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Held on October 7-9, 2019 | Los Angeles

CONFERENCE SNAPSHOT: Cal/OSHA Summit 2019 is the leading state-specific event for California employers and safety professionals to learn cutting-edge developments on new safety regulations, compliance strategies, and management tactics. It provides three days of networking and learning opportunities. Attendees are eligible for safety and HR continuing education credits.

Essential Compliance Briefings and Expert Guidance

Learn from many of California’s top safety attorneys, risk management consultants, and your peers in the field on how to avoid costly Cal/OSHA fines and penalties on important issues such as:

  • How to prepare for the upcoming indoor heat illness standard
  • What to do if employees refuse to work due to hazardous working conditions so you don’t spark retaliation claims  
  • Slips, trips and fall prevention revised rule compliance
  • Your rights as an employer to maintain workplace safety in light of legal medical and recreational marijuana usage in the state of California
  • Injury and illness recordkeeping traps to avoid under state and federal law
  • Accident investigation mistakes you never want to make
  • Surviving a Cal/OSHA inspection
  • Electrical safety hazards that could expose your company to massive fines/penalties and potential lawsuits in the event of injury or death
  • How to manage accommodation requests when opioid use is a factor

Who Should Attend Cal/OSHA Summit 2019?

  • Safety Directors
  • Risk Management Directors
  • EHS Managers
  • Health & Safety Officers
  • Facilities Supervisors
  • HR Managers
  • Vice Presidents
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Safety Coordinators
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Specialists
  • Safety Attorneys
  • Loss Control Specialists
  • Business Owners
  • Compliance Specialists
  • Corporate Safety Professionals


Pre-conference Workshops—October 7, 2019

Choose an all-day training or AM/PM workshops.

Full-Day Master Class

Cal/OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Anti-Retaliation Requirements
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Lunch on your own; refreshment breaks from 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
Presented by: Andrew Sommer, Esq. and Lindsay DiSalvo, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Cal/OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping standards create challenges for many California employers. From determining which injuries and illnesses must be recorded, to maintaining and updating records properly and adhering to posting and notification obligations, the rule encompasses a number of complex requirements that many organizations struggle to manage. And with the new electronic recordkeeping requirements that recently took effect in 2017, the stakes for noncompliance are now higher than ever, as OSHA will have access to a vast amount of establishment-specific data that the agency can use to target enforcement efforts. This full-day intensive training will cover:

  • The purpose and overview of Cal/OSHA’s Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses rule (8 CCR 14300), including the latest on implementation of Electronic Recordkeeping rule
  • The anti-retaliation provisions under California law and fed OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Rule, and their practical impact on reporting procedures, incentive and discipline programs, post-accident drug testing and Section 11(c) rights
  • The similarities and differences between Cal/OSHA and Fed OSHA’s E-Recordkeeping Rule, including which employers have to submit data, what data must be submitted, and how anti-retaliation is addressed
  • Recent changes to Cal/OSHA’s “continuing violation” rule, and application of the federal OSH Act with respect to enforcement of recordkeeping rule
  • Regulated companies and industries, temporary agencies and union hiring halls: Understanding the recordkeeping and reporting requirements that apply to each type of entity, the limited exemptions for small businesses, low-hazard industries, and how OSHA recordkeeping and workers’ compensation laws interface, and more
  • What is recordable? The differences between “first aid” and “medical treatment,” how to determine whether an injury or illness is work-related, and more
  • What is immediately reportable as a Serious Injury, and how to deal with Cal/OSHA incident investigations under 8 CCR 342
  • Cal/OSHA 300, 301 and 300A forms: Who must complete the forms, best practices for completing them correctly, and how to avoid certifying inaccurate recordkeeping data
  • Most common Cal/OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping mistakes to avoid, and tips for effective root cause incident analysis to ensure accurate reporting
  • Best practices for non-mandatory records and documentation, including principles of legal privilege for safety audits, consultant recommendations, record retention and destruction policies, under federal and state law

