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DiVal Safety Summit 2018

DiVal Safety Summit Schedule

Event registration includes access to all Tuesday and Wednesday Breakout Sessions.


Event registration also automatically signs attendees up for Monday's Educational Classes with the exception of the 8 hour classes Confined Space Awareness Training, First Aid CPR/AED and Hazwoper Refresher.  Attendees must sign up separately for the 8 hour classes as space is limited.  A link will be sent to attendees to sign up after registering for the DiVal Safety Summit.


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Monday, June 11th

First Aid CPR/AEDSafety

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

This National Safety Council (NSC) certification class will provide the student with valuable lifesaving techniques including how to identify emergency situations, accessing emergency services, protecting themselves from hazards and communicable diseases, rescue breathing, chest compressions and the use of AED’s.

AED’s are portable devices used when a person’s heart has stopped. It will deliver electrical current, under proper conditions, to the stopped heart in an attempt to restore it to an acceptable beat.

*Written and practical testing is required to gain certification. Attendance is mandatory for the complete course.

Hazwoper RefresherSafety

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

PRE-REQUISITE: Attendee must have attended the 24 hour Initial or 8 hour Refresher within the past 12 months and provide documentation of such. Any employee who is required to approach the point of release or spill of hazardous materials with the intent of stopping it is required to attend this class. This class is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.120 standards, where the annual refresher is desired. Topics to be refreshed are those included under the 24-hour course.

*Written testing is required to gain proof of Refresher. Refresher expires 12 months after issue.

MSA - Confined Space Awareness trainingSafety

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

MSA’s 1-Day Confined Space Awareness training course is designed for those individuals who are responsible for managing and overseeing employees working in confined space entry activities.

Safe 4 culture changer programcultureSafety

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Many companies are OSHA compliant and have dedicated resources to the safety of their employees but still have a poor performance when it comes to accidents and injuries. They want to improve and eliminate accidents but they don’t know what to do or how to do it. The Safe 4 Program is an organized, planned, and proven method of improving company’s safety cultures that is built on the foundation of the positive message of being “Safe 4 the Right Reasons”. The “Safe 4” message unleashes the personal emotion and connection required that makes employees want to be safe. When enough employees accept and adopt this message, the emotion turns into passion for their safety and the safety of others.

Industrial HygieneSafety

Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm

The course introduces industrial hygiene principles of recognition, evaluation and control of hazards in the work environment. Topics covered include history of industrial hygiene, exposure guidelines for chemical, biological and physical hazards, and the methods to monitor and measure these stressors. Emphasis is placed on planning strategies to identify hazards, environmental monitoring techniques, employee exposure evaluation, and application of control measures.

Safety for the New Safety ManagerSafety

Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Are you NEW to the safety management game? Wondering what your company is required to do and how to get there? We will review what you & your company is responsible for regarding employee safety, how to achieve compliance. We will also cover “What do I do if OSHA shows up at my door?”, Citations and Penalties, Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Record Keeping Basics, the OSHA 300 log, how to perform a JSA (Job Safety Analysis), and creating a safety manual. We will also take you through a workplace safety "walkthrough & assessment" and help you identify employee safety training requirements. This "roll up your sleeves" forum allows you to ask questions and get answers on your specific needs!

Train to Win - Active shooterSafetyhot topics

Monday 8:00am - 10:00am

Take any inside look at the Active Killer epidemic that is sweeping America. Explore why some take an aggressive stance on gun protection vs. gun restriction. Defensor Inc. owner and retired combat veteran Dave DiTullio talks about his unexpected stance and discusses a variety of related topics such as home, family, and corporate security. See why radio stations, newspapers, and news broadcasts continuously seek his advice. Believe me, this is one talk you don't want to miss.

Take Home ToxinsSafety

Monday 8:00am - 10:00am

Take Home Toxins: A Risk Worth Understanding and Preventing: The purpose of this lecture will be to educate participants on the sources and risks of take-home-toxins, as well as measures that can be taken to prevent their occurrence.

Applying Digital Technology to EHS Inspections and Asset Management (90 minutes)SolutionsSafety

Monday 8:00am - 10:00am

The application of smart, connected digital technology to EHS management systems utilizing cloud based web and mobile applications focused inspections as well as records and asset management. The application will:

  • Digitize paper inspection
  • Create permanent digital records with access from anywhere
  • Manage inspection schedules and other routine events with email notifications
  • Document corrective actions when inspection issues are identified
  • Provide data analytics to realize greater value in the inspection records

The presentation will review the system, provide a demonstration and offer opportunity to try it out.

