2019 Safety & Workforce Summit

Sessions

Tuesday, July 9th @ Little America
8:15 - 9:15am 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

KEYNOTE: The Four Commitments of a Winning Team

Mark Eaton
@ Grand Ballroom B

If you want to lead your team to greater heights in performance and achievement, you need to hear Mark's story. In this high-energy, insightful presentation, Mark shares how he rose from auto mechanic to NBA All-Star and, after 12 amazing years with the Utah Jazz, reinvented himself and became a business leader, entrepreneur, radio and TV personality and subject of a soon-to-be released film.


Safety Sessions | Workforce Sessions | WYDOT Sessions

 

Tuesday, July 9th @ Little America
9:30 - 10:15am 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Workforce Roundtable

John Melville
@ Wyoming Ballroom A

Safety is everyone's job: What outcomes should we prioritize for Wyoming and what will be required from business and government to achieve them?

The Four Commitments of a Winning Team Plus!

Mark Eaton
@ Teton Room

You've heard the keynote, now get ready to get into action! Your group will craft dynamic action plans right on the spot that will: Elicit extraordinary commitment day after day; create a collaborative and innovative organization; eliminate conflict and internal competition in the workplace; and infuse your team with the energy necessary to produce outstanding outcomes.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Teresa Wilde
@ Big Horn 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.

Recruiting and Retaining Rock Stars

Penny Fletcher
@ Wyoming Ballroom D

This session will cover where and how to find applicants, including lessons learned from the Next Gen Hospitality Sector Partnership; best practices and challenges for interviewing; and how to keep the great employees, of all ages, at your organization once they have been hired. Reference will be made to the 2018 WySHRM workforce "Better Than 50" initiative.

"Have Your Own Back"

Jessica Mangus
@ Wyoming Ballroom B

This session will include a basic anatomy lesson, then help attendees understand pain generators and how to tell what is happening when pain occurs. It also will explain how to prevent and decrease pain. Beginning with the fundamentals of exercising your core properly to prevent injury, it's much easier than you think!

Workers' Compensation Safety & Risk - What They Can Do to Help You

Adam Powell
@ Sheridan Room

The Workers' Compensation Safety & Risk (WCSR) team is committed to building a beneficial relationship with your business. This will be an overview of the services the WCSR team offers to employers, such as assisting with identifying and addressing occupational safety and health hazards; managing and improving safety and health processes and programs, thus reducing workers' compensation costs.

Traffic Safety in Rural Wyoming

Noel Cooper, Cody Beers
@ Yellowstone Room

Fremont County Residents Cody Beers and Noel David Cooper explain how local efforts have focused on the "Three E's"; Engineering, Education and Enforcement. Starting within the Wind River Indian Reservation and Fremont County, Cody's and Noel's efforts have been utilized throughout the State of Wyoming, documented by national film crews, and presented at the National Life Savers Conference on numerous occasions. This presentation will include snippets of the efforts conducted, information about marketing to a diverse population, and a glimpse at a few of the non-traditional partners tapped to reduce death and serious injury on Wyoming roads.

Division of Criminal Investigations Testing

Barbra Roach, Amanda Heeren
@ Wyoming Ballroom C

You will be provided an overall view of the forensic analyses conducted at the Wyoming State Crime Lab, which encompasses drug chemistry, biology/DNA, latent fingerprints, firearms, blood pattern analysis and more.

Tuesday, July 9th @ Little America
10:30 - 11:15am 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

The Small+Safe+Well Study: Building a Culture of Health and Safety in Small Businesses

Erin Shore
@ Sheridan Room

The Small+Safe+Well (SSWell) Study is a NIOSH funded Total Worker Health® (TWH) intervention study that aims to understand how small organizations support the health, safety and well-being of their workforce and how employees perceive their workplace culture. This study utilizes a mentoring program, Health Links™, to assess businesses on six benchmarks: Organizational Supports, Workplace Assessments, Health Policies and Programs, Safety Policies and Programs, Engagement and Evaluation. Health Links also advises businesses and helps them create an action plan so they can achieve their health, safety, and well-being goals. In addition to Health Links, the SSWell Study utilizes an employee survey that asks employees for their perceptions of their health and safety programs and policies at work. The study also includes a TWH Leadership Program, which is designed to help business leaders understand their businesses' current approach to TWH and identify leadership actions to enhance these efforts. This presentation will describe Health Links and the SSWell Study, as well as presenting preliminary results of the SSWell Study.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Teresa Wilde
@ Big Horn 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.

Blockchain in Wyoming

Matt Kaufman
@ FTeton Room

Blockchain has been a hot topic in Wyoming the past two years. This session will provide an overview of what blockchain technology is, why Wyoming is at the center of global conversations surrounding blockchain development, what the impact in Wyoming has been to date, and what lies ahead for technology development in Wyoming surrounding blockchain.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

Robin Kepple
@ Wyoming Ballroom B

Do you know how to react if suddenly confronted by a bear or mountain lion? This presentation will provide practical information on preventing conflicts and what to do in an encounter with a large carnivore. Topics will include bear and mountain lion food habits, where one would expect to encounter these animals, understanding their behavior, what to do in an encounter and the proper use of bear spray. We'll also talk about the potential dangers from moose and how to react if you suddenly come face to face with a moose.

