Safety Directors' Conference Program

Monday
2020-01-20
Tuesday
2020-01-21
Wednesday
2020-01-22
Thursday
2020-01-23
Friday
2020-01-24
Saturday
2020-01-25
12:30 - 18:30
Pre Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Course

Do you want to offer more to your company and upgrade your trainer skills?  Join us for a free Pre-Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Training Course. Complete approximately 12 hours of provided online training, then participate in 2 classroom sessions Pre-Conference (Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) to obtain initial certification as an ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor! Enrollment is limited to 12 students, so register now, before the December 30, 2019 cut-off date.

08:00
Pre Conference Renewal Instructor Update Session

Did you take an ASHI Instructor Course at a previous MCAA Convention?  Do you need to renew your Instructor Status?  Join us Pre-Conference, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to:  Indicate your intent to renew your instructor status;  participate in a group session to review skills; get information about 2020 Science Guidelines Updates; learn about new processes for ordering certification cards; and preview materials for teaching Advanced Bleeding Control and Narcan Administration. Seating is limited, so please register now, before the January 3, 2020 cut-off date!

09:00 - 12:00
Pre Conference CPR/AED Provider Course

Have you ever wanted to learn how to perform life-saving CPR?  Do you want to refresh your skills or knowledge?  Join us for a free Pre-Conference CPR/AED Provider Course.  Class will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  Students will learn and practice CPR/AED and Choking Relief skills.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a CPR/AED certification card valid for 2 years. Seating is limited, so please register now, before the January 3, 2020 cut-off date!

09:00 - 12:00
Pre Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Course (Cont.)

Do you want to offer more to your company and upgrade your trainer skills?  Join us for a free Pre-Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Training Course. Complete approximately 12 hours of provided online training, then participate in 2 classroom sessions Pre-Conference (Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) to obtain initial certification as an ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor! Enrollment is limited to 12 students, so register now, before the December 30, 2019 cut-off date.

12:00
General Registration
12:30 - 12:45
First Time Attendee Orientation
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Tracy Haus
Safety Director, Baker Group
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Jason Bleak
Partner, Industrial Piping and Welding
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Don Campbell
Vice President, P1 Group
13:00
Kickoff

MCAA President Brian Helm will welcome attendees and provide perspective on MCAA’s safety initiative and its value to contractors and the industry. MCAA welcomes our UA members to the conference, and notes that there is nothing more important than the safety of everyone working in our companies and on our jobsites.

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Brian Helm
President, Mechanical, Inc. & President of MCAA
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: Helmets vs. Hardhats for Construction

Learn about the construction industry’s slow trend away from hardhats and into helmets. In this session you’ll discover the advantages of helmets over hardhats for worker safety, why many of the arguments against helmets are unfounded, and the cost of outfitting workers with helmets.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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George Stallings
CPMR, QSSP, Sales Solutions Inc
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: The Benefits of Professional Safety Certifications for You and Your Company

Discover the benefits of professional safety certifications, not just for yourself, but also for your company as it competes for business in the marketplace. This session explores the certifications that are available to you through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and helps you determine which of them would be most beneficial to you and your company.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Josh Franklin
Senior Director, Strategic Advancement, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: Recordable vs. Questionable Injuries

Study the gray areas concerning the recordability of injuries, and the best ways to address questionable injuries. This session will help you understand which work-related injuries are recordable, and how to protect your company when dealing with injury claims that are questionable regarding work-relatedness, extent of injury, fraud, etc.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Adele Abrams
Attorney and Certified Mine Safety Professional, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: Gauging Employees’ Safety Perceptions

Realize the most effective way to learn what your workers really think about the safety and health in their workplaces. This session will provide you with the information you need to prepare an effective employee safety perception survey. It will also show you how to present the survey to get truthful, genuine responses from your workers, and provide useful information for your company.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Brandon Hody
Safety and Occupational Health Professional, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: State-of-the-Art Technology for Mechanical Service and Construction Fleet Safety

Come to know the state-of-the-art fleet safety technologies that can help your company minimize worker injuries from vehicle accidents and protect its fleet from collision damage and other losses. This session covers the latest in driver monitoring devices and distracted driver prevention technologies.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Del Lisk
Chief Fleet Safety Liaison, Lytx
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: Helmets vs. Hardhats for Construction

Learn about the construction industry’s slow trend away from hardhats and into helmets. In this session you’ll discover the advantages of helmets over hardhats for worker safety, why many of the arguments against helmets are unfounded, and the cost of outfitting workers with helmets.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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George Stallings
CPMR, QSSP, Sales Solutions Inc
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: The Benefits of Professional Safety Certifications for You and Your Company

Discover the benefits of professional safety certifications, not just for yourself, but also for your company as it competes for business in the marketplace. This session explores the certifications that are available to you through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and helps you determine which of them would be most beneficial to you and your company.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Josh Franklin
Senior Director, Strategic Advancement, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: Recordable vs. Questionable Injuries

