Superior Safety Day

Superior Safety Day

Continuing Education Seminar


December 10, 2019

Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: WITC-Superior


Catalog number: 47-449-431

Class Number: 64828

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.

Additional information: Light breakfast, lunch and conference materials included

Sponsored by WITC, OSHA and the Lake Superior Safety Council


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Session Descriptions

  • The Tale of Humpty Dumpty: Lessons Learned
    Bill Maloney, MSW/LICSW, Director of Psychological Health, 148th Fighter Wing
    • Most people believe that Humpty Dumpty was a clumsy person and that’s why he fell off the wall. But those who knew him well knew that Mr. Dumpty’s work and personal life were very stressful. Was his fall due to lack of concentration from mental fatigue? The world today is ever changing and this greatly impacts our mental health. Session will focus on ways to keep your finger on “ the pulse of your people”, risk factors/warning signs of employees and how resilience plays a key role in keeping employees and organizations mission-ready and capable.
  • OSHA Update: What’s on the Horizon
    Mark Hysell, Eau Claire Area Director, OSHA

    • What’s changed? Find out the areas that OSHA will be focusing on, including national emphasis programs, other areas of emphasis, proposed standards and policy changes.

  • Fire Department Services to Improve Emergency Response and Safety Efforts
    Superior Fire Department staff

    • The Superior Fire Department will present an overview of the services that they provide, with topics including fire safety inspections, rescue services/confined space rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous material response/SFD’s role in the Wisconsin HazMat team and current SFD initiatives. Expect to learn more on how you can work with your local fire departments to improve your emergency response and safety efforts.

  • Workers’ Compensation: Why Proactive Efforts Matter
    Abby Johnson, Claims Manager and Alanna Soukkala, Safety Consultant, Marsh & McLennan Agency

    • Proactive safety efforts and initiatives have a significant return-on-investment and can positively impact your organization’s bottom line. Learn workers’ compensation best practices, including how to proactively manage claims to foster the best outcomes, how to build a comprehensive return-to-work program and how workers’ compensation premiums are set.

  • Energy Based Hazard Assessment
    Roy Edwards, Safety Supervisor LP Projects, Enbridge

    • Recent research uncovered the alarming fact that the average worker is only able to identify 45% of the hazards in their environment at any given time. This is critical because hazard recognition is a core competency on which all other safety processes are built. Without strong hazard recognition skills even the most effective safety planning activities will not reach their potential. To address this issue, a research project was launched to develop and test a new method to enhance these skills. Based upon the theory that every hazard is a source of energy, researchers created a simple method that helps workers identify dangerous sources of energy in the workplace. Discover this new method and practice opportunities and tools to enhance the quality of your hazard assessments.

  • Active Shooter Prevention, Response and Recovery for Civilians
    Paul Winterscheidt, Founder, Nordic Tactical LLC

    • Active shooter response is an important contingency that should be planned for. Discover ways to prevent, prepare for and respond to an active shooter event. The curriculum is based on contemporary active shooter research from the FBI and the latest recommendations from FEMA. Also learn ways facilities can prepare and plan for the law enforcement response to save lives.

  • Substance Abuse in the Workplace
    Jane Perrin, Owner/CEO, Perrin Mobile Medical Inc.

    • Gain information on several topics related to substance abuse in the workplace, including: addressing marijuana use in company policy, an overview of the opioid crisis in St. Louis and Douglas counties, details of the new DOT testing rule coming in January 2020 and the responsibilities of employer and employee regarding drug testing.

  • Respiratory Awareness Training (Hazards & Solutions)
    Ryan Speth, 3M Personal Safety Division

    • Understand the OSHA 1910.134 standard along with industry solutions and respiratory hazards (both home and workplace). Also become more familiar with the fit testing procedure and how it is done. 

  • AEDs in the Workplace
    Matt Fox, Area Manager & AED Specialist, Cardiac Science Corporation

    • Learn about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), with topics including: the difference between SCA and heart attack, the need of AEDs in the workplace, best practices for AED placement and a live demonstration on how to use an AED.  There will also be an open forum in at the end to increase your understanding and ensure that you are comfortable with AEDs.

  • Lessons Learned in Implementing a Behavior Based Safety Program
    Panel of area safety professionals

    • Are you looking to implement or improve a Behavior Based Safety program? Join area safety professionals as they share their experiences, explore the pros and cons of these programs and explain how they create value within your organization.  Panelists include Ian Wenzel, ALLETE Manager-Safety & Industrial Hygiene and Tim Murphy, Husky Safety Advisor. Facilitated by Adam Chesney, SWL&P Safety & Support Service Specialist.

  • Overhead Crane Safety
    Dan Swenson, Manager, Total Tool Supply Inc. 

    • Gain knowledge on basic overhead crane safety, including OSHA and ASME requirements for inspections, operation and safe lifting. Presenter Dan Swenson has nearly 30 years of experience in the lifting and rigging business.

  • Excavating Safely Around Utilities
    Kevin Douville, SWL&P Supervisor, Gas & Water Distribution; Adam Kauppila, Supervising Engineer, Electric Operations

    • SWL&P representatives will discuss how to excavate safely around various utilities, emergency procedures if a dig-in occurs, when to call Digger’s Hotline and how the Digger’s Hotline service works.

  • Active Learning: Avoiding the Blank Stare
    Matt Dietsche, Communications Instructor, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

    • Consider ways to present material in a way that engages learners. Learn about techniques and resources that can help make the time you spend with students of any subject more effective and rewarding.

  • Occupational Noise Standard
    George Gruetzmacher, Industrial Hygiene, Consultant, WisCon Program

    • High noise exposure and the resulting hearing loss are some of the most common workplace hazards, but also the most preventable. Hearing loss in manufacturing companies is six times higher than that of all industries combined. Review noise basics and OSHA requirements for a hearing conservation program including environmental noise monitoring, audiometric (hearing) testing and hearing protection.


600 N. 21st Street
Superior, WI  54880

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Contact Information

Wendy Loy

800.243.9482 ext. 5239

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Class fee: $65

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