Tuesesday, 3:15-4:30 pm
Tuesesday, 3:15-4:30 pm
Circumstantial Leadership for EHS Professionals
J.D. Horst, CSP, CFI-I, CESM, COHC, CSHO, LEAN6s
Occupational safety and health leadership involves vision, direction, coordination, and motivation toward achieving desired goals. Leadership skills are necessary whether dealing with subordinates, persons with more authority than you, your peers, volunteers, or the public. The ability to lead people, and accomplish tasks is a core competency needed by all occupational safety and health professionals. Every element of your occupational safety and health management program requires some measure of circumstantial leadership. There is no one size fits all leadership approach, circumstances, task level, and personnel readiness dictate the appropriate leadership technique to be used. When applying circumstantial leadership, no one person or task receives the same technique, but rather an individualized technique tailored to the individual’s readiness level and/or the potential outcome of the task. As a leader you must evaluate, formulate, execute, and follow-up.
On the Job Burn Care
Michelle Broers, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
This workshop empowers attendees with skills on burn management while awaiting the arrival of emergency medical service. The workshop will provide an overview of the anatomy and function of the skin, depth of injury, initial management, and long term burn sequela. Attendees will identify the pathophysiology of a burn injury and describe the skills of burn management at the site of injury.
“TRACK” It Before You Attack It: Pre-Work Analysis
Andrew Owens, John Thompson, and Shaughn Williamson
This workshop addresses the development and implementation of a pre-work analysis program at a steel mill in Ghent, Kentucky. The pre-work analysis program was developed with the intention of improving the quality of hazard assessment and mitigation prior to commencing work on a job. The workshop explains the “TRACK” acronym used to create the necessary attention for pre-work analysis and the importance of the relationship between pre-work analysis, job risk analyses, and high quality incident reporting. Discussion will include how making pre-work analysis a habit, rather than an exception, is a culture change that is being achieved by the implementation of this program and actively driving communication and training of the program. Examples of the hazards identified and mitigated through the use of the program will be provided. To stop and take a moment to assess a situation has to be intentional, so “TRACK” it before you attack it!
Safety Logistics Initiatives
Fred Greenwell, Christopher Scamahorne, and John Renn
This workshop addresses some simple and easy methods to get management and employees engaged in creating a safety culture. The importance of engagement opportunities and empowering the workforce to lead a safety program are discussed. That includes topics such as jobsite safety audits that management conducts with the direct input of the workforce, safety committees established to get participation from all active members, and workforce development initiatives that allows the opportunity for the workforce to improve and provides an outlook for the future. Attendees are provided innovative ways to gain the most out of everyone working together to establish a safety program. Safety can be utilized as a resource to bring everyone together in an organization by working to implement, and improve, initiatives as a team.
Substance Use Disorders in Employees
Michael Turner, ASP, CSHS
From 2016 through 2018, 241 workers were fatally injured on the job while working in Kentucky. At the time of their deaths, 12.5% of those fatally injured employees either had illicit substances present in their system or died due to drug poisoning while on the job. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, seven (7) in ten (10) individuals who currently use illicit drugs are employed either full or part time. Substance use in our state's workforce is an issue that few employers have the knowledge or resources to combat. The goal of this workshop is to provide employers with the necessary tools needed to combat the epidemic of substance use disorder in the workforce. Discussion addresses the role of the employer, human resources, supervisors, and the employees in establishing and maintaining a drug-free workplace. There is also discussion regarding what is needed for a successful employee assistance program as well as resources in the state that those individuals with a substance use problem can reach out to seek treatment.