78th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference

May 13-16, 2008

Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, North Carolina

Conference Theme:
Safety—Inspiration & Instruction

Program Virtual Exhibit Hall 2009 Dates Preregistration Form Housing Form More Information

Program

Preliminary Program

This web page contains an updatable HTML version of the program for the 2008 North Carolina Statewide Safety Conference. The program on web page is subject to change. A PDF version of the printed version of the conference program will be posted here when received. This page was last updated 16 May 2008.

 

Tuesday Sessions—May 13, 2008—Certification Day

Conference Registration—8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

Exhibit Hall Closed During Exhibitor Setup—4:00-9:00 p.m.

N.C. Association of Local Government Employee Safety Officials Workshop—8:30-11:45 a.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

Moderators: Ben Stacy, Safety Coordinator, Charlotte Department of Transportation, Charlotte, NC; and Cathy Coomer, Health & Safety Manager, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

8:30-8:45 a.m.—Welcome and Announcements—Speaker: Cathy Coomer, President, NCALGESO; and Health & Safety Manager, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

8:45-9:45 a.m.—Safety Starts at the Top—Speaker: Lisa Foster-Morrow, CET, Sr. Environmental, Safety and Health Administrator, Continental, Fletcher, NC

9:45-10:00 a.m.—Break

10:00-10:40 a.m.—Getting Prepared for the Star Program—Speaker: Rebecca Morrow, Public Works Safety Officer, Person County, Roxboro, NC

10:40-11:45 a.m.—OSHA Special Emphasis Program—Speaker: Steve Davis, Compliance Officer, N.C. Department of Labor, Asheville, NC

NCALGESO Luncheon & Board Meeting—11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom B

Moderator: Cathy Coomer, President, NCALGESO, Health & Safety Manager, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

Luncheon tickets are $10 each. Please contact Cathy Coomer at (828) 250-5480 for Advance Luncheon Tickets.

N.C. Funeral Directors Association—8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.—Augusta Room

(5 hours Professional Growth)

Moderators: Jerry VeHaun, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC; Larry Stegall, N.C. Funeral Directors Association, Raleigh, NC; and Larry Garriss, Halifax County, Halifax, NC

8:00-9:30 a.m.—Emergency Planning for Funeral Service Industry—Speaker: Jerry VeHaun, Emergency Services Director, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

9:30-9:45 a.m.—Break

9:45-11:15 a.m.—Emergency Planning for Funeral Service Industry—Speaker: Jerry VeHaun, Emergency Services Director, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.—Lunch on Your Own

12:15-1:15 p.m.—Emergency Planning for Funeral Service Industry—Speaker: Jerry VeHaun, Emergency Services Director, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

1:15-1:30 p.m.—Break

1:30-2:30 p.m.—Emergency Planning for Funeral Service Industry—Speaker: Jerry VeHaun, Emergency Services Director, Buncombe County Government, Asheville, NC

2:30 p.m.—Certificate Presentation

Water/Wastewater Operators Workshop—8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.—Grandover Room

(6 hours Professional Growth)

Moderators: Stephanie Glasgow, OWASA, Carrboro, NC; David Vann, Coty, Sanford, NC; and Geri Brown, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, Charlotte, NC

8:00-9:00 a.m.—Related Health Risks—Speaker: Eric Johnson, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Fuquay-Varina, NC

9:00-9:15 a.m.—Break

9:15-10:15 a.m.—Lifting Safety—Speaker: Mike Bingham, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Franklin, NC

10:15-11:15 a.m.—Heat Stress—Speaker: Michael Nance, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Belmont, NC

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.—Lunch on Your Own

12:15-1:15 p.m.—Power Tool Safety—Speaker: Alvin Scott, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Wilson, NC

1:15-2:15 p.m.—Confined Space—Speaker: Markus Elliott, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Whiteville, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.—Accident Prevention—Speaker: Randy Cranfill, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Yadkinville, NC

3:30 p.m.—Certificate Presentation

Pesticide Applicators Continuing Certification Credit—3:00-4:00 p.m.—Grandover West

(1 Hour Credit for Subclasses L, D, N, O, X)

Moderator: Andy Spradley, Safety Manager, Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC

3:00-4:00 p.m.—Worker Protection Standard & Chemical Hazards—Speaker: Amanda Stone, Buncombe County Extension Agent, Asheville, NC

N.C. Statewide Safety Talk Contest—4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

Moderator: Dennis E. Parnell, Director of Safety Education, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

N.C. Statewide Safety Talk Competition—Regional Safety Contest Winners

Wednesday Sessions—May 14, 2008

Conference Registration—8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

Exhibit Hall Open—8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

General Sessions

Early Bird Session—8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

8:00-8:45 a.m.—The John Martin Story—Speaker: John Martin, Consultant, Martin Safety Solutions, Charleston, SC

