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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.


Monday, June 3rd

First Aid CPR (15 person maximum)

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm in Room 5

This National Safety Council (NSC) certification class will provide the student with valuable lifesaving techniques including how to identify emergency situations, access emergency services, protect 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 Refresher (20 person maximum)

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm in Room 4

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.

Confined Space Awareness training (30 person maximum)

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm in Room 9

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.

Supervisor Safety Leadership Training

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm in Room 1

As leaders, we are constantly sending clear direction to our employees and colleagues. People observe what we do, what we say and tend to act accordingly based on what they perceive to be our communicated values and priorities. If we spend time talking about safety, actively improving conditions in the workplace that could lead to injury, having coaching conversations with our direct reports and colleagues throughout the business, we can create a culture that holds safety as a core value of the business. Through that core value we begin to knock down the walls that can negatively affect a safety program and we can alter the perception that a discussion regarding unsafe acts or conditions is an attack or insult, and instead create an atmosphere of caring, sharing and learning.

Behavioral Analysis -"See threats before they happen"

Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm in Room 2

Behavioral Analysis is a proven scientific methodology to using indicators to anomalous deviations in behavior due to the fear of discovery. Whether a person is trying to avoid doing something safely at work or they have intent to cause workplace violence this technique used by Homeland Security in our critical infrastructure puts you into a position that prevents rather than reacts.

You’re a New Safety Manager

Monday 8:00am - 12:00pm in Room 6

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 and 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!

Addressing the OSHA “low hanging fruit” in manufacturing – and what to do about it

Monday 8:00am - 10:00am in Room 7

By attending this presentation, you will gain an understanding of the “OSHA low hanging fruit” (that is, workplace safety violations) that often provide OSHA with reason to cite manufacturers. Issues discussed will include machine guarding, lockout/tagout, hazard communication, PPE, noise exposure, and more. This presentation is designed to cover multiple potential violations – and what any employer can and should do about it.

Workplace Ergonomics

Monday 8:00am - 10:00am in Room 10

The Biomechanics of Soft Tissue Injury prevention". In this presentation, the principles of protective biomechanics for MMH (manual materials handling) are broken down into a few simple and adaptable concepts that apply at the work site. Significant focus is delivered to the low back (core) and upper limbs. Protective walking and stances are reviewed along with exercise programming. Concepts are tied to the understanding of human anatomy (structure), physiology (function) and pathology (common injuries and conditions).

Safe 4 Culture Changer Program

Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm in Room 3

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 Culture Program is an organized, planned, and proven method of improving company safety cultures that are built on the foundation of the positive message of being “Safe 4 the Right Reasons”. This program is easy to implement, Sustainable and delivers RESULTS in a reduction of incidents and related costs.

Fall Protection Authorized Person Training & Certificate/Dropped Object Awareness

Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm in Room 6

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. Upon successful completion of this course the student will receive a certificate acknowledging they have met or exceeded OSHA, ANSI and CSA requirements as an Authorized Person.

OSHA Regulations relating to fall protection:

  • Local governing regulations relating to fall protection
  • Traditional fall protection (e.g. handrails, guardrails, etc.)
  • Fall restraint systems
  • Fall arrest systems (including anchors, body support, connecting components and the importance of a rescue plan)
  • Dropped Object Training – ISO 17025 Accredited Lab
  • Training for Drop Prevention of Tools & Objects at Heights
  • Common Tools & Attachment Points & Associated Weigh Ratings

Lead to Win

Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm in Room 2

You are a leader that has been entrusted with leadership. This fast paced, entertaining, interactive, and action-item packed program discusses how to achieve desired performance by leading with a winning attitude while challenging you to maximize your potential by enhancing your leadership skills. During the program, proven leadership principles and strategies are discussed along with attitudes, behaviors, characteristics, and skills required for leadership. Specific topics that will be covered include the purpose, definition, and outcomes of effective leadership; your circle of control; C5 leadership; communication; relationships; generational differences; personalities and leadership styles; and coaching and feedback.

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 4-5th

The Why Behind What Motivates You - Cindy Miller

Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am in the Ballroom

What motivates employees or clients? Knowledge of an individual’s motivators can tell us WHY they do things the way they do. Some may hunger for recognition while others crave something more tangible. Some need a return on investment, while others seek power. Can you learn to discern what your employees and clients ultimately desire? You can. With the knowledge of values you can encourage employees and clients in a way which satisfies their inner drive. Imagine the benefits to the bottom line knowing what motivates an employee or client right from the start!

