Tuesday, 1:45-3:00 pm
Tuesday, 1:45-3:00 pm
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.
Dismissed: How Employer Skepticism Hides Hazards
Amanda Masterson, CSP, and Barry Spurlock, JD, Esq., CSP
Known, unknown, intentional or not, skepticism by leadership when employees communicate concerns, aches, and pains can greatly hamper an organization’s ability to uncover issues before they manifest as hazards, injuries, and even fatalities. Granted, there exists employees who have poor motives and report concerns that are baseless. Unfortunately, these outliers frequently cause safety leaders and supervisors to become jaded, and then unfairly dismiss too many concerns of employees. Couple this tendency with the increased demands that electronic communications and the “gotta have it now world” place on the work environment, employee concerns are too often dismissed without careful and timely consideration. Many times, the thoughtful consideration would reveal deeper system problems that could help organizations avoid not only the minor strains and sprains of work, but also serious injuries and fatalities. Safety leaders must become problem finders and not just problem solvers. This workshop helps reveal the often-unknown negative effects of undue skepticism on worker safety concerns and demonstrates how safety leaders can strategically prevent employees from being dismissed!
“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.