Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  (6211) Advocacy in Today’s Claims World
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): David Kessler
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Case management is an integral part of an overall strategy. A workplace injury and the complexity of the system can create apprehension for injured employees. Instead of questioning claims, advocacy focuses on making sure injured employees get assistance needed to recover and restore their health. This may entail awareness of pre-existing health conditions, recognizing psychosocial issues or clarifying overall claim expectations.
Learning Objectives: Describe the scope of multiple factors in case management
  Explain how to establish reasonable goals for functional progress
  Identify potential barriers to recovery
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6111) All About BWC Grants
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Carol Morrison
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
BWC offers many avenues for employers to obtain funding to offset the cost of keeping their workforce safe and healthy. In this session, attendees learn about BWC's grant programs. These include the Safety Intervention Grant (SIG), Drug-Free Safety Program Grant, and Workplace Wellness Grant (WWG). In addition, attendees learn about BWC's two newest grants: Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Program (FEEEG) and Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program (EWPDD). The presenter provides actual grant program results and success stories.
Learning Objectives: Describe the various BWC grant programs offered to employers
  Summarize the high level components of these grants
  Explain the importance of these grants and how they benefit employers
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4011) Avoiding School Security Breaches: Rethinking Entry Practices
Track: Schools and Universities
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Travis Thompson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Random acts of violence continue to plague public schools. School shooters are still gaining access to buildings and encountering little resistance as they carry out their attack. Single entry points are designed to make it more difficult to gain entry. But, propped doors bypass critical security systems making it almost impossible to protect those inside. This session focuses on common failures of the front door buzzer system and safeguards to put in place.
Learning Objectives: Explain how to conduct inspections of door closing mechanisms
  Recognize human body language to educate the controller of the front door buzzer
  Describe how to link internal camera systems with local emergency responders
  Summarize how to implement employee and visitor background check management systems
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3611) Changes in OSHA's Walking Working Surface Standard
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Norman Deitch , Brian Bennett
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. For another year the Walking Working Surfaces standard was the most frequently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This presentation highlights the most significant changes in the standard and includes an update on the ladder standard.
Learning Objectives: Define a walking working surface
  List at least three causes of falls in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3911) Distracted Driving
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Phillip Rutherford
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session examines the definition of distracted driving, the laws enacted to address distracted driving and how distracted driving relates to work-related crashes and injuries.
Learning Objectives: List the three types of distracted driving
  Recall the laws which address distracted driving
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1411) More than Just Compliance: Safety and Environmental Management
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Kristen Morgret , Steve Rowley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
Maintaining compliance and reducing risk are key components of running a business. A safety and environmental-management system can help you reach those goals. The presenters give an overview of how to develop such a system and its benefits. Using a safety and environmental-management system will assist your company to identify risks and then prioritize how to effectively manage them. A system like this provides a comprehensive way to identify, address, and manage your regulatory and safety needs.
Learning Objectives: Discuss how a safety and environmental management system can help my business
  Explain how to put a safety and environmental management system in place
  Summarize what risks such a program can help you address
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5211) PERRP Update: Yes, the PERRP Statutes Changed!
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Government/Public Employers
Speaker(s): Glenn McGinley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Public employers will learn about the changes to the recordkeeping rule; extended coverage to firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and local correctional officers; who is eligible to participate in a new safety partnership agreement program to recognize their establishment's exemplary safety and health programs; and which public employers are on the scheduled inspection list and what to expect from these enforcement visits.
Learning Objectives: Identify who is affected by the statue changes
  Explain the recordkeeping changes to be in compliance
  Describe how public employers are selected for the scheduled inspection list
  Summarize the new program that recognizes public employers with exemplary safety and health programs
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2911) Prevention of Foodborne Illness
Track: Food Safety
Speaker(s): Robert Acquista , Carrie Kamm , Scott Whittaker
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session covers how to prevent illnesses associated with the making and preparation of food. A panel of subject matter experts discuss how to properly cook foods, how to prevent cross-contamination, and proper personal hygiene when working in a food service environment.
Learning Objectives: Define foodborne illness
  Explain the risk factors for foodborne illness
  Describe proper personal hygiene practices
  List proper cooking temperatures
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3411) Speak Up! Increase Reporting with a Just Culture
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Joe Tulga
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The reporting of safety events, near misses, hazardous conditions and human errors is a necessary component for a good safety program. This session describes Speak Up, a program developed to provide safety professionals with information and tools that will help them create a just culture that will increase safety reporting. A just culture is one that is open, fair and based on trust when reviewing contributing factors, human errors and systems thinking, to a safety event before determining accountability.
Learning Objectives: Define a just culture
  Describe the three types of errors
  Discuss the managing culpability of unsafe acts flow chart to evaluate and determine accountability
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5311) The Drug Testing Medical Review Process
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Michael Kelley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session reviews the role of the medical review officer in the drug-testing process and why it is important. The presenter covers the standard drug-testing panels and the advantages and disadvantages of urine, hair and oral fluid testing. He also briefly touches on the issue of impairment and the role of drug testing in that determination.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the importance of the medical review officer in the drug-testing process
  Identify the standard drugs and what is not included in routine drug testing
  Describe the advantages and disadvantages of oral fluid, hair and urine tests
  Summarize the limitation of the role of drug testing in impairment determination
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4611) The Silica Competent Person - An Overview
Track: Construction
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Don Garvey
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The Silica in Construction regulation requires the use of a competent person. This person is critical to accounting for the inherent variability on construction sites. He or she is also responsible for the successful implementation of Table 1 from the regulation. The presenter discusses the competent person's roles, responsibilities and knowledge base, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition and the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Recommended Skills and Capabilities for a Silica Competent Person white paper.
Learning Objectives: List the two primary tasks of a competent person
  Summarize the roles and responsibilities of a silica competent person
  Explain the basic requirements of the new OSHA Silica in Construction regulations
  Discuss tasks where a qualified person could be consulted to support the compentent person
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2011) Automatic External Defibrillator Registry
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Todd Magers
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Explain the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillators (AED) in the workplace.
Learning Objectives: Describe the need for an AED in the workplace
  Explain the importance of proper AED maintenance
  Discuss the importance of CPR
  Restate how to train and maintain CPR certificates
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5411) Demystifying Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for Employers
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Colin Fowler
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Employers play a crucial role in military members reintegration from deployment. Service members offer employers sought after skills such as teamwork, punctuality, problem solving and leadership. This session debunks myths about post-deployment reactions. The presenter discusses the struggles of military families. He also explores ways that employers can support and benefit from hiring service members.
Learning Objectives: Identify facts and myths regarding reactions to military deployments
  Discuss benefits of military training and experiences in the civilian workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3811) Driving for Wellness: Better Health for Truckers
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Tom Kostohryz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session covers the benefits of and tips for better health for truckers. Truck driver wellness should be a major concern for both employers and employees. Today's trucker is unhealthier than the average American. That is not good news for all of us. There are huge benefits for drivers to achieve/maintain excellent health, and there are many ways to get there. The presenter explores these ideas and provides tips on how to get there.
Learning Objectives: Define wellness and explain how it applies to truck drivers
  Explain how maintaining/improving health and wellness can increase productivity and overall happiness on and off the job
  Discuss ways to improve overall wellness and provide ideas for managing and controlling weight and reversing chronic disease states
  Identify ways to exercise while on the road and the benefits of doing so
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1911) Effective Safety Training Techniques
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Bradford Weber
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Do you conduct safety training for your staff?  Learn how to effectively present your material by better understanding the different learning styles of the adult attendee, creating engaging content, handling disruptions and selecting appropriate learning tools.

Learning Objectives: Identify the generations in the workforce and how their learning styles affect training
  Discuss activities that keep training fun and attendees engaged
  Describe how to implement tools and activities to ensure participation and how to handle disruptive personnel
  Identify the most appropriate learning tools to make clear, concise and effective presentations for your company
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4111) Get in the Know with PUCO!
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Keith Kerns
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This informative session presented by Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Motor Carrier Division engages and educates you on a wide variety of commercial vehicle safety topics. Among the topics are pickup trucks with trailers, commercial motor vehicle inspections, safety audits, driver requirements, common violations and how to prevent accidents.
Learning Objectives: Explain the requirements for using trailers with pickup trucks
  Summarize driver requirements under PUCO regulations
  List common violations
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1711) How to Train Your Engineer
Track: Engineering
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Paul Gassman
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session shares insights into the engineer's role in a manufacturing/production environment, focusing on the common goal of a safe and mutually respectful learning opportunity. We look at day-to-day operational relationships, short and long-term product and process initiatives as well as interactions with engineering visitors and the dreaded subject matter expert. Through the lenses of individual and cultural safety, how can you improve this interaction?

Learning Objectives: Recognize different views and goals which can put engineers and production employees in conflict and at greater risk
  Identify the opportunities which a solid safety culture provides to strengthen productivity efforts as well
  Describe techniques to clarify objectives, transfer process knowledge, and bridge gaps in your relationships
  List short-term actions which make immediate and long-lasting impact on individual and cultural safety
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4411) Incorporating Wellness into an Existing Safety Program Strategy: Using the Total Worker Health Approach (Repeat Session)
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Shanna Dunbar
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Looking for an easy way to start a wellness program at your company? Consider integrating wellness with your existing safety programming. This session demonstrates a practical and cost-effective approach to Total Worker Health. Create a culture of well-being for your company! This session is repeated at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the traditional approach to safety programming
  Describe how to apply what we know to wellness programming
  Define Total Worker Health
  Explain how BWC supports integration
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3711) Introduction to Safe Rigging Practices
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Robert Siemens
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Many industries use rigging practices on a regular basis. However, lack of proper training often leads to injuries or can even end with a fatality. This session covers proper usage of below the hook devices such as chain and wire rope slings, shackles and eye bolts. The presenter also covers how to employ safe lifting angles, read load calculations, acknowledge proper procedures, and follow the necessary requirements to make a safe lift for both individuals and group rigging applications.
Learning Objectives: Explain the proper terminology for equipment
  Describe nylon and polyester, chain, and wire rope sling use, inspection and care
  Discuss the proper use of hooks and shackles
  Summarize rigging equipment interaction with cranes
  Identify how to plan a safe lift
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2811) Safety Lessons Learned During Disaster Responses
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Jack Reall
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The speaker shares his experiences from 20 years of disaster responses and the lessons learned about the safety culture of emergency responders. He shares pictures of 9/11 and hurricanes like Katrina, Harvey and Maria to reinforce the lessons learned.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to evaluate safety concerns during disaster responses
  Identify a progressive method of balancing safety with mission
  Discuss lessons learned from disaster responders and how they can be applied to workplaces
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1311) Simplified GHS Compliant SDS Training for Employees
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Victoria Lockhorn
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

Training employees to read and understand global harmonization system (GHS) compliant safety data sheets (SDS) for the chemicals they use is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement. This presentation provides instruction on reading a GHS SDS; training employees to follow the proper safe handling, use, storage and disposal of the chemical; understanding the risks of exposure; following precautions; and responding in case of an emergency or accident involving the chemical.

Learning Objectives: Describe what the GHS SDS are and how to use them
  Explain how to translate the GHS SDS to other employees for their own understanding
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8011) What is Workers' Compensation Fraud?
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Shawn Fox
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Fraud affects everyone. Learn how the BWC special investigations department combats workers' compensation fraud in Ohio. The presenters discuss what constitutes fraud, red flag indicators of potential fraud, and the difference between civil and criminal fraud. They highlight several successful case studies and convictions to illustrate efforts by the department to protect the state fund.
Learning Objectives: Define workers' compensation fraud
  Describe red flag indicators that identify potential fraud
  Explain how BWC's special investigations department combats fraud
  Discuss the complete investigative process from initiation through adjudication
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9012) General Session – Ready to Win: Creating Effective Teams
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Terry Mathis
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: General Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Organizations with excellent safety performance make safety a team effort. But what does it take to make a winning team? This session explores the characteristics and capabilities that make up an effective team and applies specific methods to each that have proven effective at other organizations. Sitting people around a table and calling them a team is not going to prove successful. Learn what it takes to build a highly-functioning safety team and shape your efforts around proven methodologies.
Learning Objectives: Expand your vision of what it takes to produce safety success
  Describe the necessary characteristics and capabilities for a winning team in safety
  Identify and select specific improvements to make your own safety program more of a team effort
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6113) BWC Services for Ohio Employers
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Kathleen Davenport , Lorrie Goodnight
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session is an overview of services BWC provides to Ohio employers. The topics include risk, safety, claims management, rehabilitation, return to work, Destination: Excellence and cost saving programs, grants and incentives. The presenters explain each service or program and other resources available to employers. This session helps employers identify appropriate services and how to access them.
Learning Objectives: Explain the different roles of BWC risk, safety and claims staff in assisting employers
  Identify available BWC cost saving programs and describe participation requirements
  Recognize the different types of BWC grants and the incentives and requirements for each
  Select the service, program, grant or incentive most compatible with their company’s needs
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1413) Contractor Qualification - Safety in Numbers
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Ryan Pollack
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
When hiring contractors to perform work on your behalf, you’re also hiring a company to represent your brand. Qualification shouldn't come as easy as verifying insurance and finding the lowest bidder. Whether you are a customer seeking a contractor or a contractor seeking a subcontractor, you need to do more to assure your brand is well represented. This presentation teaches you how to better use lagging indicators and identify acceptable contractor safety risks.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the benefits of establishing a safety focused contractor qualification process
  Explain how to better use lagging indicators as red flags versus red lights
  Describe how to implement leading indicators into the contractor qualification process
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5213) Distracted Drivers R Us
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Walter Fluharty
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers killed 3,179 people and injured 431,000 last year. A new report shows traffic crashes cost employers $47.4 billion annually. Why do we continue to put ourselves and others at risk? Stop by and participate in this facilitated, interactive and eye opening virtual quiz to find out if you, your organization or even your family is at risk. Take this valuable tool home with you!
Learning Objectives: Identify risks for a distracted driving incident
  Discuss the tool used to assess and score a company-drivers' risk for distracted driving
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3613) Machine Safeguarding Update
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Engineering
Speaker(s): Roger Harrison
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Many metalworking machines used in industry today lack the guards and safety devices to prevent their operators from being seriously injured. The presenter outlines the recently updated American National Standards Institute B11 Safety Standards to explain how employers can use guards, devices and other methods to prevent injuries. Included are interlocked guards, covers, shields, light curtains, laser devices, awareness devices, two-hand controls and electrical updates for disconnects, motor starters, emergency stops and more.
Learning Objectives: Recognize hazards on the machines in your plant and how to minimize those exposures
  Describe what a proper guard should look like, whether point of operation or perimeter
  Discuss the basics of how to function-test your safeguarding before each operating shift
  Explain the importance of having risk assessments in place for each machine
  Identify the machine safeguarding that may be needed in your operation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5313) Mindfulness in Safety - Practical Practices
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Katy Tombaugh
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session helps you to strengthen the workplace community and tap into the full potential of employees by increasing mindfulness practices. Have more focus and clarity, and increase employee performance through this simple mind-body technique that you can incorporate throughout the workplace.
Learning Objectives: Define mindfulness and identify case studies in which mindfulness enhanced productivity, performance and focus in the workplace
  Recognize the benefits of a daily mindfulness practice
  Describe existing beliefs about mindfulness practices among groups and identify barriers to these programs
  Recall ideas for incorporating mindfulness into the manufacturing environment as a tool to decrease physical and emotional stress
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4613) NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Brian Hall
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
When work requires employees to install, inspect, operate, or maintain live electrical equipment, or work near such equipment, they are at risk for arc flash-related accidents and injuries. National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 70E was specifically written to provide electrical workers with the tools they need to keep themselves safe, free from injury or possibly worse. In this session, the presenter identifies common arc flash hazards, discusses methods to mitigate the risk and describes personal protective equipment that will protect employees.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the hazards associated with arc flash/blast events
  Identify common arc flash hazards
  Explain how to read an arc flash warning label
  Describe personal protective equipment requirements based on incident energy level
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4013) Policies and Procedures on the Use of Naloxone in Schools
Track: Schools and Universities
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Aaron Jennings , Jessica Philemond , John Butterworth , Mike Leopold
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

With the opioid epidemic reaching critical mass, conversations are taking place, and policies and procedures are being created for the administration of naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug. Unfortunately, Ohio schools are not immune from this epidemic. The panel discusses the steps Dublin City Schools have taken in policy and procedure development for naloxone. You also hear the emergency management services perspective on overdoses.