8:45-9:15 a.m.—Break

Workers' Compensation Session—9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

Moderator: Pamela T. Young, Chair, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

9:15-10:00 a.m.—Accident Investigation Skit—Speaker: NCIC Players, Safety Education Section, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

10:00-10:15 a.m.—Break

10:15-11:00 a.m.—Life of a Claim—Speaker: Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

11:00 a.m.—Awards and Door Prizes—Speaker: Dennis Parnell, Director of Safety Education, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

American Society of Safety Engineers Luncheon—12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.—Colony Room BC

Moderator: Todd Ellis, President, Tarheel Chapter ASSE, Charlotte, NC

The Future of ASSE—Speaker: Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM President ASSE, DMAX, Ltd., Moraine, OH

Luncheon Tickets Required. Tickets are available at ASSE Booth in the Exhibit Hall or from your local ASSE Chapter President.

Industrial Sessions—1:30-4:00 p.m.

(1) Grandover West

Moderator: Andy Spradley, Safety Manager, Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Winery Lab Safety—Speaker: Andy Spradley, Safety Manager, Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

3:15-4:00 p.m.—Winery Safety—Speaker: Dan Tallman, Wine Maker, Château Morrisette, Floyd, VA

(2) Augusta Room

Moderators: Peggy Reynolds, Tyson Foods, Inc., Wilkesboro, NC; and Terry Tyree, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Durham, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Avian Influenza: What You Should Know—Speaker: Dr. Donna Carver, Associate Professor of Poultry Science, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

3:15-4:00 p.m.—Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Home and Work—Speaker: Fred Wells Brason II, Founder/President Coastland Ministries, North Wilkesboro, NC

(3) Tidewater Room

Moderators: Nelson Bailey, Safety Specialist, B/E Aerospace, Winston Salem, NC; and Jennie Maness, WorkSmart Solutions, LLC, Jamestown, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—The Role of Functional Testing in Workplace Injury Prevention—Speaker: Lindee Greer, PTA, C.E.A.S., Director of Training, WorkSTEPS, Inc, Austin, TX

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

3:15-4:00 p.m.—The Aging Workforce: Using Functional Testing for Workplace Wellness—Speaker: Lindee Greer, PTA, C.E.A.S., Director of Training, WorkSTEPS, Inc, Austin, TX

(4) Grandover East

Moderator: Mary Jo Press, Safety & Security Manager, Miller Brewing, Eden, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Employee Recognition—Speaker: Bill Sims, President, The Bill Sims Company, Columbia, SC

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

3:15-4:00 p.m.—Continuity of Operations After a Disaster—Speaker: William Moorhead, J.D., Director of Special Projects, EnviroSafe Consulting and Investigations, Inc., Graham, NC

(5) Pebble Beach Room

Sponsored by N.C. Trucking Association, Safety Management Council

Moderators: Rick Cates, NC Trucking Association, Raleigh, NC; Bill Seitz, Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, Hickory, NC; and Tom Thompson, Epes Carriers, Greensboro, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Limiting Your Liability After an Accident Occurs—Speaker: Kevin Chignell, Attorney, Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, Raleigh, NC

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall Closes—5:00 p.m.

Conference-Exhibitor Reception—5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom

The reception is open to all participants! Please join us for socializing with music and entertainment provided by Tom White, T. W. Entertainment, Selma, NC. Mr. Jerry Frazee and his associate will be on hand again this year providing FREE caricature drawings!

Thursday Sessions—May 15, 2008

Conference Registration—8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

Exhibit Hall Open—8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

General Sessions

Early Bird Session—8:00- 8:45 a.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

8:00-8:45 a.m.—The Heart of Safety—Speaker: Johnny Lee, President, Peace at Work, Raleigh, NC

8:45-9:15 a.m.—Break

Executive Management Session—9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

Moderator: Fletcher Bizzell, Glenoit LLC/Ex-Cell Home Fashions, Inc., Goldsboro, NC

9:15-10:00 a.m.—Investigations and Post-hire Background Checks for Safety & Security—Speaker: Johnny Lee, President, Peace at Work, Raleigh, NC

10:00-10:30 a.m.—Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.—Investigations and Post-hire Background Checks for Safety & Security—Speaker: Johnny Lee, President, Peace at Work, Raleigh, NC

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—N.C. Industrial Commission: Workers’ Comp Update—Speaker: Pamela T. Young, Chair, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

12:00-1:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

Occupational Health Nurses Association Luncheon—Registration Begins at 11:30 a.m.

