Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  (2011) Better Working through Technology
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Medical
Speaker(s): Joe Holland
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Using modern day technology and mechanics can prevent injuries to fire and emergency medical services personnel. This session is a demonstration and slide show of items available today. These include power cots, stair chairs, ventilators, LUCAS devices and auto pulses. The presenter concludes the session with information on available technology grants and a discussion of the application process.

Learning Objectives: Describe risks associated with working in fire and emergency medical services
  Discuss examples of modern innovations and technology
  Identify sources for technology grants
IACET: 0.1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2511) Compliance Auditing and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Dave Rice
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

ISO 14001:2015 on environmental management systems is live, and employers must transition existing programs to the new standard by 2018. As with the 2004 standard compliance auditing plays a key role in ISO programs. This session outlines the role compliance auditing plays in an ISO 14001:2015 program from the identification of a facility's legal and other requirements to auditing the ISO program itself.

Learning Objectives: Explain what to look at in an audit
  Identify who should conduct the audit
  List what to do with the findings of an audit
  Describe how to maintain conformance with ISO through auditing
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5411) Educating a Diverse Workforce
Track: Human Resources
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Tom Lianez
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In a multicultural world, you must communicate with a more diverse workforce. This can impact our ability to educate and train using traditional methods. Session attendees will learn cultural nuances, learning styles and language-centered learning strategies. This session is multicultural. However, the question and answer session provides an opportunity to tailor information to individual workforce categories.  

Learning Objectives: Recognize how culture impacts learning styles
  Identify the benefits of an inclusive learning culture
  Describe learning strategies that provide effective education and training for your specific workforce
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4111) Managing Safe ATV/UTV Operation in Industry
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Kent McGuire
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

All terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility type vehicles (UTVs) are versatile machines. They're used in a variety of workplace settings. However, ATVs and UTVs can be dangerous. They cause injuries if not operated safely. This session looks at the content needed for safety training, and how to manage safe vehicle operations for employees who operate ATVs and UTVs on the job.

Learning Objectives: Identify the characteristics and uses of an ATV and UTV
  Recognize the hazards associated with operating an ATV or UTV
  Describe safe operating procedures, including preventative maintenance and pre-operation checks
  Discuss training methods, how to determine operator proficiency and safety documentation for an effective ATV/UTV safety program
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2711) National Fire Protection Association 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Openings
Track: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Paul Baillargeon
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Doors and hardware play a significant role in life safety. Fire door assemblies are essential elements in containing fire and smoke. This session helps code officials, building owners and managers understand the importance of inspecting and maintaining the protective barriers in their facilities. The presenter covers what components make up the barriers, and how to maintain barriers over the life of a building. 

Learning Objectives: Recognize the inspection and maintenance requirements of fire door assemblies
  Identify the fire door assemblies within the building
  Select and inspect the fire-rated assemblies in the barriers per the life safety drawings
  Discuss the standard with employees who maintain the fire door assemblies
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3311) New OSHA Crystalline Silica Standard
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Melissa Linton
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Construction employers must comply with the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) crystalline silica standard by June 2017. General industry and maritime employers must comply with the standard by June 2018. The rule significantly reduces the amount of crystalline silica dust that workers can be exposed to on the job. The new permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica will be 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift. Learn about key provisions of the new standard and how to comply.

Learning Objectives: Describe key provisions of the crystalline silica standard
  Explain the two options of exposure assessments
  Describe methods of compliance
  Identify compliance dates for all requirements of the standard
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4811) Performing a Worksite Analysis
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Jay Medlock
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Safety can sometimes be a hard sell when it comes to businesses working within tight profit margins. A small business and risk assessment expert tells you how to begin the safety process with a worksite analysis. When safety is a priority, businesses see a return on investment in every area of their company. Learn how to perform a successful worksite analysis, and provide basic information on best practices to follow up the analysis.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to perform a successful worksite analysis
  Recognize and identify hazards common in workplaces
  Select and implement best practices for your own worksite analysis
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1011) Process Safety Management 101
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Jonathan Zimmerman
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This presentation is relevant to all processes covered by process safety management (PSM) and risk management plan (RMP) standards. The presenter covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and reviews trends in enforcement activity.

Learning Objectives: Explain OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements for PSM and RMP
  Describe the trends in OSHA and EPA PSM and RMP enforcement and the top-five cited standards
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2611) Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonographers, Radiographers and Mammographers
Track: Ergonomics
Track 2: Medical
Speaker(s): Carolyn Sommerich
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

A participatory ergonomics process was initiated with imaging technologists to develop interventions to improve work conditions and reduce occupational exposure to musculoskeletal discomfort and injury risk factors. Participatory ergonomics involves researchers and workers collaborating to improve work methods, tools and conditions.  The primary emphasis was on engineering controls. Many intervention concepts were generated through the process. The most promising were tested and favorably assessed by workers.  The presenter describes the participatory techniques and interventions.

Learning Objectives: Discuss participatory methods for working with imaging technologists and other workers to develop new ideas for workplace ergonomic and safety improvements
  Explain several concepts for reducing imaging technologists' exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorder
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3111) Terry's Treasure Chest
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Terry Hughes
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Terry Hughes speaks of his experience in the oil and gas industry and the ripple effect of unsafe acts, both professionally as well as personally, and how the people around us often mimick our actions. Hughes explains how life is often decided by chance, and that you have the ability to put the odds in your favor by recognizing these hazards. Hughes' approach puts audiences at ease with his “Papa” persona that every attendee can relate to.

Learning Objectives: Explain how to get employees to value their own safety
  Explain how to teach others that choices have consequences
  Recognize that our actions speak volumes
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4511) Arc Flash in 2016: New and Emerging Trends
Track: Electrical Safety
Speaker(s): Julie VanDyne
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This presentation provides an understanding of what an arc flash is, why it's important, and what you can do to protect workers from electrical hazards. It's for electrical workers and environmental health and safety personnel involved with managing and monitoring a safety program.

Learning Objectives: Describe an arc flash and why it's important to implement electrical safe work practices
  Identify two methods of assessing the arc flash hazards
  Discuss various personal protection equipment options and how to implement them
  Recognize the emerging trends in arc flash and electrical safety
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1911) Effective Training Techniques
Track: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Bradford Weber
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Do you conduct safety training for your staff? Learn how to successfully present the material by better understanding the learning styles of the adult learner. The presenter reviews how to effectively add tools and activities to ensure participation of the class, how to handle disruptive personnel and overcome any presentation challenges you may face.

Learning Objectives: Identify the appropriate learning tools for your company and its employees
  Explain how to present information to your class in a clear, concise and effective manner
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6211) How to Best Utilize BWC Services
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Bob Braun , James Blazer
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenters provide an overview of BWC services available to Ohio employers. These include risk, safety, claims management, rehabilitation, return to work, Destination: Excellence and cost savings programs, grants and incentives. Presenters explain each service or program and other resources. After attending this presentation, employers can identify appropriate services and how to access them.

Learning Objectives: Explain the roles of BWC risk, safety and claims staff in assisting employers
  Summarize BWC cost-saving programs and participation requirements
  Recognize the types of BWC grants and incentives and requirements for each
  Identify the service, program, grant or incentive most compatible with your company’s needs
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4911) How to Increase Employee Participation in Wellness Programs
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Shanna Dunbar , Shanna Dunbar
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Occupational health and safety professionals know the importance of engaging all employees in safety. Our businesses have embraced a culture of safety, but how are we approaching our wellness programs? Are we employing the same important strategies? This session provides practical solutions to engaging more employees and creating a culture of wellness. 

Learning Objectives: Define workplace wellness
  Describe how to integrate wellness with safety
  Explain how to influence workplace culture and increase participation
  List at least four cost-effective interventions
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1111) Safety and Health Management
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Kevin Whitaker
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

The presenter describes the actions necessary for management commitment and employee involvement in an effective safety and health management program.

Learning Objectives: Explain the work-site analysis aspect of an effective safety and health management program
  Describe the actions necessary for hazard prevention and control in an effective safety and health management program
  Explain the safety and health training aspect of an effective management program
  Describe the usefulness of an action plan in implementing the safety and health management program
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2411) Safety R.O.C.K.S.!
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Todd Guenther
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Human beings don’t follow the rules. We are competitive. We take risks, skip steps, and invent shortcuts to save a little time or money. These actions open doors for increased complacency, discontent, disaster, lost time, and reduced profit. This high-energy presentation shares an interactive experience through concepts regarding safety, compliance, risk management, professional training and behavior. In a constantly changing work environment we must “Remember Our Commitment to Keep Safe!”

Learning Objectives: Recognize familiar accidents and how we can learn from the past
  Identify the difference between simply being involved and being 100-percent committed to a safe workplace
  Describe how to look beyond excuses such as, “That’s the way we’ve always done it."
  Explain how companies go beyond employee self-imposed limits
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6111) The Attorney General's Role in Workers' Compensation Court Appeals
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): James Barnes
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The topic covers the role of various parties when a workers' compensation claim is appealed to court. A primary focus is the role of the Office of the Attorney General of Ohio in its representation of BWC. The audience learns about the discovery process, the order of the trial, and the types of issues presented on appeal (e.g. injury, occupational disease, etc.).

Learning Objectives: Describe how a workers' compensation case proceeds at trial
  Explain the roles of the claimant, the employer and BWC
  Identify information to provide to the Office of the Attorney General of Ohio to defend against a claim in court
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8011) The Control of Low Back and Shoulder Disorders Resulting from Pushing and Pulling Activities; and Measuring the Impact of Integrating Safety and Ergonomics with Lean and Six Sigma Processes Across Different-size Manufacturing Companies in Ohio
Track: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): William Marras, Ph.D. , Diana Schwerha
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Presenters discuss results from two research projects funded by BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program. Project one evaluated loads along the lumbar spine resulting from pushing and pulling under various occupational circumstances. Results should form the basis for new guidelines for push and pull. The presenters for project two share the training package developed on integrating safety with process improvement. Integration is important to break down silos and allow for sustainable solutions to improve safety/productivity. 

Learning Objectives: Recognize how turning, pushing and pulling, and handle height influence low back disorder risk
  Identify safe limits for pushing and pulling under occupational conditions
  Describe tools that allow for safety and productivity to be discussed and measured together
  Discuss how to develop a plan to integrate safety and process improvement at your site
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5111) Tips to Stay Healthy at Work
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Steve Dunn , Lauren Tipton
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

People don't often realize poor habits such as staying up late, skipping meals or eating unhealthy can have a negative impact on work production. This presentation gives simple tips to increase productivity, alertness and presenteeism.

Learning Objectives: Identify healthier food options and signs of food addiction
  Describe how to alter habits to improve work performance
  Recall diseases that lead to workplace problems
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9012) Opening Session: Safety First! Growing a Culture of Engagement
Track: Leadership
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Karen McCullough
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: General Session
Description

“Leaders are learners and learners are earners” has been Karen’s motto as long as she can remember. Engaged employees perform at high levels, create emotional engagements with the customer, and grow environments where people are productive, accountable and SAFE. Karen McCullough has worked with top organizations and leaders. She has discovered what separates truly connected high-engagement teams and leaders from the rest.

Learning Objectives: Describe ways to be an influencer
  List five keys to creating high engagement
  Explain the connection between engaged employees and performance outcomes
  Discuss personal rituals that can help create engaged, safety-focused teams
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1113) Anhydrous Ammonia Safety
Track: Chemical
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Jeff Sloan
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This presentation is for personnel who may be exposed to the hazards of ammonia from a facility system or transportation container. He points out the differences between various transportation containers and facilities and how you may handle ammonia releases. This presentation is not designed to meet the requirements of an emergency response refresher training. However, it contains valuable information for responders and others concerned with ammonia safety.

Learning Objectives: Identify the hazards associated with anhydrous ammonia
  Recall the do's and don’ts of handling ammonia releases
  Describe the industrial uses of anhydrous ammonia and the safety systems used
  Explain why use of the Emergency Response Guidebook alone is not sufficient for handling all ammonia releases
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2413) Are Your Employees Smoking Crack on Break?
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Scott Warrick
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

How have the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations changed post-accident testing? How will Ohio’s medical marijuana law effect your substance testing program? What should every employer include in his/her substance abuse policy? What is voluntary abandonment, and how can this policy save you thousands of dollars on your workers' compensation? What does substance abuse look like in your brain? Why is substance abuse so closely related to workplace violence?

Learning Objectives: Recognize how Ohio’s medical marijuana law will likely effect your substance testing program
  Explain how OSHA’s new rules change your post-accident testing
  Identify the vital aspects of a successful substance abuse policy
  Describe how substance use destroys your brain
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4913) Balancing Human Resources and Safety Responsibilities
Track: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Gale Hess
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

In this session, the presenter discusses the struggle that can happen when you're responsible for human resources and safety. She shares issues that can arise when attempting to prioritize your workload. She also addresses what happens when you have a manager that is more supportive of one of the two and how to gain credit for both functions. In addition, she provides resources to assist you with these dual roles.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to prioritize your workload for safety and human resources
  Identify resources to assist you in a dual role
  Recognize how to set goals that are realistic to both functions
  Explain how to communicate with management
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4513) Blue Light: Does it Impact the Vision of your Employees?
Track: Medical
Speaker(s): Gary Morgan
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Learn about the science of blue light and how it may impact the vision and health of you and your employees. The presenter shares an overview of current research on this topic, along with a discussion of the clinical protocols many eye-care providers are implementing.

Learning Objectives: Define blue light and identify various blue light sources in the workplace
  Summarize scientific research on how blue light may have a negative impact on vision and health
  Explain current recommendations from eye-care providers on technical and behavioral interventions to minimize blue light exposure
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8013) Dynamic Assessment of Torque Tools; and Validating the Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Safe Patient Handling Program in Long-term Care Facilities
Track: Ergonomics
Track 2: Medical
Speaker(s): Susan Kotowski , Carolyn Sommerich
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Presenters discuss results from two research projects funded by BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program.
The presenter for project three discusses why the use of powered-torque tools can pose a risk of cumulative exposure musculoskeletal (MSK) injury to tool operators. She covers the limitations of standards for assessing torque tools. In addition, she shares attempts researchers are making to reduce the risk of torque tool-related MSK injuries. This information is of interest to torque tool manufacturers, assembly operations stakeholders and torque tool operators.
The presenter for project four gives an update on what types of safe patient handling (SPH) programs exist in long-term care (LTC) facilities in Ohio. She also discusses their effectiveness in reducing negative patient and staff outcomes, and what makes an effective SPH program in LTC facilities. She presents data collection methods, evaluation tools, challenges and outcomes from on-site visits and surveys.

Learning Objectives: Recognize torque tool operations as multi-component systems
  Recognize how each system component can influence risk of operator injury
  Explain the components of SPH programs
  Describe how to evaluate the effectiveness of SPH programs and the benefits of an effective program
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BELTSS: 0.5
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3113) Emergency Preparedness: Think About the Unthinkable
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Joseph Powell , Joe Tulga
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

All organizations need to be prepared to respond to emergency events. These events can be natural, man-made or technological. The question for every organization is … Are You Prepared? If you are not, how do you get prepared? The presenter teaches participants about tools that can assist their organizations with the process of assessing and preparing for emergency events. Participants can use these tools to assess their preparedness to respond to an active shooter event.

Learning Objectives: Describe the use of a hazard vulnerability analysis to prioritize vulnerabilities to emergency events
  Define components of the emergency management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery)
  Explain how to use a risk assessment tool to assess your organization's preparedness to respond to an active shooter event
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2713) Hidden Hazards of Hot Work
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Kristen Kulinowski
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Hot work is defined as burning, welding or similar spark-producing operations that can ignite fires or explosions. Hot work accidents occur throughout many industries in the U.S. These include food processing, pulp and paper manufacturing, oil production, fuel storage and waste treatment. The Chemical Safety Board’s presenter discusses these issues. Frequent deaths and serious injuries continue even though the hazards of hot work are well established, and regulatory and good-practice guidance exist.