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic and it's effect on schools
  Discuss how to create district-wide policies on the administration of naloxone
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2913) Safety Issues in the Brewing Industry
Track: Food Safety
Track 2: Small Business
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams , Tim Ward
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session is co-presented by North High Brewing and Safex Inc. Started in 2011, North High Brewing recently expanded its brewery, making it one of the largest craft breweries in Columbus, Ohio. The beer industry is generally regarded as safe. However, there are numerous regulations that apply in breweries. Complying with confined space, lockout/tagout and hazard communication regulations can keep brewers safer. Learn about how safety assessments keep brewery workers safer on the job and compliant with regulations.

Learning Objectives: Explain how the following regulations apply in the brewing industry: confined space, lockout/tagout, and hazard communication
  Discuss how a small start up performed a safety assessment and, as a result, established practices to keep employees safer on the job and became compliant with applicable safety regulations
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3913) Team Work for Successful Return to Work of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Denise Rabold , Robert Kanz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session outlines important aspects of the injured worker who has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and/or post-concussion syndrome and his or her readiness for vocational rehabilitation. The presenters discuss how to identify medical providers, engage providers in the vocational process, and identify the barriers to employment and vocational goals. They also discuss the vocational services necessary for successful return to work while presenting three case studies.
Learning Objectives: Identify injured workers' level of emotional and cognitive readiness for the vocational rehabilitation process
  Identify potential barriers of emotional, cognitive and physical functioning
  Explain the importance of teamwork in developing successful vocational goals
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3413) What the New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations Mean to You
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Michael Shell
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Falls are a leading cause of workplace fatalities, and violations related to fall protection have been at the top of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) list for six years. OSHA’s new regulation on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems have changed what it takes to maintain a compliant fall protection program. This session provides attendees with an overview of the regulation content, key impacts and deadlines to plan for, as well as specific ideas on actions items to implement for compliance.
Learning Objectives: Summarize the content of the new regulation
  Identify key changes required with the new regulation
  List specific action items to assist an organization in implementing changes to maintain OSHA compliance
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6213) Who Are the Players - The First 30 Days of a Claim
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Karen Thrapp , Freddie Johnson , Debi Kroninger , Lori Finnerty
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
What should happen after a claim occurs? Who are the contacts for the injured worker? In this session, representatives of the major players in claims and injury management, BWC, the managed care organization and providers discuss their roles in the claims/injury management process. The focus is on claims and injury management within the first 30 days of the injury.
Learning Objectives: Identify the parties responsible for claims/injury management
  Describe the role each party plays in managing a new injury
  Explain how all parties interact to facilitate a safe and early return to work
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3713) Calling 911, Are You Ready?
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Nick Seitz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The first 10 minutes of an accident or injury are crucial in determining its outcome. Would your staff know what to do? This presentation covers topics such as recognizing an emergency, knowing when to help, and establishing safety teams and procedures. Additional time is devoted to discussing the implementation of safety-related trainings and a checklist of tools (first aid kits, automated external defibrillators, etc.). Don’t wait for an emergency to strike only to realize you’re not prepared.
Learning Objectives: Identify key strategies to improve the efficiency of your safety team's response to sudden illness and injuries
  Recognize the necessary tools your safety team needs to be effective in assorted workplace situations
  Discuss how calling 911 is a component to an emergency situation but the first 10 minutes of a safety team response can ultimately decide the outcome
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4413) Developing a Safety Culture
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Brian Zachetti
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session examines the key elements of developing a safety culture. The presenter discusses differences between compliance based and proactive safety initiatives, costs of accidents, the roles of supervisors in the safety process, employee involvement, and behavior observation/coaching.
Learning Objectives: Distinguish the difference between compliance based and proactive safety process
  Recognize the importance of supervision in the development of a safety culture
  Describe the importance of employee involvement in the safety process
  Summarize basic concepts surrounding behavior based safety
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1313) Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Blair Everett
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session introduces attendees to basic regulatory obligations under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). If a facility stores extremely hazardous substances in any amount, or other chemicals in quantities greater than 10,000 pounds at any one time, it is subject to EPCRA. The presenter reviews the basics of annual EPCRA reports (Tier II and Toxics Release Inventory) in addition to addressing applicability, deadlines and reporting mechanisms.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the purpose and background behind the EPCRA
  Identify whether my organization should be filing Tier II and/or TRI reports
  Summarize in a general sense, what is included in Tier II and TRI reports
  Describe the means and deadlines for filing reports under EPCRA
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3813) Federal and State Motor Carrier Update
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Tom Forbes
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Federal and state regulations change constantly. Each year the Motor Carrier committee invites the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to give an update on current rule changes and proposed rule changes. The speaker in this session reviews and discusses recent rule changes.
Learning Objectives: Identify the upcoming rules and pending regulations
  Describe recent and anticipated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule changes
  Explain the electronic logging device rule and recent enforcement with this rule implementation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1913) General Industry Training Requirements – What You Need to Know
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Zachary Pucillo
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter reviews basic environmental and safety related training subjects, including hazard communication, fall protection, respiratory protection and more. Learn why training is necessary, what training you should do, who requires training, how to deliver training effectively to your organization and how to make it easier to retain.

Learning Objectives: Distinguish which safety training courses are compliance requirements versus best management practice topics
  Identify training subjects necessary for employee safety training requirements
  List the necessary components of a facility safety training by using a who, what, where, when, why and how process
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2813) Pedestrian Safety in an Industrial Setting
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Distribution and Logistics
Speaker(s): Robert McIntosh
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
All companies train their forklift operators; the law requires it. However, this is only half of the safety equation. Pedestrian injuries from forklifts are extremely common and very serious. Learn what to tell your people to keep them safe, what rules to implement and enforce and how technology can assist you so that everyone gets their jobs done efficiently and safely.
Learning Objectives: List the top 10 pedestrian problems and solutions to them
  Describe how to use technology to improve safety
  Discuss how to evaluate your site and implement effective solutions
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2013) Safety Lessons Learned During Disaster Responses
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Jack Reall
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The speaker shares his experiences from 20 years of disaster response and the lessons learned about the safety culture of emergency responders. Pictures of 9/11 and hurricanes such as Katrina, Harvey and Maria are used to reinforce the lessons learned.
Learning Objectives: List safety concerns during disaster responses
  Identify a progressive method of balancing safety with mission
  Describe lessons learned from disaster responders and how they can be applied to workplaces
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4113) Short Service Employees: The Challenges and the Surprising
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Speaker(s): Joe Steele , Rich Webber
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Learn about the methods to improve success with Short Service Employees (SSEs). Focus is given to the challenges of managing SSE’s from a first party prospective as well as in the form of third party contractors. The challenges that SSE’s bring to the workplace are addressed including the differences between newly hired and job transferred employees. Finally, the session brings to light some of the opportunities that an organization has with short service employees.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the challenges that short service employees bring to the workplace
  List ways to address these challenges to improve success
  Identify positive opportunities afforded by short service employees
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1713) The Psychology of Risk Control and Behavior Based Safety
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Donny Owens
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

This session explains what risk is, how people react to risk and the level of exposure and how to alter people's risk perception. The presenter explains behavior and cognitive influences and what leading indicators you need to measure to limit exposure. The presenter then discusses the three pillar approach to safety and how to integrate your behavior-based process to get the best return on your investment.

Learning Objectives: Describe what risk is and how different people react to it
  Explain how to develop employees (top to bottom) to recognize risk and develop ideas to bring the task to an acceptable level of risk
  Identify techniques on mental job hazard analysis and the what can I touch and what can touch me risk analysis
  Recognize barriers to risk reduction and how to eliminate them with the help of your leading indicators and behavior based safety process
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5413) Train-the-Trainer for the Social Learning Age
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Donald Elswick
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Millennials now make up almost half the workforce. They want their workplaces to be social and fun. New strategies are needed to reach employees who grew up with technology and instant access to information. Trainers must teach 21st century learners to use social media to make training more relevant. Experience why participant-centered training is key to increased retention and application.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to use social media in training exercises
  Discuss how to build excitement into technical training
  Explain new linking techniques to increase retention
  Summarize how to increase collaboration among team members
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9014) General Session – The Game-Winning 3
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Dave Davlin
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: General Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Dave Davlin was deserted by his father when he was less than a year old. He was forced to live with his grandmother until age 10. It was under her guidance that he learned about the qualities of integrity and honesty. With his quick wit and master story-telling ability, Davlin challenges you to pursue a new level of personal and professional excellence. “Travelin” Davlin has inspired people of every age and background — from NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Davlin plays competitive golf on the Golf Channel AM Tour and landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records. We all get one shot at this life. Make it count.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1715) Cargo Securement
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Robert Siemens
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter educates individuals responsible for securing loads on over-the-road transportation vehicles. He reviews the cargo securement standards based on the North American Cargo Securement Standard Model Regulations. The new regulations require motor carriers to change the way they use cargo securement devices to prevent articles from shifting on or within or falling. The presenter also discusses the types of securement devices and common mistakes made when securing loads.

Learning Objectives: Describe vehicle inspection and securement requirements
  Recall minimum performance criteria and cargo securement standards
  Identify what securement devices are appropriate
  Explain working load limits
  Discuss cargo loading logic and safety
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4015) Collaborate to Create a Safety-Focused Performance Appraisal
Track: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Jenny Hensley , Tom Fry, Jr.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In a groundbreaking decision, Cleveland Metro Schools administration and seven unions agreed to work together to develop a unified evaluation policy with safety embedded. The parameters and development process were laid out in a memorandum of understanding. In this session, participants learn how this work was accomplished, the process used to develop the rubric-based performance evaluation, and the tools and strategies to replicate the process within your own organization.    

Learning Objectives: Describe the processes used to develop a rubric-based performance evaluation that incorporates safety
  Explain how to implement a development strategy in your own organization
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4415) Effectiveness of Ergonomics Interventions
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Boris Pichkar
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Ergonomics is essential to any business. Employers should consider it in the design of every workspace, product or system to ensure a proper and safe fit between a worker and a work environment. The presenter teaches the audience how ergonomics can affect employee safety, injury reduction, overexertion, employee morale, productivity and absenteeism. He discusses the need to implement proper ergonomics in a workplace. This lecture is designed for a general audience.
Learning Objectives: Explain how ergonomics interventions can reduce musculoskeletal injuries and overexertion
  Summarize the financial benefits of implementing ergonomics interventions
  Discuss the importance of implementing ergonomics interventions to improve safety
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3715) Electrical Safety and Culture Change
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Gregg Webb
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session explores the rules behind lockout/tagout and arc flash and why application of these rules are often done incorrectly. The speaker presents examples of devices and situations where these rules are applied. Further, he discusses the role that a culture, or more specifically, a cultural change can have on safety versus simply communicating the context of the rules.
Learning Objectives: Recognize and select the appropriate means to properly lock out and tag out
  Describe when you are in an arc flash risk situation
  Identify the impact that creating a safe culture can have on actions
  Explain how cultural influences affect those who perceive it changing versus those who are introduced to it from the inception
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3415) Emergency Preparedness Plans - Intruder and Active Shooter
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Sarah Bynum
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Planning for emergencies pays off if an emergency occurs. This applies to security situations involving workplace violence, facility intruders or active shooters. Preparedness evaluations and intruder penetration tests can teach a facility much about how people and security teams will respond. In this session, hear about real-life examples involving unauthorized person tests and actual cases.
Learning Objectives: Identify security risks at work, travel and in public places
  Discuss how to respond in situations involving unauthorized persons in a building
  Recognize the added value of security in helping an organization reach its business and safety goals
  Describe training resources and opportunities for enhancing security at your workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3615) Falls: Are you Protecting? Or Preventing?
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Kristen Morgret
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Fall rescue planning is paramount in many operations – whether in construction, at a manufacturing facility or even smaller, municipal projects. Learn the difference between fall protection and fall prevention, as well as what to do when a fall happens, known as fall rescue. This session covers fall rescue planning and relevant equipment options. You will understand when exposure to a fall occurs and the regulation details, as well as the required training and the different methods of facing exposure.
Learning Objectives: Discuss when a work site might expose a worker to a fall risk
  Describe what protection options to consider at different heights
  Identify required training for employees
  List elements to include in a fall rescue plan
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2015) Fire Service Court: Burning Legal Issues
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): David Comstock, Jr.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This presenter reviews the hot legal issues affecting fire and emergency medical service organizations on a daily basis. Topics include the legal use of drones; guns and bullet proof vests in firehouses and vehicles; social media rants, raves, and retaliation; Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for volunteer fire departments; use of National Fire Protection Association standard 1583 medical examinations; and federal law restrictions on background checks.
Learning Objectives: Describe applicable rules and regulations relating to operations for fire service and EMS personnel
  Recognize how to prevent lawsuits or legal issues from negatively affecting personnel
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6115) Jurisdiction Jeopardy: Working Outside Ohio
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Kendra Depaul , Julie Phillips
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Each state has different rules and laws for workers’ compensation. This interactive session informs employers of the pitfalls to avoid if they work outside of Ohio. The presenter addresses coverage options for Ohio employers who send employees out of state to work, including BWC’s Other States Coverage Program.
Learning Objectives: Explain what Ohio’s workers’ compensation law provides when employees are working out of state
  Identify situations where laws of other states requires additional workers' compensation coverage
  Recognize the available options for workers’ compensation coverage outside the state of Ohio
  Describe BWC’s Other States Coverage Program.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1315) Mechanical Integrity: Safety can be Profitable
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Ralph Oliveti
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In this session, the presenter explores the concept of mechanical integrity as a system for keeping a plant running and controlling production down time. He'll identify methods for implementing and maintaining a mechanical integrity program that meets the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's process safety management and the Environmental Protection Agency's risk management plan standards. In addition, he creates a usable system for improving productivity and increasing profits.

Learning Objectives: Explain the role of mechanical integrity from both a safety and productivity perspective
  List operating issues that can be beneficial by being included in a mechanical integrity program
  Summarize how a successful mechanical integrity program can increase profits
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1915) Microlearning: Why It Should Be in Your Safety Training Mix
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Bobby Person
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Most firms spend considerable time looking for ways to integrate training sessions into everyday operational activities. This is no easy task. However, microlearning is the solution. Users can easily access training via mobile devices, learn skills and apply them with no classroom required. Using microlearning, rather than an hour-long course, employees can quickly look up procedures in a bite-size video. For the organization, this can mean fewer costly mistakes on the job.

Learning Objectives: Identify how microlearning can improve operations
  Describe how to implement microlearning strategies and measure the results
  Explain how to evaluate learning programs and needs
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5215) NFPA 70E: Roadmap for an Electrical Safety Program
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Robert Nicholson , Robert Nicholson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Developing an electrical safe work practice program for your company can be daunting. Attend this session for an easy to follow road map to success that helps protect qualified electrical employees with job scopes involving energized electrical systems to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) CFR Sub Part S 1910.331-335.
Learning Objectives: Define the OSHA requirements governing electrical safety in your workplace
  Explain how National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E can guide you to full compliance with OSHA electrical regulations
  Recall the significant changes in the 2018 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1415) Optimal Living through Movement
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Sarah Towning
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Movement collectively refers to the variety of ways the human body can move within and throughout space. We also know that an object in motion stays in motion, and the movements we consistently do or practice become stronger. Would you like to become really great at sitting? Or would you like to enjoy a well-conditioned and versatile body? If the latter, attend this informative session and learn how to incorporate movement into your life on a daily basis.

