Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday June 29, 2016


Safety Management Systems (SMS) have proven to be very effective in reducing the extent and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses. Several consensus standards are in use that outline the essential elements of an SMS, such as the American National Standard Institute’s (ANSI) Z10:2005 or the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 45001 Standard. Although there are differences between the various SMS standards, there are core principles that support any SMS and are common to all systems. Integrating these principles into the lab safety approach will provide assurance that all lab hazards are identified and the associated risks are effectively managed with continuous improvement.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

  • Awareness of safety management systems (SMSs) and their benefits
  • Key principles common to all SMSs
  • Typical outcomes when SMS elements are applied in a laboratory setting

Douglas Dean has over 30 years of experience in a broad range of environmental, health, and safety related issues, holding credentials in environmental (PE, CHMM) and safety (CSP, CIH). He has assisted numerous municipal and private organizations during the development and implementation of environmental and safety management systems, performing such tasks as systems awareness and auditor training, aspects and hazards evaluation, procedure development, system roll-out, and compliance auditing. He also taught the ANSI Z10:2005 safety management system in 15 cities through an OSHA Susan Harwood grant. He currently works at Seminole Electric in Tampa as their corporate health and safety administrator and owns a small consulting practice, Matrix Compliance Services, LLC.