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WABA Safety Day

July 13, 2017

Wilderness Resort & Convention Center
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

Are your safety programs thorough and complete? Is your safety training effective and up-to-date? Can your facility "PASS" an OSHA inspection?

If the answer is not a definite "YES!", You need to attend!!


Click on the titles to download the handouts for each subject

8:30-8:45Welcome - Jim Nolte, WABA Safety Director
8:45-9:45General Session - OSHA Update
Presented by Jess McCluer - NGFA – Vice President Safety and Regulatory Affairs
This session will provide an update on emerging regulatory issues within OSHA and what impact, if any, the new administration has or may have in the future.
9:55-10:55Breakout Session A
Session #1 - Developing Loss Driver Focused Safety Training Programs
Presented by Ted Hayes – M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc. – Senior Risk Manager
This session will assist those tasked with training responsibilities on methods to assess and develop effective safety training programs for your organization. Topics discussed include how to assess major loss drivers for your organization and industry, compliance training vs. loss driver training, training long term employees vs. new employees and fleet/general liability training.
HAT Hazard Identified Table
Risk Assessment Form

Session #2 – Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Update
Presented by Jane Hewston-Larson – DATCP
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revised the 1992 Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulation to increase protection from pesticide exposure for the nation’s two million agricultural workers and their families who both use and come into contact with pesticides on farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses. This session will cover those changes such as training, age limits, respiratory protection, PPE, signage and recordkeeping.
Worker Protection Standard Resource
Worker Protection Standard Nitrogen Inhibitors

11:00-12:00Breakout Session B

Session #1 – Arc Flash Safety Program and NFPA 70E
Presented by Jay Smith – Executive Vice President – Lewellyn Technology
The practical application of NFPA 70E to real-world electrical safety programs and OSHA compliance can be confusing and overwhelming. By attending this session, you’ll learn the components of a complete electrical safety program that go above and beyond minimum compliance to truly keep your workers safe from hazards. Whether you’ve fully implemented an electrical and arc flash safety program or you’re starting from scratch, you’ll gain valuable knowledge based on Smith’s experience in managing NFPA 70E implementation projects for thousands of companies over the past 13 years.

Session #2 – How does OSHA being on Hyperdrive Impact Potential Inspections?
Presented by Eric Hobbs – Shareholder – Ogletree Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
In the past several years OSHA has published new standards and regulations and has pushed out an unprecedented number of new "interpretations" and enforcement directives. What difference do they all make in the event you are inspected? How, if at all, should you prepare for or handle an OSHA inspection differently in light of them? This session will consider the new activity by OSHA that is relevant and answer those questions.
12:45-1:45General Session - Every Step You Take!
Presented by Mary Bauer – Compliance Assistance Specialist – Eau Claire OSHA Office
STF stands for “Slips-Trips-Falls”. It is a leading cause of injuries on the job. OSHA recently revised (updated) Subpart D: “Walking-Working Surfaces”. This presentation will address the general changes with a focus on fixed ladders.
1:55-2:55Breakout Session C
Session #1 – OSHA Recordkeeping and Anti-Retaliation Regulation Update
Presented by Chuck Palmer – Partner – Michael Best and Friedrich LLP
At the end of 2016, OSHA issued its long awaited Rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. The new rule as issued requires employers to begin reporting their injury and illness data into a recordkeeping webpage starting in 2017 that will be open to the public. This new rule also contains anti-retaliation regulations that prohibit policies such as post-accident drug testing, safety incentive programs and the prompt reporting of injuries where discipline under those policies can be viewed as retaliation for injury reporting by employees. This session will explain the latest developments under the OSHA recordkeeping and anti-retaliation regulations and provide helpful tips for compliance with OSHA requirements.
Session #2 – Air Permitting and Emission Requirements for Grain Elevators
Presented by Lisa Ashenbrenner-Hunt and Renee Lesjak Bashel – WI DNR
Environmental matters for small businesses such as grain elevators can be complex, but the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) is here to help. The SBEAP will be presenting on typical permit options for grain elevators as well information on how to calculate emissions, typical exemption thresholds, examples of processes that may require a permit and how to maintain compliance.
3:00-3:20Wrap Up, complete survey, etc.

Schedule subject to last minute changes!