OSHA Safety Day

OSHA Safety Day - February 16, 2023

The Ohio State University and the Columbus OSHA office, in conjunction with the Central Ohio chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals, are please to present OSHA Safety Day 2023.

 

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Ohio State staff or students - register by emailing Cathy Black.

 

2023 Agenda

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Links to the Bonus Sessions will be emailed to attendees after the event.  The links will be good for 30 days.

TBD  |  8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Welcome - Kristin Poldemann RA AIA, Associate Vice President of Facilities Operations and Development, Design and Construction group, The Ohio State University - Oversees a $3.5 billion portfolio of university construction projects.  Registered Architect, LEED professional, with a bachelors and masters in Architecture.  Recognized as Business First's Power 100 Member.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Larry Johnson, Columbus Area Director, OSHA

Keynote Speaker - John W. Drebinger

TBD  |  9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

John Drebinger - Communication is not complete until the desired result is achieved. As a safety leader, you do not want to see anyone injured in the workplace. The challenge is communicating this information effectively at safety meetings. John will take you beyond just teaching safety to developing new effective communication skills that will help you reach employees immediately to realize new levels of success.

TBD  |  9:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Rick Gehlbach (OhioHealth) - This training focuses on trends in safety-sensitive workplaces with regard to addiction and the links to employees’ mental health needs. Learn warning signs of mental health and addiction symptoms and ways to initiate productive dialogue with employees to proactively address this worsening trend.

TBD  |  9:40 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Collins Cranmer CHST, NCCCO and Ed Hammond CHST, CSS, CDT, NCCCO - Participants will receive a certificate of attendance (must attend all 4 hours). Limited seating. Fundamental to any training program is the need to make it dynamic. Teaching something as critical to safety as rigging and signaling requires trainers to find ways in the classroom to simulate real-world experiences and receive confirmation of understanding. Learn how two local safety professionals approach the topic of rigging and signaling. Attend this four-hour class to watch simulations, participate in case studies, and test your knowledge “live” through electronic testing. Using scaled rigging equipment, you will learn the importance of providing a variety of learning techniques to increase the competency of employees while you pick up some knowledge in an area that impacts so many areas of construction.

TBD  |  10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Charles Shelton (Cleveland OSHA), Larry Johnson, Melissa Linton (Columbus OSHA) - OSHA will provide an update and answer questions about OSHA initiatives, emphasis programs, and OSHA regulations.

TBD  |  10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Daniel Braker & Barry Gullickson (3M) - Learn about the latest industry advances in personal protective equipment. Keep safety your top priority.

TBD  |  1:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Greg First (Conie Construction) - Greg will share basic elements surrounding trench safety and a personal experience with an Ohio 2016 trench fatality.

TBD  |  1:10 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

Kelsey Kohler (Ohio CAT), Johel Woodliff (Messer Construction), Mary Logan So (Igel & Co.), Fred Bothwell (Speer Mechanical, ret.) - Join the discussion with safety professionals about how the overall safety culture has changed throughout the years, what has worked and what hasn’t when trying to change a culture, and more.

TBD  |  2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Douglas Suter, Esq. (Taft Stettinius & Hollister) - Learn what to do in the event of a fatality or accident on the job, including media response, interacting with OSHA, investigations, incident reporting, and more.  Handout.

TBD  |  2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Collins Cranmer CHST, NCCCO and Ed Hammond CHST, CSS, CDT, NCCCO - You only need to see the Columbus skyline to recognize how much growth the city is experiencing. In the city and the suburbs, crane activity is on the rise. Learn from two NCCCO Lift Directors how to ensure your crane picks are safe, from the moment you survey the area, plan the crane size, and develop a lift plan that sets the tone for a successful project.

TBD  |  Bonus Session Online

Cary Usrey (SafetyStratus) - Safety and health performance are traditionally measured by lagging indicators that rely on injury and illness statistics. Unlike processes such as production, safety is consistently measured by failure instead of accomplishment. A new approach - focused on tracking safety and health performance through leading metrics and tying these back to lagging metrics - is needed. But what leading indicators should you examine? Learn about a safety leading indicator process that will drive continuous safety improvement.

TBD  |  Bonus Session Online

Stacy Harrington (Ohio BWC) - As a safety professional, claim prevention is key. But when a claim does occur, there are things you need to know to help your company manage it appropriately. This presentation will provide an overview of the BWC claim process, recommended policies, claims management strategies, ratemaking, and BWC rebate programs.

TBD  |  Bonus Session Online

Ranzy Brown (OSHA On-Site Consultation Program) - An overview of no-cost safety and health services available to Ohio employers through BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene.

TBD  |  Bonus Session Online

Keith Snead (Limbach Company) - We have been taught that a lot of minor injuries will result in major injuries, and a few major injuries will result in a fatality. Learn how SIFs (Serious Injuries or Fatalities) can be defined, categorized, and controlled. You can be exposed, successful, and lucky … or you can be prepared!

 

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2023 Keynote Speaker (TBD)

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Registration

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Ohio State staff or students - register by emailing Cathy Black.

Please direct questions to oshaosusafetyday@gmail.com.

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