Learning Objectives: Define the hazards of hot work
  Distinguish between safe and unsafe practicies
  Explain safe hot work activities
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6213) How to Prepare for Your First (or Next) Claim
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Lorrie Goodnight , Mark Clendenin
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session provides an overview of the financial impact a claim can have on BWC premium rates. The presenters explain what an employer needs to know and do when a claim is filed. They also share the policies and procedures an employer should have in place before an accident occurs. In addition, the presenters describe what steps an employer should take after an injury occurs. This information allows an employer to implement effective strategies to minimize the financial impact of the claim and ensure that injured workers receive appropriate treatment.

Learning Objectives: Describe the financial impact of a claim on BWC premium rates
  Identify policies and procedures an employer should have in place before an accident occurs
  List the steps an employer should take after an injury occurs
  Select the most appropriate strategies to minimize the impact of the claim
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2613) Job Accommodation through Ergonomic Study
Track: Ergonomics
Track 2: Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): James (Randy) Peters
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session offers case examples that demonstrate how job accommodation through ergonomic study using vocational rehabilitation can bridge the gap between your injured worker’s restrictions and productive work as well as potentially prevent future injuries. This is a valuable tool for a viable transitional work program. Learn how to access services from both transitional work job accommodation and ergonomic study. 

Learning Objectives: Discuss the link between transitional work job accommodation and ergonomic study
  Describe how to incorporate ergonomics into a company's transitional work program using vocational rehabiltiation parameters
  Explain how to build a case to access vocational rehabilitation for lost-time claims
  Recall how to access traditional vocational rehabilitation services for ergonomic study assistance for avoided lost-time claims
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1013) Liability for Safety Practitioners - Real World Case Studies
Track: Legal
Speaker(s): Douglas Suter
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Safety professionals, both in house as well as private/public safety consultants, often ask what their potential liability may be. In this educational session, the presenter talks about real current cases and explore the different aspects of who, why, where and what. He looks at both the civil liability and the criminal liability of safety personnel under federal law and Ohio law. This presentation addresses the civil and criminal liability of the safety person. However, keep in mind that those individuals who perform human resources functions, or who have employment related authority or responsibilities over and above pure safety functions may have a separate and real liability. 

Learning Objectives: Describe a safety professional's legal liability
  Recall current cases, which provide insight into workplace safety issues
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4113) Maintaining a Safe Fleet of Non-Commercial Pickup Trucks
Track: Driving and Transportation
Speaker(s): Kelly Weakley
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Non-commercial pickup trucks continue to lead the way in accidents with serious injuries and deaths. Learn how to have a safer fleet of pickup trucks through proper instruction of seatbelt use, identification of distracted driving, driver fatigue and exercising proper load management.

Learning Objectives: Identify the causes of distracted driving
  Explain the proper way to wear a seatbelt
  Identify fatique and how to prevent it
  Describe how to exercise proper load management
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6113) Medical Reimbursement and Coding Policy Updates
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter assists all participants in Ohio's workers' compensation system to 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 2017 delivery of services.

Learning Objectives: Identify recent changes administrative codes and controlling policies impacting the provision and reimbursement of medical and vocational services
  Define the fee schedules and how to appropriately bill and reimburse for the potential variety of workers' compensation services
  Describe the enabling statutory authority governing BWC's setting and execution of Ohio's workers' compensation reimbursement methodologies
  Identify and apply appropriate administrative and statutory codes to medical services and medical management activities
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4813) OSHA’s Position on Temporary Workforces
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Brian Bennett , Norman Deitch
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Temporary staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary employee's safety and health because they share control over the employee. They must provide temporary workers the same high level of safety and health as permanent workers. The issue is so important that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created a separate page on itsr website and a temporary worker initiative to address it. The presenters review the issues and highlight the staffing agency's and host employer's responsibilities.

Learning Objectives: List at least two responsibilities of staffing agencies
  List at least two responsibilities of host employers
  Describe the injury and illness recording requirements for temporary employees
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5113) Recent Regulatory Changes: Resource Impact
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Glorianna Corman
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter reviews recent changes by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and other regulatory changes impacting organizations, work, policies, procedures, resources and budgets. The emphasis is on strategies for training, education and organizational impact.

Learning Objectives: Describe and explain updated regulations affecting workplace safety
  Identify strategies for effective and economical implemention
  Recognize that one size does not fit all for training and educating your workforce
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4313) The Best Kept Secret in Ohio - OSHA On-Site Consultation
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Ranzy Brown
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

BWC's OSHA On-Site Consultation Program provides free safety consultations for private businesses, however, most employers have never heard of us. Come find out who we are, what we do, and how we can help you improve safety!

Learning Objectives: Describe BWC's OSHA On-Site Consultation Program
  Explain how BWC's OSHA On-Site Consultation Program operates
  Recall how to contact the OSHA On-Site consultants to schedule visits or ask safety-related questions
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3313) The New OSHA Silica Standard: Exposure Assessment Challenges
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Rosa Key-Schwartz
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica standard went into effect June 23, 2016, with associated worker exposure assessment requirements. The final rule contains sampling and analytical challenges. The presenter discusses those challenges from a professional industrial hygienist standpoint, including sampling, exposure assessment and interpreting results.

Learning Objectives: Define the OSHA silica standard
  Identify appropriate sampling/analytical methodologies and laboratories
  Describe how to pre-plan an exposure assessment survey
  Explain how to interpret laboratory results
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5313) The Straight Dope: Medical Marijuana in Ohio’s Workplaces
Track: Legal
Track 2: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Marie-Joelle Khouzam
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Ohio’s medical marijuana law took affect Sept. 8, 2016. You will learn what this law means for employers, owners, and human resource professionals who already deal with a complex legal landscape. This presenter identifies functional considerations and offers best practices for minimizing risk.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the latest developments on the newly passed medical marijuana law
  Explain legal issues that could impact workplaces
  Describe best practices to ensure safety and minimize claims
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2013) Train Hard to Fight Easy
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Joshua Hodson
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Train Hard to Fight Easy is designed for all emergency medical service (EMS) providers. It illustrates the negative outcomes that come from being overstressed or suffering from cognitive overload whlie performing EMS functions.  Moreover, the presenter discusses techniques that an EMS provider can use to reduce cognitive overload and perform under difficult circumstances. Finally, he shows how adding real world situations to regular training can enhace EMS performance.

Learning Objectives: Describe the psychologic/physiologic effects of stress on EMS providers
  Explain techniques to minimize stress response and cognitive overload
  Recognize the importance of adding realism to EMS training
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2513) Universal Waste: Got Batteries and Lamps? Now What?
Track: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Blair Everett
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The session introduces Ohio’s universal waste requirements in Ohio Administrative Code 3745-273 to attendees. The speaker presents an overview of what types of wastes you can classify as universal. She explores in detail the requirements around these wastes, such as labeling, training, container management, disposal and recordkeeping. She shares best practices, and participants leave equipped to develop a compliant universal waste-management program at their own facilities.

Learning Objectives: Describe what items you can characterize as universal waste in Ohio
  Summarize how to appropriately store, handle, dispose and document universal waste
  Explain how to develop a compliant universal waste program at your facilities
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5413) Veteran-Friendly Employer Orientation
Track: Human Resources
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Jonathon Field , Barbara Corner
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Mental health concerns are one of the most salient and perceived barriers when employers consider hiring veterans. In most cases, these concerns are rooted in a misperception of what veterans experience during their military service. This presentation gives participants a working knowledge of mental health situation associated with veterans. It also provides the demographics of Ohio’s veteran population and employment resources for hiring veterans.

Learning Objectives: Describe post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury
  Recall Ohio's veteran demographics
  Discuss the benefits of employing Ohio's veterans
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (9014) General Session: When Change Chooses You — My Personal Adventure With Paralysis and Rehabilitation
Track: Medical
Track 2: Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Dale Hull
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: General Session
Description

After Dr. Dale Hull was paralyzed in 1999 he underwent therapy for three and a half years, working with his therapist, Jan Black. Hull and Black later joined forces to create Neuroworx, a nonprofit outpatient physical therapy clinic that provides the same outstanding rehabilitation Dr. Hull himself had experienced — an experience that, over time, brought him to his feet. Neuroworx has earned an unequaled national reputation and respect for its evidencebased, creative and innovative neurorehabilitation.

Learning Objectives: Describe the impact of paralysis on an individual and their family
  Recall that paralysis is more than physical
  Explain the impact of the loss of independence
  Recognize that validation of self-worth can contribute to healing and progress
  Identify how coping mechanisms and problem solving can change during devastating circumstances
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2714) Smoke, Fire and Water: A Live Demonstration
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Steve Waltman , Troy Huth
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session is a live demonstration and training opportunity of fire extinguishers, automatic fire sprinklers and a fire safety house. Participants use a fire extinguisher on a live fire, see a live demonstration of how fire sprinklers operate, and crawl through a fire safety house. This multi-part session of live demonstrations and training provides a basic understanding of how a fire starts, how an individual can escape a fire and how a fire is controlled.

Learning Objectives: Identify how smoke moves through an enclosed space
  Explain how to proficiently use a fire extinguisher for different types of fires
  Describe the water flow operation of various sprinkler heads
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3115) Active Shooter Response - ALICE Program
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Workplace Violence
Speaker(s): Drew Evans
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
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 shooter/agressor
  Demostrate individual response options in an active shooter situation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2015) Cancer Prevention for Fire and Emergency Medical Services
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Prevention
Speaker(s): Mike Little
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter discusses the incidence of cancer in fire service personnel in relation to the general public. He also addresses what employers are doing to prevent personnel from contracting cancer. This is relevant due to the number of fire fighters in Ohio contracting cancer at rates much higher than the general public. 

Learning Objectives: Recognize the need for a prevention program
  Identify risks associated with cancer in fire and emergency medical services
  Dsicuss ways to help prevent cancer in fire and emergency medical services
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2615) Custom Ergonomic and Productivity Solutions for People with Disabilities in Computer-Based Work
Track: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): Mark Tudela Ph.D., PE , Jenna Tudela
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Computers are effective tools for increasing productivity and reducing errors. Many employers expect computer users to achieve a certain level of efficiency. Workers with disabilities can sometimes have a difficult time maintaining the expected level of productivity and accuracy– creating a gap relative to the employer expectations. This presentation will increase awareness of advanced ergonomic and computer-based productivity solutions that can be tailored to the individual's job tasks to reduce or eliminate this productivity gap. Disabled workers with physical impairments, sensory impairments, cognitive impairments and learning disabilities benefit from these solutions. The presenter discusses case studies which show the effectiveness of these solutions for computer-based operations.

Learning Objectives: Identify work tasks/environments that require advanced ergonomic and productivity solutions
  Define mainstram and customized solutions
  Discuss case studies which demonstrate the effectiveness of custom solutions
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8015) Developing a Total Worker Health Approach by Integrating the Getting Ahead Curriculum; and Preventing Injury, Assault and Abuse of Nurse Aides in Long-Term Residential Settings; and Understanding Safety and Health Risks of On-Farm Grain Bins
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Agriculture and Green Industries
Speaker(s): Heidi Gullett , Dee Jepsen , William O'Brien
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Presenters discuss results from three research projects funded by BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program. The presenters for project five review the concepts of Total Worker Health (TWH), and the innovative program known as Getting Ahead in the Workplace. Participants can consider how to apply these programs in their respective settings.
The presenter for project six discusses the epidemiology of assault, injury, and abuse (AIA) among nursing aides working in residential settings. The presenter discusses findings about:  Individual and organizational risk factors for AIA; Individual and organizational protective factors and moderators for AIA; The effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention (acceptance and commitment therapy).
The presenter for project seven discusses grain storage practices on Ohio farms. The researcher examined: Farmers' knowledge of health and safety hazards; Common engineering designs and cleaning practices at these facilities; Grain dust measurements collected. The researcher hopes to gain an understanding of current conditions to develop targeted prevention efforts to improve the quality of life for Ohio farmers.

Learning Objectives: Describe TWH and Getting Ahead concepts
  Describe how the use of mobile technology aids in employee engagement in TWH concepts and Getting Ahead
  Summarize the epidemiology, the role of the individual and organizational factors for AIA among nursing aides
  Summarize empirical finidings and describe the results of a randomized control trial using acceptance and commitment therapy for nursing aides
  Describe Ohio’s on-farm grain storage situation, including geographic areas of grain storage in Ohio, number and age of workers and type of tasks
  Discuss safety and health with regards to out-of-condition grain and the crops’ stored moisture content
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 0.5
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4915) Distracted Driving: A Different Perspective
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Patrick Garey
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Distracted driving is more than teenagers with cellphones and texting. The presenter starts out talking about our habits and the roles they play in our safety. Then, he takes a whimsical look at the physical evolution of the car, along with the car culture that has given us the drive-in movie, the drive-in diner, drive-thru windows and Route 66. The program revisits our habits through several studies and eventually asks “have we reached critical mass when it comes to the cell phone?."

Learning Objectives: Recall from a historical perspective 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 make the difference
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5115) Emergency Response - Do I Really Have to Do Any of This?
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Mark Alexander
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This presentation gives you the tools to make a decision on responding to emergencies. The presentation benefits all sizes and types of workplaces and covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association standards, requirements, monetary costs, and commitment of people and resources. The presenter covers all types of emergencies. You will also hear what future OSHA emergency response and preparedness standards, interpretations, or guidance could affect your business.

Learning Objectives: Identify the requirements to make a decision to allow outside resources or an internal team to respond to all types of emergencies
  Explain how to justify the need for an internal emergency response in terms of monetary costs, people and resources
  Select the level of emergency response for various types of emergencies
  Discuss what might be happening with future OSHA standards on emergency response
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2715) Fireworks and Special Effects at Your Event
Track: Fire Safety
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Jason Corwin
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Many venues now use fireworks and special effects indoors and outdoors to enhance their spectators’ experience. This session covers the requirements for a safe and compliant show. Topics include permit and licensing requirements, and steps to ensure the safety of your staff and audience during a special effects show.

Learning Objectives: Describe what types of special effect shows require a permit
  Identify what type of special effects you can use indoors
  Explain what shows require a licensed exhibitor
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4515) Injury Prevention Techniques for the Aging Workforce
Track: Prevention
Track 2: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): Scott Mullett
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

It's evident that our workforce is working longer. By 2024, forecasters estimate 26 percent of the U.S. workforce will be employed at or above the standard retirement age. Injuries are more debilitating when a worker is older. The presenter discusses how you can prevent injuries by using techniques that focus on strength, flexibility, balance, vision and health. The audience should have a basic understanding of common musculoskeletal disorders.

Learning Objectives: Explain aging workforce trends and common musculoskeletal disorders that occur in the workplace
  Identify the causes of these musculoskeletal disorders and muscle imbalances that occur as a result of aging
  Recognize visual impairments that may affect the aging worker and techniques to prevent these impairments
  Discuss specific cases that have relieved discomfort, prevented further injury, and developed a stronger, healthier worker
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1915) Keeping the Class Awake, Part One
Track: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Ford Sledge
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Every employer needs to provide training to employees. This session gives anyone who presents material new ideas to keep their attendees engaged. The presenter covers diffferent techniques to help your future students retain information and be engaged. This is part one of a two-part session.

Learning Objectives: List techniques for training that you can use to improve presentations immediately
  Develop more effective training programs and presentations
  Identify and eliminate common mistakes of training and teaching
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4315) Low Hanging Fruit: Common OSHA Electrical Violations
Track: Electrical Safety
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Ranzy Brown
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session provides information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electrical violations frequently found during general industry workplace consultations. The information provided enables you to inspect, detect, and correct similar problems in your own workplace.

Learning Objectives: Describe common OSHA electrical violations
  Recognize violations in your own workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1015) Measuring Safety Performance
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Earl Blair
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session explores proactive, predictive and prescriptive measures. Learn which measures have the greatest impact on safety culture. Participants also learn the most important safety measures for management, employees and those that support the primary role of safety professionals. The presenter provides relevant case studies to demonstrate powerful measures that improve performance. Take away useful ideas and proven measures that are innovative, engaging and potential game changers. 

