Friday, January 18, 2019
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – Heritage Room – 3rd Floor Atrium 

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm – 3rd Floor Atrium 

GENERAL SESSIONS 

EARLY BIRD SESSION – 8:00 am- 8:30 am- VICTORIA A

Moderator:     Dennis E. Parnell, Executive Director, NC Safety Conference, Inc, Roanoke Rapids, NC 

8:00 – 8:30    Benchmark: Non-recordable Programs in Rehab to Reduce Worker's Comp Costs  

                Speaker: Leslie Aldrich, ATC, CEAS, Director of Employer Services, Benchmark Rehab Partners, Atlanta, GA 

8:30 – 8:45    Visit the Exhibits 

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SESSION   8:45 am – 10:15 am – VICTORIA A

Sponsored by Faztek, LLC

Moderator:    Dennis E. Parnell, Executive Director, NC Safety Conference, Inc., Roanoke Rapids, NC 

8:45 – 10:00    Safe 4 the Right Reasons

                         Speaker:  Dale Lesinski, Vice President, Sales and Training, DiVal Safety, Buffalo NY 

 This program addresses what most companies are suffering with; an ineffective or absent safety culture.  Often, we as safety professionals know where we want to take our safety culture, what we lack is an effective plan to get us there. It often results in a “Pie in the sky” ideal or quickly fades away as another “Flavor of the day” failure with meager results. 

This session utilizes the proven Safe 4 the Right Reasons program as the foundation to build from by creating a legacy message that companies can use in all aspects of their daily, weekly and monthly operations. 

In this session we will address the key components to an Effective Safety Culture by incorporating all levels of management, including our strongest link, supervision, to make this program successful. 

Let’s face it, we are Safety Marketers – we are attempting to influence our employees and drive them to want what we are offering, being safe so they can continue to take care of their families and loved ones. 

 

Already have an effective program? Fantastic, let this program enhance your current existing safety culture by giving your program a different twist, keeping it fresh and engaging. You can never have too much of a good thing and this program demonstrates this perfectly. 

10:00 -10:15   Visit the Exhibits 

10:15-11:15     Why our safety meetings stink  

                        Speaker:  Judy Trent, Training Division Coordinator, Sales and Training, DiVal Safety, Buffalo NY 

111:15 – 12:30 NC STATEWIDE SAFETY TALK CONTEST AND AWARDS

Moderator:    Charles R. “Buster” Dawson, Board Chairman, NC Safety Conference, Inc., Wilson, NC                                                                                                                                                      

NC Statewide Safety Talk Competition – Regional Safety Contest Winners, AWARDS AND DOOR PRIZES 

12:30 – 1:30   Visit the Exhibits

ASSE LUNCHEON – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – COLONY BC

Moderator Adam Coffey, Western Carolina Chapter President, Hickory, NC

Luncheon Tickets Required – Tickets available at ASSE Booth # 02 in the Exhibit Hall or from your local ASSE Chapter President

Effective Strategies for Maintaining Employee Engagement

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  Speaker:  Rixio E. Medina, CSP, CPP, President Elect - American Society of Safety Engineers, Park Ridge, IL.

INDUSTRIAL SESSIONS – 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

(1)   BLUE ASHE –

Moderator:    Harry Kagel, Safety Coordinator, Spirit Aero, Kinston, NC 

1:30 – 2:15   Creating an Effective Safety Campaign

          Speaker:  Dale Lesinski, Vice President, Sales and Training, DiVal Safety, Buffalo NY       

2:15 – 2:30     Visit the Exhibits 

2:30 – 3:15    Safety is a Tool for Life

          Speaker:  Ron Goodrich, Motivational Speaker & Trainer, DiVal Safety, Buffalo, NY 

(2) TANGLEWOOD

Moderator:     Tim Spittle, Safety Manager for Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC                     

1:30 – 2:15     PESTICIDE APPLICATORS CONTINUING CERTIFICATION CREDIT(1 Hour each session Credit for ALL Sub-classes) 

                      “Pesticide Update Part 1”

                        Speaker: c, NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division, Raleigh, NC 

2:15 – 3:15     Visit the Exhibits 

3:15 – 4:00     Pesticide Update Part 2

            Speaker: Sidney Ross & Travis Snodgrass, NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division, Raleigh, NC 

(3) SANDPIPER

Moderator:     David Bell, Safety Coordinator, Lenox China, Kinston, NC  

1:30 – 2:15     Hand Protection - Cut Protection to the Next Level

                        Speaker:  Michelle Glukowsky, Regional Sales Manager, Protective Industrial Products Baltimore, MD   

2:15 – 3:15     Visit the Exhibits 

3:15 – 4:00    Rooftop Fall Protection-“Understanding the Rooftop Fall Hazards and OSHA Regulations

                          Speaker: Paul Sperling, Fall Protection Specialist, Bluewater Manufacturing, Houston, Texas 

(4) AUGUSTA A

Moderator:    Buford Ellis, Corporate Account Manager, CA Short, Shelby, NC   

1:30 – 2:15    Safegagement”

 Speaker: Jeff Ross, President/CFO, C.A. Short Company, Shelby, NC

 2:15 – 3:15     Visit the Exhibits 

3:15 – 4: 15    Safegagement”

                                   Speaker: Jeff Ross, President/CFO, C.A. Short Company, Shelby, NC 

(5) AUGUSTA B

Moderator:    Michael Bingham, EHS Professional, Duke Energy, Franklin, NC 

1:30 – 2:15      Overhead Crane and Hoist Operation”

   Speakers: Brian Payne, Director of Training, Engineered Systems, Duncan, SC 

2:15 – 3:15     Visit the Exhibits 

3:15 – 4:00      Fall Protection”

   Speakers: Brian Payne, Director of Training, Engineered Systems, Duncan, SC 

(6) COLONY A

Sponsored by NC Trucking Association, Safety and Human Resources Council

Moderator: Crystal Collins, President, North Carolina Trucking Association, Raleigh, NC

1:30 – 2:15   “Fatigue is Dangerous. You Can Make a Difference”

                                Speaker: Michael Trufant, Division Manager, Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc., Asheville, NC

  Learn how to recognize deceptive behavior during an interview, how to create an environment where the truthful person can exist, but creates a lot of problems for the liar.   

2:15 – 3:15     Visit the Exhibits 

3:15 – 4:00    “Fatigue is Dangerous. You Can Make a Difference”

                                Speaker: Michael Trufant, Division Manager, Aeroflow Healthcare, Inc., Asheville, NC             

 

EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES – 4:30 pm

About Us

This is the largest conference of its kind on the East Coast. Many networking opportunities with safety professionals and awesome vendors! Please join us in the name of safety! The Conference shall function as a non-political, non-commercial organization with special emphasis on accident prevention and safety motivation.