Collaboration Sessions

Let your safety knowledge shine in a Key Issue Collaboration Session.

S523 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Global OSH


June 4, 10:45am - 11:45am

Sponsored by the International Practice Specialty


Description

In this session International delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced, identify strategies, and explore collaboration opportunities in health and safety.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Edwin Yap | ESIS Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Vice President

Mohamed Khalaf | Giza Systems, Corporate HSE Leader

S524 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Health Risks for Utility Workers


June 4, 10:45am - 11:45am

Sponsored by the Utilities Practice Specialty


Description

Utility Workers are exposed to unusual health risks due to the nature of their work. While most organizations have excelled at injury prevention, the assessment and control of health risks is less robust. Participants will discuss priority health risks for utility workers and will share best practices.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Jessica L. Richardson | Slippery Rock University, Instructor

Connie L. Muncy | AES Corporation, Senior Health and Safety Administrator

S548 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Reviewing and Negotiating a Consulting Agreement


June 4, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Your prospective client has sent you their boilerplate contract to review and sign. Do you know what to look for? Good contracts protect both the client and the consultant; but too often, boilerplate contracts are very one-sided or they may have been written with a different type of work in mind. As consultants, we need to learn a few key legal concepts and become comfortable negotiating agreements that protect ourselves and our businesses. In this session participants will review and discuss: essential elements that should be included in every consulting agreement; conditions that should be warning flags; and how to propose and negotiate changes that can help protect us should something go wrong.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Barbara Jo Ruble | Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc., President

Gregory G. Zigulis | Sixth Sense Safety Solutions, President

S549 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: What Does Your Risk Register Look Like?


June 4, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Participants will be challenged to identify how they choose the risks they feel are important with customers or internally. How they not only identify, but collect, prioritize, analyze, treat and track these risks through an acceptable level of control, and what instruments/methods they use to document these efforts.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

John F. Stevens | The Go-Ahead Group, Group Health & Safety Advisor (Bus)

Robert S. McEldowney | Applied Safety Management, Safety Consultant

S573 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Lack of Knowledge vs. Performance Improvement


June 4, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Sponsored by Avetta and the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

Is the need "safety training" (lack of knowledge) or "performance improvement" (lack of mindfulness), trainers may think the solution is more training when that isn’t the problem. Join your peers and share your ideas on how to differentiate between these two needs.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Isabel Perry | 21st Century Safety, CEO/President

Michael T. Coleman | Tyson Foods, Complex Safety Manager

S598 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: How (in the heck) Do I Add Environmental to My Safety Role?


June 4, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Transitioning from a full time safety resource to assuming responsibilities for environmental compliance is dependent upon your ability to quickly acquire, organize and act upon information applicable to your organization. This session will discuss information that will give you the confidence to manage your environmental program.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Jessica M. Jannaman | DURA, Senior Manager - EHS, North America

Herbert L.G. Bell | Invictus Enviro Safety Solutions, Inc., President / CEO

S599 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Mitigating "Head-Scratching" Slips, Trips and Falls - Shared Practices in Prevention


June 4, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Healthcare and Public Sector Practice Specialties


Description

Slips, trips and falls (STFs) can be the kryptonite to success in preventing injuries and illnesses. In 2013, STFs accounted for nearly 230,000 days away from work cases and 724 fatalities in the workplace. On the other hand, in 2014, more than 31,000 unintentional deaths occurred in homes and communities in the U.S. alone – the third leading cause. Join us in discussing the troubles in preventing STFs, as well as best practice strategies to prevent accidents you may have thought were otherwise unpreventable. Share your experience in developing policies or regulations, creating STF education and awareness, analyzing STF incidents, and preventing future occurrences.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Brandon J. Hody | Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), Safety & Occupational Health Professional

Philip Langdon Dement | UL Workplace Health & Safety, EHS Advisor

S619 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Vehicle Telematics - Effective Use / Key Challenges


June 5, 10:30am - 11:45am

Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

Use of telematics is growing - it does not replace the motor vehicle safety process, but is a tool that helps with knowledge about on-road performance. Join our discussion on vehicle telematics key topics: effectiveness in fleet safety and vehicle management, primary uses – coaching/incident analysis/training, and challenges with selection/implementation/data management/management support.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Brian S. Hammer | Consultant, Senior

Carl W. Heinlein | American Contractors Insurance Group, Senior Safety Consultant

S620 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Emergency Planning and Preparedness


June 5, 10:30am - 11:45am

Sponsored by the Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources Practice Specialty


Description

In light of recent natural disasters and their extreme impact on areas of our country where the oil & gas industry operates, it is pertinent that we discuss the industries' levels of planning and preparedness for these emergencies. As hurricane Harvey approached Texas, the oil & gas industry utilized lessons learned from previous natural disasters to secure infrastructure and work to minimize impacts from the storm. However, due to the historic devastation of Harvey, the exact impact of the storm was greater than could be anticipated. What if a hurricane was approaching San Antonio today? Would we be ready? Join your colleagues and experts to draw up an emergency preparedness program for Safety 2018 in San Antonio!

