CBIA's 2014 Safety & Health Conference
Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (EDT)
Save the date for CBIA’s 2014 Safety & Health Conference—the largest of its kind in the state—providing business owners and safety and HR professionals with the essential tools for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy workplace.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Philip Montgomery, CBIA
8:45 – 9:45 am
OSHA Emerging Issues and Updates
James E. Mulligan, OSHA Region I, Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs
9:45 – 10 am
10 – 11 am
What are OSHA’s Top 10 Violations?
Robert Kowalski, Area Director, Bridgeport office, OSHA
The top 10 OSHA violations for 2013 revealed a 45% increase in citations over the same list from the previous year, reaching a total of 42,502, which is 13,323 more than the total for 2012. Every regulation on the list received more violations for this past fiscal year than for 2012. Surprised?
There are no surprises with regard to which violations are on the list, and each and every one of them is preventable. Area Director Kowalski will walk us through the violations and give advice on how you can make sure your company has proper procedures and policies in place so you do NOT get a Top 10 citation.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 101
Dr. Edward Goldberg, Manager, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery & Threat Assessment, Northeast Utilities
Don’t let storms, power outages, pandemics, fires and floods be disasters for your business. Learn how to create your own business continuity and disaster recovery plans using a free template while getting all of your planning questions answered. Dr. Ed Goldberg will present Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 101, a quick start learning session to get you and your business on the road to resiliency.
11 am – 11:15
11:15 – 12:15 am
U.S. GHS Update
Denese Deeds, CIH, Senior Consultant, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.
The deadline for the chemical manufacturer requirements of the new OSHA Hazcom Standard is only 1 year away. OSHA has issued new guidance and interpretations. Denese will explore the latest developments in the U.S. and update us on developments in Canada related to adoption of the GHS.
Fall Protection ABCD’s
Chris Caron, President, American Safety & Supply
This presentation will be an awareness level session covering Anchorage, Body Connecting (Harnesses), Connectors and Decent/Rescue. Chris will put special emphasis on basic standards, Clearance and Donning/Doffing. He will also lead an in-depth discussion on Inspection and if time permits, we will do some hands-on inspections.
12:15 – 1 pm
1 – 2 pm
Electrical Safety (NFPA70 E) for General Industry
Mark Haskins, CSP, Principal Consultant, Practical Safety Solutions
The potential electrocution of workers has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA’s electrical standards for the general industry are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electrocution and electric shock, as well as fires and explosions. Mark will address these standards, focusing on how their proper application can keep all your employees safe.
Mental Health First Aid: How You Can Keep Your Employees Safe
Karen Kiley and Robert Griffin, Community Peer Specialists, ValueOptions Connecticut Engagement Center
Bleeding or choking usually comes to mind when people think about first aid, but an employee’s mental outlook can also create dangerous situations.
A good attitude can go a long way toward preventing accidents in the first place. Learn to recognize the signs that a co-worker or employee might be under stress or have issues that can lead them to be a danger to themselves or others on the job.
2 – 3 pm
Effective Safety Enforcement and Employee Accountability
Chip Darius, OHST, CET, CSHO, Founder and President, Safety Priority Consultants, LLC
The safety professional’s goal must be to establish clear and reasonable standards that are consistently and effectively enforced—holding employees and managers accountable—in order to achieve respect for both the standards and the process.
Heavy-handed enforcement instills fear and discourages employee involvement in safe production. Loose or inconsistent enforcement breeds disrespect and encourages rule-breaking. Rules that are not enforced have no influence at all, which measurably harms the company and its employees.
Success can only be achieved when human resources, safety professionals, and production managers collaborate rather than compete. In this session you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, from a seasoned safety consultant who has worked with over 750 client companies in more than 30 states.
3 – 3:15 pm
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