Human Performance

Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am in Room 1

Human Performance helps us understand why people do what they do the way they do it. With that understanding, we can anticipate situations in which we are likely to make errors and provide tools that give us time to make good decisions, focus our attention, and allow us to maintain positive control.

This course will introduce HP and explain how it can be successfully implemented. Throughout the course, you will learn practical application of HP principles and tools.

Accident Investigation Workshop

Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am in Room 2

Accident Investigations are incident-prevention tools and should be part of an occupational safety and health management program in your workplace. Such programs are a structured way to identify and control the hazards in a workplace so let’s look at the steps we should go through.

The 7 Elements of Hearing Protection & Conservation Program

Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am in Room 9

The presentation will focus on the following core components of a hearing conservation program; Measure – Control – Protect – Check – Train – Record – Evaluate; and will review the physical and emotional effects of hearing loss, proper use of hearing protection, and the importance of protecting your hearing on and off the job.

Do you Believe in Safety?

Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in the Ballroom

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.

Understanding the OSHA record keeping regulations – what you must do, and what you should do!

Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Room 2

This presentation will include a “deep dive” into the OSHA recordkeeping regulations, including an analysis of the different criteria impacting whether or not to record an injury or illness on an OSHA 300 log. Always a hit, this presentation is interactive – it will run through various scenarios and the audience will be asked: “record or not record?”

Implementing Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Programs at Work PART 1 - the Mechanics

Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Room 3

The nature and styles of programming options will be discussed that can be applied to the larger corporation or the smaller company.

Hazards of Metal Working – 3M Technical Service Scott Shinn CIH

Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Room 10

This session will discuss some of the hazards found in the metalworking industry, focusing primarily on welding and metal finishing exposures including weld fume, hexavalent chromium and manganese exposure, as well as risk of eye injuries and noise exposure.

Safety Leadership: Are Your Leaders Walking the Talk?

Tuesday 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Room 1

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

Addressing the OSHA “low hanging fruit” in manufacturing – and what to do about it

Tuesday 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Room 2

By attending this presentation, you will gain an understanding of the “OSHA low hanging fruit” (that is, workplace safety violations) that often provide OSHA with reason to cite manufacturers. Issues discussed will include machine guarding, lockout/tagout, hazard communication, PPE, noise exposure, and more. This presentation is designed to cover multiple potential violations – and what any employer can and should do about it.

Safety Culture Case study

Tuesday 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Room 3

State government agencies often fall through the cracks when it comes to strong employee safety programs. Hear the story of how the TN Department of Transportation partnered with DiVal Safety to jumpstart the development of their safety program and how they successfully established a foundation for building a strong safety culture that has delivered tremendous first year results.

Office Safety

Tuesday 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Room 6

Your everyday office might not seem dangerous at all compared to other of worksites or facilities, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 76,000 office workers in the United States receive disabling injuries each year. These include falls, electric shock, musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and more. To keep your workplace safe for all employees and to avoid the costs associated with injuries and illnesses, you will not want to miss the opportunity to train your employees on basic office safety.

Heat Stress

Tuesday 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Room 9

Prepare for the Heat! Join Ergodyne’s Senior VP of Regional Sales Mike Bazal (QSSP/OSHA 30 Certified) and Keith LeFeat, Sector Specialist of Sqwincher as they take you through a discussion of the Causes, Risk Factors, and Complications of Heat Stress and Dehydration for today’s workers. Mike and Keith will discuss a few of the resources available to help you increase worker’s Heat Stress awareness as well as best practices for preventing dehydration.

Safe 4 the Right Reasons

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm in the Ballroom

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. Getting employees to value their own safety and watch out for each other is key deliverable in this message. Safe 4 the Right Reasons is the foundation of positive safety culture and perfect complement to add octane to an existing safety or BBS program.

Social Engineering - "threats to safety and Security"

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Room 1

Social Engineering has been responsible for countless deaths both in the workplace and the social environments we find ourselves in. During this discussion we will take a closer look into real world examples to include an "insider threat". Dave was responsible for assisting in her ultimate arrest. Social engineering uses social norms, relationships, and professional backgrounds to get what they want. Falling victim to this will prevent you from doing what you know you should and that could be fatal.

