Specialty Tracks

You already know that our concurrent sessions are broken down into tracks. Well, for even a little more guidance, check out these curated learning paths and sessions recommended by ASSE's Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups.

Sessions That Relate to the Plenary Town Hall Debate - Part II!

You've seen the Town Hall Debate in Denver - and hopefully you'll take part in the "rematch" in San Antonio. But one of the big ideas being discussed in the field of safety is the effectiveness of the still popular behavior-based approaches to safety, versus the promise of "Safety II" type approaches like HOP. Sit in on the discussion on Tuesday and drill down even deeper into the discussion by attending these concurrent sessions.

S532 | Consistent Execution of Safety Management Systems through Behavioral Science


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


Description

Even very sophisticated Safety Management Systems (SMS) are often missing one very crucial component - a process to ensure consistent use of the tools and processes that make up the SMS. This session will explore how a better understanding and application of behavioral science can increase the effectiveness of any SMS.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Judy L. Agnew

Aubrey Daniels International
Sr. Vice President, Safety Solutions


S560 | Green Beans & Ice Cream: Recipe for a Culture of Commitment


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


Description

It’s a no-brainer that happy employees make better employees. But how do you get happy employees that deliver their best work on a consistent basis? And how do you overcome the "Us versus Them" mentality of Boomers vs. Millennials? Learn how to create a Culture of Commitment in your organization thru the power of positive reinforcement. We'll also cover "Boomers vs. Millennials--Bridging the Great Divide" as Chance Brooker explores what motivates Millennials and how to harness their strengths in your workplace.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Bill Sims, Jr.

The Bill Sims Company
President


Chance M. Brooker

Greenbean Leadership
Vice President


S600 | Integrating Human Performance and Critical Controls - Plan for Failure


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


Description

Fundamentally change the way you look at fatality prevention! As safety and health professionals the majority of our efforts are focused on preventing incidents from occurring and reaching a "zero incident" workplace. Change this focus, learn to balance incident prevention and fail safely to prevent fatalities.

Track

Executive

Speaker(s)

Laurie M. Shelby

Tesla Inc.
Vice President EHS


Stephen Scott

Alcoa
Human Performance Director


S613 | Appreciative Investigations - Learning When Nothing Goes Wrong


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


Description

Much time is spent figuring out why failures happen. What about success? We can learn just as much from what goes right as we can from accidents. It's time to get proactive and stop waiting for accidents to happen to learn about what's happening in our organizations.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Ronald Gantt

SCM Safety
Vice President


S618 | Neuroscience and BBS: New Findings on Implementing a Successful BBS Process


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


Description

This presentation explores research on BBS released by the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, examines significant success factors that distinguish the most effective behavioral processes from others, and outlines key neuroscience findings into how people make decisions and how that impacts BBS safety implementation.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Jim Spigener

DEKRA
Senior Vice President


S633 | Human Error: There is NO Root Cause


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


Description

Accidents' causation is multi-dimensional, and is far more difficult to pinpoint and predict than previously thought. Human error as the cause should never be the ending point of any investigation. Building on previous discussions on the topic, this session will explore reasoning why human error has no reliable root cause.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Richard A. Pollock

Rivendell Safety Consulting, LLC
President


S656 | BBS & HOP: Contradictory or Complementary?


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


Description

There has been much written and said of late about Human & Organizational Performance and Behavior-Based Safety. Are they complementary or are they in conflict? This session will explore the foundations of both approaches and how you can help your organization succeed using principles from both.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

David C. Uhl

Aubrey Daniels International
Senior Vice President


S732 | BBS for Today's Realities


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


Description

While several versions of behavior-based safety have been around since the 1980s, few have truly adapted to the changing environment in which they operate. Making BBS fit your culture, operations and logistical realities, rather than making your company fit some idealistic model, is key to success in today's realities.

Track

Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Terry L. Mathis

ProAct Safety Inc.
CEO


S760 | The Behavioral Safety System: Everything You Must Know About Behavior and Safety


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


Description

All aspects of human behavior to achieve the best safety results will be presented. The presentation will show how to gain the highest individual commitment (Commitment Based Safety) from employees, as well as building a culture of actively caring. Best Practices in Leadership behaviors with examples will be provided.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Bob Veazie

People Powered Leadership
President


S765 | Practicing Safety Differently: A Small Company's Journey to a New Safety Culture


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

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


Description

Safety Differently/New View/HOP is coming to the forefront of safety culture practices, but how best to implement on a smaller scale: small company, site, or department? Come hear about one company's journey from "blame and shame" to a learning organization. Learn how using Safety Differently practices enhances your safety culture.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Jennifer A. Harris

Pearl Therapeutics
Senior Manager, EH&S


Number Session Level Track
S532 Consistent Execution of Safety Management Systems through Behavioral Science I Human Behavior, Safety Management
S560 Green Beans & Ice Cream: Recipe for a Culture of Commitment I Human Behavior, Safety Management
S600 Integrating Human Performance and Critical Controls - Plan for Failure Executive
S613 Appreciative Investigations - Learning When Nothing Goes Wrong A Safety Management
S618 Neuroscience and BBS: New Findings on Implementing a Successful BBS Process A Safety Management
S633 Human Error: There is NO Root Cause I Human Behavior, Safety Management
S656 BBS & HOP: Contradictory or Complementary? I Human Behavior, Safety Management
S732 BBS for Today's Realities A Human Behavior
S760 The Behavioral Safety System: Everything You Must Know About Behavior and Safety I Human Behavior, Safety Management
S765 Practicing Safety Differently: A Small Company's Journey to a New Safety Culture I Safety Management

Safety Professionals & the Latino Workforce

The following sessions, curated by ASSE's Safety Professionals & the Latino Workforce (SPALW) common interest group seek to address issues and concerns that may be important to the Latino workforce.

S501 | Situational Leadership and the Safety Leader


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

Sponsored by Essilor Prescription Safety Eyewear


Description

This session is designed to build awareness around the need to increase the frequency and quality of conversations about safety performance between managers and the people they work with. An overview of SLII® theory through the lens of a safety leader using case studies and examples will be provided.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Rodney E. Grieve

BRANTA Worldwide, Inc.
Facilitator


S510 | Best Practice Contractor Management in Oil & Gas Including Geophysical Sector


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

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


Description

A review of the oil and gas industries best practice on contractor management, and how this has been taken further by the geophysical sector developing model schedules. Client and contractor collaboration is a key success factor discussed, as well as the pros and cons of using third-party prequalification services.

Track

Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources

Speaker(s)

Ian M. Threadgold

Threadgold Safety Management
Principal Consultant


L. John Barrett

BHP Petroleum
Senior HSE Specialist


S552 | Construction and Demolition Practices - Hot Issues - ANSI/ASSE A10 Standards


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

This presentation will explore how the ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction and Demolition Standards are being increasingly used, and an overview on several new pending standards addressing prevention through design, health hazards, tower construction and wind generation.

Track

Construction, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Tim Fisher

ASSE - Standards Development and Technical Services
Director, Standards Development and Technical Services


Richard F. King

ANSI/ASSE A10 ASC for Construction and Demolition Operations
Chairman ANSI/ASSE A10 ASC for Construction and Demolition Operations


Michael A McCullion

SMACNA
Director, Market Sectors and Safety


John H. Johnson

Black & Veatch
Vice President, Corporate ESH&S


S621 | Musculoskeletal Injury Illness Program for Room Attendants/Housekeepers


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


Description

This session will review the development and implementation of the basic elements of a Musculoskeletal Injury Illness program for room attendants and housekeepers, which will assist in identifying and evaluating their exposures.

Track

Ergonomics, Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Manuel G. Samudio

Chubb North America
Senior Risk Engineer


Annmarie Feeley Jones

Chubb
Executive Field Specialist – Real Estate and Hospitality


S635 | International Best Practices on SH&E Training & Awareness for a Diverse Workforce


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

Sponsored by the Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Normal practices for SH&E training & awareness programs are most likely to fail when dealing with a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic workforce, if not designed to suit their needs. This session presents a few time tested, proven and successful SH&E training methodologies and application from Europe, Asia-Pacific and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Regions.

