2016 Conference Itinerary

Day 1Wednesday, April 6, 2016
8:00amKeynote Speaker #1:

Joe Sweeney – Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free and Get Going in Your Business, Career and Life

Through his new book and training program, Joe will show you how to put action plans into place, become accountable, and ultimately, achieve your goals. If you’ve been hoping to gain much-needed traction at work and in your personal life, then Joe Sweeney will show you how to move forward.
9:20amBreak, Exhibitors Visit our exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall
9:40amKeynote Speaker #2:

T. J. Lyons - Prevention through Design – From risk management to risk elimination

The opportunities for designing-in a safer work site and structure is one of the largest advances in the safety profession. Prevention through Design (PTD) provides significant risk avoidance for the building owner and any firm focused on claims reduction. TJ is a recognized expert in the area and will advocate that now is the time for the safety professional to step up and help prevent incidents by what he calls “design intervention’. The efforts now will create a more efficient worksite and prevent sons and daughters we will never meet – from getting hurt.
10:40amBreak and Exhibitors
11:00amSession 1:

Paul Hart, MD Medical Director of WNY Occupational Healthcare

Topics in Occupational Medicine
Session 2:

Dr. Hatrel President/CEO of Health Connections Enterprises

Controlling Musculoskeletal Costs – Critical Concepts & Tactics

Not only do musculoskeletal injuries account for nearly eighty percent of all workers’ compensation costs, but they are typically one of the top three most expensive diagnostic categories within employer health plans. Health Connections Enterprises takes the position that the current healthcare model addressing the musculoskeletal system is inappropriate and ineffective. The current approach leads to unnecessary medical costs, reoccurring injuries, more absenteeism / presenteeism (coming to work sick), excessive employee turnover, additional hidden costs, and significant suffering for employees / patients.
12:00pmLunch and Exhibitors
1:00pmSession 1:

Dr. Warren Silverman, Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine - The Aging Workforce

Description: It has been quoted that the average age of the construction workforce is 47 years. People are working longer as out life expectancy increases. Whether it is for financial reasons or job satisfaction, retirement is no longer a given at a certain age. How has this changed our practices in the field and in the office?
Session 2:

Mike DeRosier Engineering Services Manager at Schmersal Inc.

Machine Guarding and Control Wiring Issues

Many safety programs (whether behavior based or meticulously written SOPs) often have deficiencies in the areas of servicing and troubleshooting equipment. These are risks that operators and technicians often overlook. Risks that are rarely addressed in annual training as well.

This presentation will not only address proper machine guarding but also highlight the risks of merely using control wiring as a means of LOTO for troubleshooting and maintenance. Whether it’s a simple control wiring schematic or new / complex schematic on a multi-function piece of equipment, the risk for injury remains when an operator or technician bypasses these controls, uses them for an undesigned purpose or is unaware of the intricacies of the wiring diagram altogether.
2:10pmSafety Innovation Award Presentations
3:20pmSafety Innovation Award with voting ballots
3:30pmDay prizes

Day 2Thursday, April 7, 2017
8:00amKeynote Speaker #1:

Captain Mark Kelly, NASA Astronaut and Author - Endeavor to Succeed

On January 8, 2011, Captain Mark Kelly would face the toughest challenge of his life when an assassination attempt was made on his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's. His dedication to family and Giffords's road to recovery would captivate the nation. For Mark Kelly, focus equals success-even in the face of adversity. Personifying the best of the American spirit, Kelly is a homegrown hero who was a combat pilot in Iraq, an astronaut on four space shuttle missions, and commander of the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. He has combined teamwork, leadership, communication, and family in an unwavering commitment to succeed. Kelly shows audiences how to accomplish their mission while maintaining the love and devotion to family that is the foundation of true success.
9:20amKeynote Speaker #2:

Sean Coughlin – Assistant Director H&S, UAW National Ford Department
Robb Miller – UAW Co-Chair, NJCHS
Mark Jones – Ford Co-Chair, NJCHS
Ford/UAW Joint Health & Safety Program

For over 30 years the UAW-Ford National Joint Committee on Health & Safety (NJCHS) has been a collaboration of labor and management providing development and oversight of health & safety including training programs, single point lessons and yearly safety stand downs (winter and summer) for over 52,000 workers across the United States. Utilizing a central theme of “Aligned – Committed – Engaged”, the NJCHS will share their journey to “becoming safest in the world”.
10:10amJoe Sweeney followup workshop

Applying what we learned
11:10amSession 1:

Leading versus Lagging Indicators

Description: What key performance indicators are driving your safety program? See which leading and lagging indicators are essential to an accurate assessment of your program and which ones can be used to enhance and improve it.

Speaker: Dominic Bruno is currently the Safety & Security Coordinator responsible for site safety compliance (OSHA Standards, SABIC Safety Policies), contractor safety, site security systems, and security staff. He is the site Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Manager. He serves as the Co-chair at the Selkirk site OSHA VPP core team. He is involved in the site Emergency Response Organization. He has worked for SABIC Plastics (formally GE Plastics) for over 31 years.
Dominic is a 40 year member and past Chief of the Coeymans Fire Company, currently serving as Assistant Fire Chief. He is also a member of the Delmar/ Bethlehem Ambulance Squad and an active Fire Instructor for New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control.

