AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 701
ANSI Z10 (2012): Continual Improvement System for Sustainable HSE Management

intermediate | 2.67 CM Points/ 16 Contact Hours/ 2.0 CEU/COC Points | Saturday & Sunday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 60

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Management, Stewardship and Sustainability

The centerpiece of this two-day PDC will be the recently revised and updated ANSI/AIHA® Z10, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Designed for those who understand management systems but desire a look into the future and/or continuous improvement of an existing system it will build upon highly successful past AIHce offerings (AIHce 2005 symposium, 2011 technical sessions). Participants will gain a better understanding of how management systems fit into the strategic challenges of sustainable growth and social responsibility and be of significant value for those desiring to implement a system in their organization.

While addressing the big picture of global issues and management systems, the PDC will focus on ANSI /AIHA® Z10 and its usefulness for U.S. and global enterprises. Additionally links to OSHA’s VPP system and the NIOSH Prevention thru Design (PtD) initiatives will be provided to illustrate the benefits of engaging the workforce in the quest to reduce risk.

The PDC provide participants with the confidence and “hands on” experience necessary to understand the standard and how best to implement Z10 in their organization. Electronic handouts will cover conceptual aspects of each element of Z10 and be supplemented by real world small group exercises that demonstrate the “how-tos” for easy implementation. Presenters and lecturers will illustrate the flexibility and scalability of Z10 and how it can seamlessly mesh with other systems like ISO 14000, OHSAS 18001 or OSHA VPP.

Value Added:
Includes an updated copy of the ANSI/AIHA Z10 Standard and demonstrates the power of implementing and custom tailoring it to any organization’s daily operations.

5–10 years of experience/background in HSE management.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Improve performance effectiveness and efficiencies in their organization’s H&S program by identifying gaps and implementing a custom ANSI Z10 system.
  • Explain the ANSI Z10 standard, including the mandatory requirements and the explanatory/ advisory language.
  • Apply tools and resources to develop a policy statement, conduct reviews, establish objectives and perform audits that comply with the standard.
  • Describe why management systems are the driver for continuous improvement, and sustainable growth.
  • Define the benefits and the organizational impact of embracing a sustainable OSH management system.
  • Differentiate between “program based” H&S and management systems.
  • Provide examples of why and how management systems contribute to operational excellence in any organization.
  • Illustrate how management of occupational health and safety fits into the big picture of sustainability and social responsibility.


  • Global context of management systems including ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z590-3, ANSI Z690 series (ISO 31000 and ISO 31010), other related ISO standards, OSHA’s VPP and ANSI Z10
  • Australian OHSMS and how MC Dean has integrated an Australian experience into their processes
  • Problems with traditional “program-based” approaches
  • How ANSI Z10, ANSI Z590-3 Prevention thru Design (PtD) and OSHA’s VPP processes work in the real world
  • Linkage to continuous improvement, sustainable growth and social responsibility
  • Case studies for implementing integrated management systems
  • “Ask the Expert” Q&A
  • Standards, guidelines and regulations associated with management systems [including ISO 9000 and ISO 14000, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z590-3, ANSI Z690 series (ISO 31000 and ISO 31010), other related ISO standards, OSHA’s VPP and ANSI Z10]
  • Benefits of building a sustainable occupational H&S management systems

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Post course test
  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops
  • Group activities

Sponsoring Committee:

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download