Track

International, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Ashok Garlapati

Kuwait Oil Company
HSE Consultant


Richard T. Cooper

Level3 Communications
Head SHE(Q) - EMEA


Nirupam Mukherjee

Praxair Inc.
Global Safety Director


S658 | Keeping an Eye on Fatigue in the Workplace


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


Description

Companies addressing fatigue risks know this multi-faceted challenge requires comprehensive strategies and a business case that effectively answers "Why should we invest in resources to mitigate this issue?." Eye on Fatigue is a unique approach integrating organizational strategies and worker engagement to enhance your ability to successfully mitigate fatigue risks.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Susan Sawatzky

In-Scope Solutions
Director


S703 | Alphabet Soup: Career Advancement with Certifications


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) and Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Consultants and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Professional credentialing and competency are key factors for career advancement as an occupational health and safety (OHS) professional. This presentation will identify the most relevant recognized certifications and explore the career benefits of certification. Study methods, tools, and testing techniques that prepare candidates for certification exams will be explained.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Daniel J. Snyder

SPAN International Training LLC
Owner and CEO


S712 | Safety in Developing Nations


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Examine the lessons learned by a construction safety consultant in various developing nations. What trends are emerging and how do they effect or impact safety as a discipline and the future of safety in construction.

Track

International

Speaker(s)

Laura A. Casey

SafeCon Solutions, LLC
Principal


S733 | Managing Diversity in Global Organizations - Challenge for OHS Professionals


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


Description

The OS&H Profession is faced with numerous challenges to overcome the global barriers in the workplace. The presentation will focus on addressing both cross-cultural and multicultural aspects in managing Global Occupational Safety and Health programs. Practical experience, skill mapping strategies used at global locations, and challenges faced will be shared.

Track

International

Speaker(s)

Shaman Ahuja

Fosbel India Private Limited
Senior Manager - EHS


S759 | Thoughts, Feelings and Opinions: Gauging Employees' Perceptions


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

Sponsored by the Public Sector and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Employee perception surveys provide insight as to how employees feel about safety and health within your organization. Learn how to put together your own perception survey! Explore items to include in your survey, tips for promoting survey completion, and how to use survey results to improve your safety management system.

Track

Executive, Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Lori A. Schroth

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)
Senior Safety and Environmental Professional


Brandon J. Hody

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)
Safety & Occupational Health Professional


Number Session Level Track
S501 Situational Leadership and the Safety Leader I Business Skills & Personal Development
S510 Best Practice Contractor Management in Oil & Gas Including Geophysical Sector I Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources
S552 Construction and Demolition Practices - Hot Issues - ANSI/ASSE A10 Standards I Construction, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S621 Musculoskeletal Injury Illness Program for Room Attendants/Housekeepers A Ergonomics, Healthcare / Wellness, Industrial Hygiene / Health
S635 International Best Practices on SH&E Training & Awareness for a Diverse Workforce I International, Training / Education
S658 Keeping an Eye on Fatigue in the Workplace E Industrial Hygiene / Health, Safety Management
S703 Alphabet Soup: Career Advancement with Certifications B Business Skills & Personal Development
S712 Safety in Developing Nations I International
S733 Managing Diversity in Global Organizations - Challenge for OHS Professionals A International
S759 Thoughts, Feelings and Opinions: Gauging Employees' Perceptions B Executive, Human Behavior

Other Common Interest Group & Practice Specialty sponsored sessions

S502 | Ready, Set, Engage! TEST2


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

Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) and Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Groups


Description

This session looks at the impact of employee engagement on performance and productivity and provides attendees with practical strategies to help create engagement and a culture that values all stakeholders and is designed for mutual long-term success.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Julius E. Rhodes

mpr group
Founder and Principal


S504 | Concurrent Incident Command Systems - Part 1


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

Sponsored by the Fire Protection and Public Sector Practice Specialties


Description

This session, the first of three, will mentor the safety professional in the mandated FEMA incident command system courses, guiding the student to successful completion of the FEMA test. Participants will be prepared for interactions with local, state and federal emergency responders.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Leo J. DeBobes

Stony Brook University Hospital
Asst. Administrator, Emergency Management and Regulatory Compliance


Gabriel F. Miehl

GE Transportation
Senior Health and Safety Manager


S505 | Communicating the Value of Ergonomics to Stakeholders


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

Sponsored by Essilor Prescription Safety Eyewear and the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

Effectively communicating the value of ergonomics to senior executives is critical when investing in a new process or supporting an established one. Attendees will develop a business case for initiating and deploying a sustainable, results-driven ergonomics process.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Winnie Ip

Humantech
Vice President


Walt Rostykus

Humantech
Principal Ergonomist


S506 | Private Sector's Role in Reducing Risks for Responding Firefighters


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

Sponsored by the Fire Protection Practice Specialty


Description

The private sector has a significant responsibility in the safety of firefighters, and much of that work must be done long before the fire ever occurs. This session will review basic fireground operations, and case studies involving tragedies to provide guidance on how to mitigate some of those inherent risks.

Track

Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Frank J. Baker

Eastern Alliance Insurance / ProAssurance
Manager of Regional Risk Management


S507 | Case Study: Proven Best Practices and Strategies for Healthcare Injury Reduction


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

Sponsored by the Healthcare Practice Specialty


Description

Leading healthcare organizations are reducing injuries, increasing productivity, and ultimately improving patient care experience. This session provides a unique glimpse into the best practices and proven strategies top hospitals are using. Presented as a case study, this session will walk you through the steps driving significant improvements.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Dale R. Goss

British Standards Institute
Principal Consultant


S509 | The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: IAQ Office and Industrial Case Studies


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Indoor air quality (IAQ) issues create significant amounts of workers' compensation claims, productivity loss and hysteria, which only escalate if unaddressed. Ineffective investigation and management can derail productivity and worsen injury potential. Diverse case studies will be presented, all of which were RESOLVED! Effective tips on investigation and management will be shared.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Louise E. Vallee

Crum and Forster
Risk Engineering Director


S510 | Best Practice Contractor Management in Oil & Gas Including Geophysical Sector


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

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


Description

A review of the oil and gas industries best practice on contractor management, and how this has been taken further by the geophysical sector developing model schedules. Client and contractor collaboration is a key success factor discussed, as well as the pros and cons of using third-party prequalification services.

Track

Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources

Speaker(s)

Ian M. Threadgold

Threadgold Safety Management
Principal Consultant


L. John Barrett

BHP Petroleum
Senior HSE Specialist


S511 | The New "Treacherous Triangle": OSHA, ADA and Medical Marijuana


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Safety professionals and HR managers must work in a coordinated manner to manage occupational risks arising from workers with disabilities or who may use medical marijuana. Learn how these laws interface with OSHA's General Duty Clause and drug-testing provisions.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Adele L. Abrams

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


S512 | Risk Pathways and Cascading Effects - Assessing and Communicating Risk


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Risk communication is required to reduce uncertainty and manage risks. A sequence of modified risk assessment methods can be used to effectively communicate risk and its required treatment to decision makers by presenting the linkage between operational risk, safety, health and environmental (SH&E) risk, business risk, and enterprise risk management.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Bruce K. Lyon

Hays Companies
Vice President, Risk Management Services


Georgi Popov

University of Central Missouri
Professor of Safety Sciences


S517 | L'Oréal and the Hummingbird - Beauty in Safety


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

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


Description

This session is aimed at the passionate enthusiasts that believe a zero incident state is achievable, and will demonstrate key principals and examples for success used in the L'Oréal Americas EHS&S System. L'Oréal's focus on the hummingbird enables the continuous improvement process for safety and the mission of positive human impact.

