Concurrent Sessions

Additional details available in December.

Experience more than 200 sessions across 20 subject areas from construction, human behavior, safety management and everything in-between.

Sample from last year:

501 | From Safety Leader to Business Leader - Bridging the Gap


Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group and the Management Practice Specialty


Description

"The difference between management and leadership is communication" - Winston Churchill. Based on information gathered from over 9 years of interviews with corporate leaders, you will learn their candid responses to what is needed to be considered for Executive level positions that can influence corporate or business unit strategy.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

John McBride

Consentium Search LLC
Director, National Recruiting


502 | Partnering - A Key to Building Trust and Safety Excellence


Sponsored by Grainger


Description

Partnering experts share their experience and benefits to their organizations. For them, it is a way of life that reaches all organizations they interact with. Benefits stretch well into the future as residents and workers receive a clean environment with continued employment to maintain the positive Oak Ridge historical legacy.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Ken J. Rueter

UCOR
UCOR President and Project Manager


John A. Mullis, II

U.S. Department of Energy
Acting Manager, EM 90


503 | Construction Safety Planning - Bidding to Demobilization


Sponsored by Essilor Prescription Safety Eyewear and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Ben Franklin said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." This is especially true in construction. Construction managers and safety professionals must understand the importance of safety planning and the planning elements used to protect workers and ensure timely completion of construction projects.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Richard S. Baldwin

PCL Construction Enterprises
Corporate Director, Health, Safety and Environment


Bob Fitzgerald

PCL Construction Enterprises
Regional Safety Manager, Eastern US


504 | Leading Measures to Prevent MSDs and Drive Ergonomic Improvements


Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

A majority of employers continue to use lagging measures to manage ergonomics and MSDs. Through first-hand experience and numerous benchmarking studies, we've identified the best practices for effectively managing both. This session will provide real examples and key learnings from successful organizations and outline measures that support a delineated plan.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Walt Rostykus

Humantech
Principal Ergonomist


Jennie Dustin

Humantech
Senior Consultant


505 | Elements of an Effective Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)


Sponsored by Chubb and the Fire Protection Practice Specialty


Description

When performed correctly, a DHA identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, all DHAs are not created equal and serious hazards are often overlooked. This presentation will discuss the minimum requirements for any DHA, the importance of qualified individuals and common overlooked hazards.

Track

Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Jason P. Reason

Lewellyn Technology
Senior Vice President / Consultant


506 | Your Physical Job Does Not Make You Physically Fit… Unless You're a NINJA


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE), Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Construction and Oil & Gas Practice Specialties


Description

Physical Fitness includes balance, agility, flexibility and mobility, and most physical jobs don't inherently create these unless you're a ninja or professional athlete. The physicality of oilfield, construction and others can be a DETRIMENT or a BENEFIT to health and muscle balance, depending on how your workers approach their jobs.

Track

Construction / Mining, Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Lori A. Frederic

Balance Bio-Ninja Safety
Owner


507 | Complacency: The Silent Killer



Description

How often is complacency involved in accidental injuries and fatalities - how high a percentage is it? In the majority of injuries, complacency plays a part, often a significant one. Learn what you and your organization can do to efficiently minimize the effects of complacency in your workplace.

Track

Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Larry Wilson

SafeStart®
CEO and Author


508 | A Real and Present Danger: The Underestimated Impact of Workplace Carcinogens


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Utilities Practice Specialty


Description

There exists a real and present need to elevate the profile of occupational cancer prevention. This session will review: Underestimation of workplace cancer cases; Elevation of the profile; OEL adequacy; common workplace, consumer product, and environmental exposure and controls; Cancer cluster investigations and case studies.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Connie L. Muncy

AES Corporation
Senior Health and Safety Administrator


509 | Global Framework for Practice - INSHPO OHS Capability Framework


Sponsored by the International Practice Specialty


Description

This presentation will explore and identify some of those key roles, knowledge, skills and strengths that are foundation pieces to the OHS role in any workplace, anywhere in the world. The e-tools that support the Framework and its target audiences - practitioners, professionals, educators, employers and recruiters will be discussed.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, International

Speaker(s)

Eldeen E. Pozniak

INSHPO
President


Terrie S. Norris

INSHPO
President Elect


510 | Short Service Employee Programs


Sponsored by the Oil & Gas Practice Specialty


Description

As the O&G industry rebounds, many new workers will join the industry without knowledge of the industry, operations, or hazards. To reduce injuries to new workers, companies need a Short Service Employee (SSE) Program. This session will provide information to develop an SSE Program including examples using ANSI/ASSE Z490.1-2016.

Track

Oil & Gas

Speaker(s)

Wayne Vanderhoof

RJR Safety Inc.
Safety Professional/President


511 | Key Safety and Health Documents: Shields or Swords?


Sponsored by ClickSafety, the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Mining Practice Specialty


Description

Are key safety and health documents critical as a shield against citations and penalties from OSHA/MSHA? Or will the agencies use your materials as a sword to secure personal, civil or criminal prosecutions? Learn best practices for document creation and destruction, explore legal privilege, government subpoenas and injunctions, and more!

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Adele L. Abrams

Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.
President


512 | Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection Under Enforcement-Driven OSHA


Sponsored by ClickSafety


Description

OSHA has become much more aggressive about inspections and rule enforcement. This presentation offers attendees an in-depth, practical examination of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and how it and the Secretary of Labor's right to enforce the Act may potentially affect the inspected facility and the company's business objectives.

Track

Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Tracy L. Moon, Jr.

Fisher & Phillips LLP
Partner


513 | Improving General Industry Qualitative Risk Assessments Using LOPA Concepts


Sponsored by Chubb


Description

Layer of Protection Analysis techniques used in the process industries hold promise for improving understanding of controls in general industry. In particular, the concepts of Independent Protection Layer and Probability of Failure on Demand improve our understanding of control strength and reliability, and thereby increase the accuracy of risk assessments.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

John R. Mulhausen

3M Company
Director, Corporate Safety and Industrial Hygiene


514 | Hazards of Homeless Encampments & Working in Urban Environments


Sponsored by the Oil & Gas Practice Specialty


Description

This groundbreaking session introduces the hazards of working near homeless encampments, and working in urban environments. It provides an eye-opening introduction to the work environments, workplaces (facilities), and worker tasks where homeless encampments, meth labs, and other urban hazards can potentially be encountered by a variety of work forces.

Track

Oil & Gas, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Cynthia E. Braun

Braun Safety Associates, LLC
President, Principal Consultant


515 | Intersection of Wearable Safety Devices, Data Collection and Cyber Policy Risk



Description

Employers are utilizing wearable technology under the noble cause of improved safety and health, but have we adequately addressed risk; or have we made knowledge of hazards a discoverable fact? As an organization, where can you best utilize wearable technology to enhance, not mask, the "personhood" of your employees.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Rachel Michael

Aon Risk Solutions
Ergonomics Thought Leadership


516 | Human Error: There is NO Root Cause



Description

Accidents do not occur like falling dominos. Causation is multi-dimensional, nonlinear and difficult to predict. Though human error is often the proximate cause, it should never be the starting point of any investigation. This thought provoking session will explore why, in the end, human error cannot be the root cause.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Richard A. Pollock

CLMI Safety Training
President


517 | Using Exposure-Based Scenarios to Enhance Hazard Recognition and Response



Description

This session outlines a mechanism for developing a much more robust hazard recognition ability into the organization's toolkit. The process uses real-life situations to assist supervisors and their teams in recognizing when exposure is changing and enhancing their response to it as it arises ‒ all while developing collaboration and teamwork.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Jim Spigener

DEKRA Insight
Senior Vice President


518 | How to Understand and Interpret ANSI Z359.2 to Develop a Fall Protection Program



Description

This session will provide an understanding of ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program. This standard has been recently updated and new requirements and changes to existing requirements will be reviewed. Attendees will understand the rationale for requirements and how to implement them within their organization.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Kevin B. Denis

Gravitec Systems, Inc.
Special Projects Manager


519 | Highlights of the Newly Released ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout Standard


Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee


Description

This presentation of the highlights of the newly revised ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout Standard is presented by a participating member of that Standard Development Committee and the global expert for the Master Lock Company on the application of lockout/tagout and alternative methods of controlling hazardous energy sources.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Todd C. Grover

The Master Lock Company
Global Senior Manager - Applied Safety Solutions


520 | ISO/ANSI/ASSE 45001 Forum - Significant and Future Impact on Safety


Sponsored by GlenGuard the Standards Development Committee


Description

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is developing a global occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard intended to provide effective, real-world solutions for worker safety. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) are working together to engage U.S. stakeholders in this effort.

Track

Executive, International, Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Victor Toy

Insyst OH&S
Owner/Principal


Todd R. Hohn

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Senior Director of Safety and Health


Kathy A. Seabrook

Global Solutions, Inc.
President


522 | Auto Safety and DOT Compliance


Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

Auto crashes are the leading cause of death at work. Crashes are no longer the cost of doing business; they are a failure of business. This presentation will focus on driver training, how to hold drivers accountable to drive safely, and the impact of the DOT regulations on a business.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Transportation

Speaker(s)

Charlie N. Halfen

Chubb ESIS
Transportation Safety Practice Leader


523 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Safety Climate & Safety Culture During Economic Downturns


Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group


Description

What happens to safety during an economic downturn? How do you help employees focus on safety when their thoughts may be on job security? In this session, participants will look at the challenges and try to come up with solutions. Attendees will share their experiences and best practices while coming up with ways to improve the safety climate during economic downturns.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Kevin J. Slates

Indiana University
Clinical Assistant Professor


Daniel E. Osadiaye

Talon Global Services
Safety Trainer


525 | Responding to Safety Interventions in a Positive Way - Changing Safety Cultures



Description

It is critical people respond positively when someone points out an unsafe condition or behavior. Learn how a proper response improves safety performance. In this presentation, discover how to give people the skills they need to encourage those around them to watch out for everyone's safety.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

John W. Drebinger

John Drebinger Presentations
President


526 | Getting the OSH Professional's Voice Heard - Communicating about Acceptable Risk



Description

This presentation explores the importance of communication when tackling risks in the workplace. It highlights a key role for the OSH practitioner, outlining how they can work with others to get messages about health and safety understood, and the skills they need to cultivate to get their message heard.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, International

Speaker(s)

Graham Parker

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
President Elect


527 | Armoring the Workforce - Advances in PPE Design


Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Head, eye and struck-by account for a significant percentage of workplace injuries. This presentation will assist safety professionals in using recent ANSI standards and advances in PPE design to customize PPE selection to the specific worksite conditions and identify PPE management best practice to maximize PPE function and worker protection.

Track

Construction / Mining, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Donald J. Garvey

3M Company
Construction Technical Specialist


528 | Construction SH&E Best Practices: Guidance for Young Professionals



Description

This presentation reviews the Future Leaders of Construction Safety SH&E Best Practices Project. The definition of best practice, challenges faced when implementing a best practice, effective persuasion strategies, and advice and recommendations for SH&E young professionals will be examined.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Krystal Zwinggi

Zachry Industrial, Inc.
Corporate Occupational Health Manager


Timothy G. Bates

Hensel Phelps
Safety Manager


Andrew Mahoney

PCL Construction
Project HSE Supervisor


Molly C. O'Brien

FDR Safety
Director of Administration


Scott A. Sewing

AECOM
ES&H Specialist


529 | 911, What's Your Emergency? We Have an Active Shooter, HURRY, PLEASE HURRY!


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

This session will provide an overview of active shooter situations that have occurred over the past few years, and the step that the Best Buy Company has taken to improve their processes to control these situations should they occur. Create the mindset for your employees, RUN-HIDE-FIGHT® and beyond.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Scott B. Lassila

Aon
Managing Consultant


Missy Bertrand

Best Buy
Safety and Compliance Manager


530 | Environmental Regulations - What Safety Professionals Need to Know


Sponsored by Grainger and the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Management of an environmental program has increasingly become a major focus of safety professionals. Many companies have a separate environmental staff, however as companies streamline their professional support services a trend towards an increase in consolidation of safety and environmental functions has emerged.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Salvatore Caccavale

Air Liquide Advanced Materials
Global HSES Manager


531 | Lighting Basics for the EHS Professional


Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

Lighting has many important, often unrecognized, impacts that an EHS professional needs to be aware of. These include, a number of physiological and psychological impacts, environmental light pollution, and energy usage/sustainability. Recent research findings and regulatory initiatives are making a knowledge of lighting basics more important for the EHS professional.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

William J. Mills

Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor


Kevin B. Martin

Northern Illinois University
Assistant Professor


532 | Identifying Sprinkler System Inadequacy at Your Facility


Sponsored by the Fire Protection, Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

This session addresses fire sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial occupancies. Learn some key points to help identify sprinkler system inadequacy. By looking at the system components and installation, you may be able to identify inadequate protection for a commodity, storage area or special hazard.

Track

Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Walter S. Beattie

Beattie Fire Protection & Risk Consulting, LLC
President


533 | An Athletic Approach to Heat Illness - Beyond Water, Rest, Shade


Sponsored by Chubb, the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE), Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Public Sector Practice Specialty


Description

Join an internationally recognized panel of athletes and coaches to learn how you can incorporate sport psychology and an athletic approach to preventing heat illness in your workplace. Gold medal work practices, Olympic policy elements, and elite cooling gear will be presented.

Track

Construction / Mining, Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Joseph A. Conrad

Xcel Energy
Manager, Safety and Training


Gabrielle Giersch

Korey Stringer Institute
Representative


Stacy Ingraham

Crown College
Professor of Exercise Science


Rod Raymond

Evolve Yoga Spin Studios
Owner, Elite Athlete, Master Trainer


534 | Medical Marijuana: Miracle Drug or Safety Nightmare?



Description

This session will present information on the current use of medical marijuana, and how that use could impair workers across every industry, and negatively impact safety on-the-job. Current workplace drug testing policies, and whether those policies should remain the same or be updated will be discussed.

Track

Executive, Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Fred H. Kohanna

AllOne Health
V.P. of Occupational Health & Chief Medical Officer


535 | Fatality & Catastrophic Event Prevention



Description

In this session we will explore how an advanced safety system was effectively utilized to reduce human sources of risk, and halt a thirty year string of workplace fatalities.

