Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  (61.11) BWC Premium Reduction Options Companies May Not Be Aware Of
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Jeff Little , John Wilton
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This presentation covers cost reduction program opportunities for employers including many lesser known options. These programs and procedures give employers the ability to make informed decisions on how to lower losses and protect their financial interests. With all the moving parts in workers' compensation, participants learn about useful programs and concepts that can assist them in managing their exposure while decreasing their premiums.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify popular Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) employer cost-reduction programs.
  2. Explain BWC secondary programs and procedures to lower a company's premium.
  3. Recognize options for controlling out-of-state exposure.
  4. Identify free wellness opportunities for employees.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (44.11) Evolution for Medical Marijuana
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Dyann McDowell
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session updates the audience on the Ohio Medical Marijuana program, the movement to reschedule the drug in the Controlled Substance Act, and the impact on your drug testing program.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program and program updates.
  2. Define what employers can and can not do in regards to drug testing guidelines.
  3. Describe what a clear path for employers to protect the workplace looks like.
  4. Identify the foundation of your drug-free workplace program.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (36.11) Forklift Hazards, What to Look for and Why
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): David Hoover
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Every manufacturing and warehousing facility has forklifts. For most of those sites, forklifts are a necessary evil, something they tolerate having around, but don't spend much time thinking about. Having conducted many thousands of forklift safety audits, the presenter provides details on what to look for at your site that might cause injuries, deaths, Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations, or lawsuits. Don't find out too late that a hidden hazard exists at your site. Find out what to look for and how to fix it now.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the most common forklift hazards.
  2. Identify real-life examples of forklift related hazards in the workplace.
  3. Describe the consequences of failing to recognize hazards in a timely fashion.
  4. Recall these tips at your site and fix problems immediately.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (52.11) Making Safety a Habit
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Rebecca Hubis
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Virtually every behavior begins with a choice. The same is true for our organizations. Every workforce program, every internal system, every element of company culture wouldn't exist if someone hadn't thought, "let's do it this way." During this session, the presenter discusses how habits get formed, how habits get changed, and how to bring better habits into the workplace. The presenter talks through three case studies and wraps up with actionable ideas and habits that all safe organizations share.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the habits and how to bring them into the workplace.
  2. Identify takeaway actionable ideas based on best practices and success stories.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (34.11) Reducing Workplace Injuries Through Ergonomics
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Brad Ridenour
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpal tunnel, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and other musculoskeletal disorders account for roughly one-third of all worker injury and illness cases. These are triggered by common tasks people perform at work, but ergonomics can help prevent these injuries from happening. In this session, learn how to complete an ergonomic assessment, so you can identify a worker’s risk of injury and provide a safe workplace environment.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the benefits of ergonomics and its role in reducing workplace injuries.
  2. List tips for how to complete an ergonomic assessment.
  3. Describe simple, low-cost solutions for improving ergonomics.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (40.11) Secondary Trauma Response Training Opportunities
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Steven Click
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Trauma can happen to anyone at any time. The presenter has developed training courses to assist in dealing with various traumas, both at work and home. These courses can assist anyone in adjusting to their new normal as they move forward. Hear how the First Responder Liaison program provides free training, tailored to the attendees, across the State of Ohio.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify training programs offered.
  2. Recognize the importance of self-care.
  3. Define a critical or traumatic incident.
  4. List contact information for First Responder Liaison.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.11) Theories of Causation in Workers' Compensation
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Leslie Meyer , Alex Leuchtag , Larry Sanford , Billie Workman , Jana Yenyo , Benjamin Crider
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers the various theories of causation in workers' compensation claims, providing specific examples for each of the theories. The presenters also discuss issues related to temporary total disability. Attendees learn about the Ohio Industrial Commission hearing process and observe a mock hearing.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the basic theories of causation in workers' compensation claims.
  2. Explain various issues related to temporary total disability, including compensation.
  3. Describe the Ohio Industrial Commission hearing process.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (46.11) Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Brian Bennett , Norman Deitch
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related and non-work-related injuries and deaths. They occur in all employment settings and they also frequently occur outside of the work environment. The Walking Working Surfaces standard was among the top three most frequently cited standards by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) this year. This session highlights the most significant aspects of this new OSHA standard.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the significance of workplace fall hazards.
  2. Explain the importance of falling object protection.
  3. Identify the importance of fall protection over moving equipment.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (14.11) Blue Light: The Biggest Unknown Health Hazard to Humans Today
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Nathan Walz
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Fatigue and presenteeism cost companies billions of dollars in lost productivity and increased safety risk. Inadequate sleep, fatigue, anxiety and depression, and chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity are all top contributors. Blue light from computers and energy-efficient lighting is the common link that affects every employee today and proper mitigation offers an excellent opportunity to improve productivity while lowering safety risk.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize why blue light is one of the biggest health hazards to humans today.
  2. Describe how blue light causes fatigue, poor sleep, decreased focus and concentration, and increased risk for chronic conditions and poor mental health.
  3. Explain the No. 1 solution to protect employees against blue light that is backed by science and research.
  4. Identify simple mitigation strategies to help protect your employees from blue light.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (19.11) Compelling Safety Training that Yields Results
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Brad Weber
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In years past, the presenter has taken attendees from the basic training concepts and moved the standard to effective and even impressive learning. This year the presenter will show you how to involve your attendees to move into the best practice training sessions that will yield results for your organization.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize optimal attendee engagement.
  2. Distinguish that attendee involvement is crucial to the outcome.
  3. List ideas to improve safety training.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (17.11) Evidence-Based Ergonomics for Distribution Centers
Track: Distribution and Logistics
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Steven Lavender
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This presentation provides findings from four research projects aimed at improving ergonomics in distribution center operations: The effects of different flooring materials that can relieve lower extremity pain in distribution centers; how to lessen the shock experienced by the knees as standup fork trucks are driven in and out of trailers; the efficacy of an articulating conveyor belt for manually unloading and loading trailers; and efficacy of the Ecopick lift assist device. Additionally, the presentation provides ergonomics best practices identified via an Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program Grant aimed at identifying best ergonomics practices in grocery distribution centers.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to evaluate different types of ergonomics interventions to determine their efficacy in reducing stress on the musculoskeletal system.
  2. Explain the value of selected ergonomics interventions that are currently available for dock operations at distribution centers.
  3. Discuss ergonomics best practices that are effective in distribution centers.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (15.11) Excavation Safety
Track: Trenching
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Dave Ponder
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Trench fatalities have risen in the past few years. This session covers trenching and excavating hazards and ways to correct those hazards. The speaker describes and discusses mistakes that contractors make with sloping, benching, and other protection methods.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify excavation hazards.
  2. Explain protection methods to correct excavation hazards.
  3. Describe common excavation mistakes made by contractors.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (47.11) Healthcare Injuries and Fatalities – What the Data Shows
Track: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session provides information on fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses statistics in the Ohio Healthcare industry between 2014 and 2018 using data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The session also provides information on rates, number and case characteristics data. The presentation includes recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods available to reduce the incidence of such cases.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize information on fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries statistics in the Ohio health-care industry.
  2. List common case characteristics of injuries and illnesses in the Ohio health-care industry.
  3. Identify safety interventions available to reduce the incidence of these injuries.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (38.11) Is Sitting the New Smoking?
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Tom Kostohryz
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
More than half of the average person’s waking hours in our society are spent sitting. New studies show that sitting time is associated with a higher risk of all causes of mortality including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The presenter discusses the similarities of the risk of smoking verses those of sitting. Any extended sitting- sitting behind a desk, behind a wheel, or in front of a screen can be harmful to our health.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the similarities and differences of health risks associated with sitting and smoking.
  2. Explain the negative health effects of prolonged sitting as demonstrated in several peer reviewed scientific and medical journals.
  3. List the ways to overcome the negative effects of prolonged sitting.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.11) Ohio EPA's Rules & Regulations – What You Need to Know
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Dan Sowry
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that it can be a challenge to understand and keep up with all the regulations that apply to your business. This presentation highlights Ohio EPA's major areas of compliance, provides you with resources to gain a complete understanding of the requirements, and explains the proper management of common waste streams.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain Ohio EPA regulations.
  2. Describe how they apply to your business.
  3. Recognize what actions will need taken to be in compliance.
  4. List who to call for any future Ohio EPA questions.
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (48.11) Strategic vs. Tactical Loss Control
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Sean Majewski
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenter discusses loss control as a proactive approach for a safer workplace and increased profitability. He reviews strategic and tactical loss control, workers’ compensation coverage outside Ohio, and how to move beyond a compliance mindset. This session is for safety professionals new to the field or other team members responsible for safety and risk.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish between strategic and tactical loss control.
  2. Explain how to gain out-of-state workers' compensation coverage and what to consider when contracting outside of Ohio.
  3. Describe the importance of loss-driven action planning to improve safety culture.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.11) Sustaining Success in Wellness for Nearly a Decade
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Robert McGee
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Ten years ago, Owens Corning’s Newark plant committed to make wellness a natural part of their employee’s daily life at work, and home. This session provides a snapshot of the key self-discovery moments that moved the Owens Corning wellness team from happy talk to purposeful action. The presenters share the company’s six wellness pillars, the tools and resources they used to establish the program, participation data, program improvement techniques, and current challenges. The presentation engages the audience in discussion to demonstrate the benefits of starting or breaking through to a new level of wellness engagement and inspiration in the manufacturing industry.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the start with our slow beginning and how it changed our way of thinking to become successful.
  2. Identify real life examples of how leadership and hourly can work together for the common good.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (49.11) The Role of Trust in a Safety Culture
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Susan Dugan
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session teaches the audience about the three main types of trust and what steps they can take to improve trust in their business, thus improving overall safety. Trust is relevant to the creation and sustainment of a safety culture because it supports open communication and collaboration.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define trust and explain the three levels of trust.
  2. Describe how trust links to improved communication and collaboration.
  3. Identify basic steps to build trust at all levels.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.11) Uses of Drones in Public Safety
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Taylor Vogelmeier
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session describes the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s daily operations using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS-drones). The presenter discusses how to start a drone program as well as the challenges encountered along the way.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify unknown factors of starting an unmanned aircraft systems program.
  2. Recognize how drones can be used for different situations in the workplace.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
EMS: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (90.12) Opening General Session
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: General Session
Skill Level: All Levels
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.13) Aging Workforce – Understanding Impact Biopsychosocial Factors
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): David Kessler , Adam Bowman
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
There continues to be a large sector of aging workers in the workforce. This session describes how by understanding recovery after an injury, co-existing conditions, and unique generational attributes we can provide a predictive risk analysis for improving outcomes after a work-related injury.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the aging workforce and other applicable generations.
  2. Identify elements in the bio-psychosocial model.
  3. Describe unique challenges with recovery.
  4. Summarize the application for improving outcomes from a predictive risk analysis.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (63.13) Collaborative Responses to Sexual Harassment
Track: Diversity and Inclusion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Carolyn Gutowsk
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
In this session the audience learns an innovative, systems theory approach to sexual harassment. This is a significant departure from the ineffective litigation-driven standard that has been utilized by employers for the last several decades. This topic is relevant to any employee or supervisor in the workforce today due to the pervasive nature of harassment and its empirically-proven detrimental economic effects on businesses.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish between systems theory and liability-focused approaches to sexual harassment.
  2. Define and implement collaborative, proactive strategies to address problematic behavior.
  3. Recognize early warning signs of maladaptive behaviors that typically escalate to harassment.
  4. Explain obligations under state and federal law with regard to workplace harassment.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (34.13) Conversation-Based Safety
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Jennifer Fiorenza , Corey Hopkins
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Taking your culture beyond a form and behavioral audit that may be lacking meaningful interactions amongst team members. This session displays the science, research, and results experienced from a Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) program focusing on informal safety conversations with more genuine enforcement. We describe how an organization can shift from its current program with ease and show what results they expect by doing so. The power in the BBS observation is in the positive consequences of a conversation.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the informal technique of an observation without printing a form or checklist.
  2. Identify results other organizations have experienced by long and short term.
  3. Summarize the indirect impact conversation-based safety can have on an organization.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (46.13) Dealing with and Defusing Difficult Situations
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Timothy Dimoff
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
Learn how to become a proactive individual who anticipates trouble and moves to prevent it in your personal and professional life.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain why abnormal behavior has become the norm.
  2. List the differences between assertive and aggressive behavior.
  3. Describe the stages of aggression.
  4. Identify differences in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  5. Recognize and de-escalate aggressive behaviors.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (40.13) Expanding your District's Reach: The Power of Social Media
Track: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Van Keating , Kenna Haycox
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenters define social media and offer brief tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, and similar sites. In this session you will hear about the benefits of social media, Ohio school districts using social media, and policy and language tips. Social media is playing an ever-increasing part in our daily lives and is an important tool for communications in today's schools. Attendees should have a working knowledge of social media and school district operations and policies.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define social media and understand its importance in the educational setting.
  2. Identify school policies that address social media for students and staff.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (44.13) Lockout/Tagout
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Brian Zachetti
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session examines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Lockout/Tagout Standard 1910.147 and discusses criteria for complying with the requirements of this standard. The presenter discusses lockout/tagout program requirements and device design. He also focuses on the minor servicing exemption and applying this exemption in the workplace.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define and understand the requirements and principles of lockout/tagout in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147.
  2. Recognize and understand the minor servicing exemption to the lockout/tagout standard.
  3. Select appropriate lockout/tagout equipment and devices.
  4. Identify minor servicing in their workplaces to which the exemption may apply.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (36.13) Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, Learning the New Standards
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): David Hoover
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Mobile elevating work platforms, commonly called scissor or boom lifts, are common in nearly every manufacturing plant and on every construction site. Very few companies have solid and up-to-date training programs in place for them. New American National Standards Institute went into effect in December 2018. Learn about what changed, why it changed, and what you need to do to get your program and people into compliance, as well as to ensure their safety in the workplace.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize and learn about the recently changed American National Standards Institute for mobile elevating work platforms.
  2. Recall the requirements for operators, occupants, and even supervisors.
  3. Identify and deal with the big four killers on these types of lifts.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.13) The Right Medical Care Right Away
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Brian Wilson
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The substance use epidemic in America has had a profound effect on Ohio's workforce. The audience learns how non-pharmacological treatments and early intervention can be effective in the treatment of workplace injuries. As part of this, the audience learns about Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation's (BWC) new concussion rule 4123-6-34 which provides the opportunity for better outcomes through appropriate early intervention strategies.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify non-pharmacological approaches to treatment of workplace injuries.
  2. Define types of non-pharmacological treatments for workplace injuries.
  3. Recognize the opportunities for improved clinical outcomes created by BWC's concussion rule.
  4. Describe the clinical manifestations of concussion and clinical domains.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.13) Top Five Critical Items for Successful BWC Policy Management
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Scott St. Clair , Todd Spence
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
With 50 years of experience in workers’ compensation, the two presenters identified five topics that are critical for employers to keep their Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) policies in good standing. Focusing on newer policyholders and individuals with limited experience in managing workers’ comp programs, this session covers how to view important online information on a policy, identify details that should be constantly monitored, discuss annual required reports, explain cost-reduction options, and share where to obtain valuable BWC assistance at no cost. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify five areas of focus employers can use to manage their workers’ compensation policy.
  2. Describe cost-reduction options employers have to reduce their workers’ compensation expenses.
  3. List tips to prevent negative actions from occurring on BWC policies.
  4. Describe various BWC experts available to assist employers at no additional costs.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (52.13) Understanding the PERRP Focus Four Visit
Track: Government/Public Employers
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Kimberlie Mitchem , Maria Rupert , Ryan Towns
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Are you a public employer(ee) in Ohio? Have you heard of or experienced a scheduled visit from the Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP)? Find out how employers are identified, steps to prepare for a scheduled visit, and participate in a panel discussion with PERRP investigators.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain PERRP's employer selection process.
  2. Identify PERRP's focus areas.
  3. Describe how to prepare for a panel discussion with PERRP investigators.
  4. Recognize how public employers can get assistance.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (14.13) Clearing the Air: The Truth about E-Cigarettes
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Joseph Wilcox
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The use of E-Cigarettes has risen 70% in the last two years. The presenter discusses the dangers of E-Cigarette use and identifies contributing factors that affect employee health. The audience does not need previous knowledge on the subject to benefit from lecture. Anyone can benefit from learning about the dangers of E-Cigarettes.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recall statistics associated with E-Cigarette use.
