“Constructing Safety” FL Suncoast ASSP – 2019 Professional Development Conference

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

“Constructing Safety” FL Suncoast ASSP – 2019 Professional Development Conference

November 1, 2019     

Shell Point Golf Club – Fort Myers, FL

7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The 2019 FL Suncoast PDC will be on Friday, November 1, 2019 at The Shell Point Golf Club, located at 17500 On Par Boulevard, Ft Myers – right on the doorstep to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 


Graham Brent, NCCCO Foundation CEO – Construction Crane Safety

Michelle McIntyre, MPH, CIH, CSP, Director of EHS, GFA International, Inc. – Health Hazards in Construction

Carroll W. Higdon, CSP, Director of EHS, Americas Siemens Energy – Building High Performance Safety In A Heavy Construction Environment

Registration Fee – $75.00 per person (includes 3 technical sessions, breakfast, lunch)

To register for the PDC, please click here.

For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

August Meeting – “Tips and Tricks for Safety Training”

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

Join us for our August Meeting as we present “Tips and Tricks for Safety Training“, presented by David Fender, retired Professor, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Murray State University.

It is quite common in safety training to show videos and/or lecture.  While in some cases these methods may be appropriate there are other ways to provide quality safety training.  This presentation will discuss several tips and tricks and methods of presenting quality and effective safety training.David Fender is the Treasurer of the Florida Suncoast ASSP Chapter and has been the Treasurer and President of two other ASSP Chapters.  He is a retired occupational safety and health professor and a retired Army officer.  He has extensive experience in worksite training as well as educating on training techniques.

Networking will begin at 11:30, to be followed by lunch, and we will get in to the session presentation, followed by Q & A. 

Join us for our April Meeting as we present “Key Elements of a Successful Safety Management System”

Posted: Apr 04, 2019

Session Takeaways
•Business benefit of a safety management system (SMS)
•Relevant management systems, safety standards, guidelines
•Common and foundational elements of SMS

A safety management system (SMS) is a core element of an organization that effectively protects the health and safety of its workers. An SMS holds management accountable for managing safety through defining roles and responsibilities, developing proactive performance measures, goal setting, and engaging workers in meaningful safety activities. It is a comprehensive safety and health system that is proactive and preventive in nature. This session will describe the key elements of a successful SMS, supporting the ideas with relevant research and real world examples.

Dr. Travis Kruse
•Over 20 years experience in safety & health
•Grainger’s Senior Director Safety Strategy and Solutions
•PhD from Oregon State University; Master’s from Murray State University
•Certified Safety Specialist (CSS), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)

Dr. Travis Kruse has been with Grainger for nearly two years and is the Senior Director of Safety Strategy and Solutions.

Networking will begin at 11:30, to be followed by lunch, and we will get in to the session presentation, followed by Q & A. 

Please register before 5:00 pm on April 18 to ensure you spot at this event.