President and CEO of Kwik Trip, Inc.
There’s nothing common about Don Zietlow, President and CEO of Kwik Trip, Inc.; a person who, by living the simple rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, has built a vertically integrated business visited by more than five million guests each week. Kwik Trip’s safety mission statement is a direct reflection of the values and beliefs Don expresses each and every day: To encourage and support a safety culture at Kwik Trip which values input from all co-workers, provides the safest work environment possible for its co-workers and guests, and makes a difference in their lives…both at work and at home.
Opening Keynote Presentation
8:20 − 9:00 a.m.
Safeguarding Wisconsin’s Economic and Technological Future (1)
Byron Franz, Special Agent and Strategic Partnership Coordinator
U.S. Department of Justice – FBI – Milwaukee Office
Special Agent Franz will speak about the threats against Wisconsin’s corporate, academic, and governmental institutions from computer intrusion, insiders, visitors to facilities, foreign travel, and recruitment by competitors and foreign governments. He will stress the importance of forming public/private partnerships to successfully combat these risks.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Sessions
#33 Getting in Front of Worker’s Compensation: Prevention Really is the Answer (2)
Jim Allivato, ATC, CEIS, Director, Midwest Business Development & Operations, ATI Worksite Solutions
This high-energy presentation will rejuvenate some “old” prevention ideas and provide you with some new innovative approaches to stopping the claims before becoming an incident report. Data presented from actual case studies will make it clear that an investment in prevention can reap significant ROI both in WC and commercial health utilization. Emphasis will be placed on how delivering an effective wellness program fits the injury prevention model.
#34 Injury and Crash Prevention: Developing and Communicating Expectations for Motor Vehicle Operation (2)
Peter Van Dyne, CSP, CFPS, Technical Director, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Roadway incidents are responsible for 24% of workplace fatal injuries, the largest single cause of fatal injuries. This impacts all industries. Defining and effectively communicating expectations for work tasks and the operation of motor vehicles can reduce your exposure to crashes. This presentation covers having and effectively communicating expectations for driving records, operation of vehicles, distractions, performing work-related tasks with a motor vehicle and using personal vehicles on company business.
#35 Five Mistakes Companies Make with Ergonomics (3)
Kent Hatcher, Director of Business Development, Humantech
Through a series of benchmarking studies Humantech has conducted over the past 10 years, we’ve identified both the barriers and the opportunities for successfully managing workplace ergonomics. This presentation covers the five most common mistakes to avoid when establishing an ergonomics process and shares keys to successfully managing your ergonomics program.
#36 Protecting Your Secrets; Mitigating the Risk of Corporate, Academic , and Governmental Data Theft (2)
Byron Franz, Special Agent and Strategic Partnership Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice – FBI – Milwaukee Office
Speaker will provide an accounting of outsider and insider threats to sensitive information, whether industrial secrets, academic research, or state and local law enforcement and emergency responder information. (this presentation runs 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.).
#37 Addressing Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Trouble Spots and OSHA’s Proposed Requirements Head On (2)
Robert A. Ernst, Editor – Workplace Safety, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Injury and illness recordkeeping can be challenging, which is why addressing common trouble spots head on can make the process less confusing and more accurate. Learn the difference between OSHA recordability versus worker’s compensation, and who is responsible for recording when a temporary worker is injured on the job. Also, learn the criteria used to determine work-relatedness, days away from work, or days of restriction, and medical treatment beyond first aid, as well as how OSHA’s proposed changes to recordkeeping regulations could impact employers.
#38 The Seconds That Changed Your Life (2)
Gabe Gutenberger, Safety Director, Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc.
This speech presents an overview of how personal life safety can be, based on the events of my life over the past year. The traumatic death of my wife, as a result of a vehicle crash, has forever changed how I look at training and other aspects of being a safety professional. The presentation gives credence to the effort we put into making training as effective as possible, and shows just how much it can change someone else’s life.
#39 Principles of Healthy Health Care (2)
Daniel Koster, MD, President, Eomed LLC
Over the last half-century or so, our medical system has drifted ever more rapidly away from the fundamental principles of healthy health care. To become a true health care system, we must embrace these principles and evolve.
