2017 Presentations Offered

On this page, you’ll find a list of this year’s presentations & workshops.  This page will continually be updated as new presentations are approved, then added. The list will feature topics, speaker name(s), company affiliation, and the ability to sort by topic level and / or days being offered, so be sure to check back often!

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Choose links to sort by day.

 

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10-Hour General Industry Safety & Health Course

Wilder Allen, Safety Management Corporation

Overview of OSHA’s General Industry Standards (1910) covering:  Intro to OSHA, walking and working surfaces, route of exit, fire, hazard communication, lockout, electrical safety, machine guarding, hazardous materials, material handling and confined space.  Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an OSHA course completion card.  All Levels

Offered on:
Sunday at 12:00pm
Monday at 10:30am
Tuesday at 8:00am

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

Heath and Sara Kane,

For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs to learn how to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency responders or healthcare professionals take over. All Levels

Offered on:
Sunday at 12:00pm

Active Shooter Workshop

John Rose, Holston International Training and Consulting LLC

The participants will learn what to do to increase their chances of survival in an Active Shooter Incident. All Levels

Offered on:
Sunday at 12:30pm

The Elements of an Effective Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)

Jason Reason, Lewellyn Technology, LLC

When performed correctly, a DHA identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. This presentation will discuss the minimum requirements for any DHA, the importance of qualified individuals and common overlooked hazards. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

How to Create an Effective Safety Campaign

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety Equipment

In this session we will address the key components to an Effective Safety Culture by incorporating all levels of management, including our strongest link, supervision, to make this program successful. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Facility Emergency Preparedness

Jimmy Lee, Emergency Response Services

Three step progressive informational session with focus and emphasis on Facility Emergency Preparedness. Each step is designed to give information on current statistics, compliance mandates and evaluating Emergency Action Plans.  Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Personal Lessons for All of Us about the Gulf Oil Spill

C. Robert Nelms, Failsafe Network, Inc.

The lessons of this oil spill are dependent upon who we are, and what we presently think about ourselves and our surroundings. What is it about the way you are that contributed to this incident?  Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

What's New in Tennessee's Workers' Compensation System

Abbie Hudgens, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

This session will look at the bills passed in 2017, including one that will provide for education assistance to injured employees who cannot return to their pre-injury job. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

TOSHA Update on New Silica Standards

Tina Kline-Douglas, TOSHA

A review of the primary elements for both Silica in Construction and Silica in General Industry standards, tools for compliance, and an update on regulatory dates. All Levels

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Watch Where You Walk - OSHA's Walking Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Final Rule

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. , Fisher & Phillips LLP

Program provides overview of OSHA’s new Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Final Rule effective 1/17/17, implementation timeline, updated requirements, new protection options, & required employee training. All Levels

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

How to Change a Culture, One Person at a Time, All at the Same Time

C. Robert Nelms, Failsafe Network, Inc.

Things that go wrong might be the valuable phenomena of life, if they are used to change people, because when people change, everything else changes.  Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm

The Things I See: Real Hazards in the Typical Workplace

Bryan Lane, University of Tennessee

A study of workplace hazards actually found in workplaces over the past year, featuring some who thought they were in compliance and some who knew they were not. Photos and descriptions of citable hazards and LOTS of FUN! Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm

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

Chuck Haling, VelocityEHS/MSDSOnline

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. Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm

Safety Buy-In, Right Off The Bat

Cody Buell, La-Z-Boy

This presentation will give you basic methodologies that can be used to develop a new hire orientation. You will also learn techniques for getting safety buy-in from all levels of employees, including examples of the aforementioned. Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm

Critical Role of Relationships and Trust in Safety Cultures

Bryan Shelton, Aubrey Daniels International

Effective safety cultures require open communication. Relationships set the stage for such open communication. Practices that erode trust will be explored as will practices that build trust and effective relationships. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm

Effective Training Techniques to Meet OSHA's Haz-Woper Training Standards

Gary Yurt, Industrial Safety and Training Services

This session is a training exercise that allows participants to simulate emergency incidents and assess their ability to respond. These exercises provide the opportunity to identify response and coordination issues that could arise during various scenarios and to make the decisions to resolve those issues. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm

Opryland Walking Tour

Mark Crowder, Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center

Participants will be given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center.  All Levels

Offered on:
Monday at 1:45pm
Tuesday at 9:00am

EnPro's Journey - How an Average Manufacturer Transformed Into One of Americas Safest Companies

Jon Neubauer, EnPro Learning System

This session will outline the approach utilized by EnPro Industries in becoming a three-time winner of One of America’s Safest Companies award. Through a unique approach, EnPro has been successful in implementing a robust system driven by a culture of Caring, Sharing, and Learning within the work place. This session will explore this approach and how it can be utilized to address all key aspects of a robust safety system including Management Commitment, Safety Leadership, Individual habits and behaviors and Cultural Development. Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