  2. Explain the dangers of nicotine and other chemicals associated with E-Cigarette use.
  3. Describe the physical harm and accidents that can be associated with E-Cigarette use.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (47.13) Evaluation of Occupational Exoskeletons in Manufacturing – Evaluation of Three Exoskeletons Designed for Overhead Work
Track: Research and Development
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Gregory Knapik , Eric Weston , Diana Schwerha , William Marras
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The first presentation of the session discusses the results of a research study focused on assessing the potential for passive occupational exoskeletons in reducing the risk of injury in manufacturing tasks. Shoulder and back support exoskeletons were used in the study. The presenter discusses the results of research focused on participant comfort, usability, perceived benefit, and muscle exertion. Overhead work is known to increase the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), particularly in the shoulders. While wearable exoskeletons have been introduced into occupational environments as an attempt to reduce MSDs in workers, very little evidence-based research has been done to assess their effectiveness. This second presentation of the session describes the results of a recent study that assessed the effectiveness of three wearable exoskeletons designed for overhead work using biomechanical (low back loading and shoulder fatigue) methods.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the biomechanical basis of low back and shoulder disorders, and show how joint loading and localized muscle fatigue relate to injury risk.
  2. Describe why a systems approach is necessary for evaluating exoskeleton designs.
  3. Summarize the impacts of wearing an exoskeleton designed for overhead work on the spine forces imposed on the low back and shoulder fatigue.
  4. Explain conclusions about the effectiveness (or drawbacks) of occupational exoskeletons in overhead work.
  5. Identify the potential benefits of passive occupational exoskeletons for the shoulder and back.
  6. List the types of risks of injury that may be most reduced by the use of a passive occupational exoskeleton.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (38.13) Federal and State Motor Carrier Update
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Tom Forbes
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Federal and state regulations change constantly. Each year the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) gives an update on current rule changes and proposed rule changes. The speaker in this session reviews and discusses recent rule changes.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the upcoming rules and pending regulations.
  2. Review recent PUCO rule changes.
  3. Describe recent and anticipated Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration rule changes.
  4. Explain electronic logging devices rules and recent enforcement with this rule implementation.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (48.13) Insurance Certificates, Are You Covered?
Track: Construction
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Mike Gingrich
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session is for any general contractor and sub-contractors who find it hard to navigate the insurance certificate process and answers common questions. What types of insurance coverages are needed, and do I have proper risk transfer in place? Why am I being asked for these crazy forms, what are they, and what do they do? Why does my insurance carrier not offer the forms the general contractor is asking for? If I don’t get the right coverage, am I in breach of contract?
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain why am you are being asked for a certificate of insurance and what is it providing.
  2. Explain how workers' compensation and other insurance coverages can be affected by language in contracts.
  3. Summarize the current Ohio Supreme Court ruling on what an occurrence is and means to you and your business.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (49.13) Medical Marijuana and Your Workforce: How Are You Responding?
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Allison Sharer
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Ohio patients with a doctor’s recommendation can now use marijuana as medicine. While employers are not required to allow employees to use the drug, it’s important they determine and communicate their stance on the issue. What should this stance be based on? How have or could their decisions impact the practical operations of their drug-free workplace program? Join us to think through real-life scenarios and learn about business and operational issues facing businesses related to Ohio House Bill 523.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize business and operational issues facing businesses related to Ohio House Bill 523 (Revised Code to authorize the use of marijuana for medical purposes and to establish the Medical Marijuana Control Program).
  2. Describe the understanding of the related drug-free workplace program issues for employers and employees.
  3. Recognize and review key decisions that need to be made – particularly relating to policy, operations and employee/supervisor awareness.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (19.13) No More Boring Safety Trainings
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Joe Melton
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
In this session, the presenter discusses techniques and tools to help spice up your training, including group activities, tools to engage your audience, and methods to gauge your effectiveness. The presenter covers the hands-on application of audience interaction technologies, techniques to obtain the fastest audience response, and the use of team scoring to gauge attendee knowledge.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to increase employee engagement through audience response technology.
  2. List inexpensive interaction tools and activities.
  3. Explain adult learning techniques.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (15.13) Noise: An Under-Recognized Health Hazard
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Hearing loss is greatly misunderstood. Many people assume hearing loss is due only to aging and don't realize the impact of noise exposure. Noise-induced hearing loss can make it difficult to understand speech and impairs the ability to communicate which can result in safety risks and impact on personal life style. If serious, hearing loss can lead to psychological and social isolation. The presenters discuss how to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe noise-induced hearing lost.
  2. Recognize sources of noise that may result in noise-induced hearing loss.
  3. Explain means of protecting hearing.
  4. List elements of an effective hearing conservation program.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (17.13) Rusty’s Story, A Distracted Driving Safety Program
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): John Gordon
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter discusses the dangers of distracted driving and the civil liability associated with distracted driving for the individual, the company, and the vicarious liability of supervisors associated with this preventable habit.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the dangers of all forms of distracted driving.
  2. Describe the civil liability of distracted driving.
  3. Explain how a distracted driving policy can lower insurance and workers' compensation rates.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.13) Trench Rescue and Recovery
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Trenching
Speaker(s): Ronald Magers , Jamie Morelock
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers what to report to 911 when a trench incident happens, informs employers that they need a site safety plan while working in trenches, and discusses the concerns of first responders before arrival and while on scene at a trench rescue.
Learning Objectives: 1. List the necessary information for a 911 call.
  2. Summarize what employers can do to allow first responders to work better.
  3. Explain the need for a site safety plan.
  4. Describe what actions first responders take when they arrive and how employers can support those actions.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
EMS: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.13) Willful Waste Makes Woeful Want: Renaissance Words for Today
Track: Environmental
Speaker(s): Frank Basting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports Ohio businesses and organizations by providing environmental resources, regulatory assistance, and recognition. The presenter quickly reviews the pollution prevention, recycling, and awards programs. Then the presenter explores in detail the recently improved Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM), a free online tool offered to help move Ohio's circular economy forward, preserve environmental resources, and save participants money. The OMM can be a great help with achieving your organization’s zero waste or other material management goals.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the Ohio EPA's relevant assistance and recognition programs.
  2. Summarize the basics of the circular economy.
  3. Identify and join the OMM.
  4. Explain how the new materials marketplace works.
  5. Recognize how the marketplace benefits its members and Ohio's circular economy.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (19.14) Believe In Safety
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Brandon Schroeder
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Injured worker Brandon Schroeder recounts the events of the tragic day that nearly took his life, outlays the contributing factors, and informs you of retrospective avoidance techniques. Schroeder brings safety into real world application so you walk away with techniques on how to make safety a priority in your daily life. Schroeder discusses the small decisions that can be a change agent for the safety culture on the job site. He walks through how his decision during that one moment, of that one day, affected not only him, but every person on the job. He leaves the audience with a stronger understanding and respect for doing every job correctly and safely.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the consequences of complacency.
  2. Describe a safety culture where employees look out for one another.
  3. List the rules of good safety practices.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.14) BWC Outreach: Services at a Glance
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Michael Coates , Benjamin Crider , Jeff Daggett , Susan Gentner , Norman McCloskey , Stephanie Pauley , Amanda Tedrick
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This fun and interactive session focuses on the basic services offered by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and ways you can effectively manage your workers’ compensation coverage. The presenters cover topics such as the lifecycle of a claim, coverage requirements for employers, fraud services, and what to expect if you attend an Ohio Industrial Commission hearing. They also explain how to leverage resources available to you as a policy holder, including free safety services offered by BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene. You’ll even learn about why BWC is a great place to work and the variety of careers opportunities available at the agency.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize the various points in the lifecycle of a claim.
  2. Describe the administrative appeals process and understand the role of BWC's Legal Division and the Ohio Industrial Commission.
  3. Explain how to obtain a policy, understand the role of the fraud department, and describe the benefits of the Division of Safety & Hygiene.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (17.14) Cargo Securement
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Robert Siemens
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This lecture educates those responsible for securing loads on over-the-road transportation vehicles. The presenter reviews the cargo securement standards based on North American Cargo Securement Standard Model Regulations, which require motor carriers to change the way they use cargo securement to prevent shifting or falling. The discussion also includes types of securement devices and common mistakes made when securing loads.
Learning Objectives: 1. List vehicle inspection and securement requirements.
  2. Discuss cargo loading logic and safety.
  3. Describe securement device inspections and working load limits.
  4. Identify what securement devices are appropriate, including the securement device safety practices.
  5. Explain tarping safety.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (49.14) Distracted Driving: A Different Perspective
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Patrick Garey
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
With the emergence of cellular technologies, we have become more connected than ever before, and the use of these technologies while driving has become a deadly habit. We have written laws, produced public service announcements, and written company policies to deter distracted driving with limited success. This presentation looks at distracted driving from a different perspective. What is distracted driving? When are we most vulnerable to be distracted? What can we do about it?
Learning Objectives: 1. Examine the characteristics of distracted driving.
  2. Identify the factors that leave you vulnerable to distraction.
  3. Assess various ways to overcome distractions.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.14) Employers, MCOs, and Open Enrollment
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Barb Jacobs
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session is designed to help employers understand the open enrollment process and the tools that can help an employer make an informed selection of a managed care organization (MCO) to medically manage claims.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the open enrollment process.
  2. Describe the tools employers can use to make an informed selection of a MCO.
  3. Describe the differences in roles between BWC/ID/MCOs.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (44.14) Ergonomics: Manual Material Handling Boot Camps
Track: Distribution and Logistics
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Jayne Welliver , Brock Anderson
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session highlights the key components of our Manual Material Handling Boot Camp events. This event includes correct instruction of lifting techniques, common themes that fatigue soft tissue and corrective actions to mitigate risk. The lecture shows an obstacle course, where attendees can learn how to conduct something similar at their facility. Obstacle courses are presented through video observation and a facilitated dialog is provided by the instructor.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define key bio-mechanic techniques to include in your safe lifting programs.
  2. Explain how to engage your employees through an obstacle course.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (52.14) Excavation Safety in Industry and Construction
Track: Trenching
Track 2: Government/Public Employers
Speaker(s): Dana Buchholzer
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Anyone may find themselves either working with or managing safety involving excavating work. This can happen on either a professional or personal level. Attendees learn the unrecognized hazards when working with and around excavations. This information allows the experienced person or competent person to gain a better understanding of hazards.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define excavating, a cave-in, and protective systems.
  2. Explain the natural forces at work and the hazards presented.
  3. Identify danger signs that increase the probability of experiencing a cave-in.
  4. Summarize the different methods available to provide for a protective system.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (47.14) Grain Dust Simulator to Understand Farmer Health Risks – Cancer Risk of Ohio Structural Firefighters
Track: Agriculture and Green Industries
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Yang Geng , Susan Olivo-Marston , Dee Jepsen
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
An OSU research project connects current information about respiratory exposure risks at on-farm grain storage facilities and develops a systematic approach to test various environments in a controlled setting in this first of two presentations. The second presentation focuses on the cancer risk of structural firefighters in Ohio. The data that is used for the analysis are from the state cancer registry, Ohio Cancer Incidence and Surveillance System (OCISS). Cancer risk among firefighters is compared to the general population in the state and to other first responder occupational groups.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the respiratory hazards present at grain storage bins on the farm.
  2. Describe the purpose of the simulator to replicate environmental conditions in terms of organic dust concentration and size distribution.
  3. Describe the surveillance system used to collect cancer incidence information in Ohio and the United States.
  4. Discuss cancer risk among structural firefighters relative to other population groups in Ohio.
  5. Identify workplace hazards in structural firefighting that can contribute to increased cancer risk.
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (36.14) Heat Related Illnesses and Coping Strategies
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Mark Plucinski
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers the different levels of heat related illnesses (rash, cramps, exhaustion, and stroke). Hear about physiology (why these illnesses occur), the symptoms of heat illnesses, first aid and higher levels of response, and avoidance techniques such as scheduling of work tasks, breaks, acclimatization, etc. The instructor also discusses hydration strategies and atmospheric conditions that can lead to heat related illnesses.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define conditions that may lead to heat related issues with employees.
  2. Summarize knowledge of how the body reacts to extreme temperatures.
  3. Describe the symptoms of heat rashes, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
  4. Identify first aid steps for all levels of heat related illnesses.
  5. Explain techniques to help employees steer clear of heat related illnesses both at work and at home through training.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (48.14) How to Conduct a Self-Audit to Avoid Workplace Safety Issues
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Bob Robenalt , Kevin Hess
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Preventable workplace accidents happen every day. Join this labor and employment law professional to learn best practices for conducting a self-audit to identify and eliminate safety issues in work environments. This interactive session provides steps to follow and how to resolve potential safety problems so that employers can limit liability and provide a safe environment for their workforce. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define specific steps to follow when self-auditing the workplace for safety.
  2. Identify how to resolve both existing and potential safety issues that may be found during a self-audit.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.14) HR's Role in Getting Employees Back to Work
Track: Human Resources
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Gale Hess
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
A challenge for human resource and safety professionals is working with employees and medical professionals to return employees to work as soon as they are able and to understand when it makes sense to have employees evaluated prior to returning to work. This can be a challenge whether the employee is off for a work-related or personal illness or injury. Hear how to walk the maze of doctors, short-term disability, company policies, and procedures to help employees return safely.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define communication recommendations for employees who are on work-related leave.
  2. Recognize best practices for returning employees to work.
  3. Summarize when to get a second opinion and how to determine if an employee returns too soon.
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (38.14) Human Trafficking – A Survivor's Story and How You Can Help
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Vanessa Perkins , Gary Smith
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This presentation demonstrates ways to combat human trafficking through prevention and intervention training. Truckers Against Trafficking educates drivers to recognize and respond to human trafficking as a part of their everyday jobs. A survivor also shares her experience being trafficked and her struggles with drug addiction. Learn how you can be part of the effort to prevent human trafficking and obtain free training resources to take back to your company.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define human trafficking and begin to understand the complexities around it.
  2. Recognize the signs of human trafficking and how this crime intersects with the trucking and busing industries.
  3. Identify action steps you can take to help law enforcement recover victims and arrest perpetrators.
  4. Explain ways your company or organization can get involved in this effort and help close loopholes to traffickers.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (63.14) Measuring Culture: Creating an Employee Perception Survey
Track: Diversity and Inclusion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Chuck Pettinger
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
There are dozens of cultural surveys meant to uncover gaps in a variety of organizational areas. Most survey instruments have no statistical reliability or validity; but they sound good. This session describes how to create your own valid cultural(climate) survey, and which specific areas of cultural interest should be investigated. Techniques on developing questions and methods for conducting and then following up on the survey results will help you become an internal cultural expert.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the difference between corporate climate and culture.
  2. Define techniques for assessing organizational safety culture.
  3. Explain methods for developing your own perception survey.
  4. Recognize and implement other leading indicators as cultural proxies.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (46.14) Myths and Realities in Electric Arc Protection
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Mikhail Golovkov
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Confusion and misinformation exist among electrical workers and safety professionals regarding electric arc flash protection because of the lack of arc knowledge and persistent myths. This session discusses topics that are designed to clarify what is real and what is not in arc properties: types of electric arcs and differences in thermal hazards; limitations of arc rating values leading to possible deficiency in protection; arc is electric discharge but not a detonation or explosion; lack of information for accidents statistics.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish types of electric arc.
  2. Explain differences in thermal hazard of different types of arc.
  3. Identify safe working position depending on type of arc.
  4. Recognize limitations of arc rating.
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.14) Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Lawrence Chan
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Obstructive sleep apnea affects 15 to 30% of males and 10 to 15% of females. It has wide-ranging effects on sleep, safety, daytime functioning, and health. The presenter describes obstructive sleep apnea, its signs and symptoms, its effects on our lives, and how we diagnose and treat the condition.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
  3. Identify health risks associated with sleep apnea.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (34.14) Safe 4 the Right Reasons
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Wylie Davidson , Dale Lesinski
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This proven message gets employees to do the things they should, stop doing the things they shouldn’t and watch out for each other. The presenter offers a fresh approach and makes his message personal for every employee which is the key to his effectiveness. You can expect audience participation, fun, humor, real-world situations that everyone can relate to and the ability to uncover each and every individual's personal motivation for being safe.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define how safe actions impact others as well as yourself.
  2. Summarize how safe actions impact them personally and professionally.
  3. Identify how to make safety personal.
  4. Recall real-world tools that you can use immediately.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (40.14) Smoke and Mirrors: E-cigarette Use and Vaping Among Teens
Track: Schools and Universities
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Jennifer Iceman , Jessica Philemond , Michael Schuiling , Mike Leopold
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session is a panel discussion about youth and vaping, including the latest research on e-cigarettes and health risks, the prevalence of e-cigarette use in Ohio, and strategies for school administrators and other adults that work with youth.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the health risks of vaping, especially in teen users.
