ON-DEMAND - Recordings From ASSE's Fatality and Severe Loss Symposium

On-Demand Virtual Event



It's not a random event. All organizations are at risk for that difficult-to-predict catastrophic event. However, the signs of impending crisis are most often hidden beneath the radar.


View the session recordings from ASSE's recent symposium and hear the best thinking there is on this topic. Find out:

  • Why the worst may happen to any organization
  • Where your organization is vulnerable to catastrophic loss
  • What you can do to avert disaster
  • Those actions taken by some highly-exposed organizations and how their strategies may be applicable in your workplace




  • Access to eleven video on-demand sessions with 90 day access for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing
  • 1.0 CEUs




Virtual Event Pricing

  • Member Price: $195.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM Price: $225.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code AIHA1911 for a $10.00 discount. Register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code".)
  • List Price: $245.00



On-Demand Sessions Include:

Signals of Vulnerability to Catastrophic Loss

Thomas R Krause, Ph.D.

Organizational Psychologist, Ojai, CA

Certain leadership and cultural attributes in your organization can be signs that your workplace has more than average risk of severe loss.  But few organizations have the benefit of this knowledge. Dr. Thomas Krause, a leading authority on fatality and severe loss prevention, will provide an overview of the leadership and culture attributes that signal vulnerability to serious and fatal events and discuss the method for developing this knowledge in your organization. 


Keynote Presentation: Roots of the Crisis

Catherine H. Tinsley, Ph.D

Professor of Management and head of the Management group at the McDonough School of Business Georgetown University

Dr. Catherine Tinsley, leading authority on Organizational Behavior and Intelligence Analysis, will present her insight on how latent errors and enabling conditions work to cause disasters and preventive steps you can take.



The Fatality Prevention Audit

As fatalities and severe losses continue to mount, safety has evolved to respond to the more advanced, specific actions that must be taken. Cintas Corporation has acted with the introduction of an assessment strategy program to identify where a fatality or serious injury could occur within their organization. This is their fatality prevention audit and attendees will learn how this strategy can be implemented in their organization.

Checklist for Sources of a Fatality or Severe Loss in Your Workplace

While catastrophic events are lower in frequency, they tip the scales on severity and, therefore, demand your scrutiny in prevention for your organization. An easy place to start is by assessing the risk associated with energy sources or hazardous substances. You will take away a checklist from this session that contains the physical categories of sources in your workplace that exposes it to a catastrophic event.

Using Analytics to Reduce Severity of Losses

Loss prevention for severe outcomes requires special effort beginning with your analysis of your organization's performance.  Leading indicators will provide the most proactive intelligence, but when applying these measures, one size does not fit all.  The culture of an organization is a significant factor in deciding what you will analyze to achieve a safety effort that is relevant and effective for management of the risk of catastrophic losses.  Join us in this session to learn the analytical process that will drive the change you need in your workplace.

Avoiding Severe Losses: ANSI Z10 Can Help

The ANSI Z10 management system can be used to not only assess risks, but address risks. You will learn how this assessment tool can address more than hazards that could result in employee injuries.  It can also address operational systems that could fail drastically and have the effect of either causing injuries downstream or impact the operations of the business.  Take away insight into how you can help reduce severe losses through providing your expertise to the business management side of your organization.

Manage Severe Loss Risks with the Mindset of an HRO (High-Reliability Organization)

HROs have a high IQ for the risks that develop into catastrophic losses.  An important fact we have learned from these organizations is that severity risks are most prevalent during non-routine work events. Other principles have been derived from HRO experience and provide guidelines for organizations of any size in any industry.  Attendees of this session will receive a planning tool with HRO application concepts that can be used to plan their own non-routine work event risk strategy.

Overcoming Illogic

Contending with illogic in the workplace is part of the job.  It is the gateway to much of what can catastrophically go wrong and needs you to take on as a challenge.  In this session, you will learn methods to overcome illogic and how, through the application of concise system hazard analysis, risk assessment and hazard control, you can better manage exposures to severe loss in an imperfect workplace.

Using Pre-Task Briefs to Identify and Eliminate Fatality Risks

Fatalities and catastrophic events are often the result of the unidentified hazards or unanticipated risks associated with the work tasks being performed.  A structured briefing process, utilized before a task begins can provide significant insight into the risks associated with the work assignment and the countermeasures to be employed to mitigate those risks.  In this session, you will learn how to use this process before anyone is in harm's way, and take away a format for conducting effective pre-task briefing for critical tasks.

Don't Be Fooled by Falls

Falls are a misunderstood hazard.  The reality is that falls can and do cause fatalities and catastrophic losses.  Falls are the second most common cause of death in the workplace.  Conducting a risk assessment specific to falls can significanly reduce risk to your workforce and your organization.  In this session, attendees will learn to better manage the exposure of fall hazards.

The Chevron Fatality Prevention Effort

Building on internal studies and external workgroup involvement, the Chevron fatality prevention team was chartered in 2011.  The goal was to enhance safe execution of activities identified as having the highest potential for workforce fatalities.   The team provided tools and guidance to the Chevron workforce.  These were focused on helping work teams identify the activities that have the highest potential for workforce fatalities, the task-specific mechanisms of injury and the safeguards that should be in place to potentially prevent serious incidents from occurring.  Join this session to understand the tools and guidance that Chevron developed for their workforce and lessons learned on integrating fatality prevention into existing processes.

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