Monday, November 05
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Monday, November 05, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Monday, November 05
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Monday, November 05, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Tuesday, November 06
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Tuesday, November 06, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Tuesday, November 06
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room:   Near Tou
  • Tuesday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Tuesday, November 06
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8:00 am: depart Hyatt Regency 10:30 am: estimated return time Approximately 30 minute drive Tour Duration: 1.5 hours Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level *Dress: Business Casual and closed-toes shoes are required. *Attendees will need to provide a valid driver's license or other form of government ID at time of tour.

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Tuesday, November 06
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Tuesday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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...
Speakers
Carolyn Voelkening

Chief Content Officer
The Marlin Company
Workshop Speaker

Jude Carter

VP of Marketing
Marlin Company
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   Keeneland
  • 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
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   Kentucky Suite
  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This Workshop will review 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...
Speaker
Dr. Doug Sten

Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Safety
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 06
9:15 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
9:15 am: depart Hyatt Regency 11:45 am: estimated return time Approximately 5 minute walk Tour Duration: 2 hours Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level

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Tuesday, November 06
9:20 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:20 AM - 10:50 AM
9:20 am: depart Hyatt Regency 10:50 am: estimated return time Approximately 5 minute walk Tour Duration: 1 hour Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level

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

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
9:30 am: depart Hyatt Regency 11:30 am: estimated return time Approximately 20 minute drive Tour Duration: 1 hour Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level * Dress: Business Casual and closed-toes shoes are required. No high heels. * Attendees will need to provide a valid driver's license or other form of government ID at time of tour.

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Tuesday, November 06
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   Near Park Suite Room, Hyatt Regency
  • Tuesday, November 06, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
For tour and workshop participants.

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Tuesday, November 06
12:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
12:15 pm: depart Hyatt Regency 3:00 pm: estimated return time Approximately 40 minute drive Tour Duration: 1-1.25 hours Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level

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Tuesday, November 06
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 pm: depart Hyatt Regency 2:00 pm: estimated return time Approximately 30 minute drive Tour Duration: 1.5 hours Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level

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Tuesday, November 06
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room:   Park Suite, Second Level
  • Tuesday, November 06, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
12:45 pm: depart Hyatt Regency 2:45 pm: estimated return time Approximately 5 minute walk Tour Duration: 2 Hours Holding Room: Park Suite, Second Level

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Tuesday, November 06
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Keeneland
  • 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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  • Room:   Kentucky Suite
  • Tuesday, November 06, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Occupational skin disorders have historically been recognized in US industry as a leading source of lost work time and costs to employers, and especially a burden socially and economically to the affected employees. It is well known that regular use of protective and restorative skin creams is effective in preventing...
Speaker
Armand A. Coppotelli

Sr. Mgr. Business Development & Technical Trainng
SC Johnson Professional
Speaker

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  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Tuesday, November 06, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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...
Speakers
JD Dillon


Speaker

Shawn Galloway

President
ProAct Safety
Speaker

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Tuesday, November 06
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Tuesday, November 06, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
After a day of attending Safety Tours and Workshops, stop on by the Welcome Reception and network with other attendees, presenters, sponsors, and America's Safest Companies winners over drinks and light appetizers.

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Wednesday, November 07
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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Wednesday, November 07
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, November 07
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   Regency Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
It is important that leaders become more transformational and less transactional. A transactional leader focuses on the work or output while a transformational leader will focus not just on the work or output but on the folks doing the job or generating the output. Transformational leadership is the key to...
Speaker
Richard Fulwiler

President
Transformational Leadership Associates
Keynote

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Wednesday, November 07
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 07, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

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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...
Speaker
I. David Daniels MHRM, CSD, VPS, CFO, HSO

President/CEO
ID2 Solutions, LLC
Speaker

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  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Wednesday, November 07, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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What if your company could be 670 percent safer than the industry average? It’s more than possible. It’s doable. This session offers a breakdown of the 6 core leading indicators of the ABC Step Program and how it can lower your Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 85 percent.
Speaker
Steve Wiltshire

Director of Safety
ABC
Speaker

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  • Room:   Keeneland
  • Wednesday, November 07, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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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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  • Room:   Park Suite
  • 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

Chief Compliance Director and General Counsel
APM
Speaker

Travis Vance

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 07
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Wednesday, November 07, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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Wednesday, November 07
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Wednesday, November 07, 11:30 AM - 12:30 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...
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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...
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Joy Inouye

