2020 PDC Schedule

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Monday, 11/9/20

7:30 AM
Sign In and check technology – Committee Only, Moderators

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Opening Remarks & Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM General  Session I
Keynote – ASSP President, Deborah Roy

Safety Professional’s Role in Pandemic Planning

Deborah Roy is current President of SafeTech Consultants, Inc,  consulting on global safety and health management systems, Total Worker Health, risk assessment and sustainability. She recently retired as Corporate Director of Health, Safety and Wellness at L.L.Bean where she led a staff and programs that impact 10,000 employees globally for twelve years.  Deborah received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) and her Master of Public Health degree (MPH) in Occupational Health and Safety.  She has been a CSP since 1998 and was inducted as a Fellow by both the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American Society of Safety Professionals.  Deborah is the President-elect of ASSP.

She has been a frequent speaker at the ASSP PDCs, SafetyFocus, Symposia, and Webinars in addition to keynote and general session engagements at a variety of national and international conferences.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Breakout Sessions

Salvatore Caccavale
Strategies for Getting Employees to Bring a ‘Safety Attitude’ to Work Each Day

Richard Schldckser
Leaning Forward: Developing a Risk Based Safety System

10:25 AM – 11:25 AM Breakout Sessions

Jamie Evans & Mike Sample
Behavioral Health in Construction Impact, Awareness and Solutions for the Construction Workforce

Randy Pittman
ISO45001

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions

John Spath
Hierarchy of Controls Re-Examined

William Verhayden
Safe Waste Container Handling in the Workplace

12:30 – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION – 10 minutes per Exhibitor

2:05 PM – 3:05 PM Breakout Sessions

Dale Lesinski
Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Glenn Speight
Inspection and Maintenance Utilizing Rope Access Techniques

3:10 PM – 4:10 PM Breakout Sessions

Adam Henson
OSHA Compliance and Risk Management: Using One Hand to Wash the Other

Tim McCarty & Alexis Flink
Safety Certifications & Designations – Where to Go?

4:20 PM – 5:20 PM Breakout Sessions

Natalia Olive
Safety Metrics That Really Count

Eric Munz
Public Safety – Elevator/Escalator Repair

Tuesday, 11/10/20 

7:30 AM
Sign In and check technology – Committee Only, Moderators

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Opening Remarks & Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM General  Session I
Keynote – Tim Irving

OSHA Update

Tim Irving will present a variety of OSHA updates at both the Regional and National evel to include; OSHA COVID-19 in the workplace update and available resources as well as and review, new enforcement guidance, rulemaking status and Compliance Assistance Campaigns.

Tim Irving is the Deputy Director for the Directorate of Construction in the OSHA National Office.  Previously Tim worked as the Assistant Regional Administrator (ARA) working in the OSHA Boston Regional Office with the Cooperative and State Programs team, as a   Compliance Assistance Specialist and a Compliance Safety and Health Officer on the construction strategic team in the Boston South Area Office.  Tim has been with OSHA since 2001 and holds both journeyman and master electrician licenses, he has his degree in management from the University of Massachusetts, has earned professional designations in risk management, construction safety, and is a Certified Safety Professional.

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Breakout Sessions

John Kowalski
A Systematic Approach to Safety Performance

Vahid Ebadat
Safe Handling of Flammable Liquids and Explosive Powders

10:25 AM – 11:25 AM Breakout Sessions

Dave Crowley & Remi Fleuette
Organizational Partnering to Enable EHS Advancement

Salvatore Caccavale
Understanding Your Environmental Responsibilities

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions

Dan McDavitt
The ‘New’ Silica Construction: What We Now Know About its Implementation

Dale Lesinski
Improving Your Safety Culture: It’s Not as Tough as You Think

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION – 10 minutes per Exhibitor

2:05 PM- 3:05 PM Breakout Sessions

Shawna Fraser Nagle
Developing a Culture of Caring in Construction – Every Worker is a Safety Advocate!

Fran Sehn
Risk and Safety Intersect in the Standards for Program Success

3:10 PM – 4:10 PM Breakout Sessions

Jessica Richardson
Certifications (BCSP)

Vahid Ebadat
Dust Explosion Control, Requirements of NFPA 652

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM General Session II
Closing remarks