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10-Hour General Industry Safety and Health Course

Wilder Allen, Safety Management Corporation

Overview of OSHA’s General Industry Standards (1910) covering:  Intro to OSHA, walking working surfaces, route of exit, fire, hazard communication, lockout, electrical safety, machine guarding, hazardous materials, material handling and confined space. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an OSHA course completion card.

Offered on:
Sunday at 12:00pm
Monday at 10:30am
Tuesday at 8:00am

Preventing Workplace Violence: How Not to Be a Victim of an Active Shooter

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical

Participants will learn:
The Tactical Mindset: Living in Code Yellow; Applying the Tactical Mindset for a safer workplace; Assessing workplace security vulnerabilities; Deter, Detect, Deny; National Standard of Run, Hide, Fight, but with a “twist”; How to recognize the sound of gunfire (blank rounds) inside their facility; Practical skills to deal with an active killer inside their facility; and Dynamic skills by actually fighting an aggressor in a Red Man Suit.

Offered on:
Sunday at 12:30pm

New Attendees Session

TSHC 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:
Monday at 9:45am

Best Practices from VPP Sites I

David Blessman, Tennessee OSHA

Overview of two current VPP companies which will include John Farris from Pfizer and Kelly Dorsey from Marathon.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Courageous Culture Change Champions

Terry Gray, Terry Gray Enterprises, LLC

The Safety Man Movement C4 is a message that calls the culture changers to the next level. This message is to prepare those bold enough to make change on what is before them as culture change agents. Be ready to get inspired to be the safety hero people rely on and conquer the challenges ahead.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Lockout Tagout

Erik Ramsey, DENSO International America

This course is relevant to Safety Professionals responsible for LOTO program implementation. Referencing OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standard, we will discuss training, expectations & procedures applicable to the LOTO Authorized Person from a highly automated manufacturing point of view.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

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Combustible Dust Safety

Nate McGarrh,

This presentation is designed to give Safety Professionals the knowledge they need to navigate the laws and best practices to keep their companies in compliance and safe.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Confined Space

Jimmy Lee, Emergency Response Services

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

OSHA's Walking Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Final Rule

David Thomas & John Pietuszka, Tennessee OSHA

Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. This presentation will review the changes to the 1910 Subpart D Walking, Working Surfaces and Fall Protection final rule.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

What's New in Workers' Compensation?

Abbie Hudgens, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

This session will look at current issues including the “autonomous worker”, use of medical marijuana, employers who evade workers’ compensation law and telemedicine.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Chemical Process Safety: Best Practices and Regulatory Challenges

Leo Old, EnSafe

Operating a chemical process or storing relatively large quantities of hazardous materials can pose significant health and safety risks. This presentation addresses some common process safety challenges and best practices for mitigating those risks.

 

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Best Practices from VPP Sites II

David Blessman, Tennessee OSHA

Overview of two current VPP companies which will include Jay Caldwell from Marvin Windows of Tennessee and Tonya Wells from Firestone.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Return to Work Program

Brian Holmes, TN Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

This program explores the Next Step Program. Come learn how the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation helps injured workers who are unable to return to their pre-injury employment start new careers.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Keys to Compliance: OSHA's Crystalline Silica Standards

Joe Hoffman, EnSafe

A discussion of the Keys to Compliance with , and differences of, the General Industry and Construction Crystalline Silica Standards. A “Keys to Compliance Blueprint” will be provided.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Facility Emergency Preparedness

Jimmy Lee, Emergency Response Services

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

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

Location Severity Scorecard

Belinda Hall, Delta Air Lines

A new Innovative way to measure safety and obtain the results you have always wanted.

