2020 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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Respirable Crystalline Silica

Greg Boothe, EHS Services, LLC/Columbia Southern University

OSHA published a new respirable crystalline silica standard effective 2016. This presentation will look at where we are today in evaluating and controlling exposures with the new standard.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

Best Practices from VPP Sites

Dave Blessman, TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This workshop features presentations from two current Volunteer STAR sites, outlining best safety and health practices at their sites.

Offered on:
Monday at 10:30am

When Should I Use a Respirator?

Mitchell Cothran, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - TOSHA

This presentation will detail when an employer is required to furnish a respirator, why respirators are not always the answer, and why they can create other hazards.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

Is 911 your Industries Rescue Team?

Dustin Housewright, Eastman Chemical Company - Fire Dept.

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:
Monday at 3:00pm

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NFPA 652 - Combustible Dust Hazards and PPE: Adopt NFPA Standard and PPE Best Practices to Reduce Risk and Improve Safety Culture

Scott Francis, Westex by Milliken

Learn the latest NFPA standard and PPE best practices to reduce burn injury risk and improve safety culture. NFPA 652 – 2019 clarifies PPE selection criteria for mitigating dust flash fire burn injuries. The NFPA 70E standard now addresses human performance in the risk assessment procedure to better counter human error which is applicable to all hazards.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

What'cha Gonna Do When OSHA Comes For You?

Donna Renee Robitaille, Sabel Steel

The presentation will present…
1. how to respond to an OSHA complaint or visit;
2. the importance to understand the purpose; and
3. how to have a game plan.

Offered on:
Monday at 3:00pm

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