Today’s Sessions: From Disney Ergonomics to Building ‘Sprinklerization’

BALTIMORE – The educational component of Safety 2010 is going strong here at the Baltimore Convention Center. Today’s lineup of 86 concurrent educational sessions is some 20 more than Monday’s lineup offered – and we thought yesterday was full.

As on Monday, the individual courses start today promptly at 10:45 a.m. and, in roughly one-hour increments, continue throughout the day, until 5:30 p.m.

These are the session on the OH&S staff’s radar for today, along with the description offered in the official Safety 2010 Program Book:

  • Case Studies of High-Impact Ergonomic Improvements.
    “Sprain and strains are a major cause of recordable injury and losses in most service industries. Ergonomic and material handling improvements are an important part of reducing risk and losses. Learn how Disneyland Resort Safety convinced management to invest in, and employees to use, ergonomic improvements that resulted in 40 to 70 percent reductions in injuries and losses.”
    Instructors: Robert C. Button, Safety in Motion Inc., Portland, Ore. and Robert A. Howarth, CSP, Walt Disney Co. Parks and Resorts, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Does Fully Sprinklered Mean Adequately Protected?
    “Businesses grow, operations change, storage increases, new materials are introduced – the inner workings of a business are dynamic. These changes all have an effect on the fuel loading of the building. This session will discuss the considerations and impact that internal modifications could have on the fire protection systems.”
    Instructor: Stephen J. Musur, CSP, CFPS, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Chicago
  • GHS in the USA: Past, Present, and Future
    “As OSHA moves to align the Hazard Communication Standard (1910.1200) with the Global System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, there will be significant changes to product labels and material safety data sheets (MSDSs). GHS also will impact regulations from CPSC, DOT, and EPA.”
    Instructors: Eric J. Boelhouwer, ASP, AHFP, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., and Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D., MRS Associates, Arlington, Va.
  • OSHA Update Construction
    “This session will cover current construction standards updates along with current statistical data, cooperative programs in construction, and other current OSHA construction information that will inform the attendees on the latest in construction as it relates to OSHA.”
    Instructor: Michael M.X. Buchet, Esq., OSHA Directorate of Construction – Office of Construction Services, Washington, D.C.
  • How to Use the Life Safety Code®
    “This session will provide an overview of the fundamental requirements for life safety identified in the Life Safety Code®. The organizational structure of the code will be explained. Selected tips to help you navigate the code more effectively will be discussed.” This session is sponsored by ASSE’s Fire Protection Practice Specialty.
    Instructor: R. Craig Schroll, CSP, CHCM, CET, CUSA, SFPE, FIRECON, East Earl, Pa.

We are going now to sharpen our pencils.

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