Monday, August 7, 2017

Breakout 1 on Workplace Safety - General Industry Certification (Day 1)

Sponsored by the Safety & Health Institute
 

8:00 – 4:45 pm    
OSHA 10 Hour Certification Course on General Industry (Day 1)

Grand Ballrooms 9 & 10 
Convention Level        

(Day 2 of this program is on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Grand Ballrooms 9 & 10.)
    
Moderator:
Keila Ashman    
Assistant Director
USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Wesley Chapel, FL

Upon successful completion of the 10 hours of classes, the student will receive an OSHA General Industry Safety and Health 10 hour course completion card through an approved outreach trainer. Participants must pre-enroll and register at each session. Class size is limited. Other conference participants may attend individual presentations if space permits. Refer to the “General Information” section of the program for additional details and registration.
    
8:00 – 10:00 am     
Introduction to OSHA  
 

Speaker:
Vergie Y. Bain    
Compliance Assistance Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)    
Fort Lauderdale, FL

This two-hour session will provide attendees with general information about OSHA, including the agency’s mission and history. Information will be given on how to file an OSHA complaint. Resources for a safer and healthier workplace will also be discussed. At the end of this session, attendees will leave with a better understanding of employee rights and employer responsibilities under OSHA guidelines.
    
10:00 – 10:15 am    
Break
    
10:15 – 11:15 am    
Ergonomics

    
Speaker:
Thomas Bernard, PhD    
Professor, University of South Florida, College of Public Health
Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Director, Sunshine ERC at USF    
Tampa, FL

Given current OSHA and industry information regarding general industry worksite injuries, and/or fatalities, the student will be able to recognize how to protect themselves from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) using ergonomic control measures. Also, at the end of this presentation, students will be able to identify common work-related MSDs, recognize risk factors associated with work-related MSDs, and identify ergonomic control methods for eliminating/reducing work-related MSDs.
    
11:15 – 12:30 pm    
Lunch (on your own)

Purchase lunch in the Exhibit Hall. Visit the “Comp Time” Diner... grab & go, or sit and network with clients and exhibitors!
    
12:30 – 1:30 pm     
Hazard Communication    

Speaker:
Joan M. Spencer    
Compliance Assistance Specialist    
U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)        
Tampa, FL

With 32 million workers exposed to potentially hazardous chemicals, this one-hour session will discuss the importance of the Hazard Communication Standard. Employers must train and communicate with their employees about the risks associated with chemicals found in the workplace. This standard addresses program requirements, proper labeling, and training requirements. Attendees will also be given information on how to minimize risks and exposures.
    
1:30 – 2:30 pm     
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Speaker:
Joan M. Spencer    
Compliance Assistance Specialist    
U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)        
Tampa, FL

Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. This one-hour session will discuss using engineering and workplace controls, as well as personal protective equipment (PPE), to reduce hazards in the workplace. When hazards cannot be eliminated, employees must be given the appropriate PPE and be trained on proper use. 
    
2:30 – 2:45 pm    
Break
    
2:45 – 3:45 pm     
Machine Guarding    

    
Speaker:
Artie Bayandrian
Senior Instructor
University of South Florida OSHA Education Center
Tampa, FL

This session discusses hazards surrounding the lack of machine guarding in the workplace. The instructor will give an overview of how to indentify machine guarding hazards, report hazards, and avoid contact with machine guarding hazards. Machine guarding and related machinery violations continuously rank among the top 10 of OSHA citations issued.
    
3:45 – 4:45 pm     
Electrical    

Speaker:
Artie Bayandrian
Senior Instructor
University of South Florida OSHA Education Center
Tampa, FL

Attendees are introduced to electrical hazards in the workplace and how to avoid and report such hazards. Electricity is accepted as a source of power often without much thought being given to hazards encountered. OSHA’s electrical standards address all serious workplace hazards. Employees are exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires, and explosions. The objective of the standards is to minimize potential hazards by specifying safety designs when installing and using electrical equipment and systems.