In-Person Concurrent Sessions

Below is the schedule of concurrent sessions that will be offered live, in-person at the conference site in Austin, TX.

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  • September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    5101 | Safety Leadership Is a Contact Sport


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Because safety leadership is a contact sport, you can't win or progress if you're sitting on the bench. Gain new ideas and discuss and develop the skills you need to get in the game, leave your mark and succeed as a senior safety leader.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    James "Skipper" H. Kendrick

    CSP, CET, FASSP

    Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC
    President


    5102 | Tech Mania: Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technologies Into OSH


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by Amazon


    Description

    New technologies emerge rapidly and the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated demand for new advancements. Technology such as smart glasses, wearables, AI, drones, autonomous vehicles, robotics and more demand that you rethink your programs and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Dale R. Goss

    MPH, MBA, CSP

    British Standards Institute (BSI)
    Principal & Business Practice Lead


    Xavier Alcaraz

    MSPH, CSP, CIH

    British Standards Institute (BSI)
    Practice Director


    5103 | Create Strong Safety Culture Through Mindset Shifts and New Technology


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    The observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop decision-making model is a powerful tool and new forms of technology can empower you to better identify job-site hazards. Take away tips for engaging your front-line workers, gather ideas for fostering a strong safety culture and identify new ways to establish a communicative network on your site.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Shahin Aftabizadeh

    MindForge
    Vice President


    Dave Murphy

    Pepper Construction, Indiana
    Safety Director


    5104 | Beyond Compliance: Emerging Environmental Liability Issues


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Environmental liability issues continue to emerge. Develop new perspectives that will help you anticipate issues that are outside your control and expand your ability to prepare strategies to manage environmental, safety and health liabilities.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Eugene P. Wingert

    CHMM

    Sompo Global Risk Solutions
    Vice President, Environmental Specialist


    5105 | Conquer Your Stress for Enhanced Safety and Health


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Stress is a key concern across society. Learn five practical tools, tips and techniques Ñ including meditation Ñ you can use (and share with your workforce) to stay healthy, safe and stress-free on a job site or in the office.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Kathy L. Gruver

    Ph.D.

    Kathy Gruver
    Speaker, Author, Coach


    5106 | Creating a Culture of Speaking Up (Safety Intervention)


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    The nature and origins of safety culture remain confusing to many practitioners. Build your understanding of the mechanisms behind culture formation and take away specific steps you and your organization can take to create a culture in which employees intervene to stop unsafe operations without hesitation.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Phillip Ragain

    MA

    The RAD Group
    Director of Human Performance Improvement


    5107 | Handling Workplace Injuries: OSHA and Related Issues


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by Vector Solutions


    Description

    When a person is injured or becomes ill because of their work, employers face a range of potential compliance issues. Gain new insight on factors such as OSHA reporting, recordkeeping and inspection; workers' compensation; Family and Medical Leave Act; short-term disability and other leave and benefits; and reasonable accommodation, discrimination and retaliation issues.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Dee Anna Hays

    J.D.

    Ogletree Deakins
    Attorney, Shareholder


    Phillip Russell

    J.D.

    Ogletree Deakins
    Attorney, Shareholder


    5108 | Engineering Practices Can Reduce Risk


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Interactive problem-solving techniques can improve your ability to apply safety and engineering practices. Examine case studies to see how these techniques can improve safety performance in your organization and advance your career.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Lawrence J.H. Schulze

    Ph.D., P.E., CPE

    University of Houston
    Associate Professor


    5109 | How Much Risk Can Your Company Tolerate?


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Leaders make risk-based decisions every day. But does everyone apply the same acceptance criteria aligned with the organization's risk tolerance? Hear about methods you can use to promote alignment across your organization and realign behaviors to improve consistency and avoid potential catastrophic incidents.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Ken J. Daigle

    M.Eng., MBA, P.E.

    Citadel EHS
    Principal Consultant


    5110 | Are You Speaking the Right Language - Multicultural Consideration


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by Chubb


    Description

    Cultural diversity or multiculturalism in the workplace has grown. This session will give some insight to cultural differences that exist and how we can use 5 dimensions of cultural intelligence to positively affect our communication and interaction.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Eldeen Pozniak

    CRSP, CMIOSH, CHSC

    Pozniak Safety Associates
    Director


    5111 | Human Error and Catastrophic Events


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by SafeStart


    Description

    High-risk industries must look beyond their historic obsession with personal injury metrics. Take away new ideas on effective ways to help your organization focus on the characteristics of a high-reliability organization so you can effectively manage major operational risk.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Peter V. Bridle

    M.Eng., CFIOSH

    Pegasus Risk Management LLC
    Managing Partner


    5112 | SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis for Safety


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    While SWOT analysis is often used for developing strategic plans at the company level, it can also be used at a more granular level (department/business unit) and as an improvement exercise. Develop a foundational knowledge of how SWOT analysis works, review examples and get tips for facilitating a SWOT analysis.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    David H. Janney

    MBA, CSP, SMS

    DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability
    Executive Consultant


    5113 | Fall Protection Risks: What You Don't Know Could Kill You


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Workers often assume that being "tied off" means they are protected from falls, but often that isn't true. Expand your knowledge of the many variables involved in understanding fall risk and arm yourself with information to mitigate your organization's unique risk to implement effective controls.

    Track

    Fall Protection

    Speaker(s)

    Kevin E. Wilcox

    P.E., CSP

    LJB Inc.
    Principal, Project Manager


    5114 | Proper Selection and Care of FR Clothing in 60 Myth-Busting Minutes


    September 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    With all the misleading, inaccurate and wrong information about FR/AR clothing, who and what can you believe? Get the 4-1-1 on proper selection, use, care and maintenance of FR/AR clothing.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Derek Sang

    IASHEP, QSSP

    Bulwark Protection
    Technical Training Manager


    Number Session Level Track
    5101 Safety Leadership Is a Contact Sport I Safety Management Systems
    5102 Tech Mania: Incorporating Cutting-Edge Technologies Into OSH I Business & Leadership Skills
    5103 Create Strong Safety Culture Through Mindset Shifts and New Technology E Safety Management Systems
    5104 Beyond Compliance: Emerging Environmental Liability Issues I Risk Assessment & Management
    5105 Conquer Your Stress for Enhanced Safety and Health B Total Worker Health
    5106 Creating a Culture of Speaking Up (Safety Intervention) A Total Worker Health
    5107 Handling Workplace Injuries: OSHA and Related Issues E Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems
    5108 Engineering Practices Can Reduce Risk I Risk Assessment & Management
    5109 How Much Risk Can Your Company Tolerate? E Risk Assessment & Management
    5110 Are You Speaking the Right Language - Multicultural Consideration I Business & Leadership Skills
    5111 Human Error and Catastrophic Events E Total Worker Health
    5112 SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis for Safety I Business & Leadership Skills
    5113 Fall Protection Risks: What You Don't Know Could Kill You I Fall Protection
    5114 Proper Selection and Care of FR Clothing in 60 Myth-Busting Minutes I Risk Assessment & Management
  • September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    5201 | Did You Maximize Your Leadership Potential During the Pandemic?