Company Security - Are You a Soft Target?SafetyHot Topics

Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm

How secure is your company from potential threats like…Disgruntled Employees, Terrorism, Corporate Espionage, and Criminal Activities? This session will address the components necessary to protect your employees, executives and assets from potential threats.

Human PerformanceLeadership

Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Humans by definition are fallible; studies show that the likelihood of a serious event being linked to human performance is 90 - 95% versus equipment failure 5 - 10%. Opportunities exist to significantly raise awareness in employees leading to behavior change. This program is designed to raise awareness to those behaviors that put our employees, operations and the public at risk. The presenter uses videos and personal stories to engage the audience in this interactive program.

Hearing Protection: An ounce of Prevention - A Best Practice Approach & Communicating in NoiseSolutionsSafety

Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Content will cover:

  • Additional information on the effect of noise on hearing.
  • Effects of hearing protectors on the audibility of speech & other sounds, tips for communicating.
  • Specialized Hearing Protection Devices to enhance face-to-face, wireless & 2-way radio communication.

How to prepare for and manage an OSHA InspectionSafety

Monday 10:00am - 12:00pm

This presentation will discuss those best practices necessary to prepare for and manage an OSHA inspection, including a discussion of your rights and responsibilities before, during, and after any inspection. It will provide practical and effective strategies to minimize your potential exposure, while at the same time promote a safe workplace.

It's About So Much More-No Conservation Without CommunicationSafety

Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

(From start to finish) your Hearing Conservation Program, Fitness for duty concerns, communication demands, and/or worker compensation It is about so much more.

During this session Dr. Nelson will be providing information for the beginner and experts in safety related to their efforts for hearing and noise in the workplace for their company or their clients. Be it Police Department, Manufacturing, Occupational Health Clinic, Insurance company, Safety Consulting firm, Physician, Distributor… this workshop will answer the attendees concerns in such a way that they can leave with confidence with real workplace applications. The good news is that it is far from as hard or costly (in money, time, effort, etc.) as this may sound. Stop the insanity (doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome) let this session create the framework for you to address these concerns.

Transformational LeadershipLeadership

Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

“Transformational Leadership” is a highly interactive program designed to identify and eliminate potential blind spots to those behaviors that could be sabotaging performance, and creating dysfunctional cultures impacting safety, quality, productivity and customer relations. The speaker utilizes relatable videos and personal stories to drive home key elements, which will positively impact attendees and performance.

How to build a Performance Based Safety ProgramSafety

Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The 1 hour presentation will be a brief review of the 13 Elements and how each fits into the Safety Program.

The 3-4 hour event will be a presentation that will be an "interactive presentation" with more detail and a chance for participants to share ideas, ask questions, and exchange ideas about the 13 elements that have worked and not worked.

FP Authorized Person Training & Certificate / Dropped Object AwarenessSafety

Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

This course offers an awareness of the issues involved with fall protection. A focus on the best practices in fall protection and the need to protect workers at height highlights this informative training course. Participants are introduced to the legislation governing fall protection as well as the components of a fall protection system including body support, anchorages, connectors and rescue.

Lean Solutions for Process ExcellenceLeadershipSafetyHot Topics

Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

This session will demonstrate the benefits of Lean principles to be used not only in manufacturing but also service and health cares industries. Lean is not a tactic or a cost reduction program, but a philosophy based on thinking and acting. These principles result in increased productivity, reduced throughput time, reduced scrap, controlled inventory levels, and increased customer service. Leading with Lean provides companies with a competitive edge. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate and observe a “Lego®” Simulation emphasizing how lean principles may be used in a manufacturing process such one-piece flow vs. batch production, kanban systems, point of use material, pull system and visual management.

Respiratory Programs Overview and ComplianceSafety

Monday 3:00pm - 5:00pm

An overview of the key components associated with establishing an effective respiratory protection program from program development through program management.

Focus on Safety to Improve Business PerformanceSolutionsSafety

Monday 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn how you can improve your facilities compliance and productivity in 8 key areas. Key Areas include: Cost Performance, Injury Prevention, Standardization, SKU Reduction, Controls, Training, Productivity/Waste Reduction, and Chemical. Learn how your customized facility report will count towards your OSHA JSA for hand protection. Personalized risk management solutions for industrial and chemical environments. Ansell Guardian Service is available to you as added value of doing business with Ansell and DiVal.


