Pre Conference Workshops, Golf Tournament & Exhibitor/Networking Reception SUNDAY, MAY 10 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration Century Ballroom Foyer MONDAY, MAY 11 Century Ballroom Foyer 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Scholarship Golf Tournament Winterstone Golf Course Enjoy a round of golf with friends and colleagues. The second annual Region VII, 18-hole, 4- Person Scramble, Shotgun Start golf tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at the Winterstone golf course at 17101 E. Kentucky Rd., Independence, MO. There will be prizes, giveaways, and lunch at the conclusion of the tournament. Transportation will be provided, bus leaves Hotel at 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. VPP Application Workshop® Pershing Place North Room Matt Gaines – OSHA VPP Region VII Program Manager Mike Murphy – Variform (Kearney, MO), Ernie Nold – International Paper (St. Joseph, MO) The VPP Application Workshop® provides hands on experience in VPP application development. You will be guided through the VPP application process. Hear from industry leaders at VPP worksites on what it takes to develop a complete and successful application. You will learn step-by-step how to put together the major components of an application and how to properly write an application by reviewing samples from applications submitted by VPP Star worksites. 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Maintaining Star Quality Pershing Place South Room Monty Gartin – Cargill (Blair, NE) Dave Anderson – FLEXcon (Columbus, NE) Once your site has achieved VPP Star status, where do you go from there? This workshop focuses on “continuous improvement,” providing information on what OSHA is looking for in the VPP re-approval; how other VPP worksites are maintaining the level of commitment; how VPP sites determine the measurable and intrinsic values of VPP; how to make the most of your annual evaluation; and what evaluation criteria are used to measure management leadership and commitment. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor/Networking Reception Century Ballroom A&B Join us in the Ballroom Exhibit Hall for the opening of the Expo. This is a great opportunity to meet with our exhibitors and network with other conference attendees. Our exhibitors make up an important part of the overall conference. One free drinks from the bar with served hors d’oeuvres and food stations. There will be a drawing for 2 - $50 VISA gift cards and 2 – Free 2010 Conference Registrations. Conference & Expo TUESDAY, MAY 12 11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Registration CONCURRENT SESSION (Century Ballroom Foyer) Effective Training for Adult Learners 8:00 a.m. – Expo Open (Liberty Room) (Century Ballroom A&B) This presentation is designed for new and Visit our exhibitors and have them sign your experienced trainers who desire creative exhibitor card. Once you have acquired all strategies for conducting effective training exhibitor signatures, drop the card off at the programs in less time. Upon completion, registration desk. Your name will go in for the participant will develop a Personal the drawing of one of the six VISA Gift Action Plan to facilitate a fun, interactive Cards. training program using principles of accelerated learning. For example, brain 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Breakfast/Business dominance theory suggests that when you Meeting use your whole brain and combine words (Century Ballroom C) with music or pictures, information is easier Jon Alexander, Region VII Board and faster to learn. Chairperson will welcome everyone to the Speaker: Christine “Chris” Merli, CSP, CIH, 16th annual business meeting. As a CHMM – Fenton, MO membership-based organization, your Moderator: Judie Petersen (LyondellBasell) participation and feedback are key to the success of the Region. Members will hear Mentoring – Train-the-Trainer about the newest initiatives of the Region, (Pershing North/South Room) vote on pertinent issues, meet the candidates Come find out what the mentoring process running for the open Board positions, and really consist of and what is expected of the submit nominations from the floor for open mentor. The information from this session positions on the Board of Directors. You will get you started. You will also learn are encouraged to attend this important about the resources that are available to meeting of the membership. mentors. The goal of this workshop is to better prepare mentors for the process and to 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Opening General share best practices and other tricks of the Session trade. (Century Ballroom C) Speaker: Ken Matveia, International Paper Presentation of Colors/National Anthem (Cedar Rapids, IA) sung by Carrie Christy (Westin Hotel) Moderator: Sue Eberle (LyondellBasell) Opening speakers will