3rd Annual BLR Safety Summit

3rd Annual BLR Safety Summit

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3rd Annual BLR Safety Summit

April 4 – 6, 2016 | Austin, Texas

The 3rd Annual BLR Safety Summit in Texas is the industry’s leading conference on workplace safety management and OSHA compliance strategies, showcasing tried-and-true best practices from experts in your field. Benefit from sessions on:

  • Safety compliance
  • Strategic safety management
  • EHS metrics
  • Safety culture construct
  • Electrical safety
  • Job hazard analysis 
  • And more!

Attendees will have the opportunity to network, access expert insight, and gain actionable strategies from other successful safety programs. You will leave the conference armed with valuable connections and an enhanced skillset to drive success in your organization.

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About Your Presenters

Adele AbramsAdele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Firm President
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a ten-attorney firm that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation, and provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer. Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law.

Ms. Abrams is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is chair of the National Safety Council’s Business & Industry Division committee on regulatory and legal affairs. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multi
ple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.

Allison ArmeroAllison Armero 
Process Engineer

Allison Armero is a World Class Manufacturing Process Engineer working with Saint-Gobain, a global company that has been in business for 350 years. At her manufacturing facility in Northern New Jersey, In addition to her current role, she has volunteered to lead an employee driven Safety Culture team. Over the past 16 months in the role as Safety Culture Team lead, her diverse team composed of hourly operators, engineers and technicians have engaged the workforce and driven a change in her facility’s safety culture. Ms. Armero is a recent Pennsylvania State University Industrial Engineering graduate and an active alumna of the Society of Women Engineers.

Tammy BradlyTammy Bradly
Vice President of Clinical Product Development
Coventry Workers’ Comp Services

Tammy Bradly is vice president of clinical product development for Coventry Workers’ Comp Services. Ms. Bradly is a certified case manager with more than 25 years of comprehensive industry experience through service delivery, operations management and product development. She holds several national certifications, including certified case manager (CCM), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and certified program disability manager (CPDM).

Jonathan BrunJonathan Brun

Jonathan Brun is the founder of Nimonik.com, a company that builds amazing tools to ensure environmental, safety and quality compliance in industrial operations.

NimonikApp.com and its companion service Nimonik Audit for iPad, help internal and external auditors inspect their facilities for compliance issues.

Over 90% of auditors still rely on pen and paper solutions. NimonikApp.com is a web service that helps industrial organizations better manage audits and routine inspections. With over 1500 free industrial inspection templates, 200 complete legal compliance audit templates and the ability to create your own checklists, NimonikApp.com can enable your team to quickly inspect and issue reports directly from iPads and from the website.

Valerie ButeraValerie Butera
Member, Labor and Employment Practice 
Epstein, Becker, Green, P.C.

Valerie Butera is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green, where her practice is focused exclusively on OSHA and other workplace safety and health issues. She represents clients from numerous industries, including health care and life sciences, financial services, hospitality, retail, and technology, among others. She is OSHA 30 certified and has substantial training and experience in process safety management (PSM).

Ms. Butera represents employers and trade associations in complex matters regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Act, litigates OSHA citations alleging violations of OSHA’s General Industry and Construction regulations, performs Rapid Response Investigations, and defends OSHA whistleblower allegations. Ms. Butera also counsels clients on compliance with all standards set by OSHAand conducts workplace safety training presentations. She assists employers with developing safety programs and policies and represents companies in response to various OSHA National Emphasis Programs. She conducts privileged internal general OSHA compliance audits, railway safety audits, and process safety management audits and advises clients on industrial hygiene concerns, including benzene and asbestos exposure. Ms. Butera also drafts responses to OSHA Requests for Information and comments in rulemaking.

Mark DreuxMark Dreux
Arent Fox

Mark Dreux is the head of the OSHA Group in Arent Fox’s Labor & Employment Practice and is nationally recognized for his work in occupational safety and health law. He focuses on representing employers and trade associations in all aspects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). His practice includes counseling clients in regulatory compliance with the standards and regulations which OSHA and the state plans have promulgated, investigating significant workplace incidents, managing OSHA inspections, contesting OSHA citations, defending employers in OSHA enforcement actions, conducting safety and health audits and due diligence reviews, and engaging in regulatory advocacy.

Jack FearingJack Fearing, CPEA
Managing Partner
Fearing International Group LLC

Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC. FIG is a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) global occupational and aviation safety consulting firm. Mr. Fearing has more than 30 years of experience in occupational safety & health management and DOD aviation safety. His experience includes EHS Director for a global defense contractor, an audit program director for multi-national manufacturing company and EHS audit team leader for a leading pharmaceutical company. He is a retired US Army Lt Colonel. He served as a helicopter pilot and Aviation Safety Officer.

Mr. Fearing has extensive hands-on experience in developing OSHA compliance programs, coordinating with state and Federal regulatory agencies and developing effective safety programs in both union and non-union environments. He is an OSHA authorized General Industry 10 & 30 hour course trainer. Fearing has been published in “CoatingsPro,” “Today’s Facility Manager,” “Facility Safety Management,” “Aviation Digest” and various American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) professional publications and journals. He is a frequent invited speaker at the ASSE Annual Professional Development Conference, the National Safety Council (NSC) Conference & Exposition, the National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM) annual EHS Forum and other regional and international venues.

Abby FerriAbby Ferri, CSP 
Safety and Health Consultant 
The Ferri Group LLC

Abby Ferri, CSP is an independent risk control, safety, and health consultant. She earned her Master’s Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction and a Certified Safety Professional. She employs an intellectual, practical, and creative approach to the toughest health, safety, and environment challenges for construction, manufacturing, beverage, healthcare, hospitality, and retail clients throughout the United States and Canada. She is well versed in the new rule and experienced in the practical applications of confined space best practices at the jobsite level.

