Effective Safety Management Practices I and II

Effective Safety Management Practices I & II (ESMP) was previously called Safety Management Techniques (4-day course).  National Safety Council promotes them as two 2-day classes that can be taken separately .  The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council will only be teaching them together as a 4-day course.


Effective Safety Management Practices I

Designed for safety leaders, this course addresses safety management systems, the roles and responsibilities of safety professionals, leading safety management processes, safety performance measures and more. It’s ideal for the people who coordinate, supervise or manage your organization’s safety and health efforts.

What You Will Learn

  • Determine how events in the safety, health, and management fields influence your organization’s safety management focus
  • Identify characteristics of an effective safety management system
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of safety professionals
  • Assess your personal leadership skills
  • Identify the four key requirements for creating a positive safety culture
  • Identify activities to perform in your organization’s safety and health audit process
  • Use measurement tools to evaluate safety at your organization
  • Establish a business case for a safety management system
  • Analyze a safety and health case study from a manager’s perspective and develop a plan to resolve the identified issues


Effective Safety Management Practices II
This course provides the advanced knowledge required to implement a successful safety management system. It covers human and organizational performance, serious injury and fatality prevention, risk assessments, safety observation programs and more. The content is geared toward those who coordinate, supervise, or manage your organization’s safety and health efforts.

What You Will Learn

  • Differentiate between audits and inspections
  • Pinpoint the elements of a safety management system you currently audit
  • Identify activities performed in the safety and health audit process
  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of an audit team leader, an audit team, and an audited group
  • Understand the reasons and benefits of managing an organization’s safety and health efforts
  • Differentiate between insured and uninsured costs
  • Calculate a total case rate
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis and describe why it is important

Who Should Attend

  • Employees new to safety or with new safety responsibilities
  • Safety practitioners
  • Safety team leaders
  • Safety consultants
  • Safety Supervisors
  • Middle/upper management
  • Designers and developers of safety content

Completion of Effective Safety Management Practices I & II earns you 2.6 CEUs towards the NSC Advanced Safety Certificate, a nationally recognized safety program based on proven best practices.


Advanced Safety Certificate

The robust ASC® program builds upon knowledge of compliance requirements to further your safety education. It also sharpens your leadership skills to drive fundamental safety change throughout your organization. For individuals on a career path in safety, this certificate program provides a starting point, a clear roadmap and best-in-class educational experiences to meet many industry-leading certification requirements.

To attain the Advanced Safety Certificate, you must complete the 
Principles of Occupational Safety and Health course and a minimum of 5.2 CEU’s among the approved classes.


Please read our current Covid-19 in-person class procedures here.

Cancellation without penalty may be made up to three working days prior to the seminar date.  Cancellation after that date will be charged 50% of the fee.  You may avoid this charge by transferring your registration to another person.  Registrants who do not cancel are liable for the entire fee.  ALL REFUNDS WILL BE IN THE FORM OF A CREDIT VOUCHER.  This cancellation policy is standard with all Iowa-Illinois Safety Council sponsored programs.

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The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council programs strive to accurately meet every applicable Federal, State and Local requirements as well as established best practices. By engaging us you agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Iowa-Illinois Safety Council shall not be liable in contract or tort or otherwise to you or to your company for any of your losses, fines, liabilities, exposures, or any of your incidental, special, indirect or consequential damages of any kind.


IISC Office
1501 42nd St, STE 100
West Des Moines , IA 50266

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