GET CEUs THIS SUMMER

Learn with VelocityEHS
July 21, 2021

GET CEUs THIS SUMMER

Learn with VelocityEHS
July 21, 2021

No matter where your summer journey takes you, learn with VelocityEHS this summer and be eligible to receive free continuing education units (CEUs) too, at our next virtual conference on July 21, 2021! Our certified experts will cover a variety of real-world topics with useful, practical solutions and plenty of key takeaways during this live one-day event.

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after full participation in each 60-minute session and may submit to professional associations for credit including Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and more!

Register for All Courses of Interest to You!

8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m Eastern

Applying Quality Improvement Tools for Problem Solving in Ergonomics - Register
Presenter: Rick Barker, CPE, CSP, Principal Solutions Strategist

Current safety management systems, like ISO 45001, are based on well-established quality management systems. Studying quality management can provide useful insights into methods for better safety and ergonomics programs. Quality experts have developed and refined an extensive array of problem-solving tools, yet only a few of these are routinely used in ergonomics. This session discusses how six of these quality tools can be applied in ergonomics. Those tools are:

  • Fishbone diagram
  • Affinity diagram
  • Force field analysis
  • Interrelationship Digraph
  • Prioritization Matrix
  • Storyboarding (A3)

Examples from a variety of industrial settings are used to demonstrate the use of each tool. The examples are followed by tips on when the tool is most useful and potential limitations when using the tool for ergonomics.

10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m Eastern

Preparing for OSHA's Coming HazCom Changes: A Practical Guide - Register
Presenter: Phil Molé, EHS & Sustainability Expert

We’ve been receiving questions about OSHA’s Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard ever since OSHA published its long-awaited proposed rule to update the Standard to align with Revision 7 of the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Stakeholders throughout the chemical supply chain want to understand how the proposed changes will affect them, and what they can do to prepare. This webinar is for them.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Receive a brief review of the HazCom Standard including details about OSHA’s previous alignment with GHS Revision 3 in 2012
  • Learn about the more significant changes included in OSHA’s 2021 proposed rule
  • Learn about some of the major stakeholder concerns OSHA has received during the public comment period, including questions and comments submitted by VelocityEHS
  • Understand how the proposed changes affect them in their position in the supply chain
  • Receive an electronic, printable checklist detailing important considerations and concrete steps to take to prepare for the coming changes

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern

Industrial Hygiene Program Governance Workshop  - Register
Presenter: Dave Risi, CIH, CSP, Principal Solutions Strategist, Industrial Hygiene

What’s the status of your IH program? How do you know your SEGs are built appropriately? How many samples do you need to take next year? These are just a few of the questions that need to be asked to provide proper governance over your Industrial Hygiene program. We will provide a review of key questions, examples of common tools and methods to get the answers, and a workshop for open dialog.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn the common questions they should be asking when assessing the status of an IH program
  • Review examples and common approaches other professionals have used to answer these questions
  • Learn how to get input from key stakeholders outside of IH and the benefits this provides
  • Receive an electronic, printable checklist summarizing the key steps and methodologies to help with IH program governance

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Thunder River Rapids: A Case Study in Process Safety and Risk Management - Register
Presenter: Dana Garber, Senior Solutions Strategist, Risk

On October 25th, 2016, the Thunder River Rapids Ride at Dreamworld theme park in Queensland, Australia malfunctioned, resulting in the deaths of four park guests. This event will be examined as a case study in the importance of process safety and risk management. We will closely review the circumstances of this tragic event and use bowtie diagrams to illustrate the key risk management learnings.

Most people familiar with bowtie diagrams understand the main benefits including:

  • hazard identification,
  • hazard communication, and
  • determination of critical controls.

Bowties can also be used for complex applications to improve the development and maintenance of performance standards, procedures, and overall verification of a risk management system, including risk-based decision making.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Review the Dreamworld incident from a process safety and risk management perspective
  • Gain lessons learned from the incident that can be applied to any hazardous industry
  • Understand how the risk management system can be visualized using bowtie diagrams
  • Take a deep dive into the application of bowtie diagrams outside of hazard communication

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Updates & Extensions to Manual Materials Handling Assessment Tools - Register
Presenter: Blake McGowan, CPE, Director of Ergonomics Research

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of non-fatal occupational injuries in the workplace, with upper-extremity and low back injuries being the most common and costing approximately $30,000 and $50,000 per incident, respectively. In the United States, MSDs cost $849 billion, which amounts to 7.7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In North America they account for 30 to 50 percent of all occupational injuries.

Research suggests that forceful exertions from manual materials handling tasks (e.g., lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, and throwing) are a leading cause of workplace MSDs. Several MSD risk assessment tools have been developed to quantify and help reduce the level of risk associated with forceful exertions during manual materials handling. These include the Revised National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Lifting Equation, the Snook & Ciriello Psychophysical Tables for Manual Materials Handling Assessment, and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation/The Ohio State University (BWC/OSU) Biomechanical Push/Pull Guidelines.

During this presentation, updates to these MSD risk assessment tools will be provided, and the reliability and validity of these tools to prevent MSDs will be discussed.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern

Interrelationships of Sustainability Reporting Programs  - Register
Presenter: Brad Micheel, P.E., Senior Solutions Strategist

Sustainability reporting is being requested more frequently of public and private companies, as well as local, regional, and national governments. Organizations are requested to report increasing amounts of information regarding their operations and doing so in a more transparent fashion. Organizations such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), World Resources Institute (WRI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and others have developed voluntary reporting frameworks and standards that can be used by organizations for their sustainability reporting programs. How do these standards work together and support one another? What are the major differences between the programs?

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Review the key requirements of sustainability reporting frameworks and standards
  • Identify commonalities and differences between the programs
  • Discuss best practices for development of a sustainability program that satisfies these standards and frameworks

We hope to see you in class!