Todd Grover Todd Grover
Global Sr. Manager – Applied Safety Solutions
Master Lock Company

Todd Grover has over 25 years of experience as a practicing safety professional and EHS Manager as well as a business degree in Administrative Management. He holds an Advanced Safety Certification through the National Safety Council and is an OSHA authorized instructor for both the General Industry and Construction 10 and 30 hour courses. He worked with a wide range of industries to prepare numerous lockout policies and detailed procedures, develop company-specific compliance training, perform accident investigations and has represented dozens of employers during OSHA citation cases. He has worked with Control of Hazardous Energy-Lock out Tag out since the inception of the OSHA 1910.147 standard. Mr. Grover is a participating member of the ANSI Z244.1 committee on Control of Hazardous Energy, as well as a delegate to the U.S. PC283 committee contributing to the upcoming ISO 45001 Global Standard for Occupational Health and Safety. Committed to making safety work through a continuous improvement strategy, he provides a solution-driven practical approach to accident prevention, risk management and meeting compliance requirements.

Jason Klein
Food Safety and Quality Manager, Frozen Division
Grupo Bimbo

Jason Klein has 20 years of baking industry experience. As the food safety and quality manager for Grupo Bimbo's frozen division, he has extensive quality assurance experience. He is a certified auditor for a GFSI-schemed audit and has implemented a number of technical improvements to quality inspection in the food manufacturing process through work with customers and operations teams. Mr. Klein will share insights into how Grupo Bimbo has used mobile safety applications to automate its auditing experience—by assigning and completing corrective actions, which are critical in preserving the safety of consumers nationwide. He'll explain how the company's use of mobile safety apps have saved time compared to manual documentation and have led to more precise understanding between the auditor and the employee to whom corrective action or a work order has been assigned.

Michael LyonsMichael Lyons 
Assistant Manager, North American Production Support Center
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America

Michael Lyons is a 27-year student of the Toyota Production System. He holds an MBA from Midway University and a Trainer Certification from the Toyota Institute. He currently develops new training programs for Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations. Through his various Toyota work experiences he has uncovered the secret to the traditional western management problem of prioritizing productivity gains at the cost of worker safety.

John MeolaJohn J. Meola, CSP, ARM 
Safety Director 
Pillar Engineers, Inc.

John Meola is the safety director at Pillar Engineers, Inc. He is an Adjunct Instructor in Occupational Safety at Virginia Commonwealth University, Risk Management Institute in Richmond, VA. He has over 25 years of hands-on safety leadership and management experience in construction and industry and is an OSHA 500 Construction Outreach Trainer. Mr. Meola has a BA in Education and has published two safety handbooks and numerous technical safety articles in trade industry publications.

Bo MitchellBo Mitchell
911 Consulting

Bo Mitchell was Police Commissioner of Wilton, Connecticut for 16 years. He retired in February 2001 to found 911 Consulting, which is dedicated to creating emergency plans, training and exercises for organizations like GE Headquarters, Health Net, Cablevision, Goodrich, and Western Connecticut State University. He serves clients headquartered from Boston to LA working in their facilities from London to San Francisco. Mr. Mitchell has earned 16 certifications in homeland security, organizational safety and security. He also serves as an expert in landmark court cases nationally. He has earned certifications in a broad array of skills with a great depth of training (CEM, CPP, CBCP, CHCM, CHSP, CHS-V, CSSM, CSHM, CFC, CIPS, CSC, CAS, TFCT3, CERT, CMC, CHEP). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and served in the U.S. Army Reserve for five years.

Casey PerkinsR. Casey Perkins, CSP
Area Director 
OSHA Austin Area Office

R. Casey Perkins, CSP, has been the Area Director for OSHA’s Austin Area Office since 2010. The office administers the enforcement and outreach activities for workplace safety and health throughout 34 counties in central Texas. Mr. Perkins started with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Oklahoma City as an Industrial Hygienist Compliance Officer in 2003 and became an Assistant Area Director there in 2008. He has a BS in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University and has worked safety and health issues in various areas including asbestos abatement, environmental compliance, manufacturing, process safety management and construction. Mr. Perkins became a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2004 and is a member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).

Helaine RumanerHelaine Rumaner, ARM, CSP
Risk Management
City of Houston

Helaine Rumaner was the first Director of Risk Management at the City of Houston managing and overseeing the employee safety, workers compensation and fleet safety. Most recently, she was working as the Risk management Leader at Owens Corning for their fiberglass insulation, roofing and asphalt plants in their world headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to that, she was in Denver, Colorado working for RSC Equipment Rental as their Safety Director responsible for workers’ compensation/injury management, safety, equipment training and DOT driver safety. The first half of her career was spent working with insurance companies and other private industries as well as consulting with the Federal Reserve Banks and Denver International Airport. 

Ms. Rumaner received her Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, since then she has continued her education through safety training and certifications.  She currently holds an ARM, Associate in Risk Management as well as CSP, Certified Safety Professional and is working toward the Executive in Safety Management through ASSE. Ms. Rumaner will be talking on taking a pro-active approach to injury management and Workers’ compensation cost control.

