Thursday, October 23 | 8:15AM-4:30PM

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 culture? 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 management 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.

Round I: What Needs to Change?

Concurrent Sessions

1. Reaching a Higher Level of Safety Program Maturity

Following a five-level continuum to evaluate safety program maturity, you can determine the next steps to take to measure and improve the performance of your safety system. In this session, you will learn to use this snap shot evaluation process to determine the effectiveness of your system and discover what needs to be updated. You will learn about designing systems that include features such as compliance, management system, culture and leading metrics for sustainability.

Paul Esposito, CSP, CIH
President, Star Consultants, Inc., Annapolis, MD

2. Get Familiar with Gap Analysis: A Significant Benchmarking Process

An effective way to bring out the differences between your organization's current capabilities and the expected level of performance is Gap Analysis. This process is an important investigation of your safety system to determine what areas need better alignment with your organization's business goals. This session will bring you the steps for launching a Gap Analysis and a review of each of the elements of this process.

James D. Smith, M.S., CSP
Director, Risk Control Services, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Boca Raton, Florida

3. Risk Assessment for a More Proactive System

The next iteration of your OSH system can greatly benefit from risk assessment actions. In this session, you will learn the basic elements of risk assessment and how you can establish a framework for more proactive safety and health management. You will takeaway guidelines on how to incorporate risk assessment steps into the update of your safety system.

David L. Walline, CSP
Committee Chair, ASSE Risk Assessment Institute, Port St. Lucie, FL

4. Safety Climate: The Pulse of Safety in Your Organization

Conducting a safety climate survey can provide you with valuable shared insight into the organization's current perception of safety. This is a great piece of information to use when you want a total picture of what changes to make to your system. It is also an opportunity to have your workforce contribute to this process toward redesign of your safety management system. You will take from this session published safety climate survey research and a short self-assessment to determine if a safety climate survey is right for your organization.

Chris Volz CSP, ARM, Technical Consultant, Risk Control

Rob Gardner, Technical Consultant, Risk Control
Liberty Mutual Insurance, Centennial, Colorado

Round II: Ideas for the Next Iteration

Concurrent Sessions

5. Rethinking Behavior-Based Safety

If you implemented a Behavior-Based Safety Process or wish you had implemented one when everyone else did, this session is an opportunity to learn how organizations are re-thinking this process. In the past two decades, more effective ways of implementing BBS have been discovered and innovative steps have been taken to bring these systems to new heights of engagement and performance. Join us to learn some simple alternatives to traditional BBS administration that can make observation data rich with potential safety improvements.

Terry L. Mathis
CEO, ProAct Safety, Inc., The Woodlands, TX

6. Five Key Best Practices in Global OSH Management

This session focuses on five of the most commonly recognized OSH best practices currently found in organizations throughout the world. Learn how you can implement these practices and utilize them to further your sustainability efforts. You will takeaway these global best practice examples to guide you in reenergizing your organization's global OSH management process.

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

7. Overcoming the Real Causes of Worker and Workplace Risk

There are numerous visible and invisible "organizational barriers" that can have a significant impact on organizational safety and health performance and a profound effect on the overall safety culture. These barriers are well beyond the immediate issues that typically cause workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. In this session, you will learn various internal risk-based evaluation, communication and decision making processes and tools to successfully identify and deal with these barriers.

Samuel Gualardo, MA, CSP
President, National Safety Consultants Inc., Salix, PA

8. Is Something Wrong with Your Safety Management System?

No matter how well your safety management system is operating, here are some strategies to make it even better. You can immediately begin to apply the actions in this session to: combat complacency; improve communication skills; alter safety-related habits; and take steps to accommodate for human error in the workplace.

Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP
Senior Consultant, SafeStart, Mesa, AZ

Larry Wilson
Vice President, SafeStart, Belleville, ON