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.

March Meeting – Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

Posted: Mar 11, 2019

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

  • Understanding Stress in the Workplace
  • Healthy vs Unhealthy Coping skills for Stress Management
  • Obstacles and Barriers to a healthier workplace including Perception of Events and Communication Styles
  • Relationship between stress at work and conflict at home
  • Ways to improve both Work Life and Home Life


Jonathan Fucella received his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and Masters of Social Work degree at the University of South Florida. Jonathan has worked in the Crisis Unit at Salus Care and in the Emergency Department at Cape Coral Hospital before joining Lee Health’s Behavioral Health Center where he has continued his training in the treatment of various mental health disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who recently completed training in the use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the treatment of PTSD. Awareness of the lingering effects of trauma and the invisible wounds of war continues to increase and he is proud to be part of a growing network of providers committed to providing effective clinical treatment to the members of our community.