The Essentials of an Effective Hot Work Program

Dave McGowin, LP Building Products

This presentation will address issues such as ensuring management and employees understand the why’s and clearly identifying what each of their roles and responsibilities are in relationship to having a successful program. A current used example program will be reviewed step by step. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Cave-ins Happen: 5 Simple Steps to Protect Your Workers

David Dow, TrenchSafety and Supply (an underground Safety Equipment LLC company)

Working in trenches and excavations is potentially one of the most hazardous types of work in the construction and utility industries. Across the U.S. each year as many as 400 workers are killed, and several thousand are injured. It’s not surprising that most workers who are injured or killed have received no safety training. What is surprising is that most cave-ins that result in injuries and death occur in trenches that are relatively shallow (5 to 15 feet deep) Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

The Application of Adult Learning Theory for Effective Training

Dr. Kristen Spicer, Murray State University

The application of adult learning theory principles can aid in the effective education/training of adults. This session will discuss the effectiveness of the following adult learning principles:  Readiness, Association, Involvement, Repetition, Respectfulness, and Collaboration. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Building an Effective Safety Program

Greg Heck, OSHA Training Institute Education Center

This presentation identifies processes to build an effective safety system. These include having a vision of that system; assessment; developing a plan for improvement; & measuring progress towards goals and objectives. Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Team Approach to Powered Industrial Vehicle: Safety and Training

Jonathan Briley & Chris Briwder, Pfizer Inc

Good safety programs don’t develop in a vacuum. Learn how a team approach to PIV safety and training can improve your PIV program, decrease incidents and improve overall Safety Culture.  Basic Level

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Cardiovascular Emergencies in the Workplace: Be Prepared and Ready

Samantha Kitchenman, Music City Health & Safety

In a cardiovascular emergency, every second matters. Learning objectives for the presentation include reviewing signs and symptoms, evaluating your current plan, and developing a cardiovascular emergency action plan. Basic Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Flammable and Combustible Liquid Safety - How Does Your Facility Rate?

Glen Carter, Justrite Manufacturing Company LLC

There is a sharp contrast in reality and being in compliance with laws and best practice on flammable and combustible liquids. Learn how to spot the differences in your facility. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Belt Buckle Policy

Gary Roberts, SKMES

This class will demonstrate the safe and proper positioning to take when working from a step ladder. A cradle to grave procedure that will demonstrate through cognitive process that step ladder safety can be improved. Basic Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Best Practices from Current VPP Sites

Dave Blessman, Tennessee OSHA

Overview of two current VPP companies which will include Ivory Hassell from Sherwin Williams Memphis Plant and Tonya Wells from Firestone Industrial Products. All Levels

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

TOSHA - Special Emphasis Programs

Wendy Fisher, John Pietuszka and Jeff Campbell, TOSHA

This is an overview of the TOSHA Special Emphasis Programs for both Safety and Industrial Hygiene. TOSHA is currently focusing major prevention efforts in these areas. All Levels

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Common Math Models for Estimating Chemical Release

Matt Harrison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This course will describe various math models used by health and safety professionals to estimate the airborne concentrations expected after a liquid or compressed gas release. Modeling airborne concentrations can assist in determining worker exposure scenarios, risks posed by a new chemical, and assist emergency response organizations during chemical release events. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

The Basics of Fall Arrest

Mike O'Dell, Brasfield & Gorrie

The Basics of Fall Arrest is an introduction to fall arrest systems.  The session will us the ABCD of fall arrest anchorage, body support, connecting means and decent and rescue. Basic Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Why Sample

Michael Palmer, EnSafe, Inc.

Should understanding the “how” and “why” of industrial hygiene sampling be restricted to the IH professionals armed with their pocket protectors and chemical dictionaries? …of course not! This presentation will provide you with the simple answers and tools for how and why to sample? All Levels

 

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Five Mistakes to Avoid when Managing Your Ergonomics Process

Kent Hatcher, Humantech

The success of a company’s ergonomics program is dependent upon a strong foundation established by leadership. Too often, ergonomics programs fail  to take a systematic approach. Failure to demonstrate  results can also disengage employees and lead to wasted resources. Learn five common mistakes companies make and how to avoid them. Intermediate Level

 

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Best Practices from Current VPP Sites

David Blessman, Tennessee OSHA

Overview of two current VPP companies which will include Walker Harmer from Marvin Windows of Tennessee and Christopher D. Briwder, Sr. from Pfizer, Inc.  All Levels

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

It's a Small World: Nanotechnology Basics for the ES&H Professional

Michaela A. Hall, MPH, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (UT-Battelle)

This presentation will provide a basic understanding of nanotechnology for the ES&H professional. Topics will include: what nanotechnology is and what ES&H professionals can do to reduce occupational exposures. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

OSHA Enforcement and Significant Changes in the NFPA 70E

Doug Tellin, Electrical Safety Specialists, LLC

With the unacceptable death and injury rates caused by electrical hazards, OSHA compliance officers and safety professionals are taking another look at what can be done to protect workers and reverse years of complacency in electrical safety. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Pushing Through the Plateau: Taking Your Safety Program to the Next Level