Study the gray areas concerning the recordability of injuries, and the best ways to address questionable injuries. This session will help you understand which work-related injuries are recordable, and how to protect your company when dealing with injury claims that are questionable regarding work-relatedness, extent of injury, fraud, etc.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Adele Abrams
Attorney and Certified Mine Safety Professional, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: Gauging Employees’ Safety Perceptions

Realize the most effective way to learn what your workers really think about the safety and health in their workplaces. This session will provide you with the information you need to prepare an effective employee safety perception survey. It will also show you how to present the survey to get truthful, genuine responses from your workers, and provide useful information for your company.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Brandon Hody
Safety and Occupational Health Professional, Concurrent Technologies Corporation
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: State-of-the-Art Technology for Mechanical Service and Construction Fleet Safety

Come to know the state-of-the-art fleet safety technologies that can help your company minimize worker injuries from vehicle accidents and protect its fleet from collision damage and other losses. This session covers the latest in driver monitoring devices and distracted driver prevention technologies.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

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Del Lisk
Chief Fleet Safety Liaison, Lytx
16:00 - 17:00
Pushing the Envelope: Being the Best When It Counts

Come prepared to be motivated to rise to a level that you’ve never considered before and learn to navigate unexpected changes in your organization and personal life at this incredibly inspiring presentation by United States Air Force Colonel Nicole Malachowski. The Colonel is a former fighter jet squadron commander, combat veteran, and the first female in history to become a U.S.A.F. Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron Pilot.

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Colonel Nicole Malachowski
17:00 - 20:30
Opening Night Reception/Exhibit
06:30 - 07:45
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00
Preventing Human Error

Uncover the role that human physiology plays in our workers’ everyday actions, so that you’ll be better prepared to establish the interventions necessary to reduce workplace accidents. This session explores what’s behind human performance, and why we need to change our perception of human error to effectively improve safety and health in our workplaces.

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Todd Conklin
Former Senior Advisor for Organizational and Safety Culture, Los Alamos National Laboratory
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Make Your Own Company-Specific Safety Training Video Clips for Free

Improve the effectiveness of your company’s safety training resources by creating your own worker safety training video clips that are specific to your company’s applications and needs. This session will show you how to develop and produce high quality short-duration safety training video clips using existing equipment and free, easily accessible apps.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Skipper Kendrick
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Technologies for Engineering a Healthier Workplace

Wrap your brain around the latest wearable technology that could help you provide an ergonomically healthier workplace. This session introduces affordable, lightweight arm supporting technology that helps reduce the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries brought on by repetitive motion and/or static elevation of the arms.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Kirk Stema
Vice President of Sales, Levitate Technologies, Inc.
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: ASSE Series 12000 Infection Control and Water Management Programs

Learn why mechanical construction and service workers performing in hospitals, nursing homes, funeral homes and other facilities where exposure to waterborne, airborne and bloodborne pathogens can be prevalent, are not protected from the pathogens by the rules, standards, and procedures in place for protecting the facility’s patients, staff, and the general public. This session will show you when and how the ASSE Series 12000 standard should come into play.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Scott Hamilton
Senior Director, IAPMO/ASSE
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Working Through the Aftermath of a Fatality or Extreme Injury

Determine how best to work through the days, weeks, months, and years that follow a tragic workplace fatality or severe injury. This session includes a true case study that explores a recent steel piping system pressure testing incident that resulted in a fatality.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Don Campbell
Vice President, P1 Group
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: New Ergonomics Training Resources for the Construction Industry

Acquire knowledge about musculoskeletal issues and protections for mechanical construction workers. Low back and shoulder injuries have been the most common injuries in our industry. This reality is exacerbated by the fact that more than 50% of our workforce is 45 years old or older. This session walks you through establishing an effective construction industry ergonomics program as part of your company’s overall safety and health program.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Ann Marie Dale
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Make Your Own Company-Specific Safety Training Videos for Free

Improve the effectiveness of your company’s safety training resources by creating your own worker safety training video clips that are specific to your company’s applications and needs. This session will show you how to develop and produce high quality short-duration safety training video clips using existing equipment and free, easily accessible apps.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Skipper Kendrick
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Technologies for Engineering a Healthier Workplace

Wrap your brain around the latest wearable technology that could help you provide an ergonomically healthier workplace. This session introduces affordable, lightweight arm supporting technology that helps reduce the occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries brought on by repetitive motion and/or static elevation of the arms.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Kirk Stema
Vice President of Sales, Levitate Technologies, Inc.
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: ASSE Series 12000 Infection Control and Water Management Programs

Learn why mechanical construction and service workers performing in hospitals, nursing homes, funeral homes and other facilities where exposure to waterborne, airborne and bloodborne pathogens can be prevalent, are not protected from the pathogens by the rules, standards, and procedures in place for protecting the facility’s patients, staff, and the general public. This session will show you when and how the ASSE Series 12000 standard should come into play.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Scott Hamilton
Senior Director, IAPMO/ASSE
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Working Through the Aftermath of a Fatality or Extreme Injury

