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.

Click here to download PowerPoint, "Extraordinary Safety Leadership"

  • 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 - Safety Management Systems provide structured methods to identify and control risks. Ideally these methods will become a part of organization culture and a part of how all employees perform their jobs. Safety Management Systems are not just for large businesses but can be created to fit all business types and sizes. Make sure you attend this presentation to learn how you can put this valuable safety system tool into action at your workplace. 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 - Whether you are just starting with your first Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) Certificate or looking to earn another, this session will answer all your questions on the MESH Program. Your presenter, the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina’s, Karen Bonner has worked with many people to help them develop plans on earning the MESH Certificate. Plus, you will learn about the history of the MESH Program and legacy of helping safety personnel to increase their professional knowledge and earn a valuable and recognized credential. The MESH Program is continuing to grow and you need to be a participant in it! Presenters: 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
  • 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
    The National Safety Council’s report on opioid use states, “Each day 60 people die from opioid pain medications. That’s over 22,000 people every year.” Besides the tragic loss of life, opioid use has a direct impact on the quality of people’s lives and their ability to work safely and productively. The National Safety Council estimates that opioid use costs companies $42 billion annually due to lost productivity. This is an appalling waste of lives and money and every company needs to be aware of the problem and how to address it. Get solid information and guidelines in this timely presentation.
    Presenters: Ian Starkey, Sales & Training Manager, Safety & Health Council of NC and Sandy Burke, OraSure Technoligies
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Job Safety Analysis continued
  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM - "OSHA Recordkeeping" - Tryon (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
    This presentation will provide both a history of the use of contingent staffing and a look into the future of how companies will be affected by OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI) and how to use the initiative to make your company’s use of temporary workers a safety and budget success. The Temporary Worker Initiative will be covered in detail and all host companies need this information. Learn from a knowledgeable professional in the field about what this new OSHA mandate means for your company as a whole. Don’t miss this valuable and fact filled session.
    Presenter: Scott DeBow, CSP/ASP, ARM, EmployBridge Staffing Service
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - "When the Unexpected Happens! Business Continuity Management/Disaster Planning" - Salons A, B
    Emergencies and disasters can happen at anytime. A business continuity program and disaster planning can help minimize injury and loss of life and property. This session wll teach attendees to evaluate their company in the right way to identify risks and minimize losses.
    Presenter: Dan Warnock, CSP, CFPS, ALCM, Risk Control Manager, Business Insurance, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • 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)
    This course covers Aerial Lift procedures, Inspections, and safe operation of both the scissor and boom lift. Both classroom and hands-on activities will provide the student with the needed skills to get familiar and safely operate the equipment. Once class is completed, the student should practice and get acquainted with equipment at their own facility. Class moves outside 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM for demonstration.
    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 - Queen City Ballroom
    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

    Did you know that motor vehicle accidents are the most costly safety incidents for companies? This fact alone indicates that safety personnel need to focus on how to investigate these motor vehicle incidents and get to the root cause on how to prevent them from occurring. The investigation process is also important for documentation purposes and for identifying where training might be needed. Learn the steps and procedures you need to implement in this important investigation process. 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
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM - "Don't Ask Siri - Ask Our Expert Panel... Anything" - Tryon Woodlawn Rooms This session will be your chance to ask our expert and experienced panel members anything on safety procedures, OSHA regulations, and regulatory history. The panel can’t be stumped, so ask the tough questions that you have always wanted answered. You’ll get the information you want plus have a lot of fun in this lively and interactive session.
    Moderator: Patrick Valentine, Senior Safety Director, Direct ChassisLink Inc.
    Panelists: Barbara Aaron, Senior Safety Officer, City of Durham Public Works Department
    Rod Wilee, Occupational Safety Consultant, NC Department of Labor
    Robby Jones, NC Department of Labor (Retired)
    Roy Rutledge, Trainer, Safety and Health Council of NC
  • 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 - Salons A, B, C, D
    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - Travelle Wharton #70
    Former Carolina Panther Guard/Tackle

    Also, 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!
    $1000 GRAND PRIZE DRAWING - Must be present to win and have exhibitor card initialed by each vendor and turned in to Angie or Rayford by 10:00 AM on Friday - Exhibitor card is on the back of the Congress Program.
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Scaffolding: Competent Person continued
    Queen City Ballroom


November 16-17, 2017

Embassy Suites Hotel

4800 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 527-8400

$295 Member $395 Non-Member

3 or more attendees $250 each from the same company on same registation form.

1 Day Pricing:

$195 Member $225 Non-Member

Travelle Wharton, Former Carolina Panther Guard/Tackle

Travelle Wharton #70
Former Carolina Panther Guard/Tackle

Finale Luncheon
Friday, November 17th

2017 Prize Sponsors

Alabama Theatre
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte Knights
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Ed Austin-2 Biltmore Tickets
Grandfather Mountain
Harris Teeter (Berewick Store)
Harris Teeter (Park Road Store)
Hospitality Mints
Jason's Deli
Kevin Earp - 2 Charlotte Hornets' Tickets
Nantahlala Outdoor Center
Nascar Hall of Fame
North Carolina Zoo
Ocean Isle Inn
Pike Nurseries
Rack Room Shoes
See Rock City
Texas Roadhouse
Tiger World
Tweetsie Railroad
Walt Disney
White Water Center