Wednesday, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Wednesday, 10:30 am - 11:45 am
A Systematic Approach to Heat Related Illness
Clint Pinion, DrPH, RS
As global temperatures continue to rise, environmental and occupational health professionals must examine which preventative measures can be implemented to alleviate the burden of heat related illness among marginalized populations. This presentation highlights a suggested framework for a multilevel intervention targeting heat related illness prevention among migrant farmworkers in Kentucky. The intervention mapping framework (Eldredge et al., 2016) was used to conduct a needs assessment of the priority population. Behavioral and environmental factors identified were used to craft matrices of performance objectives, changeable behavior determinants and change objectives. The presenter will discuss theory-based intervention methods, practical applications, and an implementation and evaluation plan.
Impact of School Safety on Community & Workplaces
Over the past decade, schools throughout Kentucky have made tremendous improvements in school safety. School administrators strive to provide a safe culture and climate for both students and staff which is conducive to high levels of productivity and academic performance. While prevention and intervention techniques are used on the front end to build rapport with students and create a safe environment, administrators must also be prepared to deal with school incident command for crisis situations. This workshop will include best practice tips for building rapport with students, social media challenges, and how important the entire community is to ensuring our schools remain a safe place for students to excel.
Lowering Risk through Ergonomic Awareness
Rhett Baird, James King, Brad McCullough
Nucor Gallatin began a journey three years ago to become VPP certified in Kentucky. Through this journey, 32 safety teams were created with ergonomics being one of them. Ergonomics plays a key role in making sure every teammate leaves and returns to work the same way or better. This workshop will identify ergonomic movements focusing on force, frequency and posture and the importance of identifying and reducing these movements. Attendees will leave this workshop with basic knowledge and understanding of ergonomic risk, how to assess and reduce that risk, and how Nucor Gallatin created a teammate driven program.
Make the Right Choice, Make the Correct Connection
Larry Petkovsek, Joseph Scolaro
Educational opportunity on understanding what you need to consider when using Hoist Rings of various styles, Swivel Eye Bolts, and the thread relationship in aluminum, steel and forgings. There are manufacturer standards that apply to this type of hardware. Ordering correctly is all part of it. Terms such as Projected Thread, Extended U-Bar, Safety Engineered, Heavy Duty, Side Pull, and Swivel Eye Bolts will be discussed and examples shown.
Using R(+) to Influence and Motivate Safe Behavior
Sammy Davis, CSP, Gr. IOSH
The purpose of this workshop is to evoke collaboration around the use of positive reinforcement (R+) as a means to motivate and influence a safe work culture. The workshop will provide clear definitions of intrinsic/extrinsic motivation, the power of influence, and mechanisms used to promote positive reinforcement (R+) to enhance safety culture. The presentation will be grounded in theories of such authors as Bernard Bass, John Grenny, John Kotter, Warren Bennis, and Burt Nanus.
The workshop will focus on changing safety culture by influencing and motivating employees using positive reinforcement. Safety leaders face a unique challenge each and every day and constantly search for ways to promote a charismatic and self-sustaining safety culture. This endeavor can be lessened when the safety professional understands the power of influence, motivation, and how to drive change by utilizing positive reinforcement (R+) as way to reward employees.