September 11-13, 2017
The Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, GA USA

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Super Track = Conference

Tuesday, September 12
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   208
  • Tuesday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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These veteran law enforcement officers will walk you through a mock, interactive shooter event, and describe how you can prepare for, respond to, and avoid such a situation. After the seminar, attendees will:  -          Have a plan in place to prepare for an active shooter situation, prevent...
Speakers
Kris Sacra

CEO
Avert Training and Consulting
Speaker

Travis Vance

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Moderator

Wayne Freeman

Special Agent
SC Enforcement Division
Speaker

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In response to a major incident, Mondelez International, one of the world’s largest snack companies, initiated a global project to improve the control of combustible dust hazards in their operations. During the assessment, several additional process safety risks were identified. This presentation will provide an overview of the process safety...
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Kevin Akaloo

Director of Global Safety
Mondelez International
Speaker

Michael D. Snyder

Vice President, Organizational Process Safety
DEKRA Insight
Speaker

Susan Lotter

Associate Director Risk Engineering
Mondelez International
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Thomas Sexton

Senior EHS Manager
Middough Inc
Speaker

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  • Room:   207
  • Tuesday, September 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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This session will look at why companies need a formal safety management system and what implementation looks like.  Additionally we will look at the overall benefits to the company. Attendees will learn the following: how safety and health impacts your business’s bottom line; how to manage safety like a business...
Speaker
Jim Howry

Associate Director-OSHA Training Institute @ Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Research Institute
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Multiple studies show that, rather than focusing on simply compliance or cost avoidance, Safety Managers should focus on the productivity gains obtained through comprehensive safety programs including cultural, procedural, and technical elements. Best-in-class perfomers achieve 5%-7% higher OEE, 2%-4% less unscheduled downtime, with less than half the injury rate of...
Speaker
Steve Ludwig

Safety Programs Manager
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 12
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   208
  • Tuesday, September 12, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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This presentation will focus on the skills necessary for Safety Managers to become leaders in their companies.  The program will examine how to effectively communicate to the C Suite to not only get C Suite recognition of Safety’s contribution to the company’s bottom line but also to engage front-line employees...
Speakers
Ed Foulke

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

Wayne Punch

Director of Safety/Health/Security
Milliken & Company
Speaker

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  • Room:   210
  • Tuesday, September 12, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Topic: An Integrated Approach to Risk Assessment and Control This session will provide insight into an integrated approach to risk assessment and control that encompasses safety, industrial hygiene and ergonomic aspects, which are maintained within a standardized data management system. Attendees also will learn about how Raytheon uses risk heat maps...
Speakers
Paul Zybert

Senior Director of Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability
Raytheon Co
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Ron Henderson

Director of Global Environmental Health and Safety
Tower International
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  • Room:   207
  • Tuesday, September 12, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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One way to improve the effectiveness of your safety process is to improve the way it is measured. Lagging indicators measure failure; leading indicators measure performance. Companies dedicated to safety excellence are shifting their focus to using leading indicators to drive continuous improvement. Learn how enabling feedback, increasing constructive problem...
Speaker
Joel Pickering

Senior Vice President
Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc
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As safety professionals navigate through their career, the use of critical thinking during investigations as well as day-to day operations can be tedious, to say the least. Learn and understand the different idiosyncrasies of critical thinking and how it can apply to safety professionals. Perception versus reality, beliefs versus knowledge,...
Speakers
Bob Toohey

Sr. Mgr. of EHS
Continental Mills
Speaker

Paul English

Area Safety Manager
CMC Steel Texas
Speaker

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Tuesday, September 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   207
  • Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Many companies in construction today struggle to fully understand how to comply with two emerging issues: the 2016 confined spaces in construction standard and the new silica standard. This session will detail best practices on how to effectively and efficiently train for compliance, along with case studies on how these...
Speakers
Ed Foulke

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

Hilarie Warren

CIH; Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Speaker

Steve Davis

President
GRM Inc
Speaker

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Today's connected enterprise offers unprecedented opportunities to improve safety and productivity by providing contextualized information, providing insight into worker behaviors, asset compliance, causes of safety shutdowns, and more. This session will detail uses of critical safety measures as a tool for identifying potential productivity improvements, and highlighting risks due to...
Speaker
Pat Barry

Regional Marketing Leader
Rockwell Automation
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Engaging and motivating employees and supervisors can be the fastest way to get everyone aligned to your safety message. This session will teach you how to get supervisors involved in safety efforts, motivate safe behavior among employees, engage the workforce and the power behind it, develop relationships that will influence...
Speakers
Brian K. Grossguth

