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  • June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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)


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am


    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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?


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am


    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am


    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am


    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am


    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    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


    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
  • June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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!


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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?


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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)


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    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


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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



    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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?


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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!


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    575 | Key Ingredients: What Makes a Safety Strategy Effective


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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"


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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…


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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!


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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?


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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?


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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"


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    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


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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!


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    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


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    650 | Leading the Leaders


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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?


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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!


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    701 | Conflict Management & Resolution for EHS Professionals


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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?


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    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


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    725 | No Weak Links in Your Supply Chain


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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?


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    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


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    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


    Number Session Level Track
    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
  • June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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?


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    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


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    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
    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
  • June 19, 12:00pm - 3:30pm

    Number Session Level Track
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