Derek SangDerek Sang, QSSP, SMT
Technical Training Manager

Derek Sang, QSSP, SMT of Bulwark has been involved with the flame resistant (FR) clothing industry in a variety of roles from the service, manufacturing and garment sides of the business for over 20 years. In the first 10 years of his career, Mr. Sang worked directly with end-users developing and implementing FR clothing programs specific to the customer’s hazards. Over the past 11 years he has worked closely with fortune 1000 companies educating them on the various fabrics, FR technologies and the dynamics of Arc Flash and Flash Fire hazards as they look to develop FR clothing programs. Mr. Sang has developed and conducted over 250 educational and informational seminars on the Hazards of Arc Flash and Flash Fire for a variety of companies, associations and organizations including NSC, VPPPA, NJATC, NECA, CAER. In his current position as Technical Training Manager, Sang has developed over 40 hours of training curriculum for Bulwark University. These training efforts cover all aspects of FR clothing and are delivered utilizing live class courses, on line training, webinars and seminars. Bulwark University focuses on non-commercial training for individuals and companies on the hazards of Arc Flash and Flash Fire and how to properly design and implement a FR Clothing program. Along with being a recognized subject matter expert, Mr. Sang is also a Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP) and certified Safety Manager Trainer (SMT) for the IASHEP (CEHSP, CSHET).

Griffin SchultzGriffin Schultz
General Manager
Predictive Solutions

Griffin Schultz is responsible for all aspects of Predictive Solutions' business - a fully owned subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corporation. Prior to joining Predictive Solutions, Griffin held various roles in several software companies. He is experienced at employing cutting-edge technology solutions across business functions to achieve game-changing results. He earned his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics from Wittenberg University.

Lori SiegelmanLori Siegelman, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Technical Director
W& M Environmental Consulting Group, LLC

Lori Siegelman is a Technical Director and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) acknowledged for her expertise in industrial compliance, EHS training, and hazardous waste management. Throughout Ms. Siegelman’s 25-plus years of environmental, health and safety (EHS) experience, she has had the opportunity to manage several unique projects such as: general regulatory compliance and reporting, storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3), spill plans (SPCC), CERCLA/Superfund litigation support, RCRA Facility Assessments, hazardous waste management, and environmental management systems. Ms. Siegelman has worked on projects and compliance activities conducted throughout the United States.

Eric Svendsen, Ph.D.Eric Svendsen, Ph.D.
Principal/Lead Change Agent

Eric Svendsen is principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies. As a learning and development consultant Mr. Svendsen has developed and rolled out a variety of learning programs using adult-learning theory for all levels of client companies, including compliance training for hourly field workers, leadership development for supervisors and managers, safety-leadership cultural training for field supervisors and directors, and business-acumen training. He has also advised executive leadership teams on development needs and appropriate programs for leadership-level succession planning. His client engagements reach to industrial companies worldwide, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Asia, and the Middle East. He has authored several books and articles on safety-leadership culture, and is the weekly host of Recordable INSIGHTS video newsletter. His facilitation style is interactive and engaging with a constant view toward establishing performance outcomes, real-world skills building, and competency development.

Madeline VaughanMadeline Vaughan, CHST, STS, OSHA 500, EM 385
Regional Safety Manager
Hill International – assigned to the BuildLACCD program management team

Madeline (Maddie) Vaughan has over 30 years of construction experience and substantial insight into generating funds for training and incentive programs. She has developed many resources and methods to assist safety professionals in their quest to better their programs. From employee recognition and awards to starting training programs without a budget Ms. Vaughan can help identify ways to get the workers, and management involved in safety.

Don WilsonDon Wilson
Vice President, SafeStart Safety Training and Consulting 
Electrolab Training Systems

Don Wilson is part of the ownership group and Vice President of the SafeStart safety training and consulting division of Electrolab Training Systems. He has over 25 years of experience in instructional design, vocational education, e-learning, industrial education, and health and safety training. Mr. Wilson is a frequent presenter at corporate health and safety meetings as well as at NSC, ASSE and VPPPA conferences at both the national and local level. He has presented briefings on 24/7 safety to the leadership of all branches of the U.S. armed services at the Pentagon, and has also taught classes at safety schools and organizations across North America and around the world.

Richard WilsonRichard Wilson, CPP
Senior Consultant 
Sigma Threat Management Associates

Rich Wilson is Senior Consultant with Sigma Threat Management Associates. Working as a part of team of experts in behavioral threat assessment, threat management, and violence prevention he has trained threat assessment teams from both the private and public sectors and assists Sigma clients in assessing and managing difficult cases. Prior to joining Sigma Threat Management he served as Assistant Chief of Police at Arizona State University. During his twenty-five years career in law enforcement he distinguished himself as one of the earliest practitioners of behavioral threat assessment in higher education and has over sixteen years experience in case management and team training. He also served as a crisis negotiation team leader and was appointed to sit on Arizona’s East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Mr. Wilson frequently presents at conferences and to professional organizations on the topics of behavioral threat assessment and management, workplace violence, stalking and clinical office safety. He has served on the national board of directors of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and was awarded the designation of Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the Professional Certification Board of ASIS International.


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Full Agenda


Day 1 Main Conference | Tuesday, April 5

Registration & Exhibits Open
7:00 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks 
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote:
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 
The War Against Complacency: Proven Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Human Factor Errors
Presented by:
Don Wilson, SafeStart Safety Training and Consulting for Electrolab Training Systems 

Your company’s workplace-only safety agenda isn’t going to capture the hearts and minds of your employees, and it won’t motivate them to fight complacency and improve their safety awareness and skills. And, because there are significantly more off-the-job injuries and fatalities for employees than there are on the job, the workplace safety agenda also doesn’t help to reduce the vast majority of the injuries and deaths involving your company’s most vital asset—its skilled workforce. During this dynamic keynote, you’ll learn proven strategies to dramatically reduce complacency both in the workplace and off the job for your employees, and how these techniques will reduce injuries and human factor errors that negatively affect quality and productivity in the workplace. You’ll discover:

  • The scope of our current problem with accidental injury and death, and the shortcomings of traditional safety management in dealing with this 24/7 issue
  • How complacency and other states are factors in a great percentage of all injuries, production issues, and quality problems
  • How to harness the simple skills people can use everywhere to avoid injuries as well as errors and mistakes they never wanted to make in the first place
  • How reducing errors that result from complacency and other human factors can improve production, quality, safety, and the organization’s bottom line.

