National Safety Council Arizona Chapter

Southwest Safety Congress

Topics & Sessions

October 15-15th, 2019

Coca-Cola's Alphabet of Safety Practices

Brandon Wiseman & James Rogers

Sessions:

Coca-Cola's Alphabet of Safety Practices:

Brandon Wiseman & James Rogers
10/15/2019 @ 03:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Sonoran Room

Coca-Cola’s Alphabet of Safety Best Practices. We will highlight the Coca-Cola Alphabet of our most successful safety best practices in a fun, engaging and fast-paced environment. If you need ‘refreshing’ ideas for your workplace, our Coke-inspired Alphabet is exactly what you need!

Emergency Planning Considerations from a Green Beret

David Clukey

Sessions:

Emergency Planning Considerations from a Green Beret:

David Clukey
10/15/2019 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Sonoran Room

The news is a difficult thing to watch these days. Violence in businesses is a systemic issue in the contemporary American landscape. Preparation and awareness are critical when a few seconds can realize the difference between life and death or prevention and disaster. This session will highlight emergency planning considerations; the importance of rehearsals, and the benefits of including first responders into your planning and rehearsals.

Fatality and Serious Injury Prevention - Lessons from the Mining Industry

Jesse Steele, MSc

Sessions:

Fatality and Serious Injury Prevention - Lessons from the Mining Industry:

Jesse Steele, MSc
10/15/2019 @ 03:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Arizona Room

The reasons why people need medical treatment are often very different to the reasons why fatalities or serious injuries occur. Similarly, the mechanisms for multi-fatality events differ dramatically to the mechanisms for singular fatalities. Despite the implementation of comprehensive safety management systems by many companies, fatalities and potential fatalities continue to occur. These include incidents such as underground fires, coal dust explosions, fall of ground and over-exposure to harmful substances; incidents that can lead to debilitating injuries, fatalities or rarer catastrophic impacts on people and the environment. The release of the Critical Control Good Practice Management Guide (2015), by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), established a road map for the mining industry for site level, critical control implementation. Many of the ICMM member organizations have integrated the Critical Control framework into existing Health and Safety and Risk Management Programs.

Workplace Challenges in a Drug Friendly Culture

Gina Kesler

Sessions:

Workplace Challenges in a Drug Friendly Culture:

Gina Kesler
10/15/2019 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Boulder Room

With the surge of drug and alcohol abuse in recent years, we are in the midst of a national epidemic. This trend is having a profound and negative impact on people and our society as a whole, in all facets. How much is substance abuse really costing our communities, taxpayers, and employers? What is the impact substance abuse is having on our public transportation system and healthcare system? What does our future workforce look like as substance abuse runs rampant among today’s youth?

Job Safety Analysis

Amber Pappas

Sessions:

Job Safety Analysis:

Amber Pappas
10/15/2019 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Arizona Room

Job Safety Analysis is a tool used throughout the safety industry as a proactive approach in preventing injuries and illness.

Mismanaged Controls

Amber Pappas & Rene Varela

Sessions:

Mismanaged Controls:

Amber Pappas & Rene Varela
10/15/2019 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Horseshoe Room

Personal Protective Equipment is referred to as the last line of defense but is often applied first in employer hazard control strategies. What happened to starting at the top and not the bottom? In this course we will discuss first level controls such as elimination and substitution processes that are often overlooked when it comes to the hierarchy of hazard prevention controls.

Applied Manual Materials Handling Methodologies

Brandy Miller

Sessions:

Applied Manual Materials Handling Methodologies:

Brandy Miller
10/15/2019 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Horseshoe Room

This session will review the basic application of some manual materials handling models with examples. This includes the NIOSH Lifting Equation, Snook Psychophysical Tables (Liberty Mutual Tables), MAC, and other standard techniques. The focus will be on the data that need to be collected, analysis of data to determine risk, and identification of changes that make the biggest difference in risk reduction.

Fall Protection

Zachary Casutt

Sessions:

Fall Protection:

Rene Varela
10/15/2019 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Arizona Room

We will go over Leading Edge, Fall Clearance and Harnesses.

Xs and Ys: Opening Communication and Mentorship Through Generational Differences

Wyatt Bradburry & Matthew Law

Sessions:

Xs and Ys: Opening Communication and Mentorship Through Generational Differences:

Wyatt Bradbury, ASP, CHST, CIT
10/15/2019 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Boulder Room

Professionals throughout the generations have a variety of education and experiences that guide their opinions, attitudes, communication styles, and approaches to work, leisure, and safety. This presentation will discuss how to leverage these differences to propel our industry forward to protect people, property, and the environment.

