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A Conference for Safety & Health Professionals
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Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7:45 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
CVTC Energy Education Center
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What Is It All About?
Safety Day is a full-day, hands-on conference where you will learn from area experts about a wide range of safety and health related topics to help reduce worksite incidents and stay in compliance with OSHA standards. You will develop the skills and competencies needed to raise standards in worker protection on the job. See the event schedule.
Who Should Attend?
This event is designed for safety managers, human resource professionals, maintenance employees, front-line supervisors, and any employee who is interested in updating their safety skills and knowledge.
Whether you are new to your role or a seasoned employee, Safety Day provides current information on the most relevant safety topics in today’s industry that will revitalize your approach to safety management in the workplace. This event provides many networking opportunities, as well as hands-on and practical experiences in applying standards and concepts.
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What type of courses are you interested in?
Business & Professional Development
Computers & Technology
Emergency & Health Services
Environmental & Workplace Safety
Life & Leisure
Manufacturing & Trades
Check back for an updated 2020 schedule and keynote announcement!
MD-Occupational Medicine Physician
Dr. Studt started his career as a family physician and now works at Prevea Health, specializing in Occupational Medicine and Pain Medicine. He provides work-related injury and illness care, conducts disability evaluations, hearing tests, return to work evaluations, and more. When caring for a patient, he believes it is important to address the role the patient’s job has on their physical and emotional well-being, in addition to caring for their work injury.
Emergency Management Track
8:40 - 9:40 AM | EEC 111 | Eric Anderson
This workplace violence session provides information on assessing the hazards in different settings and developing workplace violence prevention plans for individual worksites.
Stop The Bleed™
9:55 - 10:55 AM or 12:20 - 1:20 PM | EEC 111 | Kimberly Strasbug, RN
Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed™ is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed™ is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency…becoming the beginning of the trauma care chain of survival. The Bleeding Control Basic course gives participants the necessary tools to become empowered initial responders.
Business Continuity Planning
1:35 - 2:35 PM | EEC 111 | Rich Stangl
There is more to disaster recovery planning than having insurance and backing up the server. This session provides an overview of what a robust continuity plan looks like. Discuss topics that range from communicating with employees to working with other area business to ensure your organization sustains through the disaster.
Industrial Hygiene: The Basics
Industrial Hygiene Track
8:40 - 9:40 AM | EEC 115 | Dan Liddell
Industrial hygiene is the task of recognizing, evaluating, and controlling environmental and physical hazards that can affect the health and well-being of workers.
Risks such as air contaminants, chemicals, physical, and ergonomic hazards exist in almost every work place. This session will explore the steps to perform a worksite analysis, understand, recognize, and control/eliminate them.
Occupational Noise Standard
9:55 - 10:55 AM | EEC 115 | George Gruetzmacher
High noise exposure, and the hearing loss that comes from it, is one of the most common workplace hazards. It's also one of the most preventable. Hearing loss in manufacturing companies is six times higher than that of all industries. This program will review the OSHA requirements for a hearing conservation program, including environmental noise monitoring, audiometric (hearing) testing, and hearing protection.
Basic Respiratory Protection Program Requirements
12:20 - 1:20 PM | EEC 115 | George Gruetzmacher
Respiratory Protection is always among the top ten OSHA violations. This session will address the specific elements that a written respiratory protection program must have which include identifying the need for a respirator, the appropriate respiratory protection, the limitations and capabilities of respirators in the workplace, voluntary vs. mandatory use and inspection, maintenance and storage.
Hands-On Workshop: Industrial Hygiene 101
1:35 - 2:35 PM | EEC 115 | Mary Bauer & Dan Liddell
Join us for a hands-on, practical session to learn about and work with field industrial hygiene monitoring equipment. You'll learn some of the science behind these tools and the "tricks of the trade." This session will be guided by experienced industrial hygienists and practiced by the participants. Topics include real-time and integrated chemical and noise sampling techniques, assembling and calibrating sampling equipment, and interacting with industrial hygiene laboratories.
Vegetable Soup: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction to Safety Track
8:40 - 9:40 AM | EEC 113 | Matt Lind
If you think OSHA is a town in Western Wisconsin, you may be in trouble…. Learn the alphabet soup of safety acronyms in this fun and interactive session. Specifically designed for those that are newer to safety, or just need a refresher on some of the many acronyms that are present in the EHS world.
Who Gets Trained in What?
9:55 - 10:55 AM | EEC 113 | Rich Stangl
In this engaging session, we will cover what topics are required to be trained upon for the general employee as well as the designated, qualified, authorized, and affected person. This session also spends time on the corresponding timeframe these trainings need to be conducted.
Anatomy of a Safety Inspection
12:20 - 1:20 PM | EEC 113 | Mary Bauer
The OSHA inspection process will be reviewed along with the importance of doing self-assessments and establishing a proactive plan for correction. Safety and health inspections are shown to be essential parts of the hazard control process. This session will concentrate on how inspections are conducted and how the information is used to improve safety and health. You will learn the most commonly used safety inspection standards, tools and techniques.
Safe and Sound: Hazard Hunt
1:35 - 2:35 PM | EEC 113 | Matt Lind
Day-to-day work environments involve potential dangers and hazardous conditions. However, we are not always aware of these risks, and they may go unnoticed. Stepping out of daily routines is challenging, and taking the time to monitor areas for safety risks is overlooked. Hazard Hunting means identifying risks, opening them up for discussion, and then controlling/eliminating them. This session will take the attendee on a "hunt" for hazards, and will offer tools, and solutions on how to control risks that are found.
Using Your Available Data: Near Misses, Reporting, Recording
HR & Safety Management Track
8:40 - 9:40 AM | EEC 116 | Jon Leenhouts
Reports and tests and logs, oh my! The amount of information that's surrounding you can feel overwhelming, but there is critical information within them that can help determine the direction of your safety program initiatives. Learn to review and forecast your attention for accident reduction and improvement!
Mentoring Today's Workforce
9:55 - 10:55 AM | EEC 116 | Jon Leenhouts
Not only do mentors in the workplace provide guidance, advice, feedback, insight and support, but they also offer mentees wisdom, experience, institutional knowledge, career development, new ways of thinking, and help in developing skills. Explore the benefits of having a mentor program at your organization at this engaging session.
Panel Discussion: Contractor / Visitor Safety & Security
12:20 - 1:20 PM | EEC 116 | Matt Lind
Does your organization allow visitors or contractors to enter your site? Are these people prequalified to work at your site? Do they receive EHS training when entering the site? Do they enter alone, or does a full time employee accompany them?
This session will consist of safety and security professionals that work with outside contractors on a regular basis, and will discuss how their organization ensures that safety and security are a priority.
Electronic Device Policies in the Workplace
1:35 - 2:35 PM | EEC 116 | Angela Eckman
Do you have employees who travel while on company time? The National Safety Council has classified motor vehicle crashes as the #1 cause of work-related deaths and one of the biggest potential liabilities for companies to assume. Many companies have adopted some sort of cell phone policy for their employees, especially those that have driving responsibilities. In this session, you will learn about the potential risks as it relates to electronic devices in the workplace as well as recommendations on how to keep your company protected and more importantly, your employees safe!
Please let us know if you have any questions about the conference. We're here for you and will help in any way we can!
Maps & Parking
This event will be held at the CVTC Energy Education Center located in Eau Claire.
CVTC Energy Education Center
4000 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
All CVTC parking lots surrounding the Energy Education Center will be available for FREE parking during the event.