  2. Summarize creating prevention education.
  3. Identify legal issues related to E-cigarette use and discipline in schools.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (14.14) Standard Thinking Guidelines for Emergencies
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Marc Burdiss
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Sometimes standard operating procedures and guidelines are not adequate to confront and respond to a unique or dynamic situation. What you need are guidelines that help with decision making when operating in unfamiliar situations. The speaker shares standard thinking guidelines he gathered by responding to 20 years of emergencies. This presentation includes anecdotes, real stories, and research-based techniques to help you hit the ground running in an emergency.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe novel and vetted guidelines that help guide actions in a dynamic incident.
  2. Recall tips and techniques to implement immediately to streamline emergency response effectiveness.
  3. Explain how some response strategies may unknowingly slow response and/or hinder effectiveness.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.14) Storm Water Monitoring Requirements: How to Comply
Track: Environmental
Speaker(s): Jason Fyffe
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This presentation provides an overview of the monitoring requirements associated with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Storm Water General Permit. The topics include what facilities are subject to the general permit, how to determine a facility's monitoring requirements, and how to take the required storm water samples.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to determine if a facility is subject to NPDES industrial storm water permitting.
  2. Identify what facilities are subject to the general permit's various monitoring requirements.
  3. Recognize where to take a storm water sample.
  4. Recall how to take a sheet flow storm water sample.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.14) Wellness Under a Microscope: Is This Strategy a Benefit?
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Richard Siegenthaler
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
There are many studies debunking wellness and its true value. It is time for somebody to stand up and discuss what, why, and when, wellness integration serves as a positive influencer for our organizations and to take a common-sense approach. Let's get professionals together and allow them to decipher if wellness in the workplace adds value. This presentation engages the audience with questions and discussion points relevant to the wellness industry and how our employees are affected.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the structure of wellness integration allowing you to decide its value.
  2. Select input with the presenter to help develop a theory of wellness integration into the workforce.
  3. Recognize workplace tangible arguments on why or why not to implement wellness strategies.
  4. Describe how employers will learn how to measure to make the decisions of wellness effectiveness.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (15.14) Working on a Multi-Employer Worksite
Track: Construction
Speaker(s): Scott McCormick , Carl Heinlein
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session covers the various roles and responsibilities of the contractors on a multi-employer worksite. The speakers identify the responsibilities of the controlling, creating, correcting, and exposing contractors. Common defenses are discussed along with other related items.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the roles on a multi-employer worksite.
  2. Identify a multi-employer worksite.
  3. Describe the various types of multi-employer worksites.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.15) A Practical Guide to Commercial Drones
Speaker(s): Joshua Grappy
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Drones are a great tool that can perform jobs that will help keep employees safe. This presentation provides valuable information for employers interested in starting a drone program or enhancing their current drone program. Discover how employers are using drones, the costs of starting a program, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and testing. Presenters also discuss training opportunities the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation's (BWC’s) drone program can provide to businesses, as well as provide a live drone flight demo.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the real-world costs of starting a drone program.
  2. Explain FAA regulations.
  3. Describe how drones are being used in the United States
  4. Identify specific drone training that the BWC's drone program can provide to your business.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (40.15) After-school Safety
Track: Schools and Universities
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Pete Japikse , Kyle Lathwell
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Safety in schools shouldn't end when the bell rings. School buses, athletic events, dances, and after-school meetings are just some of the soft targets a district must consider when looking at school safety. The presenters share what you need to consider when making your safety plans.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognizing various safety risks for after-school activities.
  2. Define safety plans to address these risks.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (14.15) All It Takes is a Split Second. A Personal Tale of Survival
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Derek Sang
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Whether we are at work or at home, all it takes is a split second. Whether we are doing something we have done a thousand times or for the first time, all it takes is a split second. In that split second, everything changes – we are changed, our family and friends are forever changed. Such perceived behavior can cause what is commonly called “unintended blindness,” and/or an insensitivity to the hazards of the job. They call it “Normalization of Deviance.” The speaker shares a personal and catastrophic event with attendees so they can see and make those connections personally and professionally in what they and their colleagues do every day. This presentation may contain graphic materials.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize that a catastrophic injury just doesn’t affect you - you are obligated to be safe.
  2. Listen from the survivor’s point of view, because usually there are not survivors.
  3. Identity what to do when you become indifferent to inherent dangers.
  4. Define how you can apply the presenter’s life lesson to what you do.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (52.15) Crane Safety and Inspections Demonstration
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): David Foster
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This live demonstration exhibits the requirements of crane inspections according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1926 subpart cc, B30.5 and B30.22. The session covers crane operator responsibilities and documentation requirements.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the types of inspections and how this affects the crane operator.
  2. Summarize documentation requirements.
  3. Identify when not in compliance and understand the employer's responsibilities.
  4. Describe how inspections relate to safe operation practices.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.15) Financial Fitness – A Key Component of Employee Well-being
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Gary Sams
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session focuses on the recently acknowledged impact of poor employee financial understanding and status on overall well-being and productivity. The presenter addresses the realization that when employees are stressed about personal finances, it can negatively impact their performance at work. The presenter offers a review of the documented challenges facing financially stressed employees and provides a road map for a low-cost program that has achieved success.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify many of the challenges facing employees and employers around poor financial health.
  2. Describe and effectively communicate the need for addressing those challenges within their own organizations.
  3. List simple steps and resources available to successfully impact the financial fitness of those whom they serve.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (38.15) FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and Safety Updates
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Stephen McCormick
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
A speaker from the Ohio division of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides an overview of the new FMCSA drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse tools impacting all commercial drivers as required by 49 CFR Part 382, as well as safety regulation updates and a question and answer session as time allows.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the drug and alcohol clearinghouse and how it impacts Commercial Driver’s License drivers and employers.
  2. Explain best practices for some possible issues involving medical marijuana, kratom, CBD oils.
  3. Identify some Q&A regarding safety compliance and other regulatory updates.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (49.15) Future Proof Your Safety Culture
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Tom Murray
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The role of the safety and human resources manager is changing. The future workforce will not work for an unsafe company. Culture is one of the most important factors. You need technology, but it is a moving target. Choosing the right technology requires more strategy and it has created new challenges for workplace safety. To keep pace with innovation and remain adaptable, you need cutting edge knowledge and the training to match. Learn about technology and the important aspects to develop a winning strategy.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to digitize your culture and what technology is available.
  2. Describe how to create communication within your workplace that is digitally enabled.
  3. Explain what new skills are needed for the future safety manager.
  4. Summarize how to go from safety cop to safety coach with a data transformation.
  5. Discuss why companies lose good employees because they do not recognize their talent.
  6. Identify how to minimize the disruption and create an informational bridge between seasoned and new workers.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (46.15) Glyphosate and Cancer – Crossroad of Science and Regulations
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Andrey Korchevskiy
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Glyphosate is one of the most popular broad-spectrum herbicides in the world, part of the formulation with trade name Roundup. There is a significant controversy between different agencies regarding carcinogenicity of glyphosate. The session attempts to summarize available toxicological information about glyphosate, involving the participants in a discussion about the weight of evidence concept, interpreted from scientific and regulatory points of view.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the toxicological characteristics and properties of glyphosate.
  2. Recognize differences between government agencies on glyphosate carcinogenicity.
  3. Discuss industrial hygiene approaches to establish policies, criteria, and standards regarding complex and emerging chemical agents.
  4. Evaluate the applicability of risk assessment methodology for glyphosate and similar potential carcinogens.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.15) Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Jeff Bates
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Do you want to be more sustainable with your runoff? The use of green infrastructure is an effective alternative to traditional approaches to stormwater management and is increasingly used to reduce runoff and the pollution associated with it. This session provides a summary of the common types and benefits of green infrastructure and covers strategies for its effective installation and maintenance.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define what is meant by green infrastructure.
  2. Describe some of the most common types of green infrastructure.
  3. Explain what the the primary benefits and disadvantages of green infrastructure are.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.15) Is My Employee’s Arthritis Pre-Existing or Not?
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Chris McCarthy
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Arthritis is an extremely common ailment in the public and work environment. It is often difficult for human resources personnel to distinguish what is work-related and what is pre-existing. The presenter discusses the different types of arthritis and helps the audience to distinguish what may be pre-existing and what is work-related. He also discusses different treatment options for these employees.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain different types of arthritis.
  2. Discuss symptoms and onset of arthritis.
  3. Identify job functions and their relationship to arthritis.
  4. Discuss how to distinguish pre-existing arthritis versus arthritis caused on the job.
  5. Summarize the compare and contrast of treatment options.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (47.15) NIOSH Ergonomic and Intervention Research Updates
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Steve Wurzelbacher , Libby Moore , Brian Lowe , Michael Lampl
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
We provide updates on several National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health studies. This includes a survey of certified ergonomists’ tools and methods, a study of the effectiveness of ergonomic equipment in material handling operations, and research on ways to understand barriers to implementing solutions in various industries. This is relevant to gain insights for assessing injury risk and making ergonomic and safety interventions work to reduce risk.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the most commonly used ergonomic risk assessment tools and methods.
  2. Explain the impact of ergonomic material handling equipment on reported pain symptoms.
  3. Recognize barriers to putting in place ergonomic and safety interventions.
  4. Identify ways to track effectiveness of interventions in your own workplace and distinguish ways to maximize impact.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (48.15) Ohio Drug and Treatment Trends vs. the Other States
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Tania Smiley , Robert Hall
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Ohio is considered “ground zero” for the nationwide opioid epidemic. Join the presenters as they review the latest trends for opioids, compounds, specialty medications, and non-medication treatments as they relate to the workers’ comp industry. They compare Ohio treatment utilization to other states employers and review how current legislation is taking a stand on certain issues. The presenters also provide insight on how current trends may impact injured workers’ treatment looking forward.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and review the latest trends for opioids, compounds, specialty medications, and non-medication treatments as they relate to the workers’ comp industry.
  2. Recognize and understand the latest legislative activity that is impacting medication utilization.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (17.15) OSHA's Position on Temporary Workers
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Norman Deitch , Brian Bennett
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
"Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the employee and are therefore jointly responsible for temporary employee's safety and health. It is essential that both employers comply with all relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements." This statement represents OSHA’s emphasis on the importance of ensuring temporary workers are provided the same high level of safety and health as permanent workers. This session presents the issues and highlights employers’ responsibilities.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish the differences between host company, temporary, and contractor employees.
  2. Describe the responsibilities of the host employer and staffing agency.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (36.15) Safety – It's in Your Hands
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Billy Parker
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
In this session, the presenter discusses his life-changing experience of an occupational injury and the impact his injury has had on his life and the lives of others. He lost both arms above the elbow because of not using proper lockout/tagout procedures. He now spends his time sharing his story to remind others that we are all responsible for our own safety. Please note: The videos and photos shown may be graphic in nature.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the importance of lockout/tagout and following all safety procedures.
  2. Recognize the job is important, but safety is a higher priority.
  3. Discuss how an incident can and will affect more than just the injured worker.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (34.15) Safety Leadership: Making the Connection
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Brian K. Grossguth
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Emotional intelligence is understanding your own and others’ emotions and how they drive behavior, and then using that knowledge to motivate others. Emotional intelligence is critical for leaders to make an impact. Emotional self-control and self-awareness distinguish average leaders from outstanding leaders. The intent of this session is to allow attendees to identify and work on managing their self-emotions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize your emotions with self-awareness.
  2. Control your emotions with self-management.
  3. Identify your organizational climate with social awareness.
  4. Develop others in your organization with relationship management.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (63.15) Sourcing Diversity: Disabling Myths and Discovering Talent
Track: Diversity and Inclusion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Joshua Welhener , Jeff Diamond
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Do individuals with disabilities have more workplace accidents? Are they more likely to be sick or miss work due to disability related illnesses? This presentation addresses these and other myths that negatively influence employer perceptions of job seekers with disabilities. Attendees leave with a better understanding of who is included in the disability population, the advantages of diversifying your workforce, and the best ways to source employees.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the disability population and their importance to the U.S. workforce.
  2. Distinguish between myths and facts concerning employees with disabilities and workplace safety.
  3. Recognize current work force participation trends and how individuals with disabilities can help increase the bottom line.
  4. Identify next steps that can be taken to hire individuals from the disability population.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (15.15) Subcontractor Management
Track: Construction
Speaker(s): Carl Heinlein , Scott McCormick
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
What is one of most important relationships on your project? The relationship between the general contractor (GC)/construction manager (CM) and its subcontractors and vendors. This session reviews lessons learned and best practices from 40 contractors across the U.S. when successfully working with subcontractors and vendors.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the importance of pre-job planning.
  2. Describe the need for pre-qualification.
  3. Recognize the limitations of relying solely on an experience modifier.
  4. Identify who should attend job site start-up meetings.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (44.15) The Luck Factor: Mistakes That (Sometimes) Get Us Hurt
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Danny Smith
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Even the safest among us make mistakes. Fortunately, the results of most of these errors are minimal and don’t get us hurt. But, if these errors combine with the right circumstances, the outcome could be totally different. Because many of these blunders follow a common and predictable pattern, hear how eliminating many of these mistakes can be accomplished through increasing knowledge of this pattern and improving personal skills – effectively breaking the “luck factor.”
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe and understand most performance-related mistakes follow a predictable pattern.
  2. Explain how this pattern results in not only an increased likelihood of injury, but also can impact other areas, including quality and productivity.
  3. Identify personal skills that can interrupt this pattern and prevent these undesired results.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.15) Trench Safety
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Trenching
Speaker(s): Benjamin Brooks
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This session covers the hazards of working in and around trenches (e.g., water intrusion and entering and exiting). The presenter describes the equipment needed and how to recognize the signs of an unsafe trench. He also covers site specific planning, including fire and rescue. Learn how to make a trench safe for entry and what you need to do in case of an incident.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define what qualifies as a trench.
  2. Identify trench hazards.
  3. Describe how to plan an excavation.
  4. Summarize safe practices in and around a trench.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
EMS: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (19.15) Virtual Reality for Enhanced Safety Training
Track: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Donald Elswick , Timothy Azbill
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Virtual Reality (VR) puts trainees in places and situations they are likely to encounter on the job and lets them experience how their actions affect outcomes – all in a safe environment. VR helps employees feel confident they can perform their tasks safely and the realistic training experiences allow them to express curiosities – which keeps them more connected. Learners often find VR training more engaging and relevant than classroom or e-courses. The instructor demonstrates an example use of VR and analyzes the benefits versus the challenges of this training method.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how VR can be used to identify hazards without exposure.
  2. Explain how to create hands-on experiences when realistic exercises aren’t feasible.
  3. Describe how to deliver consistent training for each worker, regardless of location or trainer.
  4. Identify that you can deliver more effective training because research suggests VR training increases knowledge retention.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.15) Who Are the Players? The First 30 Days of a Claim
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Scott McFadden , Lori Finnerty , Debi Kroninger , Freddie Johnson
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
A good understanding of what should happen after a claim occurs sets the stage for a successful resolution. This panel discussion focuses on claims and injury management within the first 30 days the injury date. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and managed care organizations (MCO) staff discuss the roles of BWC, MCOs and providers in the claims/injury management process. Relevant Ohio statutes, rules, policies, and forms (i.e. MEDCO-14, and C-9 treatment requests) are covered. The audience is provided with takeaway materials to implement the tactics presented. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the parties responsible for claims/injury management and their distinct roles.
  2. Describe the interplay of relevant statutes, rules, policies, and forms impacting effective management of a new injury.
  3. Define how all parties interact to facilitate a safe and early return to work.
  4. Recognize the contact points for assistance in managing needs from a workplace accident.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (38.16) Alert, Attentive, Alive: No More Distracted Driving
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Phillip Rutherford
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The speaker discusses Ohio's distracted driving law, describes three types of distracted driving, and informs drivers how to effectively keep distractions to a minimum in vehicles. Learn what to do if a distracted driver is identified. The presentation also includes time for questions and answers.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define Ohio's distracted driving law.
  2. Recognize the three types of distracted driving.
  3. Explain what to do if you spot a distracted driver.
  4. List ways to limit distractions.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (49.16) Building a Visual Workplace Safety Plan
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Kevin Schmidt
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session teaches the audience to identify the risk areas within the workplace that should be part of a larger visual workplace safety plan. The presenter discusses the steps of building a visual workplace safety plan, prioritizing tasks within the plan, building visuals yourself, and how to measure the success of a program. Hear how to get shared company buy-in on the plan, by addressing operational concerns with the program, which can increase efficiency.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the steps needed to build a visual workplace safety plan.
  2. Identify components of a workplace in need of a visual workplace safety plan.
  3. Recognize workplace hazards in need of a visual workplace safety plan.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.16) Educational-Employer Grants – Maximizing Your Resources
Track: Schools and Universities
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Jim Wyse , Robert Braun , Mark Clendenin
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The future of our state depends greatly on the quality of our schools. Revenue challenges during the past decade have impacted our schools’ ability to allocate additional funds to broaden opportunities. These challenges could be problematic for funding opportunities for risk reduction unless alternative resources are accessible. This session identifies $100,000 in Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) grant opportunities for state-fund education employers, reviews common application errors, and provides proven school grant recipient success stories.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish between three BWC grant programs having a combined value of $100,000 available to education employers.
