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Safety Day 2014


 General Information


Thursday, October 9, 2014

7:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus


What is Safety Day?

Safety Day is a conference designed for participants to learn about a wide variety of safety and health-related topics in a single daylong conference. Sessions are fast-paced and provide the most relevant, up-to-date information based on today's OSHA standards and regulations. Several workshops will give participants practical experience and certifications.

Who Should Attend?

Safety Day in designed for Safety Managers, Human Resources, Front Line Supervisors, Maintenance Employees, and any General Employee looking to update their safety skills and knowledge.


Price is $64/person.  Price will include continental breakfast, snacks, and lunch.

2014 Sessions

Scroll down for complete session descriptions.


7:15-7:45 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45-7:50 AM
Introductions and Kick-off
7:50-8:05 AM

Keynote Speaker: Unsafe Work Practices: who's problem is it anyway? Presented by Dan Liddell, EH&S Manager, Land 'O Lakes, Inc.

8:15-9:45 AM
(Session A)

Electrical Safety 101: Electrical Safety Inspections

Chemical safety in the workplace

Ergonomics in the workplace: hands-on demo and practical tips for your workplace.

Contracted Services: Who's responsible on the worksite? Roundtable discussion
10:00-11:30 AM
(Session B)

Fire Extinguisher Certification- for all staff

Lockout Tagout

Do I have any health hazards at my workplace? Industrial Hygiene

Workplace Violence: De-escalation Strategies and Engineering Controls

11:30 AM-12:15 PM
12:15-1:30 PM
(Session C)

Safety for the Electrical Maintenance Professional

Confined Space Training

Untangling Worker's Comp., ADA, FMLA and HIPPA: Employer choices to minimize problems in the future.

Government Panel: OSHA, DNR, DOT
1:45-2:45 PM
(Session D)

Root Cause Analysis

Ten Steps to Compliance: Hazardous Waste Management

Stressed Out!  How workplace stress affects your health, job performance, and your life.

OSHA's Whistleblower Program: Do I need to worry about that?
2:45-3:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Door Prizes

3:00-4:00 PM   New this year!  Join us for a CVTC Safety Advisory Committee Meeting!  Want to share your ideas for what types of safety training CVTC should be offering?  Express your ideas and help us structure our training programs to meet your needs. 


 Registration Information


​Priority registration ends October 3. 

* We cannot guarantee you will receive lunch or snacks if you register after this date.

Please read carefully to ensure your registration information and payment is received correctly:

*Note, there will NOT be additional registration information required upon check in unless you fail to include the minimum information listed below. 

Individual wishing to register self and pay online or by check:

Please follow this link to register and pay online with a credit card.  

Employers wishing to register and pay for multiple employees:

Please follow this link to register and pay online with a credit card, enter a PO number or pay via invoice.  

Minimum employee information needed to register online:

  • Name (including middle initial)
  • Company
  • Date of Birth
  • Personal Mailing Address (work address is not valid)
  • Valid email
  • Valid phone number
  • Sessions Attending

Other registration methods:

1.  You may fill out the registration form below and mail or fax to CVTC with payment.

2.  You may call to register and pay via phone at 1-800-715-738-3841.

2014 Safety Conference Registration Form.pdf2014 Safety Conference Registration Form.pdf


 Parking & Directions


​Click here for a map and directions to the Chippewa Falls Campus.  Parking permits will not be required on the day of the conference.

Session Descriptions

Session A: Electrical Safety 101: Are you sure?

Basic Session
Presented by Tim Vick, The Samuels Group

Are you responsible to perform safety inspections at your facility? Are you aware of the common electrical hazards, tasks that expose workers to electrical hazards and code rrequirements?  Do your in-house maintenance or electricians know what "meets code?"  This session will show and explain the most common violations or hazards that exist in electrical wiring, design, and use of equipment.  Best practices to eliminate or avoid exposure to electrical hazards will be discussed.  It will reference OSHA and the NEC code to support why equipment needs to be take out of service or is okay to use.


Session A: Chemical Safety in the Workplace

Basic Session
Presented by Dan Liddell, Land O' Lakes, Inc.

Session Description Coming Soon!


Session A: Ergonomics in the Workplace

Basic Session
Presented by: Shani Johnson, Cornerstone Physical Therapy

Hands on demonstrations and practical tips to take back to your workplace.


Session A: Contracted Services: Who's Responsible on the Worksite?

Presented by Mark Hintz, Market & Johnson; Mark Larson, SafeWatch, LLC; Todd Busch, Nestle, Inc.; Mary Bauer (moderator), OSHA

Learn from the experts on the do's and don'ts of having contracted employees onsite.  From custodian staff to subcontractors performing maintenance or construction, there are things to know and watch out for to keep your business protected and in compliance.


