Keynote & General Session Speakers

Keynote Presentation: The Future of Safety

Frank White
President at ORCHSE Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

Are you evaluating your approach to safety management? Seeking to reduce risk and improve performance over the long term? Looking to create a sustainable safety strategy, program and cul- ture? Frank White, President of ORCHSE Strategies, LLC, is a long-time observer of legal, policy, business and societal trends and challenges affecting safety in the U.S. and globally. He will outline what is likely to lie ahead in the OSH landscape and will describe critical considerations you should take into account in building a strong and lasting foundation for future safety success.

General Session: The Big Turnaround

Marc A. Rosen, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Marc Rosen, Professor of Engineering and Applied Science University of Ontario Institute of Technology and recognized authority in re-engineering for safety improvement, will describe how GM Canada’s Oshawa Truck Assembly Centre modified its overall safety strategy and its approach to safety leadership. He will lead you through an inside look at the approach taken by GM manage- ment that jolted the stagnant results of the company’s health and safety management system. Take away principles of change and key lessons learned that you can implement in your organization.

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 inte- grate 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 sustainabil- ity 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.