Wednesday, April 5


Exhibits Open
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Breakfast & Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Learn | Interactive Demo of, Your One-Stop Tool to Ace Compliance Attend to win!
Wednesday, April 5 | 7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

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Opening Keynote
Inside Strategy: Value Creation From Within Your Organization

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Presented by: Shawn Galloway, ProAct Safety®
Ask any two people what strategy is and you’re likely to get two different answers. Ask those same two people how strategic thinking generates value at all levels from within an organization and you’ll probably be met with blank stares. Ever since strategy gained currency as an organizational concept in the 1960s, there has been confusion about how to define it. Strategy isn’t a detailed plan of action—nor is it a corporate vision or objective or a mission statement. Strategy is not what to think—it’s how to think. Day 2 of Safety Summit 2017 kicks off with motivational stories and case studies based on safety excellence expert Shawn Galloway’s newly released book, Inside Strategy: Value Creation From Within Your Organization.

General Session: Let’s Talk Safety
9:10 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Succinct, safety-centric talks await during our Let’s Talk Safety segment, featuring inspiring discussions on:

Getting Safety Pros to the Top of the Corporate Ladder
Presented by: Isabel Perry, Ph.D., 21st Century Safety and, Inc.
Hear Dr. Isabel Perry’s insights into “safety leadership” versus “safety management.” The two are linked and complimentary, but it’s important to delineate the differences. Although it is a complicated issue, there are definite incremental skills and abilities of leadership that are the stepping-stones for individuals who aspire to reach the corner office in the corporate boardroom.

Why We Take Risks
Presented by: Cassandra Dillon, MS, Compliance Solutions: SHERM
Workplace accidents may vary in severity and scope, but chances are they’ve occurred because someone or several employees took risks—risks that didn’t pay off. Even when risks are known to lead to harmful consequences, we often take those risks anyway. But why? This talk will examine why workers engage in at-risk behavior and what safety managers can do to help rewire their way of thinking to minimize injury-causing incidents in the workplace.

Refreshments & Networking Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Heat Stress: Comprehensive Planning Strategies for Preventing Heat Illness at Work
Presented by: Tressi Cordaro, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
Hot working conditions can have adverse and downright severe effects on employees—effects that could lead to serious heat illness or even death. OSHA’s general duty clause (GDC) requires organizations to maintain a safe and healthful working environment. But how far does the GDC go to govern the manner employees must be protected against heat stress-related risks? This session will cover:

  • Recommended personal protective equipment essentials for combatting heat stress at work
  • Practical strategies for minimizing the risk of heat stress in your workplace as directed in OSHA’s interpretation letters addressing the issue
  • Tips for evaluating your current plan for minimizing heat stress risks using resources from NIOSH And ACGIH
  • Best practices for preparing written procedures for your heat illness training program
  • Environmental risk factors that contribute to heat illness
  • Action plans for removing employees from heat stress dangers and maintaining productivity

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
It’s not new that leading indicators can be useful at managing workplace safety. But, what is relatively new and gaining notoriety is the use of big data analytics to identify and track predictive metrics. Typically, safety data includes historical references that get to the question of what happened. Next-generation predictive analytics seek to answer what’s going to happen based on a collection of information from varied sources that’s combined with predictive modeling. If you can pinpoint how and when future safety-related incidents are most likely to happen, you can work more efficiently to better prevent them. This session will dive into:

  • Examples of big data technology that can pull data in from multiple sources, including maintenance records, operational equipment, and HR to better identify risk factors
  • How big data can help you zero in on the leading indicators that matter most
  • And much more

Concurrent Sessions
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

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
Was it first aid or was it medical treatment? This is a fundamental question that doesn’t always seem cut and dried. Under OSHA’s revised injury and illness recordkeeping regulations, workplaces across the United States are subject to new standards that have additional injury and illness reporting requirements. Businesses are still struggling with how to tell if an employee’s injury and/or illness is work-related, if it’s considered a new case, and—perhaps the most challenging question—whether it is a recordable incident. This session will clarify important concepts and compliance obligations concerning injury and illness reporting under OSHA’s current rules.

You’ll learn:

  • Fundamental steps to follow for recording injuries and illnesses
  • What OSHA considers to be a work-related injury/illness, a prior-recorded injury/illness as a new case, or a continuation of a prior injury
  • When to record an incident as first aid or medical treatment
  • And much more 

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, Inc.
Mobile learning is disruptive to the training profession, as much as Uber is to taxis and Airbnb is to hotels. Each year, advancements in technology and training grow exponentially to provide cost-effective, convenient, and compliant safety training. Mobile learning takes a revolutionary approach beyond e-learning and provides a dynamic opportunity to engage workers at anytime, anywhere, and from practically any device. And, mobile safety software platforms often enable instantaneous recordkeeping to ensure you are meeting compliance requirements. This new technology can be a competitive advantage for your organization. During this session, you will learn why and how to embrace technology that can help you do more for less money. You will learn how to:

