Blue Mountain Occupational Safety & Health Conference (2016)

Pendleton, Oregon
Monday, June 06, 2016
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Monday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; continued Tuesday
OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry
OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry (must attend both days for completion card)
*Starts Monday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. and continued on Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This course is intended to provide front line employees, leads, and supervisors with general awareness to recognize and prevent hazards on a general industry site. This training covers a variety of safety and health hazards workers may encounter at a general industry site.

 Mandatory topics: (7 hours)
• Introduction to OSHA
• Walking and working surfaces
• Exit routes, emergency action plans, and fire prevention plan
• Personal protective equipment
• Electrical
• Hazard communication

Electives and optional topics: (3 hours)
• Hazardous materials
• Machine guarding
• Bloodborne Pathogens
• Safety committees
• Safety and Health Programs

Luke Betts, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF Corporation, The Dalles

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Forklift Round-Up  

Monday, 12:30-4 p.m.  

Leadership for Superior Results  (details)
Leadership for Superior Results

What does it take to be an effective leader? What can you do to help lead your company’s safety efforts in the right direction? This workshop covers some of the skills, concepts, actions and elements necessary for leaders to understand and incorporate in order to achieve superior results in workplace health and safety. Members of the Oregon SHARP Alliance share their viewpoints and experiences validating their successful approaches to safety leadership.

Mike Garrett, CUSP, SGE, Regional Safety Coordinator, Portland General Electric, Boardman
Mark Hurliman, VPP/SHARP Program Coordinator, Oregon OSHA, Medford
Steve Spurlock, LSP, CRIS, Corporate Safety Manager, General Sheet Metal Works, Clackamas

Fall Protection Industrial Rescue Demonstration  (details)
Fall Protection Industrial Rescue Demonstration

In this session, topics covered are:
• Discussion and demonstrations on industrial rescue
• ANSI and OSHA standards on rescue
• Hierarchy of rescue and importance of a rescue plan
• Rescue demonstrations for over the edge, top down, self-rescue, and reaching a fallen worker using several different rescue devices

Dustin Schneider, Regional Manager, 3M, Vancouver, Washington
Rick Maurice, Senior Regional Sales Manager, 3M, Vancouver, Washington

Unlocking Discretionary Effort: Engagement for Total Worker Health  (details)
Unlocking Discretionary Effort: Engagement for Total Worker Health®

What are the triggers that prompt an employee to move beyond just completing a task to putting his or her heart and soul into it? What motivates an employee to actually invest in the task at hand? How can employers create an environment that supports employees to fully engage in doing their very best? And how does engagement fit into the Total Worker Health picture? This session provides insight into these questions with practical strategies to apply in the workplace and includes a special segment on resources.

Deb Fell-Carlson, RN, MSPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Policyholder Safety and Wellness Adviser, SAIF Corporation, Salem

You've Found the Hazards, Now What Do You Do?  (details)
Workplace Violence Prevention and Street Smarts

Part 1 – Workplace Violence: What You Need to Know
This program provides detailed information about why workplace violence occurs, how it can best be avoided, and best practices for reacting in the event an incident occurs. Attendees at this session are exposed to information derived from actual workplace violence incidents and situations. Included are details on the latest techniques and countermeasures needed to successfully manage real life workplace violence incidents.
Part 2 – Street Smarts: Techniques and Countermeasures for Personal Safety
The “Street Smarts” program is designed to level the playing field between criminals and potential victims. This program addresses “real world” personal safety risks and countermeasures of living in the U.S. in 2014 and beyond. The session focus is on real life examples to convey best practices to avoid being victimized by street crime, security and emergency situations, as well as case studies and practical demonstrations.

John Posey, CPP, PSP
Corporate Security Services Inc., Vancouver, Washington

Tuesday, 8-10 a.m.  

