2020 OSHA & Workplace Safety Roundtable

2020 OSHA & Workplace Safety Roundtable

Virtual Event
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 8 am to 1:30 pm
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8:00 a.m. Virtual Conference Link is Live
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8:30 a.m.          

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Bill Miller, Western Region Member Executive, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
8:35 a.m. OSHA Update
Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Harrisburg  Area OSHA Office
  • The biggest mistakes companies make with Hazardous Communication (HazComm) Compliance with emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The latest updates from OSHA for the business community
9:25 a.m. Break and Sponsor Showcase
9:30 a.m. Personal Protection Equipment, including Respirators Compliance
Joseph A. Cocciardi, PhD, MS, CIH, CSP, REHS/RS, President, Cocciardi and Associates, Inc.

Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE," minimizes exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. PPE includes items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, coveralls, vests and full body suits. The speaker will discuss:
  • Steps to ensure proper fit and use of personal protective equipment, including N95 respirators, surgical masks and face coverings
  • Proper care, maintenance, and disposal of PPE, including special requirements and protocols for respirators
  • The basic elements of your PPE program, including which equipment best addresses the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of PPE; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.
10:30 a.m. Break and Sponsor Showcase
10:45 a.m. Communicable Disease Compliance
Steven D. High, MPH, MS, CIH, CSP, President, High EH&S Consulting Ltd.

Bloodborne pathogens, the flu season, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic all require careful compliance and cleanliness protocols to avoid the spread of communicable diseases in the workplace. The speaker will discuss:
  • The importance of business compliance with the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard with emphasis on healthcare, manufacturing and warehouse facilities
  • The protocols that should be included in workplace exposure control plans to reduce or eliminate the hazards of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens or other communicable diseases such as COVID-19
  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and proactive steps businesses should take to reduce exposure for workers
Noon Lunch Break - Please do not log off
12:25 p.m. Sponsor Showcase
12:30 p.m. Biggest Mistakes Companies Make in OSHA Recordkeeping
Steven D. High, MPH, MS, CIH, CSP, President, High EH&S Consulting Ltd.

Understanding and complying with OSHA guidelines for illness and injury recordkeeping is critical for your business. Lack of compliance – including misclassification of illness and injury – can result in significant fines. The speaker will discuss:
  • The most common mistakes companies make in classifying injuries and illnesses and how to avoid them
  • OSHA deadlines and required annual posting
  • How COVID-19 and pandemic illnesses should be recorded and reported to OSHA to ensure compliance
1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Acknowledgments; Adjourn