#40 Workplace Violence: Warning Signs and Symptoms (1)
Al Pioch, Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator, Blistex, Inc.
No company is too big or too small to be immune to workplace violence; it can happen anywhere, anytime. Addressing the problem after an incident has occurred is too late; awareness is the key. Learn the warning signs and symptoms to help you recognize potential problems, and how to inform your employees. Hear one company’s proactive approach to addressing this very serious issue.
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sessions
#41 Mistakes You Might Be Making (1)
Michael Cavanagh, Program Manager, WisCon WI State Laboratory of Hygiene
George Gruetzmacher, PhD, CIH, CSP, PE, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, WisCon WI State Laboratory of Hygiene
Shannon Sharmer, MS, LPN, Advance Occupational Safety Consultant, WisCon WI State Laboratory of Hygiene
Jim Barry, Health Consultant, WisCon WI State Laboratory of Hygiene
WisCon Program, OSHA’s on-site consultation program, visits 600+ businesses each year… if it’s out there, they’ve seen it. Join WisCon consultants as they review the common mistakes they see and offer helpful tips on how to get and remain compliant.
#42 Affordable Care Act: The Legal and Practical Considerations of Health Care Reform (1)
Elizabeth Ward, Sr. Associate, Simandl Law Group, SC
This program will cover the key concepts of the Affordable Care Act including the coverage mandates, employer “play or pay” rules, exchanges, and discuss the penalties, costs, and other considerations for employers and employees. The program will also review the new non-discrimination rules for health plans and wellness programs.
#43 From Written Plans to a Plan of Action: Effective Ways to Communicate Safety Expectations (2)
Lewis Welsh, Maintenance/Project/Environmental/Safety Manager, Voith
Stefanie Williams, Editor – Workplace Safety, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Change starts in people’s minds, which is why clear, consistent messages are important. A written plan defines and directs a company’s safety and health efforts and provides employees with safety and health goals and expectations, rules and standard procedures, and defined roles and responsibilities. However, getting the plan off paper and into action in the workplace is even more important. Learn how to write comprehensive safety plans, and develop and implement innovative strategies that can motivate employees to keep safety in the forefront.
#44 Building Safety Commitment (3)
Daniel Moran, Sr. Vice President, Quality Safety Edge
”Safety commitment” is a critical contributor to your workplace safety process, but how to keep a commitment is rarely explained or trained. To make a personal commitment to safety means “to act in the direction of what is most important to you even in the presence of obstacles.” This session will help you in building your safety commitment.
#45 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Level 1 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection (1)
Troy Larsen, Inspector, Wisconsin State Patrol
Travis Lauer, Sergeant, Wisconsin State Patrol
A Wisconsin State Patrol Inspector will be conducting a demonstration of a commercial motor vehicle inspection. The presentation will simulate a roadside inspection and provide the opportunity to understand what the expectations are during an enforcement contact. Relevant federal and state regulations will be reviewed and an opportunity for questions and answers session will follow.
#46 Environmental Update (2)
Eric Bott, Director of Environmental & Energy Policy, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
This informative session will bring attendees up-to-date on the hottest topics in environmental policy and regulation in Wisconsin and Washington.
#47 The Best Apple and Android Safety Apps for Your Mobile Devices (2)
Dave Weber, Founder, Safety Awakenings, LLC
Hundreds of apps have been designed to help safety professionals control workplace accidents and illnesses. Unfortunately, most apps are nothing more than fancy advertisements, toys, or a quick way for the developer to make a buck. The speaker will review the handful of Apple and Android safety apps that are “must-have” tools for today’s progressive safety professional.
#48 Industry Rigging Accident Prevention (3)
Robert Siemens, Owner/CEO, Royal Arc
Rigging-related accidents (including cranes and slings) can result in significant property and personal injury loss, up to and including loss of life. In many instances, basic principles for static force equilibrium are violated and result in the aforementioned consequences. Other instances show deficiencies in rigging design or manufacturing. In this session we will explain the importance of safety measures and provide historical data related to accidents, to be used as preventative measures.