Track

Oil & Gas, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Steve R. Williams

Accelerated Development Systems, Inc.
Insight Development Specialist


536 | Enforcement of OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards: General Industry/Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053) and Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153)



Description

This presentation will provide an update on issues related to the implementation of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standards, and will describe enforcement policies and procedures to be used by OSHA compliance staff in addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in the workplace. Anticipated changes in enforcement procedures as a result of new requirements, including the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m³ and the action level of (AL) 25 µg/m³, will be addressed. The presentation will offer information on the OSHA inspection process and will provide clarifying guidance for achieving compliance with control methods (i.e., engineering controls, work practices and respiratory protection) designated for specific tasks outlined in Table 1 of the Construction standard.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Audrey Profitt

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA Office of Health Enforcement
Senior Industrial Hygienist


David O'Connor

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Director Office of Chemical Hazards Nonmetal


537 | Practical Tools for Gender Equal Protection in OSH Programs


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants and Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialties


Description

Learn how to provide gender equal protection to your company's workers. This session will cover risk assessments for new and expectant mothers, OELs and exposure group considerations for the pregnant or breastfeeding worker, and provide a model to evaluate these special exposure groups with recommended actions.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Morgan M. Bliss

Central Washington University
Assistant Professor


Jacob Krzystowczyk

The Albemarle Corporation
Corporate Industrial Hygienist


538 | Understanding Low Probability, High Consequence Events


Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Whenever there's a catastrophic accident, we all wonder "is my operation vulnerable to this?" This session will discuss what is known about factors that contribute to the occurrence of catastrophes that were considered low probability, and some successful approaches for better assessing and controlling the risk of low probability events.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Debby Shewitz

Shewitz Consulting, LLC
Owner


Carol J. Robinson

Specialty Technical Consultants
Expert Technical Advisor


539 | The Intersection of Risk Management and Fleet Management


Sponsored by Avetta


Description

Get an insurance company's perspective on how to apply risk management practices to your fleet management program. Areas to be covered include driver and vehicle selection, vehicle maintenance and replacement, driver training and accident management. A benchmarking tool for evaluating your current program will be presented.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Transportation

Speaker(s)

Sheila M. Coppinger

Chubb
Senior Risk Engineer


Jennifer Guerrini

Chubb
Executive Commercial Auto Risk Specialist


540 | What is Best in Class Contractor Management



Description

Data indicates while employee work hours have doubled in the past 25 years, contractor work hours have more than quintupled. The challenge and opportunity for owners lies in establishing a robust contractor management strategy to mitigate risk from contractorization. This presentation will focus on addressing ten attributes for effective contractor management.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Richard Cerenzio

ISN
Corporate HSE Director


541 | Safe Decision Making in Organizations: New Research and Improvement Strategies


Sponsored by ClickSafety


Description

Are decisions in your organization increasing or decreasing risk? Who makes safety-related decisions? How does bias affect decisions, and what can we do about it? In this presentation, you will hear about new research into safe decision making, and come away with new strategies to improve safety in your organization.

Track

Executive, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Thomas R. Krause

Krause Bell Group
Partner


Kristen J. Bell

Krause Bell Group
Partner


542 | Opening Our Eyes to Fatigue in the Workplace



Description

Fatigue is a multi-faceted challenge that requires comprehensive strategies to fully mitigate. Successful strategic approaches involve moving past regulatory requirements to have both management and workers share risk management responsibilities. Eye on Fatigue is a unique approach that combines integration of organizational strategies and worker engagement to enhance an organization's ability to successfully mitigate fatigue risks.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Susan L. Sawatzky

In-Scope Solutions
Director


543 | Fines, Fatalities and the Future of Fall Prevention


Sponsored by Chubb


Description

Three of OSHA's top ten 'serious' violations are related to falls. Every day 2,000 people are injured while using a ladder. Today, one person will die in a ladder-related accident. Reducing ladder-related injuries is top priority for the nation's foremost companies. Learn new fall prevention initiatives that increase safety performance.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

David Francis

Little Giant Ladder Systems
National Safety Director


544 | Case Study Research: Safety Implications of Information Overload in a Hospital


Sponsored by the Engineering Practice Specialty


Description

Errors are a very real part of our work day and unfortunately, they can lead to injuries. Research at a cardiac hospital sought to quantify and compare to accepted norms, the information processing of the hospital's vital-sign monitoring technicians to identify and reduce the risk of cognitive information processing errors.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Joel M. Haight

University of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering


545 | Wild, Wacky and Highly Effective Training v6.0



Description

Attendees of this session have learned that safety training can be effective, engaging and FUN! A fast-paced program with numerous demonstrations will show how to incorporate new ideas and techniques into your training. Learn how bananas, rat traps and smashing watermelons can make your training more effective and memorable.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Mark E. Briggs

Safety Management Resources Corp.
Vice President


546 | Fundamentals of SH&E: Hazard Identification and Control



Description

This session will address essential elements of hazard identification and how hazards can be defined, eliminated or controlled. The major sources of hazards; systematic methods of evaluating them; system safety concepts; accidents and incidents defined; and the fundamental elements of accident/incident investigations will also be covered.

Track

Fundamentals

Speaker(s)

David F. Coble

Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC
President


547 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: The Great Sit/Stand Workstation Debate: Advantages, Disadvantages and Solutions for Implementation


Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

You've probably seen them, the contraptions that allow people to sit or stand at their office workstations. Well a current question on the minds of workplace ergonomists is if these popular devices are actually doing any good? In this session, the pros, cons, and best practices of managing sit/stand workstations will be explored. Attendees will discuss current findings and develop a set of best practice guidelines.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Rachel Michael

Aon Risk Solutions
Ergonomics Thought Leadership


Elise S. Condie



550 | Delivering Effective Safety Communications in the Boardroom and the Break Room


Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group


Description

This presentation will focus on how to emphasize the importance of safety based on the needs of the audience. Strategies of effective communication will assist participants in improving their communication skills with top management while also engaging line employees to build safety 'buy-in' for measurable success.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Randall C. Butler

Consumers Energy
Construction Safety Director


551 | Executive Animation of EHS&S at L'Oréal



Description

Successful animation is the right message at the right time in your organization. L'Oréal EHS&S executives will share how they animate various EHS&S data, programs and actions to organizational leaders in an effort to inform and influence desired outcomes and share beauty with all.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Jay R. Harf

L'Oréal Americas
Vice President of EHS&S


Kristin K. Herman

L'Oréal Operations Americas
Director of EHS&S


552 | Enhancing Construction Safety Using Wearable Technology


Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Understand the benefits of utilizing wearable technology to enhance your overall construction safety.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

David B. Korman

Skanska
EHS Director


Albert Zulps

Skanska
VDC Director


553 | Improving Safety and Health in Construction by Putting Research into Practice



Description

This session will provide an insight into many of the resources developed and made available by CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, to enhance construction worker safety and health. Learn how to use the web-based Construction Solutions and Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT), and learn about other CPWR's research-to-practice resources.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Babak Memarian

CPWR - The Center for Construction Research & Training
Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research


Linda M. Goldenhar

CPWR - The Center for Construction Research & Training
Director, Research and Evaluation


554 | Preparedness - Are You Ready to Deal with a Crisis?


Sponsored by Chubb and the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

Can your company respond to one of the latest threats or disasters that you've seen on the news? Is your preparedness plan flexible enough to address future concerns? This session will differentiate between preparedness, emergency response and business continuity, and the essential role of the safety and health professional.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Executive

Speaker(s)

Deborah R. Roy

L. L. Bean
Corporate Director, Health, Safety & Wellness


Sharon D. Kemerer

Baxter Healthcare
Corporate Director, Health & Safety


555 | One-Handed and Asymmetric Lifting Assessment


Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

Manual material handling (MMH) injuries remain the most prevalent and costly work related musculoskeletal disorder. However, most MMH assessment methods do not account for one-handed or asymmetric lifting. This presentation proposes simple, practical modifications to existing methods as well as new models that incorporate assessment of asymmetric lifts.

Track

Ergonomics, Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Richard F. Sesek

Auburn University - Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Associate Professor


John S. Pentikis

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
Ergonomist


556 | Creating a Culture of Health to Optimize Preventative Health and Safety Programs


Sponsored by the Health & Wellness Branch of the Healthcare Practice Specialty


Description

Steps, solutions and tools for creating a true rooted culture of health by simultaneously addressing behaviors and the environments in which they take place. All in an effort to effectively establish behavior change, improve employee health, well-being, safety, productivity and engagement as well as reduce injury, absenteeism and associated costs.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Kerre E. Aufsesser

WellAdvantage
Occupational Health & Wellness Manager


557 | BBS: The Good (Ice Cream), The Bad (Green Beans) and The Ugly



Description

A highly interactive session involving all attendees! We will look at some key dynamics of why employees in so many companies have become mechanical in performing their BBS process, if they participate at all. BBS, Behavior-Based Safety, is the most commonly used process to obtain improvements in injury reduction.

Track

Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Bill Sims, Jr.

The Bill Sims Company
Author


558 | Respiratory Protection Programs - Let the Standard Work for You


Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee


Description

This session provides the necessary information to develop, implement, administer and properly sustain a respiratory protection program. The general requirements and administrative aspects of a respiratory protection program to include training, evaluation, fit-testing, cleaning, maintenance, record-keeping, emerging technology issues and CBRNE emergency response requirements will be covered in detail.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Dennis A. Terpin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Senior Industrial Hygienist


559 | International Best Practices of SH&E Incident Reporting & Investigation Techniques


Sponsored by the International Practice Specialty


Description

As per specific country, legal and company policies incident reporting and investigation is required to learn the lessons as well as to take corrective actions to avoid re-occurrence. This session incorporates a panel presentation on International best practices of SH&E incident reporting and investigation techniques from Europe, Asia and GCC countries.

Track

International, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Ashok Garlapati

Kuwait Oil Company
HSE Consultant (D&T)


Richard T. Cooper

Level 3 Communications, LLC
Senior Manager - Safety Health Environment Quality Assurance


Nirupam Mukherjee

PRAXAIR
Global Safety Engineering Manager


560 | The Big Event: The OSHA Trial



Description

Employers cited by OSHA rarely contest. Employers are often unaware of what transpires at trial, and practical/legal strategies for preparing for trial. With OSHA fines increasing, employers may be compelled to contest and defend citations. This session offers effective strategies based on real trials.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Matthew T. Deffebach

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Partner


561 | Bowtie Risk Assessment - Tips and Tricks for Success



Description

Bowtie analysis is a risk assessment methodology for moderately advanced high risk scenarios. Learn how to identify causal relationships of both the controls and the consequences consistent with the hierarchy of controls, and a semi quantitative approach for calculating residual risk.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Paul Esposito

STAR Consultants, Inc.
President


562 | Your Most Costly Workers' Comp Claim? Hint: It's Auto Accidents - Avoid Mod Abuse!



Description

The dramatic rise of telecommuting and the remotely based workforce has dramatically altered the insurance landscape for businesses. The fleet safety program now has repercussions well beyond the auto insurance line of coverage. This presentation delves into the often overlooked linkage between automotive crashes and workers' compensation loss costs.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Transportation

Speaker(s)

Gerard P. Condello

Nationwide Insurance
Specialist


563 | Setting Frontline Supervisors Up for Success in Safety


Sponsored by the American Red Cross


Description

Frontline supervisors are crucial in safety. They are the execution point of safety vision, values, strategies and processes and yet they are often the least experienced leaders. This session will explore seven steps frontline supervisors can take to develop the safety leadership skills they need to increase their effectiveness.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Judy L. Agnew

Aubrey Daniels International
Senior Vice President, Safety Solutions


564 | Strategies for Preventing Fatal & Life Changing Injury Events


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Prevention of fatal and life changing injury events starts with recognizing that all organizations have risk. By understanding what motivates employee decision making, the critical elements of a mature safety climate, and precursors to fatal and life changing injury events, we can implement strategies to reduce the risk for employees.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Frank J. Baker

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group
Regional Manager, Risk Management


Gregory A. Clone

Eastern Alliance Insurance Group
Sr. Risk Management Consultant


565 | Moderating the Use of Discipline to Achieve a Positive Safety Culture



Description

This session will discuss problems with traditional disciplinary techniques and why cookbook approaches to human error can create worker disengagement and harm safety performance. Armed with fresh insights, you'll learn proven strategies for moderating the use of discipline while creating safety leadership and ownership within your managerial ranks.

Track

Executive, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Michael Belcher

DS Services of America, Inc.
Vice President Safety and Risk


Mike McCarroll

ProSafe Solutions
President


566 | Scaling an Occupational Safety Management System for Small and Medium Sized Organizations


Sponsored by the Council on Professional Affairs, the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants and Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

Developing and implementing occupational safety and health management systems is a daunting task for some professionals. Using ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z10-2012 as the foundation along with ANSI/AIHA/ASSE Z-690 and ANSI/ASSE Z590.3, this session provides a scalable method to create and implement an effective OSHMS in any sized organization.

Track

Risk Assessment, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Pamela Walaski

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Director, Safety and Health


567 | Green Light! Advancing Understanding of Sustainable Safety Innovation Benefits


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

Learn all about "green" opportunities and challenges and expand your professional and personal power to make an impact on safe jobs and products, as well as business profitability and environmental responsibility! Building a stakeholder base of common understanding provides powerful support and innovative collaboration. One person can make a difference!

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material, Sustainability

Speaker(s)

Louise E. Vallee

Crum and Forster
Technical Services Director


568 | The Lies We Tell Ourselves and Other Challenges to Reducing Fall Risk


Sponsored by ClickSafety


Description

Falls are a leading cause of workplace fatalities, and violations related to fall protection have been at the top of OSHA's list for the past five years. This session addresses reasons that fall injuries and fatalities continue to increase, and what the industry is doing to reverse the trend.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Thomas E. Kramer

LJB Inc.
Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


569 | The Power of Robots to Improve Safety, Featuring Drones (UASs) as the Good Guys


Sponsored by Chubb, the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group and the Utilities Practice Specialty


Description

With the inevitable onslaught of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs or drones) into our airspace, EHS professionals (more than any other profession) are needed as informed advocates, so that the risks of using this technology can be effectively mitigated, and the benefits can be maximized.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Linda G. Rhodes

ComEd
Manager, Projects


570 | Humor in Safety: From Blah Blah Blah to Ha Ha Aha


Sponsored by the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

Have your safety presentations become boring? Spruce them up with a little humor! Attendees will learn how to engage employees through personal anecdotes, humorous video clips, storytelling and more. We all know that safety is a serious topic, but this session will show you how to make safety training interesting and fun!

