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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…PRESENTATIONS FROM THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE!

Presentations from the 2024 TN Safety and Health Conference can be found here.   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, TN Safety and Health Conference

First time attending 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

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

Fall Protection ANSI Update

Adam Neyhart, FallTech

Informative review of the latest ANSI changes, as defined in ANSI 359.14-2021, for Self Retracting Devices (SRDs). The goal is to gain an understanding of how the standard impacts fall protection programs.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Lockout/Tagout Be Proactive not Reactive

David Buckles, Tennessee OSHA

This seminar will explore some of the basic performance standards of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) and emphasize the crucial importance of compliance.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Benefits of an Effective Safety & Health Program from VPP Perspective

Stephen Harris, Kirby Building Systems

Overview of TN VPP best marking and best practices, including developing an effective safety and health program through informational exchanges through our monthly virtual call between the VPP sites.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Permit Required 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:
Monday at 10:30am

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They're People, Not Robots: Redefining Leadership for the Journey of Change

David Suson, Proliance Group LLC

This session emphasizes recognizing human qualities in leadership, advocating for a personalized approach, understanding fallibility, embracing change, and unlocking human potential to inspire effective leadership and engage all generations of employees.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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A.I. in Risk; Safety Management

Manoj Perumal (Jonah Lewis), Mojo AI

Both conversational and visual A.I. solutions are setting a new standard for safety in the world of Risk Management. From the conversational A.I. solutions for voice-to text form submissions for streamlined reports and analytics. Visual A.I. solutions are advancing the protocol for on-site safety.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Warehousing Hazards and Controls

Terry Hopkins, TN OSHA

This presentation takes a look at the new National Emphasis Program for Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations and will discuss some of the most frequently cited standards.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Beat the Heat

Anastasia Settle, Carlisle Medical

This is a one hour CEU designed to educate the attendee on the causes and effects of Heat Related Illnesses including preventions and interventions.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Language of Safety

Daniel Forero, Division One Safety, LLC

This presentation will delve into the critical issue of communication barriers in construction safety, focusing on strategies to effectively bridge the language gap and ensure comprehensive understanding and implementation of safety protocols among Spanish-speaking workers.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Alternative Methods for the Control of Hazardous Energy

Michael Taubitz, FDRsafety, Inc

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:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Hearing Conservation / Noise Controls

Ron Read , Read Consulting LLC

In this presentation, we will review the general requirements of the TOSHA Hearing Conservation Amendment to the Noise Regulation. These requirements will include who needs to have a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP), what are the training requirements and if engineering controls are necessary. A brief discussion of engineering controls will be discussed.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Trenching and Excavation

Steve Hawkins, FDRsafety, Inc

Entering an unprotected trench or excavation is one of the most hazardous exposures by construction and public utility workers. This session will review the OSHA requirements for trenching and excavation. Common soil testing methods, collapse protection methods, other hazard mitigation methods, and employee training requirements will be discussed.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Respiratory Protection

Tiffany Gibbs, Tennessee OSHA

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:
Monday at 3:00pm

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Basic Electrical

Micah Kahn, Tennessee OSHA

Basic Electrical will be a facilitation of discussion around common electrical issues with visual examples. The goal is to enhance your knowledge of electrical hazards in order to strengthen your safety audits.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

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The WHY of PHAs for Non-PSM Covered Facilities

Mike Palmer, ENSAFE

This presentation will provide PSM and non-PSM covered facilities alike with insights into how use of a PHA (i.e., risk assessment) can provide unparalleled risk-reduction benefits when combined with two of the more recently widely applied risk philosophies of SIF and LOPA.  Come learn the meaning and application of these valuable acronyms and how they can take your hazard identification and risk reduction practices to a new level.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

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Auditing Best Practices

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:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Crane Safety in Construction

Brian Hope, Inspection & Training Solutions of America, Inc.

Brian will be drawing from his experience serving various industries to help guide the participants on what is required to meet the various regulatory standards and Best Safety Practices learned.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Documenting Feasibility for Alternative Methods

Michael Taubitz, FDRsafety, Inc.

Documenting the infeasibility of LOTO is a necessary step for OSHA compliance when developing an Alternative Method where isolating and locking a primary energy source is not feasible. Participants will work in small teams to gain hands-on experiential learning, documenting the infeasibility of LOTO for setting up a machine.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Safety Begins with Mindset

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical,LLC

Participants will learn the important role mindset plays in safety. They will learn how to quickly identify a threat, as well as strategies to avoid or defeat that threat.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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OSHA Recordkeeping (2-hrs)

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

This interactive 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.  Audience participation is encouraged, so bring your recordkeeping scenarios and questions.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Solving the Discretionary Energy Crisis

Wylie Davidson, Legacy Safety Solutions

Built upon the foundation of the “Leaving a Safety Legacy” message, this one-hour presentation further explores the concept of Discretionary Energy and how you can release it, both on and off the job.