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    The COVID-19 pandemic provided OSH professionals a chance to leverage knowledge of their organization's operations to influence its response. Join us to discuss four key aspects of organizational functioning to consider how well we did as individuals and as a profession, then and now.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Pam Walaski

    CSP

    Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.
    Senior Program Director


    5202 | Confessions of a Travelling Zombie


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Do you feel like you are surrounded by zombies? You look around and everyone is distracted and seems to be moving without focus. Hear lessons the speaker has learned from his own mistakes, and gain insight on four tools to increase human performance and prevent people from going into zombie mode.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Tim Page-Bottorff

    CSP, CET

    SafeStart(R)
    Senior Safety Consultant


    5203 | Construction and Demolition: ANSI/ASSP A10 Standards Are Difference Makers


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Explore why and how the ANSI/ASSP A10 construction and demolition standards are difference makers. They are being increasingly used within the industry and the A10 committee continues to focus on developing new standards to better protect construction and demolition workers.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    John Johnson

    CSP

    ANSI/ASSP A10 Committee for Construction and Demolition Operations
    Chair


    Tim Fisher

    CSP, CHMM, CPEA

    American Society of Safety Professionals
    Director, Standards Development and Technical Services


    5204 | Reduce Sprains and Strains With Dynamic Stretching Programs


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    "Stretching" is not a warm up nor is it great for preparing the body for work. Many companies have a "stretch and flex" program but to make significant, long-term reductions in sprains and strains, there needs to be a dynamic or task-oriented routine.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Lori Frederic

    Balance Biomechanics
    Owner, Lead Consultant


    5205 | Environmental Wellness: A Tai Chi Chuan Approach to Mindfulness


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Incorporating Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong practices can deliver many benefits that enhance employee health and well-being programs. Take away actionable tips on how you can use these practices.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Herbert Bell

    CSP, CHMM

    Invictus Environmental Safety Solutions Inc.
    President/CEO


    5206 | Respiratory Protection Programs During COVID-19: Did We Get It Right?


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Sponsored by Draeger


    Description

    Will companies now have to fit test, train and provide medical evaluations for every employee wearing a cloth face mask or respirator? Join us to review lessons learned about our respiratory protection programs during the pandemic, assess whether we got it right and identify what we can improve.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Dennis A. Terpin

    Ph.D., EMT, OHST

    The International Safety and Health Specislist
    Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager


    5207 | The GHS/HazCom Game: Can You Pass the Compliance Test in 2021?


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Test your HazCom compliance knowledge in our interactive session, updated for 2021 and complete with exercises to enhance your understanding. HazCom is OSHA's second most cited standard and is targeted for additional GHS updates. Don't miss this unique learning experience!

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Glenn Trout

    VelocityEHS
    Founder & Strategic Advisor


    Phil Mole

    VelocityEHS
    EHS & Sustainability Expert


    5208 | The Power of What-If: Assessing and Understanding Risk


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Using the question "what-if" to determine the potential effects of a hazard is an important process, but the traditional what-if analysis has limitations as a hazard analysis technique. Learn about a new tool with a modified what-if risk assessment that incorporates risk analysis and evaluation.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Bruce Lyon

    P.E., CSP, ARM

    Hays Companies of Kansas City
    Vice President


    Georgi Popov

    Ph.D., CSP, ARM

    University of Central Missouri
    Professor


    5209 | Selling Safety: Lessons From a Former Front-Line Supervisor


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    It's common for safety managers and supervisors to complain that they can't get employees to follow procedures. Selling is about influencing employees to execute procedures and training. Learn techniques for selling safety including how to have a "make safety personal"" conversation. "

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Patrick Karol

    CSP, CET, SMS

    Karol Safety Consulting, LLC
    President


    5210 | Implementing Safe Operations in Additive Manufacturing


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Sponsored by ClickSafety


    Description

    Implementing additive manufacturing in your operations can be an exciting prospect. If mismanaged, however, it can create opportunities for safety malpractice. Build skills that will help you apply risk management techniques and best practices to develop the tools that will safeguard your team.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Robert C. Sharp

    Enerpac Tool Group
    HSSE Leader


    5211 | Prevention Through Design in 1-2-3: Don't Forget the Lean 6S


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Have you ever wondered how to get more involved in the business of your company? Curious how you can effect greater change? Explore high-level processes of prevention through design and lean safety that will motivate you to dive deeper into the realm of managing safety progressively.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    William Geddings

    CHST, OHST, SMS

    Wisk Aero
    Head of Environment, Health & Safety


    Leslie Rivera-Burgos

    CSP

    Jabil Inc.
    Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist


    5212 | Slip Into Something Easy: Solutions for Slips, Trips and Falls


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Addressing the issue of slips, trips, and falls doesn't have to be difficult. As a safety professional, you have access to many tools/techniques to assist with the process. Learn about these tools and gain insight into how they can help you address and correct these hazards.

    Track

    Fall Protection, Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Sheila Coppinger

    MS, CSP, CFPS

    Chubb
    AVP Senior Risk Control Engineer


    Jay L. Taylor

    CSP, ARM, CPCU

    Chubb
    VP, Executive Risk Specialist


    5213 | COVID-19 and Your Spanish-Speaking Workforce


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Spanish-speaking workers perform a large percentage of the essential jobs that make it possible for others to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Build new understanding of the issues and challenges these workers face and take away strategies and best practices for keeping Spanish-speaking workers safe.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Hector Escarcega

    CSP, ARM, MSIH

    BSI INC.
    President


    5214 | It's Your Safety, Don't Give it Away: The Kina Hart Story


    September 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


    Description

    Kina Hart is on a lifelong mission to make sure what happened to her one sunny summer day never happens to anyone else. Hear her story and understand why she is reminded every moment there are significant life-changing consequences when safety isn't a priority.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Kina M. Hart

    Hart2Heart Safety
    Safety Speaker


    Number Session Level Track
    5201 Did You Maximize Your Leadership Potential During the Pandemic? I Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    5202 Confessions of a Travelling Zombie I Total Worker Health
    5203 Construction and Demolition: ANSI/ASSP A10 Standards Are Difference Makers I Risk Assessment & Management
    5204 Reduce Sprains and Strains With Dynamic Stretching Programs B Risk Assessment & Management, Total Worker Health
    5205 Environmental Wellness: A Tai Chi Chuan Approach to Mindfulness B Total Worker Health
    5206 Respiratory Protection Programs During COVID-19: Did We Get It Right? I Risk Assessment & Management
    5207 The GHS/HazCom Game: Can You Pass the Compliance Test in 2021? B Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems
    5208 The Power of What-If: Assessing and Understanding Risk I Risk Assessment & Management
    5209 Selling Safety: Lessons From a Former Front-Line Supervisor I Business & Leadership Skills
    5210 Implementing Safe Operations in Additive Manufacturing B Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems
    5211 Prevention Through Design in 1-2-3: Don't Forget the Lean 6S B Risk Assessment & Management
    5212 Slip Into Something Easy: Solutions for Slips, Trips and Falls B Fall Protection, Risk Assessment & Management
    5213 COVID-19 and Your Spanish-Speaking Workforce B Business & Leadership Skills, Total Worker Health
    5214 It's Your Safety, Don't Give it Away: The Kina Hart Story A Business & Leadership Skills, Risk Assessment & Management
  • September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    5301 | Crisis Communications: Never Let a Good Crisis Waste You


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    As a safety leader, you need to be prepared for the inevitable public perception crisis your organization will faceÑeverything from public scandal to tragic human error. Develop a deeper understanding of the critical elements you will need to address to resolve any crisis in a timely manner.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Tommy E. Jones

    MPA, MS, CEM

    McCoy Grading, Inc.
    Safety Director


    5302 | Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: Getting Started in Safety


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Self-proclaimed safety fortune tellers will gaze into their crystal ball powered by decades of experience. They will share nuggets of inspiration helpful to guide new safety professionals. You will be entertained and come away with valuable advice and tools to guide you on a successful OSH journey!

