Schedule

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Monday, November 04
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Monday, November 04, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome to Dallas! Stop by and pick up your badge.

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Tuesday, November 05
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Acme Brick Company's plant employs 72 workers and manufactures 70-80 million bricks per year. The plant has received safety excellence as well as plant of the year awards.* Dress: Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Steel Toe Boots, Ear Plugs. No shorts, long pants only (Hard Hats, Safety Glasses and Ear Plugs...

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Tuesday, November 05
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Tuesday, November 05, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Stop by and pick up your badge. If you have any questions, this is the place to get them answered.

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Tuesday, November 05
7:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 7:45 AM - 10:30 AM
What Attendees Will See: A presentation discussing our Environmental, Health and Safety Program. During our walking tour we will be showing a Repair & Overhaul center that features manufacturing capabilities such as paint and surface treatment After the tour we will return back to the conference room for a short question and answer...

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Tuesday, November 05
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Tuesday, November 05, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Join us for a lovely breakfast spread before you kick off your day!

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Tuesday, November 05
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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...
Speaker
Elena Dominguez PE, CMSE

Safety Consultant
Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.
Workshop Speaker

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  • Room:   TBA
  • Tuesday, November 05, 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
Jude Carter

Vice President of Marketing
Marlin
Workshop Speaker

Anna Nieman

Director of Content Development
Marlin
Workshop Speaker

Carolyn Voelkening

Chief Content Officer
Marlin
Workshop Speaker

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Tuesday, November 05
9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
What Attendees Will See: A presentation discussing our RPM business as well as a number of our Environmental, Health and Safety best practices. During our walking tour we will take the opportunity to showcase our subtractive manufacturing capabilities, our additive manufacturing capabilities, wet and powder paint, and surface treatment. After the tour we...

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Tuesday, November 05
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Tuesday, November 05, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Grab some food to help fuel yourself through the rest of the day!

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Tuesday, November 05
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Tuesday, November 05
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, November 05, 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
What Attendees Will See: A presentation discussing our Environmental, Health and Safety Program. During our walking tour we will be showing a Repair & Overhaul center that features manufacturing capabilities such as paint and surface treatment After the tour we will return back to the conference room for a short question and answer...

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  • Tuesday, November 05, 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
What Attendees Will See: A presentation discussing our RPM business as well as a number of our Environmental, Health and Safety best practices. During our walking tour we will take the opportunity to showcase our subtractive manufacturing capabilities, our additive manufacturing capabilities, wet and powder paint, and surface treatment. After the tour we...

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Tuesday, November 05
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Tuesday, November 05, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us in networking and celebrating the kick-off of the conference!

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Wednesday, November 06
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 06, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Start the day off right with delicious pastries and refreshments while you network!

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Wednesday, November 06
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 06, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
For those of you who could not arrive until Wednesday, come grab your badge!

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Wednesday, November 06
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom
  • Wednesday, November 06, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Jana M. Gessner is a globally seasoned EHS executive with extensive Supply Chain experience with Fortune 500 companies. Her 20+ year career includes positions in: automotive, food, and chemical manufacturing. Currently, she is the Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety at PepsiCo. Jana has delivered consistent results through strong leadership,...
Speaker
Jana Gessner

VP of EHS
PepsiCo
Keynote

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Wednesday, November 06
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 06, 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Caffeinate while you network during this mid-morning break.

