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Safety 2013 Media Briefing Kit

Posted in on Tue, May 21, 2013

Safety 2013 Media Briefing Kit


Monday, June 24th

Scheduled ASSE Press Conference

Kathy Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM

News Conference on Association Risk Initiative

11:15 am – 11:45 PM

Press Availability Room: #N215


Tuesday, June 25th

Plenary Session

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Featured Speaker: Dr. David Michaels, Ph.D.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

Topic: Dr. Michaels will share his
insights with Safety 2013 attendees, addressing the key issues and concerns of
SH&E professionals.


Scheduled ASSE Press Conference

Dr. David Michaels

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Room: Paradise North Ballroom – Las Vegas Hotel



Notable Breakout Sessions

Complacency: The Silent Killer

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Complacency makes it easier for people to take their eyes and mind off the task at hand.
This session will demonstrate how an organization can efficiently minimize the
effects of complacency in the workplace.

Room: #N109

Presenter: Larry Wilson
SafeStart, A Division of Electrolab
Ltd., Belleville, Ontario, Canada


I2P2 – How Does the California Experience Impact the Federal Debate?

10:30 am – 11:45 am

The California Injury Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP) has been in existence
since 1991. Safety professionals should understand the lessons learned from
California, and how its program could impact the federal I2P2 regulation –
including the types of legal challenges that succeeded or failed when employers
contested California IIPP citations.

Room: # N103

Presenter: Matthew T. Deffebach, J.D. and Katie G. Chatterton, J.D.
Haynes and Boone, LLP, Houston, TX


Enhancing Safety Barriers for the Next Generation of Gulf of Mexico Drilling Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

10:30 am – 11:45 am

A description of a case study of how a major Oil and Gas Operator and Drilling
Contractor teamed up to positively influence the new generation of Gulf of
Mexico (GOM) mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), given contractual and
schedule constraints.

Room: #N239

Presenter: Yaneira E. Saud, CSP, ERM and Kumar (Chris) Isranoi, ERM
America’s Risk Practice, Houston, TX


Risk Assessment – The Missing Link for EHS Professionals

10:30 am – 11:45 am

An examination of the UK/EU approach to risk assessment that, unlike in the USA,
is a legal requirement. Risk assessment procedures and practices will be
highlighted, and quantitative methodology for risk assessment linked to control
actions and timescales will be demonstrated.

Room: Ballroom C – Las Vegas Hotel

Presenter: Lawrence Bamber, CFIOSH, FIRM, BSc
Risk Solutions International,
Poynton, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Risk Frisk, Ltd., Hatfield,
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Safety’s Impact on Sustainability

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Real world insight on how safety is impacting sustainability within organizations.

Room: #N116

Presenter: Darryl C. Hill, Ph.D., CSP
ABB, Inc, Southfield, MI

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, EurOSHM
Global Solutions, Inc., Mendham, NJ


Risk Management and its Impact on Environmental Health and Safety

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

How Risk Management can be applied to all aspects of the enterprise and how
incorporating Risk Management into EHS initiatives helps to foster faster
response to high-risk events.

Room: #N119

Presenter: Glenn McCarty

EtQ, Inc., Farmingdale, NY


The Evolution of Safety: What Your CEO Should Know

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

A look at the evolution of the safety movement and a discussion of what top
management can do to improve employee safety and safeguard a corporations

Room: Pavillion 6, Las Vegas Hotel

Presenter: Terrie S. Norris, CSP, ARM, CPSI
Bickmore Risk Services, Long Beach, CA


Surface Spills in Hydraulic Fracturing and Recommendations for Safety Management

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This session will address and analysis of data from spills in Weld County, CO with
groundwater impact reported to Colorado in 2010 and 2011 identified
opportunities for improved safety management of liquid materials on the

Room: #N102

Presenter: Jennifer Sahmel, MPH, CSP, CIH
ChemRisk, LLC, Boulder, CO


Grain Entrapment – A Study of Effective Solutions for Rescue

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

A video demonstration of specific solutions for finding, isolating and rescuing
an  entrapped worker from a bulkcommodity container. Pre-planning with
local agencies, regulatory compliance, simplicity and safety will be emphasized.

Room: # N239

Presenter: Loui H. McCurley

Vertical Rescue Solutions by PMI,
Denver, CO




Wednesday, June 26th

Wednesday General Session

7:30 am – 9:00 AM

Featured Speaker: Richard Rumelt

Topic: Good Strategy/Bad Strategy


Scheduled ASSE Press Conference

John Henshaw, Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, 2001-2005

Announcement of the ASSE Foundation Family Scholarship Fund to
provide college funding for families affected by a workplace tragedy.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Press Availability Room: #N215


Notable Breakout Sessions

Sustainability at Any Speed

10:30 am – 11:45 am

The right approach for getting a corporation’s safety sustainability program to its
highest level one program element at a time, using hazard analysis, inspections
and investigations elements as examples.

Room: #N107

Presenter: Paul A. Esposito, CSP, CIH, ESIS,
Health, Safety and Environmental Consulting, Baltimore, MD


Round Table Discussion: Sustainability 101: What Does This Mean & What’s the Value

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Listen to SH&E professionals discuss the importance of workplace safety in the
global sustainability movement

Room: #N227


Understanding the Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace – Global Perspective

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

This session addresses a multi-national approach to implementing health and safety
programs in developing countries with regard to HIV/AIDS as to the challenge it
poses both in the workplace and society.

Room: # N226

Presenter: Natalie Skeepers
Aveng Grinaker – LTA, Johannesburg,
Gauteng, South Africa


Thursday, June 27th


Executive Summit Panel Discussions

7:45 am – 9:00 AM

Featured Panelists:

Robert Zaist, President of Energy and
Construction, URS Corporation

Rafael Moure-Eraso, Chair, U.S.
Chemical Safety Board

Lester Grey, Sr. Vice President of
Operations, Perdue Farms

Stephanie Buchanan, Vice President of
Operations, United Airlines, Houston Hub

Virginia Valentine, Nevada Resort


Notable Breakout Sessions

Residential Construction Fall Protection Update

9:15 am – 10:15 am

A review of regulations from various State plans. The process a homebuilder
followed to implement safe work practices and fall protection solutions that
comply with Sub part M, ANSI A10.32 and Z359 standards and details on equipment
use, installation and problems encountered during implementation.

Room: #N102

Presenter: Thomas P. Trauger, ARM,
Winchester Homes, Bethesda, MD


Integrating Risk Management and Prevention Through Design (PtD) Standards

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Relationships between Risk Management principles and PtD.

Room: #N231

Presenter: Georgi I. Popov, PhD., QEP,
University of Central Missouri, Overland Park, KS

John N. Zey, Ed.D., CIH

University of Central Missouri,
Warrensburg, MO


Risk Management Forum – An Introduction to the Risk
Management Implementation Guidelines

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

A panel discussion on the issues and opportunities in using the International
Risk Management guidelines will be addressed.

Room: #N231

Presenter: James L. Newberry, CHST
Island Insurance Company, Honolulu, HI


International Country Report: India

10:30 am – 11:45 am

A discussion of some innovative methods
that have been implemented at construction sites in India of a
participatory approach. This session will demonstrate the significant impact of
participatory learning applied within the context of a developing economy.

Room: # N223

Presenter: R. Bharadway and Krishna Nirmalya Sen, CSP
Larsen & Toubro Limited, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India


Safety 2013 Exhibitor Sponsored
Press Conferences

9:00 am – 9:30 am

10:00 am – 10:30 am

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Press Availability Room:


**Additional story opportunities at our record breaking exposition**

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