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Steven E. Jablon

    CSP

    ICU Medical, Inc
    EHS Manager


    Brandon Wiseman

    Swire Coca-Cola
    EHS Manager


    5303 | Preparing for Disruptions: Product Considerations for Safety


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Sponsored by Cintas


    Description

    Procuring supplies can be challenging during normal times, but when there are disruptions in the supply chain it can be overwhelming. Build your knowledge of proactive measures companies can take to maintain stability in their supply chains and gain understanding of training needs as alternative products are introduced.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Laurel L. Harris

    CSP, ARM

    Chubb
    Product Liability Risk Specialist


    Karine L. Narr

    CSP, ARM

    Chubb
    Sr. Property & Casualty Risk Engineer


    5304 | Safety Management Systems Are for Small Companies Too!


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Small to medium-sized business can integrate a safety management system based on ANSI/ASSP Z10 into day-to-day operations. Doing so can improve overall business planning and their ability to protect workers. Gain additional insight into the ISO 45001 standard as well.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Wayne Vanderhoof

    CSP

    RJR Safety Inc.
    Sr. Consultant/President


    5305 | Who's Driving Your Safety Culture?


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Sponsored by ClickSafety


    Description

    Everyone talks about driving culture change in the workplace, but how do you actually go about making it happen? Two trailblazers who have walked the walk and driven measurable results in difficult environments will share their stories of using safety as the key. Take away guidance on how to move the head and the heart.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Eric W. Hallerud

    CSP

    PC, LLC
    Senior Partner


    5306 | Total Safety and Health: What Are You Missing?


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    This session will provide the safety professional with the tools and resources needed to better understand the role that employee health plays in creating a safe work environment while reducing the overall cost of risk.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Scott B. Lassila

    CSP, ASP, CSM

    Aon
    Managing Consultant


    5307 | Using Drones for Safer Risk Data Collection and Assessment


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Using drone technology reduces risk and provides safe, efficient data collection and processing, especially when evaluating risk at height. Learn from real-world experiences how this technology minimizes risk, quickly processes data and aids in critical decision-making.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Nolan Miller

    P.E., CSP

    LJB Inc.
    Principal, Project Manager


    5308 | Experience Modification Rate as a Measure for Safety Performance


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Have you used the workers' compensation experience modification rate (EMR) as an indicator of safety performance? Recent research highlights when the EMR is and is not an effective indicator of safety performance. Learn what makes the number rise and fall and avoid incorrectly interpreting what it means.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Kevin P. O'Barr

    MS, CSP

    NC Department of Labor
    Bureau Chief


    Ahmed Al-Bayati

    Ph.D., P.E., CHST

    Lawrence Technological University
    Assistant Professor


    5309 | Pursuing OSH Excellence: What the Pandemic Taught Us


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Significant lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic will not only shape future OSH efforts, but also provide insights into how to pursue OSH excellence post-pandemic. Listen to case studies that explore these findings and take away tools to prepare you for the next major crisis.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Shawn M. Galloway

    ProAct Safety
    President


    5310 | Increasing Employee Involvement in Your Safety Management System


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Employee involvement is a critical component as organizations transition compliance-focused OSH programs toward continuous-improvement-focused OSH management systems. Learn about the benefits of employee involvement, explore strategies to increase involvement and discuss potential involvement activities.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Brandon J. Hody

    MS, CSP

    Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    Senior Safety and Occupational Health Professional


    Lori Schroth

    CSP, CET

    Concurrent Technologies Corporation
    Senior Safety and Environmental Professional


    5311 | Safety Algorithm: Development of a Risk Indicator!


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Safety professionals and managers can learn to create an indicator of safety program effectiveness. Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) can be used to indicate the risk associated with operations. They may also be used to justify new staff positions, technology, or other safety-related initiatives.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Mark A. Friend

    Ed.D., MS, CSP

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Professor, School of Graduate Studies


    5312 | Effective OSH Performance Measurement and the ANSI/ASSP Z16 Standard


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Sponsored by Vector Solutions


    Description

    The ANSI/ASSP Z16 standard is as a cutting-edge tool that can help you develop your organization's approach to measuring OSH performance. Review its current framework and scope, and discuss how to use it to highlight how OSH generates organizational value.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Alexandra Carli

    MS, CSP

    Carli Consulting, LLC
    President


    Stephen A. Newell

    J.D.

    ORCHSE Strategies, LLC
    Partner


    5313 | Be Socrates: Trainer to Facilitator


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Are you a trainer? A facilitator? Both? Apply Socrates's methods to balance these instructor skills and enhance learner engagement. Experience expert facilitation during this interactive course that will cover best practices for delivering adult training.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Daniel Snyder

    Ed.D., CSP, CET

    SafetyMentor.com
    Owner and Founder


    5314 | Is Your Fleet Program Measuring Up? Using ANSI/ASSP Z15 as an Audit Tool


    September 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm


    Description

    Using the framework of the ANSI/ASSP Z15.1 standard, you can build an audit that can drive your organization's fleet safety efforts forward. Get answers to these questions, "How do I build it?" and "With the valuable insight about what the program has accomplished, where should we look to improve?"

