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2020 Annual OSHA & Workplace Safety Conference

2020 Annual OSHA & Workplace Safety Conference

Hershey Country Club
1000 E Derry Rd | Hershey, PA 17033-1244
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
(Registration begins at 8:00am)

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

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2020 Annual OSHA and Workplace Safety Conference—presents the Director of the Harrisburg Area OSHA office together with nationally known safety consultants and compliance specialists on standards that are among the most requested educational topics from Safety Directors and that are receiving special attention from OSHA through their National Emphasis Programs.

Covering important updates and changes to OSHA regulations, and presenting real life examples and best practices, they’ll explain recommended programs to help keep your employees safe and your company in compliance:

  • OSHA Area Director Update—the Area Director of Harrisburg OSHA (where the PA Chamber’s OSHA Alliance is based), will review the types of injuries employers have been reporting to OSHA. He will also include best practices to prevent dust explosions, which is one of OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs, and will provide tips on underride hazard for forklifts (Powered Industrial Trucks).
  • Trenching Safety—with an increased number of trenching injuries and accidents nationwide and in our area, trenching safety is the top issue of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program and is also the number one priority of OSHA in Pennsylvania. We will discuss pre-planning before workers enter a trench, how to prevent cave-ins, required protective systems, how to allow access and egress for workers, excavation hazards and more.
  • Permit-Required Confined Space Standard—not only a top requested educational subject, the confined space standard is undergoing updates to the regulations. We are covering the latest changes to the compliance requirements and best practices, including how to identify a permit-required confined space, options for managing and entering a confined space, training requirements, rescue and emergency services requirements, and more.
  • Lockout/Tagout, Electrical and Machine Guarding—with hazardous machinery having the potential to cause severe workplace injuries including amputations and crushing injuries, as well as the potential for electrical shock and arc flash and blast, machine guarding and Lock-Out/Tag-Out also is part of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program. Our discussion will include the most common causes of machine guarding/LOTO accidents with best practice solutions to prevent accidents; procedures to safely secure a machine between operators; controlling hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) and best practices for prevention of electrical accidents.

Network with workplace safety professionals from across the state who are facing similar issues, and visit with exhibitors offering an exciting array of advanced technology solutions.

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

For questions on Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 | ssmith@pachamber.org.

Event Venue

Hershey Country Club

1000 E Derry Rd | Hershey, PA 17033-1244

Please note that The Hershey Country Club does not have overnight sleeping rooms, so overnight room reservations can be made at the Hershey Lodge, which is located approximately 2 – 3 miles from the Country Club.  The Hershey Lodge has blocked rooms at a special rate of $159 for conference attendees for the evening of March 11, 2020. This room block will be held until February 14, 2020, then it will be released and the hotel may or may not have availability.    Call 855.729.3108 or 717.533.3311 to make your overnight room reservations, and advise the booking agent that you are attending the PA Chamber’s OSHA Conference.  You can also make your reservations online at: https://book.passkey.com/go/PAOSHA&Workplace.

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