Welcome and Keynote: Safety 24/7  (details)
Welcome and Keynote: Safety 24/7

This keynote presentation provides the message and framework to allow companies to reduce incident rates by focusing on changing beliefs, which can create significant change in behaviors. Objectives include:
• Clarifying the components of a strong culture of Safety 24/7, emphasizing policies and equipment alone cannot create a culture of safety. Safety must be a personal issue as well as an organizational one.
• Identifying responsibilities and actions of leaders in reinforcing the organization’s ongoing commitment to operating safely.

The Safety 24/7 principles are brought to life through engagement with the audience. The message is clear…reducing incidents requires we consciously choose to do the right thing.

Greg Anderson, President, Safety 24/7, Spring, Texas

10:30 a.m.-noon  

An Incident Free Workplace...? Yes, It's Possible  (details)
An Incident Free Workplace…? Yes, It’s Possible

While industries have their differences, they share one thing in common…workplace hazards. Each day is different than the previous one and changing conditions are simply a fact of life. With that comes each worker’s expectation, along with family, friends, coworkers, and employer, to return home safe at the end of the day. While no one comes to work with the intent to get hurt, we have a tendency to put ourselves at risk daily, knowingly or unknowingly. The challenge is to understand and deal with that tension – to address new hazards as they surface in a dynamic workplace and respond appropriately. Examining our relationship to safety and our coworkers’ is the start to making safety a value, personal and relevant, and important to you. To seek self driving motivation and making it a choice beyond simple compliance, is a journey.

Al Arguedas, Safety Professional, Fortis Construction, McMinnville

Safety & Health Hazards of Welding  (details)

Safety and Health Hazards of Welding

Participants gain insights into the primary welding processes and safety hazards associated with welding with specific focus on health hazards including exposure to vapors from coatings and fumes. Particular emphasis is placed on hexavalent chromium fumes as a by-product of welding on stainless steels and the use of effective ventilation to control exposures.

Anthony Barsotti, CSP, ARM, Director of Safety and Quality Assurance, TCM, Portland

Safe Forklift Operations: Managing a Successful Program  (details)
Safe Forklift Operations: Managing a Successful Program

This interactive session highlights the most important aspects of forklift training and operation as well as how to create and maintain a successful safety program.

Craig Hamelund, Education Specialist, Oregon OSHA, Tigard
Rob Vetter, Director of Training, IVES Training Group, Blaine, Washington

Controlling Hazardous Energy: The Other Hazards  (details)
Controlling Hazardous Energy: The Other Hazards

Energy surrounds us as we work and is critical in every place of business. Energy that is unexpected may be hazardous. Hazardous energy may be obvious; but, often it is not. In this session, attendees gain an understanding of some of the other hazards that may also need to be controlled while workers service or maintain equipment that could start or move unexpectedly. The other hazards, such as hydraulics, pneumatics, or kinetics (gravity) as examples are discussed. The team shares examples of policies and procedures that have been successful. Additionally, various devices that provide the necessary protection for controlling hazardous energy are covered.

Rick Blackmarr, Safety Manager, ConAgra Lamb Weston, Hermiston
Ray Illingsworth, Safety Coordinator, Marvin Wood Products, Baker City
George Vorhauer, Occupational Safety Consultant, Oregon OSHA, Pendleton

1-2:30 p.m.  

Behavioral-Based Safety: A Fancy Way of Saying "Observations"
Behavioral-Based Safety: A Fancy Way of Saying “Observations”

This panel discussion with Apollo, Suterra, and PGE representatives on the “Good, Bad, and Ugly” of an observation safety process discusses implementation, positives and negatives of the process, how to use the data collected, employee engagement, and how to keep the process moving forward and lessons learned. At the end of the discussion, there is time for questions and answers, as well as, examples of observation forms and reports that these companies are currently using at their facilities.

Mike Garrett, Safety Coordinator, Portland General Electric, Boardman
Mike Ellis, Corporate Safety Manager, Apollo Companies
Rich Gibson, EHS Manager, Suterra LLC, Bend

Respiratory Protection
Respiratory Protection

This program discusses basic principles of respiratory protection, including both engineered and personal protective type of measures. Attendees use these principles to determine how best to incorporate them into different work environments. In order for this session to be collaborative, participants should bring examples of work environments for group analysis. Also, various types of PPE are displayed and discussed as to effectiveness in the example application.