Track

Executive, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Jay R. Harf

L'Oreal Operations Americas
VP Environment, Health, Safety, Sustainability & Security


Kristin K. Herman

L'Oreal Operations Americas
AVP of EHS&S


S521 | Understanding the Safety Benefit of Commercial Trucking Technology


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

Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

Participants will understand how to evaluate and choose vehicle technology for larger commercial trucks. Learn what each type of technology will do for your type of operation, and which one might have a better return on investment for your fleet. Stay abreast of the changes in fleet technology.

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Brian S. Hammer

Consultant
Senior


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.

Track

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


S527 | Women in Construction: Case Studies on Health, Safety and Workplace Culture


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

Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) and Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Groups and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Through an examination of unique case studies, safety professionals will discover the hazards and gender specific barriers facing women in construction. Construction is a career field not traditionally gender diverse, with 11 men for every woman. As construction begins an economic recovery the field offers greater opportunity for women.

Track

Construction

Speaker(s)

Reagan Branch

Pyramid Safety & Health Solutions Inc.
Owner


Crystal D. Turner-Moffatt

CDT EHS Consulting LLC
President


S528 | Safety Training and Technology: Micro-learning Strategies for Accident Reduction


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

Sponsored by ClickSafety and the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

It is sometimes difficult to tell a fad from a genuinely new development anymore, but make no mistake: micro-learning is here to stay. Learn how safety professionals are using this cost-effective methodology to reduce accidents and costs dramatically at a rapid pace and creating strong safety cultures within a year.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Isabel Perry

21st Century Safety
CEO/President


S530 | Top 5 Ways to Mitigate Combustible Dust Hazards


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

Sponsored by the Fire Protection Practice Specialty


Description

There is a myriad of unknown methods that are available for mitigating combustible dust hazards. This presentation will discuss the most effective ways to mitigate these hazards using both common and uncommon hazard mitigation methods. Examples of how performance-based design methods are used will also be discussed.

Track

Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Jason P. Reason

Lewellyn Technology
Senior Vice President / Consultant


S531 | Situational Awareness: The Often Overlooked Hazard Control


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

Sponsored by the Healthcare Practice Specialty


Description

In healthcare, culture change is needed for employees to identify hazards variable to each patient in real time, locate the appropriate hazard control, and use it before an incident occurs. Even with pristine compliance, this situational awareness is necessary. Using a 'playbook' approach, this can be taught.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Cory B. Worden

Memorial Hermann Health System
Manager, System Safety


S533 | Are There Gaps in Your Safety Systems? Targeting Behavioral Variance


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

Sponsored by the Academics and Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources Practice Specialties


Description

Reducing serious injuries requires addressing sources of behavioral variance in context of high-risk tasks while taking advantage of opportunities to build situational awareness as workers approach hazardous tasks. This presentation proposes a next-generation task-specific deep-dive for your behavioral safety process that has implications for both personal and process safety.

Track

Human Behavior, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Timothy D. Ludwig

Appalachian State University
Professor


S534 | Evaluation of COPD Morbidity by Industry, Occupation and Specific Hazards


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

Sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty


Description

Is your industry, occupation, or specific exposure a risk for COPD? Analytical results of hierarchical or multi-stage modeling of national cohort data to examine the relationship of occupational exposures by industry, occupation, and specific hazard with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) morbidity will be discussed.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Jennifer S. Rous

Department of Navy
Director of Occupational Health


S535 | Common Occupational and Environmental Exposures in Gas and Oil Extraction


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

Sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene and Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources Practice Specialties


Description

Technological oil and gas extraction advances have unleashed a bonanza of exploration and development. Heightened public concern makes it one of the most scrutinized sectors of private industry, mandating companies assess and manage all SHE exposures and assure any environmental releases are quickly and efficiently brought under control.

Track

Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources

Speaker(s)

Jeremy M. Slagley

Air Force Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor


Helmut Paschold

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor


S536 | Respiratory Protection Program Development and Administration


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

Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

This session provides the necessary information to develop, implement, administer, and properly sustain a respiratory protection program. The general requirements and administrative aspects of a respiratory protection program to include training, evaluation, fit-testing, cleaning, maintenance, record-keeping, emerging technology issues and CBRNE emergency response requirements will be covered in detail.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Dennis A. Terpin

University of Illinois at Chicago
Senior Industrial Hygienist/Emergency Manager


S538 | The Big Switch: Why You Need to Shift Your Organization from Compliance to Risk


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants and Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

The OSH profession has been undergoing a transformation away from injury-based/compliance-based programs to the development of safety management systems focusing on continuous improvement and risk reduction. This presentation will provide five critical and immediate actions OSH professionals need to take to begin to lead the shift in their organization.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Pam Walaski

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Director, Health and Safety


S540 | How to Obtain and Use Data and Science to Improve Safety Cultures and Results


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

Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

In recent years, we have seen demonstration after demonstration of the limitations of the measures most businesses use to measure and improve their safety processes and results. This session describes a different, proven process, to measure and improve your safety culture and reduce accidents. A true New Generation approach.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Patrick T. Ragan

Ragan Safety Services LLC
Executive Member


Brooks Carder

Carder and Associates, LLC
Principal


S541 | Change Management for Safety Professionals


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

Sponsored by the Consultants and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Organizations today are undertaking major change initiatives more frequently than ever before and one of the primary roles of a Safety Professional is to create change. Agile change execution is vital to the success of these initiatives, yet less than a third of these change initiatives succeed. Faced with this massive amount of change failure, organizations and professionals are under increasing pressure to make sure future changes are not only successful, but that they are also implemented quickly. This session presents a comprehensive change model that can be immediately applied to your current situations. Participants will explore how to apply the model that includes planning, engagement, implementation, training, and deployment. Whatever your role is in change management, you can learn from this process to help ensure successful change.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Chris Ross

The Engagement Effect
CEO/President


S546 | Create a Focused Strategy for Healthy Aging in the Workplace


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

Sponsored by Chubb and the Ergonomics and Management Practice Specialties


Description

Are you prepared to address the needs of an aging workforce? Explore physiological changes associated with aging; dispel myths based on new research; and distinguish between modifiable vs. non-modifiable changes. Learn techniques to promote healthy aging and injury prevention. Discuss how to develop a site specific strategy to support graceful aging.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Peggy E. Ross

Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Senior Corporate Manager, EHS


Teresa L. Jeka

Baxter Healthcare
Regional Occupational Health Manager


S547 | Safety Training Ninja 2.0: Master of PowerPoint


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) and Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Construction and Consultants Practice Specialties


Description

Focusing exclusively on PowerPoint, Ninja 2.0 will show how to be efficient, effective and interesting in your PowerPoint design. Learn about images, templates, smartArt, color palettes, tips, tricks and more to make you presentation awesome! Anyone who uses PowerPoint should attend this fast paced, interactive program. Free job-aid!

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Regina McMichael

The Learning Factory, Inc.
President


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.

Track

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.

Track

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


S550 | How is Your Psychological Safety Doing?


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Public Sector Practice Specialty


Description

Technological advances, policies, rules and focus on individual behavior have plateaued in fatality and accident reduction. Research shows that employee engagement is needed to go beyond next-step improvement in safety performance. This session will provide stories, tools, and scientific evidence to support why relationship building is the future leadership competence.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive

Speaker(s)

Kelly A. Bernish

Global SHE Solutions LLC
President


Rosa Carrillo

Carrillo & Associates
President


S552 | Construction and Demolition Practices - Hot Issues - ANSI/ASSE A10 Standards


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

This presentation will explore how the ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction and Demolition Standards are being increasingly used, and an overview on several new pending standards addressing prevention through design, health hazards, tower construction and wind generation.

