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OSHA Roundtable: Accident Investigations, Walking and Working Surfaces, Material Safety Handling

Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey
4650 Lindle Road | Harrisburg, PA 17111
Friday, September 15, 2017 | 8 am to 12:15 pm

Member Price: $75 | Non-Member Price: $100

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Accident Investigation; New Rules for Walking and Working Surfaces; Material Safety Handling and Struck-By Precautions (Forklifts)—with OSHA now allowing companies sometimes to do accident investigations themselves, there are more responsibilities on companies and their safety committees. At the same time, new Walking and Working Surface rules from January caught companies off-guard and created confusion. And an increasing number of injuries reported to OSHA Harrisburg deals with material handling and struck-by incidents, such as falling material or employees crushed between a stack and a forklift.

Covering all these topics for safety professionals that need the most up to date information, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialists, Safety Training Specialists from the PA Bureau of Workers' Compensation, and top workplace safety field advisors will walk you through the latest updates, explain details on the rules and offer practical, sound advice for your company's safety program:

  • Accident Investigation, Reporting and Prevention—OSHA encourages employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker was hurt, as well as close calls—and in some cases, allows the company to do an accident investigation itself. We will discuss investigations that emphasize identifying and correcting root causes, not finding fault or blame. This approach—nearly always involving equipment, procedural, training and other safety program deficiencies—helps improve workplace morale, increases productivity and demonstrates an employer's commitment to a safe and healthful workplace.
  • New Walking and Working Surface rules—because the new regulations that went into effect in January were passed so quickly, many companies were caught off-guard. OSHA reports that companies are confused and has asked us to bring this topic back. Presented by preeminent slip and fall specialist and certified tribometrist Steve High, we will cover the top mistakes companies are making in complying with the new rules, with the correct solutions. Steve is often called upon to evaluate surfaces for slip-resistance performance, and serves as a legal expert witness in slip, trip and fall cases. He is on the American Society of Testing and Materials' F-13 Committee on walking surface safety.
  • Material Safety Handling and Struck-By Precautions (Forklifts)—we are covering an increasing, and one of the more common, causes of injury and death in the central Pennsylvania area: employees struck by objects such as large falling stacks, or employees crushed between a stack and a forklift. The presenter comes highly recommended by OSHA and is a top expert on Material Safety Handling.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 3
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 3
American Board of Industrial Hygiene Industrial Hygiene CM Points .50
Board of Certified Safety Professionals Continuance of Certification Point .25

To recommend Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 | ssmith@pachamber.org.

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Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey

Physical Address: 4650 Lindle Road | Harrisburg, PA 17111

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The Sheraton has blocked rooms at a special rate of $155 for conference attendees and for any businesses which need to travel to Harrisburg for general business. Call 800.325.3535 or 717.564.5511 to make your overnight room reservations. Advise the booking agent that you are attending the PA Chamber’s conference and qualify for the preferred rate.

You can also book your overnight room reservation on-line at www.sheraton.com. Enter the PA Chamber’s SET/Corporate Account #388117 in the Corporate Account Holders field.

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