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Timothy L. Mccarty

    CSP, ALCM, ARM

    Clark Insurance
    Director - Safety & Risk Consulting


    Number Session Level Track
    5301 Crisis Communications: Never Let a Good Crisis Waste You E Business & Leadership Skills
    5302 Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: Getting Started in Safety B Business & Leadership Skills
    5303 Preparing for Disruptions: Product Considerations for Safety I Risk Assessment & Management
    5304 Safety Management Systems Are for Small Companies Too! I Safety Management Systems
    5305 Who's Driving Your Safety Culture? I Total Worker Health
    5306 Total Safety and Health: What Are You Missing? I Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    5307 Using Drones for Safer Risk Data Collection and Assessment I Risk Assessment & Management
    5308 Experience Modification Rate as a Measure for Safety Performance E Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    5309 Pursuing OSH Excellence: What the Pandemic Taught Us A Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    5310 Increasing Employee Involvement in Your Safety Management System I Safety Management Systems
    5311 Safety Algorithm: Development of a Risk Indicator! A Risk Assessment & Management
    5312 Effective OSH Performance Measurement and the ANSI/ASSP Z16 Standard I Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    5313 Be Socrates: Trainer to Facilitator I Business & Leadership Skills
    5314 Is Your Fleet Program Measuring Up? Using ANSI/ASSP Z15 as an Audit Tool I Risk Assessment & Management
  • September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am

    6401 | Communications Karma: You Get What You Give


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    No, this isn't an other-worldly Zen discussion. It's an exploration of how we communicate about safety. Practicing positive verbal and body language will send the right message to your team and allow them to return that same positivity. Gather tips to help you recognize that it's not just what you say, but how you say it.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Regina McMichael

    CSP, CET

    The Learning Factory, Inc.
    President


    6402 | The Case for Making Systems Safer


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    United States Navy journey to understand what a Safety Case is and go through the process to develop a proof of concept to demonstrate elevated work on LPD17 is Safe to Operate and can be Operated Safely to achieve its intended purpose while complying with the requirements and overarching policy.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Jonathan D. Wilson

    MS, CSP, CHMM

    US Navy, Naval Safety Center
    Shore Safety Director


    Charles E. Gum

    CSP, ASP

    US Navy, Naval Safety Center
    Deputy Shore Director


    Justin R. Saward

    Ph.D., NEBOSH-IGC

    UK Exchange Officer, US Naval Safety Center
    MBE Royal Navy


    6403 | The Pitfalls and Traps of Dust Hazard Analyses


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Although the dust hazards analysis (DHA) deadline has passed, incidents continue to occur. Performing an effective DHA has never been more important. Develop knowledge of common DHA mistakes and gather guidance on avoiding them so you can correctly mitigate serious combustible dust hazards.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Jason P. Reason

    CSP, CIH, CHMM

    Airdusco, Inc.
    Lead Combustible Dust Consultant


    6404 | That Awkward Moment When . . . Ergonomics


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and review various risk assessment methods and poor design practices. You'll also engage in an industrial ergonomics case study and obtain the components to develop a successful ergonomics program within your own organization.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Matthew F. Herron

    P.E., CSP, CPE

    Southwest Research Institute
    Sr. Safety Engineer


    6405 | But I Don't Wanna: From Resistance to Willing Compliance


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Get specific advice on what to do when employees ignore or push back on your safety procedures. Discover the six reasons employees fight your safety guidelines, discuss three tactics that make the situation worse, and review five steps to get employees to WANT to follow your guidelines.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Sharon Lipinski

    Habit Mastery Consulting
    CEO


    6406 | In the Weeds: Managing Workplace Risks of Legalized Marijuana


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Our expert panel discusses legalized marijuana and addresses recent developments in state and federal laws. Gain insight on strategies and practices for minimizing legal risks associated with determining impairment, workplace accommodations, discrimination, drug testing policies, defining "safety sensitive"" positions and other issues."

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Barry S. Spurlock

    J.D., Esq., CSP

    Eastern Kentucky University
    Associate Professor


    Todd B. Logsdon

    J.D., Esq.

    Fisher Phillips
    Partner-Attorney


    Gregory Robbins

    M.D.

    Premise Health
    Toyota Medical Director


    Kristin R.b. White

    J.D., Esq.

    Fisher Phillips
    Partner-Attorney


    6407 | Managing Risk Where It Matters Most


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am

    Sponsored by Cintas


    Description

    Accidents are a leading cause of death for most Americans, proving that life risks are not being properly managed. Prevention activities are focused on workplace safety, yet 97% of accidental deaths occur away from work. Learn how to shift this risk-mismanagement paradigm using family-driven safety principles.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Tom Harvey

    CSP

    Allied Safety Associates
    President


    Elisa M. Kletter

    Allied Safety Associates
    Director, Project Management


    6408 | A Safety Professional's Role in Workers' Compensation


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Workers' compensation knowledge is a powerful tool that can help your employees and save your organization money. Yet, it's difficult to find good information on the topic. Build foundational workers' compensation knowledge and take away tips and ideas that are immediately applicable and will enhance any workers' compensation role.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Katherine Schofield

    Ph.D., CSP, ARM

    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Assistant Professor


    6409 | PITSTOP: A Tool for EHS Project Management


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    3 - 2 - 1 - GO! The PITSTOP framework combines A3 problem- solving, Deming's plan-do-check-act cycle and SMART goal setting to effectively implement change, plan projects and manage risk at your organization. Come with a project and leave with a plan!

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Lindsay K. Bell

    MPH, CSP

    Solvay
    Regional Health and Safety Manager


    Abby Ferri

    CSP

    Gallagher
    Senior Risk Control Consultant


    6410 | Taking OSH Insights to the Next Level With Data Analytics and AI


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Get the most out of your OSH data and bring insights to life for risk and injury prevention. With advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), you can identify trends ahead of time, and you can leverage these tools to stay ahead of risks before they become potential serious injuries and fatalities.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Ronald C. Brandon

    MS, CSP, CHMM

    Special Metals
    Global Director of HSE


    Natasha A. Porter

    MS

    Benchmark Digital Partners
    Chief Customer Officer


    6411 | Exposing Risk in Your Electrical Safety Program


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    So you think you are in compliance with OSHA and NFPA 70E? Whether you are just starting to develop an electrical safety program or have a mature and robust program, enhance your ability to identify gaps and recognize opportunities for improvement in preventing electric shock and arc flash injuries.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Lanny Floyd

    P.E., CSP

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Adjunct Professor


    6412 | Advancing Head Protection: Leading Innovation and Creating Change


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Follow Clark Construction's journey from the outdated hard hat to the modern-day helmet. According to a study published by NIOSH, one in four construction fatalities is due to a traumatic brain injury. Learn how these statistics changed the thoughts on head protection.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Seth Randall

    CSP, CHST

    Clark Construction Group
    Division Safety Director


    6413 | The Future of OSH Training Program Management


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Learn how to develop, implement and maintain a workplace OSH training program that's built around continuous improvement principles. This program will also give you the flexibility to quickly adapt to meet the changing needs of your workforce.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Greg R. Duncan

    LL.M.

