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

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

  • 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...
Speaker
Travis Vance

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Moderator

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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...
Speakers
Kevin Akaloo

Director of Global Safety
Mondelez International
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Michael D. Snyder

Vice President, Organizational Process Safety
DEKRA Insight
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Susan Lotter

Senior Manager for Risk Engineering
Mondelez International
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Thomas Sexton

Senior EHS Manager
Middough Inc
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Tuesday, September 12
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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
Speaker

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  • Tuesday, September 12, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Speaker
Tracy Moon


Fisher Phillips
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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

CSP
Continental Mills
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Paul English

Area Safety Manager
CMC Steel Texas
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Tuesday, September 12
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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 Grossguth

Operations Manager
Miyoshi America Inc
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JoAnn DelaO

HSE Manager
Hunter Site Services
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  • 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...
Speaker
Todd Logsdon

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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

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
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  • 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

  • Wednesday, September 13, 9:15 AM - 10:15 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...
Speaker
Ed Foulke


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
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John Forrester, CSP

Corporate Operations Safety Manager
Leprino Foods Inc
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Ron Furstoss

WAV Supervisor, Safety and Training
Leprino Foods
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Wednesday, September 13
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • 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...
Speaker
Collin Warren

Partner
Fisher & Phillips LLP
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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

OHST, ARM
Boise Cascade
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