Tuesday, November 06
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
For at least the last decade, organizations in the forefront of safety performance have noticed a disturbing trend – while overall injury rates have been steadily declining, serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) have either been reduced at a much slower rate or, in many cases, have actually stopped improving altogether....
Speaker
Don Wilson

Vice President of SafeStart
SafeStart
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Tuesday, November 06
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Tuesday, November 06, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Machinery and employee safety programs are driven by various factors: a safety incident resulting in injury, an OSHA inspection, or a company’s safety culture. No matter what the driver, following a proven process to compliant machinery safety and standardized employee processes on the plant floor ensures best practice results for...
Speakers
Joshua Draa

Senior Engineer, CMSE
Polytron
Workshop Speaker

Sean Daswani P.E., FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland)

Senior Electrical Engineer and Machine Safety Business Leader
Polytron, Inc.
Workshop Speaker

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Wednesday, November 07
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Creating a safe workplace involves more than the prevention of slips, trips, falls and other physical injuries. An environment where bullying, hazing, incivility and violence are allowed poses a real threat to the safety of employees in a workplace setting. Safety professionals have an important role in preventing and responding...
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I. David Daniels MHRM, CSD, VPS, CFO, HSO

President/CEO
ID2 Solutions, LLC
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  • Wednesday, November 07, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
Description to come
Speaker
Steve Wiltshire

Director of Safety
ABC
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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 performers achieve 5%-7% higher OEE, 2%-4% less unscheduled downtime, with less than half the injury rate of...
Speaker
Mark Eitzman

Global Safety Market Development Manager
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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  • Wednesday, November 07, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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This will be an interactive discussion of OSHA inspections, the government’s tactics during inspections, including walkarounds, witness interviews, and document requests, and employers’ rights following the seminal Mar-Jac Poultry case.
Speakers
Collin Warren

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

Travis Vance

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 07
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Wednesday, November 07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Safety directors are often the most guilty of overloading people with too much information. This presentation will help you understand what kind of problems we create with too much information and how to overcome them by learning basic adult learning principles and simplifying the way we educate our workforce.   During this...
Speakers
Bo Cooper

Safety Director
Alberici Constructors
Speaker

Kathleen Dobson

Safety Director
Alberici Constructors
Speaker

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The issue of managing contractor EHS performance is an ongoing concern among organizations of all types and sizes in many industries, typically because contractors often are performing non-routine work at sites that are not directly supervised by an EHS manager, or even any manager at all. To date, there has...
Speakers
Amy Harper

Director of Workplace Safety Initiatives
National Safety Council
Speaker

Patrick Cunningham

Director, Safety & Auditing
Browz
Speaker

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Understanding the role of digital technologies is not part of the curriculum for most safety professionals. Today, though, there is an increasing realization that lives can be saved and injuries avoided through the judicious use of technologies that either eliminate high-risk activities or enhance risk identification and mitigation. This presentation...
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David Metcalfe


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  • Wednesday, November 07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Executives and frontline management often enjoy an unrealistic view of how employees view safety and the company and its management’s commitment to safety. A survey is an effective way to show the differences between management hopes and employees’ actual attitudes. However, this educational effort is only the first step in...
Speakers
Howard Mavity

Partner
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Speaker

Mike McCarroll

President & CEO
PROSAFE Solutions
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 07
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Wednesday, November 07, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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OSHA has for decades insisted that its enforcement powers under the OSH Act permit it to cite general construction contractors on multi-employer work sites for violations created by subcontractors—regardless of whose employees may be exposed. However, the authority for doing so is not as clear as OSHA believes. A recent...
Speakers
Michael V. Abcarian

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

Warren Nelson

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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This session will outline the approach utilized by industrial products manufacturer EnPro Industries in becoming one of America’s Safest Companies. Through a unique approach, EnPro has been successful in implementing a robust system driven by a culture of caring, sharing and learning within the workplace. This session will explore this...
Speaker
Joe Wheatley

Director, Risk Management & EHS Affairs
EnPro Industries
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This session will address the challenges and solutions for managing safety in a converged enterprise, and how defense-in-depth security, risk assessments and a holistic safety culture can help impact operational effectiveness.  Attendees will learn: • How security risks inherently create safety risks • How IT and OT teams collaborate to manage safety and...
Speaker
Steve Ludwig