Learning Objectives: Explain the idea of a movement mindset
  Describe the human body’s amazing potential
  Discuss how to incorporate more movement on a daily basis
  Demonstrate movement exploration for self-assessment, awareness and fun
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3815) Reducing Distracted Driving Accidents in Commercial Trucks
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Greg Byrne , Robert Kaferle
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Preventing distracted driving accidents is so much more than handing a driver a hands-free head-set. Any activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the forward roadway or thoughts that draw a driver’s mind off his or her driving duties, can lead to a distracted driving incident. In this session, the presenters review key in-cab distractions and discuss controls an organization should have in place. They also preview new technologies available to monitor and reduce distracted driving.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the key distractors leading to accidents in commercial trucks
  Identify organizational activites and norms that lead to distracted driving
  Describe how to establish policies and programs to reduce distracted driving
  Distinguish the different types of technology available to monitor and reduce distracted driving
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2815) Safe 4 the Right Reasons
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Wylie Davidson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Getting employees to value safety and safe behavior are the constant challenges faced by today’s companies. The presenter explains why we behave this way and how we can use this knowledge as the foundation of how to work with employees in avoiding accidents and valuing safety.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to create a stronger sense of safety culture
  Identify personal reasons to act safe
  Recognize the importance of creating a higher level of watching out for one another
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5315) Sleep Hygiene for Safety
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Ashley Varol
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
When we talk about wellness, we typically talk about exercise, nutrition and mindfulness. Often, we leave out the importance of good sleep habits to our overall health. The presenter discusses the effects of inadequate sleep on our health. She also addresses the risks and dangers associated with not establishing a healthy sleep habit. She provides suggestions and recommendations for making sleep a priority.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the importance of sleep for the health of our body and mind
  Recognize the risks associated with inadequate amounts of sleep, especially over long periods of time
  Distinguish specific concerns for individuals working rotating shifts with erratic schedules
  Identify strategies to improve sleep hygiene for better health
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5415) The Evolving Workforce: Productivity and Safety Measures
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Steven Ludwig
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The aging of the global workforce is already having profound effects on manufacturing. It's reducing productivity growth by 40 percent and affecting the safety of workers young and old. There are steps you can take to help mitigate the problem. These include changing machinery design methodologies, worker training, manufacturing intelligence and addressing safety issues in new ways. Learn what steps you should take today to address this pressing issue.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the global nature of the aging workforce issue and its effect on productivity and safety
  Recognize the various safety issues involved, based on worker age and experience
  Explain the actions manufacturers should take today to find, hire, train and retain workers
  Identify the machine design and technology issues that affect worker safety and productivity
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4115) The Hidden Danger – Hydrocarbons in the Oil/Gas Industry
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Kevin Yeager
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
What you don’t see, can hurt you! Learn where hydrocarbon vapors are present during loading and off-loading of liquids in the oil field. This session introduces you to the sources and their recommended controls. The correct use of grounding and bonding techniques, hot work controls and portable gas monitors are discussed.
Learning Objectives: List the sources of hydrocarbons during loading/off-loading activities
  Explain the application and use of grounding and bonding
  Describe the role of portable gas monitors in the field
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3915) Using Your Return-to-Work Toolbelt
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Dave Kiley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Is it ever a challenge to get your injured employees back to work? Can you accommodate 100 percent of physical restrictions? This session discusses your options as an Ohio employer regarding return to work, including case management, modified duty off-site, nurse triage and transitional work programs. The discussion includes strategies to shorten recovery time and programs to reduce your workers' compensation expenses.
Learning Objectives: Identify return-to-work strategies available in Ohio
  Explain how and when to use case management effectively
  Define modified duty offsite
  Describe BWC grants available for a transitional work program
  Describe how and when to use nurse triage effectively
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4615) When Too Close is Too Close - Live Line Safety
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Jim Goodnite
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers basic overhead and underground electrical line safety and the importance of keeping a proper safe distance from live electrical lines.
Learning Objectives: Explain how electricity flows through power lines
  Recognize safety equipment
  Recall the importance of maintaining proper distances
  Identify who to contact in an emergency
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6215) Workers' Compensation Medical Reimbursement and Coding Policy Updates
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter provides information that assists participants in Ohio's workers' compensation system effectively execute their respective responsibilities in relation to medical reimbursement and coding. He explains recent changes in workers' compensation rules and policy which impact the 2018 delivery of services.
Learning Objectives: Identify recent changes in administrative codes and controlling policies which impact the provision and reimbursement of medical and vocational services
  Define the different fee schedules and explain how to bill and reimburse for various workers' compensation services
  Describe the enabling statutory authority governing BWC's setting and execution of Ohio's workers' compensation reimbursement methodologies
  Recall administrative and statutory codes to medical services and medical management activities
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3616) Aerial Work Platforms - Working Safe and in Compliance
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Robert McIntosh
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Everyone knows forklift operators must be trained. However, do you know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to train their aerial work platform operators? Commonly called boom and scissor lifts, learn what OSHA standards cover them, what training is required and what fall protection/fall restraint rules apply. Learn about the big four killers so you can evaluate your site for them.
Learning Objectives: Discuss what OSHA standards apply to aerial work platforms
  Summarize why OSHA requires training on them
  Identify the four most common hazards
  Explain how to bring compliance and greater safety to your company
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5416) BVR and BWC Helping Ohioans with Disabilities Achieve Employment
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Buffer , Elizabeth Sammons
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Speakers from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and BWC present basic information on vocational rehabilitation services available through each agency for persons with disabilities. The presenters show how each agency works to provide services separately or collaboratively to Ohioans whose injury or illness has impacted their ability to maintain or obtain employment.
Learning Objectives: List the vocational rehabilitation services available through both agencies
  Describe how persons with disabilities are evaluated to determine which services are needed to assist them
  Explain the referral and acceptance process for both agencies based on the statistics of persons served during 2016 and 2017
  Discuss case studies to show how the agencies collaborate to provide necessary services to persons with disabilities
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6116) BWC Wellness (Bucks) - Improve Health-Culture-Profits
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Mark Clendenin , James Blazer, II , Bob Braun , Jim Wyse
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
BWC’s mission is to protect Ohio’s workers and employers through the prevention, care and management of workplace injuries and illnesses at fair rates. Having a healthy workforce gives employers the ability to focus on their businesses and manage their workers’ compensation and health-care costs. The alignment of wellness and workers’ compensation programs can provide maximum benefits to both employers and employees.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the impact healthiness has on company culture, safety and profitability
  Describe the types of BWC wellness funding
  Recognize the opportunities for unique wellness program implementation
  Explain how employees and employers can collaborate on wellness program initiatives
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2016) Evidence Preservation for Death Investigations
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Government/Public Employers
Speaker(s): Anahi Ortiz , Amanda Alvarez
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
In this session the presenter teaches attendees about preservation of evidence at scene for death investigation to be conducted by the coroner’s office or medical examiner’s office. Hear about appropriate cautions to take at the scene once the death has been pronounced and what items to keep in mind to relay to law enforcement at the scene.
Learning Objectives: Describe the role of the coroner’s office in a death scene
  Recognize how to assess a scene to report to law enforcement viable information for the coroner's office
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1716) Feel the Wheel
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Distribution and Logistics
Speaker(s): David Lippert
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

What is a safe ergonomic push or pull force for something on wheels? This session explores a practical understanding of the Liberty Mutual ergonomic tables for push/pull forces, and how the size and type of wheel selected makes all the difference. Session participants do the actual testing and recording of data from the use of a special cart. The cart, with built-in force measurement, enables users to accurately determine push and pull forces at a consistent load weight.

Learning Objectives: Recognize why larger wheels are easier to push or pull than smaller ones
  Describe why harder tread wheels are easier to push or pull than softer ones
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4116) Hire Right, Avoid the Claim or Pay for All the Wrong Reasons
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Cheryl Altizer
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Have you hired your next workers' comp claim? How good is your process? Other than some scientific type interview questions and a drug test, what other tools do you use to evaluate the best candidate for the job? This session describes a forensic approach with tools like a functional job analysis and alternative low-cost tests that can arm you with valuable information when it comes to legally learning more about a candidate’s physical ability to do the job without even asking.
Learning Objectives: Describe the benefits and effectiveness of post-offer tests and strategies
  Discuss the various post-offer strategies to determine the best fit for your company
  Explain the use of a functional job site analysis and alternative testing to prevent hiring a claim
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5316) How Successful People Accomplish More with Less Stress
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Joan Washburn
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Research shows it is normal for our brains to default to the negative when under stress. We overestimate threats and underestimate resources that are all around us. This presentation provides the audience with a simple tool that allows them to quickly shift to more productive thoughts, to see critical resources and act on them. Learn how successful people stay focused, upbeat and check off most things on their to-do list each day.
Learning Objectives: Recognize when self-limiting internal conversations keep you stuck and spinning
  Describe when to shift to a productive thought process that motivates you to take action
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4016) Implementing a Safety Focused Performance Appraisal Process
Track: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Tom Fry, Jr. , Jenny Hensley
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
In a groundbreaking process, the Cleveland Metro Schools unions and administration developed a shared, rubric-based, performance appraisal process. Embedded in this process is safety; ultimately creating a safety-focused culture. The presenters describe the appraisal document created and used, the rollout to the non-teaching staff, and tips to define and implement a strategy in your own district.
Learning Objectives: Describe the processes used to develop a rubric-based performance evaluation that incorporates safety
  Explain how to implement a development strategy in your organization
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1416) Instilling a Safety Culture through a Retired Bomb Dog
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Greg Anderson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter gives a different twist on being a safety leader through the use of a retired explosives detection K-9 who served in Afghanistan. Through her, the presenter discusses a variety of leadership pitfalls along with techniques on how to be a better safety leader.

Learning Objectives: Identify the pitfalls of leadership as it applies to safety
  Explain how to properly apply safety leadership techniques
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3416) Job Hazard Analysis
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The process for analyzing job steps and associated hazards and risks does not have to be complicated. However, many still struggle with the risk analysis process. This session uses real-life examples from the Gulf Oil Spill response efforts to demystify the process. The presenter shows how to get people accustomed to looking for and reducing the risks associated with non-routine tasks.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the difference between risk assessments and job hazard analysis
  Identify the sources of hazardous energy and how that energy will be affected by the planned task
  Describe how to perform a job hazard analysis and list best practices for the process
  Explain how to use a job hazard analysis and lead a work crew pre-task briefing
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1316) Know Your State. The Hidden Risks in Emergency Response
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Larry Kilian
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session exposes hidden dangers and the potential for serious injury due to the lack of readiness of emergency showers. The presenter discusses potential gaps in an employer’s ability to provide proper first aid. He shares stories, case studies and shocking statistics based on real-world plant audits and research. He also provides tools and actionable steps to mitigate risk and improve safety.

Learning Objectives: Describe how the delivery of proper first aid impacts fatality rates, days spent in hospital and severity of injury
  List the top 10 most common gaps that often go undetected and pose a serious health and safety risk
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5216) Methamphetamine Lab and Opioid Contamination Awareness
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Dwight Aspacher
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
In this session, attendees learn how to identify a location where methamphetamines are being produced by recognizing laboratory components used in the process. They also learn how to protect themselves from coming into contact with powdered opioids.
Learning Objectives: Recognize methamphetamine labratory components
  Identify methamphetamines
  Summarize the effects of methamphetamine use
  Summarize the effects of opioid use
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6216) Presurgical Health and Behavior Evaluation: Because it Works!
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): David Schwartz
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This workshop introduces the concept and importance of evaluating injured workers for behavioral barriers prior to surgery. The presenter describes how to identify injured workers at high risk for failure and improve their outcomes. As of Jan. 1, 2018, BWC requires this assessment prior to lumbar fusion surgery. The presenter also discusses the rationale and scientific evidence for the benefits of the assessment. In addition, he shares what to look for in a properly trained evaluator, and how to present it to the injured worker.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the BWC rule on the required presurgical health and behavior evaluation.
  Define and recognize behavioral barriers to physical recovery that increase the risk of surgical failure
  Recognize the value of intervention when necsessary
  Describe the structure and function of a properly formed health and behavior presurgical assessment
  Explain the purpose of health and behavior evaluation to an injured worker to improve follow-through and compliance
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3716) Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plans
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Patrick Montgomery
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session reviews spill prevention, control, and countermeasures plan (SPCC) rule applicability, rule amendments, SPCC plan requirements, spill response procedure protocols and industry standards.
Learning Objectives: Describe SPCC rule applicability
  Identify site-specific SPCC plans
  Summarize how to establish appropriate spill response procedures
  Explain how to provide annual spill response training for employees
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2816) Terry's Treasure Chest (CANCELLED!)
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Terry Hughes
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Please note that this session has been cancelled. Terry Hughes speaks of his years of experience in the oil and gas industry, how he has experienced the ripple effect of unsafe acts, professionally and personally, and how people around us often mimick our actions. Through life’s choices, Hughes explains how life is often decided by chance, and that you can put the odds in your favor by recognizing these hazards. His approach puts audiences at ease with his Papa persona that every attendee relates to.

Learning Objectives: Recognize why it's important to have a higher sense of safety
  Identify reasons for acting safely
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4616) The How, Where and When of Slips, Trips and Falls
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Renee Mezera , Meredith Ullman
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenters describe the types of falls such as unexplained, idiopathic and explained falls and their compensability. The presenters also cover on-site versus off-site falls and falls during breaks or after hours. They discuss strategies to minimize falls and defend against non-compensable falls. This session is most beneficial to safety and workers’ compensation professionals who oversee accident investigation and policy implementation.
Learning Objectives: Recognize slips, trips and falls that need to be investigated versus automatically certified
  Explain how to investigate workplace slips, trips and falls to assist in the defense of the claim
  Describe how to apply practical steps to minimize preventable slips, trips and falls
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1916) Training with Interactive Technology
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: Communications
Speaker(s): Drew Garverick
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
Using the four-step model of training, the audience learns how to: use technology to establish a needs analysis; develop a training objective; deliver training; and evaluate and assess transference of training. Teach-nologies discussed in this presentation include Kahoot, Quizlet, Quizlet Live, Zip Grade, Survey Monkey, Poll Everywhere and Plickers. This session demonstrates how interactive technology supports participant-centered lectures.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to establish a needs analysis for training
  Explain how to develop a training objective
  Discuss how to deliver the training
  Summarize how to evaluate and conduct an assessment of transference of training
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3816) Trucking and Terrorism
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Timothy Dimoff
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenter discusses information about terrorists’ new favorite weapon — trucks. He discusses statistics about the use of trucks in terror attacks, methods for identifying suspicious vehicles and pre-incident indicators. He also addresses hijacking prevention and identification of explosive devices.
Learning Objectives: Recall statistics regarding the use of trucks in terror attacks
  Describe methods to recognize suspicious vehicles or suspicious acting employees or vendors
  Summarize how to identify pre-incident indicators and prevent hijacking
  Identify indicators of a vehicle borne improvised explosive device
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4416) Using New Technology to Reduce Worker Risk
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Nathan Berry
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session covers the methods and benefits of the adoption of nearable and wearable technology to reduce workers' risk and improve workers' performance. Wearable technology and smart personal protective equipment are just beginning to become available. Learn how to implement new technology into the workplace and use the data to implement change in at-risk behaviors or conditions. The session also features demonstrations of some of the technology.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to implement new technology into the workplace
  Discuss how you can use wearable technology to reduce risk
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3916) Workplace Violence - A Personal Perspective
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Beth Salisbury
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Workplace violence continue to rise in the private sector. Would your company know what to do within your place of employment? This presentation focuses on what defines workplace violence. More importantly, it provides prevention strategies targeted to negate workplace violence. The session covers what to do in the event of workplace violence, employer obligations, policy development and enforcement, and crisis response and aftermath management.
Learning Objectives: Define workplace violence, implication under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Duty Clause, and what to do if workplace violence occurs in your workplace
  Identify recent incidents and current statistics on the demographics of those who commit workplace violence and those who are victims
  Describe barriers to employers implementing prevention programs and steps to overcome those barriers
  Explain effective prevention strategies in the workplace
  Discuss developing a workplace violence policy/procedure
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

