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Workshops/Presentations

In case you missed it…Presentations from this year’s conference!

Presentations from the 2023 TN Safety and Health Conference will be found here. Check back in the coming days as they are uploaded.  If “View Presentation (PDF)” is listed at the end of the workshop description, that indicates the presentation was provided to us and you will be able to view it by clicking on the link.

 

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New Attendee Session

David Johnson & Taryn Thomas, TSHC Board Members

New to the Tennessee Safety and Health Conference? If so, this presentation is for you!  This session will cover what to expect during the event and will be beneficial to your overall conference experience.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and make great connections that can be valuable throughout the conference.

Offered on:
Monday at 9:30am

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10-HR General Industry Safety and Health Course - (2-Day Session)

Bryan Lane, University of Tennessee

Provides instruction on general industry safety and health hazards including walking/working surfaces; exits, fire; hazcom, and electrical. Participants who complete the course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:00am
Tuesday at 8:00am

The Secret Weapon Workshop

Dave Delaney, Futureforth

You’ve discovered the secret weapon to improving your communication skills, now it’s time to put it to use. Get ready for a fun-filled, highly interactive workshop that will have your audience thinking quickly on their feet while interacting, laughing, and learning along with your fellow attendees. Earn trust, become more creative, embrace spontaneity, use body language, lead with acceptance, actively listen, and improve your communication skills.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Developing a Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program

Eric Engle, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

The presentation will focus on the requirements of the hazard communication standard and how to develop/maintain a program which these requirements.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Mental Health in Construction

Peter Church, JE Dunn Construction

Discussion will revolve around the mental health of construction workers, struggles associated with workers in this industry, the industry’s high suicide rates with emphasis on suicide awareness and prevention.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Safeguarding Work at Height - Engineered Fall Protection - What You Should Know

Todd Sharp, Safeguard US Inc.

What you need to know to determine the engineered fall protection solution that is best for your workforce. From a passive solution like guardrails to an active fall protection solution such as overhead horizontal lifelines you can keep your workers safe and productive.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Mental Health

Kim Deason, Martin Supply

Noise Induced Hearing Loss is not your grandpa’s hearing loss. See the difference between hearing loss and NIHL and the negative impact it has on our mental health and daily life.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) and Return To Work Ability

Dan Headrick, STAR Physical Therapy

Return to Work Ability determination through the use of Functional Capacity Evaluations will be discussed. The latest evidence regarding the utilization of FCEs and comparison of FCE testing to medical evaluations for work ability determinations will be reviewed. Objectives of the presentation include:
1) Difference between a Fir for Duty Exam and FCE
2) Indications for a FCE and, or a FCE
3) Challenges of FCEs
4) Challenges of Determining Work Ability
5) ADA and EEOC Considerations in Work Ability Testing

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Safety: The Gateway to Engagement

Mark French, Dalkia US, EDF Group

Safety is so much more than preventing harm to our teams. Using a psychological foundation and risk reduction practices, we will focus on protecting our team through engagement.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

How to Conduct a Self Audit of your Safety Program

Lee Fortier, Fortier Loss Control Consultants, Inc.

This program will assist attendees with the information needed to audit your safety program and identify shortcomings.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Creating an Effective Training Team

Joe Hernandez, Volunteer State Community College

Death by PowerPoint, a tale as old as training itself. This presentation will show you how to train effectively without relying on a slideshow, perform confidently and make training fun.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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How to Conduct an Accident Investigation

Steve Hawkins, FDRsafety, LLC

This presentation will cover the steps to be followed when conducting an accident/incident investigation, including identifying root causes, weighing evidence gathered, and interviewing techniques.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Increased DC Systems and Related Safety Issues

Tommy Northcott, Jacobs / Technology Group

Over 100 years ago George Westinghouse, with the help of Nicola Tesla, beat out Thomas Edison in the “War of the Currents” making alternating current (AC) the primary source of electrical energy. However, DC systems have always been utilized and are seeing an increased presence with the rise of solar systems, electric vehicles, and several other technological advances. These larger capacity systems bring with them some unique safety concerns.

Our best protection from any hazard is knowledge. Employers of electrical workers will gain an understanding of primary NFPA 70E and OSHA requirements for working on or around large DC systems. There is no reason for any electrical worker to be injured by a DC electrical hazard.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Revolutionizing Safety Planning with the Power of AI: Transforming Job Hazard Analyses, Enhancing Conversations, Planning, Leadership, and Culture Evolution

Barry Nelson, FactorLab

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover how AI is transforming daily safety planning. We will explore how AI can equip you with the right tools to take your organization’s safety practices to the next level and bring more people home safe.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Workplace Fatalities Investigated by TOSHA

Wendylee Fisher, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This presentation will consist of photos and discussion surrounding the workplace fatalities that were investigated by TN OSHA during calendar year 2022.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

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Leaving a Safety Legacy

Wylie Davidson, Motivational Safety Speaker

A refreshing look at a presentation designed to get attendees to put a stronger value on what matters most; their own personal safety as well as the people around them. This presentation is delivered with the perfect mix of high energy, humor, and insight that attendees enjoy and take away from. Attendees walk away with a clear understanding of how their safe actions impact themselves, as well as others and can make a lasting impression on the things they value most in life.  (Tuesday Morning Keynote Address)

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Industrial Safety

Bryan Gamble, ABC Greater Tennessee

My personal experience as an industrial electrician and how electrical safety has evolved over the years.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Respiratory Protection

Tiffany Gibbs, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

A brief overview of OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. Training will also include what facial hair is acceptable and common deficiencies found on inspections.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Top Priority or Core Value - Safety Culture or Safe Operations?