Learning Objectives: Identify measures that develop safety culture
  Describe how to select safety measures that are the top priority
  Explain specific ways to measure leadership and employee roles that drive safety performance
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5415) Microaggressions 101: How to Build a Culture of Inclusion
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Almar Walter
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Employers must intentionally re-affirm their commitment to create environments and practices that embrace a diverse workforce. This session facilitates positive intergroup interaction, reduces prejudice, and informs participants on how to work effectively together. The presenter examines the impacts that microaggressions have and explore how microaggressions manifest in work environments. Participants learn strategies to recognize and overcome cultural stereotypes.

Learning Objectives: Identify why workplace diversity and workplace inclusion are different and the reasons why
  Define how microaggressions manifest in our living, learning and workplace environments
  Explain the shifting demographics and how these shifts will continue to impact the workplace environment
  Recognize aspects of participants' own culture and identities
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3315) Nanotechnology Is Moving Forward: Are You Ready?
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Laura Hodson
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Engineered nanomaterials are increasingly used in a variety of applications from additive manufacturing to composites and electronics. As the use of nanomaterials continues to grow, the potential occupational exposure also continues to increase. In this session, health and safety professionals learn how to recognize the potential for occupational exposure, how to evaluate exposures and how to apply good risk-management practices to the use of engineered nanomaterials.

Learning Objectives: Describe engineered nanomaterials and potential applications
  Identify appropriate sampling/analytical methodologies
  Apply good risk management practices to protect workers
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2515) Ohio EPA - From Compliance, to Grants, to Recognition
Track: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Dave Foulkes , Dan Sowry , Chadwick Smith
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Do you need confidential help with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) requirements? Would you like to learn ways to reduce waste, save money and possibly avoid the need for a permit? Are you interested in free recycling grant money or financial assistance to help your business comply with state and federal air quality and emission regulations? Would you like recognized for your outstanding efforts to become more sustainable? Join us to learn more about the programs Ohio EPA has for you!

Learning Objectives: Explain Ohio EPA's confidential assistance programs, grant recycling program, the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority's financial assistance program and the Encouraging Environmental Excellence recognition program
  Describe the benefits of participating in Ohio EPA programs.
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4115) Oil and Gas Industry Accidents - Root Cause Analysis
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Charlie Dixon , Sarah Ghezzi
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Attendees participate in a root cause analysis of oil/gas workplace accidents. The presenters lead a dissection of four real-life accidents from the oil and gas industry. These accidents help identify the contributing and root causes. Once identified, they discuss the required systems that must be in place to prevent similar accidents from occurring.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to use the Five Why theory of root cause analysis
  Identify organizational system breakdowns that lead to accidents
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2415) Record the Changes: New Updates to OSHA Recordkeeping
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Heather Tibbitts
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Do I need to change my drug-testing policy? Where do I send my Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) records? This session updates attendees with recent OSHA changes requiring electronic incident reporting beginning in 2017. Along with distinguishing OSHA recordable from non-recordable, the session covers OSHA’s emphasis on incentive programs and post-incident drug testing.

Learning Objectives: Discuss retaliation, post-accident drug testing and incentive programs as they relate to OSHA recordkeeping
  Describe a plan of action based on the new OSHA recordkeeping submittal guidelines
  Explain when to report an injury to OSHA and the timeline for reporting
  Identify which injuries or illnesses are OSHA recordable
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6215) Risk Management Strategies
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Ron Whittington , Adam Maxwell , Todd Jackson , Cathie Chancellor , Tia Ray
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Regardless of an organization’s mission, each organization faces risks. You must identify these risks and manage them to protect employees, resources and reputation. The presenter discusses strategies of risk management that help employers manage liabilities and assets. Learn the benefits of managing workers' compensation claims and loss prevention processes, and how to use your resources to minimize risk.

Learning Objectives: Define risk management
  Distinguish between risk management, loss prevention and claims management
  Discuss strategies and tools to assist in the risk-management process
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5315) The Big Rewards of Resiliency
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Kathryn Tombaugh
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Resiliency is a hot topic in today’s workplace. There is an interest in helping individuals and groups handle change and challenges more effectively. This involves taking a look at stress and recognizing that not all stress is negative. A stressor can simultaneously be a stimulus for positive change. The presenter explores how situations that challenge people physically, mentally and emotionally can empower growth, capacity and capability.

Learning Objectives: List three types of stress and how dosage/skills impact stress responses
  Define resiliency and understand the concept of physical, mental and emotional resiliency
  Recognize the human body's amazing ability to improve, transform and regenerate
  Describe strategies for bringing resiliency training into the workday for the benefit of employee health
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1115) The Elements of an Effective Dust Hazard Analysis
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Jason Reason
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

When performed correctly, a dust hazard analysis (DHA) identifies complex combustible dust hazards and provides techniques to mitigate these hazards. Unfortunately, all DHAs are not created equal and serious hazards are often overlooked. This presentation discusses the minimum requirements for any DHA, the importance of qualified individuals and commonly overlooked hazards.

Learning Objectives: Describe the minimum requirements for a DHA that are specified in NFPA 652 and other NFPA combustible dust standards
  List the qualifications any individual who performs DHAs should possess and the consequences of allowing unqualified individuals to perform DHAs
  Recall the consequences of incorrectly assessing and mitigating combustible dust hazards during the DHA, and some of the most common types of hazards that are often inadequately identified or missed during DHAs
  Explain the importance of a DHA and how it can be used to identify potential fire, deflagration and explosion hazards
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6115) Workers' Compensation Fraud: A Case Study
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Shawn Fox
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session is an in-depth look into a workers' compensation fraud investigation. The presenter explains BWC's special investigations department's investigative process. He describes all aspects of an intriguing case from the initial steps of assessing the allegation to conducting surveillance, collecting records and interviewing witnesses. Hear the outcome of a successful workers' compensation fraud investigation. This session repeats at 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Learning Objectives: Describe the complete investigative process from initiation through adjudication
  Recognize the difference between fraud and abuse
  Identify how BWC's special investigations department conducts a fraud investigation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4815) Working with Difficult Employees
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Workplace Violence
Speaker(s): Kenneth Manges
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Workplace violence is what the media captures in 10-minute soundbites for the evening news. The hostage situation, explosion, shooting and/or loss of life is what draws the public's attention. However, at the workplace, the day-to-day problems that cause work flow slowdown or lower morale are the more commonplace difficulties we cope with on an ongoing basis. These problems include cultural insensitivities, objectionable personal hygiene, politically and gender offensive remarks, and over or under reaction to the inappropriate and insensitive behavior of others. This presentation helps you drill down to the core of the underlying problem in an effective and non-confrontational way.

Learning Objectives: Recognize the five most unwanted behaviors
  Explain underlying behaviors that lead to unwanted behaviors
  Identify the most effective approach to take in response to the unwanted behavior
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4916) Coaching for Change
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Sarah Towning , Kathryn Tombaugh
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Motivation matters. It impacts how your employees feel, communicate and perform. Research shows individuals are more successful when they have access to an experienced, professional and compassionate coach. In this session, the presenters look at human motivation and why wellness coaching is essential and effective.

Learning Objectives: Identify areas in which coaching is effective
  Describe how to best motivate employees toward positive change
  Recognize when to apply coaching and how to select a vendor
  Discuss other implementation considerations for program success
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2016) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Response: Providing Care to Autistic Patients
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Medical
Speaker(s): Kelly Austin
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

One in 68 children are born with autism. The disorder affects more than 2 million people in the U.S. Since there are often no physical markers of autism, it is critical for EMS personnel to learn how to recognize a patient with autism, the potential challenges of treating an autistic patient, and the techniques that can assist in providing care. Learn to recognize autistic patients when you encounter them and adjust your care delivery.

Learning Objectives: Expolain how to increase recognition of autistic patients
  Identify three challenges in treatment
  Describe specific adjustments in the delivery of care
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2616) Ergonomics: The Good, the Bad and the Return on Investment
Track: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): Gene Kay
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Ergonomics as an environmental health and safety tool for reducing injuries and lowering risk is underrated. The data is clear that musculoskeletal disorders and cumulative trauma disorders are significant hazards in the workplace. When not dealt with appropriately, they represent drains on productivity and a company's bottom line. This presentation has two parts. One part looks at good and bad examples of ergonomics. The second piece looks at the return on investment for ergonomics.

Learning Objectives: Explain the top ergonomics issues staff should be on the look out for, including debunking popular myths about what constitutes good ergonomics
  Describe a good business case for ergonomics in the workplace
  Discuss a variety of approaches to ergonomics and the efficacy of each, including the benefits and limits of ergonomic software
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4516) Eyeball Jeopardy
Track: Prevention
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Stephanie Koscher
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

In a fun and interactive game format, participants learn about eye health and safety through a team-based competition. 

Learning Objectives: Describe the importance of eye safety in the workplace
  Discuss challenging topics related to eye health and safety
  Identify the best answers to eye-safety questions
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1116) Fire Prevention in Agricultural Operations
Track: Agriculture and Green Industries
Track 2: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Benjamin Peetz
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Fires in agricultural operations can present challenges that make them difficult to anticipate and prevent. To effectively reduce and prevent fire-related personnel and property losses, we must know and understand what we expect to cause a fire and what we expect to burn because of it. This session teaches participants about aspects of agricultural fires that make them different, while also giving opportunities throughout the session for discussion of actual scenarios.

Learning Objectives: Identify fire exposures that present high risk to personnel safety and/or high risk of large property loss
  Recognize areas of highest potential for fires to occur in agricultural equipment and facilities due to potential for ignition and amount of fireload
  Determine appropriate safeguards prevent fire and reduce losses related to agricultural fires
  Develop plans to reduce potential fire ignition in agricultural operations
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6216) Helping Millennials Embrace Safety
Track: Training and Education
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Nicholas Coia
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The millennial generation has a different approach to communications, learning and retention of information than other generations. To help protect these workers, we need to address how best to train, educate and re-enforce safety principles for them. During the presentation, the presenter examines how millennials think about safety and what drives them to act. Next, the presenter identifies practices to employ in the workplace to support and reinforce safety practices.

Learning Objectives: Identify better training methods for millennials in the workforce
  Explain how to incorporate training methods to encompass other generations
  Describe re-enforcement methods for safety training topics
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2716) How and When Do Fire Codes Affect My Business?
Track: Fire Safety
Speaker(s): Ron Browning , Roger Houpt
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This panel discussion covers what codes apply to your business and common code citations. The expert panel is comprised of a building inspector, fire inspector and fire marshal. They also discuss jurisdiction when two or more agencies are in conflict, how to resolve this conflict and next steps if the interested parties cannot come to an agreement.

Learning Objectives: Describe the fire codes that apply to your business during normal operation and during renovations
  Explain how to reach an agreement when there is conflict between authoritorities with jurisdiction
  Summarize the steps to take when a conflict of citation occurs and you cannot reach conscensus or resolution
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3316) Industrial Hygiene Mysteries
Track: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Bill Adams , Don Bentley
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

During this session, experienced industrial hygienists pose several scenarios. The audience then asks additional questions and suggests potential solutions via group discussion. Ultimately, the experts offer THE solution. The presenters then open the floor for attendees to pose their unusual scenarios. The presenters designed the session for attendees to think and question the presenters, and attempt to solve the mystery. Hone your skills in solving unusual cases based on the facts and group discussion.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to ask the appropriate questions to find answers to complex situations
  Discuss industrial hygiene sampling situations that were previously unfamiliar
  Recall inquiring questions to solve unusual situations
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1916) Keeping the Class Awake, Part Two
Track: Training and Education
Speaker(s): Andrew Hanchulak
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Every employer needs to provide training to employees. This session gives anyone who presents material some new ideas to keep their attendees engaged. Different techniques are covered to help your future students to retain information and be engaged. This part two of a two part session.

Learning Objectives: List techniques for training that can be used to immediately improve presentations
  Develop more effective training programs and presentations
  Identify and eliminate common mistakes of training and teaching
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5116) Leadership for Today's Problems
Track: Leadership
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Don Wilson
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Increasingly, companies see their competitive advantage relying on the accumulated skills and intellectual capital of their workforce. A key issue many organizations face today is how their current safety-management system will protect their employees 24/7 since the vast majority of injuries and accidental deaths occur outside the workplace. In this session, learn how to influence people to learn these skills and drastically reduce injuries at work, at home and on the road.

Learning Objectives: Discuss why traditional safety-management systems will only get us so far on the journey to safety excellence
  Recognize the repeated critical errors made in virtually all injuries
  List practical tools you can use every day to reduce injuries on and off the job
  Describe the fundamental business case for improving employee safety 24/7
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5316) Marijuana and Other Drugs - The Impact on Workforce Readiness
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Karen Pierce
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Never before have employers been forced to deal with the magnitude of issues impacting their ability to operate drug-free. This is due to the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic, increasing positive drug test rates, and medical marijuana legalization. It’s challenging to keep current, particularly concerning workforce readiness, operational issues and legal considerations. In this session, participants learn the details of these current trends, how they impact workplace operations and liability, and best practice strategies to prevent and respond to these critical issues.

Learning Objectives: Discuss major drug trends currently impacting the workplace
  Explain the operational, financial, safety and workforce challenges regarding legalization of marijuana
  List three trends that impact workplace operations and liability
  Identify best practice strategies to prevent and respond to related challenges
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3116) Moving Toward Mindfulness
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Kathryn Tombaugh
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Days are busy. Many working adults are pulled in multiple directions. Layer in multi-tasking, electronic devices and social interactions, and the brain is on overload. By moving toward a mindfulness practice, individuals have the power to improve focus, quality and safety through daily self-awareness at work, home and all the transitional moments in between. Join the presenter for a discussion on mindfulness and how it can positively impact you and those around you.

Learning Objectives: List the benefits of practicing mindfulness at work and home
  Recall simple tips and tools for cultivating and enjoying mindfulness each day
  Recognize how employers can support mindfulness in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4816) OSHA and BWC Investigation Protocol - A Best Practice Approach
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Lauri Cochran , Brian Brittain , Renee Mezera
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

The presenters guide employers in developing strategic risk-management policies and procedures to improve workplace safety and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and BWC statutory requirements. This session is most beneficial to safety and workers' compensation professionals who oversee accident investigation and policy implementation.

Learning Objectives: Recall the new 2015 and 2016 OSHA regulations for reporting and compliance
  Explain how to investigate workplace incidents to assist in future accident prevention
  Describe risk-management procedures to successfully defend contested workplace claims
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8016) Safe Patient Handling among STNA’s in Nursing Homes: Compliance, Monitoring and Continuous Improvement of Best Practices; and Prevent Work-Related Injuries in Construction, Wholesale and Retail Trades Workspaces Using Wearable Computer Technology
Track: Medical
Track 2: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): Glenn Goodman , Wenbing Zhao , Joan Niederriter , Alaa Badokhon
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Presenters discuss results from two research projects funded by BWC’s Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program.
Presenters from project eight demonstrate the use of a Microsoft Kinect sensor and smart watches to monitor movement of health-care workers for bedside activities. They describe and demonstrate components of a safe movement program that a center for older adults implemented. In addition, they present preliminary outcomes of the program. This is relevant to administrators of skilled nursing or other health-care facilities, ergonomists and health-care workers.
In project nine, the presenter discusses a wearable computer system design that records lower extremities motion and underfoot planar pressure distribution. This wearable design has the potential to enable objective identification of risk factors, such as slip, trip and fall events.

Learning Objectives: Explain the use of Microsoft Kinect to monitor movement of state tested nurse aides doing bedside tasks
  Identify components and summarize findings of outcomes of the safe movement program
  Describe a wearable computer system that enables objective identification of risk factors, such as slip, trip and fall from natural activities
  Explain how statistical analytics methods are used in balance and gait patterns recognition from time-stamped wearable sensor data streams
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 0.5
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1016) Safe Work Permitting Process - Management System
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Bryan Haywood
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Many facilities use safe work permits for high-hazard tasks, such as: hot work; entry into permit-required confined spaces; electrical work; line break/process opening; contractors; working at heights; lockout/tagout; trenching; and trailer entry. With all these safe work permits, managing the issuing and approval process can be daunting. The presenter offers tips to develop and implement a management system to ensure you manage the permitting process well using the Six Sigma methodology known as DMAIC or define, measure, analyze, improve and control.