Thursday, March 8, 2018
  (3921) Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Managed Care Organization?
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): June McPherson , Shannon Bodine , Cynthia Terbot
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Managed care organizations (MCO) provide many services for employers and injured workers. From an employer perspective, the presenter discusses injury reporting, lag time, supervisor training, education and outreach, cost containment and how to best use MCO services when an injury occurs. From an injured worker perspective, the presenter discusses case management, treatment plans, medical terminology and an overview of the claim process.
Learning Objectives: Define the role of the MCO for employers
  Describe the value added benefits of reports and utilization review
  Define the role of the MCO for injured workers
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1121) Best Practices in Mobile Equipment Accident Prevention
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Carmen Shafer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

Deaths relating to mobile or heavy equipment continue to plague U.S. workplaces. More than 100 deaths a year and more than 90,000 injuries are linked to material handling equipment. Mobile equipment accounts for more than 13 percent of all workplace fatalities. This presentation reviews best practices in mobile equipment injury prevention applicable to all industries and workplaces. The presenter shares a risk assessment tool tailored to mobile equipment with participants and the hierarchy of controls applied.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to use risk assessment tools to evaluate their workplaces for mobile equipment and pedestrian safety
  Identify best practices in mobile equipment accident prevention to their workplaces
  Explain the hierarchy of controls to preventing mobile equipment accidents in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6321) Building the Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Shadya Yazback
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Various studies have shown that companies that incorporate diversity and inclusion (D&I) into their business strategy have higher returns on equity, higher customer satisfaction, more collaborative teams, and are more likely to innovate than companies that do not. Learn how to help build the business case for D&I within your organization, and strategies to encourage development of diverse leaders within your organization.
Learning Objectives: Explain the difference between diversity and inclusion
  Describe the benefits of incorporating D&I into your business strategy
  Identify steps a company can take to establish a D&I strategy
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2421) Dangers of Sleep Deprivation: The Reality and the Dream
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): April Haynam
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
With busy lives, schedules, kids and work, are you getting the right amount of rest? Nearly 40 percent of adults fall asleep throughout the day without meaning to. This emerging issue has taken its toll on everyone at some point in their lives, but the idea is to stop it from even beginning. Just one week of sleep deprivation alters the response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. In this session, learn the signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation, and if it’s the reality for you or your associates.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the science behind sleep deprivation and its effects
  Recognize the signs and symptoms you and your associates may have been ignoring
  Describe ways to help your associates move toward a healthier sleep cycle and more productive lives
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3321) HazCom: SDS and Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Melissa McCaffrey
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The globally harmonized system (GHS) is in full effect for the millions of companies covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard. What exactly does it mean for safety data sheets (SDS) and label compliance? This session clarifies OSHA’s expectations, reviews recent regulatory activity surrounding the standard and provides easy-to-follow best practices for getting and staying compliant.
Learning Objectives: Describe the most common compliance challenges affecting environmental health and safety professionals when it comes to SDSs and labels, and their impact on overall HazCom program compliance
  Recognize the importance of staying on top of HazCom, GHS and related hazardous chemical regulations
  Summarize OSHA’s expectations for SDSs, shipped labels and secondary container labels and receive best practices for achieving and maintaining compliance in the post-GHS adoption era
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2521) Ohio EPA's Rules and Regulations - What You Need to Know!
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Dan Sowry
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that it can be a challenge to understand and keep up with all the regulations that apply to your business. The presenter highlights Ohio EPA's major areas of compliance, provides you with resources to gain a complete understanding of the requirements and explains the proper management of common waste streams.

Learning Objectives: Explain Ohio EPA regulations
  Describe how Ohio EPA regulations apply to your business
  Recall the actions you need to take to be in compliance
  State who to call for future EPA questions
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2021) Preventing Exhaustion and Burnout in EMS Professionals
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Katherine Sanders
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Emergency medical services (EMS) and first responders are high burnout professions. Conversations about wellness and resiliency are necessary, but not sufficient. What is it about EMS personnel that makes them prone to high levels of exhaustion (associated with errors, injuries, illness, absenteeism and turnover)? Work system design promotes either health or illness. We have more than 100 years of research on the design of healthy work systems. Let’s talk about how the research translates to your work system. This workshop is designed for EMS personnel, first responders and individuals who work in emergency services.
Learning Objectives: Explain the differences between healthy work system design versus wellness initiatives and resiliency strategies
  Summarize the foundational research on how work design promotes health or illness
  Describe a three-part framework for designing healthy work systems that meets the needs of EMS, reduces the risk of harm, and contributes to organizational sustainability
  Identify risk factors of EMS workload, work pressure and work pace into your own work system
IACET: 0.3
HRCI: 4
EMS: 4.8
BWC Discount Programs: 4

  (5321) Reducing Company Risk: It's Time to Put Wellness to Work
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Richard Siegenthaler II
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Slips, trips and falls and overexertion cost organizations millions of dollars yearly. It's time for employers to help employees reduce risk by providing them resources and tools rather than a list of do's and don'ts. This presentation lays out a plan for employers to use in an effort to engage employees in their own personal safety and wellness.
Learning Objectives: Explain what true risks look like each and every day
  Identify ways to engage employees in their own safety and wellness
  Discuss the financial impact of providing resources to employees systematically
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5121) The Cause and Cure for Distracted Driving
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Danny Smith
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
It's common knowledge that distracted driving is a serious issue. New laws and public awareness campaigns have proven ineffective in solving the problem. This presentation takes a closer look at distracted driving by identifying the human factors that are at the heart of the issue. By focusing on the causes of distraction we begin to treat the problem and prevent future accidents and injuries on the road.
Learning Objectives: Identify human error's role in distracted driving incidents
  Recognize why cell phone laws, policies, and procedures (while necessary) are ineffective
  Define how on and off the job driving issues can affect your business
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4521) The Eyes Have It: Emergency Eyewash and Shower Standards
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Mark Alexander
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Many companies are not aware of whether they need eyewashes or showers, or how often to test and inspect. This session covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. The presenter then digs into the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for the installation, testing, maintenance and even water temperature. OSHA can cite a company for not having the equipment when needed, obstructed access and not inspecting or maintaining it.  Learn what you need to do to install and maintain your equipment.
Learning Objectives: Identify the types of chemicals and materials that require emergency eyewash/showers
  Describe what to do when the equipment is not needed
  List the inspection and maintenance requirements for types of equipment
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4921) The OSHA Temporary Worker: Ideas to Share with Host Employers
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Jeff Swanson
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The relationship between host employers and staffing companies can be burdened by communication barriers and issues of responsibility. Safety is paramount and must be shared by both to be culturally sound. In this session, employers and staffing agencies learn perspectives to control questionable practices and receive firsthand knowledge about issues facing temporary employees in the workplace. Host employers will welcome the fresh, innovative ideas discussed.
Learning Objectives: Explain the relationship between the host employer and the staffing agency
  Define the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for temporary worker placement
  Identify tools for a symbiotic relationship for workers, agencies and employers
  Describe pre-placement safety training techniques and ongoing safety processes
  Recognize the importance of open communication and shared responsibilities
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7120) Welcome and Opening Remarks (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Terrence Welch
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 8:14 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
CME: 0.25

  (6121) Who Are the Players in Workers' Compensation - A Panel Discussion for Employers
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Jeff Little , Ann Shannon , Tom Connor
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
With all the moving parts in workers' compensation, this panel of individuals explains the role each plays and what actions the employer can take to achieve the best solutions. BWC experts cover risk management resources (BWC field staff assistance, BWC safety professional services and third-party administrator options), claims management processes (BWC claims specialists assigned and managed care organizations) and the Ohio Industrial Commission's role.
Learning Objectives: Recall the risk management resources available to employers
  Describe how to work with claims management professionals for succesful results
  Recognize the Ohio Industrial Commission's role in the appeal process
  Explain how the various areas of expertise work together to assist employers
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7121) When Change Chooses You (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Dale Hull
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter shares his personal experience with tetraplegic paralysis following a spinal cord injury and his subsequent rehabilitation. He discusses the associated challenges such as the loss of independence and the difficulty in learning how to "get different" as opposed to getting better. Hull shares lessons and concepts he learned as a patient that he otherwise may have ignored as practioner. This session helps the audience realize that the physical aspect of paralysis is often the easy part.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the impact of paralysis on an individual and his or her family
  Recognize that paralysis is more than physical
  Describe the impact of the loss of independence
  Explain how validation of self-worth can contribute to healing and progress
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (4721) Common Injuries in the Ohio Healthcare Industry
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session provides information on occupational injury and illness statistics in the Ohio healthcare industry from 2012 to 2016. The presenter uses data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and other sources. He also provides information on common characteristics of injuries such as nature, source and causation. The session includes recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods to reduce the incidence of these injuries.
Learning Objectives: Recall occupational injury and illness statistics in Ohio's healthcare industry
  List common case characteristics of injuries and illnesses in Ohio's healthcare industry
  Discuss information on applicable safety interventions to reduce incidence of injuries
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1521) Excavation Safety
Track: Construction
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Dave Ponder
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session covers information of importance in excavation safety. Topics include the role of the competent person, excavation hazards, protection from cave-ins, protection from other excavation hazards, employer and employee requirements, and common mistakes made during excavation activities.
Learning Objectives: Describe the dangers of excavations
  Explain the different types of protective systems
  Discuss common mistakes that employers make
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2721) FIRE!! Oh, Wait, Not Another Drill
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Steve Waltman
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenter describes what to do in the event of a fire. He teaches participants why fire drills are important and how to plan, practice and review their fire drills.

Learning Objectives: Recognize the importance of conducting fire drills
  Describe how to plan a fire drill
  Explain how to practice a successful fire drill
  Summarize how to evaluate a fire drill
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5021) Forklift Safety - Going Beyond Basic Compliance
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Distribution and Logistics
Speaker(s): Robert McIntosh
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Forklifts are vehicles many of us work around every day. Most days we don't give them a second thought. However, nearly 100,000 lives are changed each year in the U.S. by forklift-related accidents. Learn if your program, your materials, your methods and your trainers are up to speed. How should we handle cell phones on forklifts, should our forklift operators be medically qualified and more. We tackle the tough topics and give you the real-life answers you need to run a safer facility.
Learning Objectives: Determine if your forklift training program is in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards
  Recognize if your forklift trainers are qualified
  Discuss traininig methods and materials
  Identify how to ascertain information on topics not covered by OSHA
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1021) Intrinsic Motivation: How to Get Employees to Get "It"
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Craig Perkins
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Have you ever wondered how some people get "it" and others seem to need constant coaching and reminders. Safety is riddled with rules and regulations. How can we get employees to want to comply instead of feeling like they are being forced? This session fills in the gaps using two popular leadership books to find the answer and establish a framework that you can use for new and experienced employees. The presentation involves real-life safety scenarios, relatable experiences from home and other interactions.

Learning Objectives: Summarize intrinsic motivation and its benefits
  Describe how to achieve intrinsic motivation in your workforce
  Explain how to evaluate and take action in situations to influence intrinsic motivation
  Discuss lessons learned from professional and personal situations
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2621) Is That Safe to Lift?
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Mark Reams
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session reviews how to evaluate the safety of lifting tasks. This discussion shares simple lifting assessments and focuses on using the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Lifting Equation for more in-depth analysis of lifts. The presenter shares techniques that simplify the use of this method and make it easier to use. He also reviews how to evaluate lifting tasks that aren't normally addressed by the NIOSH Lifting Equation.

Learning Objectives: Identify which method to use to evaluate lifting tasks for safety
  Recognize the limitations of the NIOSH Lifting Equation
  Describe lifting tasks using the simple quick-check, and the more in-depth NIOSH Lifting Equation
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3121) Safety Is Not a Spectator Sport
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Mark Hoffman
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session helps attendees understand that actively engaging individuals is the key to achieving safety excellence and defining safety excellence in a new way. The speaker discusses the concepts of active engagement and personal commitment. He suggests opportunities to actively engage workers. He also covers key points such as peer-to-peer interaction and traits of effective safety leaders and crew members.
Learning Objectives: Identify what safety excellence looks like in the form of behaviors that reflect personal commitment, empowerment, good decision-making and responsibility
  List the three levels of engagement and how each impacts safety excellence
  Recognize the essential partnership between supervisors, foremen and individual crew members
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4821) The Tricky Triangle of ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Absences
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Michelle Bach , Marc Fleischauer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenters educate employers on how to handle an employee's absence from work under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Ohio workers' compensation laws. The presenters explain the protected class under each law, along with the benefits provided by each law. They explore the similarities and differences between the three laws. At the conclusion of the session, the presenters provide a detailed hypothetical scenario to illustrate how you should apply these laws in real life.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to apply the ADA, FMLA and workers' compensation law when an employee is absent from work
  List the protected classes under each law
  Compare and contrast the three laws and the benefits provided by each
  Define how to quickly terminate temporary total disability compensation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8021) Transitional Work and Beyond
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Tina Elliott , David Holdsworth , Kimberly Kremer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
During this session, employers learn the benefits of effectively using transitional work and vocational rehabilitation services to assist their injured workers in remaining at and returning to work after injury. The presenters explore the necessary actions and strategies for these services. They apply them to real-world scenarios. Using the right tools at the right time supports your ongoing efforts to ensure a safe and cost-effective management of workplace injuries.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the continuum of vocational rehabilitation services offered by BWC
  Identify opportunities for early referral and use of transitional work and vocational rehabilitation services
  Describe how to access services for your injured employees
  Explain the overall impact of early remain and return to work interventions
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7122) Empowering Ability in Disability - Return to Function (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mohammed Ranavaya
Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The process of empowering ability in disability requires that each one of us be mindful that other than some very catastrophic injuries, all individuals regardless of the injury have some ability that can lead to productive and fulfilling life. This means independence in personal, social and economic aspects of life. Health-care providers and others need to be honest and frank in their discussions with injured workers regarding the need to live a productive life by return to function at their earliest.
Learning Objectives: Describe the critical terms in return to function issues
  Discuss how to analyze return to work issues with scientific evidence
  Summarize the steps involved in an honest and frank communication with the injured worker about return to function
  Explain how to negotiate return to function with the injured person and others
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (9022) General Session and Safety Innovation Awards – Tools to Re-energize Your Team in Crazy Times
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Linda Edgecombe
Thursday, March 8, 2018 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: General Session
Description
Linda Edgecombe’s footprint is seen and experienced around the world. Her non-BS approach is funny, refreshing, engaging and relevant. She is a bestselling author and her promise is to help you create powerful shifts, become more resilient and build on momentum. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert in “Shifting Perspectives.” Currently, she is filming her reality show “Re-Set TV,” where she gives advice to busy families and out-of control-work teams. Her message is as welcomed as a deep belly laugh and as profound as an honest look in the mirror.
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7123) Moving Toward a Targeted Approach to Concussion (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Alicia Sufrinko
Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
In this session, the presenter discusses the conceptual framework for how to look at an injury and assess the different clinical profiles that health-care professionals are learning about. She’ll also talk conceptually about the assessment findings that lead to certain clinical profiles. In addition, the presenter discusses the treatments needed for the clinical profile that we see with concussion. Finally, attendees learn how they can use clinical profiles as a road map to this type of injury and understand how the heterogeneity of concussion is essential to treatment. The presenter explains how different assessment findings may lead to establishing clinical profiles, and how these profiles predicate clinical rehabilitation and treatment.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to conceptualize concussion as a heterogeneous entity
  Discuss assessment findings that help establish targeted clinical profiles for concussion
  Explain how clinical management, treatment and rehabilitative directives are dictated by these clinical profiles
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (4523) Arc Flash Safety in Industrial Environments
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Julie VanDyne
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This presentation provides an understanding of why arc flash is important, and what can be done to protect workers from electrical hazards. The presentation is for electrical workers and environmental health and safety personnel who are involved with managing and monitoring their safety program. The presenters discuss changes to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations.
Learning Objectives: Discuss arc flash and why it's important to implement electrical safe work practices
  List two methods of assessing the hazards of arc flash
  Identify the various personal protection equipment options available and how to implement them
  Summarize the emerging trends in arc flash and electrical safety
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3323) Can You Hear Me? Implementing FAES in Food Processing
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Sharath Smith
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) remains a leading occupational illness despite earplug use. A recent study showed 28 percent of workers required either retraining or different earplugs to gain adequate protection. Field Attenuation Estimation Systems (FAES) for fit testing hearing protection devices may help identify workers at risk for NIHL from poor fit or plug mismatch. Learn to effectively implement fit-testing as an earplug selection and training tool in your facility.
Learning Objectives: List the benefits of using personal attenuation ratings using Occupational Safety and Health Administration derating schemes of noise reduction ratings to determine worker protection from noise
  Discuss various FAES techniques, best practices and objective methods to determine proper fit of hearing protection devices
  Explain the key intervention methods to reduce the risk of noise induced hearing loss
  Identify tools to effectively implement FAES into hearing conservation programs
  Describe how to use FAES as a hands-on training approach to teach at-risk workers to properly insert hearing protection devices, so that training is maintained over time
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2423) Coaching the HYPERSENSITIVE Employee
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Scott Warrick
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

What does it mean to be “HYPERSENSITIVE”? Why are most managers enablers when it comes to dealing with hypersensitive people, and how can they avoid this fate? In 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court defined hypersensitivity in the workplace by asking, “Would the reasonable person in the community be offended by this?” How do we apply this definition?  What coaching process should we follow when dealing with hypersensitive people? What games do hypersensitive people play with you?