AM Pre-conference Workshop

Developing True Safety Performance Indicators: Best Practices for Measurement
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(Refreshment break from 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
Presented by: Barry Spurlock, Esq., CSP, Safety Change Agents and Crump Spurlock Attorneys
Despite what many organizations think, their stated safety key performance indicators (KPIs) are not performance indicators at all.  Unfortunately, this is true even with some organizations that have embraced and even implemented leading measures. This workshop is designed for participants looking for measurement strategies that will drive superior safety performance. Key elements of an organization-wide safety performance measurement strategy will be covered, along with tips for developing leading measures that can be used on corporate/enterprise-wide scale. Our facilitator, a seasoned safety attorney and safety-change agent, will teach strategies for using risk reduction as core performance metric. Participants will learn to distinguish the roles that KPIs and key results indicators (KRIs) play in measuring safety. This session is perfect for practitioners looking for safety performance and measurement strategies that go far beyond the status quo! After completing this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Distinguish key performance indicators and key results indicators in safety
  • Strategically identify what matters most for safety performance within an organization
  • Prescribe a strategy to evaluate the efficacy of safety measures
  • Proficiently articulate the limitations of traditional, lagging indicators of safety performance
  • Develop a fundamental strategy for improving existing safety measures to drive superior safety performance within an organization;

Lunch on your own
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.






HRCI – The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

BLR®—Business & Legal Resources is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 2.75 HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.



SHRM – BLR®—Business & Legal Resources is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


PM Pre-conference Workshop

Active Shooter Assailant: Threat Assessments and Prevention, Mitigation and Response Planning in the Wake of Cal/OSHA’s Impending Rule for Workplace Violence in General Industry
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Presented by: Hector Alvarez, CTM, MS, Alvarez Associates LLC 
Recent data from both the FBI and Secret Service indicate that while “active shooter” events are still rare, they are happening more frequently and with more significant impacts. The same research also indicates that it is very often the case that the attacker displayed many warning signs and concerning behavior in advance. It’s important for organizations to understand what these warning signs are and to prepare for the unlikely event that an attack will occur at their facility or organization. Right now, Cal/OSHA is considering a rule addressing workplace violence in general industry. This comprehensive workshop will keep you up to date on where the rule stands and discuss warning signs and behavioral patterns that research indicates exist prior to an attack as well as how to incorporate strategies and methodologies for preventing, preparing and if necessary, responding to these critical incidents. You’ll learn: 

  • History, trends, and dynamics of active assailant incidents—and the “profile” of the active assailant 
  • How to build a survivor’s mindset and how to manage fear and anxiety 
  • Strategies and resources for keeping the workplace safe 
  • How to leverage facility vulnerabilities assessments, recognize pre-incident indicators, and review the dynamics of targeted violence 
  • Myths and realities about threat assessment 
  • The role of the M.O.V.E. options-based response protocol and practical scenarios demonstrating its effectiveness 
  • Tips for establishing time to take action and distance 
  • How to use common building items for shelter
  • What to expect from law enforcement and recovery consideration





HRCI – The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s®(HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

BLR®—Business & Legal Resources is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 2.75 HR (General) credit towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.



SHRM – BLR®—Business & Legal Resources is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2.75 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



Main Conference (Day 1) – October 8, 2019

Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.

New Safety Regulations in California and Beyond: The Latest Updates and Trends Impacting Compliance and Risk Management
8:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Presented by: Ben Kim, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP
What are the top safety compliance priorities for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, the Appeals Board, and the Standards Board in California? What new regulations can we expect and how will they impact your business? You’ll get answers to these questions and more. Cal/OSHA 2019 kicks off with critical updates on new court rulings, policy initiatives, regulatory enforcement, and training requirements under federal OSHA and Cal/OSHA.

