Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10:15 am

Complacency=Catastrophe (Basic-Advanced) Keith Jenks, Owner, Keiths Korner Safety.

On July 12, 2013, Keith Jenks was involved in a near death 480v electrical explosion.  He will share his story of how the role of complacency at work and at home can have tragic results.  Keith’s brutal honesty about his attitude prior to the accident will be very moving.  During this presentation he holds nothing back from the reality of the accident.  Keith will draw a picture of a life of hard work and dedication to getting the job done.  It is with his faith, family and the support of many people he has returned to work despite having a permanent obstacle.  The presentation will contain graphic images of Keith while he was in the ICU that will not be appropriate for everyone.

11:30 am

Re-Train.  Re-Enforce.  Re-Communicate.  Common solutions, but do they help? (Intermediate) Chris Eckert, President, Sologic.

Commonly, solutions to problems are limited to Re-Train, Re-Enforce, and Re-Communicate.  Yet, experience shows these activities rarely make any difference, let along long-standing improvement.  Break-through solutions that yield lasting results occur when teams follow a structured approach to problem solving that includes identification of the cause and effect relationships.

This presentation will illustrate the key steps involved for discovery of innovative, effective solutions for any type of problem.

1:45 pm

Accident in Utilities; Is it Human Error or Something Else? (Intermediate) Oscar Rodriguez-Franco, CIH.

Human error is the most frequently cited contributory cause to accidents in the electric utility industry.  This presentation will explore human error as a consequence of latent systemic deviations, rather than the direct cause of many safety incidents.

3:15 pm

Improving Safety Through Error Reduction (Intermediate) Steve Sienko, CUSP, Dean Smith, CUSP, and Jeff Shingler, Ex. Dir. Elec. Operations, Consumers Energy.

This session will be an overview of the error reduction system, performance modes, traps, triggers and tools.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am

Re-Train.  Re-Enforce.  Re-Communicate.  Common solutions, but do they help? (Intermediate) Chris Eckert, President, Sologic.

Commonly, solutions to problems are limited to Re-Train, Re-Enforce, and Re-Communicate.  Yet, experience shows these activities rarely make any difference, let along long-standing improvement.  Break-through solutions that yield lasting results occur when teams follow a structured approach to problem solving that includes identification of the cause and effect relationships.

This presentation will illustrate the key steps involved for discovery of innovative, effective solutions for any type of problem.

10:15 am

Complacency=Catastrophe (Basic-Advanced) Keith Jenks, Owner, Keiths Korner Safety.

On July 12, 2013, Keith Jenks was involved in a near death 480v electrical explosion.  He will share his story of how the role of complacency at work and at home can have tragic results.  Keith’s brutal honesty about his attitude prior to the accident will be very moving.  During this presentation he holds nothing back from the reality of the accident.  Keith will draw a picture of a life of hard work and dedication to getting the job done.  It is with his faith, family and the support of many people he has returned to work despite having a permanent obstacle.  The presentation will contain graphic images of Keith while he was in the ICU that will not be appropriate for everyone.

12:30 pm

Counting Calories – No It’s Not About Food (Advanced) Brian Foy, Engineer, Dow DuPont.

PPE garments for both NFPA 2112 fire protection and NFPA 70E arc protection both use calories as the unit of energy from the fire or arc blast.  So, same measurement units mean the threat is the same, right?  Well no.  Protecting a worker from an arc blast is different than protecting a worker from fire.  A fire and an arc blast are different.  The PPE response is different.  Expecting your arc blast PPE to protect in a fire can leave your workers exposed.  The same is true for PPE designed for a fire threat in an arc blast event. 

DuPont makes NOMEX ® and NOMEX ® MHP performance products used to protect workers from both fire and arc blast.  DuPont will speak to both – equally and credibly.  Come listen, learn and participate in the discussion of the fire and arc blast testing standards, what the performance differences are, what it means and how to apply them in your own hazard assessments.

1:45 pm

Improving Safety Through Error Reduction (Intermediate) Steve Sienko, CUSP, Dean Smith, CUSP, and Jeff Shingler, Ex. Dir. Elec. Operations, Consumers Energy.

This session will be an overview of the error reduction system, performance modes, traps, triggers and tools.

3:15 pm

Stress Management for Safety (Intermediate) Oscar Rodriguez-Franco, CIH, Lansing Board of Water and Light.

High stress levels can impair an employee’s concentration, cognitive information processing, decision making, and work behavior.  The role of supervisor, safety climate, and other contributing factors will be discussed, including mitigating strategies.

Public Utilities Division Roster

Chair: Chris Wilfong, CHSP, CUSA, CompOne Administrators

Committee:

Bruce Gasaway, The ASU Group

Tracy Hazel, Advanced Training and Consulting LLC

Jay Jacobs, Consumers Energy 

Dennis Kerr, Retired 

George Schomberger, DTE Energy  

Steven Sienko, Consumers Energy

 

Future Conference Dates

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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