include Charles “Chuck” Adkins (Region VII OSHA 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Welcome Lunch Administrator) (Iowa Ballroom) Key note speaker Gary Zelesky will close Enjoy a slide show of photos taken during the session. the conference and golf outing. Conference & Expo ensure the workplace best fits people of all 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Region VII Board ages and capabilities. Elections (Session 1) Speaker: Kent Hatcher,BS, MS, CPE – (Adjacent to Registration Desk) Humantech (Raleigh, NC) Take this time to make your voice heard. Moderator: Judie Petersen (LyondellBasell) Vote for the candidate you would like to see help move Region VII to greater success. Common Deficiencies Found on a VPP Audit 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – CONCURRENT (Shawnee Room) SESSIONS So, when the OSHA VPP Team shows up at your facility for the dreaded audit, what Reasons….Not Excuses exactly are they looking for? Find out from (Pershing North Room) the one person who has been doing VPP Rushing, frustration, fatigue and audits for years. You will learn some of the complacency are not excuses….they are the common deficiencies found and how best to reasons people make mistakes. Accepting prepare for your first VPP audit or your these as reasons allows us a great recertification audit. opportunity to reduce injuries, not only at Speaker: Matt Gaines, Region VII VPP work, but also at home and on the road. Manager In this session you’ll learn exactly how Moderator: Reggie Burke (Monsanto) prevalent these four states are, but more importantly, you will learn four critical error Fall Protection 101 reduction techniques that have been proven (Mission Room) to work with over 1,000,000 people This session will feature a review of the globally. current fall protection standards, including Speaker: Shayne Arnaud, SafeStart™, a OSHA and ANSI. A brief history of the fall division of Electrolab Limited, (Belleville, protection industry and the development of Ontario) the initial innovations will also be discussed. Moderator: Sue Eberle (LyondellBasell) How to wear, how to inspect, and how to properly tie off will also be included. Ergonomic Considerations for the Aging Displayed will be the new products in the Workforce industry. (Pershing South Room) Speakers: Mark Damon, Process Marketing Regardless of your industry we all have Group – (Blair, NE) something in common, an aging workforce. Moderator: Greg Dew (Frito Lay) Today employers are facing an increasing wave of aging Baby Boomers and asking “Is Combustible Dust Safety Training our workplace prepared to best fit the needs (Liberty Room) of these people?”, “What are our risk of Dust explosions are a serious problem in increased injury?”, and “How can we enable American industry. During the past 25 these employees to continue to work at their years, at least 281 major combustible dust full potential?”. This session addresses incidents were reported that killed 119 and myths and facts about changes in our injured 718 workers, and destroyed many performance as we age, and ergonomic job industrial facilities. There were 13 reported and workplace design considerations to agricultural dust explosions in the United States in 2005 resulting in 2 fatalities and 11 Conference & Expo injured. Approximately 3500 combustible Speakers: Ray Patterson, Quaker Oats dust explosions and fires have occurred over (Columbia, MO) the past 28 years. Eric Brown, Quaker Oats (Columbia, MO) GOAL: Provide guidance in assessing the Misty Kennaley, Quaker Oats (Columbia, workplace for conditions that could lead to MO) explosive atmosphere and thee necessary Moderator: Reggie Burke (Monsanto) steps to take for preventing such conditions. This training was developed through an Haz-Com Compliance – Fact or Fiction OSHA Harwood 08 grant. This class is a (Pershing South Room) shortened version of the 2 ½ hour class. The Hazard Communication Standard Speaker: Bob Downs, Master Trainer, (HCS) remains among the most frequently Kirkwood Community College (Cedar cited OSHA violations and is the standard Rapids, IA) that governs MSDS management. This Moderator: Mike Wilts (Monsanto) presentation will reveal the facts about compliance guidelines for MSDS 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Break in Expo management systems, as well as Hall Refreshments Available demonstrate the benefits of electronic (Century Ballroom A&B) MSDS management as it relates to employee Drawing for an I-pod, $50 gift card & (1) safety, cost savings, and reducing the one free 2010 Conference Registration risk/liability associated with meeting MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN stringent compliance standards. Visit our exhibitors and have them sign your Speakers: Glenn Trout, MSDSonline exhibitor card. Once you have acquired all (Chicago, IL) exhibitor signatures, drop the