Friday, October 24 | 8:15AM-3:30PM

General Session: Selecting The Right Management System

Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Implementation of a management system could be a turning point for the effectiveness of your OSH program. OHSMSs are increasing in popularity in the safety community as they offer the structure, integration and oneness of purpose not provided by a traditional approach. Dr. Haight will guide you through a discussion of the evaluation of effectiveness measures and a comparison of the most widely recommended systems to assist you in the selection and implementation of the most appropriate OHSMS for your organization.

General Session: An Opportunity to Get It Right

Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH
The Center of Safety and Health Sustainability, Apex, NC
Jay Harf, CSP
Assistant Vice President of EHS L’Oreal Americas, Clark, NJ

With re-engineering your safety system, this is the time for you and your senior leadership to integrate human sustainability thought and action. Human sustainability is the social movement that focuses and elevates the protection of people in today’s workplace. In a world in which sustainability is becoming ever more important to standard business practice, many workers throughout the developing world continue to face work without this provision.

This two part presentation focuses on the current state of human sustainability, including iconic disasters, and concludes with how human sustainability (employee safety) is and must be solidly linked to corporate sustainability initiatives and performance indicators to ensure a company’s future success.

Round III: Power-Up with a System

Concurrent Sessions

9. The Rise of ISO 45001, a New Global Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard

The international community, including the United States, has voted to develop what many consider is the most significant health and safety standard in the past 50 years. ISO 45001 is likely to replace or at least integrate with current OHSMS standards such as OHSAS 18001 and ANSI ASSE Z10. It will serve as the framework by which all other requirements and voluntary standards will be covered and implemented. In this seminar, you will learn about the impending requirements of the 45001 and how it will affect your organization.

Vic Toy, CSP, CIH
Manager of Global Transformation and Strategy, IBM, San Mateo, CA

10. Ask an Expert: Bring Your Questions About Management Systems

In this session, as a follow-up to his presentation Selecting the Right Management System , Dr. Joel Haight will answer any questions you may have about OSH system standards.

Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

11. The New View of Safety Management Systems

A new view of safety is evolving that recognizes safety not as the absence of injuries and illnesses, but rather the presence of hazard and organizational defenses and capacity. It emphasizes measuring quality of processes rather than focusing on what goes wrong. Employees are not seen as the major source of problems but rather the source of safety and resilience. Recognizing these shifts in thinking, this session will provide you with the major elements of the new view of safety and insight into its impact on safety management system implementation.

James Howe, CSP
President, Safety Solutions, Medford, Oregon

12. Achieving Safety Performance Excellence in a Global Corporation

This session recounts the successful implementation of a safety management system in a global corporation. You will follow the deployment of a management system within a multinational organization's 65 manufacturing plants globally and learn how this system totally engaged senior leaders, mid-level managers, first-level supervision and workers in performing outcome oriented activities. You will take away the engagement tools and performance activities which resulted in safety improvement throughout the organization.

Zan Persichetti, MS
Director EHS, Morgan Advanced Materials, North and South America, LaTrobe, PA

Round IV: Gaining the Support of Leadership

Concurrent Sessions

13. Using Your Management System as a Leading Indicator

In this session, you will follow the journey of a major corporation in their development, installation and implementation of a safety management system (SMS). Lessons learned in this process will be shared from to best to the worst. Of great significance to the organization is having the ability to use the SMS as a leading indicator resulting in a 75% reduction in injuries and illness. You will take away a copy of the system with all elements as well as a measurement tool you can use in your organization.

James "Skipper" Kendrick CSP
President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, Hurst, Texas

14. Selling Your Safety Management System to Leadership

The best plan is only as good as its implementation strategy and how well that strategy works. It should begin by selling the idea to senior leadership – and they are a tough audience! In this session, you will learn how to convert your senior leadership into safety advocates for your system. You will take away a Strategic Conversation Worksheet with a six-step guideline for influencing senior leadership.

Patrick J. Karol CSP, ARM
Manager Safety & Risk Control, Aramark, Romansville, PA

15. What CEOs Want from Safety

With innovative updates planned for your system, the support of your senior leadership will make implementation of your ideas a reality. You and your senior leadership can allign your system with the goals of the organization and increase the likelihood of success for both – if you can communicate your request in CEOspeak. In this session, learn how to interact with senior leadership using verbal and written communication that recognizes the economy of time.

Mark Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA
Vice President, HSE,
FTS International, LLC, Fort Worth, TX