2021 Workshops/Presentations

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OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course

Bryan Lane, The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services

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:
Wednesday at 9:30am
Thursday at 8:00am

New Attendees Session

Board Members, TN Safety & Health Conference

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:
Wednesday at 9:45am

Building and Maintaining a successful VPP Caliber Safety and Health Culture. Perspectives from two Volunteer STAR sites

Kelly Dorsey and Tonya Wells, Marathon Petroleum Company Asphalt Terminal and Firestone Industrial Products

Marathon Petroleum’s Nashville Asphalt Terminal and Firestone Industrial Products’ Dyersburg sites have developed and maintained VPP caliber safety and health systems. They are long-term VPP sites and will cover their experiences in their successful VPP journeys.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 10:30am

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What to Expect During a Biden’s OSHA

Steve Hawkins, FDRsafety, LLC

Historically speaking, changes occur at OSHA when a new president is elected.  OSHA standards don’t change generally but how they are enforced, how resources within the agency are directed, and the overall direction of the agency does. This presentation will focus on changes that federal OSHA is likely to take under President Biden’s administration and how employers and employees may be affected.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 10:30am

REWARD PROGRAM: Return Employees to Work and Reduce Disabilities

Abbie Hudgens and Brian Holmes, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

REWARD is a new initiative of the BWC to help employers develop return-to-work programs to achieve the best outcomes for work related injuries.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 10:30am

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Arc Flash Hazards in the Workplace

Tommy Northcott, Jacobs Technology Inc

Arc Flash is a very real hazard in the workplace.  Learn what some of the common errors that are made with respect to protecting our workers from this hazard.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 10:30am

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Engaged Safety

Garrison Wynn, Wynn Solutions

We hear the term “employee engagement” a lot these days. We also hear how recognition, goal alignment and a clear path to success can create it. But how can engagement produce a sustainable culture of safety as we strive for zero incidents? By leaders making their employees the “heroes” of safety.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 10:30am

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COVID-19 and the Workplace: When is a Positive Diagnosis Work-Related?

Michael T. Taylor, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

The presentation will discuss OSHA’s policy on recording and reporting requirements regarding COVID-19.  EHS Professionals will learn how to deal with these complicated issues when they are presented in the workplace.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 1:00pm

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Confined Space

Jimmy Lee, Emergency Response Services, Inc.

Overview of the requirements in the Confined Space Entry Regulations to include; Confined Space and Permit Spaces by definition, Employer Responsibilities, Permit Program and Roles of Participating Employees including Rescue Services.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 1:00pm

Violence and Safety: How to Secure your Workplace

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical, LLC

Participants will learn:

  • Risk Factors within your organization
  • How to preform your Security Vulnerability Assessment
  • The role leadership and staff play in your security plan
Offered on:
Wednesday at 1:00pm

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I have a stellar LOTO program, but OSHA could still cite me?

David Buckles, Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This seminar will cover LOTO violations found during TOSHA inspections where employers had an energy control program but did not meet some of the specific requirements contained in 1910.147.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 1:00pm

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Making Workplace Safety and Health a Personal and Organizational Value-Not Just a Priority: The Key to Culture-Driven Success

Bruce S. Wilkinson, Wilkinson Seminars and Presentations

Making safety a priority is important if priorities don’t change.  It’s time to share responsibility in making safety a personal and organizational value, because values aren’t supposed to change.  Here’s how…

Offered on:
Wednesday at 1:00pm

What’cha Gonna Do When OSHA Comes For You?

Donna Renee’ Robitaille, Sabel Steel

The presentation will….
1. Go over the guidelines on how to respond to an OSHA complaint or visit.
2. The importance to understand the purpose of a complaint/visit and the differences.
3. Assist or help establish a game plan on what to do.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

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IH Monitoring for the Safety Professional

Dr. Ron Read,

We will be discussing the basic principles of air monitoring and calibration techniques used today.  We will touch on why air monitoring is done and when is appropriate to do so.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

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

Scott Francis, Westex: A Milliken Brand

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 burn injuries. The NFPA 70E standard now addresses human performance to better counter human error which is applicable to all hazards.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

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The Importance of Navigating Thru NFPA 101

Kelly Proctor , DNV Healthcare

This presentation will help participants understand the importance of navigating thru NFPA 101 and other NFPA standards. Additionally, it will provide participants a better understanding of how to determine what other NFPA standards apply to healthcare and how to know what edition to follow.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

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Kaizen Ergonomics Simple Rapid and Continuous Improvement

Eric Kennedy & Rachel Parker, Willis Towers Watson

Learn a hands-on approach to ergonomics that creates capability within your organization and sustainable results. We will illustrate the importance, process and outcomes you can expect through real-world examples.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

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Redefining Safety Leadership & Accountability: Managing and Motivating Multigenerational Team members to Make Safety Personal

Bruce S. Wilkinson, Wilkinson Seminars and Presentations

Multigenerational teams are the new diversity and leaders are adapting to different ways of listening, motivating and educating everyone to be accountable for each other and to make safety personal.  Here’s how….