  2. Identify best practices for completing the application process and tips to avoid common application mistakes.
  3. Summarize uses for grant funds through peer school success stories.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (15.16) Environmental Concerns in Construction
Track: Construction
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Mikhail Yakhnitskiy , Blair Everett
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Environmental Protection Agency penalties are costly for construction companies that don’t comply with environmental regulations. Make sure you’re in the know when it comes to hot environmental topics like construction stormwater permits, best management practices, stormwater pollution prevention plans, spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan (SPCC), hazardous/universal waste, used oil, and what to do if you have a spill.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the basic requirements of a construction stormwater permit.
  2. Recognize the waste from your construction site that may be considered hazardous.
  3. Explain how to properly handle a spill.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.16) Free Resources to Help You Achieve Environmental Compliance
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Government/Public Employers
Speaker(s): Alexis Andrews
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session informs the audience about free and confidential services provided by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention (OCAPP). The presenter highlights OCAPP's Recycling and Litter Prevention Grant Program, Ohio Materials Marketplace, and the Encouraging Environmental Excellence recognition program. Hear about resources that will save you time and money.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify where to find free and confidential technical assistance at Ohio EPA.
  2. Describe grant funding opportunities.
  3. Summarize the Ohio EPA's main platform that is helping Ohio's businesses shift from the linear to the circular economy.
  4. Select Ohio Materials Marketplace and join.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.16) How to Defend a Workers' Compensation Claim
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Elizabeth Weeden , Richard Hernandez
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session describes how to prepare a defense to the various issues that arise in a workers' compensation claim, including initial allowance, requests for additional conditions, and voluntary abandonment. It also includes a case law update.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify evidence necessary for a strong defense.
  2. Summarize information to present at hearing in a contested claim.
  3. Define how to use the defense of voluntary abandonment.
  4. Describe current case law updates regarding various fact patterns in workers' compensation.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (63.16) Implicit Bias and its Impact at Work
Track: Human Resources
Track 2: Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker(s): Carolina Thatcher
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Implicit bias includes attitudes, stereotypes, and preferences that exist below our conscious level. They affect our behavior and decision making including in the workplace. So, what can we do about it? This session provides a definition of implicit bias and describes how it works and how it affects our behaviors and decisions. Participants are provided examples in the work environment and strategies to mitigate biases.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish between bias and implicit bias.
  2. Identify impact on the employee life cycle and the organization.
  3. Recognize institutional and individual strategies to mitigate implicit biases.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (80.16) Improving Hazard Identification – Why We Miss Critical Hazards
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Doug Pontsler
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
A recent study indicates that 25% of incidents had “failure to see” as a contributing factor. Experienced employees can operate on auto-pilot, often repeating the same tasks day in and day out. As a result, they miss hazards of all kinds. For many organizations, hazard identification efforts suffer from unintentional blindness that can lead to a failure to see hazards. This session shares learning through the use of visual literacy principles to effectively prioritize and implement risk mitigation. This session is repeated at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. You may attend this session in person or online as part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to apply visual literacy principles to effectively prioritize and implement risk mitigation.
  2. Identify strategies and techniques to ensure you don't miss key data and potential risks.
  3. Explain how to use a common language to accurately describe hazards and risks that occur in the field.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (36.16) Ladder Safety
Track: Construction
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): David Dennison
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This presentation covers applicable ladder standards, safe work practices, inspection requirements, and safe use of ladders.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define ladder inspection requirements.
  2. Select the correct ladder for the work and application.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (17.16) Managing a Motor Vehicle Accident in the Workplace
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Carl Habekost , Denise Honsberger
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In this presentation, an attorney and a human resource professional address best practices for employers handling motor vehicle accidents at work. From incident investigation, to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordability, to workers’ compensation issues, this discussion covers a variety of questions faced by employers after a motor vehicle accident. It also includes an overview of related employment policies and procedures for these types of incidents.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to do a basic investigation for a motor vehicle accident.
  2. Explain how to determine if a motor vehicle accident results in a compensable workers' compensation injury.
  3. Explain how to determine if a motor vehicle accident is OSHA recordable.
  4. Recognize insufficient employment policies regarding motor vehicle accidents.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (14.16) New Drug Trends Threatening Ohio’s Workforce and Workplaces
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Katie Lemke
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
It is challenging to stay current on the ever-changing drug trends that can threaten your drug-free workplace, including the alarming increase in cocaine and methamphetamine use, the opioid epidemic’s impact on available workers, record-high positive drug test rates, and the legalization of marijuana in Ohio and across the nation. Learn what drug trends are happening now to better protect your workforce, business operations, and bottom line against the impact of drug misuse.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize drug trends currently impacting the workplace and workforce, including the business issues related to Ohio’s medical marijuana law.
  2. Explain how these trends can impact drug-free workplace policies, programs, and operations.
  3. Describe best-practice strategies to prevent and respond to drug-related challenges.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (47.16) Ohio Heat Related Illness
Track: Research and Development
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Miriam Calkins , Steven Naber
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In this session the presenters provide an overview of heat related illness (HRI) in occupational settings that includes a description of HRI, risk factors, interventions, and annual and quarterly rates for Ohio by industry. The presenters explain resources available to employers and workers for measuring heat as well as signs and symptoms to look out for and other potential heat-related health outcomes. Additionally, the presenters introduce the audience to ongoing research into the weather and worker conditions in Ohio where they see the most workers’ compensation claims for HRI.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe annual and quarterly rates of occupational heat related illness in Ohio by industry sector.
  2. Explain challenges in research relating to heat related illness.
  3. Identify risk factors and interventions for heat related illness in occupational settings.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (46.16) OHIO811 Safety Presentation
Track: Public Utilities
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Jason Broyles
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session describes parts of all aspects of the "Call Before You Dig" process; ranging from an excavator’s responsibilities to a utility’s responsibilities, the marking standards, some best practices and discusses the enforcement process as defined by the Ohio Revised Code.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify when it is necessary to utilize the one call process in regards to excavations in Ohio.
  2. Define and properly interpret the marks on the ground when looking at underground utility marks.
  3. Describe the need for enforcement of the dig laws through use of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Utilities Technology Council.
  4. Explain and understand the objectives behind the one call process and how it plays a major role in safety of the utility, the worker and the state.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (44.16) Risk and Safety Awareness in Brewing and Manufacturing
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): George Shaw
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The brewing industry is one of the fastest growing manufacturing industries in Ohio, usually working on shoestring budgets, facing similar challenges as many other manufacturing businesses. In this session the presenter covers a very brief overview of how beer is made, the hazards associated with each step of the process, and additional considerations that also apply to general industry such as cleaning and sanitation, packaging, and delivery.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and assess risk in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Define acceptable risk, potential distractions, and emergency procedures.
  3. Describe safety awareness and safety procedures.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (34.16) Shaken, Not Stirred: Drugs, Alcohol & Medical Marijuana
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Jennifer Brill , Nicole Hunter
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Under Ohio law, a workplace injury is not compensable if it is caused by employee intoxication. Unfortunately, while this is the law, a positive post-injury drug test does not mean an automatic denial of a workers’ compensation claim. The Ohio Industrial Commission has strict requirements that employers must meet before they can successfully deny a claim based on a positive drug test. This presentation will discuss how employers can successfully prepare their defense before an intoxication.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the elements of an intoxication defense.
  2. Demonstrate how proper planning before an accident is the best strategy.
  3. Describe the new medical marijuana legislation.
  4. Identify the risks of medical marijuana in the workplace.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (19.16) So, You're in Charge of Safety Now?
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): William Gibson
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Being handed the reins of a company's safety program can be daunting, especially for someone who has limited knowledge of the subject. But, if you have the determination to educate yourself and others, you've overcome the first hurdle. Whether a human resources manager with many hats or a full-time safety manager, you can succeed if you focus on making safety accessible to your co-workers. The safety person doesn't have to be feared and safety meetings don't have to be boring if you put in the effort. This session gives you the tools to succeed with safety at your company.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe an Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance blueprint to follow for those new to safety management.
  2. Discuss successful initiatives/campaigns that assist in improving a safety culture.
  3. Explain how the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation can be integral in strengthening a company's safety program.
  4. Recall ways to make safety training fun and not just another boring meeting.
  5. Summarize why it's vital for supervisors and managers to share a common goal when it comes to workplace safety.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (48.16) Successful RTW: Overcoming the Common Obstacles
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Phillip Maddox
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Return-to-work (RTW) efforts are often an afterthought to a workplace injury and can be met with obstacles that hinder their success, such as "we don't have any light duty jobs." This session provides successful RTW principles, shows how to overcome the top 10 common obstacles, and presents real world applications and solutions that can be used to promote employee recovery, improve engagement, develop efficiencies, and reduce cost.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify common obstacles to RTW efforts.
  2. Explain how successful RTW overcomes these obstacles.
  3. Recognize and provide successful RTW resources and examples.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (52.16) The Journey to Best-in-Class Safety, Letting Workers Lead
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Government/Public Employers
Speaker(s): Rob Morrison , Joseph Whitlock
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Are you looking for a best-in-class safety program for your organization? This session provides a case study of the successes (and failures) along the way to a best-in-class safety program for a public water utility. The presenter shares his safety metrics, incident reporting, and the concept of human error traps that he introduced to workers to come up with countermeasures to prevent or reduce incident reoccurrence.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize how near-miss reporting improves worker engagement.
  2. Describe near-miss reporting quickly via iPads.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.16) Trench Collapse Incident: The Day My Life Changed
Track: Trenching
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Jeremy Bennett , Joe Sellers
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This is my story of being buried alive. I feel like God has given me this second chance to tell my story and hopefully prevent others from doing the same thing. Come to this interview-style session to hear a true story of a trench collapse.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the severity of the trench and the people put into danger by that one decision.
  2. Identify the risks of the rescue and why those risks were taken.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
EMS: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (40.16) What to Expect on a PERRP Enforcement Investigation
Track: Government/Public Employers
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Renee Peck
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The director of Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) describes who is covered under PERRP, when and why PERRP would show up at your facility, what employers should expect if PERRP shows up unannounced, and the employer’s responsibilities if citations are issued.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify inspection priorities and the different services PERRP provides.
  2. Define the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and PERRP standards and how they apply to public employers.
  3. Describe what occurs when PERRP shows up for an enforcement visit and what to expect to provide.
  4. Explain what your rights are if citations are issued in an enforcement inspection/investigation.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

Thursday, March 12, 2020
  (51.21) Developing an OSHA-Compliant Safety Program
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Small Business
Speaker(s): Mark Plucinski
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter discusses components of a compliant safety program. including written policies, procedures, training records, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping, management commitment, and employee involvement.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recall the requirements of written policies.
  2. Describe the procedures and training needed for a compliant safety program.
  3. Explain how to assess training records and ensure that training is offered for written policies and procedures.
  4. Recognize OSHA recordkeeping requirements and when it is necessary to contact OSHA.
  5. Describe an OSHA-compliant program with management and employees involvement.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (24.21) Don’t Crash Until I Get Off!
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Scott Warrick
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
How should you define your employee culture? How can you build real trust? The presenter answers these questions by providing an outline of building trust that you can use immediately. The presenter cites examples from the airline industry to show how to solve trust and culture problems before they happen.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define trust and explain how to build trust.
  2. Describe the critical leadership skill needed to create a culture of safety.
  3. Identify your employee culture.
  4. Discuss the dangers of passive-aggressive employees and how to solve this problem.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (33.21) Engineered Solutions to Noise in Manufacturing Facilities
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): John Sofra
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The purpose of this presentation is to show that successful engineering solutions are available to common and custom noise situations within manufacturing facilities. The old saying, "we cannot do anything, so we wear earplugs," is outdated for today's facilities. Examples of successful noise control via sound absorption, sound blocking, and airflow attenuation are presented. Solutions include proper ventilation and maintenance access to manufacturing processes and equipment.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe ways of implementing cost-effective, successful noise-control solutions.
  2. Explain how many aspects of sound control can be designed to avoid process flow, maintenance interference as well as properly ventilate a manufacturing process and equipment while still providing required noise control.
  3. Define the importance of budgeting a one-time, engineered solution, eliminating the need for personal hearing protection and the long-term associated costs.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (11.21) Fall Protection Equipment is Great, Unless You Misuse It
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Michael Shell
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Fall protection equipment is the most visible aspect of a fall protection program. It can also be the costliest. Unfortunately, investments in equipment can be poured down the drain when workers misuse or ignore the intended uses of equipment. This presentation covers some of the most common fall protection equipment misuses and provides recommendations on how to overcome these challenges on the job site.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe common misuses for fall protection equipment that can lead to failure or injury.
  2. List recommendations for how to correct fall protection equipment misuse issues.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.21) Medication Use and Substance Misuse in the Workplace
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Miranda Williams
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The BWC pharmacy program director discusses medication utilization and substance misuse. Hear about medication side effects, interactions, prevalence of substance misuse and prescription use in the workforce, how the workplace has been affected, and some of the available tools and resources for workers and employers. Disposing of unwanted/old medications and the BWC outpatient prescription medication payment process is also discussed.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe medication side effects and interactions and their potential impact on worker safety.
  2. Recognize the prevalence and dangers of substance misuse at work.
  3. Identify proper medication use and disposal.
  4. Describe BWC's First Fill Program.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.21) Practical Wellness and Employee Absence Management Programs
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Pam Macura , Peter Young
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Small and medium employers need a healthy workforce to help their organizations grow and thrive. Health care is often one of the costliest employee benefits. This session addresses how small employers can manage the real challenges that the lack of budgets, time, and resources present if they want to maintain great benefits, and help employees achieve better health.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize tips and traps to motivating employee engagement through safety, health care, and wellness.
  2. Identify best-practice health-care strategies/services to address employee absences and productivity.
  3. Describe how to address employee wellness, absences, health care, workers' compensation,etc.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.21) Return-to-work Strategies for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Chrisanne Gordon , Kim Thompson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Falls are one of the leading causes of nonfatal work-related injuries. They’re also a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), the costs of which can be crippling — both in terms of the impact to the injured worker and the costs of the claim. In this educational session, you’ll gain insight into how to identify the signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) and what workplace accommodations and rehabilitation strategies may be necessary for employees to return to work following this type of injury.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries.
  2. Recognize workplace accommodations for mild traumatic brain injury patients.
  3. Explain rehabilitation strategies for mild traumatic brain injury return-to-work success.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (50.21) Take Behavior Based Safety from “Gotcha” to Got It with DISC
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Eddy Biehl , Elizabeth Carter , Timothy Simon
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Feel like your safety talk fell flat, the team just didn’t hear you? It’s not just about the content; the connection to the worker is crucial to an effective safety program. Using William Marston’s DISC personality profiles, participants learn to tailor the message to each of the four basic personality types, evaluate safety risks based on team personality, and better coach individuals with safety or work-related issues. DISC takes behavior-based safety from “gotcha” to “got it.”
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize and understand the four DISC personalities.
  2. Describe how each personality type receives and reacts to information.
  3. Summarize DISC knowledge and how to tailor safety messages and training.
  4. List the simple DISC people reading techniques to determine personality type.
  5. Define and understand how group culture (team personality) impacts safety culture and risk.
  6. Recall and use DISC to enhance the outcomes from behavior-based safety observations.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (41.21) The Skinny on Driver Obesity and Safety Complacency
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Brandon Mango , Justin Masters
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session presents two personal stories about safety and health. Brandon's story begins with a serious car accident that could have taken his life. The many lessons learned from this incident propel him to share his life-changing experience to prevent others from making the same mistake when it comes to their safety. Justin's dilemma was not just his weight, but rather a serious safety concern in his employment. His mandated soul searching, and extreme ownership of his lifestyle changed his life and those close to him as he finds true health and safety from the wide to the narrow road.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and combat life destroying complacency, stop cutting corners and realizing the pay off.
  2. Recognize negatives and create positive aid for a positive outcome in your work and home life.
  3. Recall plain talk and the truth concerning weight struggles and how it affected a driver’s safety.
  4. Describe ideas to create open and honest dialog with your employees to foster a meaningful work environment.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (13.21) An Introduction to Process Safety
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Brian Bennett
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session provides an overview of the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration's (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Risk Management Plan (RMP) regulations. The presenter reviews how to develop each of the program elements, how to organize your program, program auditing, tips, and techniques to ensure compliance, as well as what to expect during a compliance inspection.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the requirements of OSHA's PSM standard.