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

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Workplace Violence

Ken Alexandrow, AGAPE Tactical, LLC

Participants will learn:

The Importance of training personnel on responding to workplace violence – Categories of active shooters -Risk factors within your organization – How to implement the Deter, Detect, Deny philosophy

Offered on:
Monday at 1:00pm

An Old Problem for New Workers

Edward Taylor, The University of Knoxville - Haslam College of Business

Workers’ Compensation administrative claim data has great value for injury surveillance and prevention. Examples include patterns of new employee injuries and the severity of motor vehicle accidents.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

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Safety Training in the 21st Century: How e-learning is Taking Safety Training to New Levels

Colton McKinney, Compliance Management, LLC

In this session you’ll get an understanding of the benefits of e-learning for safety training and compliance tracking through examples of companies who have successfully made the transition to e-learning.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

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Excavation Awareness

James "Jimbo" Paxton, Sunbelt Rentals

One hour of excavation awareness which will consist of 32 years of first-hand knowledge
of design, manufacture, service, selling and renting of shoring and shielding equipment
and frequent visits and inspections of trenching and excavation job sites to diagnose 29 CFR Sub part P compliance. Speaker has worked as a pipe laborer in the trenches overseeing the practical application of 1926.651 Specific Excavation Requirements and 1926.652 Requirements for Protective Systems, so participants will have receive first-hand knowledge of the equipment and sub part P standard.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

HOPS (Pre-Accident Investigation)

Martin B. Currie, Eastern Alliance Insurance

· Safety is not the absence of loss
· Accidents are the result of an organization’s inability to respond, monitor, understand, and anticipate failure.
· Sustainable safety improvement is made by fixing our systems and processes, not fixing our people

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

BBP & Exposure Control Plans

David Daniel , The Centurion Group, LLC

A review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, standard interpretations, and a discussion on how to ensure your exposure control plan and training program is effective.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Using Gamification Techniques to Improve Safety Awareness and Change Safety Culture

Karen Czor, EnTrans International

Games entertain and engage us. Americans spend over $29 billion each year on video games. EnTrans built a thriving safety culture by applying game-inspired elements that drive employee engagement.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Common Arc Flash Myths: Fact or Fiction

Thomas Northcott, Jacobs

There are many “common understandings” about Arc Flash. Do you know which ones are fact and which ones are fiction? The presentation will explain the Arc Flash phenomenon and present many of the common Arc Flash understandings and explain why they are fact or fiction.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

The Mindset of Safety

David O'Boyle, Service Master

This session will focus on safety culture and what drives the behavior of employees in today’s work culture. However, few organizations actually understand the critical importance of the employees’ mindset.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

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TOSHA Special Emphasis Program

Tabitha Thompson, John Pietuszka and David Thomas, Tennessee OSHA

An explanation and review of the major prevention efforts TOSHA is currently focusing on in the areas of amputation, carbon monoxide, falls, food flavoring containing Diacetyl, hexavalent chromium, lead, noise, microwave processing, dental offices, recordkeeping, combustible dust, and trenching and excavation.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Safety Partnership with Staffing Agencies

Brenda Coleman, Manpower

In this presentation we will communicate ways to implement or improve your partnership with your staffing agency as it relates to safety. We will discuss the challenges and talk through what a working partnership looks like for your company and your staffing partner.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

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Arc Flash, OSHA and NFPA 70E: Get Protected

Doug Tellin, Electrical Safety Specialists, LLC

With the unacceptable death and injury rates caused by electrical hazards, OSHA compliance officers and safety professionals are taking another look at what can be done to protect workers and revers years of complacency.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

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The Basics of Fall Arrest Systems

Matt Smith, Brasfield & Gorrie

Introduction to OSHA Requirements of Fall Arrest Systems and a focus on safely performing elevated work. Topics will include: Selection, Limitations, Inspections, and Fall Rescue.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

Get a Check-up on Your Training Techniques

Greg Heck, Volunteer State Community College

Does your training provide the desired results? Do you continuously evaluate your training using evidence based methods? Join us for a check-up to review methods that can help you improve your training outcomes.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

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Too Big, Too Fast, Too Often: Addressing Ergonomic Challenges in an Incentive Based Environment at La-Z-Boy

Dennis Poland, La-Z-Boy, Inc.

