Safety Directors' Conference Program

Monday
2019-01-21
Tuesday
2019-01-22
Wednesday
2019-01-23
Thursday
2019-01-24
Friday
2019-01-25
Saturday
2019-01-26
12:30 - 18:30
Pre-Conference CPR/AED Instructor’s Course
09:00 - 12:00
Pre-Conference CPR/AED Instructor’s (Cont.) and Users Courses
12:00
General Registration
12:30 - 12:45
First Time Attendee Orientation
Jason Bleak
Don Campbell
Tracy Haus
13:00
Kickoff
Cheryl Ambrose
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: STSC, CHST, ASP & CSP Professional Safety Certifications
Erica Poff
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: The Back-Saver System

Given that the largest portion of all health/safety costs for any employer are directly attributable to only 3 maladies:1)Fatigue/Diabetes, 2)Low Back Pain, and 3)Heart Disease, this unique, lively presentation ultimately focuses on the costliest, most common injury in all of safety/health; Low Back Pain, but highlights much farther-reaching implications for worker safety and the integration with health, included is a demonstration on how to put your own back, “back in”. In sharp contrast to traditional approaches, this new, ground-breaking approach dramatically reduces expenses and has been demonstrated for companies nationwide by challenging the long-held beliefs that aerobics, core/strengthening or “correct lifting” have been effective, since none of these have shown cost savings or back injury reductions. Usable in all work settings, any age group and in a fraction of the time of the usual wellness programs. No abstractions or “fluff”, just real, immediately usable information.

Peter Guske
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: SmartVid

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that promises to fundamentally change industries including automotive, medical imaging, and customer service. But when and how will it matter to construction? In this session, Mike will share how Smartvid.io’s AI engine called Vinnie is helping dramatically improve safety today.  Mike will share customer case studies highlighting how Vinnie can automatically see and hear safety hazards on jobsites, providing project teams with “more eyes on site” and better insights to use in avoiding accidents, prioritizing safety trainings, and assigning resources.

Mike Perozek
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: CareOnSite- Telemedicine
David Kaz
13:30 - 14:30
Breakout 1A: Safety Leadership and Group Dynamics

‘Pathfinder: Safety Leadership and Group Dynamics’ focuses on improving workplace safety by taking the whole team ‘back to the beginning.’ The inclusion of ‘human consideration’ as a focus driver, is the key element of an effective approach strategy to significantly reduce injury risk.

Program Outline Includes:

  • Understand the ‘Safety Leadership’ concept – “What It Is, and What It Is Not.”
  • Discuss, Compare and Contrast current challenges and risks encountered in typical facility and construction plans, and how ‘group dynamics’ can be effective in the reduction of risk.
  • Determine and Apply the ‘human considerations’ approach to positive team development, as an injury prevention and risk reduction strategy.
  • Personal Observations and Experiences
Rick Devine
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: Safety Leadership and Group Dynamics

‘Pathfinder: Safety Leadership and Group Dynamics’ focuses on improving workplace safety by taking the whole team ‘back to the beginning.’ The inclusion of ‘human consideration’ as a focus driver, is the key element of an effective approach strategy to significantly reduce injury risk.

Program Outline Includes:

  • Understand the ‘Safety Leadership’ concept – “What It Is, and What It Is Not.”
  • Discuss, Compare and Contrast current challenges and risks encountered in typical facility and construction plans, and how ‘group dynamics’ can be effective in the reduction of risk.
  • Determine and Apply the ‘human considerations’ approach to positive team development, as an injury prevention and risk reduction strategy.
  • Personal Observations and Experiences
Rick Devine
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: SmartVid

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that promises to fundamentally change industries including automotive, medical imaging, and customer service. But when and how will it matter to construction? In this session, Mike will share how Smartvid.io’s AI engine called Vinnie is helping dramatically improve safety today.  Mike will share customer case studies highlighting how Vinnie can automatically see and hear safety hazards on jobsites, providing project teams with “more eyes on site” and better insights to use in avoiding accidents, prioritizing safety trainings, and assigning resources.

Mike Perozek
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: CareOnSite- Telemedicine
David Kaz
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: STSC, CHST, ASP & CSP Professional Safety Certifications
Erica Poff
14:40 - 15:40
Breakout 1B: The Back-Saver System

Given that the largest portion of all health/safety costs for any employer are directly attributable to only 3 maladies:1)Fatigue/Diabetes, 2)Low Back Pain, and 3)Heart Disease, this unique, lively presentation ultimately focuses on the costliest, most common injury in all of safety/health; Low Back Pain, but highlights much farther-reaching implications for worker safety and the integration with health, included is a demonstration on how to put your own back, “back in”. In sharp contrast to traditional approaches, this new, ground-breaking approach dramatically reduces expenses and has been demonstrated for companies nationwide by challenging the long-held beliefs that aerobics, core/strengthening or “correct lifting” have been effective, since none of these have shown cost savings or back injury reductions. Usable in all work settings, any age group and in a fraction of the time of the usual wellness programs. No abstractions or “fluff”, just real, immediately usable information.

