The OH&S Summit is a compact, one-day event for health & safety professionals to learn about industry issues. During the summit, attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn vital information from industry experts and each other on timely health & safety topics.

A certificate of attendance will be presented at the end of the event.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration - Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote: Building the Rangers’ Globe Life Field

How the partnership came together and what it means to OSHA, MCC and the workers onsite.

Manhattan Construction Company is the construction manager for the Globe Life Field project, a 1.7 million-square-foot project in Arlington, Texas, that includes construction of a new 40,000-seat baseball park with a retractable roof and a multi-purpose entertainment and sports facility for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the City of Arlington. Manhattan and OSHA signed a partnership in July 2018 to help protect approximately 1,000 workers during the construction, with the stadium planned to be completed by the team’s March 2020 opening day. The partnership is focused on reducing and preventing exposure to construction hazards and promoting communication between contractors and subcontractors to improve safety and health during the construction.

10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Expo
10:30 am - 11:30 am Obstacles to Construction Site Safety Training is the number one solution for curing the ignorance of construction safety (some workers just do not know how to work safely), indifference to correcting observed and reported hazards, and indifference that turns into intentional disregard of the OSHA requirements. This session will cover OSHA construction industry regulations, the leading causes of construction fatalities in Texas and nationally, and how to overcome the lack of education and training, indifference (poor attitude or lack of experience), and intentional acts that increase risks on the job site. The presenter will recommend that the architects and engineers who perform construction administration services should be OSHA trained and report any hazards they observe.
10:30 am - 11:30 am Fall Protection Equipment is Great—Unless You Misuse It: Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls to Watch For

Fall protection equipment is the most visible aspect of a fall protection program, and it can be the most costly as well. Unfortunately, these investments can be essentially poured down the drain when workers misuse, “cheat,” or ignore the intended use of the equipment. This presentation covers some of the most common fall protection equipment misuse topics, including best practices for leading edge work. After showing what the misuse looks like, the presenter will provide recommendations on how to overcome these challenges on the job site.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Networking Expo
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Expo and Raffle
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm The Hazard Continuum for Safety Training This session will discuss construction safety hazards and the various approaches to training based on the different levels of the hazard continuum. These levels are determined by the type of hazard and the experience and position of the worker. The levels can range from basic hazard awareness, to hazard control, to hazard elimination. The session will discuss the use of administrative controls, personal protective equipment, fall protection, and fall arrest systems. Attendees will hear actual examples of workplace injuries and learn of best practices, training strategies, and available resources to improve worker safety.
  • Jim Barnes Jim Barnes CEO Global Occupational Safety and Health Academy, LLC
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Collaborative Safety Approach – Building a Job Specific Safety Team

“For a safety culture to be successful it needs to be led from the top.” - While this is a commonly accepted approach, is this truly the best way to build a good safety culture? Would it not be more effective to have a safety program that everyone buys into, not just one that is mandated down from leadership? After all, a culture is a set of shared values and beliefs, not just those of certain individuals. This presentation will focus on practices for building a safety culture where everyone is involved at every level of an organization.

  • John Schmidt John T. Schmidt Vice President - Health, Safety and Environmental Cadence McShane Construction Company
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop – Preventing OSHA/Safety Compliance Ladder-Related Issues

Dave Francis has been working in the ladder industry for over 35 years. He has seen just about everything. Dave uses case studies, real-life examples and practical solutions involving cutting-edge strategies to help you prevent OSHA/safety compliance ladder-related issues in your workplace. Dave engages the audience in the presentation and he uses entertaining audio/visual teaching tools to keep everyone locked in on the discussion. All of this makes Dave the most-requested and most-published ladder safety expert in the nation. Dave has trained tens of thousands of people across the nation, across all industries and from large organizations like Boeing, ExxonMobil, Delta Airlines, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize ways to reduce the three most common kinds of ladder-related accidents and injuries.
  2. Identify recent advancements in climbing equipment that will reduce risks on the job.
  3. Improve workplace safety training by utilizing free live and online resources.
  4. Demonstrate teaching techniques that will improve safety training among coworkers.

Also, upon completion, you will receive a ladder safety “training for the trainer” certificate.

  • Dave Francis Dave Francis National Safety Director Little Giant Ladder System