    VelocityEHS
    EHS & Sustainability Expert


    6414 | Distracted Driving: Let's Take Back Our Roads


    September 14, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Distracted driving is a true dilemma in our country. Thomas Goeltz, CSP, a vice president with Hays Companies, will share the experience of losing his daughter, Megan, due to a distracted driver.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Thomas R. Goeltz

    CSP, ASP

    Hays Companies
    Vice President, Risk Management Services


    Number Session Level Track
    6401 Communications Karma: You Get What You Give I Business & Leadership Skills
    6402 The Case for Making Systems Safer A Safety Management Systems
    6403 The Pitfalls and Traps of Dust Hazard Analyses I Risk Assessment & Management
    6404 That Awkward Moment When . . . Ergonomics B Risk Assessment & Management
    6405 But I Don't Wanna: From Resistance to Willing Compliance B Business & Leadership Skills
    6406 In the Weeds: Managing Workplace Risks of Legalized Marijuana I Total Worker Health
    6407 Managing Risk Where It Matters Most I Risk Assessment & Management
    6408 A Safety Professional's Role in Workers' Compensation I Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    6409 PITSTOP: A Tool for EHS Project Management I Safety Management Systems
    6410 Taking OSH Insights to the Next Level With Data Analytics and AI I Business & Leadership Skills
    6411 Exposing Risk in Your Electrical Safety Program A Risk Assessment & Management
    6412 Advancing Head Protection: Leading Innovation and Creating Change I Risk Assessment & Management
    6413 The Future of OSH Training Program Management I Business & Leadership Skills
    6414 Distracted Driving: Let's Take Back Our Roads A Risk Assessment & Management
  • September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

    6501 | More Than Safety: Leadership Development in the Safety Profession


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Build your knowledge of the elements of a model leadership development program for safety professionals and gain insight to the benefits of an effective program. It involves more than teaching exceptional safety management. It involves developing the self-awareness and emotional intelligence required to lead effective teams.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Michael J. Difrank

    CSP, ASP, CHST

    Cherne Contracting Corporation
    District Safety Manager


    Brian Stumpf

    CHST

    Kiewit Power Constructors
    Safety Manager


    6502 | Communication: The Key to Unlocking Safety


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Winston Churchill said, "The difference between management and leadership is communication." For many safety programs, success or failure often is determined by your ability to effectively communicating the goals, purpose, necessity and tasks to management, peers and front-line employees in terms they understand.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    John McBride

    SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Consentium Search LLC
    Director, National Recruiting


    6503 | Don't Just Survive - Thrive! Beat Heat Stress in Construction


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Build your knowledge about the effects and symptoms of heat stress. Explore demonstrated heat stress control practices and discuss the benefits of these improved controls to reduce the impact of heat on construction workers.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Joseph Sanna, Jr.

    CSP, ARM, CPSI

    The PMA Companies
    Sr. Risk Control Specialist


    6504 | Remote Ergonomics, Job Coaching and Stretch-and-Flex Programs


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am

    Sponsored by Chubb


    Description

    COVID-19 has caused a pivotal shift to remote work environments for many people. Gain insight into the world of remote work and how to best harness your ergonomics/safety expertise to assist employees/clients through remote ergonomics assessment, job coaching and fitness programs.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Ronald Porter

    PT, CEAS III

    The Back School
    Director


    6505 | The Safety Alliance: Influencing Injury Recovery and Outcomes


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Safety professionals are often the primary case manager for injured workers, yet may not realize how impactful their words can be when managing work-related injuries. Learn how a "safety alliance" can alter the perception, expectations and, ultimately, the recovery of injured workers.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Chantel Gorton

    PT

    Work Right NW
    Injury Prevention Specialist, Corporate Development Team


    Rachel Walla

    CSP, CIH

    Ally Safety
    Safety and Industrial Hygiene Consultant


    6506 | Static Electricity: A Widely Misunderstood Hazard


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Static electricity is a common ignition source for flash fires and combustible dust explosions, and discharges can even be lethal. Learn the basics of static generation, accumulation and safe dissipation and explore how to debunk many common misunderstandings about static behavior.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Paul Adams

    Ph.D., P.E., CSP

    3M Company
    Senior Safety Specialist


    Liz Vold

    MPH, CSP, CIH

    3m
    Safety Engineer


    6507 | NFPA 70E (2021) and Electrical Risk Assessment: The Human Factor


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, addresses risk assessment and mitigation. Develop your understanding of the overall risk assessment process focusing on human error and its mitigation as it pertains to the likelihood variable in accordance with requirements of the 2021 edition.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Paul A. Zoubek

    CSP, CIH

    Zoubek Consulting, LLC
    President


    6508 | A Safety Professionals Guide to Dealing With Difficult People


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    We all deal with difficult people. Discuss strategies and take away tips on how you can effectively deal with them through communication skills and problem-solving techniques.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Eldeen Pozniak

    CRSP, CMIOSH, CHSC

    Pozniak Safety Associates
    Director


    6509 | Enhance ROI Through a Supply Chain Risk Management Methodology


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Outsourcing in your supply chain has significant return on investment (ROI) and risk. Learn how to manage risks, moving from emails and spreadsheets to a centralized data collection and evaluation methodology. Get tips for evaluating suppliers and improving supplier quality, safety and sustainability.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Danny Shields

    CSP

    Avetta
    VP - Industry Relations


    Tom Cecich

    CSP, CIH

    TFC & Associates
    President


    6510 | Are You Prepared? Risk Management Skill Sets for the Future


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Senior management is more concerned about financial performance than ever before, and managing risk is critical to organizational success. Develop knowledge to advise senior leaders in organizations of all sizes and industry types on managing risk.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Andy Giza

    CSP, CHST, CAE

    Lockton Companies
    Vice President, Senior Loss Control Consultant


    Trish Ennis

    CSP, ARM

    Colorado Safety Association
    Executive Director


    6511 | A New Approach to Serious Injury and Fatality Reduction With AI


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Hear the fascinating story about Owens Corning's experience using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to identify serious injury and fatality risks. Gain insight on how AI can help your organization overcome relevant cognitive biases.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Keith D. Bowers

    MSc, REA, REM

    Bowers Management Anaytics LLC
    President


    Geoff Walter

    CSP

    Owen Corning
    Corporate Director - Enterprise Safety


    6512 | Understanding the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Health and Safety Management Systems Standard and How Easy It Is to Implement


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Gain fresh insight into the basic components of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 consensus standard on occupational health and safety management systems. Take away ideas and tips that will help you simplify how you implement the standard and explain how your organization will benefit.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Gary Lopez

    CSP, FASSP

    Gallagher Risk Control
    Assistant Director


    6513 | ISO 45001: Sustaining Resilience With Practical Solutions


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Discuss the ISO 45001 standard, its current framework and scope, then explore its impact as a cutting-edge global issue for the OSH profession. Review a case study on ISO 45001 implementation as well as the status of related ISO standards.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Ken Clayman

    SMS

    Booz Allen Hamilton Associate
    Delegate, TAG to ANSI for ISO TC-283


    Tom Gallegos

    CSP, CHMM

    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    International EHS Lead


    Kathy A. Seabrook

    CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM

    Global Solutions, Inc. (Capitals Coalition)
    CEO (Advisory Panel)


    Pam Walaski

    CSP

    Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.
    Senior Program Director


    6514 | Secrets From a Storyteller: Create and Present Compelling Stories


    September 14, 10:30am - 11:30am


    Description

    Take a case study and craft it into a compelling story that brings your point to life in the mind of your listeners! Learn some expert secrets about handling "stage fright" and the jitters, gather tips for how to get unstuck when you suffer temporary brain freeze and more!