Mark Pergrem, SAFEmap International

It is an increasingly common story… Your organization has a very mature and very successful safety program. Over the years accident and injury rates have trended downward just as desired. You devote ever-increasing effort and resources to reducing accident and injury rates even farther, earnestly striving for zero. You do more and more but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Accident and injury rates are low but remain stubbornly consistent. Even worse, you might be seeing a spike in the severity of the incidents that do still occur. You are not alone. More and more, organizations are finding themselves in this frustrating place. This session will take an unflinching, data driven look at these trends and their causes – the unintended consequences of conventional wisdom. And we will look at discoveries in brain science that will help take your safety efforts to the next level. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

TOSHA Update

Steve Hawkins, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

The Administrator of TOSHA, Steve Hawkins, will lead a panel of TOSHA Managers who will provide information on recent activities and the status of forthcoming changes in the regulations, standards, and procedures.  All Levels

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:45pm

Fall Protection for Building Maintenance - New OSHA Regulations

Josh Hughes, P.E., Hughes Engineering, LLC

We will discuss the November 2016 update to the OSHA Regulations for fall protection including impacts to individuals and building owners / managers and general fall protection for building maintenance. All Levels

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

VPP Discussion

David Blessman, Tennessee OSHA

This session will be a time to ask questions of representatives from current Volunteer STAR sites and hear their perspective on participation in the program.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

Construction/Industrial Grade Extension Cord Technology

Rick Gilliland & Davis Ratcliff, Solid Ground Cords, LLC

Extension Cords are used throughout the construction industry. The technology associated with extension cords is often misunderstood and overlooked. Cord components will be analyzed in order to appreciate this fundamental tool. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

How Do You Know Your Hearing Protection is Protecting You?...You Don't!

Anthony Carter, Kinder Morgan

This is an interactive program that will demonstrate how to determine if disposable hearing protection works and what to do when you find out it doesn’t. Real-life employee experiences and results will be shared. Solutions will be discussed. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

The Sinkhole Collapse and Emergency Response at the National Corvette Museum

Michael Marasa, Hayward Baker Inc

A detailed but non-technical discussion of the 2014 sinkhole collapse at the National Corvette Museum including bits of safety, geology, history, engineering, anecdotes and a perspective of America’s infatuation with its’ sports car. Basic Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

Reliability Centered Maintenance: A Cornerstone to Electrical Safety

Tommy Northcott, Northcott Consulting LLC

Establishing a mature Reliability Centered Maintenance program will not only show improvements in equipment life-cycle costs and availability, it will also show a decrease in electrical related injuries and fatalities. Basic Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

Using Technology to Train Millennials

Natae Bugg, SafetyNow

Learn to use online learning and technology to engage and train millennial employees. In spite of what most of us think – most millennials WANT training from their employers. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Tuesday at 12:45pm

What is Situational Awareness and Why Does it Matter

Richard Gasaway, Situational Awareness Matters

This program explains a three-step process for developing and maintaining situational awareness followed by specific examples for how awareness can erode and offers best practices for maintaining situational awareness.  Basic Level

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Critical Response to an Active Killer: Surviving Workplace Violence

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical, LLC

Violence in the workplace has become an unfortunate reality and can happen anytime, anywhere. Your response to a violent event can mean the difference between life and death. Are you prepared? Participants in Agape Tactical’s “hands-on” training seminar will learn fundamental yet vital techniques for responding to an active killer in the workplace. Using interactive training aids, you will experience real-time scenario enactments which will reinforce the survival lessons you will learn. Basic Level

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Emergency Planning and Execution for 2010 Flood

Webb Rizor, Tennessee Department of Transportion

In 2010, Nashville, TN was devastated by a flood of which it had never known. Parts of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center were under more than 12 feet of water at the peak of the floods.   This presentation will discuss the emergency planning and execution during that catastrophic incident. All Levels

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Weathering the Storm: What YOU Need to Know About Weather Safety

Krissy Hurley, National Weather Service Nashville

Are you prepared for the next weather disaster? Learn how to prepare, when to expect, and everything about severe weather. It’s not IF weather occurs, it’s a question of WHEN.  Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

N3L3 Strategies For Preventing Fatal & Life Changing Injury Events

Martin Currie, EAINS

The presentation is modified behavioral approach to educate employees and employers as well as front line safety professionals; N3L3SM is a method to integrate the complex factors of accident causation. Basic Level

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Components of a Sound Respiratory Protection Program

Michael Sugarman, ORNL

Incorporating the requirements of ANSI Z88 and OSHA 1910.134 to develop procedures required for a comprehensive Respiratory Protection Program. The importance of training for employees, supervisors, and administrators will  be discussed. Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

TOSHA Fatalities

Steve Hawkins, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This presentation will focus on the root cause of workplace fatalities investigated by TOSHA during 2016.  A review of citations issued will also be presented.  Intermediate Level

Offered on:
Wednesday at 9:15am
 

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