  2. Describe the requirements of EPA's RMP standard.
  3. List the PSM and RMP program elements.
  4. Identify the requirements for a compliant program.
  5. Explain tips and techniques for a successful program.
  6. Summarize what to expect during a compliance inspection.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (26.21) Design for Ergonomics: Common Mistakes and Success Stories
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Brock Anderson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In everyday life people interact with tools, devices, equipment, and facilities. The design of these items impacts our ability to accomplish specific goals and to do so in an efficient manner. For the most part, design engineers have limited exposure to ergonomics and human performance in their academic studies and thus, find themselves designing for function vs. usability. Designing for ergonomics must include an examination of the physical and mental capacities of people, and designing or changing things (tools, devices, equipment, etc.) rather than trying to change people. This presentation provides insight into human capabilities and limitations, enhancing usability and reliability during a design process, and specific examples of successful ergonomics design implementations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe insight to human capabilities and limitations, standard phases of the design process and specific examples of successful ergonomics design implementations.
  2. Identify common mistakes that engineers focus on while overlooking the human components/constraints.
  3. Define design for ergonomics, including examination of physical and mental capacities of people, and designing or changing things (tools, devices, equipment, etc.) rather than trying to change people.
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (37.21) Distracted Drivers R Us
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Walter Fluharty
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 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 an estimated $47.5 billion annually. So why do we continue to put ourselves and others at risk? Stop by and participate in this fun, facilitated, and eye-opening virtual assessment to find out if you, your organization, or even your family are at risk.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the impact of distracted driving on your organization.
  2. Describe how to assess your drivers’ risk of being in an at-fault distracted driving incident.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.21) Energy Drinks and Employee Wellness
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Matthew Hale
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The speaker presents a history and definition of energy drinks and provides information about how they affect the body’s cardiovascular and neurological systems. Side effects of consuming energy drinks are discussed both good and bad. The concerns of consuming energy drinks in working environments are covered, such as employees with pre-existing medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac disease). Leave with a better understanding of the hazards of over-consuming energy drinks, potential side effects of energy drinks on individuals with pre-existing medical conditions, and how energy drinks can provide both positive and negative effects on our workers.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the potential health risks associated with the consumption of energy drinks.
  2. Describe the potential dangerous cardiac and physiological changes that can occur after the consumption of energy drinks.
  3. Identify individuals with the highest risks to develop issues consuming energy drinks.
  4. Recognize work environments that may contribute to issues associated with consuming energy drinks.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (10.21) Improving Hazard Identification - Why We Miss Critical Hazards
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Doug Pontsler
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
A recent study indicates that 25% of incidents had “failure to see” as a contributing factor. Experienced employees can operate on auto-pilot, often repeating the same tasks day in and day out. As a result, they miss hazards of all kinds. For many organizations, hazard identification efforts suffer from unintentional blindness that can lead to a failure to see hazards. This session shares learning through the use of visual literacy principles to effectively prioritize and implement risk mitigation. This is a repeat of Wednesday's 4 p.m. session.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to apply visual literacy principles to effectively prioritize and implement risk mitigation.
  2. Identify strategies and techniques to ensure you don't miss key data and potential risks.
  3. Explain how to use a common language to accurately describe hazards and risks that occur in the field.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (31.21) Midday Movement at Work – Create Health, Happiness, and Community
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Katy Tombaugh
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Each workday is unique. Some workers perform repetitive motions with bending, lifting, and twisting all day. Other workers sit much of the day. Regardless what your activity level is at work, everyone wins with mindful midday movement. When people move more they feel better mentally and emotionally. This session teaches you some strategies to implement a mindful workplace. It also explains the workplace community that can result, which can create positive interactions between employers and their employees.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe best practices for a variety of populations and workday environments.
  2. Define current opportunities for supporting daily movement across diverse groups.
  3. Identify strategies for injury prevention, boosting morale, and increased performance.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (27.21) Oh Great! The Fire Inspector Is Here!
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Jamie Snyder
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session outlines a fire inspection through the eyes of a fire inspector. The presenter works through the entire process from beginning to end and explains what the fire inspector is looking for as he/she inspects your facility. Topics such as fire protection service records, evacuation plans, maintenance of means of egress, and storage issues are covered. The presenter also discusses common violations to help prepare you for your next inspection.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe common violations found during fire inspections.
  2. Recognize hazards in your facility before the fire inspector arrives.
  3. Recognize what the fire inspector is looking for during their inspection so participants can be prepared for their next inspection.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.21) Preservation of Evidence for Medicolegal Death Investigation
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Amanda Alvarez
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session addresses the preservation and documentation of evidence at death scenes for medicolegal death investigations to be conducted by the coroner’s office/medical examiner’s office. It is important to be cautious at the scene once death has been pronounced or in situations where death may occur once the patient has been transported to a medical facility. Learn which items to keep in mind to relay to on-scene law enforcement or to document in your report.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the coroner's office/medical examiner's role in a death scene.
  2. Describe how to assess a scene and report viable information to law enforcement and the coroner's office.
  3. Discuss the notation of viable information within reports.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (43.21) SHARP Member Meeting (by invitation only)
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Ranzy Brown
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This is the annual meeting for employers participating in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and suggest improvements in the SHARP program.
  2. Describe potential concerns or changes that impact the program.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.21) What to Do and What to Expect When You Have A Chemical Spill
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Jodi Billman-Kotsko , Douglas Witsken , Jeff Beattie
Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Are you prepared in the event of a chemical spill? It is a question of when, not if. This session reviews the key steps involved in a chemical spill. Attendees learn how to report, to whom, and all other legal requirements. Attendees will also hear from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emergency response program regarding response authority, cleanup tactics and objectives, deployment postures, and how all response partners work together under the incident command structure. Real-world case studies showcase and augment the learning objectives.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize Ohio EPA’s emergency response authority, deployment objectives, response postures, and potential roles within incident command when on scene.
  2. Describe the role of the local emergency planning committee in spill notification and response.
  3. Explain present case studies of local, state, and federal agencies working with private entities in spill response and mitigation.
  4. List requirements for the 30-day spill follow-up report including who, what, when, where, etc…
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (90.22) General Session and Safety Innovation Awards
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Patrick Nelson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: General Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
What’s Your Safety Story? We all have experiences where unsafe environments - at home, at work, in life - impacted us in profound ways. These experiences, often untold, have the power to save someone's life. By building the skills to share our experiences through storytelling, we're able to inspire safer behaviors. The practice of storytelling also creates a culture where individuals feel more closely connected to the safety of others and contributes to a service-based environment where caretaking, collaboration, and teamwork thrive.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe and construct your own personal safety stump speech.
  2. Explain the importance of using stories to promote strong safety cultures.
  3. Recognize growth in the key safety leadership topics of self-management and accountability.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (45.23) Arc Flash Safety in Industrial Environments
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Julie VanDyne
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This presentation not only provides an understanding of what an arc flash is, but why it's important and what can be done to protect workers from electrical hazards. The presentation is intended for not just electrical workers, but also for environmental health and safety personnel who are involved with managing and monitoring their safety program. The presenter also discusses the changes to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe what an arc flash is and why it's important to implement electrical safe work practices.
  2. Identify two methods of assessing the hazards of arc flash.
  3. Define the various personal protection equipment options available and how to implement them.
  4. Recognize and become aware of the emerging trends in arc flash and electrical safety.
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (33.23) Baseline Industrial Hygiene Surveys
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Matthew Parker
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Baseline industrial hygiene surveys are performed to understand the processes, materials, work environment, physical layout, and job tasking where exposure to chemicals or other agents are involved. The intent is to identify possible risks to worker health and the need for further evaluating and testing to determine if there is a risk of overexposure and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulatory compliance issues. Learn about industrial hygiene assessment, baseline industrial hygiene surveys, and how to conduct them and convert them to workplace monitoring plans.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish and learn the tenets of industrial hygiene (anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and confirm).
  2. Define what a baseline industrial hygiene survey is and how to conduct one.
  3. Describe how a baseline industrial hygiene survey converts to a workplace monitoring plan.
IACET: 0.1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (51.23) Collateral Benefits of BWC Grants
Track: Small Business
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Kevin Sell
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
While many employers receive safety grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, some do not realize the collateral benefits of productivity, profitability, and increased employment. This session illustrates the benefits realized after implementing three pieces of equipment purchased with two grants.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain how safety advances can increase profitability.
  2. Describe how safety increases productivity.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (41.23) Drug Trends and Testing In a Modern World
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Ruth Bowdish
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
We explore the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil in the workplace, the increase of prescription drug abuse, legalization of marijuana, current drug trends, working under the influence, and answer your questions about the topic of drugs in the workplace. Learn how you can provide a safer workplace in these changing times.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify current drug trends affecting workplaces.
  2. Recognize best practices with drug-free policies.
  3. Explain legal marijuana and CBD within workplace drug testing.
  4. Recognize signs and symptoms of drug use on the job.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.23) Employer Strategies to Minimize the Impact of an Injury
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Lorrie Goodnight , Kathleen Davenport
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session provides an overview of effective safety, claims, and risk management strategies for employers. During this session, the presenters discuss implementing policies and procedures to develop a successful workers' compensation program. They share best practices in what to do before and after an accident. Practical ideas for managing the financial impact of an injury are covered.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify human resource policies to implement before an injury occurs.
  2. Define the procedures to take when an injury occurs.
  3. Explain strategies to implement after an injury in order achieve a successful claim outcome.
  4. Summarize practical ideas for managing the financial impact of the injury.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.23) Impact of Obesity on Musculoskeletal Disorders & Ergonomics
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Blake McGowan
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Adult obesity rates in Ohio have grown 200% since 1990. Today, 33.8% of adults in Ohio are considered obese, the 11th-highest rate among states. Research shows that the growing prevalence of obesity in the workforce has resulted in an increase in the incidence and cost of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. During this session, participants learn the impact of obesity on task demands and physical capabilities, as well as methods to accommodate the changing workforce population.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the growing prevalence of obesity in the workforce and the impact on the incidence and cost of musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Describe the impact of obesity on task demands and physical capabilities.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (50.23) Safety Walk, Safety Talk – Shaping Your Safety Culture
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): David Galloway
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Do you want to make a difference? Perhaps there is no leadership responsibility more profound than creating a sustainable, injury-free workplace. Organizations with the best safety performances do not have a secret. They simply do many small things collectively and strategically well. This session explains how small changes in thoughts, words, and actions can positively shape your safety culture and move your organization toward a better safety future. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize that mindset can drive leadership behaviors that may contribute to the actions of others.
  2. Explain how our conversations can influence others to either work safely or take unnecessary risks.
  3. Identify specific leadership actions we can take that promote collaboration, learning, and improvement.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.23) Social Security and Settlement of Workers' Compensation Claims
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Shaun Omen , Charles Wise
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
A presentation of relevant statutory and case law surrounding the Social Security act's interaction with the settlement of Ohio workers' compensation claims with special focus on the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and the appellate process before the Center for Medicare Services.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain offset of disability benefits when settlement occurs.
  2. Define the legal requirements for an acceptable Medicare set aside.
  3. Identify and explain the appellate process before CMS when a set aside amount is disputed.
  4. Explain Medicaid rules for settlements under the Ohio Administrative Code.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (24.23) Training Next-gen Leaders: By Millennial Leader
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Nora Wiewel
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Millennials are the next-generation leaders, but as a recent survey from Deloitte shows, they don’t think they’re ready, with 63% saying their leadership skills are not being fully developed. So how can we change that? In this session, learn how to develop and retain millennials for leadership roles from the unique perspective of a millennial leader.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify how to develop and retain millennials for leadership roles.
  2. Describe strategies that have been proven to be effective for the millennial generation, like regular coaching and feedback, spotlighting the human aspect of what we do, and the chance to make a difference.
  3. Define ideas you can implement in your training program to make sure you’re keeping up with the next generation of leaders and preparing your organization for the transition.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (11.23) Understanding Heat-Related Illnesses and Prevention
Track: Construction
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Richard Barcum
Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Each year thousands of workers suffer the effects of exposure to excessive heat. This session provides information on the ways that heat exposure affects the human body, the recognition of heat-related illness, and precautions that can and should be taken in their prevention.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize heat-related illnesses and their symptoms.
  2. Explain methods to prevent and treat heat-related illnesses.
  3. Describe how hot conditions affect the body.
  4. Select the appropriate monitoring system for your organization.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.23) EMS Report Writing – Legal Lessons Learned, Session 1
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Lawrence Bennett
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session describes legal lessons learned from litigation involving emergency response service run reports that were not complete or contained inaccurate data. Session one of two.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify specific lessons learned from actual cases.
  2. Explain best practices in emergency medical services (EMS) documentation, including establishing report writing protocols with your medical director.
  3. Describe protocols on contacting with medical control, and documenting advice received.
  4. Identify best practices in quality assurance reviews of EMS run reports, including feedback to personnel on the run, and fire department continuing education.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (27.23) Fire Extinguishers: How Much Do You Really Know?
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Paul Martin , Jason Corwin
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session describes the basic parts and operation of a fire extinguisher along with providing information to aid in conducting monthly inspections in accordance with NFPA 10 (2013 edition) and the 2017 Ohio Fire Code. Participants are taught the different classifications of fire and fire extinguishers, proper procedures for using a fire extinguisher, and are given the chance to extinguish a fire during a hands-on demonstration.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the different classifications of fires.
  2. Distinguish between the different types of fire extinguishers.
  3. Explain and conduct an effective monthly inspection on a fire extinguisher.
  4. Recognize and effectively extinguish a fire using a portable fire extinguisher.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (10.23) Food Safety and Security
Track: Food Safety
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Joe Maas
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
The presenter discusses food safety and how his company has successfully addressed it for more than 30 years. He also covers keeping food secure in the facility and the processes in place to address contamination and recalls.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify food safety risks.
  2. Describe food safety and security.
  3. Recognize potential security faults in this new world we live in.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.23) Harassment and Creating a Psychologically Safe Workplace
Track: Human Resources
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Sam Lillard , Mat Parker
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Workplace harassment is a form of bullying. This session presents methods to eliminate it and create a psychologically safe workplace. The presenters share best practices for building a workplace that avoids harassment and encourages bystander intervention. They also advise on what to do when an incident is reported, and show methods for creating a positive work culture. Human resource staff, managers, and supervisors can all use these strategies to train employees to create a workplace that values respect and is free of all bullying.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the forms of harassment and implement best practices for avoidance and reporting.
  2. Identify, correct, and/or prevent potential harassment in workplaces.
  3. Describe why it is important and how all employees can participate in eliminating all forms of harassment and creating a psychologically safe workplace.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (43.23) OSHA and Craft Beer - How an Alliance Can Help Any Industry
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Small Business
Speaker(s): Melissa Linton , John Najeway , John Haggerty , Matt Duddey , Keith Bullock
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
An Occupational Safety and Health Administrative (OSHA) representative leads this panel discussion on how a safety alliance with OSHA and BWC can help businesses in any industry excel in safety. Panelists use examples and best practices from the safety alliance between OSHA, BWC and the Ohio Craft Brewer's Association (OCBA). They discuss how the alliance helped OCBA members build better safety programs and access free resources. You'll hear real stories and takeaways from the front line of a fast-growing industry and how working together can help everyone.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the benefits of forming an alliance with OSHA and BWC.
  2. List resources to help association members and employers in any industry.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.23) Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Blair Everett , Sharon Herman
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Participants learn the purpose and basic components of Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations. If your facility stores oil, this session may be applicable to you. The presenters cover in detail the types of facilities that require an SPCC plan. Typical SPCC plan requirements, like inspections, training, containment, spill reporting, and plan updates are addressed.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the purpose of spill prevention control and countermeasure regulations.
  2. Recognize and understand whether a facility requires an SPCC plan.
  3. Describe the basic requirements of a typical SPCC plan.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (31.23) Survive an Active Shooter Event
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Brian Bennett , Norman Deitch
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve very quickly. This session discusses common facility vulnerabilities that a shooter can exploit to maximize attack effectiveness as well as basic security enhancements that can be made to make your workplace more secure and less vulnerable to criminal activity or terrorist attacks. Learn what actions you can take in response to an attack to protect employees and increase their chances of survival.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize workplace security vulnerabilities.
  2. Describe at least three actions to respond to an active shooter event.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (26.23) The Bad Ergonomics of Order Fulfillment in Retail Industry
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Jim Galante
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Millions of case goods are placed on retail shelves daily. From warehouses to densely packed shelves, this labor-intense task has changed little. A more obese and aging workforce deals with demands to get the work done quickly. This fast-moving, highly illustrated session describes ways to implement better manual handling devices that can improve ergonomics and reduce stress on the employee while increasing their efficiency and productivity.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain efficiency and productivity in the retail industry.