General Session: Insider Look at OSHA Enforcement Initiatives & Trends for 2016
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Presented by:
R. Casey Perkins, CSP, OSHA 

What does OSHA’s 2016 enforcement agenda have in store? Why is OSHA’s push to improve workplace illness and injury reporting an important step forward? How will new OSHA rules on working/walking surfaces and updated national consensus standards for eye and face protection be enforced by field inspectors? Also, on October 1, OSHA—which averages 40,000 inspections annually—put into effect its Enforcement Weighting System for FY 2016. What hazards will OSHA concentrate on for more complicated, time-consuming cases, rather than focusing on a total inspection. This session, delivered from an OSHA Area Director, will shed light on:

  • The types of complex, time-consuming inspections OSHA inspectors will be focusing on under the new Enforcement Weighting System, and how “Enforcement Units” are being assigned
  • Why’s OSHA’s new Rapid Response Investigation policy on new severe injury reporting requirements is a wakeup call for employers previously not on OSHA’s radar
  • How the recently released 2015 OSHA Top 10 list of safety violations can help identify safety policies and practices that could expose your organization to massive liability
  • What host employers of temporary or contract workers can do to overcome their biggest compliance hurdles
  • Which final rules are on OSHA’s near-term horizon
  • The types of penalties and fines that could result as a result of OSHA’s current regulatory and enforcement agenda

Networking Break & Exhibits 
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Meeting the 2016 HazCom Compliance Deadline: Practical Strategies for Updating Written Programs, SDLs, Labeling, and Training Workers on Newly Identified Hazards
Presented by:
Mark Dreux, Esq., Arent Fox

June 1, 2016 marks the final compliance deadline in OSHA’s 4-year phase-in of new hazard communication requirements. OSHA’s 2016 deadline affects all employers that use, handle, or store hazardous chemicals. Learn how to:

  • Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication programs as needed to comply with new 2016 requirements 
  • Provide appropriate employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards
  • Ensure that you’re in legal check with all the HazCom requirements applicable to your organization

Case Study: Pre-Planning for Workers’ Compensation Cost Control
Presented by:
Helaine Rumaner, ARM, CSP 

The City of Houston is taking a proactive 3-pronged approach to workers’ compensation cost reduction—and it’s working! Learn how the city’s workers’ comp and safety division is making strides in the use of early injury management, MDGuidelines and pre-planning modified duty positions through a team-based approach.

Networking Break & Exhibits
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

17 Mistakes Organizations Make in Creating Emergency Plans & How to Correct Them
Presented by:
Bo Mitchell, 911 Consulting 

This session will explore the various laws, regulations, and standards that apply to emergency planning, training, and exercises, and the legal risks for an emergency response plan that falls flat. The focus will be on issue spotting to uncover what not to do—and how to correct errors—to minimize potential legal and safety risks.

You’ll learn:

  • Signs that an emergency plan is lacking critical requirements necessary to comply with OSHA regulations
  • The most common areas of the emergency plan that typically fall flat on the compliance front 
  • What to do if you discover errors in your emergency response plans 
  • The high-stakes at risk for non-compliance

Safety on a Shoestring: Impactful, Cost-Effective Strategies for Driving Success in Your Safety Program
Presented by:
Madeline Vaughan, CHST, STS, OSHA 500, EM 385, Hill International 

You’re developing or want to revise your existing safety program, but hold up—your company is holding the purse strings tight. During this insightful session you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for identifying weak safety areas and raising the bar without needing extra funding from the corner office
  • How to think outside of the safety budget box by discovering how to keep your employees involved and interested in safety
  • How to award safety excellence without incurring additional costs

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

OSHA’s Rapid Response Investigations: How to Respond to New Compliance Risks Posed by the Severe Injury Reporting Rule
Presented by:
Valerie Butera, Esq., Epstein, Becker, Green, P.C. 

OSHA has initiated an instant investigation policy called a “Rapid Response Investigation” or RRI, of organizations that report fatalities, inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and loss of an eye to the agency under the new, stricter severe injury reporting rule, which took effect January 1, 2015. As part of the RRI, a company must submit a “root cause analysis” report to OSHA, and the company is expected to investigate the root cause of an injury and propose corrective action, then submit the report to OSHA within a few days. Where is RRI discussed in the final OSHA reporting rule? It isn’t! It’s part of OSHA policy to investigate severe injuries—so it’s extremely important for you to understand your obligations, so you can minimize the risk of OSHA citations as a result of a Rapid Response Investigation. During this session you’ll learn:

  • Why the increasing number of OSHA Rapid Response Investigations is sounding the “compliance” alarm at organizations across the country 
  • When your obligation to conduct a root-cause investigation is triggered—and what OSHA expects your investigatory report to include 
  • Strategies for completing your severe injury investigation within the stringent timeframe OSHA provides—and who should be involved in the process
  • Guidelines, including critical do’s and don’ts, for ensuring that your investigation report doesn’t spark OSHA citations
  • Plus, you’ll get a bonus Incident Analysis tool, which is highly useful for conducting an incident investigation to document findings and corrective actions taken to comply with OSHA’s request for a Rapid Response Investigation!