Tuesday & Wednesday, June 12-13th

DO YOU BELIEVE IN SAFETY?Culture

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Brandon made his transition to safety education after a work-related electrical explosion. Fortunate to survive and recover, Brandon could not help but see his experience as a teachable moment for others – an opportunity to help employers, workers, and their families avoid a tragic accident like his.

Take Home ToxinsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Take Home Toxins: A Risk Worth Understanding and Preventing: The purpose of this lecture will be to educate participants on the sources and risks of take-home-toxins, as well as measures that can be taken to prevent their occurrence.

Hearing Protection: An ounce of Prevention - A Best Practice Approach & Communicating in NoiseSolutionsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Content will cover:

  • Additional information on the effect of noise on hearing.
  • Effects of hearing protectors on the audibility of speech & other sounds, tips for communicating.
  • Specialized Hearing Protection Devices to enhance face-to-face, wireless & 2-way radio communication.

Active shooterSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Take any inside look at the Active Killer epidemic that is sweeping America. Explore why some take an aggressive stance on gun protection vs. gun restriction. Defensor Inc, owner and retired combat veteran Dave DiTullio talks about his unexpected stance and discusses a variety of related topics such as home, family, and corporate security. See why radio stations, newspapers, and news broadcasts continuously seek his advice. Believe me, this is one talk you don't want to miss.

Silica - Construction and BeyondSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Did you know that OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Standard applies to ALL OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES in Construction Work that exposes workers to Respirable Silica? OSHA’s new Silica rule took effect on September 23, 2017 for Construction, and will take effect for General Industry and Maritime on June 23, 2018. Find out if this applies to you and what you must do to comply.

Focus on Safety to Improve Business PerformanceSolutionsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Learn how you can improve your facilities compliance and productivity in 8 key areas. Key Areas include: Cost Performance, Injury Prevention, Standardization, SKU Reduction, Controls, Training, Productivity/Waste Reduction, and Chemical. Learn how your customized facility report will count towards your OSHA JSA for hand protection. Personalized risk management solutions for industrial and chemical environments. Ansell Guardian Service is available to you as added value of doing business with Ansell and DiVal.

Tick Safety-Protect Yourself On the Job and OffSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

Ticks and tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease have been on the rise. Do you know how to protect yourself, your family or your workers from ticks? In this session you will learn how National Fuel Gas Company protects their employees who work in some of the most tick-infested areas in our region. By using readily-available products and following prudent techniques, you can enjoy outdoor activities without the fear of ticks or tick-borne illnesses.

Strategies for Avoiding Construction’s Fatal Four HazardsSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00am

This presentation will focus on identifying those risks associated with (1) falls; (2) caught-in/between; (3) struck-by; and (4) electrocution hazards and provide “best practice” strategies for eliminating and/or mitigating the risks and ensuring worker compliance with those worksite practices designed to keep them safe.

It's Your ShipKeynoteLeadershipHot Topics

Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am

When Mike Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, the ships performance ranked at rock-bottom. Worse- the crew didn’t feel safe should they be called into action. His innovative approach broke from the traditional command-and-control leadership style and sought to see the ship from the eyes of his crew-creating a guiding set of principles he calls Grassroots Leadership.

Opioid Misuese, a Growing EpidemicKeynoteHot Topics

Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00am

Our nation is facing a striking opioid epidemic unlike we have ever seen. More than 22,000 people were lost to opioid overdose deaths in 2015. Unintentional injury is the 4th leading cause of death with opioids. National Safety Council is calling on the American public to help stop these everyday killers. The Stop Every Killers movement is a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone.

TERRY'S TREASURE CHESTCulture

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Terry will share a passionate story to illustrate the importance of safe behaviors at home and in the workplace. He will challenge and engage you with a mixture of humor, wisdom and personal experiences to keep your interest. You are encouraged to look into your personal "Treasure Chest" for the reasons to work and play safely. Everyone has a "Treasure Chest" for the things they value in life. Our daily choices in life will affect these treasures. You are asked to make safety personal and make the right choices so you're not robbed of life's treasures. Making choices in life should not be founded on luck, but for the love you have of your treasures. He'll use a family tragedy to drive home the importance of making right choices vs. relying on games of chance.

