Spring Safety Day - CANCELLED

Spring Safety Day

Continuing Education Seminar


 

April 1, 2020

Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: WITC-Rice Lake

 

Catalog number: 47-449-431

Class Number: 25296

About the seminar: Safety Day is a conference designed for participants to learn about a wide range of safety and health related topics in a single day long 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 in applying standards and concepts.

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Sessions/Agenda:

8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

  • Keynote: Distracted Driving – Taking Back Our Roads
    • Thomas R. Goeltz, CSP, Vice President, Risk Management Services, Victim’s Advocate National Safety Council – Distracted Driving Wing 
    • Distracted driving has become an epidemic in our country. Tom will talk about his personal experience of losing his daughter Megan due to a distracted driver. His presentation will focus on: raising awareness and making distracted driving socially unacceptable; learning dangers associated with any use of cell phones or electronic devices while driving; the need for increased law enforcement training/efforts and stronger legislation on distracted driving in all states.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

  • OSHA Update: What’s on the Horizon
    • Mary Bauer, CIH, CSP, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSH
    • What’s new in the world of OSHA? This session will discuss the latest National Emphasis Programs (NEP), areas of emphasis, proposed standards and policy changes. The recent Amputation NEP targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces having machinery and equipment that can potentially cause amputations.
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (2-hour session)
    • Mike Judy, Director of Emergency Services, Barron County Sheriff’s Department
    • An in-depth look into local and regional disaster preparedness, response and recovery resources for individuals and businesses. Learn what hazards are we susceptible to, what you can do to prepare, and how to respond and recover. Presentation includes a tabletop discussion on managing a disaster scenario.
  • Rigging for Safety Professionals
    • Dan Swensen, Total Tool Supply Inc.
    • Explore a wide range of topics related to rigging & lifting including: OSHA and ASME regulations, slings, basic rigging gear and hardware and manual hoist safety. The focus will be on keeping things simple with easy-to-implement ways to improve safety.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

  • The Safety, Hiring and New Employee Puzzle
    • Kim Schermetzler, Human Resources Manager, Mastercraft Industries, Inc.
    • Where and how does safety fit into the hiring and training of new employees? The mystery of workers compensation and injury prevention: who is responsible for safety as a new or veteran employee?  The goal is to train and retain a safe employee.
  • Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (2-hour session, continued)
    • Mike Judy, Director of Emergency Services, Barron County Sheriff’s Department
    • An in-depth look into local and regional disaster preparedness, response and recovery resources for individuals and businesses. Learn what hazards are we susceptible to, what you can do to prepare, and how to respond and recover. Presentation includes a tabletop discussion on managing a disaster scenario.
  • Anatomy of a Safety Inspection
    • Mary Bauer, CIH, CSP, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA
    • 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.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

  • Work Injury Prevention & Services 
    • Mel Waytashek, MS, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, Clear Lake and Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists
    • In this session, topics covered will include: post-offer pre-employment testing, early intervention with soft tissue injuries, onsite First Aid, ergonomic education (safe and proper lifting) and drug testing.
  • Workplace Violence Panel
    • Mary Bauer, OSHA; Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff; Greg Martin, Rice Lake Weighing Systems
    • Could violence happen at your workplace? Violence is the second leading cause of workplace deaths. This panel discussion will explore measures you can take for securing your worksite, addressing potential hostile situations and best practices when encountering violent situations.
  • The “A, B, C, D/R” of Fall Protection with Demonstration
    • Patrick Harel, 3M Fall Protection, 3M Company
    • This fall protection demonstration will address standards related to working at heights in various industries. The program will focus on personal fall arrest systems: harness, connector, anchor, and rescue, emphasizing the proper selection, use, and inspection of each component. A demonstration trailer will be on-site to will be used to show the impact forces on the body and the load on the anchor points. This drop will illustrate the difference between a 6’ shock absorbing lanyard and a self-retracting lifeline in terms of meeting the fall clearance distance requirement. Suspension trauma will be addressed and the importance of a proper on-site rescue plan.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Substance Abuse and Recovery in the Workplace 
    • Sheila Weix, MSN, RN, CARN, Director of Substance Abuse Services, Marshfield Clinic Health System - Family Health Center
    • This session will review the impact of both substance abuse and recovery in the workplace. Recovery-friendly work programs will be discussed in addition to changes that can be made that are good for both the people and the bottom line.
  • Local Fire Inspections
    • Rice Lake Fire Department staff
    • Learn about statutory requirements for the conducting of fire prevention inspections, frequency of inspections, inspection methodology and local ordinances pertaining to fire prevention inspections.
  • Culture, Speak-Up, Listen-Up
    • Dexter Covey and Brandon Blank, Miron Construction Company
    • Learn to overcome common barriers and create an actively caring culture in the workplace.

2:45 – 3 p.m. Wrap-up and evaluation

Additional information: Lunch and snacks included.

WITC-Rice Lake

1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI  54868

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715.234.7082

 

Contact Information

Wendy Loy

800.243.9482 ext. 5239

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Class fee: $65

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