The Safety Manager’s Bag of Training Tricks: 10 Ways to Ramp-Up Toolbox Talks and Safety Meetings to Boost Workers’ Engagement
Presented by:
Jack Fearing, CPEA, Fearing International Group LLC

What is in your safety training toolbox? Do you switch up the format of your safety talks, safety meetings, and safety trainings? If not, you should! The drone of boredom the workforce often experiences will drift away when you spice it up with 10 key tips that can boost your workers’ engagement during and after your safety trainings and toolbox talks. During this enlightening session, you’ll learn:

  • Examples of safety quizzes and games that can energize workers about safety 
  • The important role imagery can have on workers’ engagement in safety 
  • How to get your message across in little time flat by using creative and varied mediums, including PowerPoint, posters, audio, and video 
  • Strategies for infusing the necessary pizazz to take your toolbox talks and safety training from drab to fab!

Networking Break & Exhibits
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Host Employer Safety Obligations: Compliance Tips for Training, Supervising, and Monitoring On-Site Contractors, Subcontractors, and Temporary Workers
Presented by:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

OSHA continues its enforcement assault on host employers—both those that have temporary workers and those with onsite contractors. These are two different compliance animals, but they share a similar legal risk: A host employer’s exposure to liability for non-compliance under the applicable OSHA standards for temporary workers and those for contractors is massive. During this session, you’ll learn:

  • Key distinctions in the liability to which you could be subjected as a host employer depending on whether you have onsite temps or contractors 
  • The requisite level of “control” that triggers a host employer’s compliance obligations 
  • Recent examples of what host employers have done wrong—so you can spot and avoid the same costly mistakes OSHA blew its whistle on 
  • Strategies for managing temporary worker training so everyone knows of potential hazards and understands proper protocol for avoiding them 
  • Training temporary workers in a way that keeps them safe 
  • Tips for understanding OSHA’s policy on multi-employer liability when contractors and subcontractors are performing services for your organization

Safety and Health Considerations for the Aging Workforce: Practical Strategies for Protecting Baby Boomers on the Job
Presented by:
Tammy Bradly, Coventry Workers’ Comp Services 

Retiring at age 65 isn’t necessarily the norm these days. Due to economic and cultural shifts, many workers are staying on the job longer, which presents employers with both benefits and challenges. At the start of 2015 there were around 45 million Baby Boomers in the nation’s labor force, which many pushing age 70, according to Pew Research Center. While Boomers no longer make up the bulk of the workforce—Millennials hold that spot—it’s critical for safety managers to focus on strategies that address the changing demographics and to identify workplace risk factors and preventive measures to keep working Boomers healthy and at work. During this session you’ll learn:

  • Risk factors, preventative measures, and practical stay-at-work and return-to-work strategies for keeping aging workers healthy and productive
  • How to improve post injury or illness disability durations, so you can return employees back to work quickly and safely
  • Practical strategies for addressing ergonomic-related safety risks that may be particularly detrimental to aging workers
  • And much more!

Networking Break & Exhibits
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions 
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OSHA’s New Confined Spaces Rule: Compliance Obligations for Construction, Manufacturing, Utilities, and General Industry Explained
Presented by:
Abby Ferri, CSP, The Ferri Group LLC 

OSHA’s new confined spaces rule shook the construction industry by initiating strict requirements to better protect workers performing tasks in confined spaces like manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks from asphyxiation and other potentially fatal hazards. But, the reach of the new confined spaces rules extends far beyond construction. Get up to speed on the practical application OSHA’s new confined spaces rule has for manufacturing, utilities, and other general industries that conduct alterations or repairs in confined spaces. You’ll learn how to:

  • Determine which parts of OSHA’s new confined spaces rule on multiemployer worksites coordination, permitting procedures, employee training, and other work practices apply to your operations 
  • Evaluate the practical impact this rule has on your overall safety requirements 
  • Follow best practices to keep workers safe in confined spaces
  • Identify implications and requirements for multi-employer worksites
  • Develop a plan to communicate OSHA’s new rule to your workforce
  • Communicate your new requirements with vendors and other stakeholders, and more
  • Plus, you’ll get a handy chart outlining precisely how the new confined spaces in construction rules apply to general industry!


Caught Doing Something Right: Developing a Behavior-Reinforcement Plan to Identify Key Outcomes and Position Workers for Success
Presented by:
John J. Meola, CSP, ARM, Pillar Engineers, Inc.   

Safety excellence isn’t achieved through a one-off lecture. It is reached through ongoing and positive behavior-reinforcing conversations and activities with and by workers who actually put into practice what you preach. There are several effective strategies for fostering positive safety performance through meaningful dialogue with the workforce, and this session will teach you how to:

  • Explain what the “caught doing something right” conversation sounds like
  • Kick start one-on-one conversations that reinforce and improve employee behaviors impacting safety 
  • Achieve the underlying goal of employee involvement at the center of the conversation—and understand why employees engaged in a conversation are more likely to help you achieve the desired outcomes

Networking & Exhibits 
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.



Day 2 Main Conference | Wednesday, April 6

Breakfast Session & Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Using Big Data to Predict and Prevent Workplace Injuries
Presented by:
Griffin Schultz, Predictive Solutions Corporation

Machine-learning predictive algorithms applied to safety have been able to predict workplace injuries with accuracy rates as high as 97%. By applying these predictive models to their safety data sets, companies are realizing massive decreases in their injury rates. In this presentation, you’ll learn the ‘who, what, how and where’ of predicting workplace injuries. Specifically:

  • Who is using this methodology and why
  • What machine-learning predictive modeling is
  • How it is specifically applied to workplace safety
  • Where this practice is headed in the future

Oh, and don’t be afraid…these robots aren’t going to eat your safety job just yet. Finally, you’ll learn the human/machine collaboration required to make prediction and prevention work.

