2021 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!

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Choose links to sort by day.

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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 1:00pm

Excavation and Trenching

Matt Smith, Brasfield & Gorrie

Introduction into OSHA Requirements for Excavation and Trenching Operations. Topics will include: Protective Systems, Sloping Requirements, Soil Mechanics, Competent Person and Utility Strike Defenses.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 1:00pm

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

Emergency Action Plans

Jimmy Lee, Emergency Response Services, Inc.

A look into OSHA’s expectations of Emergency Preparedness for the Private Sector.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

Respirable Crystalline Silica

Greg Boothe, EHS Services, LLC/Columbia Southern University

OSHA published a respirable crystalline silica standard in 2016. This presentation will review the standard and provide some insights into the current state of IH sampling.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 3:00pm

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 3:00pm

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

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 10:00am

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

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

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

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:
Thursday at 11:00am

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 11:00am

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

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

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, TN OSHA

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

Is 911 your Industries Rescue Team?

Dustin Housewright, Eastman Chemical Company

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:
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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