REGISTER NOW! CSP Comprehensive Exam Preparation Workshop

April 7-9, 2015 in Des Moines, IA

Instructed by David Langlois - President of Langlois, Weigand & Associates, this three-day course is designed to prepare individuals for the Comprehensive Examination leading to certification as a CSP.  Participants have successfully passed the Fundamentals Examination, or were exempt because of another certification acceptable to the BCSP such as CIH or GSP.  The course covers all three areas of the exam.  The course consists of lectures, sample problems, and discussions on a variety of subjects to prepare the student for the exam.  Pertinent reference materials are also discussed to allow students to focus their studies in specific areas prior to sitting for the exam.

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Networking Breakfast

The best part of waking up,
is SAFETY in your cup!

Please joins us for Iowa-Illinois Safety Council's Des Moines area breakfast group.  This is a networking opportunity for members to learn about the latest in safety, health, and environmental issues.

November 11, 2014 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny
2405 SE Creekview Dr - Ankeny, IA

Registration: $25 per person
 

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Special Guest Speaker:

Gary Higbee, CSP - renowned as IISC's Board President, President & CEO of Higbee & Associates AND Senior Safety Consultant for SAFESTART, the most successful safety training process in the world.

 

Downtown Fire Tests EMC's Emergency Response Skills

EMC Insurance Companies understands the importance of business continuity planning and has had a business continuity plan since 1989. It's updated annually, and the emergency response team holds regular table-top drills. This spring the company proved firsthand how much this planning pays off during a time of crisis.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 29, a blaze in the historic downtown Des Moines Younkers building quickly escalated into a three-alarm fire and significantly damaged two EMC buildings across the street. With swift decision-making and tireless effort, EMC's emergency response team successfully restored the company to full working order without any interruption in business and only one day of physical closing.

Updates For Iowa-Illinois Safety Council's Hazard Control Recognition Award Program

IISC unveiled the NEW Hazard Control Recognition Award Program in July of 2013. The new awards program was celebrated this past April during the safety awards ceremony at IISC's Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo with 86 IISC members receiving Hazard Control Recognition Awards. Thirteen of the 86 received the President's Award.

 

The intent of the revamped safety award program is a focus on safer workplaces, while providing a mechanism for the IISC membership to share successful projects contributing to controlling hazards within their individual workplaces, and recognizing member companies for their safety, health, and environmental accomplishments with hazard control.

 

Year one of the new safety awards program provided the IISC board of directors and staff with a few areas of review and consideration.  We looked at the criteria and made a couple of changes that will make this program work for YOU, while achieving the ultimate goal of providing a resource to share ideas with hazard controls for IISC members.  

FREE - Multi-language Traffic Safety Videos

* DISTRACTED DRIVING * IMPAIRED DRIVING / SPEEDING *
* SEATBELTS / CHILD SEATS * 

To assist community stakeholders in educating new Americans about important traffic safety issues, AAA has teamed with ECHO to produce a series of three short videos. These videos address nationally recognized best practices in the areas of distracted driving; impaired driving and speeding; and seatbelt and child safety seat use. Each video is produced in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong. The professional high-quality videos are available on one DVD for law enforcement, community health agencies and other traffic safety organizations.

For copies of the free DVD, send an email with your name, agency and number of copies needed. Also, please provide a brief description of how the videos will be used and the number of people who will be reached. Send email to: Gail.Weinholzer@mn-ia.aaa.com

To view the videos, visit www.EchoMinnesota.org/AAA

 

IISC's Online Video Streaming - Video Highlight

While the holiday season should be a joyous time enjoyed with your family, all too often needless tragedies occur because holiday hazards are ignored. Fire hazards posed by cooking, candles, Christmas trees and careless smoking are frequently neglected. People often forget about the dangers of driving in wintry conditions or under the influence of alcohol during this time of year. In this video, EMT/Firefighter/Best-Selling Author Martin Lesperance discusses the safety precautions people must take to prevent injuries and deaths during the winter holidays. Martin also recalls real stories of emergencies he has attended to make the point that injuries don’t take holidays.

Injuries Don't Take Holidays
Item #3207 - 19 minutes 

Make sure you have signed up with an account via the Member's Only Page to get the IISC rental rate!

Not familiar with IISC's audiovisual streaming library?  
Click here for complete details.

Upcoming Classes and Events

November 11, 2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Networking Breakfast
Location: Courtyard by Marriott  2405 SE Creekview Dr Ankeny, IA
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November 12, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recordkeeping
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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November 12, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Accident/Incident Investigation and Train-the-Trainer
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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November 19, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powered Industrial Truck & Train-the-Trainer
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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November 19, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aerial Lift Safety & Train-the-Trainer
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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December 3, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Development Course
Location: IISC Office 6200 Aurora Ave Suite 604W Urbandale, IA
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