Learning Objectives: Recognize a safe work permitting process
  Explain how you can apply the Six Sigma model of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control to safety and health
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4116) Safety and the Multi-Employer Worksite
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Phillips , Jonathan Ellis
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter examines safety issues relevant to multi-employer work sites. This includes training, allocation of compliance responsibilities and enforcement.

Learning Objectives: Explain the allocation of safety-related compliance responsibilities on a multi-employer work site
  Describe strategies for dealing with training issues that arise in the context of using independent contractors
  Discuss authority to enforce safety standards in relation to independent contractors
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4316) SHARP Association Meeting - Closed Session by Invitation Only
Track: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Greg Collins
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Meeting of Ohio's Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program employers.  Closed session - by invitation only

Learning Objectives: Describe changes in the SHARP Program
  Discuss challenges with other SHARP employers
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2416) Should Employees Be Disciplined for Safety Violations?
Track: Legal
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Sue Wetzel , Jill Bigler
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

While some employers are nervous to discipline when a safety violation has occurred, and simply don’t do it at all, oftentimes others swing the pendulum the other way and discipline too harshly, leading to expensive law suits. There is a line between these two, and with proper attention, proper discipline of an employee during a safety violation can occur. The presenters have an open discussion with employers and provide strategies for disciplining employees properly when a safety violation occurs to improve overall workplace safety.

Learning Objectives: Discuss strategies for effectively disciplinig employees when a safety violation occurs
  Identify the benefits of proper discipline and why it is important for a safe workplace
  Discuss the law under OSHA, the Fair Labor Standards Act and workers' compensation as it pertains to discipline of employees after a safety violation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2516) Troubled Waters: Lead in the Water, Now What?
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Matt Young
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The session is an introduction to lead in the water supply and what it means. It covers: lead’s effect on the human body; the meaning of the integrated blood lead level; why lead in water is an environmental problem; and how lead enters the water supply and how to test, monitor and treat the water supply to keep it safe. Hear why lead in water is just now becoming a problem and the long term solution to the lead in water problem.

Learning Objectives: Identify hazardous lead levels in humans
  Explain how and when to test water for lead
  Describe what causes lead in water
  Discuss how to reduce or eliminate lead in water
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6116) Who Are the Players? The First 30 Days of a Claim
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson , Debi Kroninger , Lori Finnerty , Tina Cooper
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
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 health-care providers discuss their roles in the claims/injury management process. The focus is claims and injury management within the first 30 days of the date of injury.

Learning Objectives: Identify the parties responsible for claims/injury management
  Distinguish the roles each party has in the management of 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

Thursday, March 9, 2017
  (1321) Changes in OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Brian Bennett , Norman Deitch
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenter reviews the new policies and guidelines in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) process safety management (PSM) standard and other hot topics concerning PSM. The new guidelines discussed include: Guidance to regional administrators on enforcement of the Explosives and Blasting Agents standard; New policies clarifying interpretations of chemicals without concentrations listed in PSM Appendix A; Defining recognized and generally-accepted good engineering practices; A memorandum revising the interpretation of the PSM retail exemption.

Learning Objectives: Explain how the new policies will affect your business
  Describe the new retail exemption
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2821) Effective Electrical Safe Work - Do You Know the Steps?
Track: Electrical Safety
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Robert Nicholson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
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. It will help protect qualified electrical employees with job scopes involving energized electrical systems to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Code of Federal Regulation Sub Part S 1910.331-335.

Learning Objectives: Recall the OSHA requirements governing electrical safety work practices
  Explain how National Fire Protection Association 70E can guide you to develop electrcial safe work practices
  Discuss how American National Standards Institute Z10 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) can help guide you in the development of an effective electrcial safe work program
  Identify the priorities of protecting your electrical employees
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3721) Metal and Nonmetal Mine Workplace Examinations
Track: Oil, Gas and Mining
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Curt Speck
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session covers the contents, definitions and compliance information found within 30 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 56/57 18002 Regulations, program policy manual and program policy letter. The presenter provides information to better comply with workplace examinations in active work areas of a mining operation.

Learning Objectives: Recognize the terms found within CFR 30.56/57/18002 regulations
  Identify active work areas of a mine
  Describe how to accurately document workplace examinations
  Explain the importance of task training competent people conducting examinations to identify and correct hazards
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1721) Pedestrian Safety in an Industrial Setting
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): David Hoover
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
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 everyone can perform their jobs efficiently and safely.

Learning Objectives: List the top 10 pedestrian problems and their solutions
  Describe how technology can assist and improve pedestrian safety
  Explain how to prioritize and implement changes to improve pedestrian safety
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2021) Public Safety Officer Benefits/Line of Duty Deaths
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Ronald Terriaco
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Learn what local, state and federal benefits are available for the surviving family members of a firefighter who has died in the line of duty or within the 24 hour time frame of returning from an emergency response. Help the department or families prepare themselves and understand how the process works.

Learning Objectives: Define what benfits are availible
  Discuss how to prepare yourself and understand how the process works
  Explain how to help surviving families
  Select the proper ways to protect themselves and their families
IACET: 0.1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5021) Safety Leadership Responsibility
Track: Leadership
Speaker(s): Billy Ring
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

Employers have responsibility for safety leadership oversight. They may also have a misunderstanding of the safety responsibilities that fall on their shoulders. The presenter examines the most common violations found during the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) readiness inspections. Attend this presentation and determine, as an employer, are those same oversights residing in your camp?

Learning Objectives: Recall the dynamics and definition of leadership
  Explain the leadership development process
  List common violations found during OSHA readiness inspections
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1521) Safety Through Empowered Employees
Track: Communications
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Raymond Dunkle
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Groups as diverse as the Society for Human Resource Management, Harvard Law School and the American Institute of CPAs all report that employee hotlines are a critical best practice for ensuring safe and ethical behavior in the workplace. Yet, most organizations have not implemented this critical control mechanism. The presenter explains best practices for implementing a hotline. The presentation is educational, not sales, based on the speaker's articles published by Accounting Today and Inside Counsel Magazine.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to empower employees to be the eyes and ears for safety
  Describe the process of implementing a hotline
  Recognize best practices for gaining employee trust and participation
  Identify appropriate protocols for responding to reports received
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3821) Trucks and Tests: Drug and Alcohol Testing for Commercial Driver's License Holders
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Thomas Persinger
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The presenter provides a basic overview of the drug and alcohol testing requirements for commercial transportation in Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. This session focuses primarily on the areas of pre-employment, random and post-accident testing.

Learning Objectives: Explain the regulations found in Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  Discuss how to properly comply with pre-employment testing requirements.
  Identify what is required to fulfill random testing at appropriate levels
  Describe how to properly follow the post-accident testing requirements in different situations
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4421) Your Drug-Free Program with an Update on Marijuana Legalization
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Dyann McDowell
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Do you have questions about the new legislation in Ohio regarding legalization of medical marijuana? In this session, hear an update on legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio, learn what impact this legislation has on your business and have the opportunity to ask questions about your drug-free workplace program.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the elements of a good drug-free workplace program
  Summarize the legalization of medical marujuana
  Define the requirements and accommodations from the Americans with Disabilities Act
  Explain how to maintain a drug-free workplace based on court rulings
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7121) Managing Pain and Return to Work Early: Before It's too Late
Track: Medical
Speaker(s): James W. Atchison
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter describes early psychological and pharmacologic yellow flags that occur with injured workers. These flags provide an indication that delayed recovery may occur. He will use a case to highlight how early intervention directed toward these abnormalities may be helpful in treatment success, limiting further impairment and assisting with return-to-work pathways.

Learning Objectives: Identify psychological and pharmacologic variables that are yellow flags for indicating potential delayed recovery in cases
  Explain active vs. passive forms of treatment in patients with delayed recovery
  List the domains of patient improvement that occur with functional restoration programs
  Describe RTW alternatives for injured workers when treated early with an interdisciplinary program
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (3921) A Look at Opioids and Their Impact on the Body
Track: Medical
Track 2: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Tron Emptage , Tania Smiley
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Opioid analgesics have become a staple in pain control. Although they may provide adequate pain relief, they come with debilitating side effects such as constipation, nausea, vomiting, hyperalgesia and hypogonadism. The presenter explains how these side effects can lead to a longer hospital stay, increased claim costs and delay in returning to work. You also learn ways to alleviate the side effects with adjuvant therapies or by modifying, tapering or discontinuing the use of opioids.

Learning Objectives: Identify the common side effects of opioid analgesics and how to mitigate their impact
  Explain the impact of polypharmacy to the injured worker
  Recognize the danger of benzodiazepine combinations
  Describe the opioid analgesic epidemic
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8021) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Gail Barnett , Alvina Chulanon
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) produces comprehensive, accurate and timely counts of fatal work injuries. The National Safety Council adopted the CFOI figure beginning in 1992 as the authoritative count for work-related deaths in the United States. The presenters provide a general overview of the scope of the CFOI program and processes, which lead to compiling counts. They also demonstrate availablity of data access on the BLS public website.

Learning Objectives: Explain the scope of the CFOI program
  Describe the CFOI program collection process
  Identify available data resources on the BLS website
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6221) Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Track: Medical
Speaker(s): Robert Hall
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

A spinal cord injury (SCI) and/or quadriplegia is an alteration or complete disruption of normal motor, sensory and autonomic function. The presenter reviews the anatomy, physiology and cause of a cervical SCI and the expected course of treatment from injury to discharge. He looks at the long-term impact of an SCI, including medical equipment and supplies, possible medical complications and ongoing treatments.

Learning Objectives: Describe the anatomy, physiology and causes of cervical SCIs
  Describe the course of medical treatment from the time of injury through discharge
  Identify the long-term durable medical equipment needs
  Discuss the potential long-term medical complications associated with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and medical treatments required in the home setting
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3621) Crane and Rigging
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Robert Siemens
Thursday, March 9, 2017 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 a fatality. The presenter covers proper usage of below-the-hook devices such as chain and wire rope slings, shackles and eye bolts. He 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 individuals and group rigging applications.

Learning Objectives: Explain rigging inspection procedures and safety planning
  Describe how to inspect chain and wire rope for defects
  Describe nylon and polyester sling inspection and care
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3421) Hazard Recognition through Audits and 6S
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Don't invite a tax auditor to your next safety meeting! Learn who you should invite and how to put together a team to accomplish your environmental health and safety (EH&S) auditing goals. Your expectations of an audit may determine how you approach it. Safety audits are an effective tool for keeping your EH&S program successful.

Learning Objectives: Describe different types of audit approaches
  Identify the make up of an audit team
  Integrate hazard recognition into operations through 6S
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1421) Inspection Techniques and Hazard Recognition
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Norman Deitch , Brian Bennett
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session focuses on inspections, inspection techniques, and typical safety and health hazards. The presenters discuss and illustrate safe and unsafe conditions that inspectors look for. Attendees participate in this session to identify hazards and ways to control them. It also provides suggestions for post-inspection responsibilities, such as tracking, correction and verification of correction.

Learning Objectives: Describe at least three types of inspections
  Identify three common and three uncommon hazards
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4621) Managing Shift Work(ers)
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Delia Treaster
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

What do nurses, police officers, fast food workers and pilots have in common? Shift work. Shift work can cause sleep disruption and sleep deprivation that is harmful to workers and their companies. A BWC ergonomist discusses the pitfalls of shift work, health effects of circadian rhythm disruptions and sleep deprivation. The session covers good and bad shift schedules, and how to schedule shift work. She also advises shift workers on sleep deprivation and getting a good night’s sleep.

Learning Objectives: Describe the short- and long-term health effects of circadian rhythm disruptions and sleep deprivation
  Recognize the cost to companies of poor performance by sleep deprived shift workers, including human errors such as impaired memory, faulty decision making, and poor judgment
  Identify harmful and beneficial work schedules
  Explain best practices to improve quality of sleep for shift workers
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4021) Protecting Student Athletes: An Update on OHSAA Sports Safety
Track: Medical
Speaker(s): Deborah Moore
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This presentation focuses on a review of Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)sports medicine and safety initiatives during the past year. This includes: adoption of a digital pre-participation evaluation program (Privit Profil); emergency action plans and sudden cardiac arrest; limiting head impact exposure in football; commitment to research on concussion; and promising initiatives.

Learning Objectives: List three major sports medicine projects which the OHSAA supports
  Describe ways in which these programs help protect the health and safety of student athletes
  Describe the benefits of the Privit Profile for parents, students, coaches and athletic trainers
  Define the critical steps in the chain of survival for a individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5221) Public Employers - Challenge Your Risk-Management Process
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Eduardo Romero
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Description

Public employers have unique risk-management challenges. These include a multitude of job descriptions in operations ranging from airports, water and sewer services, utilities, first responders and more. The presenter uses administrative and employer perspectives to discuss why you shouldn’t accept the status quo of your risk-management program.

Learning Objectives: Identify opportunities to incorporate various workers' compensation resources at the appropriate time
  Describe how to hold workers' compensation vendors accountable to provide the best service to employees
  Discuss with unions the necessity of a safe work environment for their members
  Explain to upper management the fiscal ramifications of poor risk-management preparation
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6121) Transitional Work = ROI. Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
Track: Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Tina Elliott
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

BWC's Transitional Work (TW) Grant Program reimburses an employer for some of the costs associated with the development of a customized return-to-work plan. This program helps employers manage their employee's injuries and offer productive work before they are 100-percent fit for duty. In return, employers may see substantial return on investment (ROI). The presenter discusses eligibility, the application process and the rewards of using a TW program.

Learning Objectives: Explain the benefits of offering transitional work to an injured employee
  Describe the benefits of a customized TW plan
  Discuss eligibility for a transitional work grant and participation in BWC's Destination Excellence: Transitional Bonus Program
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5321) Wellness from an Employee/Employer Perspective
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Robert McGee
Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Learn how one company implemented a wellness program at its site. The presenter describes how Owens Corning started with a grass roots program and built its wellness program into a successful part of its facility's health and safety process. Learn how to get support from upper and local management, and how to sell the benefits to the work force and get them involved.

Learning Objectives: Explain how to develop a wellness program
  Describe how to sell wellness benefits to the workforce and get buy-in from union and management
  Recognize potential issues and concerns of a new wellness team
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7122) Managing the Changing Needs of the Aging Injured Worker
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Kevin Glennon
Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

This medical symposium session reviews the affects of the aging process and how it plays into the long-term management of an injury claim. The presenter discusses the unique needs of the aging injured worker, including how equipment and the level of care changes as the worker ages, which may adversely affect long-term medical reserves on the file. The presenter also discusses strategies employers can implement to mitigate loss. The presenter designed this session for physicians and health-care providers. He repeats this session for employers, safety representatives and nurses at 2:30 p.m., Thursday.

Learning Objectives: List the affects of the aging process on the body
  Describe how the aging process affects one’s ability to safely do ones job
  Identify strategies employers can implement to mitigate loss
  Explain the unique needs of aging injured worker on what is related and unrelated to his or her injury
  Identify ways to set adequate reserves for the aging worker
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (9022) Safety Innovation Awards and General Session: When it Hits the Fan — Crisis Management and Crisis Communications
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Bruce Hennes
Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
 
Session Type: General Session
Description

The traditional media leap on crisis stories. A reputation built up over years can be shattered in an instant on social media. In today’s 24/7 news environment, when reporters won’t wait for you to return that call before posting the story online, and where everyone is a journalist and able to reach thousands on Facebook, crisis communications is a necessary skill for business leaders. Veteran crisis-management specialist Bruce Hennes discusses strategic approaches to communications in a wide variety of situations and supplies proven techniques to help you in your leadership role. Hennes provides techniques for establishing your message, maintaining control of your message, moving your message forward and mounting a defense against a sudden press onslaught, thereby protecting your image, brand and perception in the marketplace.