12:00-1:00 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom BC

Moderator: Cara Winstead, RN, MPH, COHN-S, Education Director, NCAOHN, Cary, NC

Luncheon tickets available from NCOHN Association by Preregistration ONLY. Forms will be mailed.

For more information call Cara Winstead at (919) 362-1431 or e-mail cbwinstead@nc.rr.com

Carolinas Associated General Contractors Loss Prevention Committee Luncheon—11:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m.—Colony Room

Advance Luncheon Tickets Required. For tickets, contact Kenneth Boggs at (704) 372-1450, Ext. 5249, or e-mail: kboggs@carolinasagc.org

Moderator: Chip Pocock, Buckner Companies, Graham, NC

Creating a Culture of Safety Within Your Organization—Speaker: Wade Bibbee, Training Manager, Randy Smith Training Centers, Dallas, TX

Industrial Sessions—1:30-4:00 p.m.

(6) Occupational Health Nurses Section—Victoria Ballroom A

Sponsored by the N.C. Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Moderator: Cara Winstead, RN, MPH, COHN-S, Education Director, NCAOHN, Cary, NC

1:15-2:15 p.m.—How Employees Really Learn Safety and Health—Speaker: David Machles, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, Dimensions in Occupational Safety & Health, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.—How Employees Really Learn Safety and Health—Speaker: David Machles, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, Dimensions in Occupational Safety & Health, Raleigh, NC

(7) Grandover West

Moderators: Charles Buster Dawson, Turn-Key Contractors, Rocky Mount, NC; and Janet Sumner, R. N. Rouse & Company, Inc., Goldsboro, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Construction Fire Protection—Do You Have a Plan?—Speaker: John Shepardson, Safety Professional, Bovis Lend Lease, Charlotte, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Material Handling—Speaker: Jerry Evans, President, Evans & Associates, Raleigh, NC

(8) Auditorium IV

Moderators: Richard Collier, Louisiana Pacific Corp, Roaring River, NC; Randy Green, Georgia Pacific, Dudley, NC; and John Lemire, Forestry Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—The Power of Positive Re-enforcement—Speaker: John Martin, Martin Safety Solutions, Charleston, SC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Hazard Recognition—Speaker: John Martin, Martin Safety Solutions, Charleston, SC

(9) Pebble Beach Room

Moderator: Randy Cranfill, Safety Representative, NC Industrial Commission, Yadkinville, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Ergonomics 101—Speaker: Allison M. Anderson, MS, AEP, Ergonomist, The Ergonomics Center of NC, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Office Ergonomics 101—Speaker: Allison M. Anderson, MS, AEP, Ergonomist, The Ergonomics Center of NC, Raleigh, NC

(10) Blue Ashe Room

Moderator: Frank Merrell, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Pandemic Flu in Industry, Part One—Speaker: Dr. Leah Devlin, N.C. State Health Director, N.C. Department. Health & Human Services, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Pandemic Flu in Industry, Part Two—Speaker: Dr. Leah Devlin, N.C. State Health Director, N.C. Department. Health & Human Services, Raleigh, NC

(11) Augusta Room

Moderators: Geri Brown, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, Charlotte, NC; Dave Holloway, Public Works Commission, Fayetteville, NC; and Denise Kennedy, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Top Hazard Recognition Techniques—Speaker: Bill Taylor, Vice President, CTJ Safety, Durham, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—OSHA Required Training—What Training Do You Have to Do?—Speaker: Bill Taylor, Vice President, CTJ Safety, Durham, NC

Exhibit Hall Closes—3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Door Prize and Grand Prize Drawings will be held in the Exhibit Hall at 3:30 p.m. You must be present to win Grand Prize Drawing.

Friday Session—May 16, 2008

Occupational Safety & Health Workshop—9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

Co-sponsors: N.C. Department of Labor and Eastern Carolina, North Carolina, Tarheel, Triad, and Western Carolina chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers

Exhibitors: American Society of Safety Engineers (Point of Contact: Mark Jackson), N.C. Industrial Commission (Point of Contact: Dennis Parnell), N.C. Department of Labor (Point of Contact: Elliott Daigle), N.C. State University's Industrial Extension Service (Point of Contact: Wendy Laing)

Moderator: Elliott Daigle, Standards Supervisor, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

9:00-9:30 a.m.—OSHA Standards Update: Recently Adopted and Proposed Regulatory Requirements—Speaker: Elliott Daigle, Standards Supervisor, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

9:30-10:00 a.m.—Consultative Services Bureau Update—Speaker: John Bogner, Bureau Chief, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

10:00-10:20 a.m.—Break

10:20-10:50 a.m.—OHSAS 18001—Minimizing Risk to Employees & Improving Existing OH&S Management Systems—Speaker: Wendy Laing, CSP, NCSU Industrial Extension Service, Raleigh, NC

