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

Jamie Dabbs, 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

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

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

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

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

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

OSHA Injury & Recordkeeping Training (2-hr session)

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

Bill 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

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

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

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

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

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

REWARD & Next Step Program

Brian Holmes, 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.

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

TOSHA Update

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

Wendylee Fisher, Asst. Commissioner (TOSHA) and Steve Hawkins, C.O.O. of FDRsafety, LLC,  will provide information on recent state activities and the status of any upcoming or proposed changes in regulations.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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

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
 

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