Learning Objectives: Recognize what the media looks for in an interview
  Describe how and why the media’s objectives differ from the interviewee’s objectives
  Explain how to better and more effectively communicate to protect the organization’s image, brand and perception in the marketplace
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7123) Approaches to Non-Opioid Treatment Options
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Jeffrey Hunter , Robin Hunter
Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The session presented by Jeffrey Hunter, DC, DO and Robin Hunter DC, have their areas of expertise in alternative, integrative approaches to pain management. They will cover treatment options, including manipulation of the spine and extremities, current research, myofascial release methodology and dry needling/acupuncture, including video demonstrations. This session is relevant to all health-care providers due to the effectiveness of these non-opioid treatment techniques.

Learning Objectives: Explain spinal and extremity treatment techniques
  Identify myofascial treatment techniques
  Describe acupuncture/dry needling treatment techniques
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (4623) Advanced Process Safety Management Trends and Best Practices
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Jonathan Zimmerman , Jonathan Zimmerman
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

The presented information is relevant to all processes covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) process safety management (PSM) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) risk management plan (RMP) standards. The presenter reviews trends in enforcement activity along with proposed regulatory changes. He also shares advanced best practices of a line break permit process and car seal program .

Learning Objectives: Recognize trends in OSHA's and EPA's PSM and RMP enforcement and the top five cited standards
  Describe advanced best practice programs for car seal programs and line break permits
  Recall new regulatory developments
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3623) Aerial Work Platforms - Keeping Your People Safe and Compliant
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Training and Education
Speaker(s): David Hoover
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Everyone knows forklift operators have to be trained. However, do you know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also requires employers to train their aerial work platform operators? Aerial work platforms are commonly called boom and scissor lifts. In this session, you will learn the OSHA standards that cover cover aerial work platforms, required training and what fall protection/fall restraint rules apply. The presenter discusses the "big four killers" so you can evaluate your site for them.

Learning Objectives: Identify the OSHA standards that apply to aerial work platforms
  Explain why OSHA requires training on aerial work platforms
  Identify the four most common hazards of aerial work platforms
  Recognize how training on aerial work platforms brings compliance and greater safety to your company
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1723) Behavior-Based Safety and Hazard Recognition
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Donny Owens
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

The presenter discusses ways to increase an employee’s ability to spot hazards by using situation-centered observations. Improved hazard recognition yields quality behavior-based observations.

Learning Objectives: Explain unacceptable risk
  Describe to observers the importance of a situation-centered observation
  Summarize how to approach an upset individual and the importance of observing them
  Recall how to use a behavior dashboard
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6223) BWC's Other States Coverage Program
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Kendra DePaul
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session reviews what Ohio's workers' compensation laws cover when employees leave Ohio. The presenter discusses BWC's Other States Coverage Program. The program is an option for Ohio employers who send employees out of state that the laws of that state require the employer to obtain coverage there. The session provides an overview of the legislation authorizing the program, the eligibility requirements and how an employer obtains this optional coverage.

Learning Objectives: Explain when employers must obtain coverage for employees working temporarily in Ohio and when Ohio coverage applies
  Identify situations where employers can use Ohio's extraterritorial coverage when the laws of other states require coverage for employees
  Describe BWC's Other State's Coverage Program
  Recall the available options for workers' compensation coverage outside the state of Ohio
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4023) Crisis Management and Crisis Communications
Track: Communications
Speaker(s): Bruce Hennes
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

General session speaker Bruce Hennes returns for a follow-up presentation and a deeper dive into crisis management techniques. In this session, you will learn exactly what to do when a reporter calls, how to handle it when a negative story about your organization goes viral on the internet and gets spread by social media, why “no comment” is never acceptable and a deep dive into off-the-record and other advanced techniques. Hennes provides time for extensive questions and answers.

Learning Objectives: Discuss the benefit of advance preparation for crisis situations
  Explain how to create effective action plans for all team members in the organization
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3923) Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
Track: Medical
Track 2: Rehabilitation
Speaker(s): Robert Hall
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In some medical conditions, the electrical activity of the muscles or nerves is not normal. That’s when electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) can help. During this session, Dr. Hall describes these tools. He also explains how they may help to diagnosis nerve compression or injury (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), nerve root injury (such as sciatica) and with other problems of the muscles or nerves.

Learning Objectives: Describe EMG and NCV tests and how they differ
  Recall the common considerations for using EMG and NVC tests
  Discuss the concerns and abuses of EMG and NCV testing
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3823) Federal and State Motor Carrier Update
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Tom Forbes
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Federal and state regulations change constantly. Each year, the safety congress' Motor Carrier committee invites the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)  to give an update on current and proposed rule changes. The presenter reviews and discusses these recent rule changes.

Learning Objectives: Identify the upcoming rules and pending regulations
  Describe recent PUCO rule changes
  Describe recent and anticipated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule changes
  Explain electronic logging device rules
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2023) Hire Right the First Time by Selecting the Best of the Bunch
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): William Evans, II
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Administrators at all levels benefit from screening procedures and techniques that narrow the candidate pool by implementing cost-effective successive hurdles. Avoid costly bad hires that negatively impact the workforce, agency morale and the community. The presenter introduces attendees to hiring and promotional methodologies, including lie detection and assessment inventories. These methodologies create a strong, ethical, credible and productive workforce while reducing turnover!

Learning Objectives: Explain current trends in candidate selection methods for public service positions
  Identify best practices and options for screening to meet budgetary constraints
  Discuss various screening options while understanding pros and cons of each
  Describe the legal pitfalls associated with various screening techniques
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BELTSS: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5223) I Didn't See That Coming! How a Job Hazard Analysis Can Predict the Future
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Brian Basbagill
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

You don’t need a crystal ball to see where the next accident or injury might occur in your workplace, you only need a properly completed job hazard analysis (JHA). This session leads attendees through completion of a JHA. Each attendee walks away with a basic JHA format and participates in the completion of a JHA. Learn what’s in a JSA for your company; how you can use a JHA for any assigned task; and how a properly conducted JHA can be an effective training tool.

Learning Objectives: List the three critical steps to properly complete a JHA
  Explain two values of a properly completed JHA
  Identify three categories of hazard controls
  Explain how to develop a risk score for given hazard statement
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1423) Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Brian Bennett , Norman Deitch
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Presidential Executive Order 13650 was issued to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to facility workers and operators, communities and responders. This session provides insight on the policy changes and the potential impact it can create on your business. The presenters provide tips on engaging with the applicable agencies regarding implementation of the executive order.

Learning Objectives: List at least three requirements of the executive order
  Describe how to prepare for the policy changes
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2823) Is Your Company's Wellness Program a Game Changer?
Track: Health and Wellness
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Rakel Sanchez , Scott Silver
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Do you know the investment value of a wellness program? Is your company just starting a wellness program or is it already an integral part of your company's culture? The presenter identifies activities that will move your company's wellness program from good to great and lead to a high return on investment. 

Learning Objectives: Identify what type of activities will move a company's level of wellness from an informer to a game changer
  List wellness activities that provide the highest cost trend improvements
  Discuss wellness program best practices
  Explain wellness trends, costs and return on investment based on data collected from a recent survey of companies in the mid-West states
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5023) Leadership Drivers for Success
Track: Leadership
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Abe Tarawneh
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

This session addresses the role of safety leaders in building and executing strategic direction for occupational safety and health programs. Dr. Abe Tarawneh, superintendent of BWC's Division of Safety and Hygiene (DSH), discusses strategies for establishing vision, cultivating leadership support, engaging stakeholders and employees, and leading change. He discusses the expansion of existing and introduction of new DSH programs to demonstrate the value of these strategies.

Learning Objectives: Define strategies for focused utilization of resources, establishing a leadership vision, assessing opportunities and constraints, and developing strategic plans
  Define strategies to cultivate leadership and stakeholder support for executing strategic plans driven by results
  Describe drivers of success in implementing change management plans
  Explain leadership challenges in the public sector compared to the private sector
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2923) Managing Drug Use in the Food Service Workplace
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Food Safety
Speaker(s): Sean Oswald , Keith Pryatel
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

This training is specific to food service industry professionals. The changing demographics, patterns of drug use and the public health emergency occurring in our society is greatly impacting the workplace. New faces and behaviors of drug use look very different today. Many assumptions on what a drug-user looks like have changed. Learn how you can change the culture in your workplace and help your employees win against drugs! 

Learning Objectives: Identify the changing demographics of drug use
  Explain our own personal and societal assumptions about addiction
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1323) Managing Plant Emergencies with Tabletop Exercises
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Gary Yurt
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session is a training exercise that allows participants to simulate emergency incidents and assess their ability to respond. These exercises provide the opportunity to identify response and coordination issues that could arise during various scenarios and to make the decisions to resolve those issues.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to direct, coordinate and control emergency activities using the Incident Command System
  Explain how to alert, mobilize and activate personnel and deploy equipment for emergency response and maintain operations until the situation is under control
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4223) OSHA Fatality and Serious Injury Study
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Howard Eberts
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area director presents a study of fatalities and serious injuries investigated by OSHA. These include case studies of related enforcement cases. The session covers employer obligations related to OSHA’s new serious injury reporting and recordkeeping standards. The speaker also addresses lessons learned since initial implementation.

Learning Objectives: Identify unique hazards causing serious injuries or fatalities in the workplace
  Describe OSHA’s requirements for reporting serious injuries and recordkeeping
  Explain effective methods used to control these workplace safety and health hazards
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4423) OSHA Recordkeeping
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Brian Zachetti
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session examines the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping forms, general recording criteria and specific situations that you must record on OSHA's injury and illness documents. The primary focus of the lecture is the determination of recordability to ensure you maintain accurate records. The presenter also outlines recent changes to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 Part 1904 concerning anti-retaliation verbiage and electronic submission of injury/illness data.

Learning Objectives: Describe recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses
  Explain OSHA recordkeeping forms
  Recall regulation 1904 scope and requirements
  List guidelines for recordable and non-recordable workplace injury interpretations
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1523) Safe 4 the Right Reasons
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Wylie Davidson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 to avoid accidents and to value safety.

Learning Objectives: Recognize how human behaviors impact safety
  Describe your own personal reasons for needing to be safe, on and off the job
  Create a repeatable mantra that allows you to keep yourself and others safe, always
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3423) Shaken, Not Stirred: How Drugs, Alcohol and Medical Marijuana Are Mixing it Up in the Workplace
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Jennifer Brill , Nicole Hunter
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenters teach employers how to prepare a drug testing defense before an accident occurs. They also detail the requirements of using an intoxication defense to a workers’ compensation claim. In addition, they explore the new medical marijuana legislation and how it impacts an employer’s drug-free workplace policy.

Learning Objectives: Define the elements of an intoxication defense
  Demonstrate how proper planning before an accident is the best strategy
  Explain the new medical marijuana legislation
  Identify the risks of medical marijuana in the workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3723) The Blunt Facts: What Employers Need to Know about Marijuana
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Mark Shaw , Melissa Ebel
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presentation highlights the historical and policy perspective of House Bill 523. The presenters shift through the weeds of Ohio's medical marijuana law. They also discuss how toking up will impact: drug free workplace and zero-tolerance drug policies; an employer's duty to accommodate; disciplinary action; unemployment compensation eligibility; and workers' compensation defenses.

Learning Objectives: Summarize Ohio's medical marijuana law, House Bill 523, from a policy and historical perspective
  Identify and explain the nuts and bolts of the law
  Discuss the workplace implications of Ohio's medical marijuana law
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5323) Wellness: We Finally Have a Roadmap For Success!
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Rich Siegenthaler II
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Learn how to increase participation in your wellness program and prove its return on investment. The presenter discusses the benefits of integrating safety and wellness programs.

Learning Objectives: Recall the hierarchy of needs for employees and how they fit
  Identify what matters to employees when doing wellness
  Describe what integrating wellness and safety looks like big picture
  Explain how to implement wellness
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6123) What to Expect from a Transitional Work Developer
Track: Rehabilitation
Track 2: Human Resources
Speaker(s): Donald Smith , Tina Elliott
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

When an employer hires a transitional work developer, he or she creates a proactive and customized, grant return-to-work program. The presenters help you understand the benefits and the process of transitional work program development. Then, based on experience with many employers, the presenters take you through the steps for successful on-site transitional work implementation.

Learning Objectives: Describe the process, policy and procedure for transitional work program development and transitional work implementation
  Explain how to obtain essential information and funding to start a transitional work grant program for yourr business
  Identify the transitional work steps to progress from injury, to initial work return, to full return to work
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7124) Periarticular Injuries of the Lower Extremity
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Matthew Levy
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter discusses extra-articular injuries about the lower extremity. This includes basic anatomy, injury patterns, and management — both surgical and non-surgical.

Learning Objectives: Identify lower extremity soft tissue injuries about the hip, knee and ankle
  Explain principles of management of lower extremity soft tissue injuries
  Distinguish between those injured workers with injuries who may return to work early, and those with injuries which require a longer period of off duty
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (3624) 50 Shades of Hazard Assessment
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Carmen Shafer
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Is job safety analysis (JSA) passé? JSA is a common technique used to identify dangers of a task and steps to eliminate or reduce those hazards. For many employers, it has become a paperwork exercise with little value. Hazard analysis is a valuable tool. It's not limited to the traditional three column format. The presenter identifies several forms of hazard analysis. She shows how to apply them to different situations. The presenter also explains how to incorporate risk assessment as a tool to support continual safety improvement.

Learning Objectives: Identify which type of hazard analysis fits your specific needs
  Describe how to select and perform a hazard analysis appropriate for your application
  Explain how to improve your hazard analysis with risk analysis to prioritize continuous safety improvements at your workplace
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2924) A Unified Response: First Responder and Private Industry
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Workplace Violence
Speaker(s): Nick Zamiska , Keith Pryatel
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Emergencies often strike without warning and a unified response is crucial. This informative session covers a variety of common emergencies in the workplace. The presenters also analyze case studies where public and private sector collaboration was essential to the successful mitigation of an incident. They place special focus on workplace violence, with tips to better prepare your employees.

Learning Objectives: Recognize common emergencies in the workplace
  Identify current threats in the workplace
  Describe tactics to keep crews safe from harm
  Identify collaborative needs during an emergency to streamline efforts with first responders
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4024) Active Response Options: Arming Your Staff
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Travis Thompson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The decision to arm staff remains a legal action by a local board of education. Input to this important decision comes from a complete and thorough review of the district’s abilities to respond to potential threats. The presence of weapons in the schools may not be enough to deter random acts of violence. In this session, learn how to limit the ability of uninvited guests to gain access to a building or to gain access to students once inside by analyzing your building’s vulnerabilities and updating your school safety plan. Additionally, learn more about the legality of firearms in schools and available training.

Learning Objectives: Explain active participation response options for school violence threats
  Recognize physical areas and current policies or practices that create vulnerability to threats
  List important facts regarding updates to school safety plans
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2024) Amputations and Surgical Emergency Response Teams
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: First Aid and Health Care
Speaker(s): James Nappi
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenter describes basic primary care of amputations and mangling extremity injuries. He covers basic first aid, pharmacology and reattachment surgery, including the functional outcomes.

Learning Objectives: Explain the initial care of amputated extremities
  Describe pharmacology as applies to reattachment surgery
  Discuss functional outcomes
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1424) Building Employee Engagement for a Stronger Safety Culture
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Eric Svendsen
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

There is a strong correlation between employee engagement and commitment to safe behaviors. Engaged employees are five times less likely to have an accident on the job. in addition, it's seven times less likely for that accident to be a lost-time injury. Thus, engaged employees cost the organization significantly less. They are natural owners who will lead a safety culture if we just let them! The presenter explores the how-to’s and advantages of building employee engagement and ownership in employees, and how it impacts a safety culture.