card off at the Moderator: Mike Wilts (Monsanto) registration desk. Your name will go in for the drawing of one of four VISA Gift Cards. VPP Mobile Workforce for Construction (Shawnee Room) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – CONCURRENT This program is intended to create greater SESSIONS opportunity for employers and employees in the construction industry to participate in Predictive Safety VPP and, in so doing, to strengthen worker (Pershing North Room) protection significantly. Details will be This workshop will describe how Quaker in presented and discussed at this informative Columbia, MO uses Predictive workshop. Walkthroughs to engage leadership, how Speaker: Matt Gaines, Region VII VPP video sharing is used to engage team Manager members, how to use Problem Solving Moderator: Tom Hauber (Rockwell Collins) Sessions to share, build, implement solutions, and use Behavior Observations to Waste Not, Want Not encourage feedback. You will see how all (Mission Room) of these elements come together to help find Hazardous Waste? What is so difficult and eliminate unsafe conditions and unsafe about managing hazardous waste? Although acts before they become near misses or you think of it as the “end of the line” for significant incidents. you, it is just the star for us. In a heavily regulated industry there are numerous safety Conference & Expo and health hazards associated with Tuesday Evening on Your Own managing your waste. We will show you Things to see and do in Kansas City: how the VPP elements were used at several There are numerous venues in close EPA-permitted hazardous waste treatment proximity to the Westin along with facilities to implement “Best Management resources to help discover just the right one Practices” and significantly improve safety for you. and health. Resources that you can use to discover these Speaker: Mark Mason, MS, COHST – Clean venues include: in-room magazines, hotel Harbors Environmental Services (Baltimore, concierge, the front desk, or visit MD) www.visitkc.com Thomas Wedryk, OHST – Clean Harbors Environmental Services (Chicago, IL) We hope you have a wonderful evening in Kevin Sherman, Clean Harbors whatever venue you may choose. Enjoy the Environmental Services (Kimball, NE) Kansas City BBQ, shopping, night life, or Moderator: Judie Petersen (LyondellBasil) just network with colleagues and friends. Successful Recertification: Do’s & Don’t (Liberty Room) The goal of this presentation is to better prepare and motivate attendees for a successful recertification audit. The presentation will provide both general and specific information about the VPP including the current number of VPP facilities, a VPP update, and the difference between the VPP site worksheet (Full version and Short version). An emphasis is on what to expect during the recertification audit and the focus areas of the audit. Speaker: Elizabeth Morales – OSHA, Region VII Moderator: Sue Eberle (LyondellBasell) 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Break in Expo Hall (Century Ballroom A&B) Drawing for an I-pod, $50 gift card & (1) one free 2010 Conference Registration MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN Visit our exhibitors and have them sign your exhibitor card. Once you have acquired all exhibitor signatures, drop the card off at the registration desk. Your name will go in for the drawing of one of four VISA Gift Cards. Conference & Expo WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 Speaker: Adam Pawlus, Assistant Executive 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Registration Administrator (Falls Church, VA) (Century Ballroom Foyer) Moderator: Sue Eberle (LyondellBasell) 7:00 a.m. – Expo Hall Open with Look Who’s Talking Continental Breakfast (Pershing South Room) (Century Ballroom A&B) VPP Team members discuss “The Good, This will be your last opportunity to visit The Bad, and The Ugly” of communication. with our exhibitors in the expo hall. From newsletters to podcasts, purchased Join the Exhibitors for BREAKFAST while videos to site produced videos. Success and visiting; have them sign your exhibitor card. failures of different communication tools Once you have acquired all exhibitor along the way to achieving and maintaining signatures, drop the card off at the VPP Star Status will be covered. Examples registration desk. Your name will go in for of communication tools and how we’ve the drawing of one of four VISA Gift Cards. evolved along the way including video clips, “porcelain chronicles”, safety spotlight, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Region VII Board personalized training, and more! A question Elections (Session 2) (Adjacent to and answer session will be held at the end. Registration Desk) Speakers: Felicia Hall, GE Aviation Take this time to make your voice heard. Services (Arkansas City, KS) Vote for the candidate you would like to