2017 Safety/Environmental or Regulation

Jun 6, 2017


Safety/Environmental/Regulation

Build your knowledge and skills in the areas of safety, environmental health, and regulations with sessions on Contractor Safety Management, Surveillance, OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule and many more!

Standard: $297.50

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Getting it Right: Contractor Safety Management in a Complex World

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Getting it Right: Contractor Safety Management in a Complex World

Apr 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 9:00am

Credits: None available.

Large or small, organizations increasingly rely on contractors. It has become more difficult to “get it right” in these complex relationships. You will learn about research conducted by the Campbell Institute that revealed a simple but comprehensive lifecycle approach that can be used to manage all stages of contractor relationships, from pre-qualification, risk assessment, and training to on-job monitoring and post-job evaluation. Using a multi-method analysis of the best in EHS, this research not only outlines the principles all organizations need to consider – it looks critically at where organizations most often struggle and offers suggestions for process improvements.

  • Identify the crucial stages of the contractor relationship lifecycle.
  • Discuss best practices to mitigate the top compromising factors using contractors.
  • Define the common challenges world-class companies face in managing contractor safety.

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Standard: $50.00

OSHA's New Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

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OSHA's New Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule

Apr 25, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 9:00am

Credits: None available.

Occupational exposure to airborne crystalline silica (CS) particles is associated with increased risk of development of silicosis (a fibrotic lung disease), lung cancer, and kidney disease. In 2016, the Occupational Safety and HealthAdministration (OSHA) promulgated a new rule on workplace exposures to CS, including a lower, more protective PEL and provisions for exposure assessment. This session provides an overview of the industrial toxicology and hygiene of occupational exposures to CS and outlines the requirements of the new OSHA CS rule.

  • Identify jobs and industries where exposure to crystalline silica may be a concern, the adverse health effects of overexposure to crystalline silica and common approaches for measuring and controlling occupational exposure.
  • Discuss the major requirements of the new OSHA crystalline silica rule and its medical surveillance requirements.

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Standard: $50.00

The Ballad of the Green Beret......Lead Surveillance Program

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The Ballad of the Green Beret......Lead Surveillance Program

Apr 25, 2017 11:00am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 12:30pm

Credits: None available.

Men and women of the military have an increased lead exposure hazard by the nature of their job. Specifically, the Special Forces community of the Army has a significant exposure due to the weapons required for their mission. Because of this high exposure, Unites States Army Special Operations Command has recently introduced a new regulation pertaining specifically to Green Berets in an effort to decrease blood lead levels in this targeted population. While this session is a synopsis of the program initiation, education, and challenges that face this unique problem and population, it has application in any setting or with any group of workers with a lead exposure.

  • Identify lead exposure hazards and why it is still a hazard in today’s society.
  • Explain the differences between OHSA regulations vs. United States Army Special Operations Command Regulations (USASOC), how they happened and who is responsible.
  • Describe the challenges with lead monitoring in the case study and any population.

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Standard: $50.00

Assessment, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement of Your Surveillance Program

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Assessment, Evaluation and Continuous Improvement of Your Surveillance Program

Apr 26, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Apr 26, 2017 2:30pm

Credits: None available.

This session will examine the medical monitoring that should take place for employees, depending on individual exposures. Review some of the potential hazards that are found in organizations and the medical surveillance programs recommended to address them. We will focus on how to identify gaps in surveillance programs and how programs can evolve with cross-discipline collaboration.

  • Discuss using the hierarchy of controls to remove or reduce hazards.
  • Discuss how to do a risk assessment prior to building a surveillance program, using AIHA Occupational Health Risk Assessment tools and Job Hazard Analysis and how to develop collaborations between other disciplines within the industry to help drive compliance.
  • Discuss examples of hazards in the workplace and the clinical effects that might manifest in the employee and the tools needed to establish and continually improve a medical surveillance program.

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Standard: $50.00

Becoming a Benchmark: A Case Study in Safety Performance Transformation

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Becoming a Benchmark: A Case Study in Safety Performance Transformation

Apr 27, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 9:30am

Credits: None available.

After embarking on a journey of safety excellence, one facility at a leading global manufacturing company transformed its safety performance from worst to world-class through proven processes that established a pro-active culture of trust, engagement and recognition. During this presentation, you will examine a case study to identify implications for your organization’s safety program.

  • Describe how using the results of a cultural assessment can focus improvement efforts.
  • List factors that reflect the presence of safety activities instead of relying on the absence of injuries.
  • Outline techniques for effective recognition to encourage employee engagement and positive worker safety behaviors.

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Standard: $50.00

Active Shooter Mitigation and Response

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Active Shooter Mitigation and Response

Apr 27, 2017 8:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2017 9:30am

Credits: None available.

Today, there is an increased awareness and concern about violence in the healthcare setting. While a very small percentage of violence cannot be prevented, mitigation is key to preventing and reducing the chance of a violent event occurring in your hospital or any setting. This session will guide you through steps to take to mitigate threats of violence.

  • Describe what is a threat of violence.
  • List proven methods to mitigate threats of violence.
  • Outline actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario.

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Standard: $50.00