Learning Objectives: Recognize engaged employees, and recruit and develop them as safety champions
  Explain how to build levels of employee engagement using proven drivers of engagement
  Describe how to differentiate a workforce and lead employees differently based on individual levels of engagement
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3724) Confined Spaces
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Joseph Rosen
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Recognition is an important aspect of making a safe entry into a confined space. You should identify all confined spaces located within a facility or under the facility's control. Once you identify a space as being confined, you must then identify the hazards that may be present. This session covers the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions to take, and the use of protective and emergency equipment required for confined entry or enclosed spaces.

Learning Objectives: Define confined space
  Recognize the hazards of the space
  Identify restricted areas within the confined space
  Describe what a permit-required confined space consists of
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5324) Drug Testing: From Collection to Results - Part One
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Paula McClure
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In part one of this two-part presentation, the presenter explains the drug-testing process through the eyes of the collector and the chain of custody collection process. She highlights the correct procedures and what happens when the subject attempts to adulterate the sample, or refuses to provide a sample. The presenter also discusses other methods of drug and alcohol testing.      

Learning Objectives: List the proper collection steps taken during the drug screen collection process
  Recognize issues and problems that can arise during the collection process
  Explain the importance of the chain of custody collection process
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3824) Electronic Logging Device for Motor Carriers: Fact or Fiction
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): James Feddern , Brett Stoner
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

The presenter reviews the status, basic requirements and enforcement of the electronic logging rule for motor carriers.

Learning Objectives: Describe the electronic logging rule
  Identofy certified electronic logging devices
  Summarize enforcement issues
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1324) GHS/HazCom: Top 10 Reasons Employers Are Out of Compliance
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Melissa McCaffrey
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
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’s) HazCom Standard. While much attention has been paid to the rule as a result of its alignment with the United Nation's GHS, compliance challenges persist, contributing to its annual #2 ranking on OSHA’s most frequently cited standards list. This session covers OSHA’s HazCom obligations, the impact enforcement activity has on employers’ HazCom programs, the top 10 reasons employers are out of compliance and simple steps for getting on track.

Learning Objectives: Identify the top 10 reasons employers are out of compliance and the simple steps for getting on track
  Explain OSHA’s HazCom obligations now that GHS is adopted
  Describe the impact recent enforcement activity has on employers’ HazCom programs
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4424) Improving Workplace Safety - Do This, Not That
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola , Debra Newman
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session provides information on occupational injuries and illnesses statistics in major private industry sectors in Ohio from 2012 and 2015 using data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and other sources. The session also provides information on common characteristics of injuries such as nature, source and causation. The presentation includes recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods available to reduce the incidence of these injuries.

Learning Objectives: Recall information on occupational injuries and illnesses statistics in major private industry sectors in Ohio
  List common case characteristics of injuries and illnesses in Ohio private-sector industries
  Identify safety interventions available to reduce the incidence of these injuries
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5024) Lessons Learned: Lockout Tagout
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Construction
Speaker(s): Brian Basbagill
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session presents the lessons learned while developing and implementing complex lockout/tagout procedures for two manufacturing facilities and one large construction project. Attendees should already have a basic understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements for lockout/tagout.

Learning Objectives: Explain the challenges of developing lockout/tagout procedures for equipement with multiple energy sources
  Identify potential solutions for documenting procedures, including examples from experience
  Discuss suggestions for engaging authorized employees, including examples from experience
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1524) Mobile Crane Demonstration
Track: Construction
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Brenda Hawkey
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This live mobile crane demonstration shows hands on load handling techniques for asymmetrical loads. The session covers crane setup and inspection, calculating loads, rigging techniques and safely attaching a load to the crane hook.

Learning Objectives: Explain how to correctly setup and inspect a crane
  Describe safe rigging techniques and how to attach a load to the crane hook
  Recall how to calculate loads and where to find load charts
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3424) OSHA Inspections, Penalties and Defending Citations
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Christpher Carney
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection process. They'll also learn about penalty structure, recent penalty increase and considerations in defending OSHA citations.

Learning Objectives: Explain the reasons why OSHA inspects your workplace
  Describe the inspection process from the knock on the door to citation issuance
  Recall how to evaluate citations, including penalties and proposed abatement, and deciding whether to contest
  Summarize the post-contest process
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4224) OSHA's New Silica Standard
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Kimberly Nelson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Kim Nelson, Toledo Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) area director, discusses the agency's final rule about respirable crystalline silica. She also addresses the hazards of crystalline silica and engineering controls. In addition, Nelson covers the key provisions of the general industry and construction standards, and the schedule for compliance with the final rule.

Learning Objectives: Recall the basis/research that supported the promulgation of the standard
  Summarize the standard to include general industry and construction
  Discuss known effective engineering controls in general industry and construction
  Describe the impact of silica exposure on your health
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6124) Return-to-Work Strategies
Track: Rehabilitation
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Christine Nickloes
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

While accident prevention is the best way to reduce overall injury costs, an effective workplace return-to-work (RTW) program is the best way to manage costs and improve recovery after an injury occurs. Strategies of a proactive RTW program help employers manage liabilities and assets. Learn the benefits of managing workers' compensation claims. In addition, discover how to use RTW strategies to manage this process and get employees back to work.

Learning Objectives: Explain RTW strategies
  Distinguish between RTW, transitional work and light duty
  Identify strategies and tools to assist in managing a RTW process
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8024) Risk Management: Understanding the Numbers
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Deborah Schultz , Troy Boughan , Jim Wyse
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Risk management is more than managing the numbers. This session provides an overview of how BWC calculates premium rates, including experience modifier (EM). The presenters share several actions that an employer can take to develop an effective integrated approach to manage workers' compensation costs. This information allows an employer to identify and implement appropriate risk management, loss prevention and claims-management strategies to minimize the financial impact claims may have on their rates.

Learning Objectives: Explain how BWC calculates rates
  Describe the EM and its impact on premium rates
  Identify elements of an integrated approach to manage workers' compensation costs
  Distinguish between risk management, loss prevention and claims-management strategies
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3924) Safety and the Athletic Trainer
Track: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): Scott Mullett
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Thirty-two percent of all work-related injuries are musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). A specialist can help prevent, reduce and manage work-related MSDs. Athletic trainers are musculoskeletal specialists. Many companies and corporations across the country use the services of athletic trainers to reduce injuries and lower workers’ compensation costs. The presenter discusses common MSDs, the benefits of an athletic trainer, and how to use an athletic trainer to reduce workplace injuries and costs.

Learning Objectives: Explain how an athletic trainer is an important resource for safety and human resource professionals
  Identify causes of workplace MSDs and how an athletic trainer can prevent, reduce and manage these injuries onsite
  Define the true cost of a workplace MSD and how an athletic trainer can reduce the costs
  Discuss specific cases where companies benefited from these services
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4624) The New Silica Regulations for Construction
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Don Garvey
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published new silica regulations for construction and general industry. While they are similar, there are significant differences between the two that employers must be aware of that can either ease or complicate compliance. The presenter discusses the commonalities and the differences specifically in exposure assessment, written compliance programs, medical surveillance and compliance deadlines. He also discusses the role of the competent person in construction.

Learning Objectives: Describe the new silica regulations
  Identify tools and tasks listed in Table 1 of the construction regulation
  Explain the tasks and responsibilities of the silica competent person in construction
  Distinguish significant differences between construction and general industry regulations
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5224) The Shocking Truth: Electrical Hazards Are All Around You
Track: Electrical Safety
Speaker(s): Glenn McGinley
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Electricity powers our world on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the use of electricity presents real risks of shock and electrocution if equipment isn't properly installed. The presenter explains the inherent risks associated with electrical equipment. He also provides summaries of electrically-related fatality investigations and controls that could have prevented these tragedies.

Learning Objectives: Recognize common electrical hazards in the workplace
  Explain control measures that can mitigate electrical hazards
  Summarize the findings of at least one electrically-related fatality investigation
  Describe how to develop an electrical safety inspection checklist for your organization
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6224) Workers' Compensation Court Appeals: How to Present a Winning Case
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Michelle Bach
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Did you know you can appeal the allowance of a workers' compensation claim by the Industrial Commission of Ohio to the Court of Common Pleas? Come learn how taking this step can be a significant cost-saving strategy. The presenter explains the entire process of pursuing a court appeal from the filing of the notice to a successful jury verdict. The presenter shares real-life stories and trial tactics from her 20 years of experience as a litigator in the workers' compensation arena.

Learning Objectives: Explain how to build a winning case to present to a judge or jury, from voir dire to verdict
  Summarize how to be a top-notch detective during discovery and the creation of your medical defense
  Describe how to win the case through motion practice or resolve it advantageously before trial
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7125) Neuromodulation Advances for the Management of Chronic Disease
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Ali Rezai
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter discusses how neuromodulation therapies are increasingly used for the treatment of patients with advanced and refractory conditions such as movement disorders and chronic pain. The presenter reviews the current state-of-the-art neuromodulation treatment options for patients with severe and medication intractable movement disorders, chronic low back, extremity, head and neck pain. Spinal cord and peripheral stimulation implants are routine procedures that can reduce chronic pain.

Learning Objectives: Explain the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia
  Identify the patient selection criteria and the use of neurostimulation for chronic low back pain, extremity pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, chronic headache and facial pain
  Describe the current state of evidence and outcome for the use of neurostimulation
IACET: 0.1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1

  (4025) Active Response Options: Preparing for a Safe Outcome
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): Travis Thompson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Analysis of hostile acts in our schools has shown that actively participating in the tactical response to the threat provides the maximum potential for survival. This session helps you understand how to properly fortify your area of safety. You also learn what essential medicines and supplies are required for prolonged sequestering. Find out how to account for all students and staff in areas of safety. In addition, learn how continued communication during the emergency aids the tactical response to end the threat quickly.

Learning Objectives: List classroom emergency supplies for prolonged shelter in place
  Identify in-room resources for potential door safeguarding
  Explain how to organize a dynamic pupil accounting system
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3925) Common Injuries in Ohio Healthcare Industry
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Samson Agboola , Debra Newman
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The presenters provide information on occupational injuries and illnesses statistics in the Ohio health-care industry from 2012 to 2015. They use data from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and other sources. They discuss common characteristics of injuries such as nature, source and causation. In addition, they offer recommendations on safety interventions and other prevention methods to use to reduce the incidence of these injuries.

Learning Objectives: Recall occupational injury and illness statistics in Ohio's health-care industry
  List common case characteristics of injuries and illnesses in Ohio's health-care industry
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3725) Confined Space Rescue Made Easy
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Raymond Mann
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Entries into confined spaces take place on a regular basis. Regardless of classification of the confined space, when a worker needs rescued from the space, there are a few things the employer can do to ensure it goes smoothly and quickly. This presentation outlines recommendations to make confined space rescue easy. The presenter invites attendees of all levels of experience and knowledge to attend this session.

Learning Objectives: Distinguish between permit and non-permit confined spaces
  Identify why permit and non-permit should not matter for rescue from a confined space
  Recall key items that should be incorporated in a rescue plan
  List six recommendations to make rescue easy
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3825) Crash Preparedness – What to Do After Commercial Driver's License Accidents
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Renea Hooper , Tom Shulte
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In this session, you learn how to properly respond to a catastrophic highway accident. Transportation companies face significant financial exposure when involved in a catastrophic highway accident. This session assists companies in minimizing this exposure.

Learning Objectives: Identify accidents that could result in significant financial exposure
  Explain when an attorney should be retained
  Describe what a driver should do
  Define what documents and information should be preserved
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5325) Drug Testing: From Collection to Results - Part Two
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Michael Kelley
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The second part of this two-part presentation takes the audience through the drug-testing process from the beginning of the collection to the final reporting to the employer. This gained insight helps the audience understand the difficulties and challenges of drug testing.                                      

Learning Objectives: Explain the steps the medical review officer uses to evaluate the results of the drug test
  Describe the standard process the medical review officer uses to relay the results to the donor
  Describe the process the medical review officer uses to determine a positive, negative or other category of results
  List the options presented to the donor if they disagree with the results
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2025) Emergency Management of Traumatic Brain/Sports Injuries
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: First Aid and Health Care
Speaker(s): Stephen Belville
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This session assists emergency medical services personnel to be confident and comfortable in the care of youth athletes. The presenter emphasizes identifying traumatic brain injuries (concussions) and second impact injury. He also discusses identification of spinal injuries, down athlete, fractures and heat-related injuries.

Learning Objectives: Identify and treat concussive injuries
  Describe how to manage a down athlete, fractures and heat-related injuries
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
EMS: 1.2
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1425) Emerging Drugs of Abuse
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Sean Oswald
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

New drugs and drug use trends rapidly appear within our communities. These emerging drugs and trends are a major concern for workplace safety and well-being. The majority of these drugs are not included in the standard drug-test panel. Ongoing awareness and education about emerging drugs and trends can have a substantial impact on safety and the health of your workforce. This session explores how safety officials can approach this important topic as a vital supplement to their workplace safety programs.

Learning Objectives: Identify emerging drugs of abuse
  Describe and recognize the signs and symptoms of emerging drugs and drug use trends
  Summarize the effect of emerging drugs and drug use trends on workplace safety and well-being
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8025) Enhanced Care for Injured Workers: A BWC Pilot Program
Track: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Freddie Johnson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

BWC launched a pilot program for injured workers in northeast Ohio known as the Enhanced Care Program. Participants work for state-fund employers and have an injury date on or after July 1, 2015. These injured workers sustained a knee-only workplace injury and received treatment from a physician enrolled in the pilot program. Benefits of the pilot program include simplifying the workers' compensation process, improving outcomes for injured workers, reducing costs for employers and increasing physician reimbursement. The presenter discusses pilot program results and successes.

Learning Objectives: List the goals and objectives of the pilot
  Describe changes in the system facilitated by OAC 4123-6-01.2
  Recognize the different expectations of an Enhanced Care provider
  Discuss the operations of the Enhanced Care Program and tools applied in the pilot
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1525) Intermediate Rigging
Track: Construction
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Brenda Hawkey
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This presentation is for the intermediate level person whose work tasks require them to understand rigging assymetrical loads and rigging dynamics as well as what happens to load factors.

Learning Objectives: Explain asymmetrical loads and rigging techniques to include single, double, triple and quadruple load legs
  Recognize the methods for deducting the load of devices including rigging and ancillary devices
  Describe the use and choice of miscellaneous devices and hardware as well as their limitations
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3425) Investigating and Defending Workers' Compensation Claims
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Jennifer Brill , Nicole Hunter
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Ohio employers must understand the Ohio workers' compensation system and play by the rules if they want to contest or defend against a claim. This session leads an employer through what is necessary to contest a claim — from the initial date of injury through the Industrial Commission of Ohio (IC) hearing process. The presenters identify key components required for a successful initial claim investigation. In addition, they explain the types of injuries that are compensable. The presenters also discuss the defenses available to employers who want to contest a claim, the collection of medical evidence and proper preparation for IC hearings.

Learning Objectives: Identify the essential information needed to investigate a workers' compensation claim
  Recognize defenses available to employers who want to contest a workers' compensation claim
  Describe ways to minimize lost-time claims and get injured workers back to work quickly
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1725) Job Hazard Analysis
Track: Prevention
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Joseph Wiltshire , Ryan Tucker
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In this session, you learn to identify, analyze and record the steps involved in performing a specific job. This process is known as job hazard analysis (JHA). You can miss many small steps when you look at the big picture. The JHA process breaks down jobs into specific steps and identifies hazards associated with them.

Learning Objectives: Identify the hazards associated with job steps
  Explain job steps for ease of new-hire training
  List and track metrics for trend analysis
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6125) Managing the Changing Needs of the Aging Injured Worker
Track: Social and Behavioral
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Kevin Glennon
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This safety congress session reviews the affects of the aging process and how it plays into the long-term management of an injury claim. The presenter discusses the unique needs of the aging injured worker. This includes how equipment and the level of care changes as the worker ages. This may adversely affect long-term medical reserves on the file. The presenter also discusses strategies employers can implement to mitigate loss. The presenter designed this session for employers, safety representatives and nurses. He offers this session for physicians and health-care providers at 9:30 a.m., Thursday.