Learning Objectives: Define and identify hypersensitivity
  Explain how to coach people who meet this definition
  Describe how to avoid being an enabler
  Recognize the games hypersensitive people play with you
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6123) Drones: Commercial Uses, Regulations and Best Practices
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Joshua Grappy
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter discusses the various industries using drones for increased efficiency and safety. He reviews the Federal Aviation Administration regulations required to operate commercially. He also presents best practices involved to ensure safe operation. In addition, he shares how BWC is using drones and the types of assistance they can provide to Ohio employers interested in creating their own drone program.
Learning Objectives: Describe how various industries are using drones
  Identify FAA regulations regarding the commercial use of drones
  Discuss various safety concerns and mitigations of drone operations
  Explain how BWC can assist businesses and agencies with drone operations
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5323) Incorporating Wellness into an Existing Safety Program Strategy: Using the Total Worker Health Approach (Repeat Session)
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Shanna Dunbar
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Looking for an easy way to start a wellness program at your company? Consider integrating wellness with your existing safety programming. This session demonstrates a practical and cost-effective approach to Total Worker Health. Create a culture of well-being for your company! This is a repeat of Wednesday's 8:30 a.m. session.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the traditional approach to safety programming
  Describe how to apply what we know to wellness programming
  Define Total Worker Health
  Explain how BWC supports integration
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3923) Independent Medical Exams
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Michael Rozen
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session addresses the ins and outs of an independent medical examination (IME) from the perspective of the reviewing physician. The presenter discusses the official standards that define a quality IME, according to the American Medical Association, the required qualifications of the examiner, methodology and procedures. He also provides a description of what happens at the time of the examination. The topic is relevant because the IME is a commonly used tool for management of a claim.
Learning Objectives: Select the right doctor for the examination based on the facts of the case and the objectives of the examination
  Explain how an IME can help claims managers assure their client that the case is being handled properly
  Describe how an IME can assist in managing a claim even when the opinion does not favor the employer
  List the documents, information and the IME questions needed by the reviewing physician to provide a quality IME
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6323) Making the Workplace Inclusive: Individuals with Disabilities
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): TyKiah Wright
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Is your workplace inclusive of individuals with visible and non-apparent disabilities? While the Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers make accommodations for employees in the workplace, being an inclusive workplace requires steps beyond these basic accommodations. Learn strategies for making your hiring process and workplace more inclusive for individuals with diverse abilities.
Learning Objectives: Explain why disability is a significant but most overlooked aspect of diversity
  Identify strategies for building a framework for disability inclusion
  Identify strategies for outreach, recruitment and hiring employees with disabilities
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1123) Preventing and Preparing for Agricultural Emergencies
Track: Agriculture and Green Industries
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Benjamin Peetz
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

Emergencies in agricultural operations and environments often present complexities that do not occur in other industries. Incidents often occur in remote and/or rural access areas. Accidents may involve highly specialized machinery. Response crews may be very limited in size. Firefighters may not have an immediately adequate water supply. This session presents an overview of possible emergencies. It also informs attendees of what they can do to prevent them or be better prepared when they occur.

Learning Objectives: Recognize areas that could present an emergency injury or fire
  Discuss best practices for preventing emergencies
  Identify resources to determine if additional preparation or equipment may be needed
  Recall training priorities to properly prepare employees for response to an agricultural emergency scenario
  Summarize the steps for efficiently and effectively responding to an agricultural emergency
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5123) Risky Business: Effective Risk-Management Strategies for Small Business
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Small Business
Speaker(s): Tim McDermott
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Risk is an inherent part of being in business, especially a small business. Planning for the risks that will occur in small business is critical to success. The presenter discusses the developement of an effective risk management plan that allows a business to identify potential risks. He also describes how to analyze, evaluate and prioritize those risks, select and implement a response to each identified risk, and monitor the progress of the plan.
Learning Objectives: Identify potential risks for small business
  Describe how to analyze each identified risk
  Explain how to evaluate and prioritize each identified risk
  Discuss how to select and implement an appropriate response to each identified risk
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2523) Stormwater Regulations - Does This Apply to You?
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Jason Fyffe
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session provides an overview of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Permitting Program. Specifically, the presenter discusses the construction site storm water, industrial and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permitting programs. He will help the audience develop an understanding of what activities and facilities are subject to NPDES storm water permitting, basic requirements of such permits and how to obtain a permit if required.

Learning Objectives: Describe the basic objectives of the NPDES storm water program
  Identify regulated activities and facilities subject to NPDES storm water permitting
  Recognize the basic requirements of a NPDES storm water permit
  Recall how to obtain a NPDES storm water permit if required
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4923) Workplace and Office Ergonomics
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Donald Head
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenter discusses various injuries that are a result of poor ergonomics, primarily in office settings, and the corrective actions you can take to prevent these injuries from occurring. These actions include proper workspace configuration, exercise and stretching.
Learning Objectives: Identify workplace settings that may lead to repetitive motion disorders, muscle strain, eye strain and other conditions related to poor ergonomic conditions
  Describe the physical hazards associated with incorrect ergonomics
  Explain corrective actions to avoid injuries
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1523) Beyond Table 1: Silica in Construction
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenter works through the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s silica standard so the audience can determine their plan of action for complying with the standard. Audience members should be familiar with the tasks their employees are involved with that may result in exposure to silica. The session includes assessing exposure, exposure control plans, training, medical surveillance and communication on the job site.
Learning Objectives: Explain the exposure assessment options
  Describe details of an exposure control plan
  List control options to minimize exposure
  Discuss means of communicating silica hazards on a multi-employer site
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4723) Cancer Risk among Ohio Structural Firefighters; and Preventing Firefighter Injuries when Handling Obese Patients
Track: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Steven Lavender , Olorunfemi Adetona
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The speakers present two studies from The Ohio State University. The first speaker describes research to determine factors that contribute to the occupational exposures of structural firefighters to contaminants emitted in smoke, and determine the association between their occupational exposures and cancer risk. The speaker covers the study methodology and how this research will fill in knowledge gaps. The second speaker describes research aimed at identifying tools and work methods that could reduce physical demands on firefighters and emergency medical service responders. Responders are encountering heavier patients more frequently, which in turn increases exposure to injury risk to those lifting the patient. This presentation describes the ergonomic solutions the speakers are investigating in this project and the current state of the research findings.
Learning Objectives: Recall the potentially toxic components of smoke emitted in structural fires and their sources
  Discuss the associated potential cancer risk of such exposures
  Identify the patient handling scenarios that firefighters and emergency medical service responders routinely encounter
  Explain if the proposed ergonomic solutions are usable and useful
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5023) Go Beyond Compliance with Technology
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Speaker(s): David Strutt
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
At the end of the day, a safety manager’s goal is to reduce hazards and ensure the safety of the employees. Using examples from real-life situations, the presenter outlines how analytics ensures slips, trips and falls are prevented before they happen. He also addresses how cloud-supported fleet maintenance improves performance of vehicles and minimizes accidents on the road, ensuring technicians get home safe every night.
Learning Objectives: Describe how a mobile solution supports safer site practices
  Discuss why fleet management software prevents motor vehicle accidents
  Identify the impact of mobile technology on preventing slips, trips and falls
  Explain the pitfalls of using outdated safety methods
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4823) Leadership as Art
Track: Communications
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Kenneth Manges
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Leadership as art. Why vegetables, baseball bats and do-gooders fail at motivating others over time. Finding individual and group incentives that promote enthusiasm, welcome inclusion and encourage team building is a journey, not an end goal. This program helps you develop an action plan, and make the incentive process fun for workers and leaders.
Learning Objectives: Identify why carrots and rewards fail to work over time
  Discuss how threats of failure cause loss in production
  Explain why best employee and other recognition programs can be counter-productive
  Describe a strategic approach that will promote fun, reduce risk and encourage long-term worker involvement
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4323) Make It Stop! The Basics of OSHA's Lockout/Tagout Standard
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Ranzy Brown
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) lockout/tagout standard can be confusing, especially to those new to safety. Failing to completely de-energize equipment can result in injured or killed workers. The speaker explains OSHA's lockout/tagout standard and how these important concepts can protect employees in every workplace.
Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of OSHA's lockout/tagout standard
  Explain how and when you can use the minor servicing exception
  Identify the required components of a written lockout/tagout program
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1023) Managing Liability as it Relates to Health and Safety
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Stefanie Coe
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session explores a variety of legal topics to help keep you safe and compliant from the unique viewpoint of a general counsel and director of safety. Through humor and experienced insight, the speaker addresses the need to balance compliance, operations, customer requirements and business interests. The session covers the challenges of being a contractor on a customer site, how to deal with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), how, when and why to contest citations, and how to engage outside parties.

Learning Objectives: Describe effective means of communication to address issues with customers
  Recognize potential conflicts and the skills required to develop a resolution
  Discuss how to handle an OSHA investigation, citation and any legal proceedings
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2723) Propane Gas in the Workplace and Home
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Robert Herron
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session covers the basics of propane gas. This includes the benefits of propane gas usage, equipment associated with propane gas and the safe handling and storage of propane gas in the home and the workplace.

Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of propane including what it is, where it comes from and how it is used in the workplace and home
  Identify features of propane storage containers and storage racks
  Explain Propane Autogas and the benefits for our environment
  Summarize emergency response procedures for propane gas emergencies
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3123) Rusty's Story, a Distracted Driving Safety Program
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): John Gordon
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Rusty was a young man killed by a distracted driver in 2008. In 2015 the nation saw a 7.2 percent increase in highway deaths, the largest percentage increase in 50 years, and a 10-percent increase the first six months of 2016 despite advances in auto safety. $40 billion was lost in 2014 due to distracted driving. Attend this session and learn about the types of distractions, case law about distracted driving and policies you can put in place to prevent this tragedy at your workplace.
Learning Objectives: Identify the dangers of distracted and unsafe driving practices, and the civil liability consequences
  Describe a sample policy that increases work productivity while saving insurance and workers' compensation money and lives
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2623) The Hidden Dangers of Vibration
Track: Construction
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Delia Treaster
Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a common occupational disease that is often unrecognized or misdiagnosed. Workers who use power tools such as grinders, impact wrenches or chain saws risk permanent injuries to their hands. Learn how vibration can destroy soft tissues in the fingertips and what frequencies are the most dangerous. Find out the most effective methods to protect your hands from this potentially disabling injury.

Learning Objectives: Recognize HAVS and understand how it develops
  Describe who is at greatest risk for HAVS
  Identify the most dangerous frequencies for HAVS
  Explain effective countermeasures to protect against HAVS
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2024) Pre-Hospital Bariatric Care: Patient and Provider Safety
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Nirav Rana , Robert Lowe , Michael Duncan
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The presenter describes how medical simulation was used by Worthington Ohio Fire Department to improve their standard operating procedure for removing a bariatric victim of fire from a structure. He discusses the extrication and transport of bariatric patients in a manner that is safe for both the patient and the provider. Additionally, he discusses the physiologic changes of bariatric patients and how these changes can impact pre-hospital medical care. A demonstration of safe transport procedures is included.
Learning Objectives: Explain how bariatric victims of fire may require a change in standard operating procedure
  Describe safe transport of bariatric patients
  Recognize physiologic differences in bariatric patients
IACET: 0.3
CCM: 3.75
EMS: 4.8
BWC Discount Programs: 4

  (7124) Shoulder Injuries – Treatment, Referral, Surgery and Return to Work (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Matthew Levy
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter covers basic shoulder anatomy, physiology, form and function. He discusses common shoulder injuries in detail and surgical and non-surgical management.
Learning Objectives: Explain shoulder anatomy
  Identify common shoulder injuries
  Describe treatment of shoulder injuries
  Discuss the challenges of returning shoulder patients to work
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (2724) 2017 Ohio Fire Code Update
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Jason Corwin , Roger Clark
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers updates to the Ohio Fire Code as it transitions from the 2011 Ohio Fire Code to the 2017 Ohio Fire Code.
Learning Objectives: Identify the changes in the Ohio Fire Code from 2011 to 2017
  Explain how changes to the Ohio Fire Code will affect your place of business
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3324) Additive Manufacturing: Emerging Safety Opportunities
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Gary Roth
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Employers are rapidly adopting additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing because it shortens the time it takes to move from prototyping into full production. AM technologies vary widely and each has a unique set of hazards; e.g. metal powders, lasers and particulate emissions. A robust safety culture is critical in understanding and managing potential hazards. This session describes several AM methods and associated hazards and practices to expedite hazard identification in these fast-changing workplaces.
Learning Objectives: Describe the basic concept of AM and its rapid adoption
  Recognize several distinct types of AM
  Identify hazards associated with AM
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4724) Biomechanically-Based Push-Pull Limits to Protect the Back; and Monitoring the Performance of Particulate Respirators
Track: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Sergey Grinshpun , William Marras
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The speakers present two studies from The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Research has identified pushing and pulling as a risk factor for low back disorders. Yet, only subjectively based guidelines have been reported in the literature. This presentation summarizes a study that established biomechanically based guidelines to protect the back during pushing, pulling and turning. Secondly, the University of Cincinnati team developed and evaluated a novel real-time respirator seal integrity monitor (ReSIM) for full-mask elastomeric respirators used by firefighters and other work populations. Results showed ReSIM properly detects respirator performance failures in real time with a high sensitivity and specificity. It can alert a wearer about a sudden increase of inhalation exposure.
Learning Objectives: Identify pushing and pulling risk exposure in the workplace
  Discuss how to limit exposures to protect workers
  Explain why it is important to monitor respiratory performance at the workplace in real time
  Summarize the features of the newly developed ReSIM
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6124) Bringing Your Workers’ Compensation into Focus
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Jeff Little , Deb Schultz
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The complexity of workers’ compensation requires risk managers to understand the multiple facets of the process. This session provides an overview on BWC rate calculation, program options, return on investment and proven claims management strategies. Learn about the tools you need to be efficient and effective.
Learning Objectives: Explain how BWC calculates rates and experience modifier
  Identify elements of an integrated approach to manage workers' compensation costs
  Describe the financial impact a claim can have on BWC premium rates
  Recognize opportunities to strategically use BWC programs for claims and premium management
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5124) Colleague Health and Work Performance
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Lauren Tipton
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Throughout the presentation, the presenter looks at common unhealthy habits among working professionals. These include habits such as not sleeping enough, sitting for extended periods of time, skipping meals and eating unhealthy foods. She discusses how these unhealthy habits affect an individual’s health overtime and the impact they have on work performance. She also provides participants with tips and skills to make healthy lifestyle changes in their identified areas where they need to improve to ensure better health.
Learning Objectives: Identify common bad health habits among working professionals
  Describe the short and long-term consequences of bad health habits
  Recognize personal areas of needed improvement to ensure sustained and/or improved overall health
  Explain how to make healthy lifestyle changes to work toward breaking bad health habits
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6324) Diversity & Inclusion and the Law: What Employers Should Know
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Marie-Joëlle Khouzam , Lisa Kathumbi
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
What obligations do employers have regarding diversity & inclusion under the law? The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the National Labor Relations Act and state laws all have requirements and protections that employers must understand to protect themselves from liability. Employment attorneys share how these laws impact your hiring and onboarding processes, as well as considerations for policies that regulate speech and employee behavior.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the basics of key employment laws
  Explain the importance of a workplace free of discrimination
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3924) Employment Testing; What Could Go Wrong?
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Jim Briggs
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This fast-paced and informative session is appropriate for any risk or safety consultant. Leave the session with increased knowledge of how to select employment testing vendors, when it is and is not appropriate to recommend an employment test and how to determine if employment testing will create a negative or positive return on investment. This session also reviews the “what went wrong” with recent case history involving physical ability and other employment testing.
Learning Objectives: Distinguish between validated (legally defensible) and non-validated (non-defensible) employment testing
  Describe what went wrong with tests in case studies
  Explain when it is and is not appropriate to use employment testing
  Identify, recognize and select physical ability test and other employment test with a positive return on investment
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5024) Ensuring Your Safety Culture Is Sustainable
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Eric Svendsen
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
You’ve rolled out a new safety program to strengthen your safety culture. You’ve done all the associated training. You've communicated the new policies and cultural activities. Now what? It doesn’t matter what kind of program change you make to a safety culture if you don’t ensure it’s going to survive the change process, endure over the long haul and avoid becoming the latest flavor of the month. This session presents some proven guidelines for ensuring that your new safety culture is sustainable.
Learning Objectives: Identify and leverage the key factors for ensuring any safety initiative is sustainable
  Describe sound principles for sustainability to an organization's safety culture
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2624) Evidence-Based Ergonomics Solutions for Distribution Centers
Track: Distribution and Logistics
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Steven Lavender
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenter describes the findings from four research projects aimed at improving ergonomics in distribution center (DC) operations. They are: the effects of different flooring materials that you can use to relieve lower extremity pain in DCs; how to lessen the shock experienced by the knees as standup fork trucks are driven in and out of trailers; the efficacy of an articulating conveyor belt for manually unloading and loading trailers; and efficacy of the Ecopick lift assist device.