Opening Keynote:
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Threat Assessment and Management Plans for Workplace Violence Risks
Presented by:
Richard Wilson, CPP, Sigma Threat Management Associates   

In December 2015, two armed assailants ambushed a social services facility in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 and injuring 17—all colleagues of one of the killers. Two months earlier, a gunman entered a classroom at an Oregon community college, ordering everyone to the center of the room and telling them to get on the ground.He shot and killed 10 then himself. Just two months earlier, a news anchor who had been terminated from his job at a Virginia-based network affiliate unleashed a hail of bullets on a television reporter from the station, her photographer, and their interview subject—killing the television station employees and critically injuring the woman they were interviewing. The horrific act happened live on the air, and it’s an all to familiar scenario: Employee exhibits erratic and potentially downright scary behavior, and the organization must work to ensure a safe work environment. But how? In a world where gun, knife, and other violence is becoming more prevalent, we’ll kick off this year’s Safety Summit with insights on how to assess the threat of violence in your workplace—to your employees, your clients, your customers—and discuss the resources available to develop comprehensive management plans to minimize security and safety risks when employees act downright “scary.”

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Mobile Technology to Reduce Workplace Safety Risks 
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Discussion with:
Moderator: Abby Ferri, CSP, The Ferri Group LLC
Panelist: Jonathan Brun, Nimonik
Panelist: Jason Klein, Grupo Bimbo

Going mobile presents a significant opportunity for safety professionals to improve the effectiveness of many areas, including safety training, lockout/tagout, inspections and audits, chemical and hazardous chemical management, and much more. And, mobile technology is not only a compliance and training tool—it’s an emerging business asset. During this lively discussion, our panelists will explore:

  • The business case for investing in mobile technology
  • How mobile applications can be customized to address your specific safety needs, and examples illustrating how vendors can assist you with adapting technology to manage lockout/tagout, heat stress, audits and inspections, and more  
  • Strategies for talking to the C-suite about making a capital investment into mobile tech to support safety at your organization
  • Training and re-training challenges, and tips for succeeding at your end goal of integrating mobile tech in in to your safety culture
  • And much more!

Networking Break & Exhibits
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Arc Flash: Latest Developments on 70E and Best Practices for Using PPE to Protect Workers Against Energized Hazards
Presented by:
Derek Sang. Bulwark 

Staying compliant with NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, updated for 2015, is practically a full-time job. When you throw into the mix the practical need to outfit your workforce with the latest protective clothing and personal protective equipment to protect them from energized hazards, your head can start to spin. NFPA 70E is a voluminous standard that encompasses every facet of arc flash protection—arc-rated clothing and labeling, annual review of safety-related work practice compliance, electrical safety programs, electrical lines, equipment, and working conditions, approach boundaries for shock protection, and selecting protective clothing and PPE—the list goes on. This session will teach you:

  • The most common compliance trouble spots currently under 70E—and cost-effective, practical solutions for complying
  • How to ensure that your policies and practices align with NFPA 70E and applicable OSHA regulations
  • The latest technological advances in arc flash protective clothing and PPE to reduce the risk of serious shock to your workers 
  • And much more!

Case Study: Developing a Safety Culture that Empowers Your Workforce

Stop, take a step back, and take “60 Seconds to Think” before you start your task. Can these steps really help minimize safety risks? They can! In addition to delivering an 11-point checklist that makes an employee think of how to approach the task, this case study will deliver a treasure trove of ideas you can implement to promote and engage your workforce in safety. From this employee-driven safety initiative, you’ll learn:

  • How a “Safe Star” program has soared as an employee safety recognition program
  • Strategies for jumpstarting a “60 seconds to think” campaign at your worksite, including examples of group activities that empower the workforce—and are fun!
  • How to transform your safety culture from independent to interdependent—so workers are watching out for others not just themselves
  • Ideas for safety mascots that are likely to resonate with your workforce
  • How to enhance your onboarding process by reiterating important safety topics through 10 one-hour interactive sessions during the employee’s first 3 months on the job

Networking Break & Exhibits
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Lockout/Tagout: Best Practices for Minimizing Hazardous Energy Injury Risks and Meeting OSHA Compliance Obligations
Presented by:
Todd Grover, Master Lock Company 

According to OSHA, lockout/tagout (LOTO) is a very serious problem that results in more than 50,000 injuries and, on average, claims 120 lives each year. That’s a strong reason why LOTO consistently makes OSHA’s Top Ten violations list. For each workplace injury resulting from exposure to hazardous energy through machinery or equipment, a worker misses an average of 24 workdays. Beyond the injuries, lost work time, and potential deaths that may result from hazardous energy situations, deficient LOTO policies and procedures can result in massive fines. Learn:

  • The federal OSHA regulations that govern LOTO 
  • When and where hazardous energy is likely to be present 
  • Your obligation to self-report amputations and hospitalizations under a new OSHA requirement that went into effect in 2015 
  • The most common LOTO-related injuries, and how to train workers to avoid them 
  • What to do when supervisors and employees aren’t following proper LOTO procedures
  • How to evaluate your existing LOTO program to make sure it’s compliant and effective for combatting the risk of serious injuries and deaths

Managing Workers’ Compensation Risks: Using Modified and Transitional Duties to Bolster Your Return-to-Work Program
Presented by:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. 

