Wednesday, 9:00-10:15 am
Wednesday, 9:00-10:15 am
Highway Work Zone Safety
This workshop addresses responsibilities and awareness training for work zone flaggers focusing on signs, signals, and barriers utilized in temporary traffic control work zones as referenced to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. There is a review of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet training and procedures to keep highway workers safe in work zones including work zone component sections as well as deployment and retrieval of traffic control devices. Attendees will understand work zone components, recognize hazards and dangers in work zones, and learn ways to prevent work zone incidents as well as methods to protect workers from vehicular traffic.
It's Time to MESS with Your Safety Training
Mark French, PhD, ASP, CSP, EMT
The workplace is ever changing and becoming more diverse. The topics that safety trainers must educate employees on has not kept up with the dynamics of the modern workplace. This can lead to employees that do not have the knowledge and tools available to empower them toward safe work behaviors. It is time to MESS with your training process. The Meaningful Educational Safety System encompasses the three E’s of creating a meaningful experience for educators and students in the workplace. Through experience, empathy, and emotion, trainers can better illustrate how the often-legalistic standards apply to the workforce. This workshop will help to incorporate the 3E’s into any safety training process to help create a meaningful experience for employees.
The Cause or the Culprit?
David Wilbanks, PhD, 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 workplace 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 overviews the background of “behavioral safety” interventions and the practical challenges that can be expected when implementing such a process.
Zombies or High on Synthetics?
Ken Nichter, EMT, CHST, SMS
This workshop provides an overview of synthetic drugs and other natural materials that can cause physical and mental impairments. Most of these drugs are not detected during traditional urinalysis testing. There will be an open discussion on ways to handle these situations at your workplace. Attendees will:
- Recognize various synthetic drugs;
- Identify signs and symptoms of someone that is impaired;
- Realize where these can be purchased and/or how they are obtained; and
- Discuss workplace issues with these materials not being detected by normal drug testing measures.