Workshops are two and a half hours long specialized training sessions focused on best practices to improve processes, people and technology. They are designed to give in-depth training on specific topics to help you take the next step in achieving true safety leadership.

Making Safety Visual: 10 Proven Strategies for Building Safety Culture 

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 5
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Room: Stemmons A

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. The roundtable format will enable you to collaborate with your peers throughout the session.


Anna Nieman

Anna Nieman is an OSHA-certified digital communications professional with over fifteen-year experience translating complex industrial and safety topics into compelling visuals. As Director of Content Development at Marlin, she applies her extensive research expertise and digital media knowledge to develop Marlin's unique solution for effective employee messaging. Anna holds a graduate degree in film studies.

Human Robot Collaboration - Safety Requirements
Working Safe while Optimizing Production 

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 5
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Room: Stemmons B

The key to a safe human robot collaboration (HRC) application is to identify exposure hazards and adequately safeguard the robotic system.  This is the goal of an HRC risk assessment.  Some aspects of an HRC risk assessment are unique from other industrial machinery; for one,  the operator is exposed to robot motion.  Once the risks are addressed through protective measures, the system must be validated.  Validation is the act of confirming that the protective measures on the actual system are effective in providing protection.  For force limited HRC applications, this requires measurements of forces and contact pressures.  This workshop will discuss both risk assessment and validation of HRC systems. A robot arm and the force measurement tool will be on display for hands-on demonstrations. 


Elena G. Dominguez, PE, CMSE

Elena Dominguez has over 25 years of prior experience in robotic integration and over 20 years on US and International robot safety standards subcommittees. Elena has been working for Pilz Automation Safety since 2007.

Continuous Improvement: How using the Toyota Production System (TPS) builds a Safety-Minded Culture

Workshop Session, Tuesday, November 5
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Stemmons A

Executives continually are in need of distribution centers that are efficient, effective and safe. Businesses are hiring additional employees to get the work done. Workplace accidents are increasing. Warehouses are at capacity. Without a change in culture, when will this whirlwind stop?

Businesses that improve efficiency and eliminate waste will continue to flourish in the years to come. Understanding the principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS) will help you build the foundation for a safer and more successful company.

Have you ever heard of a Gemba walk? We will show you what that is and why it’s important. Is the word Kaizen new to you? We will show you why it’s important in every line of business, and how it contributes to a safer workplace.

This workshop will showcase Raymond’s award-winning VR Forklift Simulator (yes, you get to try it!), will include hands-on activities and will demonstrate how the TPS model sets up businesses for success in the future.


Lorene Satterfield

With a long-running career in the material handling industry, Lorene and her team bring the most relevant and cutting-edge approaches to customer safety training for industrial lift truck operators. Lorene and her trainers bring consistency, compliance and well-being to employers within the warehousing and supply chain industries with Safety On The Move®, an exclusive safety program that meets OSHA’s requirement to “certify” all forklift operators. Through classroom theory and hands-on application, Lorene helps employers promote operational confidence with operator and train-the-trainer course options.

Mike Bambino

Mike brings questions, insight and a challenge to the status quo in his drive for a continuous improvement approach. There’s never a day when you can’t hear Mike utter the words we all think day-in and day-out… “There has to be a better way.” As a certified Toyota Production Systems Lean professional that has studied with some of the top TPS leaders of Japan, Mike brings a collaborative, comprehensive style in understanding customers’ processes, and simply understanding their “why” for doing things. The results? Companies and employees that are inspired and compelled to suggest, implement and sustain change that saves them money, time, and improves their customer service.

Justin Godfrey

Justin brings several years of technical and mechanical knowledge from his previous life as a Field Technician, to his current role as a certified TPS and Technical Safety Trainer. Justin partners with Malin’s Continuous Improvement Team to provide TPS training, and represents Malin on customer sites teaching the Safety On The Move® program in operator and train-the-trainer course options.

Enhancing your Organizational Preparedness for Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Situations 

Workshop Session, Thursday, November 7
1:30 pm - 3:00pm (Following the Think & Survive keynote)
Room: Salon A

Every organization needs to address workplace violence and enhance preparedness for the deadliest situation involving an active shooter. This workshop, presented by an internationally recognized expert in public safety and Homeland Security, will focus on enhancing organizational preparedness to respond to all types of workplace violence and active shooter situations, including case studies of real world events. Attendees will gain comprehensive knowledge and insights into reducing the chances of a violent event and mitigating the consequences should an event occur, with an emphasis on preparedness training. Key takeaways include:
  • How to recognize workplace violence
  • Behaviorial indicators
  • Situational awareness
  • Recognizing gunfire
  • Response to injury
  • How to survive an active shooter event

This will truly be a life-changing and life-saving workshop for you and your co-workers!


William Flynn

Mr. Flynn is the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection, where he led the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our nation’s critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism. Under his supervision, the DHS-FBI “Run-Hide-Fight” active shooter methodology was developed, as well as the “If You See Something Say Something” public awareness campaign. He is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, spent 24 years in the NYPD (rising to the rank of Assistant Commissioner), and spent 20 years in the US Navy (rising to the rank of Captain).