The OH&S Virtual Event Agenda


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The OH&S Virtual Event is a "meeting of minds" for Health & Safety professionals that brings together industry thought leaders, unveiling their latest insights and expertise. Bring your latest program challenges to OH&S and have them answered by experts in real-time!


Confined Space Entry: The Past, the Present, and the Future -- Where Do We Go From Here?

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Keynote Presenter: Robert Brown, CIH, CSP
According to OSHA, confined spaces may be encountered in virtually any occupation, so recognizing them is the first step in preventing fatalities. Deaths in confined spaces often occur because the atmosphere is oxygen-deficient, toxic, or combustible, and OSHA requires that confined spaces containing or having the potential to contain a serious atmospheric hazard be classified as permit-required confined spaces and be tested before entry and continually monitored. Yet confined space fatalities persist, and would-be rescuers are frequently the victims.

Part of this is historical in the way we have dealt with confined spaces. Early on, we had limited guidance; later, we had guidance but lacked tools. Now, new tools are presenting themselves and we, as EHS professionals, must work with design, process engineers and other professionals to, whenever possible, prevent the necessity to enter any confined space.

About Robert

Robert Brown, CIH, CSP, Director of EH&S for G&G Risk Management Consultants, Inc., will discuss confined space identification, typical hazards, and the required precautions and preparations necessary for protecting entrants and rescuers alike, whether entry is necessary or where it can be avoided, in this virtual event's keynote presentation.
10 Smart Steps for Effective Reputation Management After an Occupational Crisis
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Presented by: Stacy Bettison, Esq.

Just as workplace health and safety requires careful planning, analysis and response, so too does protecting your business reputation. When any kind of workplace crisis occurs, the damage to your reputation can be disastrous, costly and long-lasting. Take control to safeguard your business and its reputation with thoughtful planning and response. Bettison will discuss reputation risks and provide you with tactics to handle even the most difficult reputational challenges, including media inquiries, OSHA investigations, litigation, and community relations.

About Stacy
Stacy is president and founder of Bettison Consulting LLC, a strategic communications and media relations firm. She brings over 15 years of legal and communications experience in a wide range of industries and business. She has honed an expert blend of legal and business acumen developed over her years as a practicing attorney and communications strategist.
How Companies are Applying Predictive Analytics to Prevent Workplace Injuries

12:30PM - 1:30 PM CDT
Presented by: Griffin Schultz and Raghu Arunachalam, Ph.D.

We are still experiencing significant levels of workplace injury and fatality rates. Many safety professionals who believe in the limitations of PPE and detection-based strategies are turning to advanced analytics to predict and prevent workplace injuries. There is clear evidence to suggest it can help us break through to a new level of injury reduction. Attendees will learn about the benefits, both financial and in terms of marked safety improvement, that predictive models are making possible for these companies.

About Griffin
Griffin Schultz is responsible for all aspects of Predictive Solutions’ business – a fully owned subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corporation. Predictive Solutions' vision is to end death on the job, in this century. Prior to joining Predictive Solutions, Griffin held various positions at several technology and service organizations including FreeMarkets and Ariba. He earned his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University.

About Raghu
Dr. Raghu Arunachalam is the Director of Emerging Technologies at Industrial Scientific Corporation. His focus is in leveraging new technologies to create products and services that keep workers safe in the workplace. He has led the development of a number of predictive models that predict risk and provide valuable insight into safety behavior in the workplace. Prior to joining Industrial Scientific, Dr. Arunachalam was research faculty at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked on the application of Artificial Intelligence technologies to solve difficult business problems. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Transportation Safety & Compliance: Understanding and Complying with New Regulations

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Presented by: Ryan Barnett

CSA. SMS. BASICs. SFD. An electronic logging device law. While new regulations for the trucking industry have been established to improve safety on the road, the sheer quantity and impact may seem overwhelming. The new regulations impact everyone from the fleets that employ drivers to the corporations that contract the fleets to fleet managers and drivers. During this session, Ryan Barnett will explain what the new regulations mean, how they affect you, tips to comply and a timeline for compliance. Learn how to use the FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS), and how to stay in line with the organization’s seven safety improvement categories, called BASICs (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) as well as a new electronic logging device law recently adopted by the U.S. Congress.

About Ryan
Ryan Barnett is the director of market development at XRS. XRS Corporation delivers mobile compliance and fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry, resulting in a previously unattainable level of mobile fleet optimization for its customers. Ryan has spent the last decade working in software and IT services markets as an analyst and advisor, with a focus on market intelligence, market sizing and technology trends.

Secondary Containment for Hazardous Materials

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
Presented by: Jennifer Weyant

Secondary containment is mandated by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as well as fire codes. Learn about active vs. passive secondary containment methods and brush up on the federal regulations that surround this important safety topic, including the federal containment volume requirements.

About Jennifer
Jennifer Weyant is the technical services manager and the technical trainer at New Pig Corporation. A graduate of Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Jennifer is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).


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