Safety Programs Manager
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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Thursday, November 08
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Predictive models draw real-time conclusions about future risk using collected safety observation data. For instance, “Red Flag” models identify projects, sites or work groups that exhibit characteristics suggesting they are at a heightened risk of having a safety incident. Predictive models are extremely useful when the level of data or...
Speakers
Shane Skennonto

Corporate Director of Safety
Hunter Roberts Construction Group NY Division
Speaker

Dr.  Stephen Martin

Senior Safety Manager
Hunter Roberts Construction Group NY Division
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Today, risk management and safety professionals not only need to understand OSHA regulations but they must also understand employment law to make sure their companies remain legally compliant.  If they fail to do so, their companies could face fines and claims that could lead to costly lawsuits.  There have been...
Speakers
Barry Spurlock

Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University
Speaker

Chantell Foley

Associate
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

Tracy Moon

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Think and survive: This session, presented by experts in the fields of law      enforcement and Homeland Security, provides safety leaders with the tactics they need to respond to all types of workplace violence and active shooter situations. The speakers will offer insights into how organizations should train their...
Speakers
Al Shanouda

AmeriShield Protection Group
Formerly with Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Speaker

Gino Soave

Corporate Safety Director
Niles Industrial Coatings
Speaker

William Flynn

Former Deputy Director
Department of Homeland Security
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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This session offers a case study reviewing the safety strategies that were used during the construction of the MGM National Harbor Resort, presented by the lead safety director for construction activities at the site in Oxon Hill, MD. The resort project included a $1.6 billion facility with 13 restaurants, 22...
Speaker
Barry Schunck

Safety Manager
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Speaker

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Thursday, November 08
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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 to address safety in new ways.  Attendees will learn: • Why the global...
Speakers
Pat Barry

Regional Marketing Leader
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

Steve Ludwig

Safety Programs Manager
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 08, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Effectively responding to a workplace crisis, such as a violent act, a serious injury or fatality or some type of natural or man-made disaster, requires an understanding of what people need from management and how to provide it.  In this panel discussion, attendees will learn first-hand experience about how the...
Speakers
Bill Konwiczka, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

HR Director
Scotty's Contracting & Stone
Speaker

Todd Logsdon

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
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  • Thursday, November 08, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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The construction industry today looks vastly different from how it looked just a few years ago, thanks to an influx of diverse worker populations, from various minority groups as well as more women and a rising tide of Millennials. This session, led by Red Angle’s Bradley Hartmann, who works with...
Speaker
Bradley Hartmann

Founder & President
Red Angle
Speaker

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Thursday, November 08
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This session will focus on driving safety, and will guide attendees in building a safety culture while gaining process improvements. Based on the experiences of a safety leader overseeing fleet operations for a large energy utility, the session will demonstrate the effectiveness of a safety blitz that identifies the most...
Speaker
Bert Hargesheimer

Senior Director Fleet Operations, Safety, & Business Continuity
CPS Energy
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This session will focus on the essential learnings and tools needed to run high performing worksites. Safety leaders need to have a personal passion that everyone goes home safely. This session will examine worst-case scenarios and then discuss leadership principles and habitual patterns to deliver improvement. When frontline leaders take the...
Speaker
Joel Pickering

Senior Vice President
Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc
Speaker

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Deaths relating to mobile or heavy equipment continue to plague U.S. workplaces. More than 100 deaths a year and more than 90,000 injuries are linked to material handling equipment such as industrial trucks, which account for more than 13% of all workplace fatalities. This presentation reviews best practices in mobile...
Speaker
Carmen Shafer


Thermo Fisher Scientific
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  • Thursday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sometimes following the latest safety culture guru’s advice doesn’t seem to “click” with advice about protecting the legal interests. This session draws on the experience of two seasoned safety professionals turned attorneys to discuss the current legal climate for safety managers and provide strategies for balancing initiatives designed to improve...
Speakers
Barry Spurlock

Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University
Speaker

Ed Foulke

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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