Safety Day

July 19, 2018

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

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!!


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Continental Western Group

United Cooperative


8:30-9:00 - Welcome/Opening Presentation by Jim Nolte WABA Safety Director and Angela Bunker WABA Safety Committee Member

9:00-10:00 - General Session – Take Back Our Roads: A Personal Story on Distracted Driving
Presented by: Thomas Goeltz, Vice President Risk Management Services, Hays Companies

This presentation will focus on the dangers and risks encountered by employees and other drivers on the road who engage in cell phone use while driving. The importance of comprehensive company policies prohibiting the use of cell phones to conduct company business while driving will also be discussed.

10:15-11:15 - Breakout Session A

Session #1 – OSHA Update
Presented by: Jess McCluer, NGFA, Vice President Safety and Regulatory Affairs

This session will provide an update on the current status of OSHA staffing appointments and agency operations as well as information on recent enforcement activity. Information regarding the newly formed NGFA/OSHA Alliance and recent Grain Stand Up campaign, as well as updates on Subpart D enforcement issues and the latest on electronic recordkeeping requirements are just some of the topics that will be discussed.

Session #2– Vehicle and Shop Safety
Presented by: Will Petska, Tractor Central, LLC, HR/Safety Manager

Virtually all facilities perform some level of maintenance in a building or out in the field. Many accidents are caused by improper blocking, cribbing and bracing of equipment allowing the equipment to fall and crush the worker. Lockout procedures for vehicles and equipment will be highlighted as will common shop safety and health hazards.

11:30-12:30 - Breakout Session B

Session #1 – Safety and Production Benefits of Preventative Maintenance Programs
Presented by: Ed LaPreze, Pepper Maintenance and John Lee, Safety Director, Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
Presentation #1 •  Presentation #2

It’s incredibly important to be cost efficient in the grain industry, but what happens when facilities start cutting costs by overlooking preventative and reliability maintenance procedures? In this session, discover how practicing consistent maintenance can actually save your company money, keep your employees and workplace safe and comply with OSHA requirements.

Session #2 – Recent Changes in the Anhydrous Ammonia Industry
Presented by: John Rebholz, IL Fertilizer & Chemical Association, Director Safety & Education

Anhydrous Ammonia is still a valuable source of nitrogen in the Midwest, however due to increased regulations many Ag retailers within the last five years decided to opt out of the ammonia business. We will take a look at current facility upgrades within the Ag ammonia industry and safety issues Ag retailers still face.

12:30-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-3:30 - General Session

35 Lifesaving Tips When Facing an Armed Intruder or Active Shooter in the Workplace
Presented by: Ted Hayes, M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc., Senior Risk Manager

Armed intruders and active shooter situations are occurring with greater frequency every year in schools, workplaces and other public establishments. Knowing exactly what to do, and not do, during those first few minutes may mean the difference between life and death for you, a coworker and many others in your building.

3:30-3:45 - Wrap Up, complete survey, etc.

Thank you to our web sponsors:
CHS Syngenta True North Consultants Ag Systems