79th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference

May 12-15, 2009

Joseph S. Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, North Carolina

Conference Theme:
Safety—A New Year

Program Virtual Exhibit Hall 2010 Dates Preregistration Form Housing Form More Information

Program

Preliminary Program

This web page contains an updatable HTML version of the program for the 2009 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 9 February 2009.

 

Tuesday Sessions—May 12, 2009—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, President, Safety Training Specialists, Mooresville, 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.—NCDOT Work Zone Qualification and Training Program—Speaker: Stuart Bourne, Traffic Management Engineer, N.C. Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC

9:45-10:00 a.m.—Break

10:00-10:40 a.m.—Work Zone Traffic Control—Speaker: Mel Harmon, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

10:40-11:45 a.m.—Work Zone Traffic Control—Speaker: Mel Harmon, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

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

Moderator: Cathy Coomer, President, NCALGESO, and 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.

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.—Slips, Trips, & Falls—Speaker: Jim Gilreath and Eric Johnson, Safety Representatives, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

9:00-9:15 a.m.—Break

9:15-10:15 a.m.—Heat Stress, Bites, Stings, & Poison—Speaker: Eric Johnson and Randy Cranfill, Safety Representatives, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

10:15-11:15 a.m.—NCDOT Work Zone Qualification and Training Program—Speaker: Stuart Bourne, Traffic Management Engineer, N.C. Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC

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

12:15-1:15 p.m.—Forklift Safety—Speaker: Alvin Scott and Markus Elliott, Safety Representatives, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

1:15-2:15 p.m.—Work Zone Traffic Control—Speaker: Mel Harmon, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.—Work Zone Traffic Control—Speaker: Mel Harmon, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, 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.—Pesticode Safety—Speaker: Amanda Stone, Buncombe County Extension Agent, Asheville, NC

Wednesday Sessions—May 13, 2009

Conference Registration—8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

Exhibit Hall Open—8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.—3rd Floor Atrium

General Sessions

Workers' Compensation Session—8:30-9:15 a.m.—Victoria Ballroom A

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

8:30-9:15 a.m.

N.C. Industrial Commission Workers’ Comp Update—Speaker: Pamela T. Young, Chair, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

Revised Form 17—Speaker: Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, NC

9:15-9:45 a.m.—Break

N.C. Statewide Safety Talk Contest and Awards—9:45 a.m.-12:00 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

Awards and Door Prizes.

12:00-1:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

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

Moderator: Ronald Graves, CSP, President, Tarheel Chapter ASSE, Charlotte, NC

Climate Change: How to Measure the Safety Climate in Your Organization—Speaker: Whitney Martin, Proactive Consulting, Louisville, KY

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: Randy Cranfill, Safety Representative, N.C. Industrial Commission, Raleigh, 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 and Vineyard Safety—Speaker: Andy Spradley, Safety Manager, Biltmore Company, Asheville, NC

(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.—70E: What You Have Always Wanted to Know About 70E, But Were Ashamed to Ask—Speaker: Mitch Callaway, Owner, Callaway Safety Consults, State Road, NC

(3) Tidewater Room

Moderators: Ray Liguori, Safety Consultant, Winston Salem, NC; and Jennie Maness, WorkSmart Solutions, LLC, Jamestown, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—The 10 Essential Elements of Successful Safety Recognition Program—Speaker: Jim Barr, Vice Preisent of Sales, C.A. Short Company, Shelby, NC

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

3:15-4:00 p.m.—The 10 Essential Elements of Successful Safety Recognition Program—Speaker: Jim Barr, Vice Preisent of Sales, C.A. Short Company, Shelby, NC

(4) Grandover East

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

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Green Beans & Ice Cream: The Recipe for Safety Behavior Change—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.—Green Beans & Ice Cream: The Recipe for Safety Behavior Change—Speaker: Bill Sims, President, The Bill Sims Company, Columbia, SC

(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.—Recognizing Drugs & Alcohol Abuse in Our Society—Speaker: Doug Scott, Owner, Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management, Inc., Holly Springs, NC

2:15-3:15 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall Closes—4:30 p.m.

Conference-Exhibitor Reception—5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.—Victoria Ballroom

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

Thursday Sessions—May 14, 2009

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.—What You Didn’t Know About Indentify Theft—Speaker: Lt. Tom Flores, Goldsboro Sheriff Department, Goldsboro 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.—Hiring for Safety—Speaker: George Ports III, SPHR, SR. HR Advisory/Government Relation Specialist, Capital Associated Industries, Inc.

10:00-10:30 a.m.—Break

10:30-11:30 a.m.—Hiring for Safety—Speaker: George Ports III, SPHR, SR. HR Advisory/Government Relation Specialist, Capital Associated Industries, Inc.