From becoming better communicators to having a clearer understanding of your role and how you impact others, this presentation delivers an effective message that attendees truly appreciate and benefit from.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Kicking Your RCA Investigation into Turbo Drive

Mike Palmer, Ensafe

Stop settling for accident investigations that don’t move the needle to a safer workplace. This presentation will provide you will two new concepts and some key techniques to kick your root cause analysis, accident investigations into turbo drive!

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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Starting a Continuous Improvement Engine in Your Facility - The CIRCLE Method.

Richard Flynt, National Safety Council

Is Deming’s PDCA cycle really a workable model in Safety? It sure is! Let me show you how to start a “Deming Engine” and put your facility on the path of continuous improvement.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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Verbal De-escalation: The Art of Persuasion

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical,LLC

Participants will learn to resolve conflict and de-escalate anger by directing conversations to desired outcomes rather than reacting to situations.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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NFPA 70E - Things We Should All Know

Tommy Northcott, Jacobs Technology Inc.

The NFPA 70E is the standard for electrical safety in the workplace and provides guidance on how workers can protect themselves from electrical hazards. Everyone has the potential for being exposed to electrical hazards and there are some key takeaways from the 70E that everyone should understand. This presentation will review some basic 70E requirements, some less basic requirements, and leave some room for Q&A from the audience to try to answer some burning electrical safety questions you might have.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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Construction Insurance Programs

Cary Williams, Alliant Insurance Services - Construction Service Group

A perspective from a Safety Professional. Understanding Controlled Insurance Programs (CIP), their benefits, and application for jobsite and company success.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Pedestrian / PIV Interactions - How to Assess Risk

Joe Fleetwood, ENSAFE, Inc.

Pedestrians and vehicles such as forklifts, vehicles, and other moving equipment are an integral part of the industrial environment; however, their interaction can cause serious injury, fatality, or property damage. Though their presence is common, pedestrian and vehicle interactions are often overlooked as a serious hazard potential in the workplace. Identifying and evaluating these interactions can help to understand a facility’s vehicle and pedestrian risks. Explore identifying, evaluating, and controlling these interactions to make a safer workplace.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Bloodborne Pathogens for Collateral Duty

Todd Reaves, TN OSHA

Overview of OSHA bloodborne pathogen requirements for collateral duty staff.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Hazard Communication

Eric Engle, TN OSHA

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

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Building LIFE - "Danger, What's your Perception?"

Tyler White, Turner Construction

Turner believes that all injuries are preventable. We promote that belief through our program, called Building LIFE (Living Injury Free Everyday). Today we will highlight some of the aspects of our BL Program and focus on “Danger, What’s your Perception?”

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Fire & Worker Safety

Christopher Schemel, University of Alabama UA SafeState

The presentation focuses on fire issues that can have a significant impact on worker injury over facility fire protection. Flammable dusts and other worker fire exposure hazards are explored.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Just How Important is Off Duty Safety

Gary Morris, Lookout Reporting

Encouraging employees to practice safety at home is a strategic approach to enhancing workplace safety. The benefits extend beyond a secure home environment, creating a ripple effect that positively influences the workplace. By fostering a safety mindset, promoting behavioral transfer, instilling personal accountability, boosting confidence, and improving communication, organizations can significantly increase employee participation in safety. As the line between personal and professional life blurs, integrating safety practices into daily routines becomes a powerful tool for building a culture of safety that benefits both individuals and the collective workforce.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Workplace Fatalities Investigated by TOSHA

Wendylee Fisher, Tennessee OSHA

This presentation will consist of photos and discussion surrounding the workplace fatalities that were investigated by TN OSHA during calendar year 2023.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 3:00pm

Your Safety Culture's Evolution: Own It

John Wells, Athens State University

This presentation will help EHS Managers in determining the maturity of their organization’s safety culture. Reviewing typical metrics, indicators, and cultural assessments, the audience will be challenged to evaluate the levels of responsibility, accountability, and proactive participation within their organization in achieving the 24/7 safety culture goal.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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Multi-Employer Construction Worksite Panel Discussion

Dave McGowin, Mike Vanhooser, Aaron Denton, (Various Organizations)

Dave McGowin of Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Mike Vanhooser of Bell Construction Co.,  and Aaron Denton of Tiny’s Construction make up a panel of experts speaking on construction safety at multi-employer worksites. Topics include contractor selection, safety training, inspections, and enforcement from the host employer, general contractor, and subcontractor perspective.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Transforming Workplace Well-being for a Prosperous Future

Jeffrey Smagacz, Risk Management Group, Inc.

This presentation emphasizes the critical role of ergonomic practices and mental health support in boosting employee well-being, productivity, and overall workplace efficiency.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Safety: The Crossroads of Physical and Psychological

Mark French, TSDA Consulting

We will explore the intersection between tangible safety measures and the realm of psychological well-being. By examining the interplay between physical infrastructure, organizational culture, and individual mental states, the presentation provides a holistic understanding of safety.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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TOSHA Update

Wendylee Fisher, Tennessee OSHA

Wendylee Fisher, Assistant Commissioner, 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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