2018 Safety & Workforce Summit

Sessions

Safety Sessions | Workforce Sessions

 

Wednesday, June 20th @Little America
9:30 - 10:30am 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Near Miss Reporting

Cary Ashley
@Wyoming Room A

What is the purpose of near miss reporting? Is it better to be proactive or reactive with reporting near misses or accidents?

New Developments In Fall Protection

Craig Shur
@Wyoming Room B

In this class we will explore OSHA's Walking Working Surfaces Standard as well as the basics of anchorage, connections, body supports, and descent and rescue. This is an advanced fall protection class covering the standards and how to comply.

Risk Management: What They Can Do to Help You

Nichole Brommer, Lauren White, Nick Pisciotti
@Wyoming Room C

The Risk Management Team at Wyoming Workers' Compensation is committed to building a beneficial relationship with your business. Risk Management works closely with employers throughout Wyoming to build a positive relationship. Their goal is to help ensure full utilization of the company's Workers' Compensation policy. During this presentation, the Risk Management team will go over the services they offer including Risk Management Analysis, Ergonomic Evaluations, Experience Modification Rating (EMR) discussion, fraud information and resources, claims management techniques and discount programs, including how to apply and potential savings.

OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard: What You Need to Do to Ensure Compliance

Greg Duncan
@Wyoming Room D

This presentation is designed for employers in the construction, general and maritime industries who are looking to stay on top of OSHA's new silica dust requirements. Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of the new standards, as well as a detailed breakdown of what they'll need to do in order to stay in compliance. With requirements for employers in the construction industry already in effect, and those for general and maritime industries coming in June of 2018, now is the time to get your workplace up to speed.

Wyoming OSHA Regulations & Standards Changes and Update

Jason Forbes
@Cheyenne Room

This session will provide an overview of the current OSHA standards and regulations within the State of Wyoming. Attendees will learn of the recent changes to OSHA regulations by the federal government and the adoption procedures and dates for Wyoming compliance to these changes.

Hazard Communication

Todd Condelario
@Sheridan Room

Understand the Global Harmonization System (GHS) for hazardous chemicals and hazardous substances. They will recognize and develop an understanding of GHS pictograms. Attendees will recognize and be familiar with the new labeling system. They will recognize and define "signal words." They will review the new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format. And they will understand the differences in GHS and HMIS/NFPA.

Free Job Matching Software - Wyoming@Work

Andrea Hixon
@Wind River Room

Do you currently need assistance with employee recruitment & screening? Would you like to search for candidates by experience and education? Do you currently pay to post your company's job openings? If so, attend this session for an introduction to free job matching software - Wyoming@Work. Additional specialized recruitment and screening services are also available at the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services' Workforce Centers.

Fraud Red Flags: What Every Employer Should Know

Patsi Sawyer
@Yellowstone Room

Most Workers' Compensation claims are legitimate. Most benefits are calculated correctly. Most claims are paid in a timely manner. However, claims can be inflated, mistakes can be made, and anyone can become victim to fraud. This presentation will discuss what conditions are often associated with benefits paid by mistake or fraud.

The Age of Tech - Unemployment Insurance Filing

Tobi Cates, Wendy Tyson
@Teton Room

For the past several years, the Unemployment Division has been working to bring the behind-the-scenes Unemployment Insurance computer system into the 21st Century. This session explains why the upgrade is necessary, what the new system will do, and gives a glimpse into what it will look like to those who use it. It also will include samples of the new correspondence to employers, and there will be time for questions and answers about the upgraded system.

Wyoming's Largest Untapped Talent Pool: The Opportunity in Employing People with Disabilities

Jeff White, Shaye Moon
@Sinclair Room

This session will provide an introduction to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) with an emphasis on how the division works to engage and support employers. You will learn about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and develop a better understanding of resources to help recruit, hire, retain and advance youth and adults with disabilities in Wyoming.

Do Your Employees Need a H.S. Equivalency? Here's How To Help!

Marcia Hess, Diane McQueen
@Casper Room

Adult Education is more than you think! We are helping to grow your workforce. What do your employees need? Workforce preparation skills, skill-building services, employability skills, English as a Second Language or maybe someone needs a High School Equivalency Certificate? Here is how you can help.