Refreshments and Networking Break
9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Compliant and Effective Cal/OSHA Safety Training
9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Presented by: Kahlilah Guyah, EHS Compliance Services Inc.
There are many safety training content and delivery methods, including online or eLearning, hands-on, methods to verify competence, and other emerging technologies, as well as what qualifications trainers must have. But which ones are compliant with Cal/OSHA training requirements? In many cases, just using one method could leave you exposed to violations. This session will cover:

  • How your training programs measure up to Cal/OSHA’s IIPP and regulatory-specific training topics
  • The most common Cal/OSHA training compliance mistakes and how to correct them
  • Essential (and required) 5 elements of a compliant and effective safety training program

How to Implement a
California-Compliant Drug Testing, Safety Incentives, and Antiretaliation Programs
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Presented by: Andrew Sommer, Esq. and Lindsay DiSalvo, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey LLP
The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use has created a complex web of compliance concerns for California employers as they try to navigate drug testing policymaking and substance abuse management in the workplace. A sweeping opioid abuse epidemic further compounds these challenges, requiring that employers maintain a delicate balance between business objectives, employee rights, and ADA/FEHA requirements. It's in an employer's best interest to be proactive on these issues.  In addition, California maintains vigorous anti-retaliation laws barring employers from terminating or otherwise taking adverse employment actions against employees for complaining or apprising employers of workplace safety concerns, including reporting injuries.  Under these laws, certain types of post-accident drug testing could be considered illegal retaliation against employees who report injuries or safety concerns, and may even impact safety incentive programs that could be seen as inhibiting injury reporting. This session will provide practical information and strategies to address these sensitive and increasingly prevalent workplace issues by examining:

  • When an employer may conduct drug testing on prospective and current employees, with an emphasis on California law
  • Recommendations for developing a drug-testing program designed to give you the information you need to make informed and legal hiring and other employment decisions
  • Circumstances where post-accident drug testing and investigation may be considered illegal retaliation under California law
  • Tips for assessing your drug testing and other safety programs for compliance with applicable anti-retaliation laws

Lunch (provided)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Heat Stress: How to Protect Employees and Ensure Compliance with Applicable Requirements
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Presented by: Allen Pruitt, Portacool
Every year, thousands of workers are exposed to heat on the job created by environmental conditions, clothing and workload. In addition, according to the EPA, we have experienced record high temperatures globally over the last three years. Combined, these factors create a recipe for negatively impacting worker safety and productivity. In addition, exposing employees to heat stress hazards can lead to costly mistakes, from lost time due to illness and even death to citations and fines. According to the EPA, more than 1,300 deaths in the United States are attributed to extreme heat annually. During this session, Portacool’s industrial sales manager will take a deeper dive beyond the basics of “water, rest, shade” as the minimal fundamentals of reducing heat stress. Heat-related illness prevention is most effective when management commits to identifying and reducing exposure to heat hazards. You’ll learn how to:

  • Protect employees from heat stress while assisting customers in increasing productivity while staying up to date with new Cal/OSHA heat stress regulations
  • Recognize heat stress factors
  • Ensure proper hydration
  • Prevent heat stress illnesses in the workplace
  • Conduct a site assessment to determine your organization’s vulnerability to heat stress-related illnesses
  • Prepare to comply with Cal/OSHA’s expected indoor heat standards
  • Develop a comprehensive, compliant HIPP (heat injury prevention program)

Opioids, Workers’ Comp and Return to Work: Best Practices for Staying Compliant under ADA/FEHA’s ‘Reasonable Accommodation’ Provisions While Maintaining a Safe Working Environment
2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Presented by: Kelly Gemelli, Esq. Jackson Lewis P.C.
Light duty and return-to-work programs offer many benefits, both for employees and for an organization’s bottom line: they can help an organization lower its direct and indirect workers’ compensation costs, improve employee morale, boost productivity, and much more. But, to provide these benefits, a return-to-work program must be carefully designed and implemented. A worker who returns too quickly following an injury or illness can be at risk for exacerbating or reinjuring the condition, and employers must balance many different legal obligations under the ADA/FEHA, OSHA and Cal/OSHA, FMLA/CFRA, and California workers’ compensation laws. This session will teach you how to design and maintain a successful return-to-work program that balances all of these considerations. You will learn how to: 

  • Identify the benefits of an effective light duty/RTW program that doesn’t misstep under California or federal law
  • Balance the interplay of legal obligations surrounding workers’ compensation, ADA/FEHA, FMLA/CFRA, OSHA, and Cal/OSHA as they relate to light-duty/RTW programs
  • Legally inquire and evaluate whether an employee taking prescription opioids to treat pain can safely return to the job
  • Implement best practices and avoid common challenges in designing and implementing an effective light duty/RTW program
  • Analyze whether and what reasonable accommodations would permit an employee to return to work
  • Identify the roles of frontline supervisors, employees, HR, and other key parties in managing the return-to-work process successfully

