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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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