General Sessions

Keynote Presentation • Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

From Knowing to Doing: Implementing Effective Safety Training for Employees

Michael S. Melnik MS, OTR, President, Prevention Plus, Inc. '

For years, companies have attempted to influence employee behaviors by providing an abundance of information. Unfortunately, we have discovered that there is a big difference between what people know and what they do with what they know. This keynote session goes beyond the delivery of content, and examines how companies can insure maximum return on their training investment. This fun, high energy and entertaining session offers a variety of practical strategies that will make your companies training more fun, more personal and more effective.

General Session • Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Rapid Training Design Mini-Workshop

Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan, Ph. D, The Thiagi Group

Join world-renowned training “guru” Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan as he walks you through a crystal clear process for rapidly designing safety training that works! In it, Thiagi will discuss how to:

Closing General Session • Thursday, January 28th, 2010

New Approaches to Learning – Panel Discussion (ST2.0)

Join our panel of practitioners for an exciting discussion on the next generation of safety training. From innovative technologies to new ways of thinking, this diverse panel of experts will be on hand to tell you about their approaches, discuss the future of safety training and answer your questions.

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday • Round 1 Concurrent Sessions

Current Perspectives on Training Research

Carol M. Stephenson, Ph.D, Chief - Training Research and Evaluation Branch, Training Research and Evaluation, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
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Traditionally, the goal of training has been to impart knowledge and skill that will lead to beneficial changes in behavior. Training may also be designed to influence attitudes and beliefs and expected to impact health outcomes. What does the research literature really say about training effectiveness? Learn some reasonable expectations for training outcomes and some practical ways to evaluate training effectiveness within workplaces.

How to Apply the Principles of Adult Learning in Safety Training Design (STP)

Jeff Russell, principal of Russell Consulting, Inc
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Tuesday • Round 2 Concurrent Sessions

Developing Training Expertise: Moving From "Just Content" to Change (STP)

Robert Pater, Managing Director, Strategic Safety Associates/MoveSMART®
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Customized well-designed and delivered training has been shown to make significant improvements in safety performance and culture. But high-level training necessitates much more than just broadcasting technical information; it entails first activating target groups and then transferring skills, strategies and methods that participants apply to their daily work and life.

Focus of this webinar will be on:

Simulations in Safety Training (ST2.0)

Alicia Sanchez, Ph.D, Games Czar, Defense Acquisition University
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This session will focus on understanding the use of serious games in training and Education. Starting with an introduction to games and their use in learning, this session will provide its attendees with a foundation in how and when games can be effective. This session will also include examples of relevant games that are currently being used!

Tuesday • Round 3 Concurrent Sessions

E-Learning and Web-Based Training 2.0: How to Do it Now! (ST2.0)

Jonathan Klane, M.S.Ed., CIH, CHMM, CET, Owner/Founder of Klane's Education Information Training Hub, LLC (KEITH)
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Many organizations are moving to some amount of web-based training (WBT) and/or e-learning. There are many opportunities and certain constraints. In this session we will discuss some of the various ins and outs of WBT and how to do it including:

We will hopefully even look at some examples of e-learning and WBT. Attend, relax, enjoy, and learn how to move your organization’s e-learning to WBT 2.0 today!

How to Conduct an Internal Needs Assessment for Your Organization (STP)

Bob Coffey

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Wednesday • Round 1 Concurrent Sessions

OSHA Required Training (S&P)

David F. Coble, MS, CSP, President, Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates
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There are over 330 training requirements in OSHA 1910 and 1926 and another 400 inspection requirements (note that one must be trained to perform a proper inspection). This does not include the standards incorporated by reference, nor consensus Standards. This session will summarize those requirements and OSHA’s expectations.

Attendees will be offered free electronic checklists of these requirements.

Using Stories to Improve Occupational Safety Training (STP)

Elaine Cullen, Ph.D

Workers in high risk industries often use stories to teach new hires. These stories, while entertaining, also contain valuable information on how to stay alive in a dangerous environment. This session will provide a brief look at why stories work, and how trainers can capture and use them to improve safety training.

Wednesday • Round 2 Concurrent Sessions

How to Effectively Train Your Spanish Speaking Workforce: Simple & Practical Tips to Get Your Point Across (STP)

Hector M. Escarcega, CSP, ARM, MSIH, President, Bilingual Solutions Int'l
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In this presentation we’ll take a look at how the cultural issues and an understanding of traditions and values make a positive difference in training programs and in getting your message across with your Spanish speaking workforce. This presentation will provide you with some simple yet very valuable and powerful insights for closing the communication and cultural gap in the areas of training and communication.

Best Practices: Tips and Techniques for More Effectively Using PowerPoint

Skipper Kendrick
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Wednesday • Round 3 Concurrent Sessions

Evaluate This! A Compelling Technique to Measure and Evaluate Training Results (ROI)

Chris Ross, CSP, CPLP, Director, NMS Training Systems

You’ve delivered the training, you’ve tried to change the culture, you’re trying to get results, but it takes a long time for those lagging metrics to change the bottom line. How do you provide a program evaluation that is compelling to senior managers? How can you demonstrate value and results?

Discover why results from the breakthrough Success Case Method (SCM) of training evaluation make a CFO-proof business case for manager involvement in safety training, and will help your organization turn training investment into sustained performance improvement.

SCM is a research-based approach to evaluation of training and other interventions that allows you to make fast, practical assessments of organizational impact and business gains.

Extreme Training Makeover Results!

Skipper Kendrick
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On-Demand Sessions

Web 2.0 in Safety Training

Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, Crown Safety LLC
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Web 2.0 sites allow users to do more than just get information. These sites are generally interactive and are based on information sharing and actually, they also have many uses in safety. The number of Web 2.0 sites is well over 1,000 and growing everyday. The exiting thing is that many of these Web 2.0 sites can be used to complement safety training programs (and most are free). In this session we will cover the basics of Web 2.0 and how Web 2.0 applications can be used in safety training. A review of specific sites that can readily be used back on the job will also be highlighted.

Applying the Z490 Standard: Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training (S&P)

Craig Schroll, President, Firecon

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