Learning Objectives: Describe how different types of ergonomics interventions can be evaluated to determine their efficacy in reducing stress on the musculoskeletal system
  Explain the value of selected ergonomic interventions that are currently available for dock operations at distribution centers
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4824) Motor Vehicle Accidents: Legal, Strategic and Monetary Impact
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Lauri Cochran , Brian Brittain
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
This session guides employers on the workers’ compensation-related legal aspects of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) occurring in the course and scope of employment. The presenters share how to develop strategies for managing on-the-clock MVA claims. They discuss House Bill 207 and its impact on non-at-fault MVAs and employer premiums. This session is for safety and workers’ compensation professionals who oversee accident investigation and/or policy implementation.
Learning Objectives: Describe the legal review of course and scope issues as they affect the compensability of MVAs
  Identify strategies for investigating/defending alleged work-related motor vehicle accidents
  Discuss requirements of the new legislation and how it could impact employer experience rates and premiums
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2424) Opioids in the Workplace: A Bitter Pill for Businesses
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Dyann McDowell
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The opioid epidemic is changing how companies operate. It affects businesses everyday, productivity of the workforce as well as the well-being of all the employees and their families. This session helps managers, supervisors, human resource professionals and company leaders answer their questions on how to manage the effects of opioids on their businesses.

Learning Objectives: Describe proactive roles employers can take in the opioid epidemic
  List important components to implement into a Drug Free Workplace Policy
  Explain types of training for employees and supervisors
  Identify resources for Employee Assistance Programs
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4324) OSHA in Ohio - A Conversation with Ohio's Area Directors
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Howard Eberts , Ken Montgomery , Larry Johnson
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) area directors, representing OSHA offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo respond to questions from the audience, including current initiatives and frequently asked questions.
Learning Objectives: List questions that OSHA area directors frequently respond to
  Discuss concerns/issues other employers are facing
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2524) Recycling Through the Ohio Materials Marketplace
Track: Environmental
Speaker(s): Frank Basting
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Ohio Materials Marketplace is a free online software platform for Ohio businesses and other organizations to easily post by-product and waste materials available for use as another organization's production input. The goals of the program are to provide economic opportunities for Ohio businesses, extend our landfill capacity and position Ohio as a leader in the circular economy.

Learning Objectives: Describe the basics of the circular economy
  Explain how the Ohio Materials Marketplace works
  Describe how to join the Ohio Materials Marketplace
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3124) Roadblocking the Path of the Next Active Aggressor
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Michael Angeline
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The speaker discusses behavior assessment strategies when dealing with a determined aggressor. Learn how to assess concerning behavior early so you can deploy the proper strategies and intervention. This is the behavior that most active shooters escalate from. You can accomplish assessment through teams comprised of human resources, management and security/risk professionals. It is important to identify the drivers of the behavior and make a response plan before a crisis. This program is a precursor to the active aggressor session at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.
Learning Objectives: Identify the types of aggressors at an early stage
  Describe the path to emerging active aggression
  List behavior assessment strategies
  Explain intervention and diffusion strategies needed to stop aggression
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4924) Safety Leadership Training for Supervisors
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams , Colin Rice
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Supervisors are key to implementing an effective safety program. These management representatives have the most direct contact with associates. Providing them with the tools to be effective safety leaders is critical to the success of your safety program. A facility safety manager and consultant share their experience by providing safety leadership training for facility supervisors, noting what changes resulted and what work they must still accomplish.
Learning Objectives: Identify a supervisor's role in safety programs
  Describe the elements to include in supervisor safety leadership training
  Discuss practical real life examples from a manufacturing facility
  List the benefits the facility experienced as a result of the training
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1524) Temporary Traffic Control Fundamentals
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Duane Soisson , Emily Willis , Scott Porter , Mark DiPiero
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session describes the fundamentals of temporary traffic control in an urban environment. It includes steps to take to provide a safe work zone for pedestrians and bicyclists.  The session also includes a question and answer segment at the end. 

Learning Objectives: Explain requirements for setting up proper work zones
  Describe common pedestrian and bicyclist conflicts identified in implemented work zones
  Identify methods for correction of problematic temporary traffic control
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4524) The Importance of Fall Protection
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Joseph Rosen
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Proper fall protection can be the difference between safely completing a job and a life-threatening situation. The importance of employer provided fall protection training for all employees is necessary to prevent serious injury or even loss of life. This presentation offers a wealth of knowledge on the safety regulations and types of fall protection, proper use of fall protection and workplace safety precautions.
Learning Objectives: Identify Occupational Safety and Health Administration, American National Standards Institute, and Compliance, Safety, Accountability regulations related to fall protection
  Discuss how to eliminate fall hazards to improve employee health
  Explain how to develop fall protection plans and systems
  Summarize fall protection rescue procedures
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5324) The New Ohio Medical Marijuana Law and the Workplace
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Tony Coder
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session provides information about the new medical marijuana law in Ohio and the impacts it may have on the workplace, including litigation, human resources concerns and methods of ingestion allowed in Ohio's law.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the impacts of the new Ohio medical marijuana law on the workplace
  Describe the litigation taking place in other states and how it relates to Ohio
  Summarize the Ohio Medical Marijuana law and accompanying rules
  Discuss some of the social justice, public safety and health issues related to legalization
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1124) Walking Working Surfaces - OSHA's New Rule
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Brenda Hawkey
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session will cover the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) requirements in 29CFR 1910 Subpart D standards that protect workers from common hazards associated with walking-working surfaces.

Learning Objectives: Describe requirements of OSHA's updated Subpart D
  Identify common hazards associated with walking working surfaces
  Explain how to assess walkways for slip and fall potential to reduce or eliminate hazards
  Define a systematic process for analyzing walking working surfaces and fall risks in general industry
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1024) Wearable Technologies and Preventing Overexertion Incidents
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Haytham Elhawary
Thursday, March 8, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Wearable technology does not only present opportunity for personal wellness; developments in this field have also created a platform for us to create a safer workplace. In this session, the presenter discusses the behavioral principles that consumer wearables use to help people live more active lifestyles. Through case studies, the presenters discuss how you can apply those principles to positively change behavior in the workplace and keep workers safe.

Learning Objectives: Identify applications of wearables in the work place
  Explain the three principles that can lead to behavior change
  Discuss the use of wearable technology to quantify and measure risk to reduce injuries
  Describe best practices for deploying wearbable technology in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7125) Wellness and Total Worker Health - Identifying Red Flags (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Otto Schmidt
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter discusses trends in managing the injured worker through a wellness prespective. He addresses the role of the physician of record, developing a team leader approach in treating the specifics of the injury and identifying complicating factors such as obesity, diabetes and depression to faciliate and coordinate care for the best outcome.
Learning Objectives: Explain the role of a physician of record and associated duties
  Describe how to treat the wellness component of the patient for better outcomes
  Recognize complicating factors and lifestyle modfications as wellness components
  Summarize how to improve outcomes by faciliating communication between involved parties
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (4925) A Solutions Oriented Approach to Aging in the Workplace
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Cheryl Altizer , Thomas J. Stefanik, Jr. , Shanna Dunbar
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session takes a fresh look at aging in the workplace from a managed care organization, occupational health nurse and legal perspective. The presenters focus on providing solutions to the physical and mental health challenges employers face with an aging workforce by way of a panel discussion.
Learning Objectives: Discuss how to avoid hiring your next workers’ compensation claim and how to set up post-offer essential function testing
  Describe physical and mental age-related conditions that may impact the work environment and offer ergonomic approaches to accommodating these conditions
  Summarize how to avoid violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Age Discrimination in Employment Act, including concepts related to workers' compensation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3125) Active Aggression Response - ALICE Techniques
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Drew Evans
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session covers the options individuals have during an active shooter event. The speaker presents the techniques people can use to increase their chances of surviving the event. The presenter discusses in-depth the difference between an active shooter and hostage situation. He also describes what the active shooter needs for him or her to have a high-fatality count and how to help minimize that goal.
Learning Objectives: Define the term active aggressor
  Define the acronym ALICE
  List measures you can employ to reduce the effectiveness of an active shooter
  Describe actions you can expect from responding law enforcement officers
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5025) Building a Workplace Safety Program for Non-Industrial Businesses
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Patrick Jolly
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Every business, no matter the size and no matter the industry, needs a workplace safety program. The presenter discusses the major components of a workplace safety program. He also explains how to find the information needed to successfully implement the program. This session benefits non-industrial employers who often think the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and workplace safety doesn't apply to their business.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the key components of a successful workplace safety program
  Identify the importance of a workplace safety program for non-industrial businesses
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6325) Building Business Value with Resource Network Groups
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Diana Starks
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
A Resource Network Group (RNG) is a team of employees who identify with or have an affinity to a particular dimension of diversity – some examples include race, age, career interests and veteran’s status. RNGs operate to support and develop its members.
Learning Objectives: Define an employee RNG
  List ways in which RNGs add business value
  Identify strategies to make RNGs successful
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1025) Don't Let Walking-Working Surfaces Regulations Trip You Up
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Speaker(s): Thomas Kramer
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subpart D). These updated regulations can have a major impact on maintaining compliance. It's critical to understand the new rules related to walking-working surfaces and safe means of accessing these surfaces. The presenter shares key changes required by the new regulation and tips on how to incorporate the changes into your fall protection program.  

Learning Objectives: Summarize the content of the new regulation
  Identify key changes in the new regulation that will impact your organization
  Discuss state actions to assist your organization in implementing changes to ensure compliance
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3325) Evaluation of Silica Exposures at a Countertop Fabricator
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Leonard Zwack
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
The presenter discusses crystalline silica hazards in the natural and engineered stone countertop fabrication industry. He covers how wet cutting techniques alone may not be sufficient to bring exposures below occupational exposure limits. He presents an example of both industrial hygienists and occupational physicians working together to investigate a case of silicosis in a new industry.
Learning Objectives: Recognize and identify crystalline silica hazards in stone countertop manufacturing settings
  Summarize the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration silica permissible exposure limit
  Summarize how both industrial hygiene and medical approaches can help reduce silica exposure
  Explain how to better control silica hazards though the use of wet cutting methods and ventilation
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1525) Fall Prevention and Protection in Construction
Track: Slips, Trips, and Falls
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Mark Cangemi
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session covers the hazards and relative severity of falls in the construction industry. Falls are the number one cause of death in the construction industry. The numbers of falls are increasing. The presenter discusses work applications in which falls routinely occur. He also describes methods to effectively control the fall hazards encountered in these applications. Additionally, he discusses usage and limitations of anchors and the personal fall arrest system.

Learning Objectives: Summarize recent fall statistics
  Describe work applications routinely seen in construction falls
  Explain hazard control methods to prevent falls
  Identify the correct components of the personal fall arrest system for the job
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2725) Fire Protection Systems: What Changed with the New Codes?
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Roger Clark , Jason Corwin
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session covers updates to the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Standards on fire protection systems in accordance with the updates to the 2017 Ohio Fire Code. This includes NFPA 13 - Standard on Fire Sprinkler System Installation, NFPA 25 - Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, and NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.
Learning Objectives: Identify updates in the NFPA standards related to sprinkler system installations
  Explain the new maintenance requirements for water-based fire protection systems
  Describe the updates to the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code
  Recognize how changes relate to the fire protection systems in your place of business
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1125) Heat Safety and Production
Track: Agriculture and Green Industries
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Roy White
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Heat is a risk factor for people and equipment, especially in an agricultural environment.  This session covers identification of heat-stress symptoms, how to evaluate for risks of heat stress, how to reduce those risks and how to create a heat-safety plan for various agricultural businesses such as farms, elevators, animal production, landscape and produce markets.

Learning Objectives: Identify conditions, symptoms and treatment of heat stress including heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  Describe how to evaluate and monitor your workplace for workers' risk for heat stress
  Discuss how to reduce the risk of heat stress in your work place
  Summarize how to develop a plan for how your organization will manage heat safety
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2625) Incorporating Ergonomics into Job Descriptions
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Audrey Backes
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Attendees learn ergonomic risk factors and how these risk factors can play a role in job descriptions and physical standards for jobs. The session covers statistics on overexertion injuries and the risk factors for these types of injuries. The presenter defines realistic expectations for jobs and how to include these in a job description. She discusses how to fit the task to the worker and how to fit a task to a potential workforce.
Learning Objectives: recognize ergonomic risk factors of jobs and their role in job descriptions/physical standards
  Discuss ways to fit the task to the worker and fit a task to a potential workforce
  Identify red flags on job descriptions that indicate overexertion injuries may be likely in particular jobs
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5325) Marijuana and Other Drug Trends: Operation and Readiness Impacts
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Karen Pierce , Katie Lemke
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Employers have been forced to deal with a magnitude of issues impacting their ability to operate drug-free. This includes prescription drug abuse, the heroin epidemic, increasing positive drug test rates and medical marijuana legalization. It is challenging to stay current, particularly concerning workforce readiness, operational issues and legal considerations. Attend this session and become informed on these issues to help you make wise decisions that impact your drug-free workplace programs and bottom line.
Learning Objectives: Discuss major drug trends impacting the workplace
  Explain the operational, financial, safety and workforce challenges regarding legalization of marijuana
  Describe how these three trends impact workplace operations and liability
  Identify best practice strategies to prevent and respond to related challenges
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4725) Ohio Claims Rates by Industry Sectors
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Mike Lampl
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session addresses BWC claims rates and major causes of injuries. BWC analyzed claims data from 2001 to 2011. Data consisted of 324,000 policies and 1.3 million claims. The presenter discusses where information related to this topic is available. He also addresses how BWC uses this information to rank employer industry groups and focus loss prevention services based on these rankings.
Learning Objectives: Identify the claims rates of various industry sectors in Ohio
  Define North American Industry Classification System codes and National Council on Compensation Insurance manual classifications
  Recognize industry sectors that have higher risk of injury frequency and severity
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2525) Ohio EPA's eDocuments System - What You Need to Know!
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Richard Bouder , Amanda Payton
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented an eDocuments System in 2012 to effectively and efficiently manage documents, use less paper and create easy public access to its documents. The system serves as Ohio EPA’s virtual filing cabinet. The eDocuments System has come a long way in five years. The presenter discusses the history and goals of the eDocument management system, what documents are available in the system, how to navigate the public access site to search and access documents, and next steps for the system.

