Thursday, 9:00-10:15 am
Thursday, 9:00-10:15 am
Automation for Safety
Jeff Mullins, Amelia Sheffler, and Jerry Squires
Automation is sometimes a dirty word. It is also one of the most effective forms of hazard control, having the potential to completely eliminate the need to perform a hazardous task. At Nucor Steel Gallatin, the Process Automation VPP team is the PR team for automation, spreading awareness of how automation can make our teammates' jobs safer and easier. Attendees learn:
- How automation can be used to reduce risk at a high level;
- How to encourage people to suggest automation projects; and
- Best practices related to automation for safety.
“SAFETY”: It's In Your Hands
The speaker will tell the story of his arm loss and how becoming complacent had a lot to
do with the incident. Mr. Parker addresses the effects on family, friends, co-workers and the company, the power of NO, and how staying persistent with safety saves limbs and lives. He discusses how an individual’s safety is ultimately in his or her hands no matter the training and the tools they are provided. And he speaks about the power of determination and positivity.
Safety Leadership: How to Drive Change
Sammy Davis, MSc, CSP, Gr.IOSH
The purpose of this workshop is to evoke collaboration around how to drive organizational change and improve overall safety culture. This workshop will provide clear details as to the barriers safety professionals face when it comes to changing safety culture along with three (3) unique methods found successful by today's thought leaders. The presentation will be grounded in the change theories of Lewin, Black & Gregerson, and more specifically John Kotter. This workshop will focus on changing an organization's safety culture by implementing what scholars have identified as a successful change model. Safety leaders face unique challenges each and every day and constantly search for ways to change unsafe behaviors, unsatisfactory working conditions, and organizational environments resistant to change. This endeavor can be lessened when the safety professional understands the power of change along with the proper steps required not only to make the desired change but also improve the likelihood of sustaining the change.
You Called 911. What's Next?
Mike Wallingford, Jr.
There have been more incidents and accidents requiring the care of emergency responders in today’s workforce. This workshop takes you through numerous steps that allows you to better understand your need for preparedness. Depending on your local emergency response agencies capabilities and staffing, it may play a role in the time it takes to respond. Can you or one of your employees make a difference in the emergency? How will you prepare? What equipment is needed? All of these things are reviewed to help you better prepare your organization. This preparation, even in its infancy, can truly be the difference between life and limb in an emergency situation.