Track

Construction, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Tim Fisher

ASSE - Standards Development and Technical Services
Director, Standards Development and Technical Services


Richard F. King

ANSI/ASSE A10 ASC for Construction and Demolition Operations
Chairman ANSI/ASSE A10 ASC for Construction and Demolition Operations


Michael A McCullion

SMACNA
Director, Market Sectors and Safety


John H. Johnson

Black & Veatch
Vice President, Corporate ESH&S


S556 | Trials and Tribulations of a Successful Environmental Audit


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

Sponsored by the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Environmental auditing anxiety can really distract from the focus in preparation. Life experiences during different audits lead one to understand what is important. Developing a strategy is key to a successful audit. This presentation will prepare EHS professionals to get through the event with all stakeholders.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Mary L. Prisby

BASF
EHS Specialist


S561 | Global Briefing 2018: Human Capital - Materiality - Sustainability and ISO 45001


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

Sponsored by Avetta and the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the International Practice Specialty


Description

This high level briefing provides trends and their implication on workplace safety & health in human capital, sustainability, materiality and management systems. Emphasis is on the new ISO 45001 & GRI 403 OHS standards and their influence on OHS - sustainability and materiality in public reporting around the world.

Track

Executive, International, Sustainability / Human Capital

Speaker(s)

Kathy A. Seabrook

Global Solutions, Inc.
President


S563 | OSHA Inspections from Opening to Settlement: Tips From Former OSHA Leaders


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

Sponsored by the ASSE Government Affairs Committee and the Manufacturing Practice Specialty


Description

Former OSHA leaders will cover how the agency works, its authority and limits, how OSHA inspections are triggered and conducted, citations and the contest/appeal process. In short, this session will provide a soup-to-nuts overview of what you need to know to deal with an OSHA issue when it arises.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Nick Walters

Safety Controls Technology
Vice President


Tom Bielema

Safety Controls Technology
Regional Director


S565 | Risk Assessment Revolution - Oh My, Oh My, Bowties!


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources Practice Specialty


Description

Join the Risk Assessment Revolution! A Bowtie is a comprehensive tool utilized occasionally to assess risks. It can be perceived as complicated, confusing, difficult and even intimidating. This presentation will provide valuable resources, and review how to easily apply the Bowtie 'methodology' to achieve exceptional results while maximizing ROI.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Tabitha A. Laser

T.A. Laser Consulting, LLC
Consultant | Author | Speaker


S566 | Injury and Illness Management: An Overview of Employee Return to Work


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

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


Description

Returning an injured employee back to work is a challenge for many organizations. This session examines these challenges from the perspective of the employer, the employee, the medical provider and insurance carrier, and details the elements for a model Return to Work Program and steps for effective case management.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Perry D. Hawkins

CIRCOR International
Corporate Director - EH&S and Risk Management


S567 | Learn a Top-to-Bottom Process to Significantly Reduce Contractor Risk Exposures


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

Sponsored by the Construction and Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

Learn using a real-life case study how the implementation of a 3-stage process for contractor control has significantly reduced contractor risk exposures, following a detailed review of current practices at group and subsidiary company levels; after a contractor fatality and subsequent court case and heavy fine.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

John F. Stevens

The Go-Ahead Group
Group Health & Safety Advisor (Bus)


Nick Elliott

Oxford Bus Group
Health, Safety & Environmental Manager


S570 | Apply Engineering Principles to Become a Better Safety Professional


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

Sponsored by the Engineering Practice Specialty


Description

Many safety issues are best addressed with a synthesis of engineering and safety disciplines. However, without an engineering degree, how do you incorporate the two? This session conveys ways to apply important engineering principles to more effectively implement safety program elements, including hazard identification, solution development and Prevention through Design.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Thomas Kramer

LJB Inc.
Principal


Marjory Anderson

Office of the Architect of the Capitol
Safety Engineer


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.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Isabel Perry

21st Century Safety
CEO/President


Michael T. Coleman

Tyson Foods
Complex Safety Manager


S577 | Why Safety Competes with Production and What to Do About It


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

Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

If you are not actively managing the marketing and experiences of beliefs that should become values within your organization, others will be, and you may not like the message they're sending. Learn how to overcome the safety versus production perception within your organization.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive

Speaker(s)

Shawn M. Galloway

ProAct Safety Inc.
President


S582 | SPHM Principles to Reduce Employee Injuries and Improve Patient Experience


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

Sponsored by the Healthcare Practice Specialty


Description

Injury data indicates healthcare employees sustain more musculoskeletal disorders than other heavy industries. Injuries are related to lifting, transferring and repositioning patients. The implementation of a multi-faceted safe patient handling and mobility program resulted in a significant reduction in employee injuries and had a positive impact on the work environment.

Track

Healthcare / Wellness

Speaker(s)

Mary E. Vorndran

Mayo Clinic
Senior Safety Coordinator


Ruth E. Hohnstein

Mayo Clinic
Safety Coordinator


S585 | Discovering a New Frontier in Worker Health - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)


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

Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

IAQ is not typically addressed within a safety program, yet IAQ problems are a growing concern with employees working more hours indoors than ever before. This session will discuss the impact of IAQ on our health, case study examples of how to prevent potential exposures, and managing perceptions and complaints.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Kurt M. VonRueden

U.S. Compliance Corporation
Senior EHS Advisor


S586 | Best Practices to Counter Vehicle-Related Fatalities in the Oil & Gas Industry


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

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


Description

Transportation-related fatalities continue to plague the oil and gas industry. Operators and contractors were surveyed to determine how they are managing their vehicle fleet risks. This session will highlight fleet management best practices, vehicle telematics, and journey management programs that have been used to better manage the overall risks to drivers.

Track

Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources, Transportation

Speaker(s)

Edsel R. Truett

IMA
Risk Control Advisor


Jeffrey M. Citrone

Kahuna Ventures
Manager Health & Safety Compliance


S591 | WORKER INJURIES: What to do in the First 30 Minutes


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

Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Workplace injuries are a major cost for employers and OSHA recordkeeping is a major concern, but for a worker they can be life-changing. This presentation looks at what companies can do in the first 30 minutes to reduce injury severity, recovery time, company costs and OSHA recordables.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Ken Wells

Lifeline Strategies, LLC
President


S593 | Implementing Best Practice Safety Sign Systems In Line with ISO 45001 Objectives


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Companies adopting ISO 45001 will need to accurately communicate residual risks to workers. Using case studies from early adopters, this session will explore how safety professionals can use recent advances in the U.S. and International safety sign system standards to communicate and reduce risk in line with ISO 45001 objectives.

Track

Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Derek Eversdyke

Clarion Safety Systems
Director of Facility Safety Products and Intermediary Relationships


S596 | Bag of Tricks - Presentation Design 2


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

Sponsored by the Manufacturing Practice Specialty


Description

After Presentation Design 1 presented at Safety 2017, you no longer look at presentations in the same way. You were shown a better way, however you may still be struggling with how to make use of all that information. Have no fear, that is where this session starts.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Don Weatherbee

DuPont
EHS Manager


S597 | ASSE Z15.1: Structured Approach to Managing Fleet Risks


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

Explore applicability and framework of the newly updated ANSI/ASSE Z15.1-2017 standard to develop, implement, improve, monitor and effectively maintain fleet safety programs. Learn how to recognize driver hazards and apply a risk-based approach. Challenge yourself to identify gaps in how fleet risk is currently being managed.

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Peggy E. Ross

Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Senior Corporate Manager, EHS


Terry L. Ketchum

Covestro LLC
Manager, Health, Environment & Safety


William J. Hinderks

Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.
Senior Loss Control Manager North America


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.

