidents resulting in, or with the potential to result in serious injuries or fatalities. Preventing and controlling serious injury or fatality incidents requires a specialized focus. Many techniques are available for assessing and managing risk. Five methods that are commonly used will be reviewed with pros, cons, and pitfalls of each discussed.

What You Will Learn:

  • Maintain an understanding and focus on incidents resulting in SIFs during the risk assessment process
  • Learn and apply the risk assessment three-step process
  • Apply the pros and cons of each of the five commonly used risk assessment methods

Travis Kruse, PhD, CSP, CHMM
Travis Kruse_smallerTravis Kruse leads Grainger’s Safety Strategy team, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Drinking and Wastewater Operator, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Laser Safety Officer (LSO). He is also an authorized instructor for the OSHA Training Institute and an associate lead auditor for ISO 9001/14001/45001. Dr. Kruse serves on the Board of Trustees for the BCSP Foundation, is a National Safety Council Campbell Institute Advisor, Member of the Oregon State University Corporate Partners program, Board Member of Semiconductor Environmental, Health & Safety Association (SESHA) and EHS Management Institute Advisory Committee Member.

Tim_FisherTim Fisher is director of standards and technical services for ASSP. A member of the Society’s staff since 1995, Fisher oversees ASSP’s standards-development activities. During his ASSP career, he also served as manager of governmental affairs and relations. Prior to joining ASSP, Fisher was facilities and operations manager with Allstate Insurance Co., and he served in the U.S. Air Force. A professional member of ASSP, Fisher holds an M.S. in Industrial Management, Safety and Industrial Hygiene from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in Public Administration from University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A. in Management from the University of Maryland, University College.


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