Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10:15 am

Passed Out Granny (Basic) Jon Kujat, Manager, Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety, Central Michigan University.

Teach your trainers how to “keep them awake” even when the subject matter is dull, dry, uninteresting, boring and just plain not what your employees want to spend their time learning.

This 1-hour presentation will be taught by a seasoned training professional.  Jon Kujat, a presenter who has logged hundreds of hours teaching such wildly interesting topics as asbestos awareness and lock out/tag out.

As the Manager, Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety/Emergency Management at Central Michigan University, Jon trains employees and faculty almost daily on life-saving topics.  While the information he presents is vitally important to the health and safety of his audiences (with many presentations even mandated by the government), the topics he speaks on are NOT generally topics employees and faculty are clamoring to hear.

To make his information memorable, over the last 20 years Jon has developed “tricks of the trade”, which he now shares throughout the country with trainers and those with emerging training responsibilities.

11:30 am

Behavioral Safety and Safety Culture – Similarities, Differences and Intersections (Intermediate) Christopher Goulart, Senior Consultant, AON.

Behavioral Safety is a well-established workplace safety methodology generally well understood and clearly defined.  Safety Culture remains a more nebulous concept often used to describe a wide range of attributes for organizational culture related to the expression of workplace safety.  Although the concepts of Behavioral Safety and Safety Culture are considered to have similar derivations their actual origins and modus operandi are different.  This session will discuss the fundamental aspects of both Behavioral Safety and Safety Culture.  The specifics for each methodology will be described from the results of published literature and from a discussion of the application in industry for each approach.  A comparison and contrast of the points of intersection will be explored to harmonize the use of both approaches.  Finally, the session will express combining an understanding of behavior and culture leads to Safety Excellence.

1:45 pm

The “Thinking” Behind Safety (Intermediate) Paul Bragenzer, MA, MBA, ATC, Acrisure.

Companies that create excellent safety results always move from an emphasis on compliance to one of safety culture.  Understanding how people typically “think” about safety and how to impact that thinking helps leaders plan to change a culture.

3:15 pm

Complacency = Catastrophe (Basic-Advanced) Keith Jenks, Owner/Speaker, Keiths Korner Safety.

On July 12, 2013, Keith Jenks was involved in a near death 480v electrical explosion.  He will share his story of how the role of complacency at work and at home can have tragic results.  At work and at home can have tragic results.  Keith’s brutal honesty about his attitude prior to the accident will be very moving.  During this presentation he holds nothing back from the reality of the accident.  Keith will draw a picture of a life of hard work and dedication to getting the job done.  It is with his faith, family and the support of many people he has returned to work despite having a permanent obstacle.  The presentation will contain graphic images of Keith while he was in the ICU that will not be appropriate for everyone.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am

Strategies for Preventing Fatal and Life Changing Injuries (Basic-Advanced) Greg Clone, Risk Management Executive and Melanie Nykamp, Senior Risk Management Consultant, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group.

Fatal and life changing injuries appear on the surface to occur on such a random basis and we cannot rely on past experiences to predict the future outcomes, or on our basic compliance approach to safety where they are concerned.  Therefore, we must take a pro-active approach by eliminating, controlling, or intervening in the sequence of events leading up to a potentially dangerous activity (usually referred to as precursor events) in order to have an impact in prevention.  There are basic strategies that can be integrated into any organization that focus on removing those opportunities for employees to make bad decisions, or changing the way we approach the situations in general that can have an impact on the outcome.

10:15 am

Goal Setting for Continuous Safety Improvement (Basic-Advanced) Michael Fackler, Sr., Risk Management Consultant, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group.

A common response one may receive when inquiring about an organization’s safety goals would likely be something akin to “zero injuries” or “go home safe every day!”  While it is easy to understand WHY an organization would want to prevent injuries, it is much more challenging to communicate specifically HOW that will be achieved.  Advances in safety theory are shifting our understanding of how workplace accidents occur, and directing our focus away from blaming worker behavior while focusing more on improving conditions, systems, and processes relevant to the work environment.  This presentation builds on research into human behavior, and introduces the concept of formalized goal setting as a tool which will allow organizations to focus on the performance of its management systems and processes, and create and deliver strategies that ultimately drive safety improvement.

11:30 am

Behavioral Safety Leadership:  A Proven Process to Quickly Improve Safety Results (Intermediate-Advanced) Dr. John Austin, Managing Consultant, Reaching Results.

Based on his knowledge of the science of behavior, and his 25 years of experience in teaching leaders like you, Dr. Austin will engage you in mapping out a plan to solve one of your biggest safety challenges.  The plan will consist of a proven 5-step process of behavior change, which Dr. Austin has taught to thousands of leaders in 12 countries around the world.  If you bring your biggest safety challenge, you will leave with a draft plan of actions required to solve that problem and make measurable improvements.

1:45 pm

Using Video Surveillance and Security Systems to create a Safer Environment (Intermediate) David Hood, Director of Business Development and Tim Charles, Major Accounts Representative, EPS Security, Inc.

Learn how to effectively use Video Surveillance & Security Systems to protect your workers and your assets in the workplace.  David and Tim will cover the basics of security systems for private and commercial applications. 

Risk and Insurance Division Roster

Co-Chair:  David Hintz, CSP, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Committee:

Kellie Anderson, CPCU, ERM, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Kevin Boonie, CRM, Collins & Associates

Gary Boyer, CSP, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

David Dernbach, Middle Cities Risk Management Services

Linda Hudson, CSP, FCCI Insurance Group

Mary Kamsickas, USI

Eric Krieger, CSP, HNI Risk Services

Jeffrey Janke, ARM,  RRE, CNA Risk Control

Pat Peters, CSP, ARM, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Karen Satterfield, CSP, Citizens Insurance Company

Bob Schneider, Auto-Owners Insurance

Colin Schoen, Auto-Owners Insurance

Johnny Swift, II, Detroit Training Center

Steve Vander Hill, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Eric Waldelich, CompOne Administrators

Greg Zigulis, CIH, CSP, Sixth Sense Safety Solutions

Future Conference Dates

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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