Track

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


S602 | Concurrent Incident Command Systems - Part 2


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

Sponsored by the Fire Protection and Public Sector Practice Specialties


Description

This session, the second of three, will mentor the safety professional in the mandated FEMA incident command system courses, guiding the student to successful completion of the FEMA test. Participants will be prepared for interactions with local, state and federal emergency responders.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Leo J. DeBobes

Stony Brook University Hospital
Asst. Administrator, Emergency Management and Regulatory Compliance


Gabriel F. Miehl

GE Transportation
Senior Health and Safety Manager


S605 | Get More Buy-In from Stretch & Flex Programs: [Hint] Bring Them out of the 80's


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

Sponsored by the Construction and Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources Practice Specialties


Description

In order to drastically reduce sprain and strain injuries, workers need to buy-into and follow through with stretch and flex programs. When these programs are customized to the industry and updated to incorporate mobility, core strength and balance, workers will FEEL the difference and want to do more.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Lori Frederic

Balance Bio - Ninja Safety
Owner


S609 | OSHA's Rapid Response Investigation Process: Tips From Former OSHA Leaders


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

Sponsored by the Manufacturing Practice Specialty


Description

Since OSHA's new injury reporting rule took effect, the number of reports has skyrocketed. OSHA's Rapid Response Investigation process shifts the obligation to document what happened, why it happened, and what should be done to prevent recurrence to the employer. Former OSHA leaders will offer tips for preparing effective reports.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Nick Walters

Safety Controls Technology
Vice President


Tom Bielema

Safety Controls Technology
Regional Director


S616 | Engineering Practices Can Reduce Risk


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

Sponsored by the Engineering Practice Specialty


Description

The application of engineering practices can reduce risk through operational risk management feasible solution design. This session will discuss traditional system design phases and introduce the use of observational engineering techniques to determine interventions that are feasible, reliable and have immediate impact.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Lawrence J. H. Schulze

Naval Operations Support Center Houston
Operations Officer


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.

Track

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!

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Kristy Bellows

Bellows Health & Safety Consulting


Travis M. Warden

Exterran Corporation
Director, HSSE Management Systems & Processes


S625 | Partner-Centered Leadership: Reducing Workplace Violence and Eliminating Waste


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

Sponsored by the Management and Manufacturing Practice Specialties


Description

People are getting murdered at work. All forms of workplace violence (incivility to bullying to murder) take a huge toll on both the people and the business. A proven, comprehensive, three-phased approach will be presented that will significantly reduce this dysfunctional behavior and save the business a lot of money.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Richard N. Knowles

Richard N Knowles and Associates, Inc.
President


Claire E. F. Knowles

Richard N Knowles and Associates, Inc.
Partner


S626 | Young Safety Professionals: This is How it Really Works


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

Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Join us to unleash the unwritten rules and the strategies to a successful career. The focus is on unveiling a new level of awareness so that you can engage on the same playing field as seasoned pros. Return with an alternative mindset unleashed from thirty years of lessons learned.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

J. A. Rodriguez, Jr.

Raytheon Company
Global Senior Manager of EHS


S627 | Recruiting and Growing Your Own Safety Professionals from Within


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

Sponsored by the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Participants will be able to identify key elements for organizations to develop, mentor and retain interns in the construction industry. Hear success stories from current and past interns that are now full time with the organization.

Track

Construction

Speaker(s)

Nathan W. Lutz

Nordic PCL
HSE Supervisor


Nathaniel Gomera

PCL Construction Services
HSE Coordinator


S629 | RISK Based Approach - A Practical Solution for HSE Surveillance during Shutdowns


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

Sponsored by the International and Management and Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties


Description

Learn a process to assess, evaluate and prioritize the HSE requirements of shutdown related critical activities by reviewing the nature, severity and importance of the risk or issue posed.

Track

Emergency Management / Security

Speaker(s)

Georgi Popov

University of Central Missouri
Professor of Safety Sciences


S635 | International Best Practices on SH&E Training & Awareness for a Diverse Workforce


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

Sponsored by the Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Normal practices for SH&E training & awareness programs are most likely to fail when dealing with a multi-cultural, multi-linguistic workforce, if not designed to suit their needs. This session presents a few time tested, proven and successful SH&E training methodologies and application from Europe, Asia-Pacific and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Regions.

Track

International, Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Ashok Garlapati

Kuwait Oil Company
HSE Consultant


Richard T. Cooper

Level3 Communications
Head SHE(Q) - EMEA


Nirupam Mukherjee

Praxair Inc.
Global Safety Director


S642 | This IS My Circus! These ARE My Monkeys! - Taming Your Safety Committee


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

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


Description

Engaging your safety committee can be as difficult as managing a three-ring circus. This interactive and high energy session focuses on solutions and strategies for making your committee a strong driver within your safety program. Find out how to ensure your monkeys help you create a highly effective safety committee!

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Rachel S. Raynor

Pearl Therapeutics
Senior Manager, EH&S


Jennifer A. Harris

Pearl Therapeutics
Senior Manager, EH&S


S647 | Driving Your Bottom Line - Tips and Tools for Preventing Auto Accidents


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

Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

Auto crashes account for the highest number of severe injuries and fatalities in the workplace. Companies can no longer accept the liability that comes with a poor driver. This session will focus on how to hire the safest driver, train them, and hold them accountable to drive safely.

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Charlie N. Halfen

Chubb ESIS
Transportation Safety Practice Leader


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.

Track

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


S650 | See the Big Picture: Improve Safety Communications by Enhancing Visual Controls


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

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


Description

Visualizations can bridge verbal barriers to communicate a consistent message that is easily understandable. However, if misaligned these important tools can distract from a productive safety culture. This presentation will provide strategies on how to enhance visual controls while avoiding common mistakes in displays and reports.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Randall C. Butler

Consumers Energy
Contractor Safety Director


S652 | Fall Protection in Residential Construction: STILL TALKING ABOUT IT!


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

Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

For decades falls have been the number one cause of serious injury and death in America's home building industry. This session will provide attendees a road map based on proven real world successes for how they can incorporate fall protection systems and practices into their business operations.

Track

Construction

Speaker(s)

Jeremy Bethancourt

AKE Inc.
Safety Engineering Consultant


Christine Branche

NIOSH
Principal Associate Director, & Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health


Mark Cannon

AKE Inc.
Engineering Consultant


S653 | Preparing for Emergencies: The Key to a Successful Failure


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

Sponsored by the Fire Protection Practice Specialty


Description

Emergencies such as chemical spills and fires will result in operational disruption. This presentation will focus on how facilities can prepare for emergencies using the concept of plan-do-check-act (PDCA). Actual emergency events will focus attendees on planning for risk assessments, executing response planning activities, and checking plans through practice.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Gabriel F. Miehl

GE Transportation
Senior Health and Safety Manager


S657 | Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Safety and Health for Induction Heating


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

Sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty


Description

A review of safety and health considerations for Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Non-Ionizing Radiation as applied to Induction heaters in the Oil Tool manufacturing industry. The physics and biology of EMF and relevant exposure standards, monitoring equipment and controls will be covered.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

John Baker

BSI EHS Service and Solutions
Principal Consultant


Shaun A. Payne

National Oilwell Varco, LLP
Global HSE Officer - Operations


S659 | Safety & Health and the Working Woman


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Public Sector Practice Specialty


Description

Rosie the Riveter and those women workers since have faced a myriad of occupational health and safety risks that may result in injury, illness or death. This presentation will focus on the many hazards that may be gender specific, as well as means of assessing and controlling these risks.

Track

Industrial Hygiene / Health

Speaker(s)

Leo J. DeBobes

Stony Brook University Hospital
Asst. Administrator, Emergency Management and Regulatory Compliance


Delaney K. Jones

Columbia University
Health and Safety Specialist


S660 | Safety in the World of Standardization - What is Our Role?


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

Sponsored by the International Practice Specialty


Description

The use of ISO standards to improve operational efficiency and compliance in multiple jurisdictions is growing. Does the safety professional have a role to play when these management systems are developed and implemented? Learn how to apply your unique set of skills and knowledge to the new business management systems.

Track

International, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Holly C. Elke

SH&E System Solutions Inc.
Senior QHSE Advisor (Owner)


S666 | Hazards of Homeless Encampments and Working in Urban Environments


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

Sponsored by the Public Sector Practice Specialty


Description

This presentation introduces the hazards of working in urban environments, and nearby to homeless/transient encampments. An eye-opening introduction to work environments, workplaces (field and facilities), and worker tasks where homeless encampments, meth labs, and other urban hazards can potentially be encountered by a variety of workforces will be presented.

