Our conference brings a wide variety of perspectives to our attendees through specialized sessions. Sessions will be identified by experience levels in order to help you better navigate the conference. Levels are:
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This presentation examines recognized fall hazards and the resource options to eliminate, prevent, arrest or administrate (sequence and warnings) the hazards using the latest ANSI and OSHA standards. Human factors engineering addresses what workers are likely to do after initial choices have been made. Illustrated cases show what can happen at your site.
Instructors: J. Nigel Ellis, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CPE, RSP, Ellis Fall Safety Solutions, Wilmington, DE
Level: I A
Everyone is concerned about limited resources, climate change, carbon footprints and sustainability. Creating a sustainable environment adds value to the lives of your employees and creates “Brand” value for your company. Learn from others who have successfully implemented sustainability. You will leave with the tools to begin your sustainable journey.
Instructors: William H. Barbarow, CSP, ALCM, Fireman\'s Fund Insurance Company, Irvine, CA
Level: A E
This session will discuss the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) investigation into the July 17, 2007, explosion and massive fire at the Barton Solvents facility in Valley Center, Kansas. Randy McClure, the lead investigator and primary author of the case study, will discuss the hazards associated with static-accumulating flammable liquids that can form ignitable vapor-air mixtures inside storage tanks, and will discuss the extra precautions—beyond normal bonding and grounding—that CSB recommends to prevent explosions and fires like the one at Barton. The session will also discuss the recommendations CSB made to OSHA, ANSI, and six major oil and chemical industry associations to improve information required in their members’ MSDSs.
Instructors: Randy P. McClure, J.D., CSP, IHI Environmental, Salt Lake City, UT
Level: I A