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2022 Workshops/Presentations

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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

Off the Beaten Path of Machine Guarding

Phillip Lett, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

Examination of some off-beat guarding topics not normally included in machine guarding seminars or training sessions.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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The Language of Safety - Where’s the Rosetta Stone?

John Knopf, View Inc.

What does safety mean to you? I bet your definition of safety is different from other people in your company. Join us while we dive-in to what pulls us apart and what holds us together all in the name of  ‘safety’.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 10:00am

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OSHA Injury & Recordkeeping Training (2-hr session)

Neil H. Wasser, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Neil 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

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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

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

Hearing Conservation – An Overview

Ron Read, Read Consulting LLC

In this presentation we will review the general requirements of the TOSHA Hearing Conservation Amendment to the Noise Regulation.  These requirements will include who needs to have a Hearing Conservation Program (HCP), what are the training requirements and if engineering controls are necessary.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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Are Your Qualified Workers Truly NFPA 70E Qualified?

Matt Herrmann, Electrical Safety Specialists, LLC

This session will be used to help your team better understand the NFPA 70E’s requirements to qualify your employees.  We will accomplish this by detailing the different training types, timing requirements and documentation requirements.  We will also discuss how to satisfy OSHA’s mandates and regulations as they pertain to electrical safety.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 11:00am

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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

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

The Establishment and Importance of an Emergency Response Team (ERT)

Michelle Ammerman, Animax / City Neon

The benefit of an effective emergency response team can save lives. Establishment, training, goals, and a solid plan are all important parts of a prepared and effective ERT Team. An effective (ERT) team should be able to train, move, and encourage your employees as a core part of your business.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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TOSHA Inspection Overview

Wendylee Fisher & Steve Hawkins, TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Dev. - TOSHA FDRsafety, LLC

Have you ever wondered what it is like to have TOSHA show up at your door? TOSHA  Assistant Commissioner, Wendylee Fisher and former Assistant Commissioner, Steve Hawkins, (who is now a private consultant) will discuss the ins & outs of a routine safety and/or health inspection conducted by TOSHA.  They will explain what to expect during the inspection and then the employer’s rights/responsibilities after the inspection.  In addition, you will gain insight on how to maneuver through the inspection process with ease from both the government entity view, as well as, from a private consultant view.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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Industrial Hygiene Overview

Steve Tobias, Tennessee Department of Labor - TOSHA

Presentation will be a brief overview of Industrial Hygiene practices and work as it is related to OSHA Compliance.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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REWARD & Next Step Program

Brian Holmes & Suzy Douglas, 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.

Returning injured workers to work benefits employers as well as employees.  The REWARD Program provides resources for employers to improve or create a successful return to work program.

Offered on:
Tuesday at 2:00pm

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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
 

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