WORKERS’ SAFETY CONFERENCE
September 11, 2014
Educating Arkansas’s Workforce
October 16, 2014
University of Arkansas
Community College at Hope
Presented by the
Arkansas Department of Labor
Are you interested in maintaining a safe and healthy workplace? Whether you are the owner or employee of a private business or work for a public agency, you and your employees can benefit from attending this event. The conference is designed for hourly employees; however, businesses are also encouraged to send members of their safety committee, as well as supervisors and managers with safety responsibilities and others who need basic safety training. Nursing home administrators and nurses may also use this training for continuing education purposes.
The purpose of this conference is to enhance workplace hazard recognition and strengthen a culture of workplace safety, thereby reducing employee injuries and illnesses.
This conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Hempstead Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, located at 2500 South Main Street in Hope, Arkansas.
The registration fee covers lunch and conference materials. Pre-registration is encouraged due to expenses incurred for meals and materials. Cancellations will be accepted until two days prior to the conference. Substitutions are permitted.
Please register by October 2. A $10 late fee will be applied to all registrations and payments received after that date.
Conference facilities are accessible for individuals with disabilities. Please provide notice with registration if any attendee requires special accommodation to participate.
To register online go to: labor.ar.gov/onlineservices and click “Conference Registration.”
Or contact the Arkansas Department of Labor Office at 501-682-9092
7:30 – Registration
7:50 – Opening: Shaun Clark, Director of Industry Training, UACCH; Chris Thomason, Chancellor,
UACCH; and Ricky Belk, Director, Arkansas Department of Labor
8:05 – Diabetes In The Workplace: Sheila Key
A discussion of the impact that diabetes can have on workers.
8:20 – OSHA Updates: Carlos Reynolds, Area Director, U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA
This presentation will highlight penalties, multi-employer worksites, and the top twenty most cited hazards in General Industry and Construction in Arkansas.
9:00 – Break
9:10 – Hand Safety
This presentation will highlight common causes of hand injuries & how to prevent them.
9:50 – Break
10:00 – Identifying & Eliminating Killer Kultures
This presentation will address the complacency & disregard for Safety that promotes a risk-taking mindset, as well as how to change a Killer Kulture into a Safety Culture.
11:00 – Lunch
11:45 – Supervisor Roles In Safety
The presentation will address how supervisors are to take the lead in making safety a priority in the workplace.
12:30 – Temporary Employee Safety: Clark Thomas, Arkansas Department of Labor
Will explore the Safety & Health vulnerabilities of temporary employees, as well as what employers should do to minimize their exposure to danger.
1:15 – Break
1:30 – Prescription Drugs
A discussion of drug use in the work place, how and why drugs can be harmful, and what steps should be taken to address the problem.
2:25 – Adjourn