  2. Recognize low-cost solutions to common manual material handling problems.
  3. Describe the ergonomics of the entire process - from the warehouse to the customer's vehicle.
  4. Summarize highly illustrated sessions showing real equipment in the retail industry.
IACET: 0.1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (13.23) Why Reclassify a Permit-Required Confined Space?
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Ralph Oliveti
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Reclassifying confined spaces reduces costs, mitigates hazards and provides a safer work environment. This session reviews the requirements for reclassifying permit-required confined spaces and the advantages of performing reclassification. If your company has a confined space, this session is for you.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe reclassification requirements.
  2. Identify hazards that can be eliminated.
  3. Explain the advantages of reclassification.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (37.23) Workplace Exams: Where Have We Been, Where We Are Going?
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Kevin Hess , Arthur Wolfson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
For more than five years, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has taken steps to change the requirements for workplace examinations at metal/non-metal mines. What started out as a series of non-binding policy documents led two separate rulemaking initiatives, two promulgated rules, and two lawsuits challenging those rules. At long last, the industry should have clarity on the status of the workplace examination rule, but questions remain. This presentation chronicles the events surrounding changes to the workplace examination rule and provides a status update.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the new MSHA workplace exam rule.
  2. Identify what recordkeeping is required.
  3. Recognize the role of the contractor and mine operator regarding workplace exams.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (43.24) A Conversation With OSHA – Part 1
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Howard Eberts , Larry Johnson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session is an interactive discussion featuring Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area directors. Audience members can ask questions and gain valuable insight on how OSHA operates. Part one of a two-part session.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify topics of concern to Ohio's employers and employees.
  2. Describe how to avoid enforcement actions associated with those topics of concern.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (13.24) Basic Hazardous Waste Management: Why and How
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Joseph Menkhaus
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers why proper waste management is important and how to take control of your waste.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe why hazardous waste management is important.
  2. Distinguish the difference between waste profiles and manifests.
  3. Explain how to create a system to be ready for a waste audit.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.24) Catastrophic Medical Claims
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Scott Short
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Catastrophic medical claims, when defined by cost or duration of the claim, are not uncommon. When a life-changing injury has occurred, there is a path to an optimal outcome. The presenter discusses the unique challenges of catastrophic claims and the key elements for properly identifying and managing these claims.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the early signs of a catastrophic claim.
  2. Describe the social, emotional, and financial benefits of properly managing a catastrophic claim.
  3. Recognize the barriers and system issues that affect optimal management.
  4. Explain the ways a catastrophic claim can be prevented or transformed to a non-catastrophic claim.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (11.24) Combustible Dust: A Practical Look at the Dangers
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Rick Maj , Deb Bailey
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Seemingly benign materials can be deadly when ignited as a dust cloud. Ordinary materials, such as grain, sawdust, plastic, and even metals can fuel violent explosions that hurt or kill employees and cause catastrophic damage to facilities. This session examines the five items essential for a dust explosion to occur, and what happens when a dust explosion occurs. The session reviews basic National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) concepts with a practical look at how you can apply them to your operations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize combustible dust and why it is dangerous.
  2. Discuss the basic concepts of what causes a combustible dust explosion.
  3. Explain how a combustible dust fire or explosion can affect a facility.
  4. List methods to reduce the risk of a combustible dust fire or explosion.
  5. Recall key NFPA standards for the basic management of combustible dust hazards.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (41.24) Culture of C.A.R.E to Prevent Serious and Fatal Incidents
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Warren Hubler
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Many safety and health professionals operate under the assumption that prevention of less severe injuries will lead to a corresponding reduction of serious and fatal incidents. That assumption is wrong! Serious and fatal injury reduction requires a culture of C.A.R.E. to control and remove exposures that are the precursors to severe incidents. Hear how to implement a new strategy for serious injury and fatality prevention.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize traditional safety measures and methods: declining total recordable incident rate, days without Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) injuries, no harm achieved through intense focus on minor injuries, and safety awards for OSHA-free achievements.
  2. Define a new strategy for serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention by developing a culture of C.A.R.E. to control and remove SIF exposures.
  3. Identify the way we measure and achieve safety excellence regardless of industry type.
IACET: 0.1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.24) Decoding RCRA: Navigating the Basics of Hazardous Waste
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Kristie Shipley
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers the basic requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to help generators understand how they should manage their hazardous waste. Topics include waste evaluation, container management, satellite accumulation, reporting, and more.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to properly evaluate waste.
  2. Define how to label containers.
  3. Identify generator category obligations.
  4. Recognize common hazardous waste violations.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (51.24) Emergency Response: Do I Really Have To Do Any Of This
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Small Business
Speaker(s): Mark Alexander
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session gives you the tools needed to decide on responding to emergencies or not. The presentation benefits all sizes and types of workplaces and covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association Standards requirements, monetary costs, and commitment of people and resources. The presenter covers all types of emergencies including fire, HazMat, medical, confined space, and rope rescue. The presenter also discusses the latest from the OSHA Advisory Committee dealing with emergency response.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the requirements to make a decision to allow outside resources or an internal team to respond to all types of emergencies.
  2. Explain how to justify the need for an internal emergency response in terms of monetary costs, people, and resources.
  3. Select the level of emergency response for various types of emergencies.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.24) EMS Report Writing – Legal Lessons Learned, Session 2
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Randy Johann , Lawrence Bennett
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session describes legal lessons learned from litigation involving emergency response service run reports that were not complete or contained inaccurate data. Session two of two.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify lessons learned from actual cases.
  2. Explain best practices in emergency medical services documentation, including report writing protocols with your medical director.
  3. Describe protocols on contacting with medical control and documenting advice received.
  4. Identify best practices in quality assurance reviews of emergency medical services run reports, including feedback to personnel on the run and fire department continuing education.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.24) Engaging Ohio's Workforce Through Agency Programs
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Monica Blasdel , Chris Albanese , Jennifer Meek Eells , Robert Braun , Jim Wyse , Mark Clendenin
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Better serving both employers, and workers in recovery, in addition to improving Ohio labor market outcomes is more readily attainable through a program synergy that includes TechCred, The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Substance Use Recovery and Workplace Safety Program Grant. This synergy can assist employers in solving for current hiring needs, as well as improving the overall labor market in Ohio.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recall how to engage Ohio's workforce through agency programs.
  2. Discuss program and application details for each initiative.
  3. Identify how program coupling might yield improved return on investment.
  4. Explain how programs can support a positive workplace culture.
IACET: 0.1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (45.24) Eye Injuries in the Industrial Setting - Lessons Learned
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Pamela Watkins
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session presents an overview of a large industrial setting eye injury prevention program. Various forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) options are reviewed based on the nature of the employee’s job tasks. The presenter discusses actual eye injuries and the lessons learned from those injuries. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the of PPE options available and receive a heightened awareness of the hazards presented by various jobs. NOTE: This presentation includes VERY graphic pictures of eye injuries and may be disturbing to some individuals.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the need for selection of proper eye protection based upon the job tasks.
  2. Identify potential eye injury hazards in the workplace.
  3. Describe why it is important to have a robust eye protection program.
  4. Summarize to your manager and co-workers why an eye protection program is so important for their employees.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (27.24) Fire in the Hood: Kitchen Cooking Safety
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Food Safety
Speaker(s): Roger Clark
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session provides information on commercial kitchen hood suppression systems. Lean more about these systems and how to clean and maintain and them under the NFPA 17a and NFPA 96, the current standards for hood suppression systems and hood cleaning.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify components of kitchen hoods and kitchen hood suppression systems.
  2. Explain the operation of a kitchen hood suppression system.
  3. Recognize hood cleaning maintenance times and components needing cleaned.
  4. Describe NFPA 17a and NPFA 96, the standards for hood suppression systems and standard for hood cleaning.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (50.24) Fixing Broken Teams to Build a Better Safety Culture
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Eddy Biehl , Timothy Simon , Elizabeth Carter
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
An individual mistake can be an accident, a dysfunctional team can be a disaster. Based on Lencioni’s “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, three well-known incidents; Challenger, Deepwater Horizon, & Apollo 13, and our personal experiences illustrate the consequences of dysfunctional teams. Using the five behaviors; building trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results, we give participants the tools to identify problems and improve team behavior.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize and understand the five dysfunctions of a team.
  2. Define and understand how broken (dysfunctional) teams undermine a positive safety culture.
  3. Explain and evaluate the level of dysfunction (and risk to safety) of teams within their organization.
  4. Describe the five behaviors necessary to build cohesive and safe teams.
  5. Recognize and utilize tools and techniques to help teams address their deficiencies.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (10.24) Incident Investigation Protocol and Liability: A Company Perspective
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Douglas Suter
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
Both in-house public and private safety consultants often ask what their liability is or may be regarding incident investigations. This presentation answers these questions as well as many other safety issues and incidents that can arise in the workplace.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe a safety professional's legal liability.
  2. Identify specific workplace legal safety issues.
  3. Explain the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in your workplace.
  4. Summarize OSHA's updates and changes.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.24) Medical Reimbursement and Coding Policy Updates
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presentation covers the philosophy, guiding laws and principles used in developing Ohio’s medical fee schedules. Relevant Ohio statues, rules and policies are covered. Selected 2019 reimbursement updates and projected financial impacts are presented, along with a 2020 outlook. Attendees are educated on Medicare methodologies supporting Ohio’s approach. Understanding Ohio medical reimbursement protocols is important given the direct impact on the injured worker's access and quality of care.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify recent administrative codes and control policy changes impacting the provision and reimbursement of medical and vocational services.
  2. Define the different fee schedules and how to appropriately bill for the variety of workers' compensation services.
  3. Describe and understand the statutory enabling authority governing the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's development and execution of Ohio's workers' compensation reimbursement methodologies.
  4. Identify and apply appropriate administrative and statutory codes to medical services and medical management activities.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (37.24) MSHA 2019 Review and 2020 Outlook
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Nicholas Scala
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The federal regulatory landscape is always changing, and mine operators often experience these changes with enforcement by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). This presentation reviews MSHA's 2019 rulemaking and enforcement trends, while looking at what could change in 2020 and beyond for mine operators and independent contractors. The presenter includes a review of key decisions from the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, which affect MSHA enforcement.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify trends in MSHA enforcement to improve compliance at attendee mining operations.
  2. Summarize case law that directly impacts the compliance obligations of mine operators.
  3. Define and provide mining operators with the knowledge to improve safety, health, and compliance for your workforce.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (31.24) So You Are New: Being The New Safety Officer, Where To Start
Track: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Joe Powell , Michelle Wright
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Being the new safety officer is not easy. In this session the presenters walk you through some documents, checklists, and resources to get you started on the right foot. From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to emergency preparedness, the presenters will share their experience. This session is especially useful for those new safety professionals and those still in the early years of their career.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the challenges to being a new safety officer.
  2. Identify resources available to assess where to start.
  3. Recognize and prioritize starting points to lead you to success in leading the safety.
  4. Explain the importance of making connections to being successful.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.24) The Science of Happiness - How It Shapes Culture and Performance
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Katy Tombaugh
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
It’s fair to say that employee satisfaction matters, in fact, it’s a powerful variable that can be nurtured and improved if given some attention and energy within the organization. The current trend is to look at engagement and how to create a high-performing workforce. These are the big buzz words of 2020, yet how are these really influenced? Let’s scratch the surface by looking at happiness and how it shapes health, culture, and performance.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize positive psychology and variables that influence happiness.
  2. Define how employers/leaders can apply these insights to better engage employees and shape culture.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (24.24) Using Language and Culture to Improve Workplace Safety
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Mohamed Hassan , Lisa Stokesbury
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
It's estimated that by 2050, 20% of workplace fatalities will involve Hispanic workers. Studies show native language training is significantly more effective than English-only training. Attendees will learn how language and culture impact the effectiveness of workplace safety training, and why simple translation or interpreting often isn’t enough. Attendees will also learn how to transform/develop training programs that resonate with workers and result in demonstrable workplace safety improvement.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain why multilingual and multicultural workplace safety training results in higher employee engagement and safer work environments.
  2. Identify options to create effective multilingual safety training, such as direct recording in the target language, subtitling, voiceover, translation, and/or interpreting.
  3. Describe how to develop new training or transform existing training to create a culture of safety that impacts employees’ daily actions on the worksite.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (33.24) Ventilation Systems - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Gerry Lanham
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session presents a quick overview of five items, including temperature, moisture, transport velocity, and other factors that often surface during troubleshooting or designing of industrial ventilation systems.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the key components of an industrial ventilation system.
  2. List reference materials available to the practitioner to address potential problem areas.
  3. Explain the list of recurring physical characteristics that seem to cause problems with efficient design.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (26.24) What's Happening With Ergonomics?
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Timothy Pottorff
Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
What's going on in the world of ergonomics? How can companies go beyond just the threat of regulatory compliance and make use of emerging trends in the science of ergonomics. Learn how resourceful leaders can target and leverage ergonomic assessments to help their employees work safer and improve business metrics. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how resourceful leaders can target and leverage ergonomic assessments to help their employees work safer and improve business metrics.
  2. Describe what is going on in and around the U.S. with ergonomic regulations, and how global companies should act.
  3. Explain current hot topics in the worlds of office and industrial ergonomics.
  4. Identify how not to implement ergonomics change in an organization.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (43.25) A Conversation With OSHA – Part 2
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Howard Eberts , Larry Johnson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session is an interactive discussion featuring Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area directors. Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable insight on how OSHA operates. Part two of a two part session.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify topics of concern to Ohio's employers and employees.
  2. Define how to avoid enforcement actions associated with those topics of concern.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (45.25) Arc Flash Analysis Using 2018 IEEE 1584
Track: Engineering
Speaker(s): Julie VanDyne
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This presentation delves into the 2018 edition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations (IEEE 1584). Following its initial publication in 2002, the standard has become widely used in the commercial and industrial environment. After years of study and laboratory testing, the new standard was released in late 2018. The focus of this session is a discussion of the new calculation protocol, how it works, the various formulas, methods, and considerations. Time constraints and the complexity of the formulas prevent presentation of actual calculations but the presenter covers how the various formulas work and work together.
Learning Objectives: 1. Help the attendee become familiar with the new IEEE 1584 Calculation protocol.
  2. Gain an understanding why the new protocol was necessary.
  3. Understand the structure of the new IEEE 1584 calculation matrix.
  4. Become aware of the expanded requirements for data collection under the new IEEE 1584.
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (11.25) Are My Shipments Subject to DOT Regulations?
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Mikhail Yakhnitskiy , Blair Everett
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Do you sign shipping papers or manifests? Are you packaging, labeling, or shipping hazardous materials or waste? Do you ship or receive flammable, toxic, or corrosive materials by ground? If so, you may be subject to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. This session focuses on a general awareness of DOT hazardous material requirements that will get your company pointed in the right direction to meet this standard and get in compliance.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify if your company is subject to DOT regulations.
  2. List basic DOT shipping requirements.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (39.25) Common Workplace Injuries of the Hand & Upper Extremity
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): James Nappi
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Injuries of the upper extremity are common in any industrial setting. The presenter addresses the most common injuries seen in the workplace such as lacerations, carpal tunnel, and nerve conditions. The presenter includes before and after pictures.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the incidence of various injuries.
  2. Discuss complications from repetitive use jobs.
  3. Describe lacerations and how to treat.
  4. Explain various fractures and how to treat.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (53.25) Creating Better Employee Health in Three Easy Steps
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Shanna Dunbar
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Health and wellness programming have not received the traction businesses hoped it would. It may be that your company is not taking the right approach. Bringing 25 years of occupational health and employee population health management to this presentation, the presenter demonstrates how to set up a program that engages workers and how to create the culture of health you are looking for.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize why current health and wellness programs are not working.
  2. Define the principles of safety management that can be used to develop health and wellness programs.
  3. List, in three easy steps, what employers can do to create sustainable health and wellness programs.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (31.25) Crisis De-escalation Part 1
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Matthew Smith
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter explains how to achieve de-escalation and describes some of the psychological tips used to empower individuals to achieve crisis de-escalation. This information provides the framework for acquiring the skills needed to prevent an occurrence of workplace violence. This is the first part of a two-part session.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain context for crisis de-escalation.
  2. Identify and describe de-escalation strategy.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (10.25) Finding the C-Suite Spot
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Walter Fluharty
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
It's tough getting the attention of the C-Suite, but it’s not impossible. This can be accomplished by using a process of caring, assessing, aligning, reinforcing, and evaluating. Applied correctly, this process helps define safety goals, gauge safety culture, and improve safety behavior. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define how to clarify safety goals in a way that excites the C-Suite.