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—N.C. Industrial Commission Safety Education Section Update—Speaker: Dennis E. Parnell, Director of Safety Education, 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 Safety & Health 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

N.C. OSHA Update—Speaker: Cherie Berry, N.C. Commissioner of Labor, Raleigh, NC

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.—OSHA 2009: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed … Something in Transition—Speaker: Catherine Hundley, MSN, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, President, Procare, Richmond, VA

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Break

2:30-3:30 p.m.—OSHA 2009: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed … Something in Transition—Speaker: Catherine Hundley, MSN, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, President, Procare, Richmond, VA

(7) Grandover West

Moderators: Charles “Buster” Dawson, Dawson Construction Services Inc., Wilson, NC; and Janet Sumner, R. N. Rouse & Company, Inc., Goldsboro, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Electrical Safety Update—Speaker: Ed Lewis, Safety Standards Office, Occupational Safety and Health Division, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—New Crane Standards—Speaker: Tom Savage, Safety Standards Office, Occupational Safety and Health Division, N.C. Department of Labor, 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.—Office Ergonomics—Speaker: Karl J. Marion, Senior Ergonomist, The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Ergonomics for the Wood Industry—Speaker: Karl J. Marion, Senior Ergonomist, The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

(9) Pebble Beach Room

Moderator: Kim Duvall, EHS Manger, ECOLAB, Greensboro, NC

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Assessing Online Threats—Red Flags on Social Networking Sites—Speaker: Johnny Lee, President, Peace at Work, Raleigh, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Long-Term Threats—When Ex-Employees Return Month Later to Exact Revenge—Speaker: Johnny Lee, President, Peace at Work, Raleigh, NC

(10) Blue Ashe Room

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

1:30-2:15 p.m.—Behavior Based Safety Interviewing—Speaker: Stacy Burns, Training Generalist, PGT Industries, Charlotte, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Behavior Based Safety Interviewing—Speaker: Stacy Burns, Training Generalist, PGT Industries, Charlotte, 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.—Personal Protective Equipment—Speaker: Geri Brown, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, Charlotte, NC

2:15-2:30 p.m.—Visit the Exhibits

2:30-3:15 p.m.—Trenching and Shoring—Speaker: Geri Brown, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, Charlotte, 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 15, 2009

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: Mark Jackson, American Society of Safety Engineers; Dennis Parnell, N.C. Industrial Commission; Marcy Collyer, N.C. Department of Labor; and Wendy Laing, N.C. State University's Industrial Extension Service

Moderator: Ed Geddie, Ph.D., Health Standards Officer, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

9:00-9:30 a.m.—OOSHA Standards Update: Recently Adopted and Proposed Regulatory Requirements—Speaker: Ed Geddie, Ph.D., Health Standards Officer, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

9:30-10:00 a.m.—Consultative Services Bureau Update—Speaker: Grady Bebber, Safety & Health Consultant Supervisor, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

10:00-10:20 a.m.—Break

10:20-10:50 a.m.—Inspection Process—Speaker: Phil Hooper, Bureau Chief, East Compliance Bureau, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

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

Expert Panel, N.C. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Division, Raleigh, NC

Phil Hooper, Bureau Chief, East Compliance Bureau

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

Grady Bebber, Safety & Health Consultant Supervisor

11:20-11:50 a.m.—N.C. Department of Labor Update—Speaker: Allen McNeely, Director, Occupational Safety and Health Division, N.C. Department of Labor, Raleigh, NC

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.—Conference Closing Remarks and Announcement of 2010 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 80th Annual

N.C. Statewide Safety Conference

May 11-14, 2010

Joseph Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, NC

 


Virtual Exhibit Hall

The 2009 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 79th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference, which will be held May 12-15, 2009, at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. (Note: Click here to view a package of information for potential 2009 exhibitors.)

Can't exhibit this year? If you are interested in exhibiting in 2010, please telephone Dennis Parnell at (919) 807-2602 or e-mail him at Dennis.Parnell@ic.nc.gov.


Preregistration Form for 2009 Conference

We encouraged everyone who plans to attend the 79th Annual N.C. Statewide Safety Conference to preregister before our April 24th preregistration deadline.

CONFERENCE-EXHIBITOR HOSPITALITY

Please join us for the Conference-Exhibitor Hospitality on the evening of May 13th for entertainment and socializing.

N.C. Safety Conference Awards

N.C. Safety Conference awards presentations will be held on May 13th 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 2008; 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 telephoning our Program Assistant Kim Nadeau at (919) 807-2603 or e-mailing here at  Kim.Nadeau@ic.nc.gov.

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 2009 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 Dennis.Parnell@ic.nc.gov


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/