see Rebbecca Bergkamp, GE Aviation Services help move Region VII to greater success. (Arkansas City, KS) Moderator: Reggie Burke (Monsanto) 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Answering the Challenge of a Diverse Workforce VPPPA: How the Association Works for (Shawnee Room) You One of the challenges in today’s workplace (Pershing North Room) is how to accommodate the increasing With a mission to be a leader in health and numbers of diverse workers in the safety excellence, VPPPA offers benefits to workforce. Many of the assumptions we its members that support them in their make about anthropometry, obesity, and efforts to improve safety and health aging are poor estimates of the reality of management systems and reduce injury and today’s workforce. Discover the human illness rates. Members have access to body’s unique, preferred posture and learn educational programs, networking and best how to design products and office spaces for practices, as well as publications and e- the future that will help users maximize their newsletters that keep them informed of the health and productivity. Consider how basic latest in safety and health and VPP. Learn principles and practices affect everything about the association’s available resources, from seating and workstation design to so that your facility can utilize our services computer and keyboard designs. Dr to fully benefit from the VPPPA Congleton will provide ergonomic insights membership experience. into the latest research and show ways that Conference & Expo ergonomics can impact a diverse workforce, overview of the Standards. Also, a quick and aging workforce, and obese workforce. look at the new ANSI Z359 standards. Speaker: Dr. Jerome J. Congleton, PhD, Speaker: Robert Luckey, Miller by Sperian CPE, PE – Texas A&M (College Station, (Franklin, PA) TX) Moderator: Ken Matveia (International Moderator: Judie Petersen (LyondellBasill) Paper) Becoming a Special Government Employee (SGE) – Discussion/Q&A (Liberty Room) Learn what it takes to become an SGE and participate on OSHA onsite evaluations. SGE qualifications, application and training requirements and responsibilities will be reviewed. Speakers: Matt Gaines (OSHA VPP Manager for Region VII) Elizabeth Morales (OSHA VPP Region VII Recertification’s) Mike Murphy, Variform (Kearney, MO) Moderator: Ray Magruder (Quaker Oats) 9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – CONCURRENT SESSIONS Using Behavioral Based Safety to Change Safety Culture (Pershing North Room) This session will discuss the critical steps necessary to change the safety culture within an organization using BBS. Attendees will learn techniques to demonstrate to management how their acceptance of BBS will encourage positive approval by all employees. Methods to overcome The Basics of Fall Protection challenges and barriers as the process (Mission Room) becomes part of their organization’s safety This class will cover the basic components culture will be discussed as well as changing of fall protection. employee’s negative attitudes towards safety The ABC’s of fall protection. and how zero incidents is achievable. A=Anchor Point Speakers: Larry Schmitz, CHCM – UCI B=Body-wear (Wichita, KS) C=Connecting Device Edmundo Armendariz, UCI (Wichita, KS) The proper inspection of the equipment, Damien Vanderhoof, UCI (Wichita, KS) proper wearing of the equipment, and a brief Moderator: Reggie Burke (Monsanto) Conference & Expo Safety Performance Assessment and Reducing Strains, Sprains, and Overuse Planning Injuries in the Workforce (Pershing South Room) (Mission Room) The Safety Performance Assessment & Both manufacturing and white-collar Planning process (modeled after the VPP corporations have struggled for decades with requirements) is a self-assessment tool that soft tissue MSD’s (strains, sprains, overuse assists you in determining your current injuries). These conditions tend to be safety program’s strengths and areas for challenging to prevent, costly to care for, improvement, with action planning with all-to-often unsatisfactory outcomes. capabilities, to improve your facility’s Recently Edwin Folke, Jr., Asst Sec for overall safety performance. The process OSHA and the Department of Labor measures not only the framework of your released a new interpretation regarding soft safety program, but also its development and tissue techniques that may be utilized as a results. Through this process, key elements form of first aid and wellness care. This of an effective safety management system workshop will educate the safety may be developed and implemented for your professional about the background of the site. interpretation, how to implement such on- Speaker: Tom Hauber – Rockwell Collins site preventative programs, and how to (Decorah, IA) achieve clear goals pertaining to MSD John Izzolena – Rockwell Collins (Cedar prevention and care. Multiple