This presentation outlines La-Z-Boy’s unique challenges in reducing ergonomic exposure and injury. The session will reveal specific details La-Z-Boy has relied upon to realize significant ergonomic injury reduction in manufacturing.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 8:00am

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Recordkeeping

Bill Principe, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

In two one-hour sessions, attendees will be taught the OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping analysis, including The Big Circle concept for determining work-relatedness, common mistakes made by record keepers, the nuts and bolts of completing recordkeeping forms, and the most up-to-date recordkeeping interpretations from OSHA. These sessions are intended to be interactive to encourage discussion of your real, everyday fact scenarios.

 

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Blockbuster Communications

Rebecca Bratton, Courageously Leading

Safety training sucks. At least it did before you attended this seminar! You’ll learn fast tips to stop boring your audience, free tools for engaging peeps with interesting media and communication methods that deliver sizzle and steak.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety

The conventional approach to safety is rules, regulations, policies, procedures and discipline. Safe 4 the Right Reasons delivers a POSITIVE safety message that is personal to each employee and motivates them to adopt safe behaviors and watch out for one another.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

Case Study: How One of America’s Safest Companies Approaches Safety

Joseph Wheatley, EnPro Learning System

Discover how EnPro Industries became one of America’s Safest Companies, as recognized by EHS Today 3 times, through its’ positive workplace safety culture and injury.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Machine Guarding

Shawn Bryant, DENSO International America

This course will focus on machine guarding from a highly automated manufacturing facility. We will review OSHA machine guarding standards along with the current trends in machine guarding technology and standards.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

What the Safety Professional Needs to Know about Respiratory Protection

Ron Read, Read Consulting

Respirators are used and misused in almost every workplace. We will discuss the basics of the federal respiratory protection standard and common mistakes made by industry.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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Building Exiting for Fire Safety

Larry Barlow, TSIG Division of Greeley

This presentation will cover elements of egress that apply to all occupancies. Door locking permissions, clear paths of egress, level of exit discharges, travel distances, marking of exits, egress lighting and approved exits. Also discussed will be the relationship between fire protections systems and their influence on exiting permissions/requirements.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

The Things I See

Bryan Lane, University of Tennessee

Bryan Lane shares pictures, stories and insights of some of the more interesting things he has seen in his audits around the state.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Industrial/Construction Grade Extension Cord Technology

Davis Ratcliff and Rick Gilliland, Solid Ground Cords, LLC

Extension Cords are used throughout the industrial/construction industry. The technology associated with extension cords is often misunderstood and overlooked. Cord components will be analyzed in order to appreciate this fundamental tool. Innovations in cord safety and cord durability will also be examined.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Mitigating SIF Potential with HOP Management Tools

John Barlew, WestRock Company

An unsettling trend continues to occur across industry – while total recordable injuries are decreasing, serious and fatal injuries remain flat. This session will explore HOP best practices to mitigate SIF’s.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Small Companies Can Make a Big Difference

Michelle Ammerman, Animax Designs Inc

Small Companies can affect big change in their communities by teaching their team members to take ownership in their company, their work, the environment, and the people around them!

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Safety, It's a Wonderful Life

Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety

This session celebrates those responsible for the safety of others and reminds them of the profound effect they have on people’s lives. In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, George Bailey gets the opportunity to see the difference he made in the lives of the people in Bedford Falls. That is a great correlation to those that are responsible for the safety of others – they never get to see the accidents and injuries they prevented.

This session is filled with many takeaway ideas that can be implemented immediately- and, most importantly- delivers the required PASSION every Safety Professional needs to make a difference.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

Exposure Assessment Basics

Cole Ledbetter, CTEH

This presentation is based on delivering the basics of qualitative and quantitative exposure assessment to safety personnel, personnel who have acquired industrial hygiene as a secondary duty, as well as those needing a refresher.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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Building a Sustainable Program to Reduce Injuries

Joel Copeland and Patricia Biter, KMI Learning dba Powerlift Training

This presentation will put forward a number of proven strategies for implementing and sustaining an injury prevention training program. The perspectives of a third party trainer as well as a corporate safety manager will be presented.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Laying the Foundation for Effective Chemical Management

