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WEBINAR: Stress: The Hidden Enemy of OSH Improvement
March 7, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
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0.20 Continuing Education Unit

Course Description

Over the years, the role of stress seems to have been downplayed in most behavioral approaches when addressing the causes of accidents, injuries, health issues and environmental incidents. Emphasis has been on observable behaviors and the reinforcement of positive or safe behaviors and/or the correction of negative or unsafe behaviors. Though this is essential for the prevention of accidents, injuries, health issues and environmental incidents, it is in no way the complete picture. Today, the sources of stress to the managers, supervisors, and line employees of both large and small businesses are numerous. More than ever, stress plays a continuing and often increasing role in safety, health and environmental performance. Attention to and the introduction of effective interventions are needed to counteract the negative effects on safety, health and environmental performance. This session will explore the role and impact that stress has on safety, health and environmental performance, as well as, on overall productivity.

Learning Objectives

  • The common human causes of accidents, injuries and environmental incidents.
  • Safety, health and environmental incidents.
  • The relationship of stress to health issues and general well being.
  • How to identify stress in themselves, their co-workers and families.
  • Specific intervention skills and strategies to reduce stress and prevent incidents.
  • The importance of stress management techniques as a primary intervention.
  • How to use stress in a constructive way.



Instruction Method

Live webinar.

Assessment Strategy

Post webinar evaluation.


Michael Topf, President and CEO, Topf Initiatives

Starting Topf Initiatives in 1980, Michael has consulted, designed and conducted training courses in Executive Leadership, Management & Line Employee Development and other areas of Organizational Effectiveness. He pioneered a holistic, integrated methodology to assist all levels of employees in creating an organizational culture committed to Health, Safety and Environmental excellence thru developing safe attitudes, beliefs and behaviors to prevent errors, accidents, injuries, health and environmental incidents. Topf clients include Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies related to Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food Processing and Production, Timber and Logging, Gas and Oil Exploration and Pipelines and many more. Michael has a BS in Biology and Chemistry, a MA in Applied Psychology and an MA in Theology and was a Medical Research Assistant, Hospital Administrator, and PA and NJ State Certified Counselor before starting Topf Initiatives.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds may be granted for live webinars or on-demand videos after the training product has been accessed and completed.

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