Refreshments and Networking Break
3:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Effective Injury and Illness Prevention Plans: Strategies to Comply with Cal/OSHA’s Most Violated Standard
3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Presented by: Lisa Prince, Esq., Walter & Prince LLP
California law requires all employers to develop and implement written and effective injury and illness prevention plans (IIPPs). This is a mandatory requirement, but year after year it continues to be Cal/OSHA’s most violated standard. What makes this compliance requirement so challenging to meet? This session will teach you how to:

  • Create and develop an effective program for educating and empowering all employees in reducing or eliminating accidents and incidents
  • Use risk assessment, employee engagement and communication, and active leadership support and involvement for IIPP success
  • Implement the program to avoid incidents and Cal/OSHA citations
  • Create the documentation necessary to defend a citation of the IIPP regulation
  • Use the IIPP documentation to develop other defenses to Cal/OSHA citations

The Latest Top Cal/OSHA Violations and Trends in Cal/OSHA Enforcement
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Jenifer Kienle, Esq., Founding Partner , Kienle Law, PC
Cal/OSHA continues to pose operational and compliance challenges for employers. Inspections are becoming more burdensome and Serious Citations are trending up. These challenges will only continue as Cal/OSHA considers and implements new standards. Meanwhile, enforcement initiatives are bringing a new focus on particular industries and hazards. Is your business under enhanced scrutiny? This session will:

  • Describe these trends and other regulatory developments under Cal/OSHA
  • Discuss recent, important decisions from California’s Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board
  • Provide best practices and practical solutions for avoiding and handling Cal/OSHA violations and enforcement action
  • Give you tips on to bolster the aspects of your safety program that are most vulnerable to OSHA enforcement


Main Conference (Day 2) – October 9, 2019

Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Learn
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Lockout/Tagout, Machine Guarding, and the Minor Servicing Exception—How to Meet Production Goals, Stay Compliant, and Keep Workers Safe
8:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Presented by: Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM, Enviro Safetech
According to federal OSHA, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, and abrasions per year in addition to over 800 deaths. Additionally, the lockout/tagout standard is consistently on Cal/OSHA’s  list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards. Does your safety program effectively protect workers when they are exposed to moving machine parts and hazardous energy? If you have not developed effective machine guarding and lockout/tagout programs, your workers are at risk of injury—and you may be subject to costly Cal/OSHA citations in the event of an inspection. This presentation will cover the regulatory requirements and best management practices to comply with state and federal law. You’ll learn how to:  

  • Develop your written program
  • Train authorized persons
  • Write equipment specific procedures
  • Select LOTO devices
  • Perform periodic inspections

Networking Break and Raffle
9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Job Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Presented by: Erin Silva, CSP, ICW Group
More than ever employers and supervisors are being held liable for not adequately assessing the hazards in the workplace. Hazard assessment and hazard control carry some of the highest penalties and serious citations from Cal/OSHA. The cost of accidents can be much more expensive than the penalties and citations. This session features a group exercise that will teach you how to protect yourself from the high cost of accidents and penalties, and how to enable your supervisors to keep workers safe with continual safety improvements through risk assessments and job hazard analysis (JHA). You’ll learn: 

  • The key differences between a risk assessment and a JHA
  • The importance of recent litigation, court rulings, and other important regulatory information
  • The ultimate cost of not performing hazard assessments 
  • What to assess and when
  • Real-life examples of how leading and lagging indicators factor in
  • How to close the loop with continual observations and assessments
  • How to create an effective JHA using the hierarchy of controls through a group activity!

Human Factors and Employee Behavior: Assess, Measure, and Manage to Prevent Injuries and Foster a Culture of Safety
10:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Presented by: Laurie Knape, ASP, CSP, CLCS, Avetta
“Human performance and human factors” are terms that some consider interchangeable. For others, these are two very different terms. While the science of human performance and human factors has been debated for over 30 years, this session will shed light on how humans relate to each other, equipment, and processes. You’ll learn the impact of this interaction between human and system factors on an organization’s safety culture. Plus, you’ll learn:

  • Who the leaders responsible for the organization’s safety culture really are
  • How to engage all workers in non-risk-taking behaviors to minimize the negative effects of fatigue, stress, complacency, and attitude on your efforts to maintain a safe work environment
  • Practical pointers on going beyond behavior-based safety to maximize your results
  • Essential key performance indicators to capture
  • How to achieve compliance within the safety culture—and sustain a strong safety culture

Conference Adjourns
11:50 a.m.