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Tim Page-Bottorff

SafeStart®
Senior Safety Consultant


571 | My Car Does WHAT? Engineering Controls for Common Vehicle Crash Types



Description

Did you know that your car, light truck or tractor trailer can be equipped to perform threat analyses and take action on impending crashes faster than you can react? Learn what options exist to stop or mitigate collisions that your fleet could be specifying on its next fleet order.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards, Transportation

Speaker(s)

Waleed O. Wadi

Nationwide Insurance
Technical Director of Loss Control Services


572 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Dropped Object Incident Prevention Techniques in the Oil and Gas Industry


Sponsored by the Oil & Gas Practice Specialty


Description

Oil industry injury statistics indicate that dropped objects on oil & gas drilling and production sites are the major cause of High Potential (HIPO) incidents that result in serious injury or fatality. Trends indicate that these types of incidents are actually increasing. Practices and procedures the industry uses to prevent dropped object related incidents will be discussed. This session will explore and document the various methods and tools used to combat this growing problem.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Jeffrey Bowen Gosney

Paragon Offshore
Global Director Process Safety and HSE Audits


Edward H. Grosse

Shell Oil Company
Safety Specialist


575 | Key Ingredients: What Makes a Safety Strategy Effective


Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

Many companies have goals, programs and well-defined tactics, but only the best have an effective safety strategy that focuses on both injury-prevention and culture. Learn the necessary key ingredients, see examples from other companies, and explore what steps to take to create a 3-5 year strategic roadmap for your organization.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety, Inc.
President and COO


576 | Using Data to Drive Positive Change in a Best-in-Class Fleet Safety Program


Sponsored by Chubb and the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

A fleet-vehicle crash can result in significant injury, liability, repair costs, and lost productivity. In this session, learn how a best-in-class fleet safety program partnered with researchers and its fleet service providers to analyze its crash data, leading to positive changes in its vehicle safety and training programs.

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Stephanie G. Pratt

NIOSH Center for Motor Vehicle Safety
Director


Joseph J. Pattison

Johnson & Johnson
Manager, Fleet Safety, The Americas


Tony Vinciguerra

Element/Center for Transportation Safety
Vice President & General Manager


577 | ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Safety Forum - Significant Standards Pending


Sponsored by the Council on Practices and Standards, the Standards Development Committee and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

This presentation will explore how the ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction and Demolition Standards are being increasingly used, and an overview on several new pending standards addressing prevention through design, health hazards, tower construction, and wind generation.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Richard King

Black & Veatch
Senior Vice President


Michael W. Hayslip

NESTI, Inc.
President


Terry W. Krug

EXOSHA, Inc.
President & Senior Scientist


Michael A. McCullion

SMACNA
Director of Safety and Health


578 | Fires, Floods and Disasters: Protecting Employees Involved in Investigations


Sponsored by the Environmental, Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

Investigators involved with onsite evaluations at fires, floods and disasters often times put themselves in harms way from obvious and not so obvious hazards. This presentation will identify common hazards and associated precautionary responses for those involved with site investigations after fires, floods and disasters.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Jeffery C. Camplin

Camplin Environmental Services, Inc.
President


579 | Exoskeleton Technology - Making Workers Safer and More Productive



Description

Participants will learn what exoskeleton technology is, and what types are available and in use in various industries. A real life study and its results will show attendees how to properly assess and add exoskeleton technology to their list of personal protective equipment. This session will provide insight into the advancements of this technology and its potential limitations.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Terry Butler

Lean Steps Consulting Inc.
President


Daniel Wisner

John Deere
Ergonomics Engineer


580 | A Healthy Workforce: How Workers' Comp and Wellness Programs Go Together



Description

The new era in healthcare insists that employers be actively engaged in the health of their workforce. This session will show you from hire to retire - changing the way industry leaders manage their work environment, hiring processes, and wellness to effectively manage their most valuable asset, their people.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Matthew J. Condon

Bardavon Health Innovations
CEO/President


581 | The Human Side to Change: Make Safety Protocols "Inevitable & Resistance Futile"


Sponsored by the Health & Safety Institute


Description

Even when safety protocols are "just what the doctor ordered," they are ineffective if employees don't adopt them. Research shows most organizations' change management systems obtain lack-luster improvements of 10 to 20 percent. In this session, leaders will learn an innovative model with powerful strategies to drive rapid, sustainable change.

Track

Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

David Maxfield

VitalSmarts
Vice President of Research


582 | Diacetyl and Other Flavorings - New Health Concerns for Coffee Processors


Sponsored by Chubb


Description

Concerns about Diacetyl and related flavorings has spread to coffee processing. Exposure may result in various health effects including reduced lung function, and in extreme cases fatal lung disease. Exposure may occur during grinding, roasting, flavoring and packing. Learn updated recommendations from NIOSH on exposure assessment, engineering, administrative controls and PPE.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Sharath F. Smith

3M
Senior Tech Service Specialist


583 | 2017 Global Briefing


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the International Practice Specialty


Description

Globally fluent Safety/Health professionals seeking to understand the business environment in which they operate anticipate change and adaptive challenges, are early adopters, and create OH&S value. Here's what's trending: business OH&S connectivity, sustainability performance, non-financial reporting, human capital, OHS metrics, OH&S materiality, GRI's OHS Working group and ISO 45001.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive, International

Speaker(s)

Kathy A. Seabrook

Global Solutions, Inc.
President


584 | Addressing Worker Fatigue Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry


Sponsored by Essilor Prescription Safety Eyewear


Description

Worker fatigue is a critical occupational risk in oil and gas operations. This presentation will identify fatigue-related sources and consequences in onshore/offshore oil and gas operations, review assessment techniques, and discuss potential fatigue mitigation strategies that can be designed and sustained.

Track

Oil & Gas

Speaker(s)

Ranjana K. Mehta

Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor


585 | Walking & Working Surfaces - New OSHA Final Rule Criteria


Sponsored by ClickSafety


Description

This presentation will focus on the new proposed Walking and Working Surfaces for General Industry to include: Major changes to OSHA CFR1910 Subpart D; Focus on new fall protection requirements and references to ANSIZ359 Fall Protection Code; Case studies and statistics; Affected industry specific hazards; and Mitigation techniques and equipment.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Paul Colangelo

ClickSafety


586 | And the Survey Says…



Description

Results of the round table discussions, surveys, and in-person interviews with national and local chapter ASSE members regarding the value/benefits and shortcomings of OSHA's Top 10 list; and potential alternative lists will be shared. Find out what your safety professional peers value.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

John M. Eliszewski

W. W. Grainger, Inc.
Technical Safety Specialist


Sally J. Smart

W. W. Grainger, Inc.
Technical Safety Specialist


587 | Beyond the Matrix, Preventing Incidents with a Risk Assessment Process


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

This session will focus on deploying a risk assessment process to reduce risk and effectively minimize incidents. OHS professionals need to move from conducting hazard identification and implementing corrective action to assessing risks. The next step is effectively deploying these documents into an integrated process to align with business processes.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Francis P. Sehn

Willis
Vice President - Risk Control and Claims Advocacy


588 | Does Your RTW/Injury Management Process Need Tweaks? An Injured Employee's View


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Follow an injured worker's story through healing and return to work. See how your well-intended efforts to "manage" the claim and control costs can be derailed. Strategies for tweaking your process to improve employee perception, and execution of the injury management and return to work process will be shared.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Angela D. Banerjee

Acuity Insurance
Director - Loss Control


589 | Negligent Entrustment… What You Don't Know Can Drive You Out of Business!


Sponsored by the Construction, Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

This presentation will explore the liability and personnel loss exposures that employers face when employees get behind the wheel. If you want to fully appreciate the magnitude of your company's risk, attend this presentation and you will learn risk control strategies to protect your people and your balance sheet.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Timothy J. Batz

IMA, Inc.
Vice President, Risk Control Manager


Rick C. Zellen

Zurich Services Corporation
Senior Risk Engineer


590 | Safety Differently - A New View of Safety Excellence



Description

Tired of seeing your safety programs stagnate? This session will provide a new perspective on safety excellence based on Safety Differently. This is not a silver bullet or another flavor of the month. Safety Differently aligns with the goals of the organization providing new solutions to old safety problems.

Track

Executive, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Ron Gantt

SCM
Vice President


591 | Peace, Love, Safety: When Compliance Driven Safety Isn't Working


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE), Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Construction and Consultants Practice Specialties


Description

Running your safety program from a place of fear and defense rarely keeps anyone safer and never makes our jobs any easier. Attend this exciting, fun, interactive program to learn how to drive safety with a human touch, not a compliance stick!

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Regina McMichael

The Learning Factory, Inc.
President


592 | Harnessing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry to Achieve Transformational Results


Sponsored by the Consultants, Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) evolved many years ago as a positive approach to guide change in organizations. In contrast to "deficit-based" thinking, AI is based on the assumption that inquiry and dialogue about strengths, successes, hopes and dreams can be a transformational process that results in huge shifts in thinking and culture.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Chris Ross

The Engagement Effect
President/CEO


593 | PtD Business Case: Reducing Cr VI Exposure in a Tailpipe Assembly Facility



Description

Implementing new engineering controls reduced the risk of Hexavalent Chromium exposure to welders in an exhaust tailpipe and muffler assembly facility. Visual observations and sampling results at hand welding stations indicated that most welding fumes are not captured. Various alternatives were identified and implemented according to PtD hierarchy of controls.

Track

Risk Assessment, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Georgi Popov

University of Central Missouri
Associate Professor


Elyce Biddle

West Virginia University
Associate Professor


594 | OSHA's Enforcement and Significant Changes in the 2015 NFPA 70E


Sponsored by Westex


Description

This session will help facilities understand the latest NFPA 70E changes as well as OSHA's enforcement of these standards. Attendees will gain the necessary knowledge of how to maintain compliancy in the ever changing standards of electrical safety and training.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Doug Tellin

Electrical Safety Specialists, LLC
Owner/Project Manager


595 | Bag of Tricks - Presentation Design 1


Sponsored by the Manufacturing, Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Why are so many presentations a test of one's ability to stay awake? Throw out everything you know or thought you knew about training presentations. Presentations today need to be a blend of plot, story, color, images and flow - learn how in this session.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Don Weatherbee

DuPont
EHS Manager


596 | Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection



Description

This session will provide attendees the basics in the fire protection area including the common hazards encountered in the workplace and the typical measures that must be taken to protect a facility or site from fire. Included in the session will be information concerning basic fire extinguishing equipment and use as well as other technical areas such as sprinkler systems. Basic fire chemistry will be included.

Track

Fundamentals

Speaker(s)

Stephen J. Musur

Chubb
Consultant


597 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Going Paperless with Safety


Sponsored by the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group


Description

All too often safety professionals are left with mounds of paper permits, audits, and procedures that are hard to collect, organize and measure. With readily available mobile tools, it doesn't have to be that way! Tools and best practices that you're already using to better manage safety more effectively using technology will be shared, and a paper developed that can be shared with the wider OSH community.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Blake Jones

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Safety Manager


Emily M. Becker

LMI Aerospace
EHS Engineer


601 | Show Me the Money: Demonstrating the ROI in People, Projects, and Programs



Description

"Show me the money" is the mantra of the day for senior executives investing in programs and projects that drive business improvement. This session will describe a proven methodology that will help program owners demonstrate a credible ROI for programs intended to support a safe and healthy work environment.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive

Speaker(s)

Patti Phillips

ROI Institute, Inc.
President and CEO


602 | Essential Leadership Competencies for HSE Professionals


Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group


Description

No one knows if leaders are born or made, but leadership is a requirement. This session provides attendees with an expanded view of leadership, and the capability to implement its 4 key forms to assist them further and better in executing their roles more holistically and consistently.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Julius E. Rhodes

mpr group
Founder and Principal


603 | Screening and Selecting Safe Contractors and Subcontractors


Sponsored by the Construction, Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

This presentation will identify the key elements of a contractor/subcontractor screening and selection process and explain optimal methods to inform firms of HSE requirements during the bidding and on-boarding/mobilization phase. Attendees will receive the procedures, checklists, screening documents and contractual exhibits that are effectively employed by a large general contractor.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Mary L. Browne

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
District HSE Manager


Nathan W. Lutz

Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
HSE Supervisor


604 | New ANSI & OSHA Confined Space Safety Standards - Host vs. Contractor Employers


Sponsored by Westex the Standards Development Committee


Description

This presentation is designed to give the audience a comparison of the newly revised ANSI Z117.1 R2016 "Safety Requirements for Entering Confined Spaces" with the new OSHA "Confined Spaces in Construction" Rule 1926.1201-1213 by two people conducting role playing at a construction site with one host and one sub-contractor.

Track

Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Terry W. Krug

EXOSHA, Inc.
President & Senior Scientist


Timothy C. Healey

Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co.
Director of Safety


605 | The Exciting New ISO14001: 2015 EMS Standard & Successful Registration Case Study


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Environmental and Manufacturing Practice Specialties


Description

This presentation on the new ISO 14001:2015 Standard will provide an overview of the newly organized standard's focus and concepts, simple approach and registration benefits. The presentation will also include an ISO 14001 case study highlighting best practices presented by American Packaging Corporation, who recently received ISO 14001:2015 registration.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Heather L. Ingraham

Enablon
Sr. Product Manager


Dylan D. Gaudineer

American Packaging Corporation, Flexographic Center of Excellence
Safety Manager


606 | Common Warehouse Hazards and Protection - Preplanning to Prevent a Disaster



Description

This session will educate safety professionals on common warehouse fire hazards and protection. The session will discuss the commonly encountered hazards that arise within warehouses that may occur over the course of operations without being identified as a potential fire protection concern.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Erik G. Olsen

Chubb
Executive Property Specialist


Samuel J. Iannucci

Chubb
Property Executive Field Specialist


607 | Healthcare System's Implementation of a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program


Sponsored by the Healthcare Practice Specialty


Description

A case study of a non profit healthcare system's development and implementation of a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility program (SPHM). This session will provide an overview of this eight hospital system in 20 cities and the safety system developed over a 5 year plan showing financial impact and the outcomes achieved.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Lori A. Severson

Lockton Companies
Vice President, Senior Loss Control Consultant


Denise Loucks

St. Luke's Health System
Manager EHS


608 | The Psychology of Homeostasis - Why Smart Technology Makes Us Dumb and Dumber


Sponsored by the Mining Practice Specialty


Description

Reducing the risk of workers with automation, smart technology and more protection may have the opposite effect - workers could be more at risk! The psychology of technology is largely unknown and unpredictable and this session will outline key considerations for the safety profession.

Track

Executive, Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Corrie J. Pitzer

SAFEmap Technologies
CEO


609 | Assessing Physical and Mental Fitness for Work



Description

Fitness-for-work evaluations help reduce risks and costs associated with workers who are not physically or mentally able to safely perform essential job functions. An occupational medicine physician will explain the evaluation process; examiner requirements; contributors to impairment (e.g., chronic conditions, pain remedies); key exam components; applicable policies and laws.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Peter P. Greaney

WorkCare, Inc.
President, CEO and Medical Director


611 | The New Silica Standard - Assessing Exposure in the Oilfield



Description

This presentation will describe strategies for compliance with the new respirable crystalline silica standards in the context of oil & gas operations such as hydraulic fracturing and other typical oilfield activities. Exposure assessment, defining a regulated area, and required elements of a written exposure control plan will be reviewed.

Track

Oil & Gas, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Timothy Hicks

Hicks Health & Safety
President & Managing Director


612 | OSHA's New Electronic Recordkeeping: What Will It Mean To Me?


