CBIA’s Annual Health & Safety Conference—the largest of its kind in the state—provides business owners and safety and HR professionals with the essential tools for creating and maintaining a healthy, safe workplace.
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Networking & Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am
Plenary Session: 8:35–9:30 am
Preparing for Disaster: Making Order Out of Chaos
Is your business prepared for another hurricane? How about an explosion? Join us for an overview of how employers and employees can work together to handle a major disaster in the workplace.
Tom Ashmore, CEO, President and Founder, Tom Ashmore Enterprises
Randy T. Ashmore, Director of Training and Operations, Tom Ashmore Enterprises
Concurrent Sessions: 9:40–10:40 am
Employee Driving Habits and Your Bottom Line
Whether you manage a fleet of vehicles or oversee a mobile sales force or a forklift in the loading dock, you must monitor the on-the-job driving habits of your employees carefully. Driving accidents cost employers billions of dollars each year, so implementing a driver safety program to change employee driving habits not only protects your employees, but impacts your bottom line. We’ll discuss:
Steve Rourke, Manager of the Driving School and Administrative Services, AAA
Aging Workers: Preserving Experience, Maintaining Safety
Workers 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the American workforce. Employers—while benefitting from their skill and experience—face new challenges in making workplace modifications to manage their safety and avoid costly injuries. This session explores how to implement effective ergonomic and safety measures suitable for older workers in both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing environments.
Martha Sanders, PhD, MSOSH OTR/L CPE, Associate Professor, Quinnipiac University
Concurrent Sessions: 10:50–11:50 am
Workplace Violence: How to Make the Possible Improbable
OSHA requires all employers to provide a workplace free from hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. But did you know:
Join us to learn about administrative and physical controls that can make your worksite a more secure and less violent environment.
Jeffrey Zimmerman, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Psychologist
Safety Committees: Not Just Another Weekly Meeting
No other team in your organization has a bigger impact on promoting a culture of safety than your safety committee. Though mandated by state statute, safety committees are often limited in their effectiveness, for reasons including lethargy and lack of focus or leadership. Join our panel for a thought-provoking discussion on
Moderator: Mark B. Haskins, CSP, Principal Consultant, Practical Safety Solutions, LLC
Attorney John M. Letizia, Managing Partner, Letizia, Ambrose & Falls, P.C.
David W. Cohen, WC Commission
Lunch Session: Noon–1:10 pm
What OSHA wants you to be concerned about.
Warren G. Simpson, MS, CIH, CSP, Area Director, Hartford Office, United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Concurrent Sessions: 1:20–2:20 pm
Globally Harmonized Systems: 12-, 24-, 36-Month Compliance Strategies
Over the past few years, no other issue has captured safety professionals’ attention more than global harmonized systems. But the compliance requirements are complex and many questions remain unanswered. This session gives you essential insight on the most efficient way to comply with these regulations.
Anne Bracker, MPH, CIH, Occupational Hygienist, CONN-OSHA
Denese A. Deeds, CIH, Co-Founder, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.
Someone’s Hurt, Now What? Managing Effective Returns to Work
When an employee gets hurt, a company lacking an effective injury management system faces disruptions in productivity and potentially high costs. So how can you expedite a successful return to work and full productivity? We’ll discuss how to coordinate all parties (managers, HR, medical professionals, employees) involved in workers’ comp and disability issues.
Moderator: Claudia Hix, DO, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director, Occupational Health Works, LLC
Dr. Jim Montana, DPT, Physical Therapist, Saint Francis Occupational Health, Torrington
Thomas J. Danyliw, MD, MS, FACOEM, FAAFP, Medical Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine/Employee Health Services, Middlesex Health System
Francis X. Drapeau, Partner, Leighton, Katz & Drapeau
Lois A. Krause, Director of Human Resources, Capewell Components Company, LLC
Plenary Session: 2:30–3:30 pm
Making Safety a Part of the Company’s DNA
This panel discussion addresses how to establish an effective partnership between management and employees in which safety is not just about satisfying OSHA, but part of company culture.
Moderator: Milton Jacobs, CSP, MPH, President,Safety Solution Consultants, Inc.
Michael Ziskin, CHCM, CHMM, FIHMM, CBCP, Founder and Executive Vice President, Field Safety Corporation
Lewis Armstrong, Technical Manager, RockTenn Company
Anita Jain, Director, Corporate Environment, Health & Safety, Rogers Corporation
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