Workforce Development Training Fund: Train Your Employees at a Minimal Cost to You

Carmalee Rose
@Big Horn Room

Find out how Wyoming's job training program can help your business upgrade the skills of your workforce. The Workforce Development Training Fund is a state-funded program that provides grants to Wyoming businesses for training of existing or soon-to-be-hired employees - a way for businesses to take advantage of assistance for training employees. You'll find out more about the different types of grants available, some which require no matching dollars, and how to apply.

Wednesday, June 20th @Little America
10:45 - 11:45am 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

OSHA's Training Requirements for Workplace Safety

Lane Miller
@Wyoming Room A

Learn how OSHA's Education Centers can assist employers in achieving their goals for worker health and safety professional development and training.

Introduction to Workers' Compensation Safety & Risk

Adam Powell
@Wyoming Room B

This presentation incorporates OSHA construction trenching and excavation requirements along with basic hazard recognition.

Alphabet Soup: Career Advancement with Certifications

Daniel Snyder
@Wyoming Room C

Professional credentialing and competency are key factors for career advancement as an occupational safety and health (OSH) professional. This presentation will identify the most relevant recognized certifications and explore the career benefits of professional development through certification. The facilitator will explain an overview of study methods, tools, and testing techniques that prepare candidates to pass certification exams. Case studies will be provided highlighting the benefits of accredited certifications and the importance of continuous professional development. The journey to certification is an opportunity for professional development. Achieving certification enhances career opportunities and earning potential. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify accredited professional credentialing organizations, discuss the career benefits of professional development through certification, and recognize the need for a targeted study plan to achieve success. Participant involvement is welcomed and encouraged.

Labor Standards Review: Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Kelly Roseberry
@Wyoming Room D

Although Wyoming is a right-to-work state, employers must comply with state and federal laws when it comes to hiring, firing, and disciplining employees. Labor Standards is responsible for investigating and deciding charges of workplace discrimination and claims for unpaid wages. This session will help you avoid becoming the subject of a future Labor Standards investigation by highlighting employers' legal obligations to their employees.

Electronic Logging Device Requirements and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

John Mulcare, Edward Winans
@Cheyenne Room

This presentation will cover the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA staff will provide an overview of the regulation including the exemptions that are in place for commercial motor vehicle drivers and their employers. This presentation will cover several areas that have generated frequently asked questions. The presentation will conclude with questions and answers.

How to Develop and Manage a Safety and Health Program for Your Company

Reed Aivazian
@Sheridan Room

This course is designed to examine how to develop a safety and health program from the ground up, to improve upon an existing safety and health program, and how to manage a safety and health program that is in place. The goal is to discuss how to develop a streamlined program that runs smoothly with operations, orients companies toward becoming SHARP eligible, and enables companies to maximize Workers' Compensation discounts.

Non-Traditional Apprenticeships - How To Get Started

Michael Ann Broad
@Wind River Room

Interested in learning about registered apprenticeship as a workforce development opportunity? Mike will provide information regarding the basics of apprenticeship while the focusing on available "tools" to research and initiating nontraditional registered apprenticeship programs.

Need Customized Training For Your Employees? This Session Is For You!

Jacob Sones
@Yellowstone Room

Wyoming's Community Colleges are your established tools to develop custom and personalized classes and trainings at a fair price point. Your tax dollars have created a team of training developers who can help you create the tools you need to succeed... all while cutting the hit to your bottom line.

Upgrade your Interviewing Skills and Receive CEUs!

Penny Fletcher
@Teton Room

There are many times that HR professionals are not included in the interview, for a variety of reasons. This session provides practical information for the non-HR professional to conduct a stellar interview. Discussion points will include open ended and closed ended questions; what can and cannot be asked, and why; tips on reading body language; how social media can/should be part of the interview process, and following up with the candidate post-interview.

Davis Bacon Compliance Principles for Federally-Funded or Federally-Assisted Construction Projects

Teresa Wilde
@Sinclair Room

This session will provide an overview of Davis Bacon compliance principles for federally-funded or federally-assisted construction projects. Topics include apprentices, prevailing wages, fringe benefit payments, conformances and certified payrolls.