  2. Identify tools for assessing safety culture so that leaders understand what is necessary to achieve the organization's safety goals.
  3. Describe and understand how to reinforce desired safe behavior necessary to achieve the goals.
  4. Summarize why constant evaluation is necessary for continuous improvement.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.25) From LQG to SQG Overnight with the Universal Waste Rules
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Timothy Killeen
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Ohio added four waste streams to the universal waste rules. In addition to lamps, batteries, and mercury containing devices, we now have antifreeze, aerosol containers, paint, and paint-related waste on the list of items that a generator can manage using the reduced requirements for generators. Hear how you can manage universal waste under these rules and possibly reduce your generator status from large quantity generator to small quantity generator thus reducing your Resource Conservation and Recovery Act obligations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the Ohio-specific universal waste; antifreeze, aerosol containers, paint, and paint-related waste.
  2. Describe the advantages of the universal waste rules.
  3. Explain the requirements of the universal waste rules.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (24.25) From Risk to Resilience: Building an Active Shooter Plan
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Joe Tulga
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
We face many security and safety risks. Organizations need to work proactively to identify these risks. But what do you do once the risks are identified? The purpose of this presentation is to educate participants on how to identify risks and then build resilient security and safety plans. The speaker and participants use the risk of an active shooter incident to demonstrate how to build a comprehensive security plan that provides resilience for their organization.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify security and safety risks in your organization.
  2. Describe the components to a comprehensive security or safety plan.
  3. Explain resources and tools to assist with going from risk to resilience in your organization.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (51.25) If The Fish Aren’t Biting, It’s Time To Change Bait!
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Small Business
Speaker(s): Danny Smith
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Change is constant in the business world today with acquisitions, mergers, consolidations, reorganizations, multi-generational issues, and cultural differences. As change becomes the norm, safety professionals must identify the constants but also adapt to change. This includes updating management and training methodologies to remain relevant and effective. What does your organization need to stay effective and competitive in the future?
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the key role safety plays in managing change.
  2. Describe a framework for evaluating and assessing existing management practices for future needs.
  3. Modify management strategies to successfully influence safety and other key performance indicators.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (33.25) Industrial Hygiene and Risk Assessment
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Erik Shamberger
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Risk assessments in environmental health and safety provide us with valuable predictive tools. This session covers the key points to master: building competence, interpreting results, and selling the concept to operational leaders. Hear how setting standards and establishing a forward-leaning organization requires us to harness the predictive abilities of our workforce. Establishing the groundwork, the ground rules, and expectations are critical for success.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the nature of risk and hazard assessments, particularly with regard to personal exposures.
  2. Describe how to perform and interpret risk assessment information.
  3. Identify and apply industrial hygiene and other risk assessment principles to business decisions.
  4. Define the importance of standards in global organizations.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (41.25) Mother Nature vs. Flame Resistant & Arc Rated Clothing
Track: Public Utilities
Track 2: Oil, Gas and Mining
Speaker(s): Derek Sang
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
How do you balance protecting your employees against the improbable while dealing with the constant daily hazard of excessive heat and/or cold? Balancing your work environment, which includes heat stress and cold stress concerns, while remaining true to your hazard assessment. This session presents a strategy for building a fire-retardant (FR) clothing program that protects against the thermal hazard while working in these extreme conditions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe and understand how to prevent heat stress and cold stress.
  2. Explain how to use different FR fabrics to maximize comfort in extreme temperatures.
  3. Summarize how to remain compliant in extreme conditions.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.25) Scene Size Up
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Jim Bolen
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
A successful emergency response relies on an effective scene size up, however the topic does not often receive the necessary attention. This presentation discusses scene size up in practical terms while also providing practical applications for the emergency responder.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's interpretation of scene size up in practical terms.
  2. Describe practical application of scene size up activities in daily operations.
  3. Explain scene size up application in unusual or peculiar situations.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (37.25) Situational Awareness: Personal Safety and Accountability
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Joyce Ryel
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Personal accountability is the key to safe work practices for operations on the oil and gas well site during simultaneous operations. Identification and continual education of risk protects employees on the job site, but understanding the consequences of their actions is an essential element for personal safety. The objective of this session is to increase awareness of the importance of knowing one's surroundings and identifying potential risk threats and dangerous situations, which is more of a mindset than a hard skill. Two case studies of fatal incidents at oil and gas well sites are examined. Anyone working around oil well or construction sites with multiple operations being performed simultaneously will benefit from attending this presentation.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the importance of personal accountability on simultaneous operations on an oil and gas well site.
  2. Identify the importance of continual evaluation of risk on the job site.
  3. Define the consequences of an employee's actions in a culture of personal safety.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (61.25) The ABCs of Your Independent Medical Exam Defense Report
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Scott Singer , Joanne Glass , Noel Shepard , Amy Ahmer , Julie Bruns
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The audience will learn how to prepare for the employer defense independent medical exam (IME). The audience gains a better understanding of the preparation of the IME and how the IME is used in the claim defense.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the employer defense IME process.
  2. Recognize the necessary information for the employer defense IME.
  3. Select and utilize the employer defense IME to defend the claim.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (13.25) The GHS/HazCom Game – Can You Pass the Compliance Test?
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Greg Duncan
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Test your HazCom compliance knowledge in this interactive session, complete with exercises that will enhance your understanding of the real-world importance of HazCom. HazCom remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) second-most cited standard and is targeted for new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) updates in 2019. Don’t miss this unique learning experience!
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the real-world importance of HazCom through interactive exercises that test your knowledge.
  2. Summarize OSHA’s current expectations for compliance with the most challenging aspects of HazCom.
  3. Identify potential HazCom program compliance gaps and ways to address them, in advance of OSHA’s proposed next GHS alignment.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (50.25) The Seven Essential Components of Successful Safety Programs
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Thomas Arnold
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Over the past 10 years, we have learned from some of the most advanced safety programs in the world. We have learned what works ... and what doesn't. The presenter discusses the seven essential components that we have found in EVERY successful safety program. These components have been proven effective in small utility contractors as well as large utilities ... and everyone in between. The presenter thoroughly explains the seven components.
Learning Objectives: 1. List the seven essential components of every effective safety program.
  2. Explain how to apply each of the seven critical components.
  3. Define how to conduct a preliminary GAP Analysis of your existing safety program in light of the seven essential components.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (27.25) Understanding Natural Gas and Natural Gas Safety
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Kurt McCully
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Many homes and businesses have natural gas or propane as a source of heat, water heating, or cooking. While natural gas is a safe reliable source of energy, it is important the community and first responders know what to do and know the chemical make-up of natural gas in the event of a gas leak. This demonstration covers damage prevention, sources of ignition, and the properties and chemical composition of natural gas and propane, including specific gravity and limits of flammability. Learn to "Stop, Leave, and Call" if you smell gas.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the odor of natural gas.
  2. Explain what to do before any type of digging or excavation occurs.
  3. Explain what to do if you smell gas.
  4. Describe the difference between natural gas and propane.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (26.25) Why Exoskeleton Technology Is the Key to a Safer Workplace
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Chris Beaufait
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
With occupational injuries costing United States employers billions annually, there is a significant need for solutions that can improve worker safety, remove them from hazardous conditions and confined spaces, and eliminate strain on the body. The speaker discusses how full-body, powered exoskeletons can provide a cost-effective means of improving worker productivity and efficiency while significantly reducing the rate of workplace injuries.
Learning Objectives: 1. List the key drivers of the need for robotics, particularly exoskeletons, in the workforce.
  2. Describe how exoskeleton technologies can augment workers, rather than fully replacing them in the workplace.
  3. Recognize how exoskeletons will create safer, more productive, and more efficient workplaces for a wide variety of industries.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (24.26) 5 Ways to Combat Complacency in Safety
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Blaine Hoffmann
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Complacency is defined as a self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies. Often, complacency happens over time, where workers take the conditions or the context around them for granted, forget, or even worse, do not transfer them to newer workers. If someone is "going through the motions," cutting corners, or almost "unconsciously" on the job, you can see how this could go wrong. The speaker discusses five ways to combat complacency in safety.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify complacency in your workplace.
  2. List five ways to combat complacency in safety.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.26) Amputations and the Surgical Emergency Response Team
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Charan Gowda , James Nappi
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter describes basic primary care of amputations and mangling extremity injuries. He covers basic first aid, pharmacology, and reattachment surgery, including the functional outcomes.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize a first responder's care for an amputation patient.
  2. Recall indications for reattachment surgery.
  3. Explain the importance of cooling amputated parts.
  4. Describe the importance of aspirin.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (33.26) Application of Ethics in Industrial Hygiene and Safety
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Dirk Yamamoto
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Review the code of ethics for the Board for Global EHS Credentialing and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Panelists walk through the use of these codes of standards in various situations of ethical dilemmas. You may attend this session in person or online as a part of the live broadcast track of sessions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define core requirements of professional code of ethics from the ABIH and the BCSP.
  2. Identify how the application of a code of ethics can help individuals resolve ethical dilemmas.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (37.26) Conveyor Belt Splice Safety
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Speaker(s): Tim Statzer
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session promotes the safety of belt splicing by describing correct procedures to follow and reinforcing the need for proper training. Belt splicing is done on every mine site, and every miner has done it at one time.
Learning Objectives: 1. Properly identify the hazards associated with belt splicing.
  2. Explain the importance of lockout/tagout and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping.
  3. Select the proper lacing for the belt.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (31.26) Crisis De-escalation Part 2
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Matthew Smith
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter explains how to achieve de-escalation and describes some of the psychological tips used to empower individuals to achieve crisis de-escalation. This information provides the framework for acquiring the skills needed to prevent an occurrence of workplace violence. This second part of a two-part session provides insight into specific scenarios of possible conflict and discusses how a person might use the skills presented in session one to avoid escalation into violence.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to spot a crisis and start early negotiations.
  2. Identify and explain specific, tangible solutions.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (51.26) Emerging Trends in Safety Technology
Track: Small Business
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Tony DeAscentis
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
All types of employers are discovering and increasing their use of emerging technologies to enhance employee safety. In this session, gain valuable insights into safety technology ranging from virtual and augmented reality to in-field wearable safety devices and mobile apps. A great opportunity to start thinking "outside the box" of traditional training approaches and a move to safety technology. A highly interactive session that leverages live instruction, video, and audience polling.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the range of simple to complex technologies you can consider for your workplace.
  2. Identify how your knowledge and use of safety technologies compare to other companies.
  3. Explain how to explore and try new technologies by using a seven point checklist.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (10.26) Fall Protection: Prevention through Design (PtD)
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Dawn Colombi
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session offers an overview of Prevention through Design (PtD) concepts, identifies opportunities in designing fall protection systems, reviews case studies, and presents ways to get buy-in from stakeholders and strategic partners.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize the PtD concept.
  2. Recognize opportunities for PtD to address fall protection issues.
  3. Explain ways to get support from strategic partners and stakeholders.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (27.26) FIRE!!!!! Oh, Wait, Not Another Drill…….
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Steve Waltman
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session describes what to do in the event of a fire. Participants are taught why fire drills are important and how to plan, practice, and review their fire drills.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define and understand the importance of conducting fire drills.
  2. Identify how to plan a fire drill.
  3. Explain the reasons to practice a successful fire drill.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (26.26) Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on the Opioid Epidemic
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Blake McGowan
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The role of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) on the opioid epidemic is overwhelming — and it’s time to address it. This epidemic should be considered a pain crisis, and much of it is due to work; MSDs account for 31% of all occupational injuries and illnesses in the United States. Evidence suggests that Ohio is experiencing this crisis. Hear how an ergonomics program, that identifies and reduces MSD risks, is an effective strategy to reduce the use and abuse of opioids.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify and understand the link between musculoskeletal disorders, due to poor ergonomics, and the opioid (or pain) crisis.
  2. Recognize how an effective ergonomics program can prevent and reduce pain in the workplace as well as the use and abuse of opioids.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (62.26) Managed Care Organizations (MCOs): Effective use of this Injury Management Tool
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
A presentation on Ohio’s MCOs and their role in managing injured workers’ and employers’ needs. The session highlights relevant Ohio statutes, rules and policies establishing and governing MCOs’ activities. Selected MCO contract performance requirements and expectations are also covered. Given the critical role MCOs have in resolving results of workplace injuries, a better understanding of how to use MCOs improves communication and greatly benefits employers and injured workers.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the roles between the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and MCOs, including the various complaint reporting processes.
  2. Describe the relevant statutes, rules, policies, and contract terms governing MCOs' activities.
  3. Define how to better utilize MCO medical management and return-to-work services.
  4. Recognize the performance metrics used to evaluate MCOs.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.26) Navigating the Generator Improvements Rule
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Tammy Heffelfinger
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The generator improvements rule encompasses more than 60 changes to the hazardous waste generator regulations that clarify existing requirements, increase flexibility, and improve environmental protection. These changes also reorganize the regulations to make them easier to follow. This session explores these changes and assumes the audience understands the current hazardous waste regulations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify changes applicable to each generator category.
  2. Recall the location of the rules applicable to you in the regulations.
  3. Describe the provisions for increased flexibility.
  4. Recognize the improvements in risk communication created by this rule.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (11.26) Recognizing Stress and Depression in Farmers
Track: Agriculture and Green Industries
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Dee Jepsen
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session is for those who serve farmers and rural families. As an agricultural business or agency, you know the toll that stress plays in a farmer’s life. However, knowing when to step in and offer help can sometimes be an awkward situation. This session helps agriculture advocates recognize the signs of stress and the types of services available for their farm clientele. Go beyond being a good listener, learn how to break the stigma of mental health. Members of The Ohio State University's Rural and Farm Stress Task Force will co-present this session.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize the physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms of stress.
  2. Describe ways to change the culture in agriculture by not labeling mental health conditions as signs of weakness.
  3. Explain how to use trusting relationships to help others through tough times.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (13.26) Shelter in Place (Temporary Safe Haven) Program
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Renee Paynter , John Tedesco
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
Every chemical plant that has a potential exposure to a large-scale release of chemicals should have a shelter program. Sheltering is a practical approach and a logical alternative versus attempting a site-wide evacuation. Evacuations can be dangerous, unorganized, and have employee accountability concerns. This presentation covers shelter design, location considerations, plume modeling, rate loss testing analysis, emergency operations center responsibilities, and shelter location equipment.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recall considerations for shelter design and locations.
  2. Discuss annual shelter evaluations and maintenance.
  3. Summarize shelter rate-loss testing and analytical analysis.
  4. Describe incident command leadership roles and responsibilities.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (50.26) Task-based Risk Assessments for Culture Change
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Dan Junker
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session explores the value of a safety team and risk assessment for robots, machines, and material handling. The presenter discusses task-based risk assessment methods for various standards, including validation, training, and documentation. The presenter explains the value of compliance audits, risk evaluations, task-based risk assessment, verification for design, and determining performance level and category. The presenter also reviews job hazard analysis and job safety analysis versus the risk assessment.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize the task-based risk assessment process for robots, machines, and material handling.
  2. Distinguish between a risk assessment and determining performance level and category.
  3. Explain how to determine performance level and category.
  4. Describe how a risk assessment can change safety culture.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (45.26) The Eyes Have It
Track: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Darlene Carpenter
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session is an overview of common workplace eye injuries and how to care for them. Also covered are the American National Standards Institute standards for testing safety glasses, eye protection regulations, and eye conditions that may be applicable to some occupations such as red/green color deficiency, cataracts, and blue light generated from computers and smart devices.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe common workplace eye injuries and causes.
  2. Identify eye conditions pertinent to some occupations and how to reduce risk.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (41.26) Tools to Boost the Effectiveness of Your RTW Program
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Christine Nickloes
Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Loss time/indemnity cost is one area of a workers' compensation claim you can control. The presenter reviews key components of a successful transitional work program which includes an example policy, offer letters, job analysis and measuring return on investment. The presenter also discusses the importance and benefits of early return-to-work, how to eliminate unnecessary loss time and alternative light-duty options for employers unable to accommodate light duty.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize alternative return-to-work options.
  2. Describe tools to boost your overall loss time rate.
  3. Explain the benefits of early return to work.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

Friday, March 13, 2020
  (62.31) Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Christine Williams , Tom Kelly
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This workshop provides an excellent introduction to how the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) determines workers' compensation rates and describes claims management strategies to control workers' compensation costs.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain how BWC determines workers' compensation rates and the costs that drive them.
  2. Describe how claims costs impact rates.
  3. Discuss rating plan options.
  4. List strategies to control costs, including prevention, administrative, early return to work, and other claims management controls.
