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2022 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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New Attendee Session

Taryn Thomas and David Johnson, TN Safety and Health Conference 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

Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety

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

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Reframe Your Risk: How conversations provide the highest impact metrics of your leaders, culture and risk

Barry Nelson, TDIndustries

Lively discussion on TDIndustries engagement journey and the disruption of the daily safety huddle. This journey resulted in a more robust and resilient daily planning activity and extreme growth in measurable safety engagement, with focuses on:

1. Impactful and effective opportunities to better engage the C-Suite

2. Measurable cultural alignment

3. Stronger leaders

This session will challenge you to identify ways to improve your own safety programs and ensure you are focused on the right KPIs to measure success. If you want to help your team produce daily planning sessions that you would be proud enough to share with the CEO, then this is the session for you!

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Permit to Work Systems and the Evolution to Control of Work

Scott Gaddis, Intelex Technologies

This session will explore understanding of PTW & COW programs and the process for defining work activity, risks, and required controls. We will discuss developing a good permit process, how to centralize permitting for review and permit authorization and evolving from PTW to COW.  

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Can I Say That At Work?

Tim Gard, Tim Gard International

Almost everyone will agree that humor can have a positive impact at work.   In this laughter-filled program designed for business owners or employees at any level, you’ll discover how humor can help you better deal with the challenges of an ever-changing workplace. Attendees will also explore the difference between hearing and listening and why “being totally present” can help avoid conflict and improve safety awareness.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Crane Rigging and Signaling in Your Workplace

Tony Powell, Fortier Loss Controls

Provides information to leaders on the need for trained riggers and signal persons in the workplace. Techniques for evaluating angle forces will be included.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

10-Hour 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 10:30am
Tuesday at 8:00am

The Violence Epidemic: Awareness & Response to Active Shooter Threats

Brink Fidler, Defend Systems

While workplace violence continues to escalate, forward thinking administrators and risk managers are looking at safeguards that can be taken to protect their employees. This workshop will explore ways to make existing facilities safer, safety design improvements, emergency preparedness, critical response, lessons learned from
tragedy, pre-attack indicators, actions that increase survivability, and more.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Respiratory Protection

Eric Engle, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

Requirements of the respiratory protection standard.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

OSHA 1910 Subpart D Walking Working Surfaces

Brian Dolin, Fortier Loss Controls

Overview of Walking Working Surfaces under the OSHA 1910 subpart D standard. The class will review the standards from 1910.21 to 1910.30.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Lockout/Tagout : Be Proactive not Reactive

David Buckles, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

This seminar will cover LOTO performance requirements and why compliance is so critical to ensure employees are protected from injuries while performing maintenance/servicing activities on machines and equipment.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Confined Spaces

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 1:00pm

Workplace Violence: Training for Tomorrow

Dr. Steve Webb, Safe Secure Systems

Join VPPPA Leader Magazine Author of the article “Are You Ready” and Board Certified Workplace Violence and Threat Assessment Specialist Dr. Steve Webb as he highlights research from recent workplace violence incidents and how his “Learner Mindset” can keep yourself and others S.A.F.E. in a world full of threats. 

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Workplace Fatalities Investigated by TOSHA

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

This presentation will consist of photos and discussion surrounding the workplace fatalities that were investigated by TN OSHA during calendar year 2021.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

From Good to Great-How Safety Can Be Transformed with Technology

Scott Gaddis, Intelex Technologies

This session will cover technology solutions and how data can be used to improve loss control. Topics covered will be new technologies, using data for prescriptive analysis, core safety applications that build a better SMS, and improving training and communication.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

The Language of Safety - Where’s the Rosetta Stone?

John Knopf , View Inc.

What does safety mean to you? I bet your definition of safety is different from other people in your company. Join us while we dive-in to what pulls us apart and what holds us together all in the name of  ‘safety’.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Tennessee Weather Disasters and How You Can Prepare for the Next One

Krissy Hurley, NWS Nashville, TN

Get your weather questions ready! Learn about weather disasters across Tennessee and the best ways to keep you and your family smart and safe before the next weather event strikes.  