Learning Objectives: List the documents available
  Identify the types of keywords to narrow a search
  Describe how to perform an eDocs search
  Explain how to review public documents
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5125) Return-to-Work Strategies for Small-to-Mid-Sized Employers
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Peter Young , Amy Kutschbach
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Small-to-mid-sized employers often wear many hats to ensure their business is successful. Limited time, budgets and resources present real-world challenges to these employers. Attendees learn about opportunities to minimize lost-time claim exposure and costs while maximizing their employees' return-to-work opportunities without compromising safety.
Learning Objectives: Explain BWC grant opportunities to develop a transitional work program designed to help the employer return an injured employee to work safely and efficiently while reducing workers' compensation costs
  Identify alternative return-to-work options when employers cannot accommodate an employee's restrictions
  Recognize the positive impact vocational rehabilitation services can have on the organization's bottom line and the employee's overall quality of life
  Describe where to find professional resources to achieve proactive return-to-work strategies
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2425) Safety, It's a Wonderful Life
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Dale Lesinski
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session celebrates those responsible for the safety of others and reminds them of the profound effect they have on people’s lives. In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey gets the opportunity to see the difference he made in the lives of the people in Bedford Falls. That is a great correlation to those who are responsible for the safety of others – they never get to see the accidents and injuries they prevented. This session provides tools to help you celebrate this important work.

Learning Objectives: Recognize the safety professionals in the workforce
  Identify tools to grow your own personal safety campaigns
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4325) SHARP Association Meeting
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Ranzy Brown
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Private Meeting
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
The SHARP Association is composed of businesses that have exemplary safety systems and have attained SHARP status. This meeting is an opportunity to meet and discuss common goals and challenges.
Learning Objectives: Discuss issues facing SHARP companies
  Identify improvements to the SHARP Association
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6125) The Nuts and Bolts of BWC Settlements
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Chris Kolmer , Michael Wise , Richard Blake , Shaun Omen
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This session provides an overview of the BWC administrative settlement process. The presenters focus on the basics that claimants, employers and representatives need to know. It includes a discussion of court settlements and the new intent to settle process recently implemented pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4123.512.
Learning Objectives: Explain the BWC administrative settlement process and court settlement process
  Identify the statutory and administrative requirements for settlements, including the necessary forms and documents
  Summarize the new intent to settle process and distinguish it from administrative and court settlements
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4825) Three Leadership Strategies to Minimize Risk-Taking Behavior
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): David Galloway
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Why do people take unnecessary risks? When we hear how someone was injured, sometimes our first reaction is, "Why would they think it was safe to do that?" Yet, if we were in the same situation, many of us would take the same risk! Humans are fallible and easily influenced. You can use several strategies to help minimize the likelihood that someone will take unnecessary risk. To strengthen our safety leadership skills, we should view our world in three ways: look around, look out and look in.
Learning Objectives: Distinguish the difference between having a people problem versus a situation problem and how most of us make the wrong diagnosis
  Explain how watching out for another person is one of the keys to improving self-awareness and reducing personal risk-taking
  Describe how to use positive priming as a simple but powerful strategy for influencing subconscious thoughts
  Discuss how the effectiveness of these strategies depends upon our skill in conducting a personal safety conversation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3925) Utilization of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Workplace
Track: Occupational Medicine and Rehabilitation
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Scott Uhlenhake , Jack Zahn
Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Rehab professionals have the educational background to become a vital participant in safety, health, wellness and prevention programs. Unfortunately, many people have limited or no knowledge of their unique qualifications and are missing out on a crucial resource to assist with controlling costs while boosting employee knowledge, health and morale. The presenter describes a wide variety of programs and how each can contribute to current health and wellness programs.
Learning Objectives: Explain the educational background of physical and occupational therapists
  Describe how this education can be used beyond traditional patient care
  Identify an extensive list of programs that a knowledgeable therapist can implement
  Discuss how each program can contribute to controlling costs while boosting employee knowledge, health and morale
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7126) Diversity: Cultural Competencies Leading to Better Outcomes (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Alejandro Diez
Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
We are rapidly becoming a heterogeneous, multicultural society. As a healthcare professional, one must develop specific competencies to treat patients of various cultural backgrounds. Cultural competency is critical to reducing health disparities and improving access to high-quality health care while providing health care that is respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse patients. The presenter provides a brief overview of how increased cultural competency may lead to better outcomes.
Learning Objectives: Describe how the demographic changes in Ohio's population form the current diversity of the patient population
  Explain the importance of increasing clinician awareness of the concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures
  Discuss cultural issues that impact patient health and well-being
  Identify resources related to culturally competent care
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (3326) A Guide to Selecting Personal Protective Equipment
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Alex Bradley
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Creating safer work environments nationwide is an evolving process. Developments ranging from communications technologies, analytical capabilities and material science allow for continuous improvement in the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE) relative to workplace health and safety. Another, albeit slower, evolving process is industry standards and performance requirements. This presentation addresses these seemingly disparate topics and their overall relationship to PPE.
Learning Objectives: Describe how to leverage technology such as interactive software tools for desktop or mobile devices that provide data to help make informed decisions about PPE
  Identify appropriate industry standards for selecting PPE, and recognize the benefits and limitations associated with the intrinsic methodology
  Summarize critical analysis to the relevant industry standards and regulations understand how analytical methods, garment ensembles, and instruments can affect results and subsequent PPE design attributes
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2426) Anticipate, Prepare, React!
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Billy Ring
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This presentation addresses those crucial details that you may overlook in dealing with safety issues. Attendees learn what can happen when you neglect these details, how to prioritize risk and compliance, and what is considered unpreventable employee misconduct.
Learning Objectives: Identify top 10 industry citations
  Describe prioritization process for risk and compliance
  List key programs every company must have
  Recognize and describe management responsibilities that often get overlooked
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5126) Compliance vs. Protection: Being in Line with OSHA Standards
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Tobin Hawes
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
Complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards is expected and required by law for employers in Ohio. However, OSHA standards are the minimum requirements. The presenter explores why employers should consider adopting a strategy that drives compliance with applicable regulations and also looks to protect workers. The presenter discusses risk as a primary means for documenting and ranking risk and corrective action.
Learning Objectives: Identify the difference between compliance and protection
  Summarize how to implement risk assessment as part of an overall safety program
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2626) Demonstration of NIOSH's Free Resources
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Speaker(s): Marie Hayden
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
This session is a demonstration of the free resources available to the public for analyzing safety and health concerns at the work site from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH). Mobile applications are available for lifting task analysis, ladder safety, and sound level measurement. NIOSH web resources feature newer material and pertinent information. Come see what is available free to the public to address your workplace safety and health concerns.
Learning Objectives: Describe NIOSH's mobile applications available to the public
  Identify NIOSH web sources of pertinent information on ergonomics and safety topics
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4926) Distracted Driving: A Different Perspective
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Patrick Garey
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Distracted driving is more than teenagers texting and talking on their cellphones. With the increased integration and use of modern technology in motor vehicles, distracted driving has become a major problem on roadways around the world. A growing mobile workforce has traded their corner offices for an office that corners striving to be more productive and more connected. This session looks at driver behavior and what we can do to better manage our driving environment.
Learning Objectives: Recall how we got to where we are with the increasing risks of distracted driving
  Recognize that no matter what the distraction, it's how we choose to react/interact with those distractions that makes the difference
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6326) Diversity & Inclusion Strategies for the Public Sector
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Jennifer Adair
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Government entities serve a diverse population of citizens and need to provide the same level of service to all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, income, education level, language ability or physical disability. While most public sector entities focus on compliance, it is also critical that they establish diversity & inclusion (D&I) efforts to ensure they are providing culturally competent services to citizens and creating a work environment in which their employees can do their best work. This session provides attendees with strategies for establishing a D&I program in the public sector.
Learning Objectives: Explain how to apply general D&I principles to the public sector
  Distinguish the difference between EEO compliance and D&I efforts
  Describe steps a public sector entity can take to engage in D&I efforts
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1026) EHS Leading Indicators: From Defining to Designing
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Joy Inouye , John Dony
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This presentation summarizes the results of the Campbell Institute’s project to document the experiences of institute members regarding their journeys to develop and implement leading indicators within their organizations. The specific aim of this research project was to identify the common broad themes and key elements for leading indicator implementation along a Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) model and to summarize each organizational participant’s journey to leading indicators in brief case studies.

Learning Objectives: Explain how to develop and implement leading indicators at your work site
  Describe how to apply the PDCA model for continuous improvement through leading indicators
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6126) Employers MCO Open Enrollment
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Barbara Jacobs
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session helps employers understand the managed care organization (MCO) open enrollment process. Attendees also learn about the tools that can help an employer make an informed selection of a MCO to manage the medical portion of workers' compensation claims.
Learning Objectives: Explain the open enrollment process
  Describe the tools employers can use to make an informed selection of a MCO
  Distinguish the difference in roles between BWC, the Ohio Industrial Commission and a MCO.
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5026) Hack Your Training
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Karen Basso
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter describes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations for training program design and delivery. She also deconstructs the key elements of successful and not so successful programs. The focus is on incorporating best practices for program design and working with adult learners in the workplace.
Learning Objectives: Define OSHA's recommendations for training program design and delivery
  Describe key elements of successful and unsuccessful training programs
  Identify best practices for training adults
  List several principles of adult education
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2526) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule - Ohio Updates
Track: Environmental
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Karen Hale
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session provides persons who oversee the management of hazardous wastes at any commercial or industrial facility with an overview of the new Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. The rule changes include: reorganizing hazardous waste generator regulations; addressing gaps in the existing regulations to strengthen environmental protection; and providing greater flexibility for hazardous waste generators to manage their hazardous wastes. Lastly, learn how the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will implement the rule Ohio.

Learning Objectives: Describe recent changes to the hazardous waste generator rules
  Identify the new, less stringent provisions
  Explain what needs implemented at your facility
  Discuss how these rules go into effect in Ohio
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4726) Improve Workplace Safety – Do This, Not That
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The session provides information on occupational injuries and illnesses statistics in major private industry sectors in Ohio from 2012 to 2016. The presenter uses data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and other sources. The session includes information on common characteristics of injuries such as nature, source and causation. The presenter discusses recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods to reduce the incidence of these injuries.
Learning Objectives: Discuss incidence rate and number of occupational injuries in Ohio's private industry sectors
  Explain the case and demographic characteristics of occupational injuries in Ohio's private industry sectors
  Identify opportunities to improve safety in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3126) Oh, Crap! Active Aggression Recovery
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Drew Evans , Joseph Powell , Michael Angeline
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
All organizations face the risk of an active aggression incident. Whether the aggression is with a firearm or another type of weapon, organizations need to have a layered approach to preventing the aggression. They also must prepare employees to respond and save lives should the aggression occur. In this session, the panel reviews the active aggression cycle and provide steps you need to take to recover from such an incident.
Learning Objectives: Summarize the steps to prevent an active aggression incident
  List steps to prepare employees to respond to active aggression
  Describe how to recover from an active aggression incident
  Recognize components of the active aggression cycle
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4526) Onsite: Safe Site
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Regulatory/Legal
Speaker(s): Neil Powell
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
It's not often understood what qualifies eyewear to be labeled as safety certified. Sometimes it is not even understood that there is a standard governing safety eyewear. This presentation equips attendees with increased knowledge and understanding areas such as reasons to use safety eyewear, meeting the safety standard, meeting testing requirements and understanding enforcement.
Learning Objectives: Recognize why it’s important to wear safety-rated eyewear
  Describe the requirements for eyewear to be safety-rated
  Identify the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and Military Combat Eye Protection (MCEP) standards, and the tests required for compliance
  Recall who can test to the ANSI, ISEA and MCEP standards
  Discuss the myths and misconceptions associated with enforcement
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4826) OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative: Know Your Responsibilities
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Tony Zoia , Paul Wendel
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to treat temporary workers the same as they would their own employees. During this session, the presenters discuss the responsibilities of employers that host temporary workers and the staffing agencies that employ them.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative
  Identify clear strategies to meet responsibilities in protecting temporary workers
  Recognize what resources are available to assist with compliance
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5326) Positive Tests in Turbulent Times: How to Respond
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Karen Pierce , Katie Lemke
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
For many employers, finding drug-free workers is tough. What if an employee tests positive? Does it make more business sense to cut losses and terminate or offer a second chance? Does treatment even work? In this session, employers learn about considerations in writing a second-chance policy. They also discover the three elements of an effective second-chance system that can benefit the employer and the employee.
Learning Objectives: Discuss the considerations to think about when writing second-chance policies
  Explain the levels of care that are possible after an employee tests positive
  List the three elements of an effective second-chance system
  Recall the system of resources available in Ohio – private and tax subsidized
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1126) Serious Workplace Injury/Incident Response and Investigation
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): William Haak
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The golden hour immediately following a serious workplace injury or incident is a critical time for ensuring the safety of your employees, facility and business. It is also a critical time to lay the groundwork for your investigation, communications strategy, business continuity and a return to normalcy for your business. The presenter guides the audience through the important steps to follow to create a serious incident playbook to help them respond to workplace catastrophes.

Learning Objectives: Identify and recognize types of serious incidents
  Define key serious injury/incident golden hour tasks
  Discuss how to establish incident command and make initial notifications
  Summarize how to control communications and understand the role of social media
  Describe how to begin your root cause investigation and preserve evidence and witness statements
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3926) VSSRs: A Practical Guide from Pre-App to Post-Hearing
Track: Regulatory/Legal
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Joan Verchot , Michael Squillace , Jacob Dobres
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description
The presenters provide a comprehensive overview of the Violations of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR) and ways an employer can protect itself including even before the application is filed. They discuss Ohio safety regulations, the VSSR application, the BWC investigation, the Ohio Industrial Commission hearing process, building your defense, and managing costs along the way. They also discuss how to coordinate with the many players in the process with real-life strategies and a discussion of the employer's post-hearing legal options.
Learning Objectives: Identify those claims which might generate a VSSR
  Discuss the VSSR process
  Describe how to plan for the BWC investigation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7127) Medication Trends and Impacts on Workers' Compensation (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Amanda Waltemath
Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

As workers’ compensation implements strategies for long-standing pharmacy challenges such as opioids, other drug trends are positioned to increase their impact. With pharmaceutical research and development focused on specialty drugs for chronic conditions such as arthritis, hepatitis C and cardiovascular conditions, what does this mean for workers’ compensation? A pharmacist discusses current and evolving drug trends, identifying potential benefits and concerns as these trends relate to the care of injured workers. Silvia Sacalis was scheduled to co-present this session, but is no longer able to attend. Amanda Waltemath will present this session in its entirety.

