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2015 Regional Safety Summit

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) 2015 Regional Safety Summits offer affordable training and instruction on common causes of preventable injuries and fatalities in the workplace, as well as current and upcoming regulations in the occupational safety and health fields.

Sessions
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Components of an Effective Accident Prevention Program
Effectively managing how you protect your employees at work is a key factor in reducing the frequency and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses and related costs.  This session will provide attendees an understanding of the elements that are necessary to create an effective and comprehensive safety program in the workplace. The presentation will explore seven core components commonly found in effective safety programs; cover program best practices; and discuss the positive effects of implementation. (3 hours)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM OSHA Written Programs and Training Requirements
This session will review the various OSHA required and suggested written programs and training topics, including lockout-tagout, emergency action plans, and hearing conservation. Attendees will  gain an understanding of when written programs must be implemented, what must be covered when conducting training, and the frequency  with which training should occur. (3 hours)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Requirements of a Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program
Exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace can cause or  contribute to many serious health effects for employees. In addition, some chemicals may be safety hazards and have the potential to cause fires, explosions, and other serious accidents. A comprehensive hazard communication program will help employers and employees understand the effects of chemicals found in the workplace, how to prevent exposure, and what to do  in an emergency if exposure does occur. Written hazard communication programs have specific requirements that must be met in order to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) General Industry standards. This session will cover OSHA's requirements regarding materials inventory, labeling, safety data sheets, and employee training. An in-class exercise will  provide attendees an example of the information and skills needed to conduct training in their own  workplace that complies with OSHA's requirements. (3 hours)

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Walking and Working Surfaces, Exits Routes and Emergency Action Plans
Slips, trips and falls account  for numerous workplace injuries every year. Maintaining clean, dry and uncluttered work environments can help prevent many of these incidents from ever occurring. Part one of this session will explain OSHA's General Industry standards pertaining to walking and working surfaces, including requirements for floor and wall openings, loading docks, stairways and ladders, and general housekeeping. Part two of this session will cover the OSHA requirements for exit routes, emergency action plans and fire prevention plans. Attendees will learn the components, maintenance, safeguards, and operational features of exit routes as well as the essential elements of emergency action plans, fire prevention plans, and general fire protection best practices. (3 hours)

When
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Where
Region 19 Education Service Center
6611 Boeing Drive, El Paso, Texas 79925

More Information and to Register
Visit: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/regional.html
Call: 512-804-4610
E-mail: safetytraining@tdi.texas.gov

 

Mission Statement
The purpose of this Chapter is to promote the advancement of the
safety professional and development of its members in the
 El Paso County and surrounding New Mexico regions.