Tuesday, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Developing a World Class VPP Rigging Program
Jake Chandler, Dave Fink, Jake French
This workshop will explain how to develop a sustainable Rigging and Lifting program. The speakers will explain the journey that took them from having no policy or program to one that is world class. They will go through the steps taken to develop a multi-tiered training class, auditing policy, a team of subject matter experts, and a sustainable tracking process.
OSHA's Revised Walking/Working Standard
Dr. David Stumbo, OHST
Much of 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D (Walking/Working Surfaces) was revised effective 2017. This workshop will provide an overview of the key parts of Subpart D, such as ladders, stairways, fall protection systems, and training requirements.
Safety Rx- Prescription for a Healthy Process
Think about the last time you visited a doctor. Chances are, your appointment began with a discussion about signs and symptoms, leading to an exam and maybe a test or two, ending with a diagnosis, then some prescribed treatment. Imagine if the doctor greeted you with a prescription in-hand before diagnosing or examining you. Would you be confident the doctor is correctly treating your ailment?
Sadly, companies can make this same mistake. Just as a doctor would never prescribe before diagnosis, the best companies assess the relative health of their own culture before deciding what initiatives matter most and how to measure them. Companies that prescribe performance measurements before first identifying "what healthy looks like," likely find themselves measuring the wrong things for the wrong reasons without a clear understanding of why they do.
The Cause or the Culprit
David Wilbanks, Ph.D., CSP
Organizations have increasingly adopted observation and coaching programs as an important strategy for reducing workplace injuries. Not all efforts are successful and some can even be counterproductive. One concern is that organizations that have invested significantly in safety may increasingly adopt a belief system that workplaces hazards have been solved, and that control of workplace accidents now largely belongs to its employees. This may or may not be accurate and, if not, could result in a 'blame' culture' that has been the worry of unions and other constituents. This workshop will overview the background of 'behavioral safety' interventions and the practical challenges that can be expected when implementing such a process. A template is provided for showing how to proceed in a way that can effectively address basic or 'root' causes of major workplace hazards, while affording a positive coaching process for workers who encounter them. Practical examples from industrial practice are incorporated throughout.