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Wednesday, November 06
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Wednesday, November 06, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Tracks: 
One of the biggest challenges in the construction industry is complying with all of the rules and regulations while still trying to run a profitable operation – and sometimes that challenge hinders the safety culture of your company. This session will offer tangible ways to improve safety culture from the...
Speaker
Sara Currie

Safety & Compliance
Speaker

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Error reduction tools have been used in many organizations to address quality and performance issues, but until recently these tools have not been implemented to improve corrective actions from safety incidents. EnTrans, a winner of the 2018 America’s Safest Companies Award, has used the error reduction tools of error traps...
Speaker
Karen Czor

Corporate Director of Risk Management
EnTrans International
Speaker

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  • Wednesday, November 06, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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In March 2018, after a five year process involving more than 70 countries, a new international Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published. The standard seeks to set a new benchmark in global OH&S and will result in companies significantly reducing their workplace injuries and illnesses while...
Speakers
Steve Davis

Fellow; President
Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions; Global Risk Management
Speaker

Ed Foulke

Partner
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 06
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 06, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Network and refresh during this late morning break.

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Wednesday, November 06
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Verdantix, an independent research firm, has surveyed, interviewed and collaborated with numerous corporate decision-makers and vendors regarding how technology can most effectively support companies’ internal EHS programs. One of the most promising technologies today is mobile EHS apps, in terms of collecting workplace safety data, alerting workers about hazards, adoption...
Speaker
Steve Bolton

EHS Research Director
Verdantix
Speaker

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  • Wednesday, November 06, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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In this breakout session, nationally recognized experts will provide detailed and practical instruction to safety professionals to improve both their own management duties and to more effectively work with their peers in all aspects of the organization. The discussion will focus on effective listening, improved conflict resolution and negotiation skills,...
Speakers
Dr.  Richard Fulwiler

President
Transformational Leadership Associates
Speaker

Howard Mavity

Partner
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Speaker

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This session will tell the story of a Zero Harm Culture transformation at a Siemens U.S. manufacturing location. The speaker will share the process, impacts, outcomes and behaviors that are quickly moving this location from “worst to first.” This real-world example highlights the extent of change possible when all commit...
Speaker
Scott Kinderman

Senior EHS Advisor
Siemens Corporation; US Operations
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 06
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 06, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Eat some delicious desserts while you network with peers in your industry!

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Wednesday, November 06
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 06, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tracks: 
In this breakout session, nationally recognized experts will provide detailed and practical instruction to safety professionals to improve both their own management duties and to more effectively work with their peers in all aspects of the organization. The discussion will focus on effective listening, improved conflict resolution and negotiation skills,...
Speakers
Jim Howry

Director
EHS Wireless, Ansco & Associates LLC
Speaker

Tracy Moon, Jr.


Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Safety has psychological, behavioral and situational components. Many believe that when a worker begins to employ safety procedures as “second nature,” that’s an indication of high competency, routine proficiency and an organizational culture of safety. You might think that this leads to less occurrence of accidents, connecting behavior to the...
Speaker
Nathaniel Miller

Sr. Regional EHS Manager
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Speaker

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Wednesday, November 06
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Wednesday, November 06, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Come chat with all of our amazing sponsors!

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Wednesday, November 06
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Room:   Eddie Deen Ranch
  • Wednesday, November 06, 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 2019 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 07
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The Internet of Things (IoT), the ever-growing network of physical objects connected through the Internet, uses technology to connect workers and equipment to centralized locations. From those locations, people and systems can monitor, respond to and gather data to make a real difference in the way businesses run. Incidents can...
Speaker
Paul Tyree

President, Global Business Units
Speaker

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Thursday, November 07
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Thursday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Start the day off right with delicious pastries and refreshments while you network!

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Thursday, November 07
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Thursday, November 07, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you could not join us until Thursday, swing by and register and grab your badge!