10:50-11:20 a.m.—OSHA Panel Discussion—Speakers:

Expert Panel, N.C. Department of Labor/OSH Division, Raleigh, NC

John Bogner, Bureau Chief, Consultative Services Bureau

Phil Hooper, Bureau Chief, East Compliance Bureau

Paul Sullivan, District Supervisor, West Compliance Bureau

Ed Geddie, Ph.D., Health Standards Officer, ETTA Bureau

Robby Jones, District Supervisor, West Compliance Bureau

11:20-11:50 a.m.—N.C. Department of Labor Update—Speaker: Allen McNeely, OSH Director, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Conference Closing Remarks and Announcement of 2009 Conference Dates—Speaker: Dennis E. Parnell, Director of Safety Education, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC 

NOTE:   This preliminary program is subject to change.
Please check http://www.ic.nc.gov/ for updates.
 


Mark your calendar now for the 79th Annual

N.C. Statewide Safety Conference

May 12-15, 2009

Joseph Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, NC

 


Virtual Exhibit Hall

The 2008 Virtual Exhibit Hall is now open. Its "tenants" eventually will include private-sector companies, government agencies, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and other organizations that have reserved booth space at the 78th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference, which will be held May 13-16, 2008, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. (Note: Click here to view a package of information for potential 2008 exhibitors.)

Can't exhibit this year? If you are interested in exhibiting in 2009, please telephone Dennis Parnell at (919) 807-2602 or e-mail him at parnelld@ind.commerce.state.nc.us.


Preregistration Form for 2008 Conference

We encouraged everyone who plans to attend the 78th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference to preregister before our April 25th preregistration deadline.

CONFERENCE-EXHIBITOR HOSPITALITY

Please join us for the Conference-Exhibitor Hospitality on the evening of May 14th for entertainment and socializing.

N.C. Safety Conference Awards

N.C. Safety Conference awards presentations will be held on May 14th following the Workers’ Compensation Session. Awards to be presented include (1) N.C. Statewide Safety Talk Contest trophies; (2) the Governor’s Trophy in recognition of the regional safety council with the most outstanding performance of 2007; and (3) the H. S. “Shine” Baucom Award for long service to the N.C. Statewide Safety Conference, and (4) the. Jim Howell Award for excellence in the field of Safety in North Carolina. Join us as we recognize those in the field of safety and accident prevention who have made exceptional contributions to safety in the workplace.

SAFETY VIDEO LIBRARY

The Safety Video Library has over 450 VHS safety videos, all donated to the Commission for free loan to North Carolina industry. Videos may be scheduled by written request. There is no charge to schedule. The borrower agrees to not copy the video, and to return the video by UPS to the Video Library in Raleigh. Over 60,000 people viewed the videos last year.

You are encouraged to use this free service. A list of available videos can be obtained by contacting the N.C. Industrial Commission, Safety Section, 4339 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4339 or by calling our Program Assistant at (919) 807-2603 or e-mailing safetyic@ind.commerce.state.nc.us.

SAFETY TRAINING SERVICES

The Industrial Commission Safety Section offers safety training for Industry. Employers have found that training employees and supervisors is beneficial in reducing workers’ compensation costs. Training courses are scheduled by the Industrial Commission’s Safety Representatives: Central Piedmont Area, James Gilreath: (919) 218-7085; Blue Ridge and Southern/Western Piedmont Areas, Michael Nance: (919) 218-9047; Mid-State Area & Water/Wastewater Coordinator, Eric Johnson: (919) 218-3567; Defensive Driving & Work Zone Traffic Instructor, Mel Harmon: (919) 218-3374; Northeastern and Eastern Carolina Areas & Eastern Defensive Driving Instructor, Alvin Scott: (919) 218-2792; Southeastern Area & HAZWOPER Instructor, Markus Elliott: (919) 810-5788; Western Carolina Area, Michael Bingham: (919) 218-9045; and 30-Hour Accident Prevention Certificate Awareness Program & Accident Prevention in the Workplace Program Coordinator, Randy Cranfill: (919) 218-2986. Call them directly!


Official Housing Form for 2008 Conference

Click the following link to view and print a PDF version of the Official Housing Form from the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons.


For more information, e-mail Conference Director Dennis Parnell at parnelld@ind.commerce.state.nc.us


North Carolina Industrial Commission ·    Safety Education Section
4339 Mail Service Center  ·    Raleigh, NC 27699-4339
Main Telephone: (919) 807-2603 ·    Fax: (919) 715-0282
NCIC Home Page: http://www.ic.nc.gov/