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Joe C. Korpi

    CSP

    Renewable Energy Group
    Manager, Safety & Health


    Number Session Level Track
    6501 More Than Safety: Leadership Development in the Safety Profession E Safety Management Systems
    6502 Communication: The Key to Unlocking Safety A Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    6503 Don't Just Survive - Thrive! Beat Heat Stress in Construction B Risk Assessment & Management
    6504 Remote Ergonomics, Job Coaching and Stretch-and-Flex Programs B Total Worker Health
    6505 The Safety Alliance: Influencing Injury Recovery and Outcomes B Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    6506 Static Electricity: A Widely Misunderstood Hazard I Risk Assessment & Management
    6507 NFPA 70E (2021) and Electrical Risk Assessment: The Human Factor I Risk Assessment & Management
    6508 A Safety Professionals Guide to Dealing With Difficult People I Business & Leadership Skills
    6509 Enhance ROI Through a Supply Chain Risk Management Methodology I Risk Assessment & Management
    6510 Are You Prepared? Risk Management Skill Sets for the Future I Business & Leadership Skills, Risk Assessment & Management
    6511 A New Approach to Serious Injury and Fatality Reduction With AI E Risk Assessment & Management
    6512 Understanding the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Health and Safety Management Systems Standard and How Easy It Is to Implement I Safety Management Systems
    6513 ISO 45001: Sustaining Resilience With Practical Solutions I Safety Management Systems
    6514 Secrets From a Storyteller: Create and Present Compelling Stories B Business & Leadership Skills
  • September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    6601 | The Core Principles of Employee Engagement


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Disengaged workers compromise productivity and safety. Most efforts to get workers engaged are ineffective and poorly executed. Develop your knowledge of principles some organizations have applied to achieve excellent employee engagement and reap the benefits from it.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Terry L. Mathis

    ProAct Safety, Inc.
    CEO


    6602 | Crisis in Construction: Suicide and Mental Health Issues


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Sponsored by ClickSafety


    Description

    Construction has never been viewed as having a caring culture, and many workers in this industry don't believe they have other options than suicide when faced with overwhelming stressors in their lives. Learn how to identify risk factors and help your organization develop effective solutions.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Kathleen Dobson

    CSP, STS-C, SMS

    Alberici Constructors, Inc.
    Safety Director


    6603 | Management System Resilience: Lessons Learned From COVID-19


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    COVID-19 has greatly impacted the OSH profession. The pandemic provides a vast amount of information that we can use to apply learn lessons and improve our systems.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Scott A. Madar

    CIH

    ORCHSE Strategies, LLC
    Partner


    Stephen A. Newell

    J.D.

    ORCHSE Strategies, LLC
    Partner


    Frank Szopinski

    CSP, CIH

    ORCHSE Strategies, LLC
    Vice President


    6604 | What Was Temporary Is Now Permanent: Work-From-Home Ergonomics


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Employers moved quickly to work-from-home models to meet temporary quarantine orders. Doing so presented a range of ergonomics challenges. As many of these arrangements become permanent, the potential ergonomics issues increase. Learn from experiences gained will assisting clients address work-from-home ergonomics.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Thomas Neale

    CSP

    Chubb Risk Engineering
    Workers' Compensation Risk Specialist


    6605 | Building the Bridge: Recruiting and Supporting Women in Safety


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Explore key "B words" and discuss strategies for overcoming them. These include guidance on navigating complicated relationships with coworkers, building effective professional networks, or confronting limiting beliefs and biases. In addition, get advice on how we can create lasting change

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Patricia Kagerer

    CSP, ARM, CPCU

    Jordan Foster Construction
    EVP Risk Management


    Grace Herrera

    DPR
    EHS Systems Manager


    6606 | The OSH Professional's Role During a Pandemic


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Our recent worldwide response to COVID-19 has elevated the impact of safety professionals and industrial hygienists. The pandemic has created unusual dilemmas for which we have the perceptual skills sets to rise to the challenge.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Alejandro Ruiz

    CSP, CIH, CHMM

    Rutgers, The State Univeristy of New Jersey
    Associate Director of EHS and The University Safety Officer


    6607 | Whistleblower Protections and OSH: Rights and Responsibilities


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Failure to understand whistleblower protections can impact your personal rights. Get an overview of the unique and overlapping anti-retaliation rules of OSHA, MSHA and EPA, and gain guidance on how to avoid legal liability.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Adele L. Abrams

    Esq., CMSP

    Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
    President


    6608 | Role of Fire Protection Engineering in Property Risk Management


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Explore property risk management based on fire and life safety. Learn about the history of codes and losses that shaped their development: fire science, fire protection engineering and risk identification treatment strategies.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Chris L. Butts

    P.E., CFPS, ARM

    Sompo International
    AVP | Senior Property Risk Specialist


    6609 | Next-Gen Safety: Disrupting Industry With Emerging Technology


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Sponsored by Amazon


    Description

    Emerging technology creates new opportunities and challenges for safety professionals. As firms digitally transform and expand remote operations, understanding this technology is critical. Explore technology trends such as smart wearables, artificial intelligence, blockchain and aerial analytics.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Dan Purtell

    British Standards Institution (BSI)
    Director of Innovation


    Odessa Clugston

    British Standards Institution (BSI)
    Innovation Analyst


    6610 | A New View of System Safety: From Fatalities to Safe Expansion


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Participate in an interactive discussion focused on the principles of system safety combined with a motivational mindset that will produce ever richer results.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Joseph A. Knickerbocker

    CSP, CHST

    Okland
    Site Safety Manager


    6611 | Leading Indicators: How Effective Are They?


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Have you implemented leading indicators as a safety metric at your facility and not seen the effect you expected? Gain insight on the perceived effectiveness of several standard leading indicators and take away guidance on what you should know before putting them into practice.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Peter D. VanDerlyke

    Ph.D., CSP

    Peco Foods
    Corporate Director Health and Safety


    6612 | Use of Process Hazard Assessment Methodology in OSH Management


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    OSH management practices are moving to follow best practices found in OSH management system standards. Process hazard analysis is a systematic effort to identify the significance of potential hazards associated with a process. Its use allows companies to meet hazard identification requirements.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Jeffrey M. Citrone

    CSP, CIH

    Kahuna Ventures
    Manager Health & Safety Compliance


    Dave Jeary

    CSP, CSM

    Emerson Automation Solutions
    EHS Manager


    6613 | Lockout/Tagout Myths and Misconceptions


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Lockout/tagout occurs frequently and many myths and misunderstandings exist about it. Participate in an interactive discussion that will help bust myths around minor servicing exceptions, maintenance troubleshooting, exclusive control, control of gravity and training requirements for authorized personnel.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    MS, CSP, CHMM

    Kellogg's
    Category EHS Director


    6614 | Why We Make Risky Choices: What Decision-Making Research Tells Us


    September 14, 4:15pm - 5:15pm


    Description

    Decision-making and risk perceptions can seem odd. We often shake our heads at choices people make. Yet many of the nuances of human decision-making begin to make sense when viewed through a lens that considers the scientific literature on cognitive biases, risk perceptions and decision-making.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Jonathan Klane

