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American Society of Safety Professionals Conference

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Learn How to Do Ergonomics Right at Booth 303

 

Speaking Agenda

June 27, 2022: 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM CDT
GHS/HazCom: Maintaining Compliance & Preparing for Future Changes

The phase-in period for OSHA's first alignment with GHS is over, but your obligations are not. Getting and staying compliant is vitally important, especially given HazCom’s #2 ranking on OSHA’s most frequently cited standards list, and the Agency’s new increases in penalties. Additionally, OSHA has recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the HazCom standard to align with Revision 7 of the GHS, so you need to be ready for new changes! It's more important than ever to understand the nuances of HazCom compliance and best practices to keep your workers safe. 

June 28, 2022: 4:00 to 5:00 PM CDT
Prevent Incidents Before They Happen: "Prevention Through Design"

Workplace safety incidents can devastate employee health, undermine confidence in safety programs, and result in annual US costs of $171 billion according to a 2019 NSC estimate. But most companies still react to individual injuries, rather than follow a prevention-based strategy. This webinar will review the key elements of proactive, risk-based safety management, using the framework of the NIOSH initiative Prevention through Design (PtD) to reduce or eliminate risks at the source. We’ll also discuss the importance of a dynamic perspective that tracks how risks in one area of operations affect risks in others, and we’ll explore interactive exercises to identify risks in different scenarios.  

June 29, 2022: 12:30 to 1:30 PM CDT (Virtual)
The Future of Work for EHS Professionals

The “future of work” is generally portrayed solely in terms of the impact of technology on jobs and labor markets. It presents many new opportunities for the workplace, work, and workforce. However, the associated challenges and hazards related to occupational safety, health, and well-being is often overlooked.  Consensus among experts is that future work settings will expose workers to substantially more psychosocial hazards (stressors related to how work is designed, organized, and managed) than traditional safety and health hazards (chemical, physical, and biological).  

June 29, 2022: 12:30 to 1:30 PM CDT
5 Things You Should Know About PDAs

It is no surprise that work trends are changing, and employers are placing a higher level of importance on employee health and wellness. With musculoskeletal injuries being among the most expensive healthcare costs, employers are actively searching for ways to reduce workplace injuries and maintain a healthier workforce. A Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) plays a crucial role when it comes to placing a new employee in the safest, most appropriate position as well as assisting with returning to work if an employee sustains a workplace injury.

 

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