#49 Effective and Proven Steps to Managing a Temporary Staffing Program (2)
Kirby Frank, Bindery Superintendent, Webcrafters, Inc.
Janet Johnson, COO Qualitemps Industrial VP Sales & Marketing, The QTI Group
Learn how Webcrafters and its temporary staffing partner, QTI, worked together collaboratively to provide a unique safety and worksite training program. This presentation will go through the steps of developing a very effective temporary staffing program. This partnership has saved time and money on safety training with minimal injuries, while providing a quality workforce year after year.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sessions
#50 DOT Update: Highway Safety Trends and Challenges – We Can All Make a Difference in Safer Roadways (1)
Randy Romanski, Section Chief, Wisconsin State Patrol
More than 500 people have died in crashes on Wisconsin’s roadways over each of the last six years. Each fatality is a tragic and preventable loss. This workshop discusses recent trends in highway safety, effective countermeasures to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities, and opportunities for public and private sector partners to work cooperatively to move our preventable traffic crashes toward Zero in Wisconsin.
#51 Hazard Perception, is There Really a Hazard? A Discussion on Mass Psychogenic Phenomenon (3)
Richard Johnston, Director Health, Safety & Wellness Services, Hausmann-Johnson Insurance
Perception is a huge driver of employees’ understanding of what is or is not a hazard. This is especially true with health hazards. Indoor air quality complaints are nearly always associated with perception. This presenter will discuss how perception drives human response and how addressing perception is a necessary part of resolving employee complaints on work environment. Methods on how to address perception will be discussed.
#52 The Medic al/Attendance Quagmire: Solving HR’s Most Vexing FMLA & ADA Issues (1)
Alan Seneczko, Managing Shareholder, Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C.
Intermittent leave. Migraine headaches. Never ending leaves of absence. Illnesses that only manifest themselves on Mondays and Fridays. All these issues have frustrating ramifications under the FMLA, ADA and state fair employment and family leave laws – so much so that HR professionals often find themselves simply surrendering to the inevitable, “There is just nothing you can do about it.” Not true! There are solutions – but they require more thought, analysis and risk than normally associated with other HR issues. This program will tackle all of these issues and provide you with answers to your most vexing questions.
#53 OSHA’s Most Interesting Cases (2)
Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA
This workshop is dedicated to the most interesting OSHA inspections of the past year. All four area offices will share the session, presenting the investigations that were the most fascinating, either because the findings were totally unexpected or the results indicate a need for other employers to know about them.
#54 Workplace Bullying (2)
Raquelle Solon, Associate Director of Prepare Training®, Crisis Prevention Institute
Workplace bullying is a pervasive problem in today’s workplaces globally. Left unchecked, bullying has huge ramifications for all involved – bullies, targets and the company. This session offers simple and clear definitions of bullying and closely related problems. We will raise awareness of the issues and offer practical strategies for addressing them.
#55 Creating Your Company’s Dis aster Communication Plan (1)
Ellen Foley, Vice President of Corporate Communications, WPS
Whether a nature disaster, the top leader’s incapacitation, or an unexpected act of violence jolts your company, employees and your community need to hear your story before it hits social media. We provide tips and best practices.
#56 Effective Training: Communication and Leadership (2)
Jeff Hayes, Safety/ISO Director, Weldall Manufacturing
How do you ensure training sessions are effective? Real life examples of lessons learned from both victories and failures in the training process will be given. Specific training, response, progressive, and learning principles and tools to improve safety behavior through effective training will be provided.
#57 The War Against Complacency (2)
Don Wilson, Vice President, SafeStart, A Division of Electrolab Ltd.
Back by popular demand! How often is complacency involved in accidental injuries and fatalities and how high a percentage is it? In the majority of injuries, complacency plays a part, often a significant one. But what can be done to fight it? Let’s face it, complacency makes it easier for people to take their eyes and mind off the task at hand. Learn what you and your organization can do to efficiently minimize the effects of complacency in your workplace.