Speaker: Timothy Knapp has worked in the area of EHS for over 20 years and has served in various positions at the plant and corporate levels for manufacturing, mining and pharmaceutical firms across the globe. He began his career as a Health Physicist after completing his Master of Public Health degree and eventually obtained an MBA in management in an effort to help him drive safety culture with senior management. With a passion for continuous improvement in EHS and an aversion to “flavor of the day” safety programs, he strives to establish meaningful, long-term leading indicator programs, at the facilities he works with, based on their specific improvement needs
Session 2:

Indoor Air Quality and Facility Engineering Challenges for Building Management Systems

Description: Whether it is for a new facility, a renovation or a building expansion, new HVAC units and building management systems offer energy efficiency and cost effectiveness only if they are well designed and maintained. Our panel will discuss factors affecting indoor air quality, operational issues of BMS and the challenges of designing a BMS program within LEED parameters.

Karen Peissinger - Industrial Hygienist, University at Buffalo Environment, Health & Safety
Dan Velasquez - John W Danforth Company
John Stuber – U&S Services
12:00pmLunch, American Society of Safety Engineers Award Ceremony, Safety Innovation Award Recipient, Waring Award
1:10pmSession 1:

Back Injury Prevention

Description: Back injuries are among of the most common, devastating and expensive injuries occurring in industry. This presentation will address how to reduce the risk of a back injury, simple self-care options, general safety considerations and proper lifting techniques. Every employer and employee should understand the role they play in reducing the risk of back Injury.

Speaker: Tom Haney – Principal at Tom Haney Consulting and Coaching
Tom provides expert consultation in Health Risk Management and Corporate Wellness Program facilitation to assist employers in controlling health care costs. He applies research-based programs that help prevent and manage work place injuries and reduce workers' compensation claims. Strategies include individual and management team training as well as job and data analysis to develop solutions necessary for employees to perform their work safely and efficiently.
His firm offers individual coaching in health, fitness, anti-aging and athletic performance. Tom is and has been a director, member, contributor and consultant for many businesses, associations and organizations through WNY.
Session 2:

Your Process Safety Management Program is Out of Date

Description: This will be a discussion of the OSHA Process Safety Management regulation from the unique perspective of an OSHA compliance officer who developed and managed a PSM program in private industry. Insight will be provided on the most frequently cited sections of the standard along with a discussion of field observations and experiences along with compliance suggestions. Included will be a review of the most current PSM interpretations from the OSHA National office and a Q/A session.

Speaker: Mr. Donofrio has worked for the Buffalo Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) since 2005 and brought more than two decades of chemical industry experience to his position with the agency. Beginning his career with FMC Corporation at their Specialty Chemicals facility in Buffalo, as a Safety Supervisor, he later took the position of Safety Manger at their Middleport New York facility subsequent to the Methyl Isocyanate incidents at Bhopal India and Middleport, NY. At FMC he was responsible for developing safety policies, procedures and programs to ensure worker safety, regulatory compliance and coordination of emergency response activities.
He continued his career in occupational safety and health going to work for Pennwalt Lucidol at their Geneseo, New York facility. While overseeing hazard identification and loss prevention activities at one of the largest organic peroxide manufacturers in the country, Mr. Donofrio created, developed and was responsible for the site Process Safety Management (PSM) program.
His other duties at OSHA include performing safety inspections; complaint and accident investigations along with National and Local Emphasis Program compliance activities related to Machine Guarding. He is also considered a subject matter expert on Combustible Dust Hazards within Region II.

2:20pmSession 1:

OSHA case studies – the Do’s and Don’ts

Description: This panel will discuss various missteps that companies have taken when confronted with OSHA violations. Whether during informal conferences, formal hearings or followup inspections, companies have come up with unique and peculiar attempts to avoid implementing corrective actions and paying penalties. If you think an OSHA citation is merely a “parking ticket” on your company’ journey, you need to hear what has happened to your cohorts.

Mike Stratton – Hazard Evaluations Inc.
Nicholas Getty – Lawley Insurance
James Donathen – Phillips Lytle LLP
Session 2:

iAuditor Safety App by SafetyCulture
Description: iAuditor is the world’s most used inspection checklist app. It offers the benefits of collaborative and crowd-sourced safety. The audience will get an insight into how iAuditor is used to increase safety and best practices for audits and inspections.
Speaker: Joshua Yeamans is responsible for the success of SafetyCulture customers in the deployment of SafetyCulture products. He works closely with the software engineering teams and helps drives the innovation from the user's perspective. Prior to joining the SafetyCulture team, Joshua was a Fire Lieutenant and Paramedic for over 13 years with the City of Lenexa Fire Department. During his last few years at the fire department, he implemented iAuditor into the fire department's daily operation for conducting and capturing inspections, quality assurance, and training data to help minimize the department's risks.
3:30pmDay prizes and Adjourn