Track

Risk Assessment

Speaker(s)

Cynthia E. Braun

Braun Safety Associates, LLC
President


S667 | Leveraging Safety and Loss Control Resources from Your Insurance Providers


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

Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

Learn how to access valuable safety resources from your insurance and risk management providers. Many organizations have been more successful by tapping into those resources to solve both simple and complex safety issues.

Track

Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Russell S. Norman

Moreton & Company
Safety and Loss Control Manager


Morgan Henrie

Moreton & Company
Industrial Hygenist


S669 | Updating ANSI Z10 - Advancing OHS Performance Through Improved Management System Practices


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Management Practice Specialty


Description

ANSI/ASSE Z10 has been one of the hottest standards for organizations looking to improve H&S performance. This forum will feature a panel of speakers to introduce proposed improvements such as New View/Human and Organizational Performance, Fatality and Serious Incident prevention, worker health strategies and synergy with ISO 45001.

Track

Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Vic M. Toy

Insyst OH&S
Principal


Sharon D. Kemerer

Baxter International Inc.
Corporate Director, Occupational Health & Safety


S671 | Virtual Reality: Actual Hazards


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

Sponsored by the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

Attendees will see how virtual reality can benefit your EHS training program. This session will show how VR can be applied to EHS training. New technologies are often wrought with challenges. Attend this session and learn ways to overcome emerging challenges in a virtual learning environment.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Jonathan Jacobi

Underwriters Laboratories
Senior EHS Advisor


E. Andrew Kapp

Underwriters Laboratories
Research Manager


Susan Murphy

Underwriters Laboratories
Director of Professional Learning Services


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.

Track

Key Issue Collaboration Session

Collaboration Session Coordinator(s)

Kevin J. Slates

Indiana University
Clinical Assistant Professor


Daniel E. Osadiaye

Talon Global Services
Safety Trainer


S701 | So You Want to Be a Manager and Possibly Work Overseas?


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

Sponsored by the International Practice Specialty


Description

You know about safety and safety management systems, but are you a people manager? Managing a team is an important element in career development. This session will outline some of the styles and pitfalls to be avoided as safety professionals assume management roles.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Richard T. Cooper

Level3 Communications
Head SHE(Q) - EMEA


S702 | Elevate Your Presence! A Safety Pro's Guide to Leveraging Social Media


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

Sponsored by the Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) and Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Groups and the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Craft the story of your career and publish it yourself! In this session you'll learn strategies for establishing or elevating your current online presence through multi-modal publishing and public speaking. Tweeting, snapping and blogging is encouraged during this session - bring your mobile device!

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Abby Ferri

The Ferri Group LLC
President


S703 | Alphabet Soup: Career Advancement with Certifications


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) and Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Groups and the Consultants and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Professional credentialing and competency are key factors for career advancement as an occupational health and safety (OHS) professional. This presentation will identify the most relevant recognized certifications and explore the career benefits of certification. Study methods, tools, and testing techniques that prepare candidates for certification exams will be explained.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Daniel J. Snyder

SPAN International Training LLC
Owner and CEO


S708 | Concurrent Incident Command Systems - Part 3


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

Sponsored by the Fire Protection and Public Sector Practice Specialties


Description

This session, the third of three, will mentor the safety professional in the mandated FEMA incident command system courses, guiding the student to successful completion of the FEMA test. Participants will be prepared for interactions with local, state and federal emergency responders.

Track

Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection

Speaker(s)

Leo J. DeBobes

Stony Brook University Hospital
Asst. Administrator, Emergency Management and Regulatory Compliance


Gabriel F. Miehl

GE Transportation
Senior Health and Safety Manager


S709 | ISO 14001:2015 EMS, How to Successfully Upgrade to New Requirements


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

Sponsored by the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group and the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Specific explanation of the changes featured in the ISO 14001:2015 EMS standard and detailed descriptions of the implementation of changes to demonstrate conformance to the new standard requirements. Technical guidance for revising current management systems and features input and interpretations of new requirements from EMS consultants and registrar auditors will be provided.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Dylan Gaudineer

American Packaging Corporation Flexographic Printing and Laminating Division
Safety Manager


S712 | Safety in Developing Nations


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

Examine the lessons learned by a construction safety consultant in various developing nations. What trends are emerging and how do they effect or impact safety as a discipline and the future of safety in construction.

Track

International

Speaker(s)

Laura A. Casey

SafeCon Solutions, LLC
Principal


S714 | Risk Identification, Evaluation and Control for the OSH Professional


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

Sponsored by the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

The OSH Profession often struggles with the concept of risk and integrating it with hazards. The future professional should seek opportunities for improvement, in addition to identifying and correcting hazards, and view risk mitigation as a method of change management. This session will focus on how this can be accomplished.

Track

Risk Assessment, Risk Management / Insurance

Speaker(s)

Francis P. Sehn

Willis Towers Watson
Vice President Risk Control and Claims Advocacy


S716 | World-Class Safety by Actively Engaging Employees using Five Pillars of Safety


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

Sponsored by the Management Practice Specialty


Description

This session will discuss various techniques to actively engage all employees in cultivating a world-class safety culture. With OSHA taking a tough stand increasing inspections and fines, companies are striving for an organized approach to getting employees actively engaged in safety. A road map to achieving this goal will be discussed.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Michael Saujani

MKS Safety LLC
President


S718 | Updated! Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training Programs, Z390.1


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Consultants and Oil, Gas, Mining and Mineral Resources Practice Specialties


Description

This session will provide participants with an understanding of ANSI/ASSE Z390.1 "Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training Programs" reviewing the many changes and significant updates including a definition of Occupational Exposure Limit, expanding the Instructor Qualifications, minimum Trainer course content, a non-mandatory Syllabus, Course Objectives, and training for laboratories.

Track

Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources, Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Wayne Vanderhoof

RJR Safety, Inc.
President


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


S728 | Recruiting, Retaining and Keeping Women in Construction Safe


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

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


Description

Women face many challenges as they enter into careers in construction. Learn about issues related to safety, recruiting and retaining women in the construction industry and identify strategies to keep them safe and engaged.

Track

Construction, Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Kathleen Dobson

Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Safety Director


S729 | Rapid Response to a Fall Protection Emergency


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

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


Description

This presentation will discuss alternatives for achieving an effective post-fall rescue plan, ranging from coordination with local (9-1-1) emergency responders, to developing internal response plans to fill the gap and prevent further injuries. Practical guidance will be offered for use in developing a preplan that is both compliant and effective.

Track

Emergency Management / Security

Speaker(s)

Loui McCurley

Pigeon Mountain Industries
CEO


S735 | How Much Sand Does OSHA Allow to be Kicked in Your Face?


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

Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee and the Construction Practice Specialty


Description

This presentation will familiarize the participant with the new OSHA silica rule and discuss the toxic effects of exposures and sampling protocol. How to take a breathing zone sample will be demonstrated.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Terry W. Krug

EXOSHA
President


S741 | Lockout/Tagout - What You Won't Find in the Standard


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

Sponsored by the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

The LOTO standard is consistently on the list of the Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, and part of the reason is that a lot of information isn't in the regulation itself. This session discusses additional details that can help with achieving compliance while avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy.

Track

Technical / Engineering / Standards

Speaker(s)

Debby Shewitz

Shewitz Consulting, LLC
Owner


Carol Robinson

Specialty Technical Consultants
Expert Technical Advisor


S743 | Why We Need to Add Creative Non-fiction in Our Training (and how to do so)!