Agenda and speakers subject to change.

Your Conference Presenters

Hector AlvarezHector Alvarez, CTM, MS
Alvarez Associates LLC

Hector R. Alvarez, CTM, MS, the president of Alvarez Associates LLC, is asecurity expert who specializes in workplace violence prevention. He holds a BS in criminal justice and has more than 25 years of experience in mitigating security threats. He has worked as a security director protecting one of our nation’s most sensitive critical infrastructures, as a city police officer, and as a professional security consultant. He understands the challenges individuals and organizations face when addressing the threats of violence because he has responded to them. In addition, he has helped organizations recover from significant incidents of violence and has served as a responder to the Loma Prieta earthquake and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Alvarez has personally assessed and/or responded to thousands of potentially violent situations, developed numerous violence prevention programs and trained tens of thousands of employees and managers in the areas of crisis intervention, active shooter response, violence prevention, domestic terrorism, and emergency management.

He is frequently called upon as a commentator and public speaker, and he has made numerous media appearances. He has been featured on ABC10, KCRA3, CBS13, FOX40, Univision, KFBK, Sacramento Bee, Folsom Telegraph, Sacramento Business Journal, and the Society for Human Resource Management. His clients include a broad range of industries from the public and private sector.

Lindsay A. DiSalvoLindsay A. DiSalvo, Esq.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Lindsay A. DiSalvo, an associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP, represents and advises employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including wage and hour disputes, claims of employment discrimination, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. DiSalvo also reviews and revises employee handbooks and workplace policies and procedures. In addition, Ms. DiSalvo represents employers during inspections and investigations conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSHA programs, including Cal/OSHA, and handles the full range of OSHA litigation, from citation contests to administrative hearings. Ms. DiSalvo also advises and counsels employers in responding to notices from OSHA about employee complaints of safety hazards and helps develop and revise safety and health programs. 

Kelly D. Gemelli Kelly D. Gemelli Esq.
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Kelly (Wood) Gemelli, a principal in the San Diego office of Jackson Lewis P.C., provides advice and counsel to management on a wide range of employment issues. She is a certified leave of absence specialist and is an active member of the California Advice and Counsel Resource Group. For nearly 20 years, she has defended employers on discrimination, harassment, leave, retaliation, wage and hour, and other claims. Ms. Gemelli is well-versed in matters that arise under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Paid Family Leave, Family and Medical Leave, Pregnancy Disability Leave, and various California state employment-related laws.

Ms. Gemelli conducts workplace investigations and routinely counsels employers on strategies for minimizing potential litigation. She provides advice on the practical and legal implications of everyday employment decisions. She also provides training seminars on a wide variety of employment topics. She has presented and trained professional groups in specialized areas of employment law, including preventing sexual harassment, workplace investigations, anti-harassment/sensitivity in the workplace, unconscious bias, managing leaves of absence under FMLA and California state leave laws, workplace accommodations, wage and hour, and effective management/prevention of claims.

Kahlilah GuyahKahlilah Guyah
CEO & Founder
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Kahlilah L. Guyah is an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Consultant, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with nearly 20 years of comprehensive experience in delivering compliance solutions and implementing management systems. Her expertise includes management system implementation; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), local and state regulatory requirements; EHS auditing; Risk Assessments, and Hazardous Material Management. Guyah has a reputation as a strong communicator, team leader and problem solver.