Sponsored by ClickSafety the Council on Professional Affairs, the ASSE Government Affairs Committee


Description

This presentation will explore the new OSHA electronic recordkeeping standard and why OSHA thinks the standard will improve workplace safety, as well as contrary views and alternate metrics to address this controversial issue.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

C. Gary Lopez

AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services
Director Loss Control Services


613 | Fatality Prevention Auditing: Effective Design and Deployment



Description

Fatality Prevention Audit development, field assessment techniques and the process of uncovering organizational fatality risk causes will be covered. If your organization has a fatality risk blind spot or doesn't have the capacity to effectively evaluate and communicate the ongoing health of fatality controls, then this session is for you.

Track

Risk Assessment, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Peter T. Susca

OpX Safety
Principal


614 | OSHA, Don't Tell Me What To Do


Sponsored by the ASSE Government Affairs Committee and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Employers shouldn't solely concentrate on satisfying the interminable list of OSHA regulations. Instead, management should combine the morale decision to safeguard workers with risk management tools. Employers should successfully and proactively mitigate hazards and exposures, and create their own solutions for worker safety, which can result in de facto compliance.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Jeremy Bethancourt

Augspurger Komm Engineering
Safety Engineer


Mark Cannon

Augsperger Komm Engineering
Mechanical Engineer


615 | The Lone Worker is Changing, Are You?



Description

Tired of PowerPoint? Expand your mind on the changing definition of Lone Workers through the utilization of innovative presentation technology. This session breaks the barriers of the traditional definition of Lone Workers and provides you with tools on how to conduct a hazard assessment in your workplace.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Nicole J. Holm

IMA, Inc.
Risk Control Specialist


Nicole A. Coughlin

IMA, Inc.
Risk Control Specialist


616 | Identifying Cultural Hazards: 4 Clues Your Organization Is Out of Balance


Sponsored by Grainger


Description

Traditional health and safety risk assessments are focused on hazard identification, but what if the hazards are not physical or chemical? What if they are cultural? How can you identify cultural hazards that have a profound affect on safety, productivity and quality?

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Rodney E. Grieve

BRANTA Worldwide, Inc.
Facilitator


617 | Being Awake is Not Enough: Why You Need a Fatigue Risk Management System



Description

Safety professionals regularly deal with the consequences of fatigue-related incidents without even knowing it. Until we fundamentally change the way we record incidents, perform investigations, conduct audits and collect worker input, we are not managing this hidden hazard. Learn how a Fatigue Risk Management System can drive change from within.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Mike Harnett

SIX Safety Systems
VP Human Factors


618 | Leadership for Today's Problems


Sponsored by Avetta


Description

An organization's competitive advantage is in the skills and intellectual capital of their workforce. A key issue organizations face today is keeping their employees safe 24/7, since the majority of injuries/fatalities occur outside the workplace. Attendees will learn how to teach employees advanced safety skills to drastically reduce injuries 24/7.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Don Wilson

SafeStart®
Vice President


619 | Understanding the Proper Fall Protection Methods for Aerial Lifts



Description

Many workers are using inadequate fall protection when working in an aerial lift. Attendees will learn the proper methods of fall protection in an aerial lift, and be able to instruct their co-workers on how to obtain the right protection when doing this type of work.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Terry P. Keenan

McC Inc.
Corporate Safety Director


620 | Establishing an Effective Electrical Safety Program: Requirements & Approaches


Sponsored by Westex


Description

NFPA 70E electrical safety code provides guidance for electrical safety program establishment/implementation. These programs are intended to reduce arc flash/shock risk to qualified persons. Outlined are practical ideas for developing and implementing programs that are organization/operation specific. Elements from NFPA 70E (Electrical Safety in the Workplace) will be presented.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Paul A. Zoubek

Zoubek Consulting, LLC
President


621 | Strategic Training Design - With a Magic Wand, a Bar Napkin and Speed Dating


Sponsored by the Council on Professional Affairs


Description

Does your training achieve the results you want? This session will introduce innovative instructional design techniques that can help build training that employees enjoy as well as benefit from. Evaluation of training effectiveness is what management expects, and a process to measure training impact will be outlined for participants.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Sharon D. Kemerer

Baxter Healthcare
Corporate Director, Health & Safety


Kery S. Mortenson

Baxter Healthcare
Senior Manager, Training Effectiveness


622 | Zero Gravity: Safety Solutions for the Communication Tower Workforce



Description

This presentation will focus on educating safety and health professionals on the challenges associated with working at elevation on communication structures, and highlight the abundance of fall protection standards, training pathways, safety resources, technology advancements and engineering initiatives that are enhancing safety and quality for the industry's workforce.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Todd Schlekeway

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
Executive Director


Kevin J. Dougherty

Millennia Contracting, Inc./National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
Owner / Board of Directors


623 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Lessons Learned: Tips Related to Proposal Writing, Invoicing and Other "Necessary Evils"


Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

You're a consultant (or maybe thinking about taking the plunge). You love working with your clients, but how do you handle the other aspects of the job like business plan development, invoicing, paying the bills, and other "necessary evils"? Attendees will share lessons learned from all types of consulting work and come up with best practices that can be shared with others in the field.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Abby Ferri

The Ferri Group LLC
CEO/Chief Consultant


Gregory G. Zigulis

Sixthsense Safety Solutions
President


624 | Actively Caring for People’s Safety: How to Cultivate a Brother/Sister Keeper’s Work Culture



Description

Evidence-based guidelines for improving the quality and increasing the frequency of safety-related behavior will be described and illustrated as relevant for preventing injuries and benefiting overall human welfare.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

E. Scott Geller

Safety Performance Solutions / Virginia Tech
Senior Partner / Alumni Distinguished Professor


625 | The Tony Crow Story - SAFETY-24/7 at Work, Home & Play - It's Not Just About Me


Sponsored by GlenGuard


Description

Tony Crow worked for Texas Utilities at a coal-fired power plant for 26 years. On February 15, 2003, he was totally blinded for life. He shares the importance of communication, wearing the proper PPE, and speaking up when others are involved in non-safe actions, because ACCIDENTS CHANGE LIVES FOREVER.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Tony Crow

INJAM
President


626 | Positive Influence - The Key to Effective Leadership


Sponsored by ClickSafety


Description

Effective leadership cannot occur without influence, because influence is how effective leaders lead. Leaders have a daunting task with ways to energize and focus people that help fulfill dreams and give them a sense of purpose when the work is complete. Leaders accomplish this through influence, not authority.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Eddie Greer

Eddie Greer & Associates
President/CEO


627 | CDOT ROCIP Heavy Civil Construction Insurance - Meeting the Challenges


Sponsored by the Construction, Consultants Practice Specialties


Description

Building American highway infrastructure safely for workers and travelling public is always a challenging and inherently risky activity. CDOT's 8 projects were in extreme conditions of mountain and urban highways, utilities, high volume truck, local, and tourist traffic. The keys to safety success were early owner/contractor engagement, contracts, and routine oversight/assistance.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Mark F. Semonisck

Colorado Department of Transportation
Deputy Risk Manager, Loss Control Supervisor


Douglas A. Martin

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Technical Consultant


Julie Mileham

Colorado DOT
Risk/Insurance Program Manager


628 | Preparing and Practicing for a Successful Failure Using NFPA 1600


Sponsored by the Fire Protection, Public Sector Practice Specialties


Description

Emergency planning is a systematic process that incorporates practice to ensure success. Preparation using NFPA 1600 will take an all hazards PDCA approach using readily available tools. An opportunity to practice emergency planning will be a facilitated using a tabletop exercise to allow the audience to practice the PDCA steps.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Gabriel F. Miehl

GE Transportation- Erie
Safety Programs Manager


Leo J. DeBobes

Stony Brook University
Assistant Administrator Safety & Plant Op Environmental Health Advisor


Edward Zimmermann

Texas A&M Forest Service
Assistant Chief - South Central Branch at Texas A&M Forest Service


629 | Strategies to Address Environmental Issues During Repurposing and Redevelopment


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

Repurposing or redevelopment of aging infrastructure requires Environmental Health and Safety Managers to change their focus from operations and associated support activities. This presentation will provide a strategy for environmental management during repurposing and redevelopment. This strategy will be supported with examples from case studies and personal experience.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Maureen T. Hoke

OBG
Vice President


630 | A Multifactoral Approach for Reducing Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders


Sponsored by Chubb


Description

Businesses hire employees, which are professional athletes in their own right. Because of the complexity of MSDs, using a multifactorial approach utilizing preventative sports medicine techniques is the next wave to reduce and manage worker soft tissue disorders.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Lori Peacock

Physical Performance Solutions
President


631 | Workforce Health Status and Risk: An Emerging Issue in OHS Risk Assessment


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

The declining health status of today's workforce has decreased the predictive value of risk assessment practices. This session will expand the Safety Professional's knowledge base of clinical aspects of common diseases and impact on risk, approaches to detect health issues and proactive strategies to address risk.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Jeanne P. Sherwood

WellAdvantage
President & Founder


E. Andrew Kapp

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Research Manager, Workplace Health & Safety


Bonnie K. Monroe

WellAdvantage
CEO


632 | Safety Beyond PPE


Sponsored by Avetta


Description

Workplace safety has true meaning to Kina after losing her arm in an industrial accident. In this session you will find more then just a safety advocate, you will find a person and story that will touch your life and change you forever.

Track

Executive, Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Kina M. Repp

Master Lock
Safety Advocate


633 | Noise and Vibration Measurement with Smartphone Applications



Description

Mobile application devices have a plethora of applications that can be extremely useful to the safety and health professional in measuring the broad range of vibration in the workplace. Attendees will learn about smartphone capabilities, application selection, and strategies to obtain reliable measurement results.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Helmut W. Paschold

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor


634 | Risk Perception to Prevention - Safety Excellence Journey at Construction Sites



Description

This session based on a case study will describe the facets of risk perception, its role in risk mitigation and demonstrate effectiveness of awareness programs as well as other initiatives in optimizing risk perception for incident prevention.
Krishna Nirmalya Sen

Track

International

Speaker(s)

Preety Gupta

Fluor Daniel India Lvt Ltd
HSE Analyst


635 | OSHA Compliance: Emerging Issues and Inspection Preparedness



Description

OSHA is gearing up their enforcement efforts through new rules, increased penalties, and rapid response investigations. OSHA has new protocols for their inspections, giving added resources to inspections involving ergonomics, chemicals and workplace violence. This session will prepare you for these changes by highlighting OSHA compliance practices of two organizations.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Brendan K. Moriarty

Chubb
Assistant Vice President


636 | OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 1



Description

Representatives from OSHA field offices will share the results of these case studies:

Investigation of an Amputation at a Pallet Manufacturing Facility
Howard B. Eberts
Ammonia, the Not-so-Friendly Gas: Hazards of a Refrigerated Commercial Warehouse
Zack Vincent
Safety on Lockdown – Workplace Violence in a Privately Operated Prison
Patrick F. Whavers

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Howard B. Eberts

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Area Director, Cleveland Area Office


Zack Vincent

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Safety Engineer


Patrick F. Whavers

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Compliance Safety and Health Officer


637 | Rethinking Risk Assessment: Adding the 3rd Dimension



Description

Using risk assessment matrices is nothing new for the safety professional. However, the traditional tool is missing the 3rd dimension. Through examination of these concepts, and the application of this knowledge to existing processes, risk assessments can become an even more effective tool in improving safety.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Gary Higbee

Higbee & Associates
President


638 | Revolutionizing Risk Assessments - Oh My, Oh My, Bowties!


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Oil & Gas Practice Specialty


Description

A Bowtie is a comprehensive tool utilized occasionally to assess risk. It can be perceived as complicated, confusing, difficult and even intimidating. This presentation will discuss how the Bowtie 'methodology' can be applied in a practical way that will 'revolutionize' how risk is recognized and addressed, and provide user-friendly resources.

Track

Oil & Gas, Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Tabitha A. Laser

CH2M
H&S Business Solutions Leader


639 | Loss Control Business Leader Forum


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

This session organized by the Risk Management and Insurance Practice Specialty will address the major opportunities and issues in the risk management and insurance arena. The discussion with the expert panel gives attendees ample opportunity for questions and answers.

Track

Executive, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

James L. Newberry

Island Insurance Company, LLC
AVP & Risk Control Manager


Jeffrey A. Johnston

Bickmore Risk Services
Director, Risk Control


Keith D. Marks

Chubb
Executive Vice President, Risk Engineering Services


Christine M. Sullivan

Lockton Companies
Senior Vice President, Risk Control Services Manager


Deborah E. Weigand

Aon Global Risk Consulting
Managing Director


640 | Developing a Communication Strategy to Support a Journey to Zero



Description

A safety improvement journey requires a strategy that leverages multiple written and active messaging opportunities to inform, involve and inspire. Through words and deeds leaders must set a credible "tone from the top," managers must ensure accountability for safety activities, and front-line supervisors must champion a culture of zero-incident performance.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Justin Ganschow

Caterpillar Inc.
Senior Safety Consultant


Donald G. Rosenbarger

Delta Companies, Inc.
Vice President of Operations


641 | Coca-Cola Operational Excellence; A Safety Diagnostic Event



Description

This session will showcase a Safety Diagnostic approach using Coca-Cola's Operational Excellence Principles to identify hazards, prioritize risk and reduce injuries. Focus will target reducing waste and risk associated with defects in the process, excessive motion / processing, transportation and improving culture and productivity.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Steven Jablon

Coca-Cola
EHS Manager


Brandon Wiseman

Swire Coca-Cola
Corporate Safety Specialist


642 | The Front Lines of Safety Culture Management: Dynamic Learning for Supervisors


Sponsored by Grainger


Description

For an organization to have sustained improvement in operational and safety performance, it must recognize the power of culture and implement strategies to shape it. This presentation will discuss safety culture and demonstrate how dynamic learning has been successfully used to equip supervisors with the skills to help manage it.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Charles C. Patton

UT-Battelle
Senior Technical Advisor, ES&H


643 | Prevention Through Design Goes Virtual: A Case Study



Description

Using a case study, this session illustrates how Prevention through Design - applied using a virtual risk assessment through a BIM model - can reduce risk. The presenters will focus on lessons learned using a BIM model, the importance of team collaboration, and the critical nature of construction monitoring.

Track

Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Marjory E. Anderson

Office of The Architect of The Capitol
Safety Engineer


Kevin E. Wilcox

LJB Inc.
Principal, Project Manager


644 | CSB Investigation: Williams Geismar Olefins Plant Reboiler Rupture and Fire



Description

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presents its findings and analysis of the June 2013 catastrophic reboiler rupture and fire at the Williams Geismar Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana. A series of process safety management program failures contributed to the incident, in which two workers were killed.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Lauren W. Grim

Chemical Safety Board
Investigator


645 | Team-Based Safety Training Activities


Sponsored by the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

Learn how to incorporate interactive training activities into your training classes in this hands-on session. Training activities which incorporate teamwork are especially effective. You will learn why providing opportunities for teamwork is important, plus have the opportunity to try out several team-based training activities yourself.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Linda M. Tapp

SafetyFUNdamentals
President


646 | Fundamentals of SH&E: Workplace Health



Description

This session will review factors in the workplace such as chemical exposure, air quality, toxins, carcinogens and others that impact the health of the workforce. The role of the safety and health professional in assessing and addressing these health hazards will be discussed.