Determine how best to work through the days, weeks, months, and years that follow a tragic workplace fatality or severe injury. This session includes a true case study that explores a recent steel piping system pressure testing incident that resulted in a fatality.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Don Campbell
Vice President, P1 Group
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: New Ergonomics Training Resources for the Construction Industry

Acquire knowledge about musculoskeletal issues and protections for mechanical construction workers. Low back and shoulder injuries have been the most common injuries in our industry. This reality is exacerbated by the fact that more than 50% of our workforce is 45 years old or older. This session walks you through establishing an effective construction industry ergonomics program as part of your company’s overall safety and health program.

 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

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Ann Marie Dale
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine
11:30 - 12:30
Luncheon
12:45 - 15:00
Open Topic Breakout Sessions
15:30 - 21:00
Team Building Event: Top Golf
06:30 - 07:45
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00
Crisis Communications

Equip yourself to properly handle a crisis at your company, such as an employee fatality, extremely severe injury, or an incident resulting in fatalities or severe injuries to other companies’ workers. At this session you’ll learn how to properly and effectively communicate with all stakeholders in a crisis, including how to respond to questions, and control the flow of information.

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Anthony Huey
Owner, Reputation Management Associates
09:10 - 09:20
Announcement of the 2020 MILWAUKEE TOOL Safety Professional of the Year

The big moment: Raffi Eichemmas will announce the winner of the 2020 MILWAUKEE TOOL Safety Professional of the Year award!

09:20 - 11:00
What’s Working for Your Colleagues

Come prepared to share the safety initiatives that are working for your company with all your MCAA teammates. In this session you’ll also get a status report on the MCAA/UA proposed ANSI industry consensus standard for safe pressure testing of steel and copper piping systems (ANSI/ASSP A10.35), and you’ll explore an MCAA safety and health committee member’s experience working through a  3rd party work-related injury.

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Don Jackson
Corporate Safety Director, W. Soule & Company
11:00 - 12:00
How to Defend Your Safety Training to OSHA and Other Authorities

Gain the knowledge you need to establish an affirmative defense against an OSHA citation for a worker safety training issue. This session will help you get properly prepared long before OSHA ever shows up on your jobsite. You’ll discover what’s needed to successfully defend your company’s safety training to the Secretary of Labor (OSHA), administrative law judges, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and the circuit courts of appeal.

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Daniel Snyder
Occupational Safety and Health Professional
12:00
Conference Concludes
13:30 - 17:30
Post Conference NFPA 70E Instructor Qualification Course

The knowledge you’ll gain from this post-conference course will qualify you to teach the current contents of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standard on Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E). Two outstanding, incredibly engaging instructors from NFPA will walk you through the different parts of the standard and help you grasp its applications to mechanical service work on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. The cost of presenting this course is being partially underwritten by MCAA. Attendees will be required to pay a registration fee of $435, which includes 20-hours of world class education on the 70E standard, the NFPA 70E student workbook, the NFPA 70E facilitator guide, and access to NFPA’s 70E PowerPoint presentation. To ensure the best possible learning experience for each participant, the class size is limited to 30 students.

08:00 - 17:00
Post Conference NFPA 70E Instructor Qualification Course

The knowledge you’ll gain from this post-conference course will qualify you to teach the current contents of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standard on Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E). Two outstanding, incredibly engaging instructors from NFPA will walk you through the different parts of the standard and help you grasp its applications to mechanical service work on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. The cost of presenting this course is being partially underwritten by MCAA. Attendees will be required to pay a registration fee of $435, which includes 20-hours of world class education on the 70E standard, the NFPA 70E student workbook, the NFPA 70E facilitator guide, and access to NFPA’s 70E PowerPoint presentation. To ensure the best possible learning experience for each participant, the class size is limited to 30 students.

08:00 - 17:00
Post Conference NFPA 70E Instructor Qualification Course

The knowledge you’ll gain from this post-conference course will qualify you to teach the current contents of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standard on Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPA 70E). Two outstanding, incredibly engaging instructors from NFPA will walk you through the different parts of the standard and help you grasp its applications to mechanical service work on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. The cost of presenting this course is being partially underwritten by MCAA. Attendees will be required to pay a registration fee of $435, which includes 20-hours of world class education on the 70E standard, the NFPA 70E student workbook, the NFPA 70E facilitator guide, and access to NFPA’s 70E PowerPoint presentation. To ensure the best possible learning experience for each participant, the class size is limited to 30 students.

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Top Golf Team Building Event!

Whatever your sport, you'll make new contacts and have a great time at this year's team building event! We'll have pros to help with your swing, lots of food and beverages, and you can continue the networking with your fellow TEAM MCAA members at this fun event.