Congress Sessions

Attend Congree FREE by registering for all 4 of these classes: Incident Investigation, November 13, Safety Inspections, November 14; Ergonomics: Managing for Results, November 15; and Job Safety Analysis November 16 - All 4 count as 1 Advanced Safety Certificate Course.

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration - Charlotte Office - Safety & Health Council of NC
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Workplace Violence - Ian Starkey, SHCNC
  • 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM - CPR/AED Certification - Ian Starkey, SHCNC
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch provided at no charge!
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Active Shooter - Ian Starkey, SHCNC
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Millennials and Safety - Ian Starkey, SHCNC
  • 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Fire Extinguishers - Kelvin Brim, Sr. - Charlotte Fire Department
  • 7:00 AM - Registration - Embassy Suites - Safety Pavilion
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Opening Session - Queen City Ballroom
    "Extraordinary Safety Leadership"
    The Safety Journey as a Core Value requires changing Leadership’s Roles and Responsibilities and Accountability. The journey to ZERO will require the commitment, support and involvement of leadership/management/employees in all levels of the organizational structure. This presentation will describe how to change the culture in a company and/or site through involving, empowering and engaging the associates/employees/workers in order for them to own something that is personal to them. Leadership establishes safety as the core value, management provides the tools and the employees drive the process/system.
    Presenter: Wayne Punch, Director, Emeritus - Milliken Safety Way - Milliken & Company
  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM - "Safety Management Systems" - Queen City Ballroom
    Presenter: Brandon Barnhardt, NC DOL
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Job Safety Analysis
    (Part of 4 ASC Certificate Courses) - Woodlawn

    Presenter: Mack Bunn, OSH Consultant, Safety and Health Council of NC
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - "MESH Information" - Boardroom Seminar Session
    Presenter: Karen Bonner/Ian Starkey - Safety & Health Council of North Carolina
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - "Electrical Safety Issues" - Tryon Room
    Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. This session will give the student a better understanding of the basics of how electricity works, how it is measured, and how to calculate loads as they apply to both the office and jobsite. We will discuss various electrical injuries, the dangers of inadequate grounding and lack of GFCIs, as well as the improper use of temporary electrical connections.
    Presenter: Andy Sterlen, Health and Safety Specialist, NC DOL - OSH Division
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - "Fall Protection" - Outdoors DEMO 
    Falls are one the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthful workplace.
    Presenter: Keith Delias, Technical Sales Manager, Honeywell Safety Products, Miller Fall Protection
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Luncheon - Salons A, B, C, D
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - "Opioids in the Workplace" - Queen City Ballroom
    Presenter: Ian Starkey, Sales & Training Manager, Safety & Health Council of NC
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Job Safety Analysis continued
  • 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM - "OSHA Recordkeeping" - Salon A, B (Certificate Class)
    OSHA's Recordkeeping Standard ensures that companies track and report incidents, so they're less likely to repeat them. This course will teach you the key elements of the standard and how to make it part of an effective safety program in your facility.
    Presenter: Barton Jones, CSP, ASP - OSH Consultant, Safety & Health Council of NC
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - "Process Safety Management (PSM)" - Boardroom Seminar Session
    Process safety management (PSM) addresses the dangers and prevention of unexpected releases of toxic or reactive materials as well as flammable liquids and gases in processes involving highly hazardous chemicals. We will briefly discuss the 14 elements of the PSM plan, their implementation and compliance therein.
    Presenter: Andy Sterlen, Health and Education Specialist, NC DOL - OSH Division