Track

Fundamentals

Speaker(s)

C. David Langlois

Langlois Weigand & Associates, Inc.
Consultant


647 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Management of Fatigued Driving


Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

What actions has your company taken to manage fatigued driving? Do you have a written plan, training, top management support, review of dispatch to reduce fatigue, sleep apnea detection, or review of fatigue exposures post-accident? Participants will share best practices and learn how others are addressing this issue.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Remi P. Fleuette

HP Hood LLC
Director EHS


Tracy O. Linhart

Breakthru Beverage Florida
Director of Safety


650 | Leading the Leaders


Sponsored by ClickSafety


Description

This session will facilitate a discussion as to current characteristics of the organization's current leadership team, and explore tools and methodologies as to how this team may utilize and apply their skills to the safety element of their management system.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive

Speaker(s)

Skipper Kendrick

Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC
President


651 | Persuasion Power, How to Get It, Use It and Keep It


Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Power is a discussion of how to get things done through others, achieve business results, and rise to leadership positions. It is common to believe that good work and dedication are the main drivers in the success of a professional career, they are not.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Michael E. Rega

Ecliptic Consulting Group
Managing Partner


652 | Case Studies on OSHA's Federal Excavation Safety Standard


Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Though the case study method learn the Federal OSHA Excavation standard.

Track

Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Michael W. Hayslip

NESTI, Inc.
President


653 | Opportunities and Challenges when Working with a Latino Workforce


Sponsored by the Safety Professional and the Latino Workforce (SPALW) Common Interest Group and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

This session will review NIOSH studies and BLS data that reveal statistical disparities in injury and illness trends when working with a Latino workforce. Attendees can expect to learn effective techniques that help improve overall OH&S management systems.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Jerry E. Rivera

Washington, DC NECA
Director of Safety


Jorge Otalora

Hoar Construction
Division Safety Director


654 | Accommodating the Plus Sized Office Employee



Description

Professionals are frequently called upon for input regarding design or modification for the Plus Sized Employee's (PSE) office workstation. In this presentation we will focus on understanding the challenges facing the PSE, the opportunities for improvement of their office workstations, and appropriate ways to engage and discuss this sensitive subject.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Ronald W. Porter

The Back School
Director


655 | Flash Fires & Explosions Caused by Electrostatic Discharges - Prevention/Control



Description

This presentation will discuss the conditions under which electrostatic charges can generate, accumulate and cause incendive discharges during liquid and powder processing/handling operations.

Track

Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Vahid Ebadat

DEKRA Insight
Chief Technical Officer - Process Safety


656 | New Tools for an Emerging Issue: How ANSI/ASSE Z-10 can Help with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Problems



Description

Indoor Air Quality problems are a growing concern for office workers and others. Many of the traditional tools don't seem to fit for IAQ issues as there are few standards, and the hazards are often changing. However, one of our "super powers" the ANSI/ASSE Z-10 OSHMS can help.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Peter A. Shelling

Progressive Insurance
EHS Coordinator


657 | Employee Engagement and Safety in the Middle East - Overcoming Cultural Barriers



Description

This presentation will discuss the reality of current working conditions in the Middle East; the pressure for development in response to the upcoming World Cup and its effect on safety; and how we are overcoming the barriers to achieving an injury free workplace.

Track

Executive, International

Speaker(s)

Nicole L. Ivers

AECOM Middle East Ltd.
Director


658 | Have We Really Learned from Major Accidents?



Description

Explore the current process safety challenges and ingrained causes of repeat accidents over the last 40 plus years. The most predominant safety improvements will be reviewed. Attendees will learn the approaches to identify the gaps, and how to prevent recurring accidents by applying a hierarchy of control and managing the safeguards.

Track

Oil & Gas

Speaker(s)

Rajender Dahiya

American General Insurance (AIG)
Senior Technical Services Manager - Loss Prevention


659 | OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 2



Description

Representatives from OSHA field offices will share the results of these case studies:

Investigation of a Crane Double Fatality
John McGrath
Unshackled
Lisa A. Gilpin

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

John McGrath, Jr.

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Assistant Area Director


Lisa A. Gilpin

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Assistant Area Director


660 | Machine Risk Assessment and Reduction, An Ongoing Journey



Description

Many industrial corporations have extensive inventories of machinery, some built decades ago and presenting hazardous exposures. Machine hazards can be identified proactively before an accident occurs. In this presentation the process of establishing an effective machine risk reduction program will be discussed, and specific essential program elements are identified and described.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Paul J. Prince

ESIS
Senior Loss Control Consultant


661 | Pedestrian Slip Safety: A Guide for Busy Professionals



Description

Many professionals express confusion as to the 'when, why, and how' of pedestrian slip safety. Providing a snapshot guide to key elements - including differentiating testing modes, mitigating liability and contractor management - this presentation leaves busy professionals with clear and workable knowledge of pedestrian slip safety risk management options.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Rebecca A. Findlay-Debeck

Slip Assessment Services
Managing Director


662 | How to Use ISO 45001 to Get H&S Risk Management on Your Main Business Agenda


Sponsored by Grainger and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Learn using real-life case studies how ISO 45001 and its related business excellence models/processes can generate benefits well beyond H&S for many organizations. Receive a plan for the implementation and roll-out of your ISO 45001 driven H&S and business improvement process.

Track

International, Risk Management / Insurance, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

John F. Stevens

RiskGuy
Managing Director


663 | Case Study: Driving Safety Culture with a Proven Near Miss/Safety Concern Program


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants and Public Sector Practice Specialties


Description

There are many key factors to driving a culture of safety in any organization. Learn how the City of Fort Collins, Colorado dramatically improved their safety performance by implementing a near miss/safety concern program. There are plenty of takeaway ideas for everyone at this session.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Kelly A. Bernish

City of Fort Collins
Director, Safety Security & Risk Management


Rachel Bunn

City of Fort Collins
Safety Coordinator


664 | 5-Why: How This Simple Tool is Confused, Misapplied and Highly Underutilized



Description

5-Why is an important baseline that can improve the way management and front line personnel communicate. Most groups misunderstand how 5-Why is applied. Don't overlook the benefits of this simple and highly underutilized tool to improve the way you prevent problems and reduce risk.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Mark Galley

ThinkReliability
President


665 | Leveraging Generational Differences to Enhance Workplace Safety


Sponsored by Chubb


Description

Based on mainstream generational stereotypes, Baby Boomers and Millennials shouldn't be able to coexist in a workplace, let alone excel in it. This presentation, from the perspective of a "Boomer" and a "Millennial," will demonstrate how generational differences can actually be leveraged to advance the workplace and enhance employee safety.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Robert Jameson

Central Mine Services, Inc.
Vice President


Scott Ratliff

Central Mine Services, Inc.
Senior Engineer


666 | Optimizing Safety through Leading Indicators



Description

While much of safety performance is judged by lagging indicators, most SH&E professionals would agree that relying primarily on lagging metrics is not the best way to manage and lead. To achieve long-term success, emphasizing leading indicators and keeping a watchful eye on lagging results is a proven best practice.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

David C. Uhl

ADI
Senior Vice President


667 | Harnessing the Power of Safety Data to Improve Compliance and Performance



Description

Better visibility into safety data can help safety professionals substantially improve compliance and performance using data that is readily available within existing systems. Attendees will learn how to capture and contextualize safety data to better understand risk and safety-system usage, reduce downtime, streamline compliance, and even make operations innately safer.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Pat M. Barry

Rockwell Automation
Safety Regional Manager, East


668 | Simple Strategies to Improve Your Fall Protection Program



Description

Since learning to walk, we have been acutely aware of our relationship with gravity, yet many organizations struggle to impart and address the reality of fall risk. Through this session, participants will learn effective techniques for how to engage and empower employees to improve a fall protection program.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Thomas E. Kramer

LJB Inc.
Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


669 | Make Your EH&S Training Come to Life - And Change Behaviors!



Description

Do you provide training on difficult EH&S subjects to your employees or clients? Would you like to be able to change bad behaviors through training? This presentation will share cutting edge ideas on how to deliver great training without all the stress!

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

David Casavant

Sustainable Workplace Alliance
Executive Director


670 | High Impact Training: Using Life Events and Social Media For Employee Engagement


Sponsored by the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

This session will provide new insights for the use of current communication tools, such as social media and real life stories to engage employees when introducing and reinforcing safety training topics. Attendees will learn methods to create training that engages employees and makes safety relatable to everyday life.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Joseph Sanna, Jr.

The PMA Companies
Senior Risk Control Specialist


Joann H. Goshorn

The PMA Companies
Risk Control Conslutant-Industrial Hygiene


671 | Implementation of the New FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food


Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty and the Food & Agribusiness Branch of the Manufacturing Practice Specialty


Description

The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule just might apply to you. Are you ready? Have you trained your drivers? Have you developed your procedures? No? Attend this session and we will help you achieve it, the clock is ticking!

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Brian S. Hammer

Nationwide Insurance
Senior Transportation Consultant


672 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Best Practices & Hurdles Implementing EHS-Related ISO Programs


Sponsored by the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Developing and implementing ISO programs related to environmental, health, safety, security and/or sustainability (such as ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001 and others) are not easy processes. Help ensure an easier road to certification in this timely workshop-style discussion! Attendees will share successes as well as hurdles encountered from implementing some type of OHSMS.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Herbert L.G. Bell

Invictus Enviro Safety Solutions, Inc.
President / CEO


Jessica Jannaman

DURA
Senior Manager - EHS North America


701 | Conflict Management & Resolution for EHS Professionals


Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

Safety professionals often manage or resolve conflicts. These conflicts may be between workers, management, trainees, etc. Traditional "positional" conflict management often fails to satisfy either party. We will look at what works, what doesn't, and why more progressive techniques work best. Case examples will be discussed and attendee cases are welcome.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Jonathan T. Klane

Arizona State University (ASU)
Safety Director


702 | Vision 20/20: Preventing Opportunity Blindness


Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Explore new ways of tackling tough challenges and converting them into growth opportunities! This session will mentor and provide the tools necessary to master your own destiny. It will invigorate you to view challenges in a new light and in a way that encourages collaboration across the organization.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive

Speaker(s)

J.A. Rodriguez, Jr.

Raytheon Company
Global Senior Manager


703 | Dropped Object Prevention: From Afterthought to the Forefront


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE), Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Construction and Oil & Gas Practice Specialties


Description

Preventing PEOPLE from falling is important, while preventing injury/death due to falling/dropped OBJECTS is often an afterthought. Dropped objects caused 243 deaths in 2014, 5% of fatalities. No industry is immune! This session will arm you with the resources to immediately expand your at-heights safety plan.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Abby Ferri

The Ferri Group LLC
CEO/Chief Consultant


704 | The Buried Truth Uncovered



Description

Eric Giguere, a former laborer, shares his story of how he was buried alive while working in a trench. Eric explains the events before his accident, and the effect it has had on him and his family. A series of extraordinary events left him with an unbelievable story to tell.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Eric Giguere

Safety Awareness Solutions
Motivational Safety Speaker


705 | Emergency Response Plans: How Good is Your Plan Under Fire


Sponsored by Grainger


Description

You have your emergency response plan, but are you ready to implement it? This presentation will provide you with the tools to implement your plan after an incident. It will discuss best practices for scene preservation, witness interviews, document requests, preparing internal reports, and when to seek outside help.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Ryan S. Burr

Delta Airlines
Program Manager


Kristin R. White

Jackson Kelly PLLC
Attorney


706 | Trials and Tribulations of an Environmental Audit


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Environmental auditing anxiety can really distract from the focus in preparation. Life experiences during different audits lead one to understand what is important. Developing a strategy is key to a successful audit. This presentation will prepare experienced and inexperienced EHS professionals to get through the event.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Mary L. Prisby

BASF
EHS Specialist


707 | Workplace Wellbeing: Bridging Safety and Health



Description

Worker wellbeing is not just an emerging topic in the EHS field, but one that is gaining momentum. Learn how Campbell Institute organizations have started implementing wellbeing strategies, and hear about the successes and challenges they have faced in integrating wellbeing with occupational safety and health management systems.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

John Dony

Campbell Institute - National Safety Council
Director, Campbell Institute/EHS&S


Katherine Smith

Campbell Institute - National Safety Council
Program Manager, Campbell Institute


708 | The Behavioral Safety System: Understanding Commitment, Courage and Leadership


Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

This session is the most rich study of the behavioral side of safety. Anyone wanting to achieve full commitment of their employees, the most personalized management of risk by everyone every day, a culture where courage to speak up is the norm, and how to effectively lead should attend this session.

Track

Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Bob Veazie

People Powered Leadership
President


709 | Pronouncing the 'H' in HSE



Description

OSHA recognizes Health to be a significant part of a Safety program, and requires Health programs to monitor and prevent health issues. Attendees will obtain an overview of how Health can and should be a foundational part of a Safety program.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Bruce D. Packard

Axiom Medical
Chief Medical Officer


710 | Investigating Success



Description

Traditionally, extensive investigations only occur when very serious negative safety events occur. What if we proactively investigated success on our projects when there was no incident or near miss? How might that lead to better safety outcomes and prevent the next disaster?

Track

International

Speaker(s)

Michael Tooma

Clyde & Company
Partner


711 | Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention in Oil and Gas Exploration



Description

A review of how the geophysical industry has shared serious injury and fatality incident information over time across the industry, and from this developed an industry-wide fatality database, and the impact this has had on improving safety performance.

Track

Oil & Gas

Speaker(s)

Ian M. Threadgold

Threadgold Safety Management
Principal Consultant


L. John Barrett

BHP Billiton Petroleum
Senior HSE Specialist


712 | Preparing Employees for Interviews by Regulatory Agency Representatives



Description

This session will focus on employees, management and employer rights and responsibilities when involved in interviews with regulatory and government agencies. Such interviews can be very trying and have unintended consequences when mistakes are made. Suggested policies and procedures will be provided for preparing employees for interviews with regulatory agencies.