Session B: Lockout Tagout

Intermediate Session
Presented by Jimi Michalschek, ESC Services, Inc.

The Control of Hazardous Energy sources (aka “Lockout/Tagout”) is a frequently-cited OSHA standard. This session provides a detailed review of that standard and interpretations, elements of a training program for employees, a review of acceptable energy-control procedures and an emphasis on hands-on training.


Session B: Fire Extinguisher Certification

Basic Session
Presented by Matt Lind, Workplace Safety Trainer/Consultant, CVTC

The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority of adults have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. This session will instruct users on how and when to use fire extinguishers, and OSHA’s guidelines on proper placement, maintenance, and the types of extinguishers that are right for your workplace.


Session B: Industrial Hygiene: Do I have health hazards in my workplace?

Basic Session
Presented by Keriann Perna, Industrial Hygienist with US DOL OSHA

Often the “H”  or “Health” mission of OSHA is overlooked for the more immediate consequences of a safety hazards such as a fall or electrocution. OSHA is focusing on health hazards that require site screening (sampling or monitoring) and implementation of a program that often requires medical surveillance, training and personal protective equipment. This session will demonstrate industrial hygiene sampling equipment and discuss the requirements of the most frequently cited health standards – Respiratory Protection and Hearing Conservation Program.

Session B: Workplace Violence

Intermediate Session
Presented by Judi Anibas, Personal Safety and Security Trainer/Consultant, CVTC and Mary Bauer, OSHA

The purpose of this course is to help employers and employees better understand the scope and nature of violence in the workplace. Participants will learn how to recognize the key elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program, how organizational systems impact workplace violence, how to apply individual strategies, and develop skills for preventing and responding to workplace violence.


Session C: Safety for the Electrical Maintenance Technician

Basic Session
Presented by Scott Ruffi and Vince Fiorani, Electromechanical Trainers/Consultants, CVTC

Session Description Coming Soon!


Session C: OSHA, DNR, and DOT Update

Intermediate Session
Presented by Mark Hysell (OSHA), Jeff Johnson (DNR) and DOT Representative

What’s currently happening within the federal agencies that affect your workplace? This is your chance to ask representatives from the agencies which affect workplace safety about their current legislative updates, local emphasis programs and inspection priorities.


Session C: Confined Space Training

Basic Session
Presented by Jon Leenhouts, Workplace Safety Trainer/Consultant, CVTC

Session Description Coming Soon.


Session C: Untangeling Worker's Comp., ADA, FMLA, and HIPPA

Intermediate Session
Presented by Maureen Anderson, Marshfield Clinic

There are many guidelines associated with Worker's Compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and HIPPA.  Learn the key points you need to be aware of from a business perspective to make sure you are following the guidelines correctly.


Session D: Root Cause Analysis

Basic Session
Presented by Matt Lind, Workplace Safety Trainer/Consultant, CVTC

Root Cause Analysis is a process or procedure that helps guide companies or organizations to discover and understand the initiating (root) cause of an occurrence or problem.  The goal of an RCA is to determine missing, or inadequate controls that allow incidents, accidents, or mishaps to occur. This session provides instruction, tools, and problem solving methods that help these organizations and companies to identify, evaluate, and rectify these occurrences or problems, along with helping to build a well-defined Root Cause Analysis process. 


Session D: Ten Steps to Compliance: Hazardous Waste Management in the Workplace

Basic Session
Presented by Mike Mason, RCRA Advantage Inc.

This session will give you a basic description of where hazardous waste regulations come from.  Learn more about who enforces the regulations, what is considered hazardous waste, and how do you manage it after you have generated it?  Also learn about how to prepare and ship hazardous waste, required training for employees, and preparing for a spill or release of hazardous waste.


Session D: Stressed Out!  How workplace stress affected your health, your job performance, and you life.

Presented by Nancy Peloquin, Marshfield Clinic

This session will focus on stress and the effects of stress on people in regards to their work productivity, health, and lifestyle choices.  In addition, resources will be provided for when people find themselves in stressful situations.


Session D: OSHA's Whistleblower Program- Do I need to worry about that?

Intermediate Session
Presented by Shawn Harrigan, Investigator, US DOL OSHA

Did you know that OSHA has jurisdiction over more than 22 statues, from the OSH Act to Sarbanes-Oxley to the Affordable Care Act. An OSHA Investigator will review the basics of the Whistleblower complaint, discuss new statues, coverage, and recent cases.