Guyah is the CEO, Founder and Principal Consultant at EHS Compliance Services Inc. a company which delivers EHS consulting services in San Francisco, California and Miami, Florida areas. She led EHS programs at Cordis Corporation, Cordis Neurovascular and Codman Neurovascular, each a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. During a two-year project tenure at Medtronic (formerly HeartWare Inc), a multimillion-dollar medical device company, she reduced over $1 M in potential regulatory fines and designed and implemented programs for environmental permitting, hazard communications, hazardous energy control, chemical and waste management, lithium ion battery shipment program and an EHS impact analysis process. Most recently she has worked with Bonneville Laboratories, Potrero Medical, Ramondin USA, Oracle Corporation, BASF Corporation, and Tesla Motors to provide a variety of EHS services including audits, risk assessments and software evaluations. She was a Peer Reviewer for Managing Hazardous Materials, a Definitive Text (Third Edition, 2015) published by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management and Safety Leadership and Professional Development (2018) published by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Guyah graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a MS degree in Chemistry and received her BS degree in Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is involved in the San Francisco Chapter and Consultants Specialty Practice of the American Society of Safety Professionals. She is the proud recipient of the 2014 Edward M. "Ed" Stratton Memorial Health Safety & Environment (HSE) Professional Education Grant.

Jennifer KienleJenifer Kienle, Esq.
Founding Partner 
Kienle Law, PC

Jenifer Kienle, the founding partner of Kienle Law PC, was most recently a partner in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and developed and served as Chair of that firm’s OSHA Safety & Health Practice. She has over 20 years of litigation and trial expertise defending national and California commercial enterprises including industrial and construction catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death state and federal suits, general liability matters in the food and hospitality industry, personal injury and property damage litigation arising out of public works improvements and traffic control, and OSHA and Cal OSHA defense including crisis management, citation appeals/answers to complaints and whistle blower claims. Kienle Law is a continuation of Ms. Kienle's enduring commitment to providing personal and effective defense services to employers from all industries.

Ben J. KimBen J. Kim, Esq.
Nixon Peabody LLP

Benjamin J. Kim is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group and Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) practice. He represents clients in a range of industries in employment and OSHA matters in both federal and state jurisdictions. He also counsels employers on a wide variety of employment issues.

Laurie KnapeLaurie Knape, ASP, CSP, CLCS
HSE Professional

Laurie Knape, ASP, CSP, CLCS, an HSE professional with Avetta, has over 20 years of health, safety and environmental experience. She is a certified DNV auditor, holds a masters training certificate for aerial working platforms and forklifts, and has been a certified RigPass instructor. She is a member of several industry organizations and is currently the regulatory chairperson for the Gulf Coast Safety and Training Group, chairperson for Safe Gulf, chairperson for API RP T8, committee member for API RP 75 re-write, and committee member of the Hazard Alert Group. She has been a member of the American Society for Safety Professionals for over 13 years. Ms. Knapp attended the University of Connecticut for HSE, Columbia Southern University for Science and Columbia Southern University for Business.

Jay JamaliJay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM
Environmental Health and Safety Director 
Enviro Safetech

Jay Jamali, CSP, CHMM, CHCM is the Environmental Health and Safety Director for Enviro Safetech. He has developed written LOTO programs for multiple clients, provided LOTO training, has developed thousands of equipment specific LOTO procedures, and has presented on this topic at multiple safety conferences.  In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health with a minor in Industrial Hygiene as well as a Masters in Safety Management, Mr. Jamali is a certified Compliance School instructor as designated by Cal-EPA Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and has HAZWOPER certified over 30 Cal-OSHA inspectors and 120 County Hazardous waste inspectors. He has  responded to over 200 hazardous material incidents and was directly involved in the Northridge Earthquake Hazmat cleanup activity and has worked at a Superfund site for 4 years and has provided consultation to several Treatment Storage and Disposal (TSD) facilities. He is a certified first aid and CPR instructor trainer for EMP America and is a certified Defibrillator trainer. Mr. Jamali has presented at numerous EHS conference and currently serves as a faculty member of U.C. Santa Cruz Hazardous Materials and Safety Management certificate programs. He is also a FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor.

Lisa PrinceLisa Prince, Esq.
Walter & Prince, LLP

Lisa Prince is a partner at Walter & Prince, a Healdsburg, California law firm specializing in OSHA, crisis management and “serious and willful misconduct” defense. As a former civil litigator, she is a strong advocate, partnering effectively with the firm's clients to identify and achieve realistic litigation solutions. She works with employers, safety directors, risk managers, and human resources administrators to develop effective preventive safety programs that answer regulatory mandates.