Aviation Safety, MISSION CRITICALSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Aviation safety lessons learned within a flight program. The session concentrates on the importance of a strong safety reporting culture to mitigate significant events and the importance of a well-organized (Leadership Supported) Safety Management System (SMS) within an organization. Adam Duszak has Extensive experience as an Aviation Safety Officer and Aviation Program Manager with comprehensive supervisory experience. He has flown over 2000 hours in Combat (6 deployments) and has earned awards including a bronze star and 4 air medals while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He created, developed, implemented and managed innovative and effective Aviation Safety and Aviation Maintenance Programs throughout the industry.

Safety Leadership: Are Your Leaders Walking the Talk?LeadershipSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

If you think your company’s safety culture is stagnant or is slow to change, your company’s leaders unintentionally could be holding the culture back. We send messages to others every day about our safety beliefs based on our words and our actions – or lack of same. In order to build a world class safety culture, people in formal leadership roles must walk the talk. They must be in tune with how they feel about safety and ensure that they are facilitating an environment that makes safety a core value. In this presentation we’ll discuss:

  • Safety as a core value vs. a priority
  • What is safety ethic and why understanding it can help match internal beliefs with external words and actions
  • How leaders can get the feedback from others as to whether they are truly walking the talk

You’ll learn about a tool that we use at EnPro Industries called a Safety360, where individuals can get anonymous, candid feedback on their safety leadership and safety ethic. The session will be interactive, with audience participation in a couple of survey questions using Poll Now.

EnPro Industries has been recognized three times as one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today. People continually ask us how we have achieved safety excellence and how they can apply our practices within their businesses. Come learn about one of our tools.

The Importance of an Ergonomics ProgramSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

This presentation will address the following:

  • How important is an ergonomics program?
  • What can it do for you?
  • How do you justify the bottom line cost?
  • Are you doing enough?
  • How effective is your current program?
  • Ergonomics, fact or fiction?

Bees, Bears, Bugs and Bats - Off the Job EncountersSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

A bat in the house? A bee at your picnic? Do bears really run if you yell? Do rabies shots really have a 6” long needle? Learn what it takes to tackle the outdoors against the creepy crawlies.  Digest some myths and legends around some of the crazy antidotes for bites and stings! All of this and more interesting facts, myths and cures for the camper, golfer and outdoor enthusiasts!

How to prepare for and manage an OSHA InspectionSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

This presentation will discuss those best practices necessary to prepare for and manage an OSHA inspection, including a discussion of your rights and responsibilities before, during, and after any inspection. It will provide practical and effective strategies to minimize your potential exposure, while at the same time promote a safe workplace.

Hearing in the Workplace - Top 10 QuestionsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

1. “Can I or should I wear my hearing aid at work”? 2. “What if I work in the office, but go in a noisy hazard area, should I be concerned”? 3. “What ear protection is the most affective for, fork trucks, hazmat, construction,……………”? 4. “What if ear protection is being worn, but the person keeps losing hearing, what should I do”? 5. “If a person has profound hearing loss (deaf) do they have to wear ear protection and be tested”?

Fall Protection Solutions for Difficult ApplicationsSolutionsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Working at height in many cases requires developing solutions beyond the scope of off the shelf anchorage solutions. MSA will provide an overview how to address the process of developing safe solutions that keep workers safe and allow them to do the work that needs to be done.

Addiction and the American FamilyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Addiction affects 4 out of 5 families in America. Between addiction and suicide we lose 114,000 people in this country every year (CDC.) The subject that we are all afraid to discuss is addiction. It is a brain disease that needs to be discussed openly in this country.

Human PerformanceLeadership

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Humans by definition are fallible; studies show that the likelihood of a serious event being linked to human performance is 90 - 95% versus equipment failure 5 - 10%. Opportunities exist to significantly raise awareness in employees leading to behavior change. This program is designed to raise awareness to those behaviors that put our employees, operations and the public at risk. The presenter uses videos and personal stories to engage the audience in this interactive program.

How to build a Performance Based Safety ProgramSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The 1 hour presentation will be a brief review of the 13 Elements and how each fits into the Safety Program.

The 3-4 hour event will be a presentation that will be an "interactive presentation" with more detail and a chance for participants to share ideas, ask questions, and exchange ideas about the 13 elements that have worked and not worked.