Operations Manager
Miyoshi America Inc
Speaker

JoAnn DelaO

HSE Manager
Hunter Site Services
Speaker

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  • Room:   208
  • Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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This session explores what the recent whirlwind of OSHA rule and policy changes mean to safety professionals in light of a new administration.   Changes involving recordkeeping, increased penalties, post-accident drug testing, whistleblower investigations, temporary employees and other matters will be addressed.  In addition to the changing OSHA landscape, safety...
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Barry Spurlock

Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University
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Todd Logsdon

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 13
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   207
  • Wednesday, September 13, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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See how STEP members achieve world-class safety. ABC will reveal the findings of its third annual Safety Performance Report, which covers the 2016 STEP data year and trend comparisons over the previous five years. Learn how the implementation of specific leading indicators can significantly improve your safety program, as well...
Speakers
Greg Sizemore District of Columbia

VP of HS&E and Workforce Development
Associated Builders & Contractors Inc
Speaker

Mike Bellaman

President & CEO
Associated Builders & Contractors Inc
Speaker

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  • Room:   210
  • Wednesday, September 13, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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We’ve all heard about and used apps and wearable designed for consumers, but can the technology be used to promote occupational safety and health and risk management? Our two speakers look at cutting edge technology – wearable and apps – and explain how they can help you and your workers...
Speakers
Haytham Elhawary

CEO
Kinetic
Speaker

John Rupp Jr

Senior Consultant
Learning Designs Inc
Speaker

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Temporary work does not have to mean a temporary safety culture. While employers typically have safety programs and standards in place for permanent employees, organizations should ensure there is uniformity with the plan for temporary workers in order to reduce and prevent exposure to risks and health and safety hazards....
Speakers
Corey Berghoefer

Senior Vice President - Risk Management & Insurance
Randstad North America
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Michael Summers

Director, Safety - Risk Management
Randstad North America
Speaker

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  • Room:   208
  • Wednesday, September 13, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Opioid and prescription painkiller use and abuse has hit most workplaces with a wide array of legitimate concerns for the employer.  Questions abound as to drug testing, addressing workplace safety, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and rising costs of opioid use to the employer.  A significant percentage...
Speaker
Mark Gomsak

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 13
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room:   210
  • Wednesday, September 13, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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The aging of the global workforce will have profound effects on manufacturing – reducing productivity growth by 40%, and affecting the safety of workers young and old. But there are steps you can take to help mitigate the problem, including changing machinery design methodologies, worker training, manufacturing intelligence, and addressing...
Speaker
Steve Ludwig

Safety Programs Manager
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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  • Room:   208
  • Wednesday, September 13, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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On November 7, 2016 OSHA issued its final rule revising its walking-working surfaces regulations while greatly expanding its fall protection requirement for General Industry.  The final rule, 20 years in the making, took effect on January 17, 2017, and it is anticipated to impact approximately 7 million general industry workplaces...
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Tracy Moon

Partner
Fisher Phillips
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Learn how one of the largest dairy food companies (and America’s Safest Company) elevated safety culture and performance over a three-year period. Leprino Foods maintained a solid safety program for decades with good results, but certain elements were missing and preventing the company from being among the best in its...
Speakers
Brigette Philpot

Vice President Health, Safety & Environment
Sodexo North American Operations
Speaker

John Forrester, CSP

Corporate Operations Safety Manager
Leprino Foods Inc
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Ron Furstoss

Safety Supervisor
Leprino Foods Company
Speaker

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Wednesday, September 13
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   207
  • Wednesday, September 13, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Create a “best place to work” by enhancing your awareness of how your attitudes and behaviors affect your personal results and that of your team with regard to work quality, health, safety and wellbeing. Understand the role of a leader in creating an effective company culture, develop skills to increase...
Speaker
Joel Pickering

Senior Vice President
Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc
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  • Room:   210
  • Wednesday, September 13, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Artificial Intelligence is already infiltrating our lives on a consumer level (Siri, Alexa, etc.) by performing menial tasks that add marginal value. Some businesses are already using AI symbiotically alongside humans to tackle real threats (for example, Facebook using AI to comb through posts for ‘at risk’ behavior), but beyond...
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Gokul N. Solai, MD

CEO
Novatio Solutions
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  • Room:   208
  • Wednesday, September 13, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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LOTO can be difficult for the most seasoned safety professionals.  During this interactive presentation safety leadership discuss the current trends in LOTO citations, typical problem areas for employers, exceptions to the standard (and why the exceptions are frequently not met), and machine specific issues. Attendees will gain knowledge of current...
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Collin Warren

Partner
Fisher Phillips
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Sustainable safety cultures are built not by fixing holes in the floor or guards on machines but by fixing the process people use to make choices in their work environment. Social engineering is the process of influencing a group to make decisions in a certain, pre-directed manner. We are exposed...
Speakers
Adam Bates, MS, MBA

Global Director of Health, Safety and Security
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
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Terry Evans, CSP

Division Safety Manager
Boise Cascade
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