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - "OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative" - Salon C, D
    Presenter: Scott DeBow, CSP/ASP, ARM, EmployBridge Staffing Service
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - "Getting More Bang for Your Buck with Tool Box Talks" - Tryon Room
    Too often tool box talks are 1 page documents that are read by a first line supervisor in monotone, employees sign the roster and leave. How effective is that? In this presentaton, we attempt to reformat the process, applying active learning principals and introduce a 3 micro-topic format that has both structure and flexibility.
    Presenter: Tim Neubauer, CSP - President, Evolution Safety Resources
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - "Safety Success With Your Supervisors" - Queen City Ballroom - This course will investigate and explain procedures used to develop a strong and supportive work environment. The goal is to develop communication procedures and concepts to demonstrate advantages and benefits of Safe Work Practices in helping Supervisors accomplish their immediate and long term goals as well as the Safety Departments role in supporting the operations of the organization.
    Presenter: Roy Rutledge, Retired OSH Consultant, Safety and Health Council of NC
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Photo Booth at the Safety Pavilion
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Manager's Reception, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Corn hole located in the lobby/Safety Pavilion
  • 7:00 AM - Registration - Embassy Suites - Safety Pavilion
  • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM - "Aerial Lift" - Salons A, B (Certificate Class)
    The major causes of aerial lift fatalities are falls, electrocutions, and collapses or tip overs. This course will cover safety measures workers should know before using aerial lift trucks.
    Presenter: Mack Bunn, OSH Consultant, Safety & Health Council of NC
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - "Silica Hazards" - Boardroom Seminar Session
    Recently, OSHA issued their ruling of key revisions to the Silica standard to further reduce the exposure to respirable crystalline silica. It is estimated this will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year as well with net benefits of about $7.7 billion, annually. This session will focus on the Silica standard, the new revisions and control methods.
    Presenter: Andy Sterlen, Health and Safety Specialist, NC DOL - OSH Division
  • 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Scaffolding: Competent Person - Salons C & D
    Certificate Session : $50 extra charge along with Congress Payment
    Scaffolding violations rank #1 on OSHA’s most serious violation list, and OSHA is now focusing on scaffolding safety. This session will teach you the OSHA requirements for Scaffolding: Competent Person course by covering the standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart L.
    Presenter: Barton Jones, CSP, ASP - OSH Consultant, Safety & Health Council of NC
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - "Motor Vehicle Accident Investigation"
    Tryon/Woodlawn Rooms

    Presenter: Ian Starkey, Sales & Training Manager, Safety & Health Council of NC
  • 9:00 AM - 12: 00 PM - NC Zoo Ambassadors - Safety Pavilion
    Presenter: NC Zoo Staff
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM - "Don't Ask Siri, Ask Our Expert Panel Anything"
    Tryon Woodlawn Rooms
    - Presenters: NC Department of Labor
  • 10:00 AM - Must have exhibitor card initialed by each vendor and turned in to Angie or Rayford at the Safety Pavilion
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Finale Luncheon - Queen City Ballroom
    $1000 GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
    Special Guest - Scott Mabry, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, NC DOL
    MESH Graduates
    Team Building Exercises - (6 person teams) The team with the highest score for creating and demonstrating the best team spirit for safety will be decided. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a complimentary scholarship to the Summit on Safety Leadership to be held February 27 – March 2, 2018!
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Scaffolding: Competent Person continued
    Salons C & D

 

November 16-17, 2017

Embassy Suites Hotel

4800 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 527-8400

Click here to reserve your room at our Special Rate of $129 until October 30th!

$1000 GRAND PRIZE DRAWING AT THE FINALE LUNCHEON ON FRIDAY!

(Must be present and have exhibitor card inititaled by all exhibitors and turned in to Angie by 10:00 AM on Friday)

NEW THIS YEAR! Team Building Exercises - (6 person teams) The team with the highest score for creating and demonstrating the best team spirit for safety will be decided. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a complimentary scholarship to the Summit on Safety Leadership to be held February 27 – March 2, 2018!

2017 Prize Sponsors

Alabama Theatre
Autobell
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte Knights
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Dollywood
Grandfather Mountain
Harris Teeter (Berewick Store)
Harris Teeter (Park Road Location)
Hospitality Mints
Jason's Deli
Nantahlala Outdoor Center
Nascar Hall of Fame
Ocean Isle Inn
Pike Nurseries
See Rock City
Texas Roadhouse
Tiger World
Tweetsie Railroad
Walt Disney
White Water Center