2019 Presentations/Workshops Offered

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

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