Cracking the Feedback Code: How to Gain Real, Meaningful Safety Feedback from Employees

Clinton Evans

Sessions:

Cracking the Feedback Code: How to Gain Real, Meaningful Safety Feedback from Employees:

Clinton Evans
10/15/2019 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Sonoran Room

Safety improvements are most impactful when they come from people who do the actual work and know what will make a difference. But getting practical and meaningful feedback from teams, both large and small, can be challenging. Amazon created the Safety Leadership Index (SLI), a program that collects direct feedback and insights from their associates every single day, to improve their safety practices and enhance the working environments of their facilities nationwide. This program has resulted in over thousands of safety ideas, concerns, and suggestions submitted and hundreds of changes implemented. In this session, you’ll learn about Amazon’s SLI, examples of feedback that came from the program, and why SLI is a critical component of Amazon’s robust safety program to support hundreds of thousands of associates around the world.

Distracted Driving - Tragedies and Strategies

Jo Pina

Sessions:

Distracted Driving - Tragedies and Strategies:

Jo Pina
10/15/2019 @ 03:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Joshua Room

Distracted Driving - Tragedies and Strategies Distracted driving is reckless and dangerous yet many continue to drive distracted endangering their lives and the lives of others. The purpose of this session is to understand distracted driving and why it occurs, discuss real examples of fatalities caused by distracted driving, and share popular strategies to reduce distracted driving in an occupational environment as part of a comprehensive fleet safety program.

Holding Employees Accountable for Safety Training

Jenny Mandeville

Sessions:

Holding Employees Accountable for Safety Training:

Jenny Mandeville
10/15/2019 @ 09:15 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Joshua Room

Why do employees wait to forget your safety training until the moment OSHA drives by? You know you trained them! They know you trained them! How can you show due diligence and hold employees responsible for the safety Information they have been given?

Reducing Risk by Implementing a Comprehensive Pre-Employment Drug Tresting Program

Jason Hansen

Sessions:

Reducing Risk by Implementing a Comprehensive Pre-Employment Drug Tresting Program:

Jason Hansen
10/15/2019 @ 03:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Horseshoe Room

This session will focus on the benefits of a comprehensive high quality pre-employment drug testing program. Given the high costs associated with hiring employees with Substance Use Disorder (SUD), implementing a comprehensive pre-employment screening program can dramatically improve workplace productivity, reduce absenteeism, and lower both workers compensation and group healthcare costs. For employers that are not self-insured, they may be an opportunity for the costs of this program to be covered by the workers compensation or group health insurer.

Keys to Disciplining Unsafe Workers Without Creating Liability or Decreasing Morale

Niki Ramirez

Sessions:

Keys to Disciplining Unsafe Workers Without Creating Liability or Decreasing Morale:

Niki Ramirez
10/15/2019 @ 10:45 am (1.0 hour)

Location: Joshua Room

Experienced leaders know that every safety violation isn't simply an unavoidable "accident;" and disciplining unsafe workers can be a touchy, stressful situation for leaders. Regardless of how uncomfortable it may be, it is necessary to ensure safety, control risk and achieve compliance. Although people often believe that "discipline" is the same as "punishment" it's not. In this session we'll explore how discipline should be used as a strategy to help employees understand and meet clarified expectations. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss common safety violations and best practices in addressing them, including how to create documentation that helps you, and educates your employees.

Building Front-Line Relationships and Bridging Safety Culture

Rene Varela & Amber Pappas

Sessions:

Building Front-Line Relationships and Bridging Safety Culture:

Rene Varela
10/15/2019 @ 03:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Boulder Room

This course is aimed to tackle the antedated supervision style of “lead with the iron fist” that has been creating safety culture gaps. In this course we will learn how to recognize signs of mismanaged relationships and how to utilize modern coaching tools to gain the respect of front-line employees and create a stronger safety culture.

The Safety Package

Heather Warnock

Sessions:

The Safety Package:

Heather Warnock
10/15/2019 @ 04:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Boulder Room

Numerous topics were presented today; some information was new, some topics were a refresher, and other topics may have been new. You are taking away the notes in your head and, for some, notes on paper, plus some sessions gave handouts. SO NOW WHAT DO YOU DO? The Safety Package session will explain how to take all you have learned today, back to your workplace, and organize and prioritize the information, as well as put the information to use.

What is new with ADOSH

Jessie Atencio

Sessions:

What is new with ADOSH:

Jessie Atencio
10/15/2019 @ 04:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Arizona Room

This session will provide an update to the ADOSH State Plan OSHA Program and how we are impacting an employer positively while enforcing the OSHA standards.

The Evolution of Fleet Safety

Ryan Dei

Sessions:

The Evolution of Fleet Safety:

Ryan Dei
10/15/2019 @ 04:00 pm (1.0 hour)

Location: Sonoran Room

We will review how fleet safety has evolved from dots on the map, to the use of alerts, speeding reports, and driver scorecards, to the current state of using Advanced AI to capture and analyze every minute of drive time.