Reducing OHS Risk: A Management Systems Approach Using Iso

Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHHM
With Kathy’s ASSE leadership experience spanning the chapter, region, practice specialty, council and Board of Directors levels, having served on the ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18002 committees and directly engaging health and safety at the international level, she is best qualified and positioned to share her unique perspective on the rise of ISO 45001

Virtual Reality in Construction

Joe Ranze, Daniel Smith
Joe will explain and provide hands on demonstration for the various Virtual Reality and wearable devices they use for training in the construction industry. Audience members will have the opportunity to experience for themselves what a VR experience feels like!

SIF’s – Serious Incident & Fatalities

Mike Csedrik, CSP, Bob Coffey, CSP, CPEA
For years, Safety Professionals have followed and taught the Heinrich Accident Triangle, which was published in 1931. The belief was that focusing activities on the prevention of all unsafe behaviors would effectively prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIF’s) from occurring. The problem is that the Heinrich Theory did not always work. Over the past few years, an updated theory has been introduced and seems to be more effective at the prevention of SIF’s. Mike and Bob will discuss how a mid-sized paper company realized that the Heinrich Theory was not providing the guidance that the company needed in a high-risk industry like pulp and paper. It was not until the company began applying a revolutionary approach that focused on the identification and elimination of activities with High SIF Potential, that significant progress was made in reducing the severity of injuries.

Construction Safety 360

Barry Wehmiller
Paul will explain their specific holistic approach to safety related to construction projects in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.