Implementing Soft Tissue Injury Prevention Programs at Work Part 2 - A continuation and deeper dive in the details

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Room 3

The nature and styles of programming options will be discussed that can be applied to the larger corporation or the smaller company.

Respiratory Program and Compliance

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Room 6

When respiratory protection in the workplace is required, a written respiratory protection program must be established. This presentation will highlight program requirements and provide some insights and guidance in developing and managing an effective respiratory protection program.

Tick Safety, Protect yourself on and off the job!

Tuesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm in Room 9

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.

Improving your Safety Culture is not as tough as you think!

Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am in Room 1

Especially if you know what to do and how to do it!

Employers want their employees to be safe. They Are OSHA compliant and have dedicated significant resources to employee safety but results still fall short.

The “Safe 4 Culture Changer Program” delivers the necessary practices for an effective safety culture, driving your safety performance and continuous improvement by creating a sustainable guide that becomes the cornerstone of your safety program.

This session will cover several key components necessary for positive culture change. It also identifies the most common mistakes that many companies make resulting in shortfalls, lackluster results and the same old “flavor of the day” mentality from their employees. Attendees will walk away with fresh ideas, new approaches and real world tools to improve their safety culture and implement them immediately.

Walking and working surfaces

Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am in Room 2

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.

Effective Fall Protection Training

Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am in Room 3

Falling continues to be the # 1 cause of death in the construction trade. Many companies are in compliance with fall protection standards but their employees continue to get injured. “Effective Training” consists of more than complying with the CFR, it requires an connection with the employees to drive safe behaviors. This presentation consists of interactive demonstrations, personal and emotional connections with employees and off the job applications, making truly effective.


Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am in Room 6

“Progressive companies understand that a Visual Workplace provides the backdrop necessary to achieve their goals. In this session we will present resources that can be utilized to: stay organized, increase productivity, track process excellence, promote safe behaviors, communicate best practices and engage your workforce.”

Presented by Rob Walowitz – DiVal Safety Senior Facility Safety Specialist

Lone Worker

Wednesday 8:30am - 9:30am in Room 9

A Lone Worker (LW) is an employee who performs an activity that is carried out in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision. Included are those who work outside normal business hours or traditional facilities, plant maintenance and more. When an injury or a health related illness occurs, a delay in emergency response or medical assistance can be devastating. Employers have a duty to assess risks to lone workers and take steps to avoid or control risks. This session focuses on current OSHA 29 CFR 1926.800 and offers a “Common Sense” approach to keep your employee safe.

Safe 4 the Right Reasons – The OFFICE EDITION

Wednesday 9:45am - 10:45am in the Ballroom

Traditionally companies have focused their safety efforts on production, manufacturing and construction. What about the rest of your employees? Don’t they deserve to be included in the safety message? Safety isn’t reserved for the people that “get their hands dirty”. In fact the office, parking lot and stairs are often the setting of occupational incidents. Now you have a safety message that addresses many of the potential hazards in the office setting and more importantly motivates your employees to adopt safe habits.

For over a decade Safe 4 the Right Reasons has been one of the most effective safety messages in the market. It gets 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.

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 session has universal appeal. It incorporates humor, common sense and plenty of audience participation.

Safety Action Teams

Wednesday 9:45am - 10:45am in Room 1

The course will focus on safety leadership and the skills necessary to lead your organization through the development of the Safety Action Teams. We will also focus on how to design the team structure and then facilitate the teams through their initial development.

Long-term sustainability of these systems is always a challenge so we will also spend some time discussing the intrinsic, extrinsic and community motivators that can be utilized to strengthen your teams. Incentives have typically been used to motivate employees to participate in a program, but in this session we will focus on the individual and their personal safety ethic.


Wednesday 9:45am - 10:45am in Room 2

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.

Managing an OSHA inspection – How to Assert Your Rights in the Field

Wednesday 9:45am - 10:45am in Room 3

This presentation will discuss strategies for managing an OSHA inspection. It will also raise real-life scenarios and best practices for responding. You don’t just need to know your rights, you need to know your rights well and this presentation is designed to discuss those important topics. It will walk you through all phases of an inspection and provide those subtle practice pointers that often can make a big difference.

Bees, Bears, Bats and Bugs

Wednesday 9:45am - 10:45am in Room 9

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!