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

Sponsored by the Management and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Creative nonfiction (CNF) conveys the essence of what's important. CNF is used in many venues including science communication, long-form writing, and presentations to lawmakers. This presentation will demonstrate how more memorable narrative is, to create CNF, and to emphasize the key points. Both examples and key details will be covered.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Jonathan T. Klane

Arizona State University (ASU)
Bald-headed Safety Guy


S744 | Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle (CTMV) Confined Space Safety


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

Sponsored by the Transportation Practice Specialty


Description

An overview of the unique hazards of confined space in cargo tank motor vehicles with recommended safety practices will be reviewed. References based upon the ANSI/ASSE Z117.1 Standard, the NFPA 350 Best Practices Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work, and how to implement a new program or improve an existing one will be shared.

Track

Transportation

Speaker(s)

Daniel J. O'Connell

SAFETRAN, LLC
Director of Safety


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.

Track

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


S750 | Beyond Occupational Safety: Opportunities for Safety Professionals


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

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


Description

This session will provide ideas for Safety Professionals who are interested in moving from an occupational safety focus to a health promotion and/or injury prevention focus in their current workplace, with other employers/clients, or in a community health setting, in order to have an impact beyond occupational safety.

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Maureen M. Johnson

University of Vermont Medical Center
Child Passenger Safety Specialist


S751 | The 7 Qualities of Outstanding Safety Professionals


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

Sponsored by the Young Professionals in OSH Common Interest Group


Description

Did you know technical expertise is rarely the differentiator between the average and outstanding OSH professional? Presented by leaders in public and private sectors, you'll learn the qualities necessary for success. Whether a young professional or experienced in the field, you'll learn what it takes to lead in OSH today!

Track

Business Skills & Personal Development

Speaker(s)

Cece M. Weldon

AECOM
Vice President Corporate Safety, Health & Environment


Joshua J. Franklin

United States Air Force
Safety Career Field Manager


S756 | Hazardous Materials and Best Practices for Storm water Site Compliance


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Environmental Practice Specialty


Description

Storm water compliance under the Clean Water Act requires construction sites to manage hazardous chemicals, soils and trash discharges to prevent offsite discharge of polluted storm water. This session demonstrates current best management practices, selection and proper installation of BMPs and employee training requirements, and what regulators currently require for site compliance.

Track

Environment / Hazardous Material

Speaker(s)

Diane J. Hale

HERServices, Inc.
Director of ESH


Glenn S. Hale

HERServices, Inc
Stormwater Manager


S757 | Ice Cream and Ergonomics: The Wells Story


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

Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

Establishing an effective ergonomics process at an ice cream manufacturing plant can be a rocky road (pun intended). Despite business changes, Wells Enterprises reduced its MSD risk by 40% by addressing the exposures to MSD risk factors and reducing them. The presentation will share what has and hasn't worked.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

William Davis

Wells Enterprises
Industrial Engineer


Michael S. Plagge

Wells Enterprises, Inc.
Director of Environment, Health and Safety


S759 | Thoughts, Feelings and Opinions: Gauging Employees' Perceptions


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

Sponsored by the Public Sector and Training & Communications Practice Specialties


Description

Employee perception surveys provide insight as to how employees feel about safety and health within your organization. Learn how to put together your own perception survey! Explore items to include in your survey, tips for promoting survey completion, and how to use survey results to improve your safety management system.

Track

Executive, Human Behavior

Speaker(s)

Lori A. Schroth

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)
Senior Safety and Environmental Professional


Brandon J. Hody

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)
Safety & Occupational Health Professional


S761 | PDAs - Critical Tool for Managing Job Positions and Enhancing Productivity


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

Sponsored by the Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Description

This session highlights the benefits of documenting the physical state of jobs by building robust PDAs that are used in an organization to enhance productivity through employee placement and retention, while supporting hiring practices, returning employees to work, and applying ergonomics practices. Examples from national organizations will be shared.

Track

Ergonomics

Speaker(s)

Christina Bergman

Aon Global Risk Consulting
Managing Consultant


Jodi Glunz

Aon Global Risk Consulting
Senior Consultant


S764 | The Future of OSHA: The Donald Trump Administration


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

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


Description

The tides of change have come to OSHA since the election of Donald Trump. In recent years, OSHA's regulations have been based on shaming employers who have significant violations. Under the new administration, OSHA must move from an enforcement-based strategy toward compliance assistance.

Track

Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

Speaker(s)

Sheldon A. Primus

OSHA Compliance Help
CEO


S765 | Practicing Safety Differently: A Small Company's Journey to a New Safety Culture


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

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


Description

Safety Differently/New View/HOP is coming to the forefront of safety culture practices, but how best to implement on a smaller scale: small company, site, or department? Come hear about one company's journey from "blame and shame" to a learning organization. Learn how using Safety Differently practices enhances your safety culture.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Jennifer A. Harris

Pearl Therapeutics
Senior Manager, EH&S


S766 | Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Tools for Safety Professionals


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


Description

This session provides participants the foundation to become familiar with Risk Assessment/LSS tools for proposed or existing SH&E programs and projects. Participants will learn to use LSS tools as the framework to develop and improve safety and health management programs. This methodology will be illustrated by detailed case studies.

Track

Safety Management

Speaker(s)

Georgi Popov

University of Central Missouri
Professor of Safety Sciences


Monica M. Nevels

University of Central Missouri
Assistant Professor of Safety


S770 | Emotional Safety: Lessons From the True Tales of Two Storytelling Safety Pros


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

Sponsored by the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Consultants Practice Specialty


Description

Stats and gore may grab your audience, but they do not enhance student retention of knowledge! Two storytelling safety pros will share how they have leveraged sad stories, happy stories, and downright disgusting stories to maximize student retention of training.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Tim Page-Bottorff

Total Safety Compliance
Principal Consultant


Abby Ferri

The Ferri Group LLC
President


S771 | Interactive Training Class Activities for OSHA Outreach Trainers


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

Sponsored by the Training & Communications Practice Specialty


Description

Safety training, including OSHA Outreach Training, can be made more effective if trainees actively participate. In this hands-on session, you will learn why activities make training classes successful. Attendees will take part in several training activities related to OSHA outreach, which they can then use immediately back on the job.

Track

Training / Education

Speaker(s)

