CBIA 2021 Safety & Health Conference

  • May 7, 2021
    7:00 am - 2:30 pm

OSHA enforcement, occupational safety, and emergency preparedness are just a few of the topics we cover at this year’s conference. Learn how to integrate technology and safety compliance into your workplace culture.

Top OSHA and CONN-OSHA officials in the region and state share their thoughts and insights on safety in Connecticut, including assessments of the region’s most challenging enforcement and compliance issues.

Officials will also address the status of pandemic-related temporary standards and the Biden administration’s safety and enforcement initiatives.

CBIA is pleased to partner with the American Society of Safety Professionals, Connecticut Valley Chapter.

Agenda

8 am | Opening Remarks

  • Phillip Montgomery, Director of Compensation and Safety, CBIA

8:10 am | Update on Connecticut’s COVID Vaccination Program

  • Chris DiPentima, President & CEO, CBIA; member, Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group

8:20 am | What’s New with OSHA & CONN-OSHA

  • Galen Blanton, Regional Administrator, OSHA
  • Jeff Erskine, Deputy Regional Administrator, OSHA
  • Ken Tucker, Director, CONN-OSHA

The region’s top OSHA and CONN-OSHA officials share their thoughts and insights on safety in Connecticut, including assessments of the region’s most challenging enforcement and compliance issues. Officials also address the status of pandemic-related temporary standards and the Biden administration’s safety and enforcement initiatives.

You’ll also hear a review of the issues officers encounter in the field and the ongoing emphasis on pandemic-related challenges.

9:25 am | Break

9:40 am | COVID-19: Where We Are, Next Steps

  • Robert Levandoski, President, Manufacturing Solutions, Fuss & O’Neil

Few events impacted the safety of companies as much as the pandemic. Companies have had to navigate how existing OSHA regulations, Emergency Temporary Standards, and ergonomic guidance should be interpreted to ensure the safety of their workforce. Additionally, companies had to adjust to new state regulations. Working through this maze of challenges, dealing with traditional safety challenges, and creating the appropriate safety systems is the focus of this presentation.

10:40 am | Break

10:50 am | How We Dealt with COVID-19 Challenges

  • Moderator: Melissa Noyes, Safety Lead, Kamatics
  • Frank Baio, AVP of Safety, DATTCO
  • Marko Kaar, Director of Safety Operations, Bartlett, Brainard & Eacott
  • Larry Richards, Director of Safety North America Operations, Legrand
  • Charles Nehrig, Senior Director, EHS & Sustainability, North America TTM Technologies

Join us for this highly interactive discussion on how three Connecticut companies dealt with the pandemic, maintained the health and safety of their workforce, and positioned themselves to address similar challenges in the future.

Noon | Lunch Break

12:30 | Virtual Reality Comes to Safety

  • Christopher Mayne, EHS Project Manager, GZA

How we communicate work site hazards, prevention, and protection is vital to effectively minimize risk to workers. There is evidence that virtual reality improves information retention and increases employee engagement.

Learn how VR applications for corporate safety programs are used when traditional in-person training is restricted or eliminated. We demonstrate how VR can be used in hazardous situational training, confined-space training, fall protection training, and other OSHA-required training.

This session includes a discussion on the benefits and challenges of using VR training tools to enhance your existing safety training program.

1:25 pm | Personal Protective Equipment: It’s Not Just Respirators

  • Michael Ziskin, CHCM, CHMM, CBCP, CUSP, Field Safety Corporation

Personal protective equipment has recently come under increased scrutiny due to the pandemic. There are notable developments surrounding the equipment used to protect workers such as respirators, wearable sensors, and exoskeletons. This session explores how companies can most effectively utilize these devices.

2:25 pm | Break

2:35 pm | Contractor Compliance & Oversight

Liability and risk increase when companies fail to provide a safe environment for workers or fail to manage contractor safety. Review potential compliance issues you may face, including those specifically related to temporary and contract workers and outside contractors.

3:20 pm | Closing Remarks

  • Phillip Montgomery, CBIA

The CBIA 2021 Safety & Health Conference is made possible through the generous support of Fuss & O’Neill.

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