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Thursday, November 07
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Women comprise about 9% of the workforce in construction, and the challenges they face begin when they choose a career in construction and when companies and trades recruit women into the industry. Perceptions are not always accurate about what women can and should do, and they continue once a woman...
Speaker
Kathleen Dobson

Safety Director
Alberici Constructors
Speaker

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This session focuses on the impact that leader/follower engagement has on reducing unsafe behaviors, utilizing positive reinforcement as a means to motivate and influence newly formed safe behaviors, and how technology can be used in a culture that promotes “system thinking.” The speaker will offer insights into leader/follower engagement through...
Speaker
Sammy Davis

Sr. Director, Safety & Compliance
Papa John's International
Speaker

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Multiple studies show that a focus on the productivity gains obtained through comprehensive safety programs including cultural, procedural, and technical elements is most effective. Best-in-class performers achieve 5%-7% higher OEE, 2%-4% less unscheduled downtime, with less than half the injury rate of average performers.  Attendees will learn: The three key elements of...
Speaker
Mark Eitzman

Global Safety Market Development Manager
Rockwell Automation
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 07, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Tracks: 
Being involved in an OSHA whistleblower investigation can be challenging for employers, especially those unfamiliar with the process.  OSHA’s notice of suit letters often reference citations to various legal statutes, contain a complaint summarizing the claimant’s allegations, and require that the employer collect and provide an abundance of information in...
Speakers
Todd Logsdon

Partner
Fisher & Phillips, LLP
Speaker

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Thursday, November 07
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Thursday, November 07, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Caffeinate while you network during this mid-morning break.

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Thursday, November 07
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Go beyond risk management to risk elimination by creating a positive workplace safety culture that is injury-free. You can achieve this by developing safety leaders throughout your organization—not only at the top executive level, but also among front-line supervisors and employees. Learn how EnPro Industries—a three-time winner of EHS Today’s...
Speaker
Joe Wheatley

Vice President of EHS & EnPro Learning System
EnPro Industries
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 07, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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What is employee engagement, why is it important, and how can we achieve it? Employee engagement is the emotional commitment an employee has to their place of work, job role, position within the company, co-workers, safety culture and its goals. This emotional commitment means engaged employees actually care about their...
Speaker
JoAnn DelaO

HSE Manager
Hunter Site Services
Speaker

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Passive exoskeletons are body-worn devices for the purpose of reducing worker fatigue and improving comfort. Generally, these devices use mechanical advantage to reduce loading on the body. Since late 2016, upper body exoskeletons have shown positive benefits to safety of Toyota team members performing overhead work, as evidenced by: Surveys...
Speaker
Marisol Barrero

Project Manager
Toyota Motor North America
Speaker

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  • Thursday, November 07, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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The opioid crisis has escalated dramatically in the past decade across the country, and those affected may also be your employees.  At the same time, the marijuana legalization movement has grown, and a number of states now not only permit medical marijuana but also recreational marijuana. With the potential for more...
Speakers
Barry Spurlock

Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University
Speaker

Travis Vance

Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Thursday, November 07
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom Foyer
  • Thursday, November 07, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Network and refresh during this late morning break.

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Thursday, November 07
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 07, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This session will discuss the commonly used legal defenses in an OSHA enforcement case.  It will focus on the multi-employer worksite defenses and the defense of employee misconduct.  During the session, participants will be taken through a hypothetical example that discuss the different levels of liability for different employers on...
Speakers
Chantell Foley

Associate
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

Kristin White

Employment & Workplace Safety Attorney
Fisher Phillips
Speaker

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Not paying attention to strategy is expensive. Each year organizations waste millions of dollars in time, resources and effort, which leads to confusion: misunderstanding of strategy, real problems not addressed, misdirected effort, lack of personnel alignment, directionless short-term fixes, forgettable training, over-complexity and poor communication. Domtar Personal Care, a global...
Speakers
Kirk Bagnal

Global Director – Safety, Environment, Health, & Sustainability
Domtar
Speaker

Shawn Galloway

President
ProAct Safety
Speaker

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Thursday, November 07
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Room:   Grand Ballroom
  • Thursday, November 07, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
This keynote session, presented by one of the world’s leading experts in law enforcement and Homeland Security, will focus on the tactics safety leaders need to respond to all types of workplace violence and active shooter situations. Bill Flynn will offer his insights into how organizations should train their employees...
Speaker
William Flynn


Keynote

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