This year’s Health, Safety & Environmental Congress will bring together some of North America’s leading HSE Professionals to showcase and discuss some of the key challenges across multiple industries in the US. The highly engaging program across two days will piece together topics around Safety Culture, Behavioural Safety, Digital Transformation, Risk Management & Operational Effectiveness, Future Technologies and much more. Stricter regulations and the focus on reducing the number of incidents means HSE professionals need to continue to educate, thought-lead and keep up with the pace of change within their industry. The HSE congress will provide a content-based platform of Keynotes, Panels, Workshops and Roundtables, all built into two exciting days in the luxurious and breath-taking surroundings of New Orleans. Network with like-minded professionals to support your current strategic objectives. Attendance will give you the chance to learn how best to implement, build and buy the right solutions and technologies that are at the forefront of HSE improvement in North America.

Program

Workshops

Workshop 1: 

Moving towards a Safety-II Approach

Workshop 2: 

Health and Wellbeing | Helping Employees Live better

Workshop 3: 

Leading Health & Safety at Work

Workshop 4: 

Safety & Health Performance – You can’t have one without the other

Workshop 5: 

Safety Differently | Innovative and Critical Safety Thinking

Workshop 6: 

Building Resilient Safety Cultures

Workshop 7: 

Digital Transformation – From Strategy to Execution

Workshop 8: 

The Importance of Planning to Fail, not Reacting to Fail

Roundtables

Roundtable 1: Driver Safety

No matter the size of the organization – let’s talk road safety and drive you to lower risk and accident prevention. 

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More than a quarter of road traffic accidents involve a “working” vehicle. Are your drivers competent? Are you ensuring the correct procedures and training are in place? Are you up to speed with new innovative technology that could save your driver’s lives? This discussion will be the engine for your education on Driver Safety.

Roundtable 2: VR/AR

Virtual or Augmentative reality in health and safety is now! We have a vision to reduce incidents and save lives through technological advancements.

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Do you have the desire to practice real-life scenarios without the cost or the physical risk in order to further knowledge and reduce incidents? Well, that has become a visual reality with VR/AR providing health and safety professionals the opportunity to replicate real-life situations improving worker subconscious actions. 

Roundtable 3: Fall Protection

Did you know that 41% of serious/fatal injuries in the workplace (April to April) were falls from heights? It can’t be taken lightly. 

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Worrying statistic right? What is your organization doing to prevent this type of accident? This is a discussion to help decipher where you could be going wrong internally, the technology that you’re missing out on but most importantly how you can save workers who operate at a dangerous height.

Roundtable 4: PPE

Regulation changes forces Personal Protective Equipment to be at the forefront of all HSE professionals minds. 

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With an increase in fines and in some cases prison sentences, we have limited time to implement new correct PPE with the right certification within our organisations. These regulation changes along with advancements in materials/technology brings realisation there is no better time to discuss Personal Protective Equipment than now!

Roundtable 5: Axiom Medical

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Axiom Medical promotes Total Employee Health Services, designed to cover the entire employment health journey, beginning with pre-employment throughout post-employment.  Such services focus on the importance of injury, illness and safety hazard prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.

Our mission is to provide outstanding, innovative, and effective work-related healthcare services to employees, positively impacting their lives, and providing a meaningful return on investment to their employers.

Roundtable 6: Analytics

Advancements in data management and analytic software has changed the way we view health and safety. 

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You’ve invested heavily in equipment, procedures, and training programs for workplace safety. You closely monitor compliance. But when incidents are relatively rare, how do you evaluate the effectiveness of your current safety programs? How do you identify other steps you can take to help predict and prevent incidents? The answer is Predictive Safety Analytics: taking the data sets you already have to see things you couldn’t see before.

Roundtable 7: Compliance and Risk

How do we know we are 100% compliant? Do we challenge ourselves to know if we are compliant? – more importantly, do you know the risks around not being compliant? 

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This interactive discussion will be around how you can understand your business challenges in competing with “occupational compliance”. Do you fully understand some of the latest legislation’s and the risk behind not knowing or even ignoring them? – believe us, that still happens!

Roundtable 8: Employee Engagement

How can we strengthen our safety culture through employee engagement? 

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Safety culture affects your entire organization – from the shop floor to upper management. Each person plays an important role in building a culture that values communication, innovation, this discussion will explore ways to build a stronger safety culture by empowering your workforce.

· How to Measure & Benchmark Your Safety Culture

· Improving Your Culture Through Observation and Communication

· Actionable Personal Risk Awareness

· How to Make Safety Training More Engaging

· Empowering Employees through Effective Communication

Roundtable 9: Wearables

The Term “Smart PPE” is a term that is growing at an exceptional rate. Is this the front runner in reducing incidents whilst increasing productivity?

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Smart PPE has been there, at the back of people’s minds within organisations, with the speed that technology is evolving – why isn’t it at the front? Smart PPE can be anything that is connected to the IoT and is able to deliver fast, efficient and accurate information to the worker and the system behind it. Collecting this data can intervene with hazardous situations or report when an employee is deviated from the expectations. The time is now.

Roundtable 10: Drone Technology

How can Drones boost Job Site Safety?

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UAVS help industry professionals increase safety and keep workers out of harm’s way.

This session will explain how industries can benefit from drone technology and how we can steer clear of dangerous situations replacing the human element of inspection with technology that can reduce incidents in a harmful and dangerous environment. We will also be discussing how to harness the power of drone data.

Roundtable 11:

The Hidden Cost of Substance Misuse in the Workplace….can you afford to ignore it?

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It’s been reported that up to 3 million workers in the UK (3% of the total UK workforce) go to work under the influence of substances annually.

In 2018 UKAT (UK Addiction Treatment) revealed statistics showing 40% of industrial accidents are inked to substance misuse with an escalated cost to employers of a combined value of £36bn a year.

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) mandates that all employers have a legal duty to protect employees health, safety and welfare,  This extends out to ‘understanding signs of drug and alcohol misuse will help you to manage health and safety risks in your workplace, develop a policy to deal with drug and alcohol-related problems and support your employees’.

Join our Eurofins Workplace Drug Testing team as we lead a round table discussion looking at statistics, signs, and symptoms of drugs misuse and approaches to implement effective policies.

Roundtable 12: VF Corporation

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Speaking Advisory Council

John GREEN

CSO SVP

 

Rosa CARRILLO

President

 

 

Corrie PITZER

CEO & Founder

 

Robert SHENINGER
Vice President – Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability

 

Todd CONKLIN

Human & Organization Performance

Pre-Accident

 

Venue Information

Location:
The HSE North America 2020 congress will take place in New Orleans

Transport:
TBC

Hotel:
The Sheraton Hotel*, New Orleans

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