    M.Ed., CSP, CET

    BioRAFT
    Director of Risk, Compliance, & Safety Education


    Number Session Level Track
    6601 The Core Principles of Employee Engagement I Safety Management Systems
    6602 Crisis in Construction: Suicide and Mental Health Issues I Total Worker Health
    6603 Management System Resilience: Lessons Learned From COVID-19 I Safety Management Systems
    6604 What Was Temporary Is Now Permanent: Work-From-Home Ergonomics B Risk Assessment & Management
    6605 Building the Bridge: Recruiting and Supporting Women in Safety I Business & Leadership Skills
    6606 The OSH Professional's Role During a Pandemic I Business & Leadership Skills
    6607 Whistleblower Protections and OSH: Rights and Responsibilities B Business & Leadership Skills
    6608 Role of Fire Protection Engineering in Property Risk Management I Risk Assessment & Management
    6609 Next-Gen Safety: Disrupting Industry With Emerging Technology A Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    6610 A New View of System Safety: From Fatalities to Safe Expansion B Safety Management Systems
    6611 Leading Indicators: How Effective Are They? I Business & Leadership Skills
    6612 Use of Process Hazard Assessment Methodology in OSH Management I Safety Management Systems
    6613 Lockout/Tagout Myths and Misconceptions I Risk Assessment & Management
    6614 Why We Make Risky Choices: What Decision-Making Research Tells Us A Risk Assessment & Management
  • September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am

    7701 | Best Practices and Tools for Remote Auditing


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Remote audits are part of the new reality. Review best practices, and tools for planning and conducting OSH audits remotely. Watch a live demonstration of an audit case study using digital collaboration tools, web meetings and video streaming using smart glasses.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Barbara Jo Ruble

    QEP, CPEA

    Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.
    President


    Natasha A. Porter

    MS

    Benchmark Digital Partners
    Chief Customer Officer


    7702 | Diversity By Way of Safety


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am

    Sponsored by Amazon


    Description

    This TED Talk-style presentation will challenge your long-held personal beliefs about diversity and inclusion and inspire you to radically adjust your approach to team leadership and inclusivity. Gain insight on how diversity and inclusion connect to safety, participate in a dialogue that will help you grow and take away leadership tools.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Bryce J. Griffler

    M.Eng., CSP, ASP

    Amazon Web Services
    Global Manager, Safety Management Program


    7703 | What Happens When Fall Protection Fails?


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Are you finding fall protection harnesses in the back of work trucks? Are employees passing equipment that should fail inspection? This equipment is the last line of defense so it must be managed properly. Discuss tools for success and ensure your organization's equipment is ready when needed to prevent an injury or save a life.

    Track

    Fall Protection

    Speaker(s)

    Dan Henn

    ANSI/ASSP Z359 Committee
    Reliance Fall Protection Vice President of Operations & Z359 Vice-Chair


    Angela Ray

    MBA, CSP, SMS

    Savannah River National Laboratory
    Principle Health and Safety Specialist


    7704 | Fatigue Management Strategies


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Explore how data from recent case studies illuminate solutions that employers can use to minimize fatigue among their workers. Gain fresh insight based on the findings from a study of fatigue in manufacturing settings.

    Track

    Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Kevin Lombardo

    DORN Companies
    CEO and President


    Lora Cavuoto

    Ph.D., CPE

    University at Buffalo
    Associate Professor


    7705 | Normalization of Deviance, Drift and Proactive Safety


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Why do people routinely violate safety rules? Normalization of deviance or organizational drift is prevalent and has contributed to major disasters. Learn about research on how to proactively identify and manage drift to improve safety and performance.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Ron Gantt

    M.Eng., CSP, CET

    Reflect Consulting Group
    Director of Innovation & Operations


    7706 | Fail Safe: Engineered Solutions for Highly Variable Environments


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    If you work in a highly variable environment (such as construction), you know how hard it is to engineer out the risk. Structured problem-solving techniques can help you identify creative, effective corrective and/or preventive actions that will reduce baseline risk to workers.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Brian Hughes

    Sologic, LLC
    Sr. Vice President, Co-Founder


    7707 | Promoting Mental Well-Being Through Your OSH Management System


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Gain insight on information specific to mental well-being and psychological safety so you can elevate your knowledge around mental health and safety to the same level as physical safety. Take away tools that you can use to effectively integrate these issues into your organization's management system.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Kahlilah Guyah

    CSP, CHMM

    EHS Compliance Services Inc
    CEO & Principal Consultant


    Georgia A. Bryce

    MS

    Building According to Pattern, LLC
    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Founder


    7708 | Electrostatic Hazards: Early Warning Signs


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Electrostatic sparks cause many industrial fires and explosions each year. Learn how to categorize and explain these early warning signs to help identify the dangers and take action to avert disaster.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Vahid Ebadat

    Ph.D.

    Stonehouse Process Safety
    CEO


    7709 | Best Practices to Better Solutions: Safety Innovations


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    The evolution of technology available to the OSH industry has enabled us to rethink how we perform our work. Explore new innovations and learn from details of a personal journey to eliminate waste by transforming best practices into better safety solutions for our construction sites.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Randall C. Butler

    CSP, CET, SMS

    Consumers Energy
    Contractor Oversight


    7710 | The Financial and Moral Case for Safety


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    An inadequate safety program can have a huge impact on workers' compensation costs and on costs associated with workplace safety citations. Learn how to make a financial case for improved safety and discuss with management the moral and emotional imperative to prevent fatalities and injuries.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Karen G. Forner

    J.D.

    Employer Solutions Law
    Founder and Partner


    7711 | Serious Incidents and Fatalities From the Contractor Perspective


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Examine contractor performance across industries, discuss the types of incidents occurring and consider proposed solutions geared toward the safety culture of hiring organizations. Take away insight and tools you can incorporate into your contractor safety management system.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Richard Cerenzio

    ISN
    Sr. Director, Corporate HSES


    7712 | ANSI/ASSP Standards: Impact on OSH Professionals


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    Gain fresh insight on ANSI/ASSP standards, how they are used, the context in how they are used and the implications for OSH professionals. Develop new understanding of why you need to pay attention to them.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Brian Hammer

    ASSP Standards Development Committee, (SDC)
    Chair


    Leo DeBobes

    CSP, CPEA

    ASSP Standards Development Committee, (SDC)
    Vice-Chair


    Tim Fisher

    CSP, CHMM, CPEA

    American Society of Safety Professionals
    Director, Standards Development and Technical Services


    7713 | Key Essentials of a Value-Added Contractor Safety Program


    September 15, 7:30am - 8:30am


    Description

    To ensure site management, you need to identify safety requirements applicable to contractors and visitors performing services on or visiting the site. Gather ideas about pivotal program components and learn what methods you can use to develop, maintain and sustain a robust contractor safety program.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Christopher Hicks

    MS, WSO-CSE

    Safety and Health Consulting
    EHS Consultant


    Number Session Level Track
    7701 Best Practices and Tools for Remote Auditing I Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    7702 Diversity By Way of Safety I Business & Leadership Skills, Total Worker Health
    7703 What Happens When Fall Protection Fails? I Fall Protection
    7704 Fatigue Management Strategies I Total Worker Health
    7705 Normalization of Deviance, Drift and Proactive Safety A Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    7706 Fail Safe: Engineered Solutions for Highly Variable Environments B Risk Assessment & Management
    7707 Promoting Mental Well-Being Through Your OSH Management System I Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    7708 Electrostatic Hazards: Early Warning Signs B Risk Assessment & Management
    7709 Best Practices to Better Solutions: Safety Innovations I Safety Management Systems
    7710 The Financial and Moral Case for Safety I Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    7711 Serious Incidents and Fatalities From the Contractor Perspective A Risk Assessment & Management, Safety Management Systems
    7712 ANSI/ASSP Standards: Impact on OSH Professionals I Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems, Total Worker Health
    7713 Key Essentials of a Value-Added Contractor Safety Program A Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
  • September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

    7801 | Advanced Hearing Conservation for Social Distancing: Say What?