Marisha Hamm, BSE, MS, Safety Professional, TCM, Kennewick, Washington

Machine Guarding: Rules, Standards, and Manufacturers  (details)
Machine Guarding: Rules, Standards, and Manufacturers

This program provides:
• Brief overview of the OSHA requirements for machine guarding
• When and how “modifying” the equipment is allowed/accomplished by the end user
• Concerns organizations should have when contractors are working within your operations/facilities
• Best practices to not just comply with OSHA but to protect contractors and others when working or visiting your facility from incident

Brian Clarke, CSP, Managing Partner, G.E.W. LLC Solutions in Safety, Battle Ground, Washington

Effective Safety Leadership  (details)
Effective Safety Leadership

This program begins with an overview of the causes of accidents – with an emphasis on avoiding risk taking. The remainder of the program stresses the importance of key safety leadership principles:
• Hire the best people you can
• Make sure it is safe
• Teach necessary job skills
• Monitor and coach
• Provide for accountability
• Lead by example

Each principle is highlighted with numerous examples, photos, and practical steps to bring these elements into your business. Hands on demonstrations are also utilized to emphasize key points.

Timothy McDonald, CSP, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF Corporation, Salem

3-4:30 p.m.  

Path to SHARP  (details)
Path to SHARP

What is the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program and what can it do for your company and your employees? This session provides an overview of the program and the expectations of a SHARP worksite. Attendees hear from a local SHARP participant who shares their company’s path to SHARP, including some of the trials and tribulations they had to overcome in order to achieve SHARP certification.

Mark Hurliman, CSHM, VPP/SHARP Program Coordinator, Oregon OSHA, Medford
Cindy Burright, Safety and Training Administrator, Boardman Foods, Inc., Boardman


Introduction to NFPA 70E 2015  (details)
Introduction to NFPA 70E 2015

This session is an introduction to NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace. The requirements of NFPA 70E 2015, why is it so important to workers safety, what is it about, and how is it enforced are covered including some of the options to manage these hazards.

Joel Salter, Electronic Systems Engineer, Boise Cascade, La Grande

Designing Your Workplace for Wellness Wins  (details)
Designing Your Workplace for Wellness Wins

Whether you’re just starting a wellness program or want to take your existing program to the next level, you can create long-lasting positive change for your employees and for the bottom-line. Come to this session to learn about free tools and resources that can help you transform your worksite into a place that inspires your employees to live longer, healthier lives.

Blue Zones Project Oregon is a statewide well-being improvement initiative dedicated to making healthy choices easier for Oregonians. Thanks to Cambia Health Foundation, the nationally-proven, evidence-based Blue Zones Project tools and resources are available to all Oregonians at no cost. In this session, learn about the Blue Zones Project approach to individual and community wellness and develop an action plan tailored to your organization and focused on creating a lasting culture of well-being. Join us to see how making small but sustainable environmental changes can have powerful benefits today and in the future.

Alison Hopcroft, State Organizations Leads, Blue Zones Project Oregon, Portland

Supervisors as Safety Leaders  (details)

Supervisors as Safety Leaders

At many companies supervisors are promoted because it was “their turn” or because they were a “great worker”. It is known that a key ingredient to injury prevention success at any company is the leadership qualities of their managers and supervisors. Even with this understanding, many companies don’t have a formal process for training their managers and supervisors. This hands-on training provides tools and resources to help supervisors and managers be successful. The session also discusses the importance of communication, understanding what employees want, and how to set safety expectations and accountability.

Scott Brown, ARM, Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAIF Corporation, Bend


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Payment Instructions

  • Registration fees to attend:
    OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry (Mon & Tues): $130
    Workshops (Mon): $35 each
    Conference (Tues): $70 each
    Forklift Round-Up (Mon): $50 each

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    Blue Mountain Conference
    PO Box 5640
    Salem, OR 97304-0640

    Send fax to: 503-947-7019

    Questions? Call 503-947-7411
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