Matt Adams, SiteHawk

Chemical management is challenging; it requires coordination between multiple stakeholders including product stewardship, industrial hygiene, environmental and safety teams. Establishing an efficient and scalable chemical program is critical to maintain visibility of on-site inventory at any given time. Establishing visibility allows industry professionals to begin by mitigating the largest chemical-related risks in their businesses and enables a continuous improvement approach going forward. Join Matt Adams as he explores the foundational steps to ensure chemical visibility and allow companies to create a proactive, forward-thinking approach to chemical management that has ripple effects across the business.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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It's Just a Warehouse

Jonathan Briley, Lesley Morrison and John Farris, Pfizer Inc.

“It’s Just a Warehouse” is a misconception that leads to complacency thereby increasing the number and severity of injuries and costs. Learn to recognize risks and address them by employing effective communications, employee engagement and leadership guidance.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Job Demands Analysis, Application In Injury Cost Mitigation and Injury Prevention

Daniel Headrick, STAR Physical Therapy

This presentation will educate the attendee in the compliance and monetary value of Job Demands Analysis in the pre-claim cases and post-claim cases, EEOC and ADA guidelines for return to work and selection processes will be reviewed as well as Job Demand Analysis examples and methods for completing Job Demands Analysis. Evidence based return to work, stay at work, and pre-employment testing programs will also be highlighted and the role Job Demands Analysis play in each program.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Corporate Wellness Programs - Yes, they really ARE part of your safety program.

Jennie Morehead, HealthWorks Medical, LLC

Corporate Wellness Programs are not a passing fancy, they are a world wide trend that have many concrete ways to save a company  of any size or industry type significant hard dollars. Come hear from a 30 year safety veteran in heavy industrial construction why wellness programs are vital to you EHS program success. It will be a fun and very informative session!

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

Why Sample? IH Made Easy

Mike Palmer, EnSafe

Should only an industrial hygienist understand the who, what , and WHY to air and noise sampling, of course not! This session will provide a fundamental and simple plan to industrial hygiene sampling.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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How to Make Your Workplace Weather Ready

Krissy Hurley, National Weather Service Nashville

National Weather Service Meteorologist will present on the best ways to prepare for weather emergencies including how to become “Weather Ready” to keep your workplace safe.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

TOSHA Update

Steve Hawkins, Deputy Commissioner, TN Dept. Labor & Workforce Dev.,

Steve Hawkins, will lead a panel of TOSHA Managers who will provide information on recent activities and the status of forthcoming changes in the regulations, standards and procedures.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 3:00pm

Building Fall Protection Systems

Josh Hughes, Hughes Engineering, LLC

We will discuss the updated Walking Working Surfaces Regulations for fall protection including the impacts to individuals and building owners/managers. The class will cover general fall protection for building maintenance.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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Creating Meaning in Safety Training

Mark French, TSD Amalgamated

As safety trainers, we have many limitation on educating employees. New research suggests that there are ways we can make the most of the time we spend in lecture training.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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Effects of Marijuana Legalization on Drug Testing

Kelsey Unland, Insurance Group of America

Marijuana laws are changing at a rapid pace across all 50 states. This presentation covers not only the importance of developing a drug free workplace, but how to implement it effectively in the current legal environment.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

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TOSHA Consultation Overview

Garrett Rea, Tennessee OSHA

Where can a small business owner go for safety and health assistance with no out of pocket costs? Every state and most territories offers a confidential consultation program separate form OSHA enforcement which helps identify hazards and improve workplace safety. This session hosted by TOSHA Consultative Services discusses the functions of OSHA’s onsite consultative program.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 8:00am

TOSHA Fatalities

Steve Hawkins, Deputy Commissioner, TN Dept. Labor & Workforce Dev.,

This presentation will focus on the root cause of workplace fatalities investigated by TOSHA during 2018. A review of citations issued will also be presented.

Offered on:
Wednesday at 9:15am
 

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