Safety Summit Schedule

IEC Safety Summit

August 20 - 21, 2024 | Milwaukee, WI

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Tuesday, August 20 

*The Milwaukee Tour of their Mukwonago facility is only available to the first 80 contractor member registrants!

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM          Registration

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM          Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM          OSHA Regulatory and Enforcement Update: Heat, Union Organizers, and More!

 SpeakerEric E. Hobbs, Ogletree Deakins
                                                                                                                      DescriptionOne of the nation’s leading OSHA lawyers and chair of the Ogletree Deakins Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group, Eric Hobbs, will provide an overview of OSHA’s regulatory priorities and initiatives as well as update on the agency’s enforcement actions impacting contractors in the electrical industry. 
 Learning Objectives

1. Understand OSHA’s regulatory priorities 

2. Understand OSHA’s enforcement actions targeting the industry 

3. Learn how to be prepared for an OSHA inspection

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM          Milwaukee Tour 1 - Mukwonago Facility*

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM     Education Session

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM     Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM     PPE Best Practices

12:45 pm - 1:45 PM        Lunch

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM          Milwaukee Tour 2 - Mukwonago Facility*

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM          Education Session

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM          Break

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM          Training – The Forgotten Frontier

 SpeakerShelby Pennington, MSF Electric, Inc.
                                                                                                                                  DescriptionIn this 1-hour session, our guest speaker will keep you on the edge of your seats as the intricacies and pitfalls of both employee training and training requirements are unpacked in a non-stop, action-packed adventure that is rivaled only by a summertime blockbuster movie. Show up or be one of the people that wish you did. This is the way.
 Learning Objectives

1. How much training is “enough”.

2. DRADS – Simple training methodology

3. Actual solutions from a guy with dirty fingernails

5:30 PM                             Welcome Reception


Wednesday August 21  

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM           Registration

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM           Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM         Suicide Prevention

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM       Construction Focus Four: Fall Hazards

 SpeakerTimothy R. Fisher, American Society of Safety Professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DescriptionWhat is OSHA’s Focus Four and which controls can we implement to mitigate the risk? Construction and demolition safety and health continues to be an ongoing significant issue for OSHA. Occupational Safety and Health [OSH] Professionals know that construction and demolition is considered to be one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Construction and demolition inspections also comprise 60% of OSHA total inspections. The session will be focus on the OSHA four areas or “Focus Four” that OSHA recommends for hazard/exposure remediations and training addressing: Fall Hazards, Caught-In or -Between, Struck-By, and Electrocution.
 Learning Objectives

1. To give a successful presentation addressing the OSHA Focus Four and explain how they impact OSH in the construction and demolition industry and why we should care as OSH Professionals.

2. Providing additional tangible information such as use of the applicable voluntary national consensus standards and how they are utilized in the public and private sector to address the OSHA Focus Four hazards and exposures.

3. Present examples of how companies and contractors have implemented different programs to address OSHA Focus Four hazards and exposures.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM       Break

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM       Risk Management Culture

 SpeakerJason Kerr, Federated Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DescriptionAt the heart of any strong risk management program is the business’s culture. Culture is comprised of many things, including a company’s mission, vision, operational initiatives, goals and objectives, and much more. We will discuss how culture begins at the top with strong leadership, enables educated employees to be empowered to make sound decisions, and ends with all employees taking control and being held accountable for their actions. We will show how a strong risk management culture can have a positive financial impact. Finally, we will challenge participants to think about their current risk management programs and ask themselves if their positive results are attributed to being lucky or being good.
 Learning Objectives

1. Teaching a business how to create a risk management culture

2. Showing how a sound risk management culture can have positive financial impact on a business

3. Challenging company leadership with its risk management culture through initiative, goals, and objectives.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM         Lunch

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM           NFPA 70E: Overview, Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM           Break

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM           Ergonomics