2016 Professional Development Conference

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The New Frontier…A CEOs Perspective
Carmen Bianco, Principal
Bianco Associates
(Former President NYC Transit Authority)

As a CEO and former safety pro, what is it that I want and need from my
professional safety team? Are we aligned on values and strategies that will
make our business more successful? When we think about our employees, the
products we make and customers we serve, what’s important? What is it we
value, and what are we willing to do to get there? How and where does safety
t in? My safety background has prepared me for so many things in life, both
personally and professionally. It’s given me a view into the world that goes
beyond simply compliance. Leading the largest mass transit system in North
America and being ultimately responsible for the safety of 48,000 employees
and over 8 million customers a day was daunting.

I will share my views and experiences climbing that corporate ladder, and a
look back at the challenges and opportunities that were presented along the
way. Additionally, you will hear my views and values on “people matter” and
how it shaped my expectations and strategies regarding the priority safety
plays and the expectations and alignment I have with and for my safety team
and for every leader in the organization.


Built-In Safety: Modular Methods and Outcomes
Susan Hayes, President
FC Modular

Off-Site Construction presents a number of occupational safety advantages, by
simple virtue of its manufacturing environment. Further advantages can be
realized, if innovative, process-oriented approaches are applied, and the team
thinks beyond typical construction safety practices. The result is workplace that
powerfully manages risk, protects the bottom line and maintains worker health
& safety to unprecedented degrees. We'll discuss FC Modular's Health & Safety
programs, the results they've yielded, and how we've addressed the unique
challenges of factory building.

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Go Paperless! How to Utilize Digital Technology to Improve Safety Management
Anthony Krake, Environmental, Safety & Quality Manager
Alpine Painting & Sandblasting Contractors

Going digital can be both an intimidating and frustrating change to make,
but when done correctly it is a worthwhile endeavor. Utilizing digital
technologies isn’t as hard as many people think and there are plenty of
out-of-the-box solutions that will help you improve your overall safety
management. This presentation will cover the basics of going digital,
demonstrate some existing applications, and help you get a better
understanding of how you can utilize equipment you already own towards
improving overall safety at your company.


Leadership Skills that Shape and Keep a World Class Safety Culture
Joyce Schroeder, Senior Consultant
Culture Change Consultants, Inc

Corporate and site managers commit valuable resources for expensive
safety programs to get lower accident rates, meet government regulations,
and protect the work force and community. However, it takes more than
good programs to achieve safety excellence. This workshop puts forth the
notion that the most powerful force pushing organizations towards or away
from achieving the goal of safety excellence is the cultural leadership that
guides organizational members in their beliefs and actions concerning
safety. It will teach culture-based concepts and tools that will help
managers transition from their more traditional roles to the more powerful
leadership role of culture shapers.