Peter Guske
16:00 - 17:00
Keynote: Don’t Count on Second Chances

Witness Mercedes describe surviving the tragic 1995 commercial airline crash that killed 160 people, including her parents, and how complacency with the airliner’s safety functions led to the crash.

Mercedes Ramirez Johnson
Keynote Speaker
17:00 - 20:30
Opening Night Reception/Exhibit
06:30 - 07:45
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00
The Future of Safety in America

Immediate past Assistant Secretary of Labor (OSHA) Dr. David Michaels kicks off day two of the conference with his presentation on the future of safety. Learn what to expect in the United States over the next five to ten years concerning mechanical construction and service industry safety and health.

Dr. David Michaels
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Suspension Trauma

Fall Protection is the most frequently cited standard by OSHA, yet falls from height remains a leading cause of death and injury in the workplace.  In this hands on course, the ABC’s of Fall Protection will be outlined with a focus on the importance of harness design and fit and how it effects performance in the event of a fall.  Prolonged suspension in a full body harness after a fall arrest can cause orthostatic intolerance.  Research indicates that suspension in a full body harness can result in unconsciousness, followed by death, in less than 30 minutes. This training provides employees and employers with important information about the hazards of suspension trauma and rescue when using fall arrest systems.

Chad Lingerfelt
Josh Rizzo
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Traversing Marijuana and Post Accident Drug Testing Traps
Adele Abrams
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Exoskeleton Technology

How can technology impact production, quality, and efficiency? The future is now!!  Come hear how exoskeletons can impact fatigue and productivity by building a safer and healthier workforce.

Brian Roberts
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: UA Virtual Safety Training
Chris Haslinger
Mike deSimon
09:15 - 10:15
Breakout 2A: Construction Safety Tools from NIOSH & CPWR
Jim Maddux
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Exoskeleton Technology

How can technology impact production, quality, and efficiency? The future is now!!  Come hear how exoskeletons can impact fatigue and productivity by building a safer and healthier workforce

Brian Roberts
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Traversing Marijuana and Post Accident Drug Testing Traps
Adele Abrams
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: UA Virtual Safety Training
Mike deSimon
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Suspension Trauma
Chad Lingerfelt
Josh Rizzo
10:30 - 11:30
Breakout 2B: Construction Safety Tools from NIOSH & CPWR
Jim Maddux
11:30 - 12:30
Luncheon
12:45 - 15:00
Open Topic Breakout Sessions
15:30 - 21:00
Team Building Event: Universal Studios

Buses leave at 3:30 pm. You will have free time in the park followed by a reception and friendly competition at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.

06:30 - 07:45
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00
Making Your Training Messages Memorable

Learn how to make your safety training messages and other presentations unforgettable with international presenter Anthony Huey, who provides participants with pragmatic communications tools, tips, and techniques that can be put to use immediately.

Anthony Huey
09:00 - 09:30
The UA Standard for Safety
Cheryl Ambrose
09:45 - 11:15
What’s Working for Your Colleagues

Prepare to engage in an open mic session designed to encourage collaboration between Safety Leaders from the UA and Industry. Stand up, speak up and share safety practices, methods for training, or any other innovations that have had a positive impact on your workers safety performance.

Don Jackson
Corporate Safety Director, W. Soule & Company
11:30 - 12:30
The Energized Approach for Creating a Safe-Healthy Productive Workplace

Companies frequently introduce safety programs that fall short of expectations. More often than not the problems aren’t with the programs themselves; the problems are the environment into which these programs are launched and the methods used to develop, implement and support them. “The Energized Approach” introduces the 10 essential energy sources that drive successful programs and offers a time-tested strategy that reduces resistance, maximizes participation and creates an environment that is conducive to success.

Michael Melnik
12:30
Conference Concludes
13:30 - 17:30
Post Conference ASP Exam Preparation Workshop
Dan Snyder
08:00 - 17:00
Post Conference ASP Exam Preparation Workshop
Dan Snyder
08:00 - 17:00
Post Conference ASP Exam Preparation Workshop
Dan Snyder
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Universal Studios Team Building Event

Continue the networking and team building with your fellow TEAM MCAA members at Universal Studios where time in the park, the evening reception, and some friendly competition will bring the TEAM MCAA family even closer together.