Highlights from the 2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report

Michael Moore
@Casper Room

All attendees of the 2018 Safety & Workforce Summit will receive a copy of the 2018 Wyoming Workforce Annual Report. This presentation will provide a brief description of some of the findings from each chapter.

Building The Workforce Pipeline With Career Technical Education

Guy Jackson, Lauren Easom
@Big Horn Room

This session will consist of a roundtable discussion between K-12 educators and employers. Specifically, the discussion will focus on work-based learning and how these opportunities enhance workforce pipelines.

Wednesday, June 20th @Little America
1:45 - 2:45pm 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

EH&S Survey Tools and Full Shift Compliance Monitors

Linda Hendrix
@Wyoming Room A

In this class, we will discuss the following: Instant Read Dust Monitor VS Air Sampling Pump with Cassette and Cyclone or PPI; Instant Read Gas Detector or Colorimetric Tube VS Air Sampling Pump with Tube; PID VS Air Sampling Pump with Tube or Passive Badge; Noise Dosimeter VS SLM.

New Developments In Fall Protection

Craig Shur
@Wyoming Room B

In this class we will explore OSHA's Walking Working Surfaces Standard as well as the basics of anchorage, connections, body supports, and descent and rescue. This is an advanced fall protection class covering the standards and how to comply.

Examining the Hierarchy of Safety Controls

Reed Aivazian
@Wyoming Room C

Employers often rush to personal protective equipment as the first method of protecting employees from almost any hazard they encounter. In the big picture, personal protective equipment is typically the most expensive, most time consuming, and least effective method of controlling hazards. This presentation will examine the different methods of hazard control and the ideal uses for each type of control.

OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard: What You Need to Do to Ensure Compliance

Greg Duncan
@Wyoming Room D

This presentation is designed for employers in the construction, general and maritime industries who are looking to stay on top of OSHA's new silica dust requirements. Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of the new standards, as well as a detailed breakdown of what they'll need to do in order to stay in compliance. With requirements for employers in the construction industry already in effect, and those for general and maritime industries coming in June of 2018, now is the time to get your workplace up to speed.

Reducing ATV Risks On Farms and Ranches

Scott Cotton
@Cheyenne Room

This presentation will cover basic risks that occur with ATV and UTV use on farms and ranches including several case histories of actual events where injuries occurred. The basic safety measures for ATV/UTV use, some practical guidelines and a discussion of insurance and liability issues will be covered.

General Hazard Recognition in the Healthcare Environment

Robert Ripplinger, Jason Forbes
@Sheridan Room

This presentation will cover occupational hazards in the healthcare Industry. It will provide an overview of the most common healthcare hazards identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and hazards identified while inspecting healthcare facilities.

Best Practices for Interviewing and Hiring

Penny Fletcher
@Wind River Room

This sessions is for HR professionals as well as other organizational leaders to apply the workforce planning and employment concepts of engagement and retention with thoughts of succession planning. It addresses the HR competencies of Communication and Relationship Management.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Teresa Wilde
@Yellowstone Room

This session will provide an overview of the FLSA including employer coverage; minimum wage; overtime pay; an overview of "white collar" exemptions; employment of minors under the age of 18; record keeping requirements; and retaliation.

Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era: Best Practices and Scenarios

Dustin Berger, Joanna DeWald
@Teton Room

Topics for discussion: What is Harassment in the #MeToo Era? What are my legal obligations and risks? What other considerations apply? Best practices such as anti-discrimination/anti-harassment policies; training; thorough investigation and response; avoiding compromising conduct, relationships and situations; and retaliation protection will be covered. Possible scenarios will include the boss without a filter; allegations from long ago; same-sex harassment; and woman as harasser.

Wyoming Labor Preference Act

Ken Gulliver, Andrea Hixon
@Sinclair Room

This presentation will discuss what the Wyoming Preference Act means, how to remain compliant with the act, how to prepare for an investigation, and the penalties if a violation occurs.