  • Integrate technology into your existing safety training programs by using the latest and newest advancements
  • Deliver consistent mobile safety training to the multi-generational—and potentially multinational—workforce
  • Build and refine your company’s mobile safety learning strategy
  • Create a “business case for mobile learning” that makes a positive impression on the C-suite and the workforce
  • Demonstrate to management that mobile learning can improve productivity, quality, and employee retention
  • Deploy 5 cheap and easy mobile learning techniques that work
  • Convert and modify existing software/platforms to mobile learning
  • Understand adult learning principles to live by—so your mobile training-based initiatives succeed every time

Strategy Power Lunch: Which Safety and Compliance Training Is Right for Your Organization? 
Presented by: Gina White, Health & Safety Institute
12:55 p.m. – 1:35 pm
Training professionals are presented with a variety of options and resources to conduct
necessary occupational and employee training. With the advance of internet technologies over the past decade, more data can be presented in less time, creating rapid growth in thevirtual training space. Attend this session and learn how to select the correct training for your organization.

Concurrent Sessions
1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

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.
Today’s companies are facing labor shortages. Also, the “gig economy”—premised on the notion of on-demand workers for on-demand needs—is growing. Invariably, more and more organizations will be relying on temporary staffing to meet their business needs. What can host companies and staffing agencies do to strike the optimal balance and ensure the safety of temporary workers and the worksites to which they’re assigned? If you’re looking for the answer to this important question and others, look no further!

This session is chock full of practical insights on:

  • How to ensure that both host companies and staffing agencies are fully compliant with applicable workplace safety training and other rules
  • Negotiating temporary employee service agreements with an eye on safety
  • How successful companies have built and maintained strong safety records while utilizing temporary workers
  • And much more

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
A safety committee holds the important job of making efforts to improve employees’ safety behavior and the overall safety performance of the workplace. When workplace injuries occur, the safety committee can play a critical role in communicating with the workforce to ensure that similar injuries don’t happen again. The goal, of course, is to not have any workplace injuries, and this case study will shed light on how one company’s safety committee has achieved great success at meeting this goal.

Refreshments & Networking Break
2:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.

Mastering OSHA Compliance Challenges
Emergency Preparedness for Workplace Violence: How to Evaluate and Control Risks
Presented by: Tracy Moon, Esq., Fisher Phillips LLP
Each week, there are new reports about attacks involving guns, knives, or other weapons on workers across the country. The reality is that workplace attacks on average result in three deaths and up to 12 injuries per attack, with jury verdicts around $3 million. Employee deaths caused by workplace violence are devastating, and any workplace can be a target. Under OSHA’s general duty clause, you must ensure your employees’ safety. This session will focus on emergency preparedness-related techniques for minimizing workplace violence risks.

You’ll learn:

  • The critical role safety training and education play in this important emergency preparedness-based initiative, so workers can spot and react appropriately when danger is present
  • Safety management practices for addressing issues that could increase risks, such as late night closings, unlocked doors that are open to the public, breached key card access, poor lighting, or security barriers
  • How all threats or instances of violence should be handled
  • Best practices for communicating with the workforce about workplace violence emergency preparedness plans

Forward-Thinking Safety Management Strategies
Safety Training: 10 Tips for Making It Engaging, Memorable, and Fun
Presented by: Ellis Ritz, Meyvn Global
Training employees is a part of every safety manager’s responsibilities. And, employees may roll their eyes at the thought of having to sit through another lecture on the correct way to do their jobs. The best way to train workers on safety is to deliver training that’s designed to take into account how adults best learn and retain information—and is actually fun to do.

This session will delve into:

  • Examples of impactful safety training-based activities that are designed to engage—and stick—with employees
  • How team-based training initiatives can bolster relationships among coworkers, resulting in a boost to morale
  • Tips for ensuring that your safety training factors in the latest insights into adult-learning theory and principles that support knowledge retention

Closing Keynote: Risk Mitigation the Safe-ari™ Way: How to Build Better, Safer Worksites
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Presented by: Alden Davis, My Value Tree
Eliminating risk and hazard awareness are the top priorities for animals living in the Savannah, not much different from the priorities of safety managers. Observing the animals in the Savannah can teach us a lot about how to eliminate risk. These animals have finely tuned skills to avoid being dinner, and these awareness skills are woven into the fabric of daily living and allow the animals to survive in the midst of a very hazardous environment. Through socio-biomimicry, the study of other population groups in nature, anyone can learn how to hone their situational awareness and the value for caring. So, come on Safe-ari™ and learn from the animals as MyValueTree’s Alden Davis takes you on a tour of key situational awareness and risk mitigation concepts no workplace should be without. You’ll experience an innovative learning platform designed to teach you how to:

  • Identify 14 key situational awareness/risk concepts
  • Complete a “safety size-up” for your workplace
  • Recognize what it really means to be “on guard” for safety
  • Stand united as an organization to achieve risk elimination

Agenda and speakers subject to change.

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