IACET: 0.5
CCM: 6.5
CDMS: 6.5
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (20.31) Service Dogs in the Work Environment
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Louis Belluomini
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Service dogs are becoming more prevalent and making a huge impact, so it is important to learn how to handle situations in which a service dog is present. This presentation focuses on how a service dog can help with issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The presenter brings awareness to the growing concern about and symptoms of PTSD in our military and first responder community. Hear how a service dog can make changes and assist the handler in different situations including patient care.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize symptoms of PTSD in members of your workforce and to more effectively manage employees experiencing PTSD.
  2. Describe the growing trend of service dogs in the workplace, accommodations an employer must make for a service dog, and the employee’s responsibilities.
  3. Explain how service dogs dramatically reduce dependence on medications and narcotics.
  4. Recall how the K-9s for Warriors organization supports veterans suffering from PTSD.
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.31) TSCA? Yes, It Applies to You Now.
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Ashish Deshmukh
Friday, March 13, 2020 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Did you know the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) changed for the first time in 40 years? It covers manufacturers, importers, users, exporters, distributors, downstream processors, and disposal, not just large chemical companies. This session has something for everyone from TSCA beginners to experienced professionals. Learn which provisions apply to you, why the Environmental Protection Agency made the changes, what comes next, and how to manage your business risk.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize changes to the TSCA regulations.
  2. Identify TSCA affected industries and impacts.
  3. Explain if your facility is affected by TSCA.
  4. Describe strategies to manage TSCA risk.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (92.32) ADAPT: Self-Protection Training for Healthcare Professionals
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): William Kennedy , Benjamin Kennedy
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Health-care professionals experience 70-75% of the annual two million workplace assaults. Twenty-five thousand resulted in days off of work. Most health-care professionals have difficulty recognizing different types of violence and how to effectively, ethically, and legally avoid, escape, de-escalate, or physically protect themselves and co-workers. But you can! This is a fun, interactive, and physically active workshop. While not required, we strongly encourage your active participation.
Learning Objectives: 1. List the essential components of self-defense law in workplace environments and recognize violence dynamics and escalation patterns.
  2. Recognize common barriers to health care and social services professionals engaging in verbal and physical self-protective action.
  3. Demonstrate verbal and physical strategies and skills associated with avoidance and escape from the de-escalation of high-risk situations.
  4. Demonstrate physical self-protection skills.
IACET: 0.5
CCM: 6
CRC: 6
CDMS: 6
HRCI: 6
RN: 6
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (93.35) Cableless Control Requirements and Case Studies
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Distribution and Logistics
Speaker(s): Dan Junker
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This workshop addresses cableless control requirements for robot, machine, material handling, and cranes. The presenter discusses the difference between cableless control reliability, a safe stop, and functional safety. The audience learns how to apply these technologies based on three to four case studies.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain cableless control technology and requirements per NFPA 79-18.
  2. Describe how to apply technology with case studies for robot, machine, and material handling.
  3. Summarize how to conduct a task-based risk assessment per ANSI B11.0-2015 for cableless control.
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (93.37) Connecting Safety Climate/Culture to Safety Management
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Ted Scharf , Emily Haas
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
In this workshop, the presenters discuss the complicated literature in safety climate and culture. They review the current, state of the art, and future directions for this research, and connect the literature to occupational safety and health management systems in hazardous work environments. The presenters also provide the work organization context in which safety policies, procedures, and practices are implemented in a hazardous work environment. Lastly, they recommend interventions to improve safety climate and culture in organizations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe key components of the academic literature in safety climate and safety culture.
  2. Discuss the current state of the research and promising future directions for research in hazardous work environments.
  3. Apply this literature to examples of occupational safety and health management systems.
  4. Compare potential interventions to improve safety culture and safety climate in hazardous work environments.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
Sanitarian: 2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (63.31) Managing Diverse Teams
Track: Diversity and Inclusion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Rhonda Talford Knight
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Managers are placed in roles to manage diverse teams but are not provided an understanding of what it means to do so. Everyone needs to be able to acknowledge and understand the value of the diversity of their team and how to manage a diverse team. This workshop presents the tools and strategies you need to meet this challenge.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the benefits and challenges of having a diverse team.
  2. Define how bias impacts our ability to manage diverse teams.
  3. Learn strategies to support and foster an inclusive workplace.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (53.31) Moving Toward Mindfulness
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Katy Tombaugh
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Many working adults are pulled in a dozen directions and suffer from chronic stress and distracted behaviors. According to Science Daily, organizations such as Google, Aetna, Mayo Clinic, and the United States Marine Corps use mindfulness training to improve workplace functioning. Join us for a three-part workshop focused on mindfulness and how it can positively impact you, your teams, and your programs. (Note: This session is back by request! If you attended this session last year, you're welcome to return for new activities.)
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the benefits of a mindfulness practice and mindfulness as a workplace wellness and safety initiative.
  2. Describe a variety of mindfulness exercises that can be used at work, home, and during moments of transition.
  3. Describe and apply how mindfulness to current health, safety, and well-being initiatives through programming and strategy.
  4. Discuss current challenges to implementing mindfulness into existing workplace culture and steps to implement what you have learned.
IACET: 0.2
CCM: 3
CRC: 3
CDMS: 3
HRCI: 3
RN: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (93.33) Prevention through Design (PtD) - How to DO it!
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Jonathan Bach
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Designing-out hazards results in safer work, less “management” of hazards later, and frequent savings in cost and schedule. Though clever designs are part of Prevention through Design - they are not a required part - and not even the main part. In this workshop, learn the priority and process of PtD, see many examples, and practice how to actually "DO" PtD. Finally, many specific tips are provided to help you make an action plan for changing the culture of your organization to a culture of prevention.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define both the priority and the process of Prevention through Design (PtD).
  2. Explain the PtD process of collaborative design review.
  3. Describe simple risk assessments on alternative solutions.
  4. List simple financial and non-financial aspects of a business case.
  5. Describe no-cost tools, tips, guidance, and examples to help you DO PtD.
  6. Identify ways to help your business have a culture of prevention.
IACET: 0.2
CDMS: 3
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (33.31) Principles of Good Industrial Ventilation Design
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Gerry Lanham
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This industrial ventilation workshop focuses on efficient design (reduction of power consumption), local versus general exhaust, pressure and flow in the system, and the tools to obtain good design such as calculation methods and expectations from contractors and designers. Attendees should have a basic grasp of the components and operation of an industrial ventilation system, including familiarity with ductwork, fans and control devices such as scrubbers, baghouses, etc.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the requirements for good design, including operation and maintainability.
  2. Identify the hidden costs attributed to bad or inefficient design.
  3. Select equipment and controls to ensure a good design result.
  4. List further training to evaluate and purchase systems that will meet project needs.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (92.31) Train the Trainer
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Linda Elswick , Gwynne Rife , Kara Parker , Donald Elswick
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This workshop describes the approaches of needs analysis, task analysis, and performance objectives to design training. The presenters address lesson plans, delivery and assessment techniques, and the validation and documentation of training programs. They also describe instructional strategies as well as media and delivery techniques appropriate to the adult learner.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how to promote learner participation and involvement in training sessions.
  2. Explain how to evaluate personal strengths of instructors and how to identify areas to work on.
  3. Define effective audience feedback.
  4. Recognize measurements of success to assess effective learning.
  5. Differentiate between training and presenting information.
  6. Summarize participant-centered learning and the use of effective questioning techniques during a training session.
IACET: 0.5
HRCI: 6
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (93.31) Training Managers How to Be Managers
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Christie Engler
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Often times, an individual is promoted to a manager because they are good at what they do. But with that promotion comes the management of employees. Rarely do organizations teach managers how to manage people. Never fear - this workshop provides managers the tools they need to be great at their job and managing employees.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of a manager.
  2. Distinguish between leadership and management.
  3. Explain the basic facets of common employment laws.
  4. Recognize best practices for communicating with employees.
  5. Describe the employee life cycle.
  6. Identify key areas of awareness for managers.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (61.31) Transitional Work Program Development Workshop
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Tina Elliott
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Returning an injured worker to the job as soon and as safely possible, before they are 100% recovered, lowers employer's costs and improves their bottom line. This workshop teaches employers how to create their company’s own transitional work (TW) plan using Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) templates and forms. Employers are welcome to bring a copy of their TW plan as well. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get assistance from BWC professionals in creating or updating your TW plan.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the importance of transitional work and BWC's Transitional Work Bonus.
  2. Define return to work strategies and services.
  3. Describe and actively update or create a new transitional work plan.
  4. Recognize when to implement your own transitional work plan.
IACET: 0.2
CCM: 3
CRC: 3
CDMS: 3
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (25.32) EHS Management Systems – ISO 45001 and ISO 14001
Track: Safety Managment
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Chris Heminger
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Companies are implementing EHS Management Systems around the globe. This session describes the key components of an EHS Management System based upon the ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 international standards. The presenter will discuss and share advice and best practices for implementing an EHS Management System with attendees.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the requirements for implementing an EHS Management System that is compliant with ISO 45001 and 14001.
  2. Summarize best practices, lessons learned, and audience experiences for implementing EHS Management Systems.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.32) Responding to Rural Farm Emergencies
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Mike Proctor
Friday, March 13, 2020 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session covers preparation for rural area emergencies as it pertains to training, equipment, and financial resources. Topics include ways to treat grain bin accidents and different injuries that a first responder may encounter, frequent hunting accidents, and ways to best help your patients in those emergencies, and ways a first responder can improve safety while responding to these rural emergencies.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify life-threatening grain bin emergencies.
  2. Explain how to treat crush emergencies and keeping the first responders safety in mind.
  3. List hunting dangers and common injuries.
  4. Recall the potential dangers to first reponders when responding to a hunting accident.
IACET: 0.1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (25.33) Toxic Release Inventories (TRI)
Track: Environmental
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Sharon Herman
Friday, March 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
If a facility processes, manufactures, or otherwise uses more than the threshold quantities of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) list of reportable substances, it is required to submit a Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) by July 1 of each year. Failure to submit can lead to enforcement action by USEPA or the state environmental agency. Learn about the TRI, the reporting criteria, and how to report your releases online in this session.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the TRI.
  2. List the three criteria your facility needs for reporting.
  3. Understand how to calculate your usage of TRI-listed chemicals.
  4. Summarize how you calculated your releases of the reportable chemicals.
  5. Describe how to use USEPA's TRI-ME web system for reporting.
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (20.33) Trauma Down on the Farm
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Joshua Hodson
Friday, March 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session addresses injuries received from livestock and the challenges of responding to calls for emergency service in a farm environment.
Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss common injuries related to livestock.
  2. Explain how to safely respond to livestock accidents.
  3. Describe scene safety related to livestock.
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (93.40) Building Trust-Based Professional Relationships
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Todd Gehrmann
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
For leaders to create a safe work environment, trust-based relationships are a must. Dysfunctional safety culture is often the result of misaligned expectations, a lack of trust, or misinterpretation. Participants will explore how to clearly define expectations and practice building trust-based relationships with colleagues. We use an experiential challenge called Market Madness to reveal the underlying psychology of trust required for effectively performing teams.
Learning Objectives: 1. Explain how to establish clear and collaborative expectations which drive safety culture.
  2. Describe how to build trust in professional relationships which result in high-performing teams.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
Sanitarian: 2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (93.32) Communicating Your Way to World Class Safety
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Communications
Speaker(s): Richard Barcum
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Effective communication and its relationship to an organization's operations is often unrealized. Ineffective communication can lead to poor safety performance in the form of increased accidents and workers’ compensation premiums, and decreased overall profits. This workshop addresses the essential elements of effective communication surrounding a world-class safety culture and how they can impact an organization's overall performance.
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the primary reasons that organizations have safety programs.
  2. Explain why safety programs fail or succeed.
  3. Describe what effective communication looks like.
  4. Identify how you can improve your overall communication.
  5. Recall the essential elements for safety success.
  6. Discuss how safety truly impacts an organization's bottom line.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
Sanitarian: 2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (93.38) Crisis Awareness
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Safety Managment
Speaker(s): Steven Click
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This crisis awareness training workshop provides participants possible examples of physical and emotional signs that a co-worker, family member, friend or the employee themselves may be in crisis after a traumatic event. This can be brought about by an incident at work, in their personal life, or as the result of the cumulative effects of exposure to traumatic situations.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize normal reactions to critical or traumatic incidents.
  2. Define techniques for dealing with critical or traumatic incidents.
IACET: 0.2
CCM: 3
CRC: 3
CDMS: 3
HRCI: 3
RN: 3
Sanitarian: 2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (93.34) Exoskeleton Limitations for Injury Prevention
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Terry Butler , Jason Gillette
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In 2019 Toyota made exoskeletons mandatory for anyone exposed to Upper Limb Localized Fatigue at or above the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists threshold limit value. This workshop explores the methodology used to define protection factors for various upper body exoskeletons used as personal protective equipment for injury prevention. Ear plugs, and respirators have protection factors, safety shoes, gloves, and safety glasses must meet specific standards and so should exoskeletons if they are used to help protect workers from injury.
Learning Objectives: 1. Summarize a basic understanding of the physical benefit of augmenting the human body while working.
  2. Define the impact of Upper Limb Localized Fatigue with and without an exoskeleton.
  3. Describe the impact of working with various weights, in various postures, with and without exoskeletons.
  4. Identify what an electromyography assessment of a shoulder support exoskeleton is during on-site job tasks.
  5. Explain how Fatigue Risk Value (%MVC) and Average EMG Amplitude (%MVC) may be used to define exoskeleton limitations (protection factors).
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (25.34) Ohio EPA Air Pollution Permit Requirements
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Environmental
Speaker(s): Olen Ackman , Jan Treadway , Michael Hopkins
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session gives the audience a basic understanding of the air pollution permit program including: when permits are needed, who to contact for assistance, what is contained in a permit, how to comply, how to apply for a permit, and how to prepare for an air pollution inspection.
Learning Objectives: 1. Distinguish and understand what types of equipment need air pollution permits.
  2. Define and understand the basic process that needs to be followed to obtain air permits.
  3. List who to contact for assistance in applying for air permits.
  4. Summarize how to apply for a permit and how to comply with a permit.
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 1
CLE: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (20.34) Ranch Rescuer or Rodeo Clown?
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Kirsten Denney
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Ever wonder what to do when called to the scene of an overturned livestock trailer? Gotten a call for a horse stuck in a pond? Or loose farm animals on the road? The presenter discusses the unique concerns of dealing with animals at your emergency scene, livestock behavior and safety considerations, equipment to have on hand, and how your team can help animals in need, even if you've never touched a horse in your life.
Learning Objectives: 1. Recognize safety considerations for large animals and personnel in a variety of situations.
  2. Identify useful tools in your arsenal or for your response team to have available no matter the event.
  3. Define appropriate methods of animal extraction from tricky predicaments.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (93.36) State of the Art Technology in LOTO for OSHA Compliance
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Nuala Mullan , Thomas Alford
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This workshop reviews the legal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and responsibilities of a compliant Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) program. Hear an overview and see demonstrations of how recent innovations have provided the ability to significantly improve usability, accuracy, reporting that help to keep your employees safe and productive, and environmental health and safety managers compliant. Learn how to leverage personal smart devices (iPhone, iPad, virtual reality goggles/glasses) to deliver LOTO procedures.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define the legal requirements and elements of an OSHA compliant LOTO program.
  2. Explain how to overcome the most common reasons why some LOTO programs fail.
  3. List the five criteria required by OSHA for each and every piece of equipment to meet as a minimum compliance.
  4. Describe how smart devices (iPhone, iPad, augmented reality) and data are used by best in class manufactures in their LOTO programs.
  5. Recall demonstrations of state of the art technologies that are applicable to safety.
IACET: 0.2
CLE: 3
EPA: 2
Sanitarian: 2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (33.34) Toxicology Principles and Applications for Health and Safety Professionals
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Andrew Maier , Scott Dotson
Friday, March 13, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Toxicology underpins many functions of the health and safety professional. Job hazard analysis, safety data sheets and hazard communication training, occupational exposure limit selection, and evaluation of chemical control options all require toxicology. This workshop provides practical knowledge on toxicology principles, current information resources on chemical hazards, and common yet challenging uses of toxicology for health and safety problems. The workshop features practical case studies and an interactive approach.
Learning Objectives: 1. Define key principles in toxicology.
  2. Identify current information resources in chemical hazard assessment.
  3. Select toxicology methods for health and safety case scenarios.
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (20.35) Treatment of Common Emergency Situations that Occur in Working K-9’s
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Adam Conn , Zachery Laker
Friday, March 13, 2020 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session describes the treatment of common emergency situations that can occur in working K-9s.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe why emergency preparedness for canines is critical for success.
  2. Explain canine cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines.
  3. Discuss appropriate response to blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma in canines.
  4. Describe canine tactical combat casualty care.
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
EMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1