Workshops

Reducing Serious Injuries & Fatalities - Three Approaches & Their Effectiveness

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 6
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Room: Keeneland

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. Some companies are even beginning to question if their "Zero Harm" initiatives and focus on the TRIR number are actually making this situation worse by diluting the focus of improvement strategies away from what really matters. This session will look at three different approaches for improving what is arguably an organization's most important safety performance metric.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, each participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the strengths and limitations of reducing SIFs in the three major influence areas for safety: Personal, Social and Structural.
  2. Gain insight into the tools required to operate successfully in the personal area and learn why normal workplace safety tools aren't effective for portable 24/7 use.
  3. Re-wire automatic (subconscious) brain processes to help protect from SIFs 24/7 through: Real Experiences (the school of "Hard Knocks"), Vicarious Experiences (learning from the "War Stories" of others) and Imagined Experiences (thinking about possible severe negative outcomes after a minor injury or close call when SIF potential exists).

Presenter:

Don Wilson

Don's working background includes over 25 years of experience in Instructional Design, Vocational Education, E-Learning, Industrial Education and Health & Safety Training. As a motivational speaker on 24/7 safety concepts, he has been a frequent presenter at corporate health and safety meetings, as well as NSC, ASSE and VPPPA conferences at both the national and local level.


Traditional LOTO Switches vs. System Isolation Equipment

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 6
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Room: Kentucky Suite

This Workshop will review Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures and relevant standards and concepts for achieving compliance, along with the advantages of System Isolation Equipment as an alternative. Topics will include:

  • The challenges with manual disconnects
  • The challenges with using a contactor as an isolator
  • UL 6420 Equipment Used for System Isolation and Rated as a Single Unit
  • OSHA acceptance for System Isolation Equipment use

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will have a better understanding of LOTO requirements and how System Isolation Equipment may be a more appropriate alternative for their manufacturing facility.

Presenter:

Dr. Doug Sten is a Safety Consultant with Pilz Automation Safety. Sten has degrees in Safety Engineering, Safety Management, Behavioral Science and is a Certified Safety Professional with a specialty in Product Safety, Certified Ergonomic Analyst, Certified Hazard Control Manager and a CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert, by TÜV Nord. He has over 25 years in the plastics machinery industry as a subject matter consultant; a global product safety manager for an OEM and a corporate safety director for a plastics container manufacturer. He has over 20 years participating on US and international safety standards committees. He has worked for Pilz since January 2014..


Making Safety Visual: 10 Proven Strategies for Building Safety Culture - SOLD OUT

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 6
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Room: Gulfstream/Hialeah

Safety professionals everywhere are looking for more effective ways to engage their employees and get them focused on safety. Attention spans are shorter than ever. Employees are stressed and distracted and more interested in checking their smartphones than listening to you. YouTube and Instagram have everyone hooked on short, concise visual bursts. Visual communication is the "secret weapon" that can help you capture (and keep) your employees' attention.

In this lively, interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • Why your employees aren't hearing you and what you can do about it
  • 10 proven strategies to integrate visual communication into your safety program

Through a series of hands-on exercises you'll learn how to apply these strategies in your workplace. Together we will build a blueprint for introducing visual communication. It'll include clarifying your objectives, understanding your audience and demographics, identifying roadblocks, examining your communication channels, identifying feedback opportunities, accessing affordable ways to make communication visual, and much more.

Presenters:

Sean Daswani

Jude Carter is the Vice President of Marketing for Marlin, a workplace digital signage company serving thousands of companies in the US and Canada. With over 30 years of experience, she has developed marketing and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies such as Fidelity, Aetna, adidas and Prudential. An expert in workplace digital signage and visual communication, Jude has spoken at industry associations throughout the US and Canada, including DSE, VPPPA, Waste Expo and many long-term care association conferences. She is a dynamic speaker and program facilitator. Jude holds a B.A. in Sociology and Social Work from Arcadia University.

Sean Daswani

As Chief Content Officer at Marlin, Carolyn Voelkening introduces a wide array of innovative digital content that helps Marlin customers achieve their goals. She owns the vision, strategy, design, and execution of content that runs on Marlin's workplace digital signage platform. Carolyn eats, sleeps, and breathes content strategy and development. Carolyn is a skilled digital content strategist deeply committed to figuring out how to leverage trends to create powerful content that resonates with customers' employees. Carolyn heads up a team of writers and designers who develop content that addresses unique workplace issues. She's passionate about engaging people with innovative content that's relevant in today's changing workplace.