Track

Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Steven P. Pereira

Professional Safety Services
Consultant


713 | The New Face of HazCom - SDS & Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era



Description

GHS is in full effect for the millions of companies covered by OSHA's HazCom Standard, but what exactly does it mean for SDS and Label compliance? This session clarifies OSHA's expectations, reviews recent regulatory activity surrounding the standard, and provides easy to follow best practices for getting and staying compliant.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Glenn Trout

VelocityEHS
President & CEO


Chuck Haling

VelocityEHS
Vice President of Sales


714 | JHA Projects Within Complex Arenas: Risk Assessment, Implementation, Commitment



Description

A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) project has broad applicability within a complex environment for varying industries. This session will address development, implementation, desired results, pitfalls to avoid, and lessons learned over several projects. Achieving management buy-in and a strong JHA program as a component toward a positive EHS culture will be discussed.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Ashley C. Kunz

Micron Technologies, Inc.
EHS Manager


Mollie A. Anderson

BSI EHS Services & Solutions
Principal Consultant, Manager


715 | Professional Liability Claims Best Practices



Description

In this presentation you will learn what to expect when you receive the bad news of a demand or are served a lawsuit on one of your projects.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Edward Spencer

Norman-Spencer International
CEO


Gretchen McAlinden

Norman-Spencer International
President


716 | Goal Setting for Continuous Safety Improvement


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

While it's easy to understand WHY organizations want to prevent injuries, it's much more challenging to communicate HOW that will be achieved. This presentation builds upon research into human behavior and provides a simplified strategy for establishing goals focusing on safety management systems and processes, and ultimately drives safety improvement.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Michael R. Fackler

Eastern Alliance Insurance
Senior Risk Management Consultant


717 | Chicken, Egg, Cheeg? A Holistic, Integrated Approach To Breakthrough Results


Sponsored by the Health & Wellness Branch of the Healthcare Practice Specialty


Description

Confused by academic terms and claims in choosing an improvement process and methods to update your SH&E culture and prevent errors, injuries and health/environmental incidents? Learn 'what works' to achieve breakthroughs in performance using a holistic, integrated approach to change your culture, and unsafe attitudes and behaviors to prevent incidents.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Michael D. Topf

Topf Initiatives
President and CEO


718 | Leader Development and Culture Change in a Depleted Environment


Sponsored by the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group and the Academics Practice Specialty


Description

How do small work units create leaders when upper management doesn't seem to care? Our practical, research-based model provides a roadmap for motivated leaders to create a supportive, values-based ecosystem even in "depleted" conditions.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Gary L. Winn

West Virginia University
Professor


Ava C. Dykes

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Associate Service Fellow


719 | ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection and Restraint Forum


Sponsored by the Council on Practices and Standards, the Standards Development Committee and the Engineering Practice Specialty


Description

The ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code provides an overall blueprint to help prevent injuries and illnesses that result when workers fall from heights. This session will provide tangible techniques and approaches to move your own fall protection and restraint programs forward.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Randall M. Wingfield

Gravitec Systems, Inc.
President & Z359 Chair


Kevin B. Denis

Gravitec Systems, Inc.
Special Projects Manager


Arnie Galpin

SPANCO Rigid Lifelines
Engineering Manager


Thomas E. Kramer

LJB Inc.
Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


720 | Process Safety Management Best Practice Safe Work Permit Management System



Description

Process Safety Management and other OSHA programs require various safe work permits when safety critical activities are performed, such as confined space, hot work and line break. This session will share safe work permit best practices, and explain the importance and key characteristics of a safe work permit management system.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Jonathan Zimmerman

Kellogg's
EHS Manager


Bryan Haywood

Safteng.net
President and Founder


721 | Does Participatory Safety Education and Training Increase Learning?



Description

A study of industrial engineering students in a required safety course found positive benefits associated with participatory activities. Students that joined safety related societies, participated more both in and out of class, shared safety related content with the class and earned significantly higher grades.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Richard F. Sesek

Auburn University - Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Associate Professor


Robert Thomas

Auburn University - Industrial and Systems Engineering Department
Professor Emeritus


722 | Fundamentals of SH&E: Basic Construction



Description

This session will address essential construction safety principles and practices that are useful to the beginning construction safety professional as well as individuals in other industries faced with a construction project in their organization.

Track

Fundamentals

Speaker(s)

Carl W. Heinlein

American Contractors Insurance Group
Senior Safety Consultant


723 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Strategy, Persuasion and Influence - How to Be Seen and Heard as a Leader


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

Leadership in the OSH field is key to ensuring Safety success. Attendees will participate in identifying and developing ideas around strategy, persuasion and influence that everyone can take away with them and employ both at work, and in their personal life too!

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Maureen M. Johnson

IBM Integrated Health Services
Program Manager


Regina McMichael

The Learning Factory, Inc.
President


725 | No Weak Links in Your Supply Chain


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

All manufacturing sectors are seeing increased decentralization of the product development, manufacturing and distribution process. This session will holistically examine exposures and risk management dynamics related to domestic and foreign supply chains. Case examples will emphasize opportunities for safety professionals to enhance supply chain risk management within their organizations.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive

Speaker(s)

Ann M. Minzner Conley

Chubb
Vice President


Lesli Johnson

Chubb
Senior Products Liability Specialist


726 | It's All in the Presentation - Techniques to Enhance Your Presentation Skills



Description

This session will discuss ways to enhance your presentation skills - from understanding your audience, and crafting the message, to delivering an engaging presentation that sticks. You will learn how to use body language to your advantage, best practices with presentation design, and concrete methods to improve your public speaking.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Camille P. Oakes

MSC Industrial Supply Company
Senior Global Safety Specialist


Patrick J. Karol

EEC Environmental
Senior Director of Safety


727 | Culture Always Trumps Your Risk System - So How Do You Make It Work for You?


Sponsored by the Mining Practice Specialty


Description

Culture always trumps your system. Yet you can effectively and practically measure it, and get it to work as you improve your risk system. Leadership creates the culture, which creates performance. Get them to work with your risk system.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Ewan Alexander

RISKmap International
Chief Operating Officer


728 | Construction Safety Forum


Sponsored by the Safety Professional and the Latino Workforce (SPALW) Common Interest Group and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

The Construction Practice Specialty has organized this session to provide a platform to discuss construction safety concerns, issues and opportunities in construction safety and health. A panel of industry experts will provide insight and knowledge based on hands-on experience.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Rick C. Zellen

Zurich Services Corporation
Senior Risk Engineer


Jane B. Beaudry

AstraZeneca
Principal Construction Safety Manager Americas


Robert Medina

Regional Transportation District
Risk Manager


David F. Tibbetts

ConstructSecure, Inc.
Vice President of Operations


Neil R. Webster

DPS Engineering
EHS Manager


729 | Using Lean Thinking to Reduce Manual Material Handling Injuries


Sponsored by the Ergonomics, Healthcare Practice Specialties


Description

Lean problem solving can be an effective adjunct to traditional ergonomic assessment tools providing a proven, structured approach to understanding the processes and practices that create risk and cause injuries. Learn how Lean planning, thinking and tools can be applied to reduce ergonomic injuries resulting from manual material handling tasks.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Elise S. Condie



730 | Understanding Fixed Fire Suppression Systems and Fire Extinguishers



Description

Fire is a common hazard throughout a majority of workplaces. Although safety professionals understand the importance of fire suppression systems, many may not understand exactly how these systems work. This session will identify the operation and maintenance of common fixed fire suppression systems and portable fire extinguishers.

Track

Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

James R. Lange

Fox Valley Technical College
Department Chair/Safety Training Instructor


731 | You Can't Fix Stupid - Stop the Blame Game and Understand Human Behavior



Description

Want to turn the lights off on your safety culture? Then go and blame the worker. Call out the fact that injuries are their fault… and lose the chance to learn. Lets learn from Behavioral Science how to find the true root cause of human behaviors.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Timothy D. Ludwig

Safety-Doc.com / Appalachian State University
Professor


732 | A Breath of Fresh Air



Description

Is your respirator program gasping for breath? Come hear solutions for the most common respirator questions that plague workplaces. Topics include selecting the appropriate filter, establishing cartridge change schedules, the importance of fit and wear time, voluntary use, setting up supplied air systems, and checking breathing air quality.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Erik W. Johnson

3M
Technical Service Representative


733 | Contractor's HSE Performance: Evaluation, Benchmarking & Improvement


Sponsored by the Council on Professional Affairs, the Council on Practices and Standards and the International and Management Practice Specialties


Description

This session will show a practical approach to assess/evaluate HSE performance of contractors by reviewing their compliance against procedures/standards. The performance gaps and positive observations identified through this analysis were used as a basis for the analysis and resultant recommendations to improve an organization's HSE performance.

Track

International, Oil & Gas

Speaker(s)

Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi

Kuwait Oil Company
TPL HSE Specialist I (HSE)


734 | 5S + Safety Finds a New Home at an Old Refinery



Description

This session will overview how 5S methodology benefited employees at an old refinery in San Antonio, Texas by organizing facilities for efficiency and effectiveness. The decision-making process stimulated standardization, which built employee understanding of how to work efficiently. As a result, safety culture was improved by eliminating unsafe conditions and behaviors.

Track

Oil & Gas

Speaker(s)

Damon Shodrock

Calumet San Antonio Refinery
Safety & Security Supervisor


735 | OSHA Safety and Health Program Guidelines


Sponsored by Avetta


Description

This presentation discusses OSHA’s fully updated and redesigned version of its Safety and Health Program Guidelines. Compliance with OSHA regulations and standards are not enough to ensure that workers are protected from safety and health hazards. Safety and health programs are a way for responsible business owners to actively manage safety and health in the workplace. Learn the three core elements of all effective safety and health programs. Start your journey to a safer, healthier workplace.

Track

Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Andy Levinson

U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance


736 | ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update


Sponsored by the ASSE Government Affairs Committee


Description

Learn how government is affecting safety and health. The Society’s Government Affairs Committee will share the latest from Capitol Hill, safety and health regulatory agencies and the states that could affect the way you practice safety. This session is also an opportunity to share your views on ASSE’s government affairs efforts.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

C. Gary Lopez

AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services
Director Loss Control Services


Brenda Zylstra

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Manager, Government Affairs & Policy


737 | Risk Communication: A Critical Component in Achieving ISO 45001 Objectives


Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Companies adopting the new ISO 45001 Standard for OH&S Management Systems will need to accurately communicate residual risks to workers. This session will explore how safety professionals can use recent advances in U.S. and International safety sign system standards to communicate and reduce risk in line with ISO 45001 objectives.

Track

Risk Assessment, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Geoffrey Peckham

Clarion Safety Systems
CEO


738 | Collaborating Between Safety and Risk Management to Improve Safety Program Results



Description

Safety and risk management are often in silos and while the two have similar goals they have different ways of measuring progress and success. The session will review ways to collaborate, improve implementation of programs and to work hand in hand to solve organizational problems.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Tom E. Heebner

HUB International
Senior Vice President


Guy Gioino

HUB International
Senior Vice President


739 | To See is to Understand - Exploring a 3 Dimensional Safety Model



Description

An information packed session presenting safety challenges associated with a transient workforce in West Coast, Stevedore and Longshore operations. Explore an innovative three-dimensional safety model relating traditional safety concepts with safety culture. The presentation will examine building blocks of the model, the structure they support, and the culture they affect.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Kristina Bowden

West Coast Resource Services, Inc.
President


740 | A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Physical Fatigue



Description

This session will address the measurement, monitoring, and modeling of physical fatigue through wearable sensors based on a data-driven approach that incorporates big data analytics and safety engineering. The session will show in real time how to capture a worker's safety performance, and translate this data to knowledge about his/her fatigue levels.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Lora A. Cavuoto

University at Buffalo
Assistant Professor


Fadel Mounir Megahed

Farmer School of Business - Miami University Ohio
Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Analytics


741 | UCOR: Creating a Strong Safety Culture



Description

A strong safety culture is the foundation for worker safety and company profitability. UCOR's workforce is recognized by the DOE with the VPP Star. This presentation presents UCOR's safety culture in the context of leadership, worker/employee engagement, and organizational learning, and provides tools to create a robust safety culture.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Libby F. Gilley

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR)
Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) Program Lead


742 | Giving Your Safety Program a Brand Identity


Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

Giving your safety program a brand identity has proven a successful strategy for a number of organizations to enhance employee engagement and get a true step-change in safety performance and results. Learn how to do it, and how it has worked at other organizations.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Terry L. Mathis

ProAct Safety, Inc.
CEO


743 | Prevention through Planning: Work at Height



Description

While fatal fall prevention has focused on fall arrest, proper facility/process design and task planning can prevent falls from ever occurring. Using appropriate criteria for selecting the best means for elevating workers can reduce risk and minimize operating costs. PtD principles to accommodate safe elevation will be presented.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Jackson J. Dalton



Paul S. Adams

3M Company
Safety Specialist


744 | NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work



Description

The NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work simplifies confined space terminology, fills in gaps, and provides supplemental information on how to comply with existing confined space regulations and standards. This presentation will provide an overview of the document, and how it facilitates confined space safety.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Robert Rusczek

Certified Safety & Health
Safety and IH Consultant


Nancy Pearce

NFPA
Senior Fire Protection Engineer


745 | SH&E Training that Builds Safety Culture



Description

Attendees will gain knowledge on the typical levels of effort expended and the best practices in training for high-performing organizations; understand what SH&E training courses have the greatest impact on safety culture and outcomes; and realize keys to solid return in SH&E training investment is through nurturing future SH&E leaders.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Peter G. Gregory

AECOM
Regional SH&E Manager


Marc C. Wetter

AECOM
ES&H Manager


746 | Crash Frequency Benchmarking and Behavioral Approaches to Fleet Safety



Description

This presentation will include benchmarking crash frequency based on industry, state of garaging and vehicle type. Incorporating behavioral approaches into fleet safety programs to identify and address motivations for behaviors that make crashes more likely will also be covered.

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Peter R. Van Dyne

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Technical Director


Don Tolbert

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Technical Director


747 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Effective Risk Assessment Techniques


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Effective risk assessment techniques are becoming essential for today’s ever growing and evolving safety professional. This session will discuss the pros and cons of effective risk assessment techniques in both small and large group settings. Risk assessment workshops and facilitation best practices will be discussed and shared.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Greg B. Griffith

Chubb
Senior Risk Management Specialist


Stephanie M. Gurnari

Chubb
Loss Control Area Manager


748 | The New OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces Rule Panel Discussion



Description

Hopefully you've heard the news. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subpart D&I). The final rule went into effect January 17, 2017. The final rule includes revised and new information that addresses everything from fixed ladders and fall protection systems to training and design requirements. The supporting materials in the rule reference over a dozen industry standards, from A1264.1-2007 (Safety Requirements for Workplace Walking/Working Surfaces & Their Access) to Z359.1-2007 (Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems). Learn all about the new rule and get your questions answered in this interactive panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the legal aspects of the new ruling, as well as answer questions regarding specific slip, trip, and fall-related information in the new rule.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Adele L. Abrams

Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.
President


Thomas E. Kramer

LJB Inc.
Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


William Marletta

Wm. Marletta Safety Consulting
Safety Consultant


750 | Accountability, Feedback and Coaching… Getting It Right the First Time!


Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

There are no second chances with consequence management. Balancing accountability, discipline, feedback and coaching is a challenge that when done correctly can engage employees and enhance the safety culture. This session will define these key concepts and provide a strategy that will ensure your leaders get it right every time.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Christopher A. Goulart

Aon
Senior Consultant


751 | Breaking Through to Safety Excellence


Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty and the Human Resources Branch of the Management Practice Specialty


Description

In my many years as a plant manager of large chemical plants and now a consultant, I shifted my paradigm to seeing safety as a complex problem and everything changed for the better. Proven, complex ideas, powerful stories, tools and specific guidance based on hands-on experience will be shared.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Richard N. Knowles

Richard N Knowles and Associates, Inc.
President


752 | Safety & Construction Cost Estimating: How to Increase Your ROI to Your Company


Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Increase your professional safety impact on your construction company. Learn how to have a positive impact on the bidding process. Use cost estimating to identify new ways to get your company to willingly increase the safety budget and bolster your existing program without complaint.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

Laura A. Casey

SafeCon Solutions, LLC
Consultant


Rosemarie Jesse

Hazen & Sawyer
Manager Construction Cost Estimating


753 | Rounding Up The Last Cowboys: Positive Reinforcement for Construction Workers



Description

Attendees will learn key "best practices" in using positive reinforcement in the construction industry. Concrete examples of how construction companies have changed their company culture to emphasize safe work behaviors, and how that drives new business will be presented.

Track

Construction / Mining

Speaker(s)

David M. Sims

The Bill Sims Company
Vice President


754 | Violence at Work - Shooting Your Mouth Off… or Other Things?



Description

This session will cover the most common sources of violence in the workplace, and the policies and resources you may need to protect your company. Bullying, intimidation and other aggressive behaviors that disrupt workplaces and reduce productivity, and the topic in relationship to Safety 101 application will be covered.

Track

Emergency Management / Security

Speaker(s)

Melissa L. Black

MsR3, LLC & Columbia Southern University
President & Adjunct Professor


755 | Safety on College Campuses - Significant Challenges and Opportunities


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

College campuses provide great opportunities for research and discovery. Creating and sustaining a culture of safety should provide our workforce with safe workers, as well as new products and discoveries. There are many challenges, as well as opportunities. This session will present information about safety culture and lessons learned.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Carol B. Schmeidler

University at Buffalo
Manager, Safety & IH Programs


756 | A Sports Medicine Approach to Ergonomics



Description

This presentation will educate participants on the importance of a sports medicine approach to ergonomics. Rather than implanting new tools, this concept coaches employees on proper stance, optimal joint positions, work zones and varying positions to improve the overall culture and mindset of ergonomics in the workplace.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Tony Kaczkowski

InSite Health, LLC
President


757 | Mindfulness and Its Impact on Health and Safety



Description

Learn how Mindfulness was used to motivate and educate employees on the principles of worker readiness to support sustained achievement of an injury free work performance.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness, Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Kristina M. Corbett

Wellness Coaches USA
National Director Occ. Health & Safety


758 | Hardwired Inhibitions - Hidden Forces that Keep us from Speaking Up



Description

There are a surprising number of forces that inhibit people when they should speak up to stop something that they believe is unsafe. This presentation gives an overview of the more significant psychological and social factors that suppress safety interventions, and provides first steps for overcoming these inhibiting forces.

Track

Executive, Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Phillip Ragain

The RAD Group
Director of Research & Development


759 | A Guide to Trend Analysis



Description

All organizations track mishaps, but often lack a framework to consistently transform data into information for action. This presentation will provide a step by step process for trend analysis and then illustrate the process with real-life examples, which provide targets to attack with countermeasures.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Bruce R. Burnham

AF Safety Center/SEGR
Senior Epidemiologist


760 | Concerns, Risk Assessment and Solutions of VOCs Exposure in Upstream Oilfield



Description

This session focuses on modern perspectives of light molecular weight VOCs exposure among upstream oilfield workers. Discussion includes an analysis of the Catalytic Bead sensor response to different VOC gas compositions. The session provides tools to screen levels of C3-C5 exposure and describes techniques to control the associated hazards.

Track

Oil & Gas, Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Evgeny Andronov

Whiting Oil and Gas
Industrial Hygiene Professional


761 | Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA and Employment Law



Description

Two seasoned safety professionals turned attorneys will explain what the whirlwind of OSHA changes and key employment law developments mean under the new Administration. Through the use of polling technology and hypotheticals, participants will be equipped with strategies to spot legal land mines and strategically minimize risk in their organizations.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Barry S. Spurlock

Eastern Kentucky Univ./Spurlock Law, PLLC
Assistant Professor/Attorney


Todd B. Logsdon

Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Partner - Attorney


762 | Developing Leading Indicators for a FSI Program Using Risk Assessment Data



Description

An innovative process for managing hazards with higher potential to result in fatalities or serious injuries (FSI) is significantly reducing risk in a multinational company. Data collected from over 50,000 risk assessments has provided the basis to develop leading indicators of both performance and quality of risk reduction programs.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Richard D. Hilton

3M
Manager, Corporate Safety


763 | Lopez Foods' Return-To-Work Program



Description

Effective return-to-work programs can help reduce a company's workers' compensation costs, improve employee morale, and compel employees to participate in an active recovery. The key to a good return-to-work program is developing one before you need it!

Track

Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Madonna A. Kenner

Lopez Foods, Inc.
Corporate Safety Director


764 | EHS Integrated Management Systems: An Examination of Strategies Employed that Support Lean Enterprise Principles



Description

Life cycle exposures to hazards from existing and newly developed products and production processes along with market pressure and strict demands from internal and external stakeholders have motivated private sector organizations to adopt management systems. Moreover, private sector leaders are being asked to design, implement and continually improve management systems in a manner that supports lean enterprise principles. This research was exploratory by nature, employing an inductive approach and mixed research methods (Delphi and case study) to develop an integrated lean management system framework within the high-tech industry.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Anthony Veltri

Oregon State University
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Program


Travis Kruse

W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Senior Director Safety Strategy & Solutions


765 | A Systems Approach to Occupational Safety



Description

Many organizations seek to achieve safe working environments, striving to realize the balance between employee safety, operational functionality, and financial stability. Many organizations are successful, while others flounder using the same safety programs. Why does this happen? This session will explore this question in the context of organizational systems.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Mark Hargett

The Hartford
Construction Account Specialist


Paul Roberts

Trivela Safety
President


766 | Five Buckets of Safety: Essential Considerations for the New Safety Manager


Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

As a new safety manager, taking charge of your company's safety program can be daunting. This session addresses how to take advantage of the resources around you and how all safety professionals can benefit from planning for safety, hazard identification and control, training, communication, and ensuring effective safety activities.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Valerie A. Stakes

Zenith Insurance
Safety & Health Consultant


767 | Purple Project: The Innovative Use of Structural Engineering in a Safety Project



Description

As part of the ongoing effort to improve safety performance, it is likely that practitioners will continue to encounter increasingly complex problems. The traditional approaches may "hit a wall"; these sophisticated problems may require innovative approaches such as the one in this case study.

Track

Executive, Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Daniel Agramonte

O'Brien & Gere
Senior Managing Engineer


768 | Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety, Hazards in the Workplace



Description

This session will discuss the hazards of stationary equipment such as boilers and pressure vessels that can be easily identified through a plant walkthrough that are often missed by safety professionals. Learning how to identify common defects can reduce the hazards at your facilities.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Craig A. Bierl

Chubb
Equipment Breakdown Executive Field Specialist


769 | Design for Safety



Description

Design for Safety is an initiative that is slowly being driven by industry, and was at one time adopted as an initiative by both OSHA and NIOSH. This presentation will explore the concepts behind and the history of this idea, its current uses and practices, and challenges to implementation.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Jason P. Edic

Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.
Director of Environmental Health and Safety


Gary Cunningham

Alliant Insurance Services Inc.
Loss Control Advisor


770 | Insights from Leadership Development Training for Frontline Supervisors



Description

Details on the development, delivery, and evaluation of a leadership development class for frontline supervisors are offered, along with reflections on successes and learning opportunities realized after training 400+ supervisors. Evaluation data will be presented and discussed in conjunction with recommendations for future leadership development in the mining industry.

Track

Human Behavior, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Lori Guasta

Safety Solutions International
Director of Organizational Behavior


771 | Fundamentals of SH&E: Basic Safety Management



Description

Many safety professionals are responsible for managing manpower, materials and financial resources in their organizations in order to optimize them for safety and health. This session will provide an overview of management principles as they apply to the safety, health and environmental professional.

Track

Fundamentals

Speaker(s)

Joel N. Tietjens

T-Jens & T-Jens, Inc.
President


772 | Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Employer Best Practices When Recreational Marijuana Use is Legal


Sponsored by the Military Branch of the Public Sector Practice Specialty


Description

Recreational marijuana use is legal in the state of Colorado - one of several states where recreational or medical use is now allowed. Even if your state isn't among them today, there's a good chance it will be tomorrow. As an employer, what's your plan to address this? Attendees will share both proactive and reactive employer approaches to working with employees who are living in states where recreational use is legal. A list of practices that can be shared with other OSH professionals facing this same challenge will be developed.

Track

Key Issue Roundtables

Speaker(s)

Leo J. DeBobes

Stony Brook University
Assistant Administrator Safety & Plant Op Environmental Health Advisor