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Kristy Bellows | Bellows Health & Safety Consulting,

Travis M. Warden | Exterran Corporation, Director, HSSE Management Systems & Processes

S648 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Employer Best Practices for Suicide Prevention in the Workplace


June 5, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Sponsored by the Military Branch of the Public Sector Practice Specialty


Description

Suicide remains an important public health problem that may impact any workplace. Suicidal behaviors have warning signs and risks of post-dramatic stress disorder, depression and alcohol abuse. Suicide continues to increase in the military and public sector. Attendees will share suicide prevention approaches you can share with other OSH professionals.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Lori A. Schroth | Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), Senior Safety and Environmental Professional

Shawn T. Lewis | S&J Lewis Consulting Solutions, Safety and Occupational Health Manager

S649 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Whistleblower Protection for EHS Professionals


June 5, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group


Description

Have you ever been or are concerned about being in a situation where someone has been asked to turn a blind eye to noncompliance or conceal unsafe or unhealthful situations while performing your duties? In this collaboration session, you'll discuss the challenges you've witnessed and try to come up with solutions.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Adele L. Abrams | Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C., President

Margaret M. Smith | Auburn University, Safety Manager Facilities Division

S674 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Managing Safety During Economic Downturns


June 5, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) Common Interest Group


Description

The literature suggests that businesses and sectors may experience economic downturns. As a result, environmental safety and health programs and initiatives may be affected. This session will promote dialog and conversation about challenges and opportunities for businesses and safety professionals during economic downturns. Join us for the discussion and share your experiences and best practices while coming up with ways to manage safety during economic downturns.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Kevin J. Slates | Indiana University, Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel E. Osadiaye | Talon Global Services, Safety Trainer

S722 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: A New Look at Key Competencies for Safety Leadership


June 6, 7:45am - 9:00am

Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

Safety professionals, line management and executives have common goals – assessing risk, enhancing human performance, and managing change. It’s not just about low incident rates and enforcing rules. Whether you have direct authority or are influencing without authority, what strategies have been working well? What needs to be better?

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Joe Tavenner | King's Hawaiian, Director EHS & S

Anita Muller | Compass Group, National Safety Director

S723 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Sit vs. Stand: Ergonomics Research and Guidelines


June 6, 7:45am - 9:00am

Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

The latest research and ergonomics guidelines pertaining to sitting and standing will be discussed. Sit-stand workstations have been introduced by many organizations as a way to reduce musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, several large population studies found a correlation with prolonged sitting and an increased risk of death. As an OSH professional, you should understand the basics of sit-stand workstations including what the research says, is there a business case for sit-stand workstations, whether everyone needs a sit-stand workstation, and what are the guidelines I can provide my employees.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Jessica K. Ellison | BSI EHS Services and Solutions, Principal Consultant

Andrew C. Ackerson | Chubb, Risk Specialist

S745 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Effective Use of Prevention through Design (PtD) for Mitigating Safety Hazards


June 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sponsored by the Engineering Practice Specialty


Description

As a safety professional, have you spent time and resources retrofitting equipment or work processes after implementation? PtD is a proven method, when applied correctly it will reduce risks of new hazards, reduce/eliminate injuries, and ultimately improve the workplace. Participants will share best practices and learn how others are implementing PtD.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Scott Baranowski | OMNOVA Solutions Inc., SHE&S Manager

Daren C. Williams | Virginia Department of Transportation, Movable Bridge Manager

S746 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: The Changing Face of the Safety Profession


June 6, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sponsored by the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group


Description

The safety profession has changed dramatically since many ASSE members began working. Now, new safety professionals are more likely to graduate with a degree with no experience, and work on their own without mentors to guide their professional development. How can the safety profession encourage young professionals to grow, and what resources are already available? Similarly, how can we capture the knowledge of the experts and professionals that are leaving the field? This group discussion will look at different options together.

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Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Emily M. Becker | LMI Aerospace, EHS Engineer

Anupama D. Mehrotra | New Belgium Brewing Company, Environmental Health and Safety Generalist

S774 | Key Issue Collaboration Session: Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals


June 6, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty


Description

Join Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Practice Specialty members in discussing the fundamental concepts of vapor intrusion, safety concerns, health hazards, how vapor intrusion can impact the indoor environment, and best practices for mitigation opportunities.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Nadine M. Ellison Marion | Harris Corporation, EHS Manager

Ann E. Schubert | URS, ESH Manager

Monday, June 4

S523 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Global OSH
S524 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Health Risks for Utility Workers
S548 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Reviewing and Negotiating a Consulting Agreement
S549 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: What Does Your Risk Register Look Like?
S573 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Lack of Knowledge vs. Performance Improvement
S598 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: How (in the heck) Do I Add Environmental to My Safety Role?
S599 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Mitigating "Head-Scratching" Slips, Trips and Falls - Shared Practices in Prevention

Tuesday, June 5

S619 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Vehicle Telematics - Effective Use / Key Challenges
S620 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Emergency Planning and Preparedness
S648 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Employer Best Practices for Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
S649 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Whistleblower Protection for EHS Professionals
S674 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Managing Safety During Economic Downturns

Wednesday, June 6

S722 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: A New Look at Key Competencies for Safety Leadership
S723 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Sit vs. Stand: Ergonomics Research and Guidelines
S745 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Effective Use of Prevention through Design (PtD) for Mitigating Safety Hazards
S746 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: The Changing Face of the Safety Profession
S774 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Key Issue Collaboration Session: Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors

Diamond

  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • CLMI - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor

Centennial

  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor
  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor
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