Learning Objectives: List the affects of the aging process on the body
  Describe how the aging process affects one’s ability to safely do ones job
  Identify strategies employers can implement to mitigate loss
  Explain the unique needs of aging injured worker on what is related and unrelated to his or her injury
  Identify ways to set adequate reserves for the aging worker
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1325) Preparing for a Process Hazard Analysis Revalidation
Track: Risk Assessment
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Ralph Oliveti
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

You must revalidate all process hazard analysis (PHA) every five years in compliance with the Occuptional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) process safety management (PSM) standard. This session identifies and reviews the PSM elements that you must prepare and/or have available prior to conducting a revalidation of a PHA.

Learning Objectives: List three PSM elements needed to conduct a successful PHA revalidation
  Identify at least one method for evaluating the current status of the PSM elements required to perform a successful PHA revalidation
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4625) Rescue from Heights Made Easy
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Fall Protection
Speaker(s): Matthew Jensen
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Employees work at heights every day. Unfortunately, some fall and are left suspended. They often cannot get down the same way they went up due to injury or local emergency. There are a few things that the employer can do to get these workers down quickly and easily. This presentation outlines recommendations to make rescue easy. This session also illustrates bucket-top and pole-top rescues.

Learning Objectives: Recognize the demands of pole-top and bucket-top rescue
  Discuss the timing of a prompt rescue
  Distinguish between technical and pre-engineered systems
  List four items that will make rescue from heights easy
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5025) Safety Leadership Continuum: Where Are You on This Scale?
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): David Galloway
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Are you primarily managing for safety to achieve compliance or leading for safety to gain commitment? A culture of compliance emphasizes control, while a culture of commitment starts with caring. This session shows how any organization can place itself on The Safety Leadership Continuum by using a simple eight-question survey. The presenter introduces a key tool for supervisors: The Pocket Guide for a Safety Conversation. Using this tool promotes trust, learning and improvement.

Learning Objectives: Distinguish between a culture of compliance and a culture of commitment
  Explain the method for placing an organization on The Safety Leadership Continuum
  Define the hidden influences and error traps that are often precursors to an event
  Describe how to use The Pocket Guide for a Safety Conversation to make influences and error traps visible
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3625) Setting Up a Technical Rescue Team for Your Facility
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Steve Blauser
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Many facilities that have tanks and sumps have permit-required confined spaces. If employees are to enter the confined space, they must have a trained confined-space rescue team on standby. Many facilities just list the local fire department as the rescue team. They do not realize most fire departments are not trained in confined-space rescue and do not have the personnel to provide this service to the community. Learn how to build your own technical rescue team.

Learning Objectives: Recall the training requirements and equipment requirements for building an in-house technical rescue team
  Explain how to rig for non-entry into a confined space to remove injured personnel
  Describe how to conduct a hazard analysis on a permit-required confined space
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2925) Understanding Hazards in Food Service: Developing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Plan
Track: Food Safety
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Matt Schenk , Marcia Ginsberg , Rob Acquista , Scott Whittaker
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is a systematice preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical and physical hazards in production process that cause the finished product to be unsafe. Learn to design measures to reduce risks to a safe level. Teach employees how to work safely with food following processes and procedures. Learn to eliminate risk from hazards to keep both employees and the general public safe when working with or eating food.  

Learning Objectives: Explain how to develop a HACCP plan including standard operating procedures, controls and corrective actions
  Describe how to monitor recordkeeping data, frequency and procedure
  Define roles and responsibilities
  Tell managers and staff how to demonstrate knowledge of the plan and successfully interact with inspectors
IACET: 0.1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5225) WARP Speed Ahead: Engage Technology and Improve Environmental Health and Safety Compliance
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Juan Alfonzo , Marc Seguin
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Technology can help foster a safe work environment. Discover how you can optimize compliance by using digital tools to collect and share vital environmental health and safety (EHS) data related to inspections, safety incidents and more. See how your EHS programs compare to those in other organizations. The presenters surveyed over 450 EHS professionals to find out how they use technology to tackle compliance. Wary of adopting new technology? The presenters debunk some of the most common myths about going digital.

Learning Objectives: Explain to management and EHS teams the value of technology
  Describe how to better analyze and assess the quality of your EHS reporting practices
  Compare your EHS programs to those of other organizations
  Apply knowledge gained to their EHS programs for a safer, more compliant workenvironment
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4225) Where Safety Has Gone in 2016
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Ken Montgomery
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Cincinnati area director presents this session on safety and health programs. He  covers where safety and health programs have fallen apart. He also addresses how to evaluate your program and facility, where programs are becoming deficient or obsolete. In addition, he explains how to create and enforce a better program.

Learning Objectives: Describe how to create and enforce a better safety and health program
  Explain how to evaluate your safety and health program and your facility
  Summarize where programs are becoming deficient and or obsolete
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4425) Work Hazard Assessment - An OSHA Requirement
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Matt Mohler
Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Attendees learn the written certification of Workplace Hazard Assessment requirements of 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.132(d)(2) and how to apply it to their workplaces. The presenter discusses hazard assessment versus risk assessment and how these work together to identify hazards, establish risk and determine when you need personal protective equipment.

Learning Objectives: Recall the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's requirement for a workplace hazard analysis and the industries in which it applies
  Distinguish between hazard assessment and risk assessment
  Discuss the heirarchy of control
  List resources to assist in the performance of a workplace hazard analysis
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7126) Using the ODG Guidelines for Evidence-Based Care Management
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Phil LeFevre
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter provides guidance on usage of BWC's adopted treatment guidelines from ODG by providers and case managers for evidence-based care management and projected time away from work.

Learning Objectives: Identify evidence-based guidance from ODG for medical interventions used in workers' comp
  Explain how to export and share medical necessity criteria to secure timely approval for treatment
  Explain how to project time away from work at the claim or patient level using diagnoses, comorbidity, and demographics
  Define ways to generate an ODG return-to-work (RTW) prescription to coordinate RTW and modified duty
RN: 0.75
CLE: 0.75
CME: 0.75
PT: 0.75
OT: 0.75
Psych: 0.75

  (3826) Driving for Wellness: Better Health for Truckers
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Tom Kostohryz
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

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. There are huge benefits for drivers to achieve and maintain excellent health, and many ways to do so. The presenter explores these ideas and provides tips on how to get there.

Learning Objectives: Define wellness, how it applies to truck drivers, and the health of the average trucker
  Explain how maintaining/improving health and wellness can increase productivity and overall happiness both on and off the job
  Discuss ways to improve overall wellness and ideas for managing/controlling weight and reversing chronic disease
  Identify ways to exercise while on the road and the benefits of doing so
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2926) Easy as Pie: Active Managerial Control in the Food Service Industry
Track: Food Safety
Track 2: Government/Regulatory
Speaker(s): Matt Schenk , Rob Acquista
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Are you running or buying a food service facility? Be educated about the codes, laws and inspections necessary for opening and running your food service facility. Topics in this session cover: Ohio Department of Health's Level II certification; responsibilities of the person-in-charge (PIC); working with health inspectors and building good relationships; franchisee/franchisor versus health department standards and labeling and standards.

Learning Objectives: Describe Ohio Department of Health Level II certification
  Explain what the PIC needs to know and have available for inspectors
  Recall codes, laws and inspections in the food service industry
IACET: 0.1
CLE: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4426) Employee Financial Wellness
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Earline Stiltner
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

One in four employees are in serious financial distress and 80 percent of them spend 12 to 20 work hours per month worrying about their finances. This costs your company an estimated $7,000 per employee a year due to lack of production. This financial wellness session enhances employer/employee relationships, helps with employee retention and loyalty, and develops a bridge between management and employees. The presenter also reviews the new U.S. Department of Labor rulings.

Learning Objectives: Explain how losing focus can cause an accident with unknown medical and financial consequences
  Describe how employees are at risk when they don't concentrate on their job due to calls from creditors, missing work and illness
  Discuss invaluable information about the fiduciary responsibility required by retirement regulators such as 401(k), 403(b), SEP IRA and SIMPLE IRA
  List the fundamentals of how money works and proven strategies to help in a variety of situations
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5326) Employee Wellness: Successfully Engaging Each Generation
Track: Health and Wellness
Speaker(s): Jennifer Stefanek
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Wellness is all around us — from healthier choices on menus, yoga studios on every block and employee wellness programs at work. The question is, how do we get everyone on board? The presenter discusses how different generations perceive wellness, as well as how to engage each generation into a work-site wellness program.

Learning Objectives: Explain how the workforce is becoming a melting pot of generations
  Describe how each of generation in the workplace perceives wellness
  Identify ways for addressing and engaging each generation in a work-site wellness program
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1426) Ergonomics: Causes, Cases and Solutions
Track: Ergonomics
Speaker(s): Misty Chapman
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Ergonomics encompasses every aspect of our lives. To create a safer, more productive and focused workforce, employers must address ergonomics. This session includes a discussion about common ergonomic concerns within the occupational setting, statistics, costs associated with ergonomic-related injuries and specific cases that provide solutions. The audience needs a basic knowledge of ergonomics.

Learning Objectives: Explain the benefits of workplace ergonomics and how it effects the overall health, wellness, productivity and safety of the employee
  Identify common ergonomic risks in the typical workplace
  Define the true cost of an ergonomic-related injury
  Discuss specific cases that identify solutions
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
HRCI: 1
RN: 1
BELTSS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1726) Evidence-Based Ergonomic Solutions for Distribution Centers
Track: Ergonomics
Track 2: Distribution and Logistics
Speaker(s): Steven Lavender
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

This presenter describes the findings from four research projects aimed at improving ergonomics in distribution center operations. The research projects are: the effects of different flooring materials used to relieve lower extremity pain in distribution centers; 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: Explain how different types of ergonomic interventions can be evaluated to determine their efficacy in reducing stress on the musculoskeletal system
  Identify the biomechanical value of selected ergonomic interventions that are currently available for dock operations at distribution centers
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4626) Getting a Grip on Chemical Inventory: The New World of GHS
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Chemical
Speaker(s): Katie McGee
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Upon the adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2012, organizations found themselves scrambling to contact manufacturers, install new labelling systems with updated pictograms and implement employee training schedules. Although the new regulations provide standard formatting and ease the pain of international regulation barriers, the adoption of GHS has created challenges. The presenter explains how knowing the materials and potential hazards on-site is the first step toward a safe and compliant workplace.

Learning Objectives: Describe indirect challenges to adopting GHS
  Explain how chemical inventory helps manage transition
  Discuss inventory best practices
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3626) Heat Safety and Production
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Manufacturing
Speaker(s): Roy White , Laurie Rusk
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

What could your organization gain by keeping your employees safe from heat? Coming off of one of the hottest summers in recorded history, heat stress is becoming a bigger focus than ever before. It has a significant impact on safety and productivity. More and more employees are having heat-related recordables. In addition, as the temperature rises in the workplace, overall production slows. This session helps you: Proactively identify risks associated with heat-related issues; Gives you a better understanding of heat mitigation practices to keep your employees safe; Increase overall production.

Learning Objectives: Identify the risks of heat-related issues in the workplace
  Discuss how to increase production by mitigating heat issues
IACET: 0.1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5226) How Drones Are Used to Promote Safety
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Fred Judson , Josh Grappy
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This presentation covers the dangers and the benefits that unmanned aircraft (drones) offer safety professionals. The emphasis of this session is on how drones augment dangerous work performed by humans. The presenter covers emergency management, disaster management, law enforcement and infrastructure inspection. The presenter also covers some of the dangers of operations and potential safety mitigations. The intended audience is safety professionals that have an interest in drones.

Learning Objectives: Define various unmanned-aircraft terminology
  Describe the basic concepts of safe operations
  Recall real world examples of using drones to promote safety
  Summarize current regulations for drone operations
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (8026) It Takes Trust - Building Bonds Face to Face
Track: Human Resources
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Kim Jacobs
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Relationships are best built face to face. However, some people don't react well to the police because of real or preceived concerns. The Columbus Chief of Police discusses in-person community outreach techniques used by diversity and inclusion liaisons to reach people that may be inclined to fear or avoid police. She shares outreach success stories, character traits of the diversity and inclusion liaisons. She also explains how she introduced the need for these liaisons to her staff. 

Learning Objectives: Describe numerous outreach programs of the Columbus Division of Police
  Explain outreach efforts to reach groups that may fear the police
  List the diversity and inclusion benefits noted by the Columbus Division of Police
  Recall how to particpate in the Columbus Division of Police's community outreach programs
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1326) Management of Change
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Victoria Lockhorn , Victoria Lockhorn
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Management of change (MOC) is creating and developing a program to control items (equipment, processes or procedures) that are changed or added to a facility. The presenter performs a thorough review of safety and regulatory requirements needed to implement the change. The MOC program allows for reviewing safety concerns, implementing training and other programs to reduce the risk of injury/accidents for the employees. The presenter reviews how to establish a MOC program.

Learning Objectives: Explain how to achieve the Occuptional Safety and Health Administration compliance with MOC
  Describe how to develop a MOC program
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3926) Medical Marijuana and Workers' Compensation: A Panel Discussion
Track: Legal
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Bruce Preston , Jerry Sallee , Joan Verchot
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

With Ohio's new law legalizing medical marijuana comes a host of questions as to how this will affect employers from a workers' compensation and employment point of view. The panel of expert attorneys experienced in workers' compensation and employment law address these overlapping areas of concern for Ohio employers. They also include time for questions and answers.

Learning Objectives: Recall implementation dates for the new law
  Identify medical conditions for which medical marijuana could be prescribed
  Describe implications of the new law in managing your workforce
  Summarize how to manage workers' compensation claims under the new law
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3726) OSHA and MSHA Personal Liability of Supervisory Personnel
Track: Legal
Track 2: Oil, Gas and Mining
Speaker(s): Brian Barger
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The session addresses supervisory liability for workplace safety violations imposed by statue or common law. It also speaks to the employer's ability to indemnify or provide a defense in such circumstances. The presenter designed this session for the non-lawyer.

Learning Objectives: Summarize the law of supervisory liability
  Describe the basic do's and don'ts for supervisors
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4226) OSHA Significant Enforcement Cases
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Janelle Madzia , Emily Lauderback , Matthew Marcinko , Larry Johnson
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officer presents case studies of significant enforcement cases. Cases involve unique or interesting hazards and enforcement issues. He presents the situation, the hazards involved and the citations OSHA issued. He also describes the resulting actions taken by the employer to correct the hazardous condition.

Learning Objectives: Identify unique hazards causing serious injuries or fatalities in the workplace
  Describe enforcement and hazard identification techniques used by the OSHA compliance officers to evaluate these workplaces
  Explain effective methods to control these workplace safety and health hazards
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (1526) Requirements Under the New Silica Standard
Track: Government/Regulatory
Track 2: Industrial Hygiene
Speaker(s): Dianne Grote Adams
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Silica is a common hazard in industry and construction. This presentation addresses the new standards requirements and the deadlines for compliance. The discussion includes proper industrial hygiene sampling and control options.

Learning Objectives: List the effective dates of the new silica standards for construction and general industry
  Summarize the required elements of the exposure control plan
  Explain the exposure assessment requirements and medical surveillance requirements
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (3426) Safety Is a Tool for Life
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Ron Goodrich
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

While repairing a commercial heating system, Ron Goodrich was accidently electrocuted and badly burned from the arc flash of an electrical explosion. His lecture details a personal account of the accident and how it affected every aspect of his personal and professional life for many years. During the presentation, Goodrich stresses the importance of avoiding false urgency and taking the proper safety precautions.

Learning Objectives: Recall the hazards of working out of scope of work
  Recognize that it's acceptable to say no to unsafe work
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (5026) The 12 Steps of Building a Safety Culture
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Aaron Black , Darin Ernst
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Attend this session to learn the 12 fundamental steps of building a successful safety culture and how to achieve best-in-class safety results. This session will help you define safety responsibilities within your organization from upper management to your labor force. The presenters discuss the importance of establishing appropriate safety goals. In addition, they discuss how to motivate your staff through effective procedures, training, investigations and communications.

