National Safety Council Arizona Chapter

Southwest Safety Congress

Topics & Sessions

October 17-17th, 2018

Opioid Crisis

Opioid Crisis

Sessions:

Opioid Crisis - Workplace Challenges in a Drug Friendly Culture:

Gina Kesler
10/17/2018 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)
Location: Sonoran Room
Opiates have been declared a national crisis creating swift legislation in an effort to reduce its deadly impacts. In general, drug and alcohol abuse has surged in recent years and have become a national epidemic. It’s having profound and negative impacts on our society. What does our future workforce look like as substance abuse runs rampant among today’s youth? How can employers protect their employees and themselves from prescribed narcotics entering the workplace? How much is substance abuse really costing our communities, taxpayers, and employers? This presentation will educate about the national opiate problem, key points the Federal government has identified within our public transportation system and provides employers and their managers options and solutions to protect both employer and employees from the dangers.

Confined Space

Confined Space

Sessions:

Confined Space:

Rene Varela
10/17/2018 @ 04:00 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Sonoran Room
Confined Space

Lockout/Tagout

Lockout/Tagout

Sessions:

Lockout/Tagout:

Rene Varela
10/17/2018 @ 02:45 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Sonoran Room
Lockout/Tagout

Fall Protection - Rescue

Fall Protection - Rescue

Sessions:

Fall Protection - Rescue:

Pablo Valverde
10/17/2018 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)
Location: Arizona Room
An introduction and awareness to rescue in fall protection. - More info coming soon...

Fall Protection

Fall Protection

Sessions:

Fall Protection:

Pablo Valverde
10/17/2018 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)
Location: Arizona Room
Fall Protection Awareness Session - More info coming soon...

Workplace Violence

orkplace Violence

Sessions:

Workplace Violence:

Jenny Mandeville
10/17/2018 @ 02:45 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Arizona Room
Many risk factors for workplace violence can be identified, predicted and eliminated. This fast-paced presentation for management and safety personnel will give guidance on performing workplace assessments for potential violence and suggest solutions for managing risk factors.

OSHA Silica Update: Methods for Compliance in Construction and General Industry

OSHA Silica Update: Methods for Compliance in Construction and General Industry

Sessions:

OSHA Silica Update: Methods for Compliance in Construction and General Industries:

Michael Martin
10/17/2018 @ 01:30 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Boulder Room
Presented by Michael Martin, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH). This presentation covers the new federal OSHA standards implemented for construction and general industry sites, set to be enforced by ADOSH throughout the state of Arizona. Objectives of the presentation include understanding crystalline silica, various causes of exposures, reviewing Table 1, conducting exposure assessments and how to properly comply with the new standard.

Going Up - Scaffolding

Going Up - Scaffolding

Sessions:

Going Up - Scaffolding:

Heather Warnock
10/17/2018 @ 01:30 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Arizona Room
Scaffolding Awareness session – more info coming soon...

Measuring Safety & Health

Measuring Safety & Health

Sessions:

Measuring Safety & Health Program Success:

JoAnn Dankert
10/17/2018 @ 04:00 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Arizona Room
What gets measured gets done. Measuring a company's safety and health performance is just as important as measuring financial performance or productivity. Creating appropriate S&H measures (leading and lagging indicators) are among some of the most significant work we can do as safety professionals. This session will discuss how to develop measures that can drive the positive safety performance you are looking for.

Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis

Sessions:

Job Safety Analysis:

Amber Pappas
10/17/2018 @ 02:45 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Boulder Room
As a trainer for the National Safety Council emphasizing on Job Safety Analysis, Amber delivers this topic at the standards expected by NSC.

Risk Assessments: Are they Needed?

Risk Assessments: Are they Needed?

Sessions:

Risk Assessments: Are they Needed?:

JoAnn Dankert
10/17/2018 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)
Location: Boulder Room
Countries outside of the U.S. don’t depend as heavily on health and safety regulations as we do. They rely on identifying the hazards of the task and then determining acceptable level of risk to put controls in place. Adopting a risk management philosophy can help an organization prioritize hazard control and drive down incident rates by protecting employees from injuries and illnesses. This session will review typical risk assessment tools and how to start the process within an organization. Objectives: • Review definitions related to risk assessments • Discuss the concept of ‘acceptable’ level of risk • Explore individual perceptions of risk • Examine the hierarchy of controls • Review steps to complete a risk assessment • Discuss some examples

Surviving an OSHA Inspection

Surviving an OSHA Inspection

Sessions:

Surviving an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Inspection:

Amber Pappas
10/17/2018 @ 04:00 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Boulder Room
Inspection can be intimidating but knowing what can trigger an inspection can help you predict the likelihood of one taking place at your worksite. This class will discuss what you need to know to be prepared for what is likely to happen should an OSHA inspector come knocking at your door.

Business and Safety Connection

Business and Safety Connection

Sleep and Safety

Sleep and Safety

Sessions:

How Sleep Affects Productivity and Safety:

Jenny Mandeville
10/17/2018 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)
Location: Boulder Room
Sleep deprivation leads to declining cognitive performance, poor memory consolidation, impaired attention and decision making, and slow reaction time. Our sleep deprived culture tends to “ignore the elephant in the room.” This presentation for all audiences will help identify the risk factors for fatigue in the workplace and some strategies to improve safety and performance.

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries

Sessions:

When it Comes to Musculoskeletal Injuries an Ounce of Prevention is Worth $520 Billion of Cure:

Kathleen Gramzay
10/17/2018 @ 01:30 pm (1.0 hour)
Location: Sonoran Room
Musculoskeletal (“MSDs’) account for 74% of all lost work days, 33% of all occupational injury and illnesses and, $520B in healthcare costs. Understanding and mitigating factors that contribute to MSDs and providing effective tools that support healthy employees is the key to a happy, productive workforce and a profitable business. In this interactive session, attendees will learn:  The common factor underlying most MSD injuries  3 habits that contribute to the chronic nature of MSDs  Why ergonomics matter  How to activate the body’s built-in mechanism for the relief and prevention of MSDs

The Fine Print of PPE

The Fine Print of PPE

Sessions:

The Fine Print of PPE:

Heather Warnock
10/17/2018 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)
Location: Sonoran Room
The Fine Print of PPE