OSHA Training

First Aid

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Session 1

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

OSHA is Here, What Do I Do Now?

Julie O'Keefe, Environmental Attorney, Partner Armstrong Teasdale

Gain strategies for handling an OSHA inspection including explaining employer rights, establishing the scope of the inspection, employee interviews, photographs and what to expect after the inspection.  


Working at Heights Safely and Understanding OSHA’s Standards 

Andy Luesse, Working at Heights Specialist 3M, Shur-Sales & Marketing

Attendees will cover the basic standards of Fall Protection including; the latest OSHA and ANSI Standards, proper anchorage, leading edge/sharp edge, harnesses and proper usage, Horizontal Lifelines, Descent, and Rescue.  Weather permitting, a short walk to a location for a Drop demonstration focusing on the impact a fall has on the body.

Bermuda Triangle: ADA, Reasonable Accommodations, FMLA


FMLA, ADA or worker’s compensation - which law to meet when faced with requests for accommodations? There’s overlap in some of these regulations, and employers must determine which law applies to request for accommodation or leave.  Can employers draw the line with accommodation or leave requests, and should they?

Addressing the Work Place Opioid Crisis: Prevention Intervention, and Recovery Support

Brandon Costerison, MO-HOPE Project Manager, NCADA

We are all familiar with the opioid crisis and the effects it is having on the workplace. What can we do?  Brandon will discuss how employers can engage in evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery strategies applicable to the workplace.

Electrical Maintenance is Electrical Safety

Mike Toledo, Electrical Service Specialist, Aschinger Electric

Mike will discuss how maintenance is required to make sure your facility is fully NFPA 70E compliant and remains compliant over time.   The discussion will include required training, maintenance and recent updates to ensure continued compliance.


Session 2

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Litigation with OSHA 

Kevin McLaughlin, Attorney, Officer, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC

This session will discuss the OSHA litigation including timelines and what to expect.

The New ANSI Standard: Struck By and Drop Object Prevention

Rob Miller, Safety Director, L Keeley Construction

Dave Barklage, President, Midwestern Safety

A discussion of the new ANSI Standard focusing on mitigation techniques and preventative measures for both being struck by and dropping objects. Gain a better understanding of why tools need to be secured to prevent injury and property damage.  There is a proper way to tether tools and secure radios.

Communicating with Confidence

Eric Schor, Partner, Executive Coach, EMS Communications

Come spend some time learning tips and tactics on how to become a more effective communicator, learn to speak with confidence and have some fun along the way.

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

Mike Minicky, General Safety Products and Services Manager, VHA Center for Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health

Does your company deserve recognition for having an outstanding safety and health program?  Well, VPP is the answer!  This collaborative effort between employers, employees, and OSHA recognizes safety and health excellence.  This session will explain the benefits of pursuing VPP; the different VPP programs; the application, mentoring, and auditing processes; the VPP Participants’ Association; and how to become a “special government employee.” 

Environmental Sustainability: A New Look

Dennis Pivin, V.P. Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security, Aegion Corporation

Environmental sustainability programs incorporate a variety of strategies to increase the efficiency of operations and ultimately the bottom line while improving employee morale and public image.  Learn about strategies you can implement in your workplace.

A Pressure Vessel is a tool, not a bomb

Tim Boggs, Missouri Department of Public Safety

What makes an object a pressure vessel? Learn how to properly define a pressure vessel and what to look for during an inspection.  Learn how to ensure safe operation by properly sizing safety devices by pressure and volume.

Session 3

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

OSHA consultation, How does it work?

Daniel Stark, Assistant Director/Program Manager, OSHA, Missouri 

An Illinois and Missouri Perspective OSHA consultation, purpose, procedure and how it can help your organization.

Saving Lives: The Making of the “Buried Alive” Trench Rescue Docudrama

Mark Woodward, Sr. Safety and Risk Trainer, Missouri Employers Mutual  AND 

Derek Leffert, Field Manager, Missouri One Call System

With one victim deceased and the other in critical condition, the “Buried Alive” Trench Rescue Docudrama creates a unique learning opportunity for construction employees at all levels of experience. As producers of this cave-in reenactment for the Missouri Common Ground Alliance’s Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit, Mark Woodward and Derek Leffert will share lessons learned, evidence of impact, and how creativity is necessary to reach audiences of different education levels and experience.

Human and Organizational Performance

Ray Boehm, Sr. Vice President Risk Management, Keeley Companies

Take a fresh look at developing a true Culture of Safety. Based on Todd Conklins’

HOP (Human and Organizational Performance) approach, Ray will discuss the basis this ‘new age thinking’ and applying it to your organization for long term change in safety culture. 

The Essential Elements of Emergency Management

Mark Diedrich, Director, St. Louis County OEM

The capability to mitigate, respond to and recover from major events, and to minimize the impact on lives, property and the economy requires ongoing support from the entire community.  Mark will identify the essential elements of effective emergency management.

Top Five Mistakes made in Defending a Workers’ Compensation Case and the impact of Medical Marijuana

Chris Archer, Managing Member, Archer & Lassa LLC

Explore the top five mistakes seen in our region.

We will also discuss how new Medical Marijuana laws are likely to impact your post-accident drug testing, and the intoxication penalty and defense. 

The goal of any effective and efficient workers' compensation is to limit exposure to costs in your workers' compensation exposure: costs include lost productivity, employee morale, along with the financial costs.


Session 4

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

OSHA Overview

Bill McDonald, OSHA

Stay up to date with the latest trends and happenings at OSHA in our region and beyond.

Silica: The Standard and Beyond

Eric Olson, Safety Director, Western Construction Group AND

OSHA Representative, Missouri 

This presentation will briefly review the Silica Standard and how it applies to general activities in our daily work.   Eric will highlight his observations relative to the enforcement of the Silica Standard throughout the United States and specific to our region.  He will also address how to prepare and manage a comprehensive Silica Exposure Assessment Program to promote compliance.

A Model Ergonomics Program:  Integrating Ergonomics into the Safety Management Program

Ann Marie Dale, Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries among construction and manufacturing workers and can be prevented by integrating ergonomic principles and practices into work processes.  This presentation will provide information to help employers address ergonomic hazards.

Total Work Health: What it means to your bottom line

Diane Rohlman, Associate Professor, Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, University of Iowa

The Total Worker Health (TWH) approach seeks to promote worker health and productivity by recognizing and addressing job-related factors that impact worker well-being.  Businesses can reduce costs and improve their bottom line by adopting a TWH approach.


Gary Muck, Senior Vice President, Lockton Companies

Dennis Pivin, V.P. Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security, Aegion Corporation

Telematics is a powerful tool that allows fleets' real-time monitoring and information regarding any activity or metric that is important to its business and operations. Applications and benefits include driver safety and behavior, asset management, maintenance, route optimization, security, liability protection, lower costs, and increased efficiency.  You will hear from an expert about the benefits, limitations and overall impact that those who have successfully employed this technology have experienced. Telematics continues to bring new solutions to help improve fleet operations. 



CEU Credits: Certificate of .40 CEU will be available at the conference upon completion of the 4th session.