Offered on:
Thursday at 8:00am

5 Keys to a Successful Safety Culture

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety

You check all the safety compliance boxes but you still have meager results. This session will address what it takes to achieve all the benefits of a Successful Safety Culture. If you address these keys, your opportunity for success goes through the roof!

Offered on:
Thursday at 10:00am

Infectious Disease Update

Vicki Brinsko Maddox, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

With new diseases emerging constantly, it is more important than ever to stay up to date with the latest pandemics, emerging pathogens, infectious diseases, and the latest outbreaks.

Offered on:
Thursday at 10:00am

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The Power of Communication

Michael Palmer, Ensafe

Effective communication and recall of desired safe behaviors and practices is key to affecting change.  This presentation will provide the how and why effective communication skills can provide a blended learning approach necessary to reach your audience.

Offered on:
Thursday at 10:00am

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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:
Thursday at 10:00am

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OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Training

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

This session will teach attendees about the OSHA recordkeeping analysis to follow for every injury or illness scenario, including COVID-19 cases.  The session will address the most up-to-date recordkeeping Interpretation Letters, common mistakes by recordkeepers, and lots of practical examples.

Note: This is a 2-hour session.

Offered on:
Thursday at 10:00am

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Walking-Working Surfaces

Josh Hughes, Hughes Engineering, LLC

OSHA Changed Walking-Working Surfaces in 2016, have you and your organization made the updates? Learn about regulation changes and you can use the methods to protect yourself and others.

Offered on:
Thursday at 11:00am

TOSHA Response to COVID 19

Larry Hunt, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This presentation will outline Tennessee OSHA’s response to COVID-19 during the onset of the pandemic across the nation.

Offered on:
Thursday at 11:00am

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Machine Guarding

Phillip Lett, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development – TOSHA

This presentation will utilize photographs, diagrams, and print to help lead attendees through OSHA guarding standards.  During this time, we will also try to help attendees identify inadequate guarding on equipment, including some guarding involved in accidents and injuries of employees. The presentation will be limited in coverage to include OSHA standards that range from 29 CFR 1910.212 through 29 CFR 1910.219.

Offered on:
Thursday at 11:00am

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Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety

Safe 4 the Right Reasons: A safety message that motivates employees to practice safe behaviors because they WANT to, not because they HAVE to. By appealing to our Human Nature, “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” is personal, sustainable and proven with over a decade of success.

Offered on:
Thursday at 11:00am

Legal Aspects of Temp Labor

Wilson Nash, Brasfield & Gorrie

A discussion of certain legal issues associated with working with temporary labor providers in the construction industry, including compliance concerns, risk transfer problems, and possible joint-employer liability.

Offered on:
Thursday at 2:00pm

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When Should I Use a Respirator?

Mitchell Cothran, 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:
Thursday at 2:00pm

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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:
Thursday at 2:00pm

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Best Practices in Contractor Screening and Qualification Programs

Jeff Marksberry, Tennessee Valley Training Centers

Understand the Why, When and How’s of the contractor qualification/screening process. Understand the risk management benefits and the potential legal liabilities that may occur if a significant contractor qualification/screening and risk transfer process is not being utilized.

Offered on:
Thursday at 2:00pm

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GHS_HAZCOM

Kelly Parks, Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

  • Understand and apply GHS criteria to the workplace
  • Identify the employer’s responsibilities under the HCS, including training requirements
  • Identify components of a Hazard Communication program
  • Locate pertinent information about chemicals on labels, including other forms of hazard communication, to ensure “right to understanding” provisions of GHS
Offered on:
Thursday at 2:00pm

Workplace Fatalities Investigated by TOSHA

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

This presentation will consist of photos and discussion surrounding the 50+ workplace fatalities that were investigated by TN OSHA during calendar year 2020.

Offered on:
Thursday at 3:00pm

Safety and Health Programs: Positives and Pitfalls

Garrett Rea, Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This session hosted by TOSHA Consultative Services discusses what elements are in a successful Safety and Health program.   While OSHA has documented and revised the key elements of an effective Safety and Health program for over four decades, what do these elements look like when successfully implemented and functioning?  Additionally, this session will discuss what factors can undermine a successful Safety and Health program throughout its development and implementation.

Offered on:
Friday at 8:00am

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OSHA / TOSHA National & Local Emphasis Programs

David Thomas, Sherry Roland, Jeffrey Campbell, Tennessee OSHA

The session will cover an overview of the National and Local Emphasis programs.  National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) and Local Emphasis Programs (LEPs)are temporary programs that focus OSHA’s resources on particular hazards and high-hazard industries. Existing and potential new emphasis programs are evaluated using inspection data, injury and illness data, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports, peer-reviewed literature, analysis of inspection findings, and other available information sources.

Offered on:
Friday at 8:00am

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Emergency Response Teams

Michelle Ammerman, Animax Designs, Inc.

The benefit of an effective emergency response team can save lives. Establishment, training, goals, and a solid plan are all important parts of a prepared and effective ERT Team. An effective (ERT) team should be able to train, move, and encourage your employees. How do you select, train, and establish an ERT team that functions as a successful core part of your business?

Offered on:
Friday at 8:00am

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:
Friday at 9:15am
 

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