Learning Objectives: Identify current and emerging pharmacy trends influencing workers' compensation
  Explain how broader health-care trends will look in the context of injured worker claims
  List examples of how care management can evolve to account for these trends
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

Friday, March 9, 2018
  (7231) Do I Really Have to Do This? - Workers’ Compensation Continuum (Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Tammie Mihaly , Debi Kroninger
Friday, March 9, 2018 7:45 AM - 9:20 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7131) Neurobiology of Addiction: Science Meets Recovery (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Susan Blank
Friday, March 9, 2018 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
Thanks to neuroimaging, genetic studies and development of animal models of addiction, the field of addiction medicine has experienced significant advances in our understanding and treatment of this fascinating and oftimes, frustrating brain disease. It is important for clinicians to gain insight into the signs, symptoms, risk factors and evidenced-based interventions to assist their patients to negotiate and manage the disease of addiction. The presenter reviews the neurobiology, neurotransmitters and genetics of addiction, as well as treatment options that can be integrated into primary care and office-based pain practices.
Learning Objectives: Identify the three neural networks involved in the disease of addiction
  Explain the role of genetics, epigenetics and exposure to addictive substances in the development of the disease of addiction
  List the three Food and Drug Administration approved medications for opiate use disorder, the seven for nicotine and the three for alcohol use disorder
  Summarize the importance of screening for addiction, and describe how to use at least one validated screening tool
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (2031) EMS Mock Trial for Social Media
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Lawrence Bennett
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:29 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter reviews lessons learned from an actual case where a federal jury awarded substantial damages for termination of a fire inspector that resulted in a settlement of $1.5 million.
Learning Objectives: Identify the advantages of well written social media policy
  Discuss U.S. Supreme Court and lower court decisions on the limited First Amendment rights of public employees
  Identify whistleblower protection under federal and state statutes
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1.5
EMS: 1.8
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9231) Industrial Exoskeletons Workshop
Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Track 2: Research and Development
Speaker(s): Christopher Beaufait , Chase Beach , Christopher Reid , Greg Knapik , Jamie Mattern , Jason Gillette , Maury Nussbaum , Diana Horvath , Ben Harrington , Homayoon Kazerooni , Kirk Stema
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
Exoskeletons are wearable devices that augment human activities. They’ve made the transition from science fiction to reality and are now used in many jobs to reduce physical stresses on the body and allow workers to work with less fatigue and discomfort. At this workshop, you will learn about types of industrial exoskeletons, the kinds of jobs that they can be used in, and precautions that should be taken when considering exoskeletons. Vendors will demonstrate their exoskeletons. Researchers will discuss the impact of exoskeletons on the body. Users of exoskeletons will share their experiences (good and bad) with exoskeletons.
Learning Objectives: List the types of exoskeletons available for industrial use
  Discuss the impact of exoskeletons on the body
  Describe precautions to take when considering exoskeletons for industrial use
IACET: 0.6
BWC Discount Programs: 7

  (7132) Safe and Effective Discontinuation of High-Risk Medications (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mark Pew
Friday, March 9, 2018 8:50 AM - 9:50 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

An inappropriate polypharmacy regimen, often the result of cascading negative side effects from an initial opioid, creates a complicated situation for discontiuation. In what sequence should you taper drugs/classifications? What are the pros and cons of medication assisted treatment (MAT) vs. non-MAT tapering? How do you properly address psychosocialspiritual issues and co-morbidities? Proper tapering is complex and individualized. This session helps define best practices.

Learning Objectives: Explain the genesis and scope of the opioid epidemic
  Define appropriate and inappropriate uses of prescription painkillers
  Describe the biopsychosocialspiritual treatment model and implications to choices
  Summarize tapering options and best practices
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (9335) Application of Advanced Machine Guarding
Track: Manufacturing
Track 2: Engineering
Speaker(s): Tom Alford , Pat Barry
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Description
The workshop presenters discuss advanced/alternative machine guarding measures that improve both safety and productivity. Some manufacturers have interpreted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Minor Servicing Exception in ways that increase risk of injury, with tragic results. Find out what alternative measures are acceptable under current regulations, how productivity can be significantly improved as a result, and best practices for your plants.
Learning Objectives: Define OSHA Minor Servicing Exception and its application
  Describe accepted standards and practices for alternative measures
  Explain how advanced guarding improves both safety and productivity
  Discuss the application of safety in collaborative applications
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9233) Building Accountability to Turn Supervisors into Safety Leaders
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Chip Steensma
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Supervisors will tell you safety is important, but many struggle to see how their specific actions and conversations detract from the goal of safety. The best supervisors demonstrate through their own behavior that safety is non-negotiable, then empower their teams for personal accountability. This workshop presenter uses an engaging storyline to demonstrate how and why safety accountability works, how a positive safety culture impacts the bottom line and what supervisors can do to make a difference.
Learning Objectives: List four steps to create a system of safety accountability
  Describe how to set a personal example of safety for employees
  Explain how to facilitate meaningful, engaging safety conversations on a daily basis
  Describe how to actively involve employees in improving the safety of the workplace
IACET: 0.5
EPA: 5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (9232) Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Christine Williams , Tom Kelly
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
This course provides an excellent introduction to how BWC determines workers' compensation rates and claims management strategies to control workers' compensation costs.
Learning Objectives: Explain how BWC determines workers' compensation rates and the costs that drive them
  Describe how claims costs impact rates
  Discuss rating plan options
  List strategies to control costs, including prevention, administrative, early return to work, and other claims management controls
  Summarize a leadersip-supported safety culture
IACET: 0.5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (9337) CRASE: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Darrah Metz
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
With all of the active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to be prepared. This workshop is lead by patrol and SWAT deputies who are passionate about what it takes to keep you safe. Law enforcement officers and agencies receive frequent requests from schools, businesses and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. This Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues and drills.
Learning Objectives: Recognize that doing something is better than doing nothing
  Explain the concepts of avoid, deny and defend
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9331) Making the Workplace Inclusive: Generations in the Workplace
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Shadya Yazback , Sarah Baker
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Gen Z is entering the workplace, millennials are getting established in their careers, and Gen Xers are collectively asserting themselves as leaders and power brokers while still competing with the Baby Boomers and Traditionalists who just won’t exit stage left. Employers who create space for all five generations to bring their authentic selves to the workplace can see increased engagement, productivity, innovation and employee satisfaction. This session examines each generation’s experience and characteristics; explores differences in the workplace; and provides strategies for effective communication, problem solving and respectful interaction to support an inclusive workplace.
Learning Objectives: Identify the different generations in the workplace
  Describe general characteristics of each generation
  List strategies for making the work environment inclusive for each group
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (5331) Operation Street Smart
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Dan Johnson , Michael Powell , Shawn Bain
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The goal of Operation Street Smart is to provide current and up to date drug information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, concealment techniques and physiological effects to individuals who deal with today's youth on a daily basis. The target audience for Street Smart includes DARE and school resource officers, juvenile detectives, school administrators and school board members, teachers, parents, nurses and other adults.
Learning Objectives: Identify drugs and paraphernalia
  Identify drug trends and terms
  Recognize resources and websites
  Recall drug knowledge to keep kids safe
IACET: 0.5
CCM: 5.5
CRC: 5.5
CDMS: 5.5
RN: 5.5
CLE: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9234) Self-Protection Training for Healthcare Professionals
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): William Kennedy , Benjamin Kennedy , Kim Riddick
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, two million workers reported being the victim of workplace violence in 2015. Of the more than 25,000 annual cases resulting in injury and days away from work, 70 to 74 percent occur in health care or social services settings. Most health care professionals are not trained to accurately recognize the different types of violence, and effectively, ethically, and legally avoid, escape, de-escalate, or when necessary, physically protect themselves and co-workers.
Learning Objectives: List the essential components of self-defense law as it pertains to a workplace environment
  Describe common barriers to health care and social services professionals taking self-protective action
  Discuss strategies and skills associated with avoidance, escape from and the de-escalation of high risk situations
  Demonstrate physical self-protection skills
  Recognize potential legal, health related, and emotional outcomes associated with self-protection
IACET: 0.5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (9333) Shifting High Burnout Professions Toward Health
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Katherine Sanders
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
If you work within a high burnout profession, you know it. Conversations about wellness and resiliency are necessary, but not sufficient. What is it about some professions that make them prone to high levels of exhaustion (associated with errors, injuries, illness, absenteeism and turnover)? Work system design promotes either health or illness. We have more than 100 years of research on the design of healthy work systems. Let’s talk about how the research translates to your work system.
Learning Objectives: Explain the differences between healthy work system design versus wellness initiatives and resiliency strategies
  Summarize the foundational research on how work design promotes health or illness
  Describe a three-part framework for designing healthy work systems that meets people's needs, reduces the risk of harm, and contributes to organizational sustainability
  Identify risk factors of workload, work pressure and work pace into your own work system
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9235) Using Temperament Styles to Understanding and Lead Safety Communication
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Eric Svendsen
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Some people readily adopt an organization's safety culture without questioning it, even to the point of internalizing it for themselves. Others tend to challenge the parts that don’t make sense to them, or outright rebel against it altogether! A lot of the differences we observe in how people respond to safety culture and safety communication has to do with their temperaments. Understanding these differences can aid our ability to lead people and motivate them toward a stronger safety culture.
Learning Objectives: Identify the various temperament types of employees and how they might respond to safety communication
  Explain how to predict why and how people might behave the way they do in a safety culture based on their temperament
  Describe how to communicate the safety culture in ways that more effectively appeal to each temperament type
IACET: 0.5
HRCI: 5.5
EPA: 5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (2032) EMS Mock Trial for Improved Report Writing
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Lawrence Bennett
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenter reviews lessons learned from an actual case that resulted in a settlement of $1.2 million. He discusses the importance of proper EMS documentation and the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) provisions on EMS liability for willful or wanton misconduct.
Learning Objectives: Explain how to improve EMS documentation by reviewing actual EMS Run Reports and affidavits of eye witnesses
  Identify key legal principles reviewed by the Ohio Court of Appeals for Franklin Feb. 11, 2016 decision
  Summarize ORC provisions on EMS liability for willfull or wanton misconduct, ORC 4765.49
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1.5
EMS: 1.8
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7232) Provider Office Staff Are Key! - Best Practices in Claims Management (Staff Forum)
Friday, March 9, 2018 9:50 AM - 11:10 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7133) New Avenues of Intervention for Injured Workers at Risk of Delayed Recovery (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Michael Sullivan
Friday, March 9, 2018 10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter familiarizes the audience with a range of non-medical risk factors that can impede recovery following work injury. The topic is relevant to many stakeholders, including injury insurers, rehabilitation professionals and injured worker representatives. The content proceeds from the assumption that the audience is aware of the high costs associated with delayed recovery following work injury.
Learning Objectives: Describe a range of non-medical factors that can impede recovery following work injury
  Describe instruments used to identify claimants at risk for delayed recovery
  Explain the limits of traditional medical accounts of delayed recovery following work injury
  Select intervention approaches suitable for targeting non-medical risk factors for delayed recovery
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (2033) Advanced Funeral Planning
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Bradley Chute , Lauren Baughman
Friday, March 9, 2018 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description
The presenters provide basic knowledge of the funeral planning process. The overview includes common information required to complete funeral arrangements; methods of final disposition; ceremony options; funeral venues; and various tribute options. They also give a brief overview of available benefits to honorably discharged veterans of the armed services.
Learning Objectives: Recognize the value of discussing end of life concerns with family and friends before the need arises
  Recall common components of funeral planning
  Identify tribute options available to first responders
IACET: 0.1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7234) I Didn’t See That Coming! – How to Avoid Coding & Billing Errors and Denials (Staff Forum)
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7134) Causality-Holistic Approach: Medical and Scientific Overview (Clinical Track)
Speaker(s): Mohammed Ranavaya
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

Inappropriate attribution of a disease or illness to occupation has been a growing problem in the U.S. in the past several decades despite the clear and convincing science otherwise. This has resulted in an enormous cost shifting of ordinary health insurance expense to workers' compensation insurance and needless anxiety and disability claims. The opioid epidemic has its roots in claims of chronic occupational low back pain and narcotics prescribed in the recent past due to misattribution.

Learning Objectives: Recognize how the causation analysis works
  Describe evidence-based approach to causation
  List the required steps for holistic causation analysis
  Explain fallacies of alternate causation analysis
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (9334) Active Killer Response: An Honest Approach to Safety
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: All Industries and Workplaces
Speaker(s): Aaron Jannetti , Jon Grabo
Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
The protocols and safety considerations for dealing with a violent attack in the workplace are, in most places, outdated and ineffective. This workshop explores an honest approach to preparing your workforce to deal with these threats. The workshop covers preparation, how to survive during the attack, a deep look into surviving a physical fight, how to give basic medical care until EMS arrives, interacting with responding officers, and the psychological needs after an event.
Learning Objectives: Identify issues with current workplace protocols for dealing with a violent attack and explain why they are getting people killed
  Define the practical options for surviving this type of threat and how to apply them in the workplace
  Describe how to survive and face any long-term psychological, physical, or financial issues that may arise in the future
  Prepare the individual to survive a situation like this and be able to face any long term psychological, physical, or financial issues that may arise in the future
  Select the approach that best fits the individual business environment
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (2034) Agitation Management in the Emergency Setting
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Megan Schabbing
Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session is a comprehensive review of best practices in agitation management, including verbal de-escalation techniques and evidence-based psychopharmacologic treatments. 
Learning Objectives: Describe evidence-based treatment strategy for agitation management
  Recognize the value of optimal verbal de-escalation techniques
EMS: 0.9
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9332) Cutting-Edge Response Using Unmanned Arial Systems (Drones)
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Benjamin Hissam , Dennis Breen
Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description
Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS) programs can have a great advantage because of the ease of set up during an emergency. They are portable and can provide critical information to the incident commander. Drones can be used in search and rescue or damage assessment with natural disasters. Hazardous material teams can deploy a drone to conduct initial or conduct recon of a chemical emergency. Thermal imaging can help with search and rescue showing temp differences or heat images. This type of application can also show container stressors like chemical reactions that would have put responders' lives in jeopardy. Fire departments are using drones to access hot spots on structural fires. This technology is in the infancy phase and will continue to grow as new technologies are developed.
Learning Objectives: Recall the advantages of a UAS program
  Explain the main sections of the 107 regulation
  List the resources a UAS program can provide to the emergency management agency or response agency
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9336) Lifting & Rigging: ASME/OSHA, Inspection, Application and Use
Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Steve Michaelis , Denny Davis
Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
Most construction sites, utilities, municipalities and manufacturers use some type of lifting device. This workshop covers the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, application, proper use, selection and inspection of lifting slings and hardware. Participants learn common guidelines for lifting, how to inspect wire rope slings, synthetic slings, chain and hardware. The presenters also cover the lifting triangle to calculate lifting capacities and then pick the correct size rigging.
Learning Objectives: Recall ASME and OSHA guidelines
  Discuss the application of rigging principles
  Explain the proper use, selection and inspection of lifting slings and hardware
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (7135) BWC Initiatives and Strategies – A Medical Focus (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Sarah Morrison
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:29 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter describes BWC's comprehensive holistic approach to patient care. She discusses the medical initiatives that support a holistic care model and how these strategies help injured workers return to a productive and fulfilling life. She reviews BWC programs that are focused on the prevention of workplace injuries and worker health and safety. She also presents BWC's focus on diversity and inclusion and the cultural competencies needed to meet each injured worker's individual needs.
Learning Objectives: Define BWC's holistic approach to total worker care
  Explain key points of BWC's medical initiatives, including rules pertaining to lumbar fusion surgery, health and behavior services, Enhanced Care Program and opiates
  Describe Better You, Better Ohio, BWC's new health and wellness program, as it relates to population health management, total worker health and prevention of workplace injuries
  Recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in health-care delivery
CCM: 0.5
CRC: 0.5
CDMS: 0.5
RN: 0.5
CLE: 0.5
CME: 0.5
PT: 0.5
OT: 0.5

  (2035) Suicide Risk Assessment
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Megan Schabbing
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session provides a discussion of how to do a thorough suicide risk assessment, including a review of both the risk factors and protective factors for suicide.
Learning Objectives: Define the risk factors and protective factors for suicide
  Identify the value of obtaining collateral information in performing a thorough suicide risk assessment
CCM: 0.75
EMS: 0.9
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7136) Find A Way: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (Clinical Track and Staff Forum)
Speaker(s): Brad Hurtig
Friday, March 9, 2018 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description
The presenter shares his story that involves a workplace accident. It is an injured worker's perspective of recovery while overcoming obstacles and adversity. The audience will be personally challenged but also vocationally challenged in their approach to patient care. The presenter discusses and demonstrates the use of electric prosthetic hands.
Learning Objectives: Describe several workplace safety concepts
  Explain workplace injury ramifications and how an injured worker deals with adapting to a new way of life
  Define the role of BWC aiding an injured worker in recovery
  Discuss how an injured worker sets goals to regain independence and quality of life
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (2036) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Megan Schabbing
Friday, March 9, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description
This session is a review of the biology of trauma, the various clinical manifestations of trauma, and an update on evidence-based treatments for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Learning Objectives: Summarize the factors which contribute to the development of PTSD
  List evidence-based strategies in managing PTSD
CCM: 0.75
EMS: 0.9
BWC Discount Programs: 1