Machinery Safety Roadmap – From a Safety Culture to a Safe Machine

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 6
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Keeneland

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 a safer working environment.

During interactive hands-on group sessions, attendees will learn about:

  • Workplace risk assessment for a safer work environment
  • The latest safety standards and how to apply safety standards to a machinery risk assessment
  • Comprehensive approach to a machinery risk assessment.
  • How to apply calculation of risk levels during a detailed mock risk assessment

Key takeaways:

  • Review of most common machinery safety drivers
  • Overview of the latest machinery safety standards
  • Learn how a roadmap to machinery safety delivers best practice solutions
  • Participate in group exercises to apply safety standards and conduct an interactive mock machinery safety risk assessment.

Presenters:

Sean Daswani

Sean Daswani, P.E., Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland), Senior Electrical Engineer and Machine Safety Business Leader. He is a Professional Engineer with more than 14 years' experience in the industry. As the Machine Safety Business Leader, Daswani manages a team of engineers that perform all parts of a machine safety life cycle including: Risk Assessments, Safety Design, Implementation, and Validation. He possesses a wide range of knowledge of control systems and has lead Polytron's programming standards team responsible for developing standards for the changing controls environments. He has served as a Project Leader and Project Manager on a variety of projects, and consulted on complex system designs and implementations. Daswani is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Georgia Tech and Certified Functional Safety Engineer from TÜV Rheinland. He is a published author and presenter of safety related topics.

Josh Draa

Joshua Draa, PE, Senior Engineer, CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD). Josh has over seven years of engineering experience providing industrial automation systems integration and electrical engineering services within the food and beverage, consumer products, and paper industries. He is experienced in safety system design, and safety validation, system and control theory analysis, power distribution, and control panel design. As part of the Polytron Machinery Safety Solutions team, Josh conducts risk assessments, defines the plan, designs the solution, implements and validates the design of manufacturing safety projects for clients across multiple industries helping companies create a safe workplace for their employees. Josh holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and CMSE - Certified Machinery Safety Expert (TÜV NORD). He is also a member of IEEE and ISA.


Taking Behavior-Based Safety to New Levels

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 6
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Gulfstream/Hialeah

Safety is complicated. Equipment, procedures and regulations are all critical components of an effective safety program. However, safety is ultimately about people. The decisions employees make on the job define your safety culture. This is why so many organizations have turned to behavior-based safety (BBS). Organizations must be proactive and apply tactics that improve employee knowledge and confidence so they can make decisions that will keep themselves and their peers safe. We'll show you how respected companies are taking BBS to the next level to build and sustain cultures of safety excellence with huge business results.  

In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Discuss the fundamental principles of behavior-based safety (BBS)
  • Hear stories from global organizations that are applying BBS with amazing results
  • Explore modern BBS training tools and tactics, such as microlearning
  • Examine the BBS experience from the perspective of both a frontline employee and line manager
  • Learn how to implement and manage a modern BBS program
  • Start creating a BBS plan for your organization

Presenters:

Shawn Galloway

Shawn Michael Galloway is a consultant, professional speaker and author of several bestselling books on safety leadership, culture, strategy and employee engagement. He is a columnist for several magazines and one of the most prolific contributors in the industry, authoring over 500 podcasts, 200 articles and 100 videos. As president of the global consultancy, ProAct Safety, his consulting clients include most of the best safety-performing organizations within every major industry. He has received awards and recognition for his significant contributions from the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council's Top 40 Rising Stars, EHS Today's 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS, ISHN Magazine's POWER 101 – Leaders of the EHS World and their new list: 50 Leaders for Today and Tomorrow.

Shawn Galloway

JD has spent his 20-year career designing and implementing learning and performance strategies for respected global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. With his practical approach and unique ability to integrate science, technology, storytelling, and pure common sense, JD delivers modern solutions that enable employees and drive results. JD is also the Chief Learning Architect with Axonify, where he works with an award-winning team to boost employee knowledge, organizational capability and business results for leading organizations through the application of modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.