Every day an injured worker is not on the job is costing you. How much it costs, in many cases, rests on your flexibility in considering modified duty assignments for the injured claimant. The sooner the worker comes back, the better your chances are to maintain productivity and reduce costly workers’ compensation costs. But, not every situation warrants modified duty. During this session, you’ll learn:

  • The business case for modified duty, including the bottom-line impact it could have on your workers’ comp premiums
  • Practical strategies for integrating modified and transitional duties into your overall return-to-work strategy
  • How to evaluate whether modified duty should be considered given the facts presented
  • Do’s and don’ts for communicating with injured works about modified duty so you don’t spark discrimination claims 
  • Tips on transitioning employees back to full, regular duties while minimizing the risk of re-injury

Newly Added Lunch & Learn!
OSHA's Final Silica Rule—A Panel Discussion
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Moderated by: Amanda Czepiel, JD, Senior Managing Editor – EHS, BLR 
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
R. Casey Perkins, CSP, OSHA Austin Area Director 
David Galt, Senior Legal Editor, BLR

The highly controversial and long awaited final rule on crystalline silica has been released, and this session will brief you on the practical impact of the rule. Bring your lunch and join us in Riverside South for this timely session.

Breakout Sessions
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Highly Explosive and Hazardous Chemicals: Critical Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Explosions Caused by Process Safety Management Breakdowns
Presented by:
Mark Dreux, Esq., Arent Fox

The headlines are peppered with news about chemical explosions—from those rocking refineries, oil drilling, and chemical facilities to those causing utter catastrophe at fertilizer plants—such as the tragedy in West, Texas, where a chemical explosion at the local fertilizer plant killed 15, injured more than 160 and destroyed or damaged more than 150 structures. More recently, a chemical storage facility explosion in China killed more than 100 and displaced thousands. Due to the dangerous and combustible nature of chemicals, including petroleum and ammonium nitrate, it’s critical for safety managers to recognize and learn from the PSM-related breakdowns that led to explosions past, so you can prevent future incidents. By examining recent chemical explosions, you’ll learn:

  • Warning signs of PSM breakdowns in the oil and gas—and other industries—to watch for 
  • Strategies for correcting process breakdowns before they yield catastrophic results 
  • The latest on OSHA and EPA regulatory-based initiatives to update PSM and the risk management plan standard—including emerging compliance obligations that could result 


Safety Incentives/Disincentives that Work and Align with OSHA Requirements
Presented by:
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. 

There’s no doubt that safety incentive programs are a strategic play at helping to achieve reduced workplace accidents and injuries. When properly structured, a safety incentive program can play a very positive role in your overall safety program. But, OSHA takes the position that such programs have inherent flaws and it recently directed inspectors to look closely at incentive programs where questionable activities such as underreporting of injuries are suspected. So, a key question underlying the strategic direction of safety incentives is how to structure your program to achieve success while avoiding suspicions by OSHA inspectors that your program may not be above board? This session will answer this question by illustrating:

  • Case studies and examples of the key components of compliant safety incentive and safety disincentive programs
  • Incentive and disincentive best practices, and what you should consider based on what has been successful for others
  • How to make sure that existing and future incentive and disincentive programs are compliant and have a positive benefit on your overall safety program

Networking Break & Exhibits
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Preventing Heat Stress: How to Maintain a Safe, Compliant Work Environment for Employees Exposed to Hot Conditions
Presented by:
Abby Ferri, CSP, The Ferri Group LLC 

The heat index in many areas of the United States can rise to moderate or even high risk levels for your workers before summer even officially starts. Hot weather conditions introduce workplace risk factors that need to be addressed comprehensively. Working outdoors, and even indoors, in hot weather can result in illness or even death directly and have also been linked indirectly as key factors to equipment operation accidents, fall injuries, and incidents due to distraction and inattention. Crank up the heat on your compliance thermometer during this jam-packed session where you’ll learn how to:

  • Incorporate OSHA general duty clause requirements and NIOSH and ACGIH consensus standards for heat stress and illness prevention into your program
  • Prepare compliant written procedures to structure your heat illness training program 
  • Evaluate the heat illness risk factors your workers might face
  • Determine the steps for reducing heat stress exposures, including tips on using worksite ventilation, personal protective equipment, and hydration standards to beat the heat
  • Implement employee monitoring programs to reduce response time to cases of heat illness—and how to train workers and their supervisors to recognize heat stress symptoms early

Case Study: Lean Manufacturing as a Surefire Tactic to Improve Safety and Productivity
Presented by:
Michael Lyons, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America 

Lean manufacturing is a concept driving improved quality and productivity as well as decreased costs. But, the fundamental principles underlying lean manufacturing can be applied to safety, too. The Toyota Production System is an exemplary model of such a use case. This case study, delivered by a Toyota Production System veteran, will teach you:

  • The definition of “Jishuken,” and how it relates to the identification of areas requiring continuous safety improvement 
  • Toyota Production System practices that have resulted in reduced accidents and cumulative trauma injuries
  • How Toyota’s original focus on improving safety yielded unexpected end results that also improved productivity. 
  • The step-by-step process for conducting process improvement activities so the end results will simultaneously show productivity gains and safety improvements

Networking Break & Exhibits
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Hazardous Waste Management Essentials for Safety Managers
Presented by:
Lori Siegelman, CIH, CSP, CHMM. W & M Environmental Consulting Group, LLC 

At one time or another it’s likely that your workplace has had to deal with the handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste materials. And some organizations, such as health-care facilities and manufacturers, regularly handle hazardous wastes. The EPA recently proposed a new rule to update the hazardous waste generator regulations to enhance the safety of facilities, employees, and the general public by improving labeling of hazardous waste and emergency planning and preparedness. During this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why knowing the variations of hazardous waste is so important, including how to tell if it’s a solid waste, an ignitable, reactive, toxic, or corrosive waste, a regulatory exempt waste, or a mixture of hazardous wastes 
  • What you need to know if your organization is a hazardous waste generator under the EPA's new rule 
  • Best practices for disposing of shop towels and other materials to ensure worker safety 
  • Worker training requirements
  • What to do if a leak or spill occurs to keep workers safe