Ms. Prince is a dynamic and informative speaker on a wide range of topics related to workplace safety, weathering Cal/OSHA investigations and the Cal/OSHA appeals process. She has delivered presentations to organizations as various as State Compensation Insurance Fund, the American Society of Safety Engineers, HR Connections, AgSafe, the Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council, the National Safety Management Society and Associated General Contractors (AGC)

With partner, Fred Walter, she is the author of the “Workplace Safety” chapter of the California State Bar publication Advising California Employers and Employees.

Allen PruittAllen Pruitt
Sales Manager
Portacool, LLC

Allen Pruitt is a manager of industrial sales at Portacool, LLC. He works with leading industrial, automotive and rental distributors to provide cooling options to facility managers to ensure their facilities are as productive, safe and compliant as possible. During the past 19 years, Mr. Pruitt has worked with distributors assessing facilities in the industrial and construction fields. Since joining the Portacool team in 2010, he has done hundreds of site assessments to assist customers with heat stress and OSHA compliance concerns and is the go-to person at Portacool regarding OSHA and heat stress for the sales team.

Erin SilvaErin Silva, CSP
Sr. Risk Management Consultant
ICW Group

Erin Silva, CSP provides risk management services for ICW Group clients in Northern California and Northern Nevada. Her focus is on industry-specific risk identification, evaluation, and analysis to help clients reduce risk exposures, injury frequency, and severity. She assists clients across a spectrum of industries including, construction, manufacturing, health care, maintenance, trucking and agriculture. Prior to joining the ICW Group, she worked in various safety positions including facility maintenance, heavy civil and large vertical construction projects. Erin has traveled all over the United States for her career in risk and safety including spending two years in Alaska. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from CSU.

Barry Spurlock, Esq., CSP
Professor, Eastern Kentucky University
Member, Safety Change Agents / Crump Spurlock Attorneys

Barry S. Spurlock, Esq., CSP  is an Assistant Professor of Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, a practicing attorney, and founding partner of Safety Change Agents, a consulting firm that focuses on helping safety professionals inspire change for high performance safety. Before becoming an attorney, Barry worked for over 16 years as a safety and environmental professional in the steel, food and insurance industries. He also served as an adjunct faculty for Indiana University for over a decade, and while there, developed one of the first courses on safety performance measurement to be offered at any university. Barry holds a Bachelors’ of Science in Industrial Safety and Risk Management, and a Master of Science in Loss Prevention and Safety Administration, both from Eastern Kentucky University. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He is an active member of ASSP and currently serves as a member of ASSP’s Government Affairs Committee. He is the editor and author of the book, Physical Hazards of the Workplace, Second Edition, and co-author of the upcoming book, Measurement Strategies for Superior Safety Performance, being published by Wiley.  He has also authored articles for publications by organizations including the American Bar Association and American Society of Safety Professionals and co-authored the book, Chomp Comp; The Small Business Guide to Lower Worker’s Compensation Premiums. He is a frequent speaker at the most notable national safety conferences.

Andrew J. SommerAndrew J. Sommer, Esq.
Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Andrew J. Sommer, the managing partner of Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s California practice, advises employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, and defends employers in administrative proceedings, arbitration and litigation at both the state and federal level. He has extensive experience litigating individual and collective actions in both state and federal court involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination/harassment, whistleblowing and wage and hour violations. Mr. Sommer also represents employers in inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving Cal/OSHA and other state plans. He also conducts training programs for his clients in both English and Spanish on harassment, reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and diversity.


Doubletree Los Angeles Downtown

Doubletree Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Room rate $219/night 
  • Hotel cut-off date is Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Reservation Center: 1-800-HILTONS and referencing BLR Events
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Pricing Details

Main Conference

  • Advanced Early Bird | $699 — Expires May 7, 2019
  • Early Bird Price | $799.00 — Expires July 7, 2019
  • Retail Pricing | $899
  • Materials Only | $356.60

Preconference Workshops:

  • AM/PM Preconference Sessions | $299 each
  • Both AM/PM Workshops | $499 (Save $99!)

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