Registration and continental breakfast with sponsors and exhibitors
Culture Change through Improved Safety Metrics
Michael Fackler, CSP, ARM, Founder and Chief Safety Strategist, Caliber Safety
David Valentine, Consultant, Caliber Safety
When it comes to safety, what you measure is as important as how measure. How does your organization measure safety performance? Still using incident rates and loss-time days? How an organization measures safety provides critical insights into the structural, procedural and cultural drivers of safety performance. Learn why measuring safety with accident-based metrics actually makes your organization less safe, and works against your efforts to create a culture where safety is valued. Start changing your culture by changing how you measure safety.
Achieving OSH Excellence with OSHA’s Safety Management Model & VPP
Bill Simkins, CSP, W.E. Simkins & Associates
Danny Vernon, Kentucky Safe - VPP Program Manager, Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Jeff Clark, EHS Manager, WestRock Nicholasville Food & Beverage Packaging
Brian Black, VPP Administrator, Kentucky Labor Cabinet
Butch Collins, Safety Director, Nucor Steel Gallatin
Greg Gibson, CSP, Safety Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Invited)
Kentucky’s Voluntary Protection Partnership (VPP) is a program offered by the Division of Education and Training to recognize and promote exemplary safety and health performance in the workplace. In order to achieve this OSH recognition employer participants must meet rigorous qualifying criterion which includes a, functioning, effective, OSH Safety Management System, which will undergo an extensive on-site evaluation. Once certified, program partners enjoy many benefits from OSHA, and fellow VPP companies across KY and the U.S. including Best Practices sharing and removal from the general scheduled inspections list.
Workplace Violence Prevention: It’s not Just About Shooters
George Adams, Esq., Attorney, Fisher Phillips
Todd Logsdon, Esq., Attorney, Fisher & Phillips LLP
With ever-increasing workplace violence situations, companies continue to grapple with what measures should be taken to prevent shootings and/or violence in the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,790 employees missed one or more days of work in 2018 because of an intentional non-fatal injury inflicted by another person. An additional 757 were intentionally killed in the workplace in 2018. No one knows how often workplace violence goes unreported. Workplace violence is estimated to cost employers billions each year, including legal fees and damage awards. Employers can potentially be held liable for their employees' violent acts, even when such acts are intentional and outside the scope of employment. This session will address sources of liability and types of workplace violence ranging from bullying to active shooters. This session will cover preventative measures (both generally and in various circumstances), personal safety tips, and other important information.
ISO 45001: The New Gold Standard of Workplace Safety
Robert Smith, Executive Director, Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions
In March 2018, after a five year process involving more than 70 countries, a new international Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) standard, ISO 45001, was published. The standard seeks to set a new benchmark in global OH&S and will result in companies significantly reducing their workplace injuries and illnesses while dramatically improving employee productivity and quality which will led to increased profitability. It provides a framework to significantly improve organizational safety and health performance through a risk management system, while increasing operational excellence and positively impacting a company’s sustainability and social responsibility programs. This interactive panel discussion will examine the benefits of becoming ISO 45001 – certified and provide a detailed overview on how to achieve this status.
Lunch with sponsors and exhibitors
Wait! We Didn’t Retaliate – Understanding an OSHA Whistleblower Investigation
Chantell Foley, Esq., Attorney, Fisher Phillips
Todd Logsdon, Esq., Attorney, Fisher Phillips
Being involved in an OSHA whistleblower investigation can be challenging for employers, especially those unfamiliar with the process. OSHA’s notice of suit letters often reference citations to various legal statutes, contain a complaint summarizing the claimant’s allegations, and require that the employer collect and provide an abundance of information in a short time period. In addition, an employer is required to provide a response and may be required to produce employees for witness interviews. The goal of this session will be to provide an easy and digestible roadmap that employers can use to navigate through this process.
Ask the Experts
Bobbi K. Samples, CSP, Owner / Principal Consultant, The Safety Firm, LLC
Barry Spurlock, Esq., CSP, Attorney, Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University Bill Simkins, CSP, W.E. Simkins & Associates
Moderator: Todd Logsdon, Esq., Attorney, Fisher Phillips
In this session you’ll have the opportunity to get your most pressing OSH-related questions, on OSHA compliance, Best Practices, legal concerns and Safety Management, answered by our expert presenters This is a MUST ATTEND session!
3rd Annual OSH Management Conference adjourns