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Learn to leverage advanced hearing conservation techniques, new technologies and audibility risk assessments to help maintain social distancing; increase workers’ ability to hear warning signals to avoid struck-by incidents; and implement best practices to help reduce noise-induced hearing loss.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Sharath Smith

    3M


    7802 | An Introduction to Servant Leadership


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    There are many self-professed leaders. But true leadership is leadership driven by a desire to serve. It is the most successful and has been credited with transforming a toxic company culture into positive culture.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Mark D. Hansen

    P.E., CSP, CPSA

    ERM
    Technical Director


    7803 | Outcomes from the COVID-Free Zone Model


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    WorkCare, a U.S.-based occupational health company, developed a suite of solutions to help employers prevent and manage COVID-19, including COVID-free zones that serve as the foundation for safe work practices. Related outcomes provide valuable insights for health and safety management scenarios.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management, Total Worker Health

    Speaker(s)

    Anthony Harris

    M.D., MPH, MBA

    WorkCare, Inc.
    Chief Innovation Officer & Associate Medical Director - Onsite Clinical Operations


    7804 | Cost Justifying Ergonomics: Methods and Tips for Calculating Return on Investment


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Why does one ergonomics project get funded over another? The deciding factor lies in the cost-benefit analysis. Get guidance on the types of information to use to justify ergonomics improvements, discuss how to gather the data and get tips to communicate it in terms stakeholders care about most.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Rick Barker

    CSP, CPE

    VelocityEHS | Humantech
    Senior Technical Ergonomics Manager


    Jennie Dustin

    CSP, CPE

    VelocityEHS | Humantech
    Managing Consultant


    7805 | Leading Safety Change


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Sponsored by ClickSafety


    Description

    Discuss change management tools, get tips and review case studies that can help you build competencies in leading effective safety change, regardless of size or industry.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Jessica L. Richardson

    MS, CSP, STS-C

    Board of Certified Safety Professionals
    Sr. Manager, Professional and Organizational Advancement


    7806 | Just a Second Ago: The Impact of Dangerous Work Decisions


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Kayla Rath was nine years old when a decision her dad, Brad Livingston, made at work nearly cost him his life. Brad tells the riveting story of what it was like to overcome a 5% chance of survival and Kayla explains what it was like to be told she might never see her father again.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Brad Livingston

    Safety Difference
    Motivational Safety Speaker


    Kayla Rath

    Safety Difference
    Motivational Safety Speaker


    7807 | Understanding OSHA's Multiemployer Citation Policy


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Arm yourself with real-life solutions to new safety obligations and potential liabilities under OSHA's multiemployer citation policy during the unprecedented pandemic.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Jane Heidingsfelder

    J.D.

    Jones Walker LLP
    Partner


    7808 | Are You Doing Enough? Taking Process Safety to the Next Level


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Discuss how to deliver effective process safety management (PSM) performance through the lens of the CCPS risk-based PSM model. Gather information about practical resources to apply PSM management systems beyond the scope of regulatory requirements and chemical industry applications.

    Track

    Safety Management Systems

    Speaker(s)

    Michael D. Snyder

    P.E., CSP, CFPS

    DEKRA Process Safety
    Managing Director, Process Safety


    7809 | Gas Monitor Training: A Missing Element in Confined Space Entry Training


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

    Sponsored by Draeger


    Description

    There's a missing element in confined space entry training: gas monitor competence training. Could your training be creating a false sense of security? Find out why confined space entry trainers don't cover gas monitor operation and why, without it, your workers are at risk.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Jason Call

    MBA

    TINOSI, Inc.
    President


    7810 | Selection and Implementation of the Safety Digital Solution


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    A digital safety management system solution is a must for any progressive company. However, selecting that solution is a complicated process that involves balancing interests of field workers, executives, procurement and IT. Learn from lessons experienced during three company-wide implementation projects.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Riad Efendi

    Ph.D.

    TechnipFMC


    7811 | Trends in Collaborative and Autonomous Mobile Robot Safety


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Automation is taking place on a wide scale across industries and across the globe, and it is projected to scale even faster in the coming years. Discuss growth trends in robotics, get an overview of the upcoming standard for autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and review new AMR and collaborative robot risk assessment examples.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Mollie Anderson

    MSSM

    BSI EHS Services and Solutions
    Principal Consultant


    Daniel Chodos

    CSP

    BSI
    Senior Consultant, EH3S Consulting Services


    7812 | ANSI/SAIA A92 Aerial Work Platform Standards: The Time Is Now


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    All three ANSI/SAIA A92 standards are now effective. Gain an understanding of what the major changes are, what they mean and their effect on users, and take away guidance to help you comply.

    Track

    Risk Assessment & Management

    Speaker(s)

    Sally J. Smart

    CSP, CET

    Grainger
    Technical Safety Consultant


    7813 | Gamify Your Safety Training for Better Results


    September 15, 12:15pm - 1:15pm


    Description

    Gamifying training content can help you keep trainees engaged while also increasing their retention. Learn how to go beyond simple badges and leaderboards to apply game mechanics that will be the most effective for your specific trainees.

    Track

    Business & Leadership Skills

    Speaker(s)

    Linda Tapp

    CSP, ALCM, CPLP

    SafetyFUNdamentals
    President


    Number Session Level Track
    7801 Advanced Hearing Conservation for Social Distancing: Say What? I Risk Assessment & Management
    7802 An Introduction to Servant Leadership E Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    7803 Outcomes from the COVID-Free Zone Model I Risk Assessment & Management, Total Worker Health
    7804 Cost Justifying Ergonomics: Methods and Tips for Calculating Return on Investment I Business & Leadership Skills
    7805 Leading Safety Change I Safety Management Systems
    7806 Just a Second Ago: The Impact of Dangerous Work Decisions B Business & Leadership Skills, Safety Management Systems
    7807 Understanding OSHA's Multiemployer Citation Policy I Business & Leadership Skills
    7808 Are You Doing Enough? Taking Process Safety to the Next Level B Safety Management Systems
    7809 Gas Monitor Training: A Missing Element in Confined Space Entry Training I Risk Assessment & Management
    7810 Selection and Implementation of the Safety Digital Solution A Business & Leadership Skills
    7811 Trends in Collaborative and Autonomous Mobile Robot Safety I Risk Assessment & Management
    7812 ANSI/SAIA A92 Aerial Work Platform Standards: The Time Is Now I Risk Assessment & Management
    7813 Gamify Your Safety Training for Better Results I Business & Leadership Skills
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