Linda M. Tapp

SafetyFUNdamentals
President


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


Number Session Level Track
S502 Ready, Set, Engage! TEST2 I Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive, Training / Education
S504 Concurrent Incident Command Systems - Part 1 B Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
S505 Communicating the Value of Ergonomics to Stakeholders E Ergonomics
S506 Private Sector's Role in Reducing Risks for Responding Firefighters I Fire Protection
S507 Case Study: Proven Best Practices and Strategies for Healthcare Injury Reduction I Healthcare / Wellness
S509 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: IAQ Office and Industrial Case Studies I Industrial Hygiene / Health
S510 Best Practice Contractor Management in Oil & Gas Including Geophysical Sector I Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources
S511 The New "Treacherous Triangle": OSHA, ADA and Medical Marijuana I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
S512 Risk Pathways and Cascading Effects - Assessing and Communicating Risk I Risk Assessment
S517 L'Oréal and the Hummingbird - Beauty in Safety A Executive, Safety Management
S521 Understanding the Safety Benefit of Commercial Trucking Technology B Transportation
S523 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Global OSH Key Issue Collaboration Session
S524 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Health Risks for Utility Workers Key Issue Collaboration Session
S527 Women in Construction: Case Studies on Health, Safety and Workplace Culture B Construction
S528 Safety Training and Technology: Micro-learning Strategies for Accident Reduction I Training / Education
S530 Top 5 Ways to Mitigate Combustible Dust Hazards I Fire Protection
S531 Situational Awareness: The Often Overlooked Hazard Control B Healthcare / Wellness
S533 Are There Gaps in Your Safety Systems? Targeting Behavioral Variance A Human Behavior, Safety Management
S534 Evaluation of COPD Morbidity by Industry, Occupation and Specific Hazards I Industrial Hygiene / Health
S535 Common Occupational and Environmental Exposures in Gas and Oil Extraction A Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources
S536 Respiratory Protection Program Development and Administration I Industrial Hygiene / Health, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
S538 The Big Switch: Why You Need to Shift Your Organization from Compliance to Risk I Risk Assessment
S540 How to Obtain and Use Data and Science to Improve Safety Cultures and Results A Safety Management
S541 Change Management for Safety Professionals I Safety Management
S546 Create a Focused Strategy for Healthy Aging in the Workplace I Healthcare / Wellness, Training / Education
S547 Safety Training Ninja 2.0: Master of PowerPoint I Business Skills & Personal Development, Training / Education
S548 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Reviewing and Negotiating a Consulting Agreement Key Issue Collaboration Session
S549 Key Issue Collaboration Session: What Does Your Risk Register Look Like? Key Issue Collaboration Session
S550 How is Your Psychological Safety Doing? I Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive
S552 Construction and Demolition Practices - Hot Issues - ANSI/ASSE A10 Standards I Construction, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S556 Trials and Tribulations of a Successful Environmental Audit I Environment / Hazardous Material
S561 Global Briefing 2018: Human Capital - Materiality - Sustainability and ISO 45001 A Executive, International, Sustainability / Human Capital
S563 OSHA Inspections from Opening to Settlement: Tips From Former OSHA Leaders A Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
S565 Risk Assessment Revolution - Oh My, Oh My, Bowties! A Risk Assessment
S566 Injury and Illness Management: An Overview of Employee Return to Work I Risk Management / Insurance
S567 Learn a Top-to-Bottom Process to Significantly Reduce Contractor Risk Exposures E Risk Management / Insurance
S570 Apply Engineering Principles to Become a Better Safety Professional I Business Skills & Personal Development, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S573 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Lack of Knowledge vs. Performance Improvement Key Issue Collaboration Session
S577 Why Safety Competes with Production and What to Do About It A Business Skills & Personal Development, Executive
S582 SPHM Principles to Reduce Employee Injuries and Improve Patient Experience B Healthcare / Wellness
S585 Discovering a New Frontier in Worker Health - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) I Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health
S586 Best Practices to Counter Vehicle-Related Fatalities in the Oil & Gas Industry I Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources, Transportation
S591 WORKER INJURIES: What to do in the First 30 Minutes E Industrial Hygiene / Health, Risk Management / Insurance
S593 Implementing Best Practice Safety Sign Systems In Line with ISO 45001 Objectives I Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S596 Bag of Tricks - Presentation Design 2 B Business Skills & Personal Development, Training / Education
S597 ASSE Z15.1: Structured Approach to Managing Fleet Risks I Transportation
S598 Key Issue Collaboration Session: How (in the heck) Do I Add Environmental to My Safety Role? Key Issue Collaboration Session
S599 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Mitigating "Head-Scratching" Slips, Trips and Falls - Shared Practices in Prevention Key Issue Collaboration Session
S602 Concurrent Incident Command Systems - Part 2 B Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
S605 Get More Buy-In from Stretch & Flex Programs: [Hint] Bring Them out of the 80's I Industrial Hygiene / Health
S609 OSHA's Rapid Response Investigation Process: Tips From Former OSHA Leaders I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
S616 Engineering Practices Can Reduce Risk I Technical / Engineering / Standards
S619 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Vehicle Telematics - Effective Use / Key Challenges Key Issue Collaboration Session
S620 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Emergency Planning and Preparedness Key Issue Collaboration Session
S625 Partner-Centered Leadership: Reducing Workplace Violence and Eliminating Waste E Business Skills & Personal Development
S626 Young Safety Professionals: This is How it Really Works B Business Skills & Personal Development
S627 Recruiting and Growing Your Own Safety Professionals from Within B Construction
S629 RISK Based Approach - A Practical Solution for HSE Surveillance during Shutdowns A Emergency Management / Security
S635 International Best Practices on SH&E Training & Awareness for a Diverse Workforce I International, Training / Education
S642 This IS My Circus! These ARE My Monkeys! - Taming Your Safety Committee I Safety Management
S647 Driving Your Bottom Line - Tips and Tools for Preventing Auto Accidents I Transportation
S648 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Employer Best Practices for Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Key Issue Collaboration Session
S649 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Whistleblower Protection for EHS Professionals Key Issue Collaboration Session
S650 See the Big Picture: Improve Safety Communications by Enhancing Visual Controls I Business Skills & Personal Development
S652 Fall Protection in Residential Construction: STILL TALKING ABOUT IT! I Construction
S653 Preparing for Emergencies: The Key to a Successful Failure I Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
S657 Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Safety and Health for Induction Heating I Industrial Hygiene / Health
S659 Safety & Health and the Working Woman I Industrial Hygiene / Health
S660 Safety in the World of Standardization - What is Our Role? B International, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S666 Hazards of Homeless Encampments and Working in Urban Environments I Risk Assessment
S667 Leveraging Safety and Loss Control Resources from Your Insurance Providers I Risk Management / Insurance
S669 Updating ANSI Z10 - Advancing OHS Performance Through Improved Management System Practices I Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S671 Virtual Reality: Actual Hazards A Training / Education
S674 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Managing Safety During Economic Downturns Key Issue Collaboration Session
S701 So You Want to Be a Manager and Possibly Work Overseas? B Business Skills & Personal Development
S702 Elevate Your Presence! A Safety Pro's Guide to Leveraging Social Media I Business Skills & Personal Development
S703 Alphabet Soup: Career Advancement with Certifications B Business Skills & Personal Development
S708 Concurrent Incident Command Systems - Part 3 B Emergency Management / Security, Fire Protection
S709 ISO 14001:2015 EMS, How to Successfully Upgrade to New Requirements I Environment / Hazardous Material, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S712 Safety in Developing Nations I International
S714 Risk Identification, Evaluation and Control for the OSH Professional I Risk Assessment, Risk Management / Insurance
S716 World-Class Safety by Actively Engaging Employees using Five Pillars of Safety I Safety Management
S718 Updated! Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training Programs, Z390.1 B Oil Gas / Mining & Mineral Resources, Technical / Engineering / Standards
S722 Key Issue Collaboration Session: A New Look at Key Competencies for Safety Leadership Key Issue Collaboration Session
S723 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Sit vs. Stand: Ergonomics Research and Guidelines Key Issue Collaboration Session
S728 Recruiting, Retaining and Keeping Women in Construction Safe B Construction, Safety Management
S729 Rapid Response to a Fall Protection Emergency A Emergency Management / Security
S735 How Much Sand Does OSHA Allow to be Kicked in Your Face? I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
S741 Lockout/Tagout - What You Won't Find in the Standard B Technical / Engineering / Standards
S743 Why We Need to Add Creative Non-fiction in Our Training (and how to do so)! A Training / Education
S744 Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle (CTMV) Confined Space Safety I Transportation
S745 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Effective Use of Prevention through Design (PtD) for Mitigating Safety Hazards Key Issue Collaboration Session
S746 Key Issue Collaboration Session: The Changing Face of the Safety Profession Key Issue Collaboration Session
S750 Beyond Occupational Safety: Opportunities for Safety Professionals I Business Skills & Personal Development
S751 The 7 Qualities of Outstanding Safety Professionals I Business Skills & Personal Development
S756 Hazardous Materials and Best Practices for Storm water Site Compliance I Environment / Hazardous Material
S757 Ice Cream and Ergonomics: The Wells Story I Ergonomics
S759 Thoughts, Feelings and Opinions: Gauging Employees' Perceptions B Executive, Human Behavior
S761 PDAs - Critical Tool for Managing Job Positions and Enhancing Productivity I Ergonomics
S764 The Future of OSHA: The Donald Trump Administration A Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
S765 Practicing Safety Differently: A Small Company's Journey to a New Safety Culture I Safety Management
S766 Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Tools for Safety Professionals I Safety Management
S770 Emotional Safety: Lessons From the True Tales of Two Storytelling Safety Pros I Training / Education
S771 Interactive Training Class Activities for OSHA Outreach Trainers B Training / Education
S774 Key Issue Collaboration Session: Vapor Intrusion Fundamentals Key Issue Collaboration Session

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