Annual OSHA and Workplace Safety Conference

Annual OSHA and Workplace Safety Conference

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive | Hershey, PA 17033
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 8:30 am to 3 pm
( Registration begins at 8 am )

Member Price: $350 | Non-Member Price: $400

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2019 Annual OSHA and Workplace Safety Conference—fire Safety, Distracted Driving, Respiratory Protection and Lockout/Tagout-Electrical Safety are the top areas causing the most fatalities and injuries to workers.  The standards are in the top 10 of most cited OSHA violations for General Industry.  And they are among the most requested educational topics from Safety Directors. 

Covering all of these as well as important updates and changes to OSHA regulations, the Pennsylvania Chamber—renowned for its quality educational compliance programs—presents OSHA compliance specialists and nationally known safety consultants.  They’ll explain recommended programs, and present real life examples and best practices to help keep your employees safe and your company in compliance:

  • Fire Safety in the Workplace
    According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2011 and 2015 U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 37,910 fires at industrial or manufacturing properties each year.  Annual losses are 16 civilian deaths, 273 civilian injures, and $1.2 billion in property damage.  The leading cause of fires in industrial properties is electrical distribution and lighting equipment, accounting for 24 percent.  The leading cause of fires in manufacturing facilities is heating, accounting for 15 percent.

    OSHA has a variety of standards related to fire safety, including for emergency fire exits; fire doors; training of workers about fire hazards in the workplace and fire extinguisher use; fixed extinguishing systems; employee alarm systems throughout the workplace; and emergency action plans that describe routes for workers to follow, accounting for all employees, procedures for evacuating employees, and more.
  • Keeping Employees Safe on the Road
    According to the National Safety Council, motor vehicle collisions are the #1 cause of death and injury in the workplace.  80% of drivers incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone.  The cost of a single motor vehicle accident can exceed $1.4 million.  Off-the-job crashes account for 80% of employer related health benefit costs.

    Millions drive as part of their jobs; many are not professionally trained drivers.  With advancements in cell phone technology, distracted driving is an increasing trend—whether devices are hands-free or handheld, distracted driving is a dangerous threat to roadway safety.  Beyond the toll for the employee, motor vehicle collisions can have significant impact on the business:  off-the-job crashes include decreases in employee health, well-being and productivity, and increases in lost time from work and insurance costs. Fifty percent of crash-related injuries cause employees to miss work.  Employers need to manage the safety of employees on the road, just as they manage other risks in the workplace.  We will provide an understanding of the actual and potential hazards employees may confront while driving distracted, and recommend solutions for drivers to reduce their chances of being involved in a collision.
  • The Importance of Respiratory Protection
    An estimated five million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the U.S. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays.  Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually. 

    Respirators protect the user in two basic ways.  The first is by the removal of contaminants from the air.  Respirators of this type include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and air-purifying respirators with cartridges/canisters which filter out chemicals and gases.  Other respirators protect by supplying clean respirable air from another source such as airline respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus.  Our nationally recognized presenters will explain the medical review process for respirator use, voluntary vs. mandatory respirator use and training requirements.  We will also cover assessing airborne hazards; procedures for safe, effective use of respirators; maintenance and care requirements, including a change out schedule; and more.
  • Electrical Safety and the NFPA 70E® Standard
    Developed at OSHA’s request, the National Fire Protection Association’s 70E Standard addresses safety of workers whose job responsibilities entail interaction with electrical equipment and systems with potential exposure to energized electrical equipment and circuit parts.
    This standard addresses electrical safety-related work practices, safety-related maintenance requirements, and other administrative controls for employee workplaces that are necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees relative to the hazards associated with electrical energy.  Concepts in this standard are often adapted to other workers whose exposure to electrical hazards is unintentional or not recognized as part of their job responsibilities, such as unintentional contact with overhead power lines and electric shock from machines, tools and appliances.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 5
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 5
American Board of Industrial Hygiene Industrial Hygiene CM Points .75
Board of Certified Safety Professionals Continuance of Certification Point .50

Event Venue

Hershey Lodge

Physical Address: 325 University Drive | Hershey, PA 17033

GPS: 1077 West Governor Rd | Hershey, PA 17033

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The Hershey Lodge has blocked rooms at a special rate of $159 for conference attendees for the evening of March 13, 2019. This room block will be held until February 13, 2019, then it will be released and the hotel may or may not have availability.  Call 855.729.3108 | 717.533.3311 to make your overnight room reservations, and advise the booking agent that you are attending the PA Chamber’s OSHA Conference. 

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