Causes and Contributing Factors of Occupational Fatalities in Wyoming

Christian Graham, Meredith Towle
@ Wyoming Ballroom C

According to the U.S. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, Wyoming consistently has a high occupational fatality rate. This session will explore how fatility data is tracked and provide information on the causes and distribution of occupational deaths. This session also will provide some of the causes and contributing factors discovered through the OSHA investigations of fatalities.

Workers' Compensation Risk Management - What They Can Do to Help You

Nichole Brommer, Lauren White, Nick Pisciotti
@ Yellowstone Room

The Workers' Compensation Risk Management team is committed to building a relationship with your business. This will include an overview of the services Risk Management provides, including discounts available to employers registered and in good standing with Workers' Compensation. Risk Management is happy to meet with employers in a one-on-one basis, but in the meantime, this presentation will cover the basics of discount programs, base rates, Experience Modification Rates (EMR) and much more.

Drug Impairment in Wyoming

Ashley Schluck
@ Wyoming Ballroom A

Get an overview of the drug-impaired driving problem and the substantive areas of drug impairment detection and discuss current drug trends. Ashley also will discuss the categories of drugs, signs and symptoms of drug influence, and the role of a drug recognition expert and toxicology in developing detection of drug impairment.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

John Mulcare, Susan Talkington
@ Wyoming Ballroom D

We will discuss new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations affecting the industry. We will provide an overview on the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, Entry Level Driver Training, and Hours of Service.

Tuesday, July 9th @ Little America
1:15 - 2:00pm 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Next Generation Sector Partnerships Overview

John Melville
@ Wyoming Ballroom A

A new way to get results for industries and communities in Wyoming: An introduction to Next Generation Sector Partnerships, how they are different and why they are multiplying in Wyoming and across the country.

Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Kelly Roseberry
@ Wyoming Ballroom 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.

Small Business Best Practices

John Privette
@ Wyoming Ballroom B

As your business grows, you will need to change to adapt to new circumstances. Typically a small business experiments with different ways of working to see which suits its business best. A more effective way of making changes is to look at how successful businesses operate and to introduce their ways of working into your own business. This "best practice" approach is the process of finding and using ideas and strategies from outside your company and industry to improve performance in any given area. This session will review general best practices a small business can consider that will reduce costs, avoid mistakes and improve performance.

ATV Safety

Brian Sebade
@ Teton Room

This course will cover the basics of safe riding and handling practices for ATVs when working. The presenters will use PowerPoint presentations, information handouts and miniature ATVs to help present this safety information.

Opioid Use in the Workplace

Meredith Towle, Susie Harrison
@ Wyoming Ballroom C

This session will provide an overview of the DWS chronic pain management guidelines and a complete review of statistics and impacts, resources and drug testing responsibilities and options for employers.

Injury Claims Case Management Panel

Jodi Bower, Joe Underwood, Scott Rigg
@ Big Horn Room

Join this panel-style presentation to discuss frequent issues such as roles, return to work advice and pitfalls, record keeping responsibilities, preauthorizations, final determinations and fraud warnings.

Check to Protect (VIN Checks for Safety Recalls)

Tom Musick
@ Yellowstone Room

More than one in five vehicles in Wyoming has an open safety recall. Is your fleet safe? What about your personal vehicle? Learn how the National Safety Council can help you find and fix open safety recalls by searching up to 10,000 VINs at a time through its Check To Protect campaign.

DUI Court

Kurt Zunker
@ Sheridan Room

Driving while Under the Influence (DUI) is the No. 1 arrested offense in Wyoming and in Laramie County. In 2018, 3,355 individuals were arrested for DUI in the State with 1,778 of those arrests occurring in Laramie County. DUI Court programs are dedicated to changing the behavior of alcohol/drug dependent offenders convicted of DUI. The mission of the Laramie County DUI Court is to use a comprehensive coordinated, and proactive approach in order to reduce the threat impaired drivers place on our community. By using a wide-ranging and dynamic approach, the Laramie County DUI Court effectively reduces the number of repeat impaired driving offenders on our streets.

Tuesday, July 9th @ Little America
2:15 - 3:00pm 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Small Business Guide to Business Entities

Lee Dickinson
@ Wyoming Ballroom A

Join an in-depth discussion of the universal qualities of all business entities (e.g., personal asset protection, ownership, management etc.); the difference between key types of entities, with a focus on LLCs and corporations; and the key documents, terms, and internal roles that small business owners are likely to encounter. The primary goals of this program are to "demystify" entities, understand universal principles of running them and learn what makes each unique.

Youth Experiences in the Workplace

Christina West, Mike Griffin
@ Sheridan Room

Working with young adults can be a rewarding experience and employers can find satisfaction in knowing they are contributing to the future success of not only the young adult, but to the future Wyoming workforce. This presentation will provide an overview of Youth Work Experiences and the benefits for you, the employer. Work Experiences are career preparation activities in which young adults are doing real work at your business, for real pay, which is provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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

Teresa Wilde
@ Big Horn 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.