Connecting Safety - Inspections & Asset Management Systems - 3M TruckSolutionsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The application of smart, connected digital technology to EHS management systems utilizing cloud based web and mobile applications focused inspections as well as records and asset management.

Key Components to a Highly Functional TeamCultureLeadership

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Organizational Excellence – It begins with you developing your team mate’s strengths to create a culture where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Mark will pull from his Professional Football, NASCAR and Education experiences to demonstrate and share examples and essentials for achieving Organizational Excellence.

Working and Walking SurfacesSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements. This session will review what it all means and what is required to comply.

Emergency Showers & Eyewash: The Hidden Risk in Emergency ResponseSolutionsSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This is an opportunity to improve awareness of the potential for serious injury that exists in industrial facilities due to the lack of “readiness” of emergency showers –and how to mitigate this risk and improve reliability in both the installed base, and for new equipment installations. Participants will have a clear understanding of the most current ANSI requirements for Emergency Showers & Eyewash equipment and gain new insights into the most common gaps in compliance based on real world research at over 600 sites throughout North America. Armed with this knowledge, along with a basic understanding of the recent advances in technology, attendees will have a better understanding how they can impact maintenance costs, safety, ANSI compliance, water consumption, and overall reliability of this type of equipment – but most importantly, ensure their people have access to proper first aid in the event of an emergency.

Heat Stress Prevention & Objects at Heights / Tool Tethering SolutionsSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

One session, twice as nice. Join Ergodyne’s Senior VP of Regional Sales Mike Bazal (QSSP/OSHA 30 Certified) as he takes you through two major hazards facing worksites today: heat stress and dropped objects. In each 25-minute mini-session, Mike will tackle causes, costs, and solutions to mitigate – including the latest and most effective products available for preventing heat-related illnesses and damage from dropped objects. It’s a tenacious twin-bill you won’t want to miss!

SAFE 4 THE RIGHT REASONSCultureSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Simply put, it is the necessary ingredient to motivate employees and drive safe behaviors. Safety programs that consist of rules, policies and procedures fall short. Employees must have a personal motivation to be safe. For over a decade Safe 4 the Right Reasons has been one of the most effective safety messages in the market. It gets your employees to reassess how they value their own safety and gives them perspective on how important their safety is to not just themselves but the ones that love them, as well. Your employees will value their safety on the job and off the job as well! Safe 4 the Right Reasons also serves as the perfect enabler to allow employees to watch out for one another in a positive and respectful way. This message is the foundation of positive safety culture and perfect complement to add octane to an existing safety or BBS program.

OSHA UpdateSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

This session will cover all OSHA GHS updates.

Marijuana, Opiates & Alcohol: Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Intoxication in the WorkplaceHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Analyze the practical/legal strategies to prevent drugs/alcohol from entering the workplace to avoid lowering productivity and/or causing injuries, and appropriate steps to take when accidents do occur.

Fire Extinguisher TrainingSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Is your company meeting OSHA’s employee training requirements for Fire Extinguisher Use? Come and review training and inspection requirements while experiencing elements of our Dynamic class which include “Hands-On” exercises with a Laser Fire Extinguisher Simulator.

5S Solutions for the Visual WorkplaceLeadershipSafetyHot Topics

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The 5S system is a key component of the lean manufacturing process, a proven approach to more efficient workspaces adopted by leading manufacturers worldwide. The 5S system refers to Sorting, Setting in Order, Shining, Standardizing, and Sustaining. These continual processes of organization implicitly lead to safer workplaces with enhanced production capabilities. Each of the 5S processes necessitate strong visual communication strategies to achieve the best results.

Noise Induced Hearing LossSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Go through the basics of noise and acoustics, how we hear – a look at anatomy, choosing the correct hearing protection device, fitting hearing protection devices properly, hearing protection for the hearing impaired, and a discussion of the latest trends in hearing including fit testing systems.

Respiratory Programs Overview and ComplianceSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00pm - 4:00pm

An overview of the key components associated with establishing an effective respiratory protection program from program development through program management.

Construction Hazards - show floorSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday TBD

Construction Hazards: Information and Solutions to Protection Your Workers

The Hazards of Metal Working - show floorSafety

Tuesday & Wednesday TBD

Metalworking Hazards: Information and Solutions to Protection Your Workers