Risk Assessments: How to Better Predict Occupational Hazards to Prevent Workplace Accidents
Presented by:
Jack Fearing, CPEA, Fearing International Group LLC 

How safe is your workplace? That’s a fundamental question every safety manager needs to answer—and one that deserves thoughtful attention and analysis. It’s important to identify potential hazards—and the risk of injury and to whom—so you can determine the necessary precautions to keep the workforce, and potentially the public, safe. Also, developing a comprehensive assessment of the risks inherent in your company's operations is of critical importance to safety success and your bottom line. You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the distinction between a hazard and a risk 
  • Differentiate among high-, medium-, or low-risk hazards 
  • Pinpoint who’s likely to be harmed by a particular hazard 
  • Decide whether risk control measures can be safely implemented or whether the hazard should be removed altogether 
  • Draft a written risk assessment that complies with applicable OSHA rules 
  • Update and review your risk assessments

Conference adjourns
4:45 p.m.



Pre-Conference Workshops | Monday, April 4

7:30 am– 8:30 am Registration

Morning Preconference Workshops 
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Choose one of the following:

EHS Metrics: Real-Life Examples on Developing and Implementing Leading Measures of Performance
Presented by:
Abby Ferri, CSP, The Ferri Group LLC 

Tracking performance is critical to continual improvement and success, but in the area of safety, many organizations have struggled to identify measurements that have a strong correlation to successful safety performance. Relying on lagging indicators exclusively, such as incident rates, lost or restricted workdays, or workers’ compensation costs, can skew results. To truly succeed with your safety metrics strategy you should incorporate leading indicators, which identify, track, measure, and correct the factors that have a strong correlation with potential accidents. During this comprehensive workshop you’ll explore case studies illustrating the leading measures of performance that can help you attain optimal results. You’ll learn:

  • Which EHS metrics best drive performance 
  • Strategies for tracking those metrics to determine their impact
  • How to benchmark so you can compare your organization’s performance to your industry as a whole 
  • And much more!

Safety Culture Construct: Assessment and Action Plans for Creating the Safety Culture of Choice 
Presented by:
Eric Svendsen, PhD, safetyBUILT-IN

Breakdowns in your workforce’s attitude toward or perceptions of safety, which significantly contribute to your safety culture, can have dire consequences. Complacency ensues followed by an increase in unsafe acts and incidents. Digging deeper is a key component for elevating employee engagement and safety performance.

Understanding the conditions that drive these attitudes and behaviors — as well as the actions we need to take as safety leaders to counter them — is foundational to building a healthy, sustainable safety culture. During this interactive workshop you will learn how to implement the critical link between safety as “compliance” and safety as “culture,” and how to build employee ownership through six proven drivers of engagement that can be tailored to your own environment, and that will help you to:

  • Assess your safety culture to identify your champions, your potentials and your outliers 
  • Develop an action plan to build levels of engagement and perceptions around safety
  • Transfer ownership for the safety culture to front-line employees who are most at risk

Attendees for this highly interactive and engaging session will receive a pre-workshop questionnaire in the weeks prior to the Safety Summit to self-assess how they are currently leading a safety culture at their own facility or worksite. Please print this, complete it, and bring it with you to the session.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch [on your own]


Afternoon Preconference Workshops
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Choose one of the following:

NFPA 70E 2015 and OSHA Electrical Safety Standards: How to Develop a Comprehensive and Integrated Electrical Safety Program
Presented by: 
Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, CESCP, AVO Training Institute, Inc. 

NFPA 70E has been amended to include a major change in how electrical risks should be evaluated. In addition, there are voluminous OSHA regulations in Part 1910 Subpart S—all designed to help minimize the risk of death, burns, and other serious and disabling conditions. Minimizing the risk of electrical hazards, including arc flash, needs to be a top priority for safety managers because the risk of electrocution is so great. In 2014, OSHA listed electrocutions as one the “fatal four” construction hazards. In FY 2015, OSHA’s listed electrical as one of the most frequently cited OSHA standards on its annual top 10 list. This workshop is designed to teach you how to craft a thorough electrical safety program that integrates the various requirements set forth in the new NFPA 70E standard of 2015 and the OSHA regulations. In addition, you’ll learn:

  • Your obligations for safety-related work practices, maintenance, special equipment and more under OSHA regulations Part 1910 Subpart S and NFPA 70E 2015
  • Common electrical safety mistakes—and how to correct them
  • How to incorporate appropriate arc flash and shock risk assessment, lockout/tagout, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment strategies into your electrical safety program
  • Important NFPA 70E standard changes you need to implement in 2016
  • Special considerations for construction under OSHA ‘s regulations Part 1926


Job Hazard Analysis and Risk Management: How to Go Beyond Basic Hazard Identification to Examine Your Workplace’s Biggest Safety and Health Hazards
Presented by:
John J. Meola, CSP, ARM, Pillar Engineers, Inc.   

This comprehensive workshop kicks off with an overview on the role of JHA and risk assessment methodologies, followed by in-depth training on:

  • Identifying the source of your biggest safety problems
  • Finding the possible causes and effects of safety hazards using a fishbone diagram
  • Determining where and how equipment in your facility can fail using failure mode analysis
  • How to deduce the cause of systemic issues using a fault-tree analysis
  • Evaluating possible future outcomes of safety hazards using scenario analysis

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