Wednesday, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Continuous Improvement Through Ergonomics
Michael Chapman, MA, LAT, ATC, CEAS, FMS, SFMA
How to implement an injury prevention program and partner with operations and supply chain managers to provide an environment of safety. This workshop will focus on the key concepts of ergonomics and present practical applications of process improvement through ergonomics solutions - focusing on safety, production, and quality.
Creating Meaning During Safety Lectures
Mark French, ASP, CSP, EMT, PhD Candidate
As we know, lecture is a primary method of safety training. Lecture makes it easier to convey knowledge to large groups of people efficiently. As safety trainers, there is moral, ethical, and legal obligations that have to be upheld. Recent research evaluated the methods that safety trainers were using to help convey important and meaning to their employees. There were central themes of how to create relevance while conducting a safety training via classroom instruction. The workshop will discuss in more detail the process that are used by safety trainers to help create a meaningful training that was perceived as impactful to employees.
Electrical Hierarchy of Risk Control Methods
The “Hierarchy of Risk Control Methods” describing electrical risk mitigation was moved from an annex of NFPA 70E to the main body and front cover of the latest edition. Annexes are for informational purposes only and are not requirements. Moving the hierarchy out of the annex and into the body of the standard is a significant promotion for this safety concept which has been evolving and is becoming better understood. This workshop will highlight the key ideas behind the hierarchy of risk control methods and will describe practical ways to follow the six different types of electrical safety risk control described:
(3) Engineering controls
(5) Administrative controls
Management Presence and Forklift Accidents
Jessica Fitzgerald, BS, Dr. Troy Rawlins
This workshop provides a comparison of all work-related forklift incidents, which occurred between day and night shift workers with a focus on interpreting management presence influence within a facility. The culmination of data will be used to determine when incidents occur and if more incidents occur when management is more prominent or less prominent. Company A is a contract company that provides forklift-driving services. The operation of forklifts relies strongly on operator behavior. “The safety behavior of employees has two aspects: safety compliance (adhering to standards) and safety participation (workers actions in their environment and commitment to safety) (Kaluza, Hauke, Starren, Drupsteen, & Bell, 2012). Compliance to safety or forklift regulations alone does not reduce safety incidents in the workplace. Reductions in safety incidents involve a culmination of worker and management leadership and engagement while developing a positive culture that prevents unsafe behavior and promotes a positive safe culture. A choice must be made by the forklift operator to perform a job safely and efficiently. Can management presence influence worker safe behaviors and also forklift incidents?
QPR/Question, Persuade, Refer - Suicide Prevention
Jill Hoskins, BEd, Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor, ASIST Trainer
QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer is an evidence based suicide prevention program that can be learned in as little as one hour. While suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, it is also the most preventable kind of death. Approximately 129 American lives are tragically lost each day to death by suicide. QPR training is beneficial to all members of the workforce, especially those in charge of safety, health and wellness, leadership, benefits and human resources. This workshop will educate the participant on local and national statistics, warning signs, how to ask the question of a person at risk, how to lead an individual to help and local suicide prevention resources. Upon completion, each participant will earn a certificate and the title of QPR Gatekeeper.