corporate Rapids, IA) case studies will be discussed. Moderator: Sue Eberle (LyondellBasell) Speaker: Tulio Pena, ART Corporate Solutions (Colorado Springs, CO) OSHA Compliance Update Dr. David Black, DC, ART – ART (Shawnee Room) Corporate Solutions (Independence, MO) This workshop will provide you the Moderator: Ken Matveia (International opportunity to learn what is new in OSHA Paper) from a compliance perspective. Learn about new or revised National Emphasis Not another Cheesy Safety Mug? Fun Programs; Region VII Local Emphasis Safety Promotions with Impact! Programs; Directives and Standards. The (Liberty Room) most current information will be provided to Tired of the same old boring safety attendees and opportunities for Q&A will be promotions? Are you ready for new ideas available. that emphasize key safety focus areas and Speaker: Mark Banden – Compliance that employees actually enjoy? This Assistant – (OSHA Kansas City Area workshop will illustrate 20 creative and Office) proven promotions, engaging the workshop Moderator: Ray Patterson (Quaker Oats) participants in several of them. You will be equipped with tools needed to implement safety campaigns at your site that increase employee involvement and educate your site on strategic safety messages. Speaker: Susie Hidalgo, PE – Monsanto (Chesterfield, MO) Moderator: Judie Petersen (LyondellBasill) Conference & Expo 10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. – CONCURRENT 1 + 1 = 1 (Employee Roles + Company SESSIONS Roles = 1 Team for Safety) (Mission Room) Motorcycles, Human Errors, and the Zen This workshop is intended for all employees of Cause Analysis who are working towards VPP (Pershing North Room) certification/recertification. Emphasis will You might think riding a motorcycle has be on employees (union and non-union) and nothing to do with work but human errors management roles and responsibilities in made on the job or on a motorcycle can be VPP. In addition, the workshop will touch painful and costly. In either case they can be on ways to keep employees energized and analyzed with the same tools. We will active after VPP certification/recertification. discuss using the natural team concept as the At the conclusion of the workshop, a basis for a good cause analysis program, question and answer session will be held how to look at those “human errors” when with the President from IUE-CWA Local they show up in the cause chain, and how to 1004 Chapter and management dig deeper to get better corrective actions. representatives from GE Aviation Services. Speaker: Marke Lane – Honeywell FM&T Speaker: Dale Luce, President – IUE-CWA Moderator: Judie Petersen (LyondellBisell) Local 1004 Chapter, GE Aviation (Arkansas, KS) Machine Guarding Moderator: Greg Dew (Frito Lay) (Pershing South Room) This presentation will review the regulatory requirements of machine guarding, practical application of machine guards, and review of facilities requiring machine guarding. Speaker: Mark Banden – Compliance Assistant – (OSHA Kansas City Area The Voluntary Protection Programs Office) Participants’ Association, Inc., invites you Moderator: Greg Dew (Frito Lay) to join 2,500 ES&H professionals, hourly workers and managers at the 25th Annual How to Conduct a Basic IH Survey National VPPPA Conference, August 24- (Shawnee Room) 27, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas. Go to What are the hazards at your facility? Once www.vpppa.org for more information. you have identified the hazards, who are the most likely to be exposed. After these groups have been identified, what is your Driving Leadership Accountability sampling strategy? Lastly, what do you do (Liberty Room) with the information for engineering Management commitment and engagement controls, Administrative controls, or what is integral to safety success! Many Leaders PPE is required? simply need education, ideas, and Speaker: Mike Wilts, Monsanto mechanisms to help increase their safety (Muscatine, IA) ownership. This workshop will describe several approaches that have been effectively used in advancing Leadership Conference & Expo accountability. From broadening base safety 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and knowledge, participation in initiatives, Closing motivational approaches, and the use of Speaker: Tom Jacob, Director of Operations leading indicators, this workshop will enable Safety for Frito Lay – North America. you to assist Management to improve their All new VPP sites since last conference will team’s safety. receive a recognition award, drawing for Speaker: Susie Hidalgo, PE, Monsanto exhibitor signature cards, door prize (Chesterfield, MO) drawing, election results, evaluations, and Moderator: Sue Eberle (LyondellBasell) closing comments. * You must be present at the Lunch /Closing Session to win one of the VISA Gift Cards.
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