Identifying Workforce Resources in Your Corner of Wyoming

Michael Griffin
@Casper Room

The workforce system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is quality focused, employer-driven, customer-centered, and tailored to meet the needs of regional and local economies. It aligns workforce development programs with other economic development strategies to meet the needs of employers, and provide a comprehensive, accessible and high-quality workforce development system. Attend this session to find out more how the Department of Workforce Services' Workforce Center can be your "One-Stop" that connects you with a full range of services available within your community.

The Age of Tech - Unemployment Insurance Filing

Tobi Cates, Wendy Tyson
@Big Horn Room

For the past several years, the Unemployment Division has been working to bring the behind-the-scenes Unemployment Insurance computer system into the 21st Century. This session explains why the upgrade is necessary, what the new system will do, and gives a glimpse into what it will look like to those who use it. It also will include samples of the new correspondence to employers, and there will be time for questions and answers about the upgraded system.

Wednesday, June 20th @Little America
3:15 - 4:15pm 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Journey Management - How Does Your Program Stack Up?

Lane Miller
@Wyoming Room A

A panel of WOGISA members will discuss procedures, policies and implementation strategies in support of reducing incident rates involving motor vehicles.Lane Miller, OSHA Instructor with over-the-road experience in oil and gas, will facilitate the discussion.

My Employee was Hurt... Now What?

Scott Calhoun
@Wyoming Room B

This class will address the roles and responsibilities of both the injured worker and employer when filing a report of injury to Workers' Compensation. Additionally, he will provide an overview of Workers' Compensation benefits, including medical and indemnity, as well as return-to-work conditions.

Confined Space Requirements

Todd Condelario
@Wyoming Room C

Attendees will learn about confined spaces and understand what the definition of a confined space is and understand the regulatory requirements for working in and around confined spaces. They will learn the different types of entries into a confined space along with duties of workers who are working in or around confined spaces. They will learn about rescue techniques, gas monitors and ventilation. They will understand the different hazards associated with confined spaces and how to fill out permits to enter confined spaces.

Wyoming OSHA Standards Changes and Update

Jason Forbes
@Wyoming Room D

This session will provide an overview of the current OSHA standards and regulations within the state of Wyoming. Attendees will learn of the recent changes to OSHA regulations by the federal government and the adoption procedures and dates for Wyoming compliance to these changes.

Seatbelt Statistics

Kendall Roberts, Matt Sonderup
@Cheyenne Room

Seatbelt use is the single most important factor in preventing or reducing the severity of injuries to vehicle occupants involved in a traffic crash; however, Wyoming still has one of the lowest rates of use in the country. Increasing seatbelt use has been a priority for Governor Matt Mead and the Wyoming Department of Transportation, resulting in the creation of the Wyoming Seatbelt Coalition whose mission is to increase seatbelt usage in the state in an effort to prevent fatalities and decrease the number and severity of injuries in traffic crashes. Kendall and Matt will provide an overview of the coalition and its work in convincing residents of the state to "Buckle Up for Life, Wyoming."

Electronic Logging Device Requirements & the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

John Mulcare, Ed Winans
@Sheridan Room

This presentation will cover the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). FMCSA staff will provide an overview of the regulation including the exemptions that are in place for commercial motor vehicle drivers and their employers. This presentation will cover several areas that have generated frequently asked questions. The presentation will conclude with questions and answers.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Teresa Wilde
@Wind River Room

This session will provide an overview of the FMLA including employer coverage; employee eligibility; qualifying reasons for leave; amount of leave; and employer and employee rights and responsibilities.

Employer-Provided Health Insurance: What Employers Should Know

Denise Burke, Bill Cole
@Yellowstone Room

This presentation by the Wyoming Department of Insurance provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the latest changes and developments in that program. Perhaps this presentation should have been titled, "Everything You Need to Know about Insurance But Were Afraid to Ask." The presentation gives a review of employer-provided insurance coverage versus individual coverage in an interactive presentation format. Participants will have an opportunity to assess their insurance know-how, and the presenters will try to unravel the myths and misunderstandings about insurance, with an emphasis on health insurance issues and concerns. This presentation will be helpful to novice employers as well as the most seasoned, since insurance is one of the least understood topics in today's employment scene.

Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era: Best Practices and Scenarios

Dustin Berger, Joanna DeWald
@Teton Room

Topics for discussion: What is Harassment in the #MeToo Era? What are my legal obligations and risks? What other considerations apply? Best practices such as anti-discrimination/anti-harassment policies; training; thorough investigation and response; avoiding compromising conduct, relationships and situations; and retaliation protection will be covered. Possible scenarios will include the boss without a filter; allegations from long ago; same-sex harassment; and woman as harasser.

Workforce Development Training Fund: Train Your Employees at a Minimal Cost to You

Carmalee Rose
@Sinclair Room

Find out how Wyoming's job training program can help your business upgrade the skills of your workforce. The Workforce Development Training Fund is a state-funded program that provides grants to Wyoming businesses for training of existing or soon-to-be-hired employees - a way for businesses to take advantage of assistance for training employees. You'll find out more about the different types of grants available, some of which require no matching dollars, and how to apply.

Building The Workforce Pipeline With Career Technical Education

Guy Jackson, Lauren Easom
@Casper Room

This session will consist of a roundtable discussion between K-12 educators and employers. Specifically, the discussion will focus on work-based learning and how these opportunities enhance workforce pipelines.

Need Customized Training For Your Employees? This Session Is For You!

Jacob Sones
@Big Horn Room

Wyoming's Community Colleges are your established tools to develop custom and personalized classes and trainings at a fair price point. Your tax dollars have created a team of training developers who can help you create the tools you need to succeed... all while cutting the hit to your bottom line.

Thursday, June 21st @Wyoming-Montana Safety Council Training Center
8:00am - 5:00pm 1002 S. Greeley Hwy., Cheyenne, WY 82007

OSHA 7405, Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry

Augie Pirmann

This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention and control of fall hazards in the construction industry. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. Course topics include identifying, analyzing, and preventing fall hazards utilizing OSHA Fall Protection Standards. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying fall hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.

OSHA 7500, Introduction to Safety & Health Management

Matt Kerr

This introductory course addresses the four core elements of an effective safety and health program with strategies and techniques that are critical to each element's proper management. The course is designed for the small employer, business owner or manager designated with the responsibility to develop and manage a firm's safety and health program or system. The training also is suitable for employees and employee representatives responsible for improving safety and health in the workplace.

OSHA 7410, Managing Excavation Hazards

Mike Taylor

This course covers the roles and responsibilities of the employer to educate and assign a competent person to excavation sites. Course topics include understanding and application of definitions relating to the OSHA Excavation Standard, excavation hazards and control measures, soil analysis techniques, protective system requirements and emergency response. Upon course completion, students will understand the importance and duties of a competent person in excavation work and have the knowledge and skills required performing these duties.

Thursday, June 21st @Cheyenne Business Center
8:00am - 5:00pm 1510 E. Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) Certification

@Room 1142

The Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) certification provides a means for individuals and employers to verify safety and health knowledge important for first-line supervisors, managers, and any person with safety responsibilities. Workplace safety is enhanced the more employees are required to be knowledgeable of basic safety standards and practices. Individuals who pursue the STS generally work in transportation, utilities and manufacturing. The program also includes workers in facility services, healthcare social assistants, administrative and support management and maintenance. For more information and to register, visit here.

Thursday, June 21st @Cheyenne Business Center
8:00am - 2:00pm 1510 E. Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Workers' Compensation Discount and Grant Workshops

Dan Bulkley
@Room 1141

This class will cover the four discount levels and the qualifying requirements for the discount along with a step-by-step application walkthrough of how to complete an application. There also will be a question-and-answer session to help better understand the process and to help employers enroll and complete the requirements to receive the highest discount they are eligible for.

Thursday, June 21st @Wyoming Game & Fish Department
8:00am - Noon 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY 82006

Employee Onboarding and Engagement/Team Building

Penny Fletcher
@Trout Room

Studies show that a successful onboarding plan is a key to employee retention. This session answers the question "Is it Orientation or is it Onboarding?" with statistics, anenctodal examples from her employer's onboarding plan, and practical tips to gain buy-in from the stakeholeders to implement an onboarding program of your own.