"Demystifying Risk for the Safety and Health Professional"
The role of the OSH professional continues to change from a hazard identification and corrective action approach to on the now includes assessing and managing risk and methodologies to accomplish this task. The primary reason for this step change is that organizations are emphasizing the cost of risk as a key performance indicator to their stakeholders. The OSH professional will be called upon to use a variety of tools to effectively and efficiently impact the cost of this business risk. The OSH professional must move from regulatory compliance and become a strategic business partner to effect change. Assessing and managing safety risk from the viewpoint of inputs and outputs is a method to reduce operational risks of the business to as low as reasonably practicable. We believe that that hazards create the risk and understanding the need to effectively us a risk based method is needed now and into the future. The session will provide the attendees with a roadmap to successful outcomes to effort reflected to injury and illness prevention and risk reduction.
"Let Technology Generate Your Leading Indicators"
This course will show you how to improve your safety outcomes by using technology to generate leading indicators. The course will focus on six leading indicators --- one for each element of OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs (OSHA 3885).
These six leading indicators include:
"After Action Review of Company COVID-19 Response"
By the date of this conference, most if not all businesses and industries will be open and in full operation after the total shut-don due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducting an after-action review of this event or series of events from the company’s point of view and workers’ point of view will give management the necessary guidance and information to update and improve the Plan for the next situation that may cause a business to have to cease operations due to no fault of their own then start back up after an extended period of time.
This presentation is not based on any specific industry or company however will be very much an open-discussion with questions posed to the audience incorporating their responses into the overall presentation discussion.
The audience will gain an appreciation for an after-action review of the development and implementation of a Plan to continue operations, re-start operations, or ramp up operations after the lockdown due to COVID-19. We will have reviewed what went right, what did not work, and what can be done to improve the Plan for the next pandemic or other situation that may cause a business to have to cease operations due to no fault of their own then start back up after an extended period of time. The audience will understand the need to update the Plan on a regular basis and review it with the management team.
"Severe Injury and Fatality Prevention at Range Resources"
An overview of possible shortcomings of historical safety dogma couple with suggestions for potential avenues to purse for improvement in the area of severe injury and fatality prevention.
The audience will increase their knowledge in the field of Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) prevention by exploring one companies endeavor to do just that.
"OSHA Susan Harwood Grant Training Opportunities"
OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension Service has successfully been awarded several targeted topic training grants for workers in the oil and gas industry. Participants will learn how they can become active in this program, training opportunities for their workers and how to serve as a curriculum advisor.
Participants will be able to identify safety and health training opportunities and materials.
Participants will learn how to actively serve as a curriculum advisor for training.
"Mentorship and the Professional Growth of Safety and Health Professionals"
Professional growth in the Health and Safety Profession requires passion, professional plan for growth, help from others, and a willingness to help others succeed. This presentation will identify ways to develop the plan for growth, how to seek help from others, and how to utilize your own skills to not only help others but continue to develop your own development. Many seasoned/successful professionals will tell you that they did not get to where they are alone. Some key parts of professional development is participation in professional organizations, effective learning skills at seminars, interaction with other professionals at professional and casual events, and how to ask others for assistance. The panel discussion will focus on the experiences of others and how they got to where they are in the profession and answer questions from the attendees on how to help with professional development.
Presentation to be followed by a panel discussion with Lucinette Alvarado, Bec Corvin, Raffie Sessa and Michele Slinkard.
The outcome of this presentation is to provide the tools for growth, identify others who can and are willing to help with your professional growth, and how to prepare for a rewarding career.