Wednesday, March 6 | | 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N259
Safety Management Track
To design, develop, and implement an effective accident prevention program, you must first understand what causes accidents. This course describes an organizational model for accident causation and addresses organizational features and conditions that may result in an accident.
Safety professionals, managers, and personnel looking to expand their knowledge of safety will be introduced to the accident causation model. They will learn guidelines for establishing compliance for an effective accident prevention program and establishing amplified standards, or standards that provide for incremental safety, in a given industry, practice, or area. Attendees will also learn about topics that include system defects, the seven avenues of accident causation, H.W. Heinrich’s initial safety pyramid, the Swiss chess model and the early scientific approach to causation, and Frank E. Bird’s study of industrial accidents.
Lance Hofmann is the director of environmental health and safety for EagleMed, LLC. Hofmann has served in safety roles for more than 20 years, starting in the U.S. Special Operations Command, and continuing on to Ingersoll Rand and then Dow Corning Hemlock Semiconductor before arriving at EagleMed. Hofmann has two master’s degrees in safety and is an OSHA outreach instructor and adjutant faculty for Georgia Tech University. Hofmann also has extensive experience in accident investigation and composite risk management.