Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Garrison Wynn
Chemical Plant Survivor, Speaker, Author
Influencing Safety

Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, customized session is more than just a safe bet. Garrison will get us laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety while maintaining productivity. This program focuses on developing the personal influence to make things stick, whether you’re helping leaders move change through their locations or getting workers to look out for each other on the job site. Garrison is authentic – a guy who’s been there. He’s a chemical plant explosion survivor who has developed environmental safety products still in use worldwide. He expertly fuses his experiences into key takeaways such as how to build the trust and relationships that make consistent safety a reality.






Mike Coe
Honda Canada
B
ecome a Safety Rockstar

Deploying a two-fold approach, Honda of Canada Manufacturing’s (HCM) top-level management and associates working in production are engaged and motivated to act as leaders for safety. In this session, you’ll learn how HCM has achieved significant risk reduction and a cultural shift – effectively developing the next generation of leaders with safety ingrained as part of the culture. You’ll gain insight into a 10-year journey in which efforts to align management and production engagement were instrumental in driving improvements. We’ll discuss the initial struggles, the approach used to engage production associates to volunteer and act as safety and ergonomic coaches for their peers, and how HCM maintains engagement and continues to advance its overall safety program.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Joe Sweeney
Author, Speaker

Joe Sweeney has spent more than 30 years blending his love of business and passion for sports. He has owned, operated, and sold four manufacturing companies, headed up the Wisconsin Sports Authority, and launched a sports marketing firm. Joe purchased equity interest in an investment banking firm and served as president and managing director. He is now an accomplished author, internationally-known speaker, and investor in private equity companies. Joe’s passion is studying human behavior. He has used the fields of sports, business, and military as his laboratory to better understand why certain people outperform others.

Joe Sweeney returns to the WNYSC to followup and reinforce his 2016 presentation. He will explain how to develop and enhance your networking and interpersonal skills to become a better safety mentor and manager.

Traci Brown
Author, Body Language Expert

Traci Brown is a Body Language and Unconscious Persuasion Expert.

She has studied lie and deception detection alongside the Police, FBI, Army Green Berets and people who she believes could not tell her they were in the CIA.  Traci Brown reveals how to stop loss by Detecting Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft – as seen on NBC, CBS and FOX.

Through dynamic presentations she assists groups across all industries learn the tools to hear “Yes!” more easily and more often. Traci is a Three Time US Collegiate Cycling Champion and former member of Team USA. Through sports she became keenly aware that her mind was the primary factor which determined her success.

Traci will change the way you look at people and learn to interpret their body language, develop the skills to respond quickly to hidden cues, learn to use your body language and words to get agreement every time.

You’ll be able to immediately use the same tools to create more success in your own organization and personal life.

Preliminary 2020 Conference Agenda

(Subject to Change, please check back regularly to see the latest Conference Agenda)

Day 1Wednesday, April 1, 2020
TimeEvent
7:00amRegistration and Exhibitors
8:40amOpening remarks
9:00amKeynote Speaker – Garrison Wynn
Influencing Safety
How to develop the personal influence to make things stick, whether you’re helping leaders move change through their locations or getting workers to look out for each other on the job site. How to build the trust and relationships that make consistent safety a reality.
10:30amBreak and Exhibitors
10:50amMike Coe - Honda Canada
Become a Safety Rockstar
Deploying a two-fold approach, Honda of Canada Manufacturing’s (HCM) top-level management and associates working in production are engaged and motivated to act as leaders for safety. In this session, you’ll learn how HCM has achieved significant risk reduction and a cultural shift – effectively developing the next generation of leaders with safety ingrained as part of the culture. You’ll gain insight into a 10-year journey in which efforts to align management and production engagement were instrumental in driving improvements. We’ll discuss the initial struggles, the approach used to engage production associates to volunteer and act as safety and ergonomic coaches for their peers, and how HCM maintains engagement and continues to advance its overall safety program.
11:50pmLunch and Exhibitors
12:50pmBreakout Session A
NFPA 70E Electrical Safety
Insights to the current regulations for all businesses
Roseann Cole - Upstate Safety Services
Breakout Session B
OSHA Update
Including GHS Chemical Safety, Silica regulatory compliance, whistleblower protections and latest deficiencies companies have in complying with the regulations.
1:50pmBreak and Exhibitors
2:00pmBreakout Session A
Effects of a fall from heights – personal account
Rick Young – National Grid
Breakout Session B
Application and importance of Industrial Hygiene in all business environments
Ed Stuber, CIH – SGS Galson Labs Industrial Hygiene
3:00pmBreak
3:10pmBreakout Session A
Smart Machine Safety and Risk Assessments
Jim Drew - Rockwell Automation
Breakout Session B
Transferring to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
RIT 7225
4:10pmDay prizes

Day 2Thursday, April 2, 2019
TimeEvent
7:00amRegistration and Exhibitors
8:40amOpening Remarks
9:00amKeynote Speaker – Joe Sweeney
Joe returns to the WNYSC to followup and reinforce his 2016 presentation. He will explain how to develop and enhance your networking and interpersonal skills to become a better safety mentor and manager.
10:30amBreak and Exhibitors
10:50amKeynote Speaker – Traci Brown
Stop loss by Detecting Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft
Traci will change the way you look at people and learn to interpret their body language, develop the skills to respond quickly to hidden cues, learn to use your body language and words to get agreement every time. You’ll be able to immediately use the same tools to create more success in your own organization and personal life.
12:00pmLunch and Awards Ceremony
1:00pmBreakout Session A
Latest Developments in ergonomics to prevent injury in the workplace
Glenn Orser – Ergo Works
Breakout Session B
Legalization of marijuana and its effects in the workplace
Dr. Stuart Dorfman – Healthworks WNY
2:00pmBreak
2:10pmBreakout Session A
Maximize the use of an Independent Medical Examination (IME) to reduce worker compensation claims
Hamberger & Weiss Law Firm
Breakout Session B
Active Shooter Preparation for businesses Part 1
Neil Held – Eric County Sheriff’s Department
3:10pmBreak
3:20pmBreakout Session A
Background checks and employee screening
TBD
Breakout Session B
Active Shooter Preparation for businesses Part 2
Neil Held - Erie County Sheriff Department
4:20pmClosing announcements and daily prizes