Shawn T. Lewis

S&J Lewis Consulting Solutions
Safety & Occupational Health Manager


Number Session Level Track
501 From Safety Leader to Business Leader - Bridging the Gap A Business Skills & Personal Development
502 Partnering - A Key to Building Trust and Safety Excellence E Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive, Safety Management
503 Construction Safety Planning - Bidding to Demobilization I Construction / Mining
504 Leading Measures to Prevent MSDs and Drive Ergonomic Improvements I Ergonomics
505 Elements of an Effective Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) I Fire Protection
506 Your Physical Job Does Not Make You Physically Fit… Unless You're a NINJA I Construction / Mining, Healthcare / Wellness
507 Complacency: The Silent Killer I Human Behavior
508 A Real and Present Danger: The Underestimated Impact of Workplace Carcinogens A Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health
509 Global Framework for Practice - INSHPO OHS Capability Framework I Business Skills & Personal Development, International
510 Short Service Employee Programs I Oil & Gas
511 Key Safety and Health Documents: Shields or Swords? I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
512 Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection Under Enforcement-Driven OSHA E Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
513 Improving General Industry Qualitative Risk Assessments Using LOPA Concepts I Risk Assessment
514 Hazards of Homeless Encampments & Working in Urban Environments I Oil & Gas, Risk Management / Insurance
515 Intersection of Wearable Safety Devices, Data Collection and Cyber Policy Risk I Risk Management / Insurance
516 Human Error: There is NO Root Cause A Human Behavior, Safety Management
517 Using Exposure-Based Scenarios to Enhance Hazard Recognition and Response A Safety Management
518 How to Understand and Interpret ANSI Z359.2 to Develop a Fall Protection Program I Technical / Engineering / Standards
519 Highlights of the Newly Released ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout Standard I Technical / Engineering / Standards
520 ISO/ANSI/ASSE 45001 Forum - Significant and Future Impact on Safety I Executive, International, Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards
522 Auto Safety and DOT Compliance I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Transportation
523 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Safety Climate & Safety Culture During Economic Downturns Key Issue Roundtables, Safety Management
525 Responding to Safety Interventions in a Positive Way - Changing Safety Cultures A Business Skills & Personal Development, Safety Management
526 Getting the OSH Professional's Voice Heard - Communicating about Acceptable Risk I Business Skills & Personal Development, International
527 Armoring the Workforce - Advances in PPE Design I Construction / Mining, Technical / Engineering / Standards
528 Construction SH&E Best Practices: Guidance for Young Professionals B Business Skills & Personal Development, Construction / Mining
529 911, What's Your Emergency? We Have an Active Shooter, HURRY, PLEASE HURRY! I Emergency Management / Security, Risk Management / Insurance
530 Environmental Regulations - What Safety Professionals Need to Know I Environment / Hazardous Material, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
531 Lighting Basics for the EHS Professional I Ergonomics
532 Identifying Sprinkler System Inadequacy at Your Facility I Fire Protection
533 An Athletic Approach to Heat Illness - Beyond Water, Rest, Shade I Construction / Mining, Healthcare / Wellness
534 Medical Marijuana: Miracle Drug or Safety Nightmare? I Executive, Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health
535 Fatality & Catastrophic Event Prevention A Oil & Gas, Safety Management
536 Enforcement of OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards: General Industry/Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053) and Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153) B, I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
537 Practical Tools for Gender Equal Protection in OSH Programs I Industrial Hygiene / Health, Risk Assessment
538 Understanding Low Probability, High Consequence Events B Emergency Management / Security, Risk Assessment
539 The Intersection of Risk Management and Fleet Management I Risk Management / Insurance, Transportation
540 What is Best in Class Contractor Management A Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management
541 Safe Decision Making in Organizations: New Research and Improvement Strategies E Executive, Safety Management
542 Opening Our Eyes to Fatigue in the Workplace E Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management
543 Fines, Fatalities and the Future of Fall Prevention I Technical / Engineering / Standards
544 Case Study Research: Safety Implications of Information Overload in a Hospital I Healthcare / Wellness, Technical / Engineering / Standards
545 Wild, Wacky and Highly Effective Training v6.0 I Training / Education
546 Fundamentals of SH&E: Hazard Identification and Control B Fundamentals
547 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: The Great Sit/Stand Workstation Debate: Advantages, Disadvantages and Solutions for Implementation Key Issue Roundtables
550 Delivering Effective Safety Communications in the Boardroom and the Break Room I Business Skills & Personal Development
551 Executive Animation of EHS&S at L'Oréal I Business Skills & Personal Development
552 Enhancing Construction Safety Using Wearable Technology I Construction / Mining
553 Improving Safety and Health in Construction by Putting Research into Practice I Construction / Mining
554 Preparedness - Are You Ready to Deal with a Crisis? I Emergency Management / Security, Executive
555 One-Handed and Asymmetric Lifting Assessment A Ergonomics, Risk Assessment
556 Creating a Culture of Health to Optimize Preventative Health and Safety Programs B Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health
557 BBS: The Good (Ice Cream), The Bad (Green Beans) and The Ugly I Human Behavior
558 Respiratory Protection Programs - Let the Standard Work for You I Industrial Hygiene / Health
559 International Best Practices of SH&E Incident Reporting & Investigation Techniques A International, Safety Management
560 The Big Event: The OSHA Trial B Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
561 Bowtie Risk Assessment - Tips and Tricks for Success I Risk Assessment
562 Your Most Costly Workers' Comp Claim? Hint: It's Auto Accidents - Avoid Mod Abuse! I Risk Management / Insurance, Transportation
563 Setting Frontline Supervisors Up for Success in Safety I Safety Management
564 Strategies for Preventing Fatal & Life Changing Injury Events B Safety Management
565 Moderating the Use of Discipline to Achieve a Positive Safety Culture I Executive, Safety Management
566 Scaling an Occupational Safety Management System for Small and Medium Sized Organizations I Risk Assessment, Safety Management
567 Green Light! Advancing Understanding of Sustainable Safety Innovation Benefits I Environment / Hazardous Material, Sustainability
568 The Lies We Tell Ourselves and Other Challenges to Reducing Fall Risk B Technical / Engineering / Standards
569 The Power of Robots to Improve Safety, Featuring Drones (UASs) as the Good Guys B Technical / Engineering / Standards
570 Humor in Safety: From Blah Blah Blah to Ha Ha Aha I Training / Education
571 My Car Does WHAT? Engineering Controls for Common Vehicle Crash Types B Technical / Engineering / Standards, Transportation
572 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Dropped Object Incident Prevention Techniques in the Oil and Gas Industry Key Issue Roundtables
575 Key Ingredients: What Makes a Safety Strategy Effective E Business Skills & Personal Development
576 Using Data to Drive Positive Change in a Best-in-Class Fleet Safety Program I Transportation
577 ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Safety Forum - Significant Standards Pending I Construction / Mining
578 Fires, Floods and Disasters: Protecting Employees Involved in Investigations I Emergency Management / Security, Environment / Hazardous Material
579 Exoskeleton Technology - Making Workers Safer and More Productive I Ergonomics
580 A Healthy Workforce: How Workers' Comp and Wellness Programs Go Together B Healthcare / Wellness, Risk Management / Insurance
581 The Human Side to Change: Make Safety Protocols "Inevitable & Resistance Futile" A Human Behavior
582 Diacetyl and Other Flavorings - New Health Concerns for Coffee Processors I Industrial Hygiene / Health
583 2017 Global Briefing A Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive, International
584 Addressing Worker Fatigue Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry B Oil & Gas
585 Walking & Working Surfaces - New OSHA Final Rule Criteria I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
586 And the Survey Says… I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Safety Management
587 Beyond the Matrix, Preventing Incidents with a Risk Assessment Process I Risk Assessment
588 Does Your RTW/Injury Management Process Need Tweaks? An Injured Employee's View I Risk Management / Insurance
589 Negligent Entrustment… What You Don't Know Can Drive You Out of Business! E Risk Management / Insurance
590 Safety Differently - A New View of Safety Excellence I Executive, Safety Management
591 Peace, Love, Safety: When Compliance Driven Safety Isn't Working I Safety Management
592 Harnessing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry to Achieve Transformational Results I Safety Management
593 PtD Business Case: Reducing Cr VI Exposure in a Tailpipe Assembly Facility A Risk Assessment, Technical / Engineering / Standards
594 OSHA's Enforcement and Significant Changes in the 2015 NFPA 70E I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Technical / Engineering / Standards
595 Bag of Tricks - Presentation Design 1 B Business Skills & Personal Development, Training / Education
596 Fundamentals of SH&E: Fire Protection B Fundamentals
597 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Going Paperless with Safety Key Issue Roundtables
601 Show Me the Money: Demonstrating the ROI in People, Projects, and Programs I Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive
602 Essential Leadership Competencies for HSE Professionals I Business Skills & Personal Development
603 Screening and Selecting Safe Contractors and Subcontractors I Construction / Mining
604 New ANSI & OSHA Confined Space Safety Standards - Host vs. Contractor Employers I Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
605 The Exciting New ISO14001: 2015 EMS Standard & Successful Registration Case Study I Environment / Hazardous Material
606 Common Warehouse Hazards and Protection - Preplanning to Prevent a Disaster B Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
607 Healthcare System's Implementation of a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Program I Healthcare / Wellness
608 The Psychology of Homeostasis - Why Smart Technology Makes Us Dumb and Dumber A Executive, Human Behavior
609 Assessing Physical and Mental Fitness for Work I Industrial Hygiene / Health
611 The New Silica Standard - Assessing Exposure in the Oilfield A Oil & Gas, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
612 OSHA's New Electronic Recordkeeping: What Will It Mean To Me? I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
613 Fatality Prevention Auditing: Effective Design and Deployment I Risk Assessment, Safety Management
614 OSHA, Don't Tell Me What To Do A Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management
615 The Lone Worker is Changing, Are You? I Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management
616 Identifying Cultural Hazards: 4 Clues Your Organization Is Out of Balance A Safety Management
617 Being Awake is Not Enough: Why You Need a Fatigue Risk Management System A Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management
618 Leadership for Today's Problems I Safety Management
619 Understanding the Proper Fall Protection Methods for Aerial Lifts I Technical / Engineering / Standards
620 Establishing an Effective Electrical Safety Program: Requirements & Approaches B Technical / Engineering / Standards
621 Strategic Training Design - With a Magic Wand, a Bar Napkin and Speed Dating A Training / Education
622 Zero Gravity: Safety Solutions for the Communication Tower Workforce I Technical / Engineering / Standards, Training / Education
623 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Lessons Learned: Tips Related to Proposal Writing, Invoicing and Other "Necessary Evils" Key Issue Roundtables
624 Actively Caring for People’s Safety: How to Cultivate a Brother/Sister Keeper’s Work Culture I, A Human Behavior, Safety Management
625 The Tony Crow Story - SAFETY-24/7 at Work, Home & Play - It's Not Just About Me B Business Skills & Personal Development, Human Behavior
626 Positive Influence - The Key to Effective Leadership A Business Skills & Personal Development
627 CDOT ROCIP Heavy Civil Construction Insurance - Meeting the Challenges A Construction / Mining
628 Preparing and Practicing for a Successful Failure Using NFPA 1600 I Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
629 Strategies to Address Environmental Issues During Repurposing and Redevelopment B Environment / Hazardous Material
630 A Multifactoral Approach for Reducing Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders I Ergonomics
631 Workforce Health Status and Risk: An Emerging Issue in OHS Risk Assessment B Healthcare / Wellness
632 Safety Beyond PPE I Executive, Human Behavior, Safety Management
633 Noise and Vibration Measurement with Smartphone Applications I Industrial Hygiene / Health, Technical / Engineering / Standards
634 Risk Perception to Prevention - Safety Excellence Journey at Construction Sites I, A International
635 OSHA Compliance: Emerging Issues and Inspection Preparedness B Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
636 OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 1 B, I, A, E Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
637 Rethinking Risk Assessment: Adding the 3rd Dimension I Risk Assessment
638 Revolutionizing Risk Assessments - Oh My, Oh My, Bowties! A Oil & Gas, Risk Assessment
639 Loss Control Business Leader Forum I Executive, Risk Management / Insurance
640 Developing a Communication Strategy to Support a Journey to Zero I Safety Management
641 Coca-Cola Operational Excellence; A Safety Diagnostic Event A Safety Management
642 The Front Lines of Safety Culture Management: Dynamic Learning for Supervisors I Safety Management
643 Prevention Through Design Goes Virtual: A Case Study B Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards
644 CSB Investigation: Williams Geismar Olefins Plant Reboiler Rupture and Fire I Technical / Engineering / Standards
645 Team-Based Safety Training Activities B Training / Education
646 Fundamentals of SH&E: Workplace Health B Fundamentals
647 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Management of Fatigued Driving Key Issue Roundtables
650 Leading the Leaders A Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive
651 Persuasion Power, How to Get It, Use It and Keep It I Business Skills & Personal Development
652 Case Studies on OSHA's Federal Excavation Safety Standard A Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
653 Opportunities and Challenges when Working with a Latino Workforce I Construction / Mining
654 Accommodating the Plus Sized Office Employee B Ergonomics
655 Flash Fires & Explosions Caused by Electrostatic Discharges - Prevention/Control B Fire Protection
656 New Tools for an Emerging Issue: How ANSI/ASSE Z-10 can Help with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Problems I Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health, Technical / Engineering / Standards
657 Employee Engagement and Safety in the Middle East - Overcoming Cultural Barriers A Executive, International
658 Have We Really Learned from Major Accidents? A Oil & Gas
659 OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 2 B, I, A, E Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
660 Machine Risk Assessment and Reduction, An Ongoing Journey A Risk Assessment
661 Pedestrian Slip Safety: A Guide for Busy Professionals I Risk Management / Insurance, Technical / Engineering / Standards
662 How to Use ISO 45001 to Get H&S Risk Management on Your Main Business Agenda E International, Risk Management / Insurance, Technical / Engineering / Standards
663 Case Study: Driving Safety Culture with a Proven Near Miss/Safety Concern Program I Safety Management
664 5-Why: How This Simple Tool is Confused, Misapplied and Highly Underutilized E Safety Management
665 Leveraging Generational Differences to Enhance Workplace Safety A Safety Management
666 Optimizing Safety through Leading Indicators I Safety Management
667 Harnessing the Power of Safety Data to Improve Compliance and Performance E Technical / Engineering / Standards
668 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Fall Protection Program I Technical / Engineering / Standards
669 Make Your EH&S Training Come to Life - And Change Behaviors! I Training / Education
670 High Impact Training: Using Life Events and Social Media For Employee Engagement B Training / Education
671 Implementation of the New FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food I Transportation
672 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Best Practices & Hurdles Implementing EHS-Related ISO Programs Key Issue Roundtables
701 Conflict Management & Resolution for EHS Professionals E Business Skills & Personal Development
702 Vision 20/20: Preventing Opportunity Blindness I Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive
703 Dropped Object Prevention: From Afterthought to the Forefront I Construction / Mining
704 The Buried Truth Uncovered I Construction / Mining
705 Emergency Response Plans: How Good is Your Plan Under Fire I Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
706 Trials and Tribulations of an Environmental Audit I Environment / Hazardous Material
707 Workplace Wellbeing: Bridging Safety and Health B Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health
708 The Behavioral Safety System: Understanding Commitment, Courage and Leadership I Human Behavior
709 Pronouncing the 'H' in HSE E Industrial Hygiene / Health
710 Investigating Success A International
711 Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention in Oil and Gas Exploration I Oil & Gas
712 Preparing Employees for Interviews by Regulatory Agency Representatives A Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
713 The New Face of HazCom - SDS & Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
714 JHA Projects Within Complex Arenas: Risk Assessment, Implementation, Commitment I Risk Assessment
715 Professional Liability Claims Best Practices I Risk Management / Insurance
716 Goal Setting for Continuous Safety Improvement I Safety Management
717 Chicken, Egg, Cheeg? A Holistic, Integrated Approach To Breakthrough Results I Human Behavior, Safety Management
718 Leader Development and Culture Change in a Depleted Environment A Safety Management
719 ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection and Restraint Forum I Technical / Engineering / Standards
720 Process Safety Management Best Practice Safe Work Permit Management System I Technical / Engineering / Standards
721 Does Participatory Safety Education and Training Increase Learning? I Training / Education
722 Fundamentals of SH&E: Basic Construction B Fundamentals
723 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Strategy, Persuasion and Influence - How to Be Seen and Heard as a Leader Key Issue Roundtables
725 No Weak Links in Your Supply Chain I Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive
726 It's All in the Presentation - Techniques to Enhance Your Presentation Skills I Business Skills & Personal Development
727 Culture Always Trumps Your Risk System - So How Do You Make It Work for You? I Construction / Mining
728 Construction Safety Forum I Construction / Mining
729 Using Lean Thinking to Reduce Manual Material Handling Injuries B Ergonomics
730 Understanding Fixed Fire Suppression Systems and Fire Extinguishers B Fire Protection
731 You Can't Fix Stupid - Stop the Blame Game and Understand Human Behavior I Human Behavior, Safety Management
732 A Breath of Fresh Air B Industrial Hygiene / Health
733 Contractor's HSE Performance: Evaluation, Benchmarking & Improvement A International, Oil & Gas
734 5S + Safety Finds a New Home at an Old Refinery I Oil & Gas
735 OSHA Safety and Health Program Guidelines B, I, A Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
736 ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
737 Risk Communication: A Critical Component in Achieving ISO 45001 Objectives I Risk Assessment, Risk Management / Insurance
738 Collaborating Between Safety and Risk Management to Improve Safety Program Results I Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management
739 To See is to Understand - Exploring a 3 Dimensional Safety Model I Safety Management
740 A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Physical Fatigue A Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management
741 UCOR: Creating a Strong Safety Culture B Safety Management
742 Giving Your Safety Program a Brand Identity E Safety Management
743 Prevention through Planning: Work at Height I Technical / Engineering / Standards
744 NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work B Technical / Engineering / Standards
745 SH&E Training that Builds Safety Culture I Training / Education
746 Crash Frequency Benchmarking and Behavioral Approaches to Fleet Safety I Transportation
747 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Effective Risk Assessment Techniques Key Issue Roundtables
748 The New OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces Rule Panel Discussion I Technical / Engineering / Standards
750 Accountability, Feedback and Coaching… Getting It Right the First Time! A Business Skills & Personal Development
751 Breaking Through to Safety Excellence I Business Skills & Personal Development, Safety Management
752 Safety & Construction Cost Estimating: How to Increase Your ROI to Your Company A Construction / Mining
753 Rounding Up The Last Cowboys: Positive Reinforcement for Construction Workers I Construction / Mining
754 Violence at Work - Shooting Your Mouth Off… or Other Things? I Emergency Management / Security
755 Safety on College Campuses - Significant Challenges and Opportunities I Environment / Hazardous Material
756 A Sports Medicine Approach to Ergonomics B Ergonomics
757 Mindfulness and Its Impact on Health and Safety I Healthcare / Wellness, Human Behavior
758 Hardwired Inhibitions - Hidden Forces that Keep us from Speaking Up A Executive, Human Behavior
759 A Guide to Trend Analysis I Industrial Hygiene / Health
760 Concerns, Risk Assessment and Solutions of VOCs Exposure in Upstream Oilfield I Oil & Gas, Risk Assessment
761 Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA and Employment Law B Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
762 Developing Leading Indicators for a FSI Program Using Risk Assessment Data I Risk Assessment
763 Lopez Foods' Return-To-Work Program I Risk Management / Insurance, Safety Management
764 EHS Integrated Management Systems: An Examination of Strategies Employed that Support Lean Enterprise Principles I Safety Management
765 A Systems Approach to Occupational Safety E Safety Management
766 Five Buckets of Safety: Essential Considerations for the New Safety Manager B Safety Management
767 Purple Project: The Innovative Use of Structural Engineering in a Safety Project A Executive, Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards
768 Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety, Hazards in the Workplace I Technical / Engineering / Standards
769 Design for Safety A Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Technical / Engineering / Standards
770 Insights from Leadership Development Training for Frontline Supervisors I Human Behavior, Training / Education
771 Fundamentals of SH&E: Basic Safety Management B Fundamentals
772 Key Issue Roundtable Workshop: Employer Best Practices When Recreational Marijuana Use is Legal Key Issue Roundtables

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