ATV Safety

Brian Sebade
@ Teton Room

This course will cover the basics of safe riding and handling practices for ATVs when working. The presenters will use PowerPoint presentations, information handouts and miniature ATVs to help present this safety information.

Workers' Compensation Discount Program Workshop

Nichole Brommer, Karen Godman
@ Wyoming Ballroom D

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 employers enroll and complete the requirements to receive the highest discount possible.

Working with OSHA Consultation

Brad Westby, Lance Naef
@ Yellowstone Room

With this free consultation service, your business can improve its occupational safety and health management systems. The Consultation program provides technical assistance at no charge to private and public sector employers upon request. Our consultants conduct health and safety surveys and identify hazards, but there is no fine or penalty. We will provide corrective measures to make sure your employees are working in a safe environment.

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication

Mohamed Ahmed
@ Wyoming Ballroom C

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication can be used to prevent accidents from happening, as well as to update variable speed limit signs. Find out more about this exciting technology and Wyoming's role in the pilot project.

K-9 Presentation

Mike Petruso
@ Wyoming Ballroom B

Learn first-hand from a handler and K9 about reasonable suspicion and probable cause and how it relates to workforce, drug enforcement, and safe driving.

Tuesday, July 9th @ Little America
3:15 - 4:00pm 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82009

Small Business Guide to Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and Trade Secrets

Lee Dickinson
@ Wyoming Ballroom A

This presentation focuses on the differences between types of intellectual property (IP); how to select a business name or trademark; and how to protect the types of IP that most entrepreneurs or small businesses commonly deal with (e.g., trademarks, trade secrets). The primary goals of this program are to help business owners understand common terms used in IP, identify types of IP that they may own or want to develop, and explain how to protect these valuable business assets.

State of the State on Wyoming Broadband

Russ Elliott
@ Teton Room

In the past nine months, Wyoming has seen the introduction of a Broadband Grant Program and a State Broadband Plan and website/mapping initiative. Trust has been built with state and national providers by making discussion inclusive, open and mission-driven, and Russ Elliott has participated in countless community and statewide discussions on improving broadband throughout the vast expanse of Wyoming, one of only six Frontier States in the country.

The Basics of Risk and Insurance: What Every Employer Should Know

Bill Cole, D'Anna Feurt
@ Wyoming Ballroom B

This session will include a brief discussion of the Insurance department's role in the regulation of the insurance industry within the state of Wyoming. Department staff will also discuss various risks that small employers may face and ways employers may choose to mitigate those risks.

OSHA Compliance for State Agencies

Daniel Bulkley
@ Wyoming Ballroom C

How does OSHA work? And what is its jurisdiction for public sector employees, application to state agencies and employees, and what must state agencies do to be in compliance (first steps)? This session covers all of that. The first step for any employer is to assess workplaces and develop a PPE assessment to determine job task hazards and what specific PPE would be needed, then certify and train all those performing that work as part of their job tasks.

What to Know if You're Visited by OSHA

Karen Godman
@ Big Horn Room

This session will cover the basic principles of OSHA's inspection procedures and will demonstrate what employers can expect during an inspection

What are Prestige Programs and What are the Benefits

Brad Westby
@ Yellowstone Room

Wyoming OSHA implements three Prestige Programs: VPP, SHARP & EVTAP. The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recognize employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries. The benefits of being in VPP include lower workers compensation costs, and VPP companies are exempt from OSHA Compliance inspections. The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program services and operate exemplary safety and health programs. The Employer Voluntary Technical Assistance Program (EVTAP) is designed to provide a more healthful and safe work environment for employees through developing working relationships between the company & WYOSHA to empower the company to reach a level of self-sufficiency in the area of health and safety so as to be self-policing with little or no guidance from OSHA.

Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Chad Seidel, Jennifer Wilch
@ Sheridan Room

While most Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance claims are legitimate, many claims are inflated or even fraudulent. This session will discuss the red flags often associated with fraudulent claims.

Drug Recognition Expert

A.W. Bruning, Marc Russell
@ Wyoming Ballroom D

Wyoming is cracking down on driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The Drug Recognition Expert program in Wyoming and the current trends we are seeing regarding DUI enforcement will be discussed in this presentation.

Wednesday, July 10th @ Fire/Rescue Training Center
8:00am - 4:30pm 7222 Commerce Circle, Cheyenne, WY 82007

Managing Excavation Hazards

Seth Calkins

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 be able to describe the duties of a competent person in excavation work and a knowledge of the skills required to perform these duties.

Breathing New Life Into the Control of Respirable Silica

George Flynn

This course is designed for those seeking to teach, coach and mentor worker safety specific to the awareness and control of the hazards posed by respirable silica in the construction industry. Participants will practice communication and instructional techniques to improve the outcomes of worker safety training.

Wednesday, July 10th @ Cheyenne Business Center
8:00am - 4:00pm 1510 E Pershing Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Crash Simulator (Roll Over and Seatbelt Convincer)

@ Parking Lot