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Off the Beaten Path of Machine Guarding

Phillip Lett, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

Examination of some off-beat guarding topics not normally included in machine guarding seminars or training sessions.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

OSHA Injury & Recordkeeping Training (2-hr session)

Neil H. Wasser, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Neil will teach you the OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping analysis, explaining what OSHA means by work-related, significant aggravation, and restricted work activity, covering the important OSHA interpretations, and addressing the recordkeeping analysis for COVID-19 cases.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Leaving a Safety Legacy

Wylie Davidson, Legacy Safety Solutions

​Leaving a Safety Legacy is a refreshing look at a presentation designed for attendees to put a stronger value on what matters most; their own personal safety as well as the people around them, both on the job and at home.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

The Basics of Navigating the Life Safety Code and DNV’s Top Findings

Kelly Proctor CHFM, CHSP, CHOP, 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:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Why Professional Translation is a Critical Part of Safety

Diana Sanchez-Vega, Sanchez-Vega Communications, LLC

This presentation will address compliance risks and threats to health/safety resulting from workplace communication with limited English proficient workers provided by ‘makeshift’ interpreters and machine-only translations, and how to address these matters.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Are Your Qualified Workers Truly NFPA 70E Qualified?

Matt Herman, Electrical Safety Specialists, LLC

This session will be used to help your team better understand the NFPA 70E’s requirements to qualify your employees.  We will accomplish this by detailing the different training types, timing requirements and documentation requirements.  We will also discuss how to satisfy OSHA’s mandates and regulations as they pertain to electrical safety.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

TOSHA Inspection Overview

Wendylee Fisher & Steve Hawkins, TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Dev. - TOSHA FDRsafety, LLC

Have you ever wondered what it is like to have TOSHA show up at your door? TOSHA  Assistant Commissioner, Wendylee Fisher and former Assistant Commissioner, Steve Hawkins, (who is now a private consultant) will discuss the ins & outs of a routine safety and/or health inspection conducted by TOSHA.  They will explain what to expect during the inspection and then the employer’s rights/responsibilities after the inspection.  In addition, you will gain insight on how to maneuver through the inspection process with ease from both the government entity view, as well as, from a private consultant view.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

The Impact of Heat Stress on the Workplace

Michael Callihan, The University of Alabama

This presentation will highlight the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and emergency treatment of heat stress. 

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

REWARD & Next Step Program

Brian Holmes & Suzy Douglas, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Discuss post work injury best practices to reduce workers’ compensation costs to employers and employees by returning injured workers back to work.

Returning injured workers to work benefits employers as well as employees.  The REWARD Program provides resources for employers to improve or create a successful return to work program.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Industrial Hygiene Overview

Steve Tobias, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

Presentation will be a brief overview of Industrial Hygiene practices and work as it is related to OSHA Compliance.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

The Establishment and Importance of an Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Michelle Ammerman, Animax / City Neon

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 as a core part of your business.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Top 10 Most Cited

Mitchell Cothran, TOSHA – Department of Labor & Workforce Development

What violations are inspectors finding, and how can I prevent those hazards where I work?  Well, let me show you the top 10 violations.  

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Infectious Disease in the Workplace

Michael Callihan, The University of Alabama

​This presentation will highlight the history of respiratory infectious disease, risk factors for the spread of infectious disease, and mitigation techniques for limiting the exposure to infectious disease.

 

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Basic Fire Hazards and Protections

Jere Wright, The Marvin Companies

We will discuss the basics of fire safety, prevention, plans and basic fire protection methods for your home.

 

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

Written Programs and Training Requirements

Terry Hopkins, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

This presentation takes a look at written program and training requirements for frequently cited OSHA and TOSHA standards related to programs and training, and discusses the elements of quality programs.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

TOSHA Update

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

Wendylee Fisher, Asst. Commissioner (TOSHA)  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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