Overview

Sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Monday, April 3 | Pre-Conference Workshops

8:30am – 11:30 am Making Your Safety Culture Stick! What Leaders Do to Drive Sustainable Culture Change
Presented by: Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., safetyBUILT-IN
1:30pm – 4:30pm Job Hazard Analysis: Risk Management and Assessment
Presented by: JoAnn Dankert, National Safety Council

Tuesday, April 4 | Main Conference – Day 1

7am – 6pm Exhibits Open
7am – 8am Breakfast & Exhibits
7:55am – 8:00am Welcome Remarks
8:00am – 9:00am Leapfrogging from Compliance to Culture
Presented by: Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, SafeStart, a division of Electrolab Limited
9:05am – 10:05am General Session: Insider Look at OSHA Enforcement Initiatives & Trends for 2017
Presented by: R. Casey Perkins, OSHA 
10:05am – 10:20am Refreshments & Networking Break
10:20am – 11:20am Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Walking/Working Surfaces & Fall Protection: New Compliance Obligations Under OSHA’s Final Rule and How to Avoid Fall Fatalities, Injuries, and Costly Citations
Presented by: Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
The Secrets to Effective Safety Communication
Presented by: Thomas E. Boyce, Ph.D., Center for Behavioral Safety
11:25am – 12:25pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Defending OSHA Citations: How to Prepare Properly and Avoid Increased Penalties Resulting from Worksite Inspections
Presented by: Eric J. Conn, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Coaching Safety Performance and Behaviors
Presented by: Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., safetyBUILT-IN
12:40pm – 1:10pm Strategy Power Lunch: Exclusive Look at BLR’s 2017 What’s Working in Safety Survey Results—Sponsored by SafeStart
Presented by: Emily Scace, BLR Senior Editor, Safety and Amanda Czepiel, JD, BLR Senior Managing Editor, EHS
1:15pm – 2:15pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
OSHA’s Final Rule on Silica: Policy and Practice Updates for General Industry Ahead of 2018 Compliance Deadline
Presented by: Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Case Study: Reducing Lost Time by Reinforcing Behavior-Based Safety Principles
Presented by: Thomas E. Boyce, Ph.D., Center for Behavioral Safety
2:15pm – 2:30pm Refreshments & Networking Break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Lockout/Tagout and the Minor Service Exception: How to Save Time and Money with Alternative Protective Measures
Presented by: Jonathan Poole, The EI Group
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Case Study: Sound GHS Hazard Communication Labeling Practices
Presented by: Terry Weston, CSP, CMSP, Center for Business and Industry at South Central College
3:35pm – 4:35pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
From Zero to Hero—OSHA-Compliant Safety Incentives that Work
Presented by: Michael Rubin, Esq. CHST, Goldberg Segella and Jeremy R. Mollet GSC, STS, CHSC, CRSP, CMIOSH, CSP, AECOM
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Ergonomic Strategies That Work: How to Design Standing Workstations to Reduce Injury and Increase Productivity
Presented by: Kevin Slates, Ed.D., MPA, BS, CSP, Indiana University
4:40pm – 5:15pm Day 1 Closing Keynote: A Split Second Is All It takes—A Survivor’s Tale and What No Amount of Safety Training Can Prepare You For
Presented by: Derek Sang, Bulwark Protective Apparel, VF Imagewear
5:15pm – 6:15pm Opening Reception & Exhibits

Wednesday, April 5 | Main Conference – Day 2

7am – 3pm Exhibits Open
7am – 8am Breakfast & Exhibits


Breakfast and Learn | Interactive Demo of Safety.BLR.com, Your One-Stop Tool to Ace Compliance Attend to win!
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

8am – 9am Opening Keynote Inside Strategy: Value Creation From Within Your Organization
Presented by: Shawn Galloway, ProAct Safety®
9:10am – 10:10am General Session: Let’s Talk Safety-

Getting Safety Pros to the Top of the Corporate Ladder
Presented by: Isabel Perry, Ph.D., 21st Century Safety and TheSafetyDoctor.com, Inc.

Why We Take Risks
Presented by: Cassandra Dillon, MS, Compliance Solutions: SHERM

10:10am – 10:30am Refreshments & Networking Break
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Heat Stress: Comprehensive Planning Strategies for Preventing Heat Illness at Work
Presented by: Tressi Cordaro, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Predictive Analytics: Big Data as a Game Changer for How Leading Indicators Are Approached
Presented by: Nick Bernini, Predictive Solutions
11:40am – 12:40pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
First Aid or More? How to Comply with Injury & Illness Reporting to Ensure that Medical Treatment Is Properly Categorized and Accounted for in OSHA Filings
Presented by: Michael Rubin, Esq. CHST, Goldberg Segella
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Safety Training and Technology: Reach Employees Anytime, Anywhere, and on Any Device
Presented by: Isabel Perry, Ph.D., 21st Century Safety and TheSafetyDoctor.com, Inc.
12:55pm – 1:35pm Strategy Power Lunch: Which Safety and Compliance Training Is Right for Your Organization? 
Presented by: Gina White, Health & Safety Institute
1:40pm – 2:40pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Safety Secrets for Managing the Temporary Workforce
Presented by: Courtney Malveaux, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C. and Tressi Cordaro, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Case Study: All-Star Safety Committee’s Secrets to Reducing Injuries and Maintaining a Culture of Safety
Presented by: Cassandra Dillon, MS, Compliance Solutions: SHERM
2:40pm – 2:55pm Refreshments & Networking Break
2:55pm – 3:55pm Concurrent Sessions
Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Emergency Preparedness for Workplace Violence: How to Evaluate and Control Risks
Presented by: Tracy Moon, Esq., Fisher Phillips LLP
Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Safety Training: 10 Tips for Making It Engaging, Memorable, and Fun
Presented by: Ellis Ritz, Meyvn Global
4:00pm – 4:45pm Closing Keynote: Risk Mitigation the Safe-ari™ Way: How to Build Better, Safer Worksites
Presented by: Alden Davis, My Value Tree

Agenda and speakers subject to change.

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