Learning Objectives: Define how to build a successful safety culture
  Identify key safety responsibilities within your organization
  Recognize the importance of establishing safety goals and how to motivate your employees
  Explain the benefits of establishing a formal safety committee
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6126) The Psycho Neurobiology of Pain: Up Pain, Down Pain, Good Brain, Bad Brain
Track: Social and Behavioral
Speaker(s): Michael Coupland
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

In this safety congress session, the presenter shares educational materials and demonstrations that are simple, fun and engaging for the patient. He also presents the adult coloring book “Up Pain, Down Pain, Good Brain, Bad Brain”, a fun yet insightful method of presenting this information to patients. The presenter designed this session for employers, safety representatives and nurses. He repeats this session for physicians and health-care providers at 3:45 p.m., Friday.

Learning Objectives: Describe psycho neurobiological phenomenon of pain
  Identify cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
EPA: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (4026) Unique K-12 School Risks
Track: Schools and Universities
Speaker(s): J. Stephen Deig
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

With all of the demands in an ever changing society, schools continually look for challenging yet innovative ways to educate and accommodate students. Participate in a discussion-based session about unique exposures schools face. Learn how to address these situations safely with proper risk management. Discussion includes topics around unique school instruction, fundraising and extracurricular events. We'll also discuss changing societal issues such as transgender individuals and arming school staff.

Learning Objectives: Identify the importance and need for being pro-active to address unique school risk
  Explain how to address risk management from specific exposures
  Recognize and use available resources to assist your school safety efforts for unique exposures
IACET: 0.1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (6226) Workers' Compensation Fraud: A Case Study
Track: Workers' Compensation
Track 2: Legal
Speaker(s): Shawn Fox
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This session is an in-depth look into a workers' compensation fraud investigation. The presenter explains BWC's special investigations department's investigative process. He describes all aspects of an intriguing case from the initial steps of assessing the allegation to conducting surveillance, collecting records and interviewing witnesses. Hear the outcome of a successful workers' compensation fraud investigation. This is a repeat of Wednesday's 2:45 p.m. session.

Learning Objectives: Describe the complete investigative process from initiation through adjudication
  Recognize the difference between fraud and abuse
  Identify how BWC's special investigations department conducts a fraud investigation
IACET: 0.1
HRCI: 1
CLE: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (2026) Workplace Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Integration
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Christopher Williams
Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Citizen preparedness begins at home. This session gives you an overview of the CERT concept and the why you should prepare now for a major emergency or disaster. Learn about CERT basic training and how statistical data on the number of police, fire and medical professionals compares with the numbers of the U.S. population. It is important for you to be prepared both at home and at work.

Learning Objectives: Identify the risks we face in Ohio
  Recognize the fact that there are not enough public safety forces to help everyone immediately following a major emergency or disaster
  List the nine units (topics) of CERT basic training
  Recall the basic concept of the nine units of CERT basic training
IACET: 0.1
BELTSS: 1
EPA: 1
EMS: 1.2
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 1

  (7127) Concussion
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Gerald Steiman
Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter discusses how to diagnose a concussion, post concussion syndrome and neurocognitive disorders due to traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Learning Objectives: Identify diagnostic criteria of a concussion
  List differences and similarities between a concussion and mild TBI
  Recognize recovery profile of a concussion
  Identify a post concussion syndrome
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

Friday, March 10, 2017
  (2031) Rambo Friday, Part One: Preparing for the Threat
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Workplace Violence
Speaker(s): Tim Holman
Friday, March 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description

An active shooter is just one of many threats facing organizations and communities on a daily basis. How does an organization prepare for the threat? This presentation provides a template from planning to implementation of threat management. It is vital that individuals and organizations know how to prepare. This session gives participants insight and practical steps that can save lives through preparation.

Learning Objectives: Identify the steps needed to determine the threats in your organization
  Describe what is needed to counteract the threats
  List the steps to get the buy-in from other agencies
  Explain how to bring the plan together
IACET: 0.3
HRCI: 3.25
BELTSS: 3.5
EPA: 3
EMS: 4.2
Sanitarian: 3.5
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (7131) The Perfect Storm: Pathophysiology of Controlled Substance Misuse and Addiction
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Susan K. Blank
Friday, March 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The disease of addiction is a chronic primary brain disease. Patients exposed to medications for pain management may develop addiction. It is important for the treatment team to understand risk factors.

Learning Objectives: Define addiction as a primary chronic brain disease
  Explain how initial exposure of a drug/medication releases dopamine, which is powerfully rewarding
  Describe ride factors for addiction
  Recognize addiction as a treatable illness
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (9234) Building a Safety Climate Dashboard
Track: Safety Management
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Joe Melton
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

A safety climate dashboard can help a company predict future incidents.This session displays the leading and lagging indicators that you can use to build a safety climate dashboard specific to your company.

Learning Objectives: Explain leading lagging indicators for predicitve analytics
  Interpret data metrics
  Describe tools to assist with communicating analytics
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9238) CRASE: Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
Track: Workplace Violence
Track 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Speaker(s): Darrah Metz , Tony Casper
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description

With all of the active shooter events happening across the world, it only makes sense to prepare for such an incident. Patrol and SWAT deputies, who are passionate about what it takes to keep you safe, present this workshop. Schools, businesses and community members frequently ask law enforcement officers and agencies for direction on what they should do if an active shooter confronts them. This Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) builds upon the avoid, deny, defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004. It provides strategies guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues and drills. Patrol and SWAT deputies offer this three-hour training to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and places of worship.

Learning Objectives: Describe the tools needed to survive active shooter encounters
  Recall tips to improve workplace violence
  Explain how to create an emergency management plan
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 2.75
BELTSS: 3
EPA: 2
Sanitarian: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9236) Direct From the Factory Floor – Machine Safety Decisions
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Patrick Barry
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

The machine safeguarding process is often presented in a theoretical context. However, the decisions we make have practical implications as well. In this session, the presenter reviews the steps of the safeguarding process, including risk assessment, application of the hierarchy of risk reduction and use of appropriate machine safety standards. He uses real examples to show what happens when people make decisions without careful thought.

Learning Objectives: Explain the fundatmentals of risk assessment and application of hierarchy of risk reduction
  Discuss important B11 machine safety standards
  Describe how these tools apply to real world examples
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (5331) Operation Street Smart
Track: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Shawn Bain , Brian Toth , Mike Powell
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Law enforcement officers from Operation Street Smart provide an interactive workshop covering drug usage trends, including fentanyl, concealment techniques and drug paraphernalia. The presenters cover the history of drug use and how to recognize common drugs. They also describe the signs and symptoms of drug use. See what the actual drugs look like. Learn to recognize drug terminology, paraphernalia, and the common and uncommon places to hide drugs. The presenters discuss current and trending laws regarding medical marijuana and affects of alcohol and marijuana use in the workplace and at home.

Learning Objectives: Explain the history of drugs and current drug trends
  Recognize what drugs look like, common drug terminology and the signs of drug use
  Identify logos and common items used to conceal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  Describe current trends in alcohol and marijuana use, and how alcohol and marijuana affects employees in the workplace and at home
IACET: 0.6
HRCI: 5.5
CLE: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (9232) The Worst Plant: A Virtual Health and Safety Audit
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Corey Briggs , Thomas Martin , Jessica Spears
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Companies worldwide use various resources to conduct regulatory compliance audits, inspections and assessments. The presenters guide participants through a virtual tour of “The Worst Plant in the World”, using digital renderings of real-world health and safety regulatory compliance issues. The goals of the workshop are to educate participants about hazard and risk assessment techniques, compliance audit and assessment scenarios, and workplace health and safety topics, guidelines and standards.

Learning Objectives: Recognize workplace health and safety hazards, risks and compliance issues
  Explain efficient ways to navigate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, compliance directives and letters of interpretation
  Describe in-depth regulatory issues
  Discuss experiences, problems and case studies with other environmental, safety and health professionals
IACET: 0.6
HRCI: 5.5
CLE: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (9231) U.S. Dept. of Transportation (FTA/FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Program Manager (Beginner)
Track: Driving and Transportation
Track 2: Drug-Free Workplace
Speaker(s): Sean Oswald
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description

This workshop is for the beginner to learn about the history of drug and alcohol testing in the transportation industry and the basic requirements/responsibilities under the federal rules. The presenter covers the building blocks that make up a compliant program; thorough discussion of best practices; and efficient and effective methods used by covered employers for compliance. Other topics include: policy and training, testing categories and procedures, responsibilities of service agents and recordkeeping/reporting.

Learning Objectives: Describe efficient and effective methods used by covered employers to comply with the regulations covering the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  Identify and summarize major compliance topic areas within a U.S. Dept. of Transportation workplace substance abuse program covered by FMCSA and/or FTA
  Explain the essential record keeping and reporting requirements of a substance abuse program covered by FMCSA and/or FTA rules and regulations
IACET: 0.6
CLE: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (9233) What Leaders Do to Drive Sustainable Safety Culture Change
Track: Safety Management
Speaker(s): Eric Svendsen
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Advanced
Description

Safety-culture change is tricky. Do it well and your organization reaps the benefits of a stronger safety culture. Get it wrong and you could find your organization in a worse place. The end result is that our best-laid plans become the latest flavor of the month. This session covers a proven model for leading safety-culture change that accelerates the pace while minimizing resistance, resulting in a strong safety culture that lasts.

Learning Objectives: Summariize a proven change-management model that is tailored to a safety-culture change initiative
  Describe how to communicate a safety-culture change to maximize adoption and minimize resistance
  Explain how to transfer ownership of the safety culture to the front lines to make it sustainable
IACET: 0.6
HRCI: 5.5
BWC Discount Programs: 6

  (7132) The Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain
Track: Medical
Speaker(s): Richard Rosenquist
Friday, March 10, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter outlines factors related to the development of chronic pain as it relates to acute pain. Chronic pain is a problem of epidemic proportions. It's estimated to affect more than 100 million Americans. No one wakes up with chronic pain. In many cases, an acutely painful episode is transformed into chronic pain and loss of function. Early and alternative treatment approaches may help to avoid this devastating transition.

Learning Objectives: Describe the problem of acute to chronic pain
  Identify common acute pain events leading to chronic pain and their incidence
  Define current theories regarding the pathophysiology of acute to chronic pain transformation
  List potential approaches to reduce the transformation from acute to chronic pain
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (7133) Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Mechanisms and Outcomes of Treatment
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): James W. Atchison
Friday, March 10, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter describes propose mechanisms of nervous system pathway abnormalities that lead to the clinical picture of CRPS. CRPS is likely one group of findings in a smaller area that may be similar to other central or peripheral sensitization patterns in persons with chronic pain. The emphasis of treatment for CRPS and chronic pain that is associated with this needs to be from a biopsychosocial approach in the expected benefits w/improvements in sleep, mood, physical function, coping and managing flares.

Learning Objectives: Explain various treatment options and success rates for injured workers with CRPS
  Describe indicated/ appropriate pharmacologic options for injured workers with CRPS
  Define the expected outcomes from interdisciplinary pain management for CRPS
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1
CRC: 1
CDMS: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (2034) Rambo Friday, Part Two: Active Threat and Rescue Task Force Response
Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Track 2: Workplace Violence
Speaker(s): Jim Birdwell
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description

The history of active threat and active shooter situations has made it necessary to develop a rescue task force response. The presenter discusses the history of active shooter and active threat, the evolution of task force reponse and how you can plan for future events that may occur at home or work.

Learning Objectives: Recall the history of active threat and active shooter
  Identify potential threats at home or work
  Explain the need for a task force response
  Describe the function of a rescue task force
IACET: 0.3
HRCI: 3.25
BELTSS: 3.5
EPA: 3
EMS: 4.2
Sanitarian: 3.5
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (7134) The Psycho Neurobiology of Pain: Up Pain, Down Pain, Good Brain, Bad Brain
Track: Medical
Speaker(s): Michael Coupland
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

In this medical symposium session, the presenter shares educational materials and demonstrations that are simple, fun and engaging for the patient. He also presents the adult coloring book “Up Pain, Down Pain, Good Brain, Bad Brain”, a fun yet insightful method of presenting this information to patients. The presenter designed this session for physicians and health-care providers. He offers this session for employers, safety representatives and nurses at 3:45 p.m., Thursday.

Learning Objectives: Describe psycho neurobiological phenomenon of pain
  Identify cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain
IACET: 0.1
CRC: 1
RN: 1
CME: 1
PT: 1
OT: 1
Psych: 1

  (9237) Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Track: Electrical Safety
Track 2: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Brian Hall
Friday, March 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Basic
Description

Every year, thousands of American workers suffer injuries or lose their lives due arc flash or shock hazard exposure. These accidents are easily preventable. Quality training and wearing the correct personal protective equipment will eliminate these injuries. The presenter gives a general overview of the electrical safety work practices outlined in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E. He does this with demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Environmental health and safety professionals, supervisors and shop floor electrical workers will benefit from this session.

Learning Objectives: Identify the safety-related work practices outlined in NFPA 70E that keep workers safe from electrical hazards
  Explain the method used to establish an electrically safe work condition
  Discuss the shock protection approach boundaries
  Identify common work place arc flash hazards
IACET: 0.2
EPA: 2
Sanitarian: 3
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9239) Lifting Slings and Hardware: Regulations, Use and Inspection
Track: Industrial Safety
Speaker(s): Steve Michaelis , Denny Davis
Friday, March 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Most construction job sites, utilities, municipalities and manufacturers use a lifting device. This session covers the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, application, proper use, selection and inspection of lifting slings and hardware.

Learning Objectives: Summarize ASME and OSHA guidelines
  Describe the application of rigging principles
  Describe the proper use, selection and inspection of lifting slings and hardware
IACET: 0.2
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (9235) Safety and FMEA, Job Hazard Analysis
Track: Industrial Safety
Track 2: Risk Assessment
Speaker(s): Daniel Nicol
Friday, March 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Workshop
Skill Level: Intermediate
Description

Job hazard analysis (JHA) is a primary means to identify, address and re-mediate all potential safety hazards in the workplace. JHA provides the means to prevent the occurrence of the safety hazard. Application of Six Sigma methods, and specifically failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) offers a powerful and innovative way to not only develop the required JHA, but more importantly, provide a viable and dynamic preventative means to ensure employee safety in the workplace.

Learning Objectives: Identify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines for job hazard analysis
  Discuss how to construct a safety FMEA and calculate the risk priority numbers
  Explain how to formulate corrective actions to address identified hazards
  Summarize how to incorporate the safety FMEA as a job hazard analysis
IACET: 0.2
HRCI: 2.75
Sanitarian: 1
BWC Discount Programs: 3

  (7135) Personalized Assessment of Low Back Disorders
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): William Marras, Ph.D.
Friday, March 10, 2017 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

The presenter demonstrates how to use low back motion signatures to track the extent of a low back impairment. You can also use this information to track the effectiveness of various treatment modalities and identify when someone can return to work without an increased risk of a low back disorder recurrance.

Learning Objectives: Describe how pain assessments differ from functional impairment assessments
  Recognize how the progression of a low back impairment can be quantitatively tracked over time
  Identify how one can use motion signature information to determine the nature of a low back disorder
  Explain how motion signature information can be used to assess return to work
RN: 0.5
CME: 0.5
PT: 0.5
OT: 0.5

  (7136) Lumbar Discography and Failed Back Surgery Syndrome in Workers’ Compensation Patients
Track: Medical
Track 2: Workers' Compensation
Speaker(s): Nicholas Ahn
Friday, March 10, 2017 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels
Description

This session focuses on the research studies performed in a collaborative effort between Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation which studied outcomes of lumbar fusion in patients who had undergone lumbar discography prior to operative management.

Learning Objectives: Distinguish between varying low back pain syndromes
  Identify surgical protocols and procedures
  Recognize certain low back conditions and describe the anatomy
  Describe specific case studies with low back surgery and their outcomes
IACET: 0.1
CCM: 1.25
RN: 1.25
CME: 1.25
PT: 1.25
OT: 1.25