Keith Harned, FDRsafety, LLC

This session will explore the difference between safety as a priority and safety as a core value. We will discuss the need to move “safety” from one of the things we do or manage to part of everything we do. The presenter will use personal experiences and discuss proven good practices to facilitate the integration of safety into daily operations.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Voluntary Protection Program Overview

David Blessman, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

Tennessee’s Voluntary Protection Program is designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management.

This session will provide an overview of the requirements for participation.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting

William K. Principe, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

This presentation will teach the OSHA recordkeeping analysis as well as how to complete the OSHA 300 Log and 300A annual summary to avoid citations.  The presentation will include key interpretations of the recordkeeping requirements. *Note:  This is a 2-hour session.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Alternative Methods for the Control of Hazardous Energy

Mike Taubitz, FDRsafety, LLC

Isolating and locking a primary energy source is not feasible for all maintenance tasks. “Zero energy” is a myth. Attendees will learn about Alternative Methods in lieu of full energy isolation.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Heat Stress: Who's Your Most "At-Risk" Worker Today?

Matt Hollub, University of Alabama SafeState

Summertime. The Deep South. We talk about water, rest, shade — but we continue to deal with heat illness situations. This session will address key risk factors, techniques, and technologies to help with early heat illness intervention.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

“But it says 40 Tons”: Factors that Impact Capacity

Tony Caldarelli, Crawford Custom Consulting

The number one safety rule in the lift industry is never exceed the capacity (WLL, SWL) of any piece of equipment. But how you use equipment affects its capacity. Whether it is a $2.6 million dollar crane, or an $11.00 eye bolt, how a piece of machinery, or a device is employed impacts its capacity. Of course, everyone knows this, right? The idea that capacities of cranes and rigging can vary, depending on how it is used is pretty well understood. But even those of us who work full time in the lift industry can be unaware of some of the important nuances that impact capacities. We hope to shed light on some of those nuances.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Surviving Workplace Violence-Active Shooter Training

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical, LLC

Participants will learn:

The importance of training personnel on how to respond to workplace violence
Categories of active shooters
Risk factors within your organization
How to implement the Deter, Detect, Deny philosophy

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

IH Risk Assessment for Safety Professionals

Ron Read, Read Consulting LLC

This assessment is a subjective process, used to establish priorities for an air-monitoring plan and understanding risk. It relies on professional judgement, a review of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), previous air sampling data, process flow information and mass balance analyses where available.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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10 Incremental Ideas That Add Up To Big Safety Culture Gains

Scott Gaddis, Intelex Technologies

This session focuses on increasing safety accountability and value through the development of guiding safety and health principles, focusing on key levers in the safety management system and employing small, but accumulative ideas that improve safety culture and loss performance.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

SMS Program Overload, Quality Over Quantity

John W. Wells, Athens State University

A point-blank discussion on the pitfalls of safety management system overload. Companies without consideration of program demand, have weakened the effectiveness of their existing programs by adding new programs without a focus on quality over quantity.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

The Importance of Navigating NFPA 101

Brennan Scott, DNV Healthcare, Inc.

This presentation focuses on the importance of understanding scope, applicability, and navigating through NFPA codebooks that include occupancies specific to healthcare, renovations and modifications, and when spaces change from existing to new occupancies.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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What to know about General Contractors and Multi-Employer Worksites

Tyler White, Kelly Dorsey, & David Rich (Various Companies),

Tyler White of Turner Construction, Kelly Dorsey of Marathon Petroleum, and David Rich of Cleary Construction make up a panel of experts speaking on General Contractors and Multi-Employer Worksites. The discussion will include:

Introduction
Multi-Employer Worksite Examples
Contractor Selection
Education Processes
Culture/Incentives
Enforcement
Closing

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Excavation Awareness & Trench Safety

James (Jimbo) Pexton, Sunbelt Trench Safety

To take OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926 Sub Part P and explain how to safely put it into practice via relevant interpretation for Field & Office Staff.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Bomb Threat Response

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical, LLC

Participants will learn:

Proper reporting method
Staff responsibilities
The importance of a unified relocation spot
The reality and history of bomb threats
Best practices
Developing a workable response

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Confined Spaces - Preventing Responders from Becoming Victims

Michael Palmer, EnSafe

Why are 60% of confined space fatalities those responding to emergencies? Come join me in committing to no longer accept the 60% as the status quo and explore some real world risk reduction measures!

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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The Value of Certification: The Occupational Safety & Health Pro

Jacqueline S. Handy, BCSP

This presentation explores the value of professional occupational safety certification, including the benefits to credential holders, salaries, employers, professionalism, and accreditation. The discussion also helps participants navigate towards the certifications that suit their professional goals, while emphasizing how these credentials can cultivate a robust safety culture within an organization.
Learning Objectives
• Recognize the significance and advantages of obtaining professional certifications.
• Navigate through the process of selecting suitable BCSP certification.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Personal Connected Safety

Mark Heckathorn, Blackline Safety

We will discuss how the digital transformation and connected safety is transforming the workplace to become safer, more efficient and actually contribute to the bottom line. We will look at Industry Trends, levers that will and are driving the digital transformation, and how connected devices are making this possible. We will also discuss the value and ROI of having a connected worker initiative.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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Best Practices for Workers' Comp Claims

Jeff Francis, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

How you treat your injured employees helps define your workplace culture. And your workplace culture dramatically impacts the outcomes of work-related injuries, the healing time of injured workers and their likelihood of their returning to work.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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TOSHA Update

Wendylee Fisher, Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

Wendylee Fisher and the TOSHA Managers will provide information on recent state activities and the status of any upcoming or proposed changes in regulations.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 9:15am
 

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