2020 Workshops/Presentations

Featured here, 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 and / or days being offered, so be sure to check back often!

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Respirable Crystalline Silica

Greg Boothe, EHS Services, LLC/Columbia Southern University

OSHA published a new respirable crystalline silica standard effective 2016. This presentation will look at where we are today in evaluating and controlling exposures with the new standard.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Best Practices from VPP Sites

Dave Blessman, TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This workshop features presentations from two current Volunteer STAR sites, outlining best safety and health practices at their sites.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

When Should I Use a Respirator?

Mitchell Cothran, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This presentation will detail when an employer is required to furnish a respirator, why respirators are not always the answer, and why they can create other hazards.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

What'cha Gonna Do When OSHA Comes For You?

Donna Renee Robitaille, Sabel Steel

The presentation will present…
1. how to respond to an OSHA complaint or visit;
2. the importance to understand the purpose; and
3. how to have a game plan.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

NFPA 652 - Combustible Dust Hazards and PPE: Adopt NFPA Standard and PPE Best Practices to Reduce Risk and Improve Safety Culture

Scott Francis, Westex by Milliken

Learn the latest NFPA standard and PPE best practices to reduce burn injury risk and improve safety culture. NFPA 652 – 2019 clarifies PPE selection criteria for mitigating dust flash fire burn injuries. The NFPA 70E standard now addresses human performance in the risk assessment procedure to better counter human error which is applicable to all hazards.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Is 911 your Industries Rescue Team?

Dustin Housewright, Eastman Chemical Company - Fire Dept.

Participants will gain a better understanding of what rescue teams’ capabilities and interactions with the industry should look like according to OSHA. Topics include regulatory minimum and industry best practices.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Hearing Conservation Program Pitfalls

Dr. Michael Tigges, KSA Occupational Services

Understanding OSHA’s standards of a hearing conservation program and the pitfalls or common mistakes made by employers can save time, money and legal battles.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

TOSHA Special Emphasis Programs

Tabitha Thompson, Jeff Campbell, Sherry Roland, David Thomas, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

An explanation and review of the major prevention efforts TOSHA is currently focusing on in the areas of amputation, carbon monoxide, falls, food flavoring containing Diacetyl, hexavalent chromium, lead, noise, microwave processing, dental offices, recordkeeping, combustible dust, and trenching and excavation.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

It's Just a Warehouse; What could go wrong?

Jonathan Briley, Pfizer Inc

“It’s just a warehouse” is a misconception that leads to complacency thereby increasing the number and severity of injuries and costs. Learn to recognize and address common gaps in areas such as PIVs, ergonomics and more….

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Thermal Hazards-What to Wear: Adopt PPE Program and NFPA Standard Best Practices to Mitigate Risk and Improve Safety Culture”

Scott Francis, Westex by Milliken

Learn about short duration thermal hazards, such as arc flash, flash fire, molten metal splash and the appropriate PPE/clothing to wear to match these hazards. PPE Culture: Will task based PPE consistently be worn? Improve safety culture and alleviate FR/AR PPE confusion with the latest NFPA and PPE best practices to keep at risk workers safe.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

You Can’t Bubble Wrap the World

Danny Smith, SafeStart(R)

Traditional safety controls are effective in reducing injuries. Unfortunately most worker injuries occur outside of the workplace – where risks aren’t as controlled. Teaching 24/7 skills is more effective than bubble-wrap.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Basic Fire Prevention and Protection Methods

Jere Wright, The Marvin Companies

This presentation covers basic information on the different fire hazards in the workplace and their causes, control measures, different suppression systems, requirements for training, and inspections.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Contractor Screening, Selection and Risk Control

Jeff Marksberry, TVTC

The world has changed.

Contractor qualification, screening and selection programs have evolved.

Managers of these programs must be well versed in all available program components and risk transfer processes.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Recipe for an Arc-Flash Disaster

Charles Miller, Charles R. Miller Electrical Education and Training

What ingredients are in the recipe for making an arc-flash disaster? This informative workshop addresses electrical safety as well as arc-flash and shock prevention through essential provisions in NFPA 70E.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Workplace Fatalities Investigated by TOSHA

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

This presentation will focus on the root cause of workplace fatalities investigated by TOSHA during 2019.  A review of citations issued will also be presented.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 3:00pm

A Proactive Response to an Active Shooter

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical, LLC

Your organization has unique security needs that render the national standard of Run, Hide, Fight philosophy ineffective. Participants will learn how to perform a customized Security Vulnerability Assessment for their organization to create a safe environment for customers and employees.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Industrial Hygiene Matters: Strategies for Assessing Exposures to Hazardous Substances

Leo Old, Ensafe

This presentation will address strategies for exposure assessments, selection of most appropriate exposure limits, interpretation of sampling results, and case studies involving engineering controls.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

TOSHA Consultation Overview

Garrett Rea, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

Where can a small business owner go for safety and health assistance with no out of pocket costs? Every state and most territories offers a confidential consultation program separate form OSHA enforcement which helps identify hazards and improve workplace safety. This session hosted by TOSHA Consultative Services discusses the functions of OSHA’s onsite consultative program.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

TOSHA Update

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

Wendy Fisher, TOSHA Assistant Commissioner, 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.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 9:15am
 

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