Research Associate
National Safety Council/Campbell Institute
Speaker

Patrick Cunningham

Director, Safety & Auditing
Browz
Speaker

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  • Room:   Keeneland
  • Wednesday, November 07, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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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


Speaker

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  • Room:   Park Suite
  • Wednesday, November 07, 11:30 AM - 12:30 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
Chris May

EHS Director
CRH America’s Materials (formerly Oldcastle Materials)
Speaker

Howard Mavity

Partner
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Speaker

Mike McCarroll

President & CEO
PROSAFE Solutions
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 07
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room:   Regency Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 07, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Do employees perform excellently because you inspire them to or because they are fearful? Do you want a culture of have-to or want-to? The answer is obvious. However, many leaders unintentionally make some common mistakes that undermine what they are trying to accomplish. Some actually damage their own programs while...
Speaker
Shawn Galloway

President
ProAct Safety
Keynote

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Wednesday, November 07
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 07, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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Wednesday, November 07
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Wednesday, November 07, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This session offers a case study of how J.F. Shea Construction Inc. manages safety 18 stories underground on MSD’s Water Protection Tunnel and on other major underground construction projects. The Water Protection Tunnel Project includes sinking multiple shafts and boring a tunnel 22 foot in diameter approximately 220 feet underneath the...
Speakers
Gregory Nowak

ASP, CHST, Project Safety Manager
J.F. Shea Construction Inc.
Speaker

Shemek Oginski

Project Manager
J.F. Shea Construction Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   Park Suite
  • Wednesday, November 07, 3:00 PM - 4:00 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

Vice President of EHS & EnPro Learning System
EnPro Industries
Speaker

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  • Room:   Keeneland
  • Wednesday, November 07, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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Wednesday, November 07
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 07, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Wednesday, November 07
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Room:   Fourth Street Tavern
  • Wednesday, November 07, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a fun night out with heavy appetizers, drinks and entertainment as we celebrate the safest companies in the industry! We will recognize the 2018 award winners during a special ceremony. EHS Today recognizes companies who have achieved innovation and strategic safety goals and injury and illness rates...

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Thursday, November 08
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, November 08, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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Thursday, November 08
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency
  • Thursday, November 08, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Thursday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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This presentation outlines the development of a custom, comprehensive safety program from scratch. The speaker will discuss the challenges he has faced regarding full implementation of the program over a three-year period. He will outline measures that have led to the growth of a company-wide positive safety culture. He will...
Speaker
Shayne McDonough, CSHS

Field Manager/Safety Director, OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer
Dean Builds Inc.
Speaker

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  • Room:   Keeneland
  • Thursday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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More than 3,000 people were killed and more than 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers last year. These crashes cost employers roughly $50 billion annually. So why do we continue to put ourselves and others at risk? This session will feature the demonstration of a virtual...
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Wayne Fluharty

Vice President - Environment Health & Safety & Organizational Development
Simon Roofing
Speaker

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  • Room:   Park Suite
  • Thursday, November 08, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
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
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, November 08, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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

  • Room:   Keeneland
  • Thursday, November 08, 9:30 AM - 10:30 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 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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  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Thursday, November 08, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
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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One of the most challenging and critical elements within any safety culture is the engagement, accountability, and sustainability of the safety committee process. This session will define the leadership capabilities of the committee and will take into account the type of leaders who are most effective when setting up this...
Speaker
James Krouse

Director, Risk Control
ONI Risk Partners
Speaker

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  • Room:   Park Suite
  • Thursday, November 08, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tracks: 
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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Thursday, November 08
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, November 08, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

  • Room:   Keeneland
  • Thursday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
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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  • Room:   Gulfstream/Hialeah
  • Thursday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
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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  • Room:   Park Suite
  • Thursday, November 08, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
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
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
Speaker

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Thursday, November 08
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room:   Regency Ballroom
  • Thursday, November 08, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
What is innovation and how can a leader ignite it from within the organization? Innovation is defined and viewed in many ways and it is a concept that most organizations want and often demand from their workforce. How you view innovation as a leader may very well be keeping your...
Speaker
J.A. Rodriguez Jr

Global Senior Leader of EHSS, Raytheon Co.
Chairman of VPPPA Inc.
Keynote

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Thursday, November 08
1:15 PM - 1:16 PM

  • Room:   Hyatt Regency, 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, November 08, 1:15 PM - 1:16 PM
Thank you everyone; see you next year in Dallas, TX.

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