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Training Course Syllabus:

You’ll learn ...
Who gets inspected and why ... how to find out if your company is on the list!
3 things you should never do if you experience a surprise OSHA inspection
How to avoid putting your company at greater risk for surprise inspections because of OSHA´s SST (Site-Specific Targeting) Plan
How to conduct a safety audit that will uncover violations, potential fines ... or worse
And much more
Every day, companies across America are shocked when an OSHA inspector knocks on their doors. Even though surprise inspections can be triggered by a single employee complaint or accident, the key to sailing through untouched is knowing how to prepare so you stay out of OSHA´s sights. This information-packed conference is the fastest, most efficient way to learn everything you need to know about OSHA´s changing regulations ... how to meet them and protect your workers from unnecessary hazards and keep your company free from regulatory problems and legal hassles.
This conference´s convenient track format allows you to attend one track from start to finish, or mix and match sessions to meet your needs.


OPENING SESSION: 9:00 – 9:35 a.m. — What the "New" OSHA Expects From You ... Today and Tomorrow

TRACK ONE: Compliance vs. Cost ... New Ways to Comply Without Breaking Your Budget
Session 1: 9:50 – 10:40 a.m.
OSHA Regulatory Update: What´s Hot ... and What´s Heating Up
Get up to speed fast in this regulatory update that´s packed with late-breaking reports on today´s evolving workplace issues, including ergonomics, violence in the workplace, the new needlestick and steel erection standards and other hot topics. Plus, you´ll hear where regulators will be focusing in the near future, and you´ll learn how to start preparing for tomorrow´s challenges now. This session includes:
OSHA update! Find out what´s hot and what´s heating up
What´s in the future for OSHA and ergonomics?
What are the nuts and bolts of any good ergonomics policy?
How do musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) impact your business?

Session 2: 10:55 – 11:45 a.m.
Easy, Fast and OSHA-Compliant Record Keeping
In this session, you´ll get a clear explanation of OSHA´s existing and upcoming record-keeping requirements, find out why OSHA is so interested in the records you maintain and learn how to keep out of trouble by paying close attention to what OSHA really wants. You´ll get tips for keeping your accident, training and other records in inspection-ready order ... plus valuable strategies for using your records as a tool to identify and correct harmful trends and patterns. You´ll learn:
Status report on OSHA´s newly released record-keeping standard
Who is required to keep records ... of what ... and for how long
How the OSHA 300 log becomes an important factor in who OSHA decides to inspect
What records not to keep if you´re to stay off the SST "list"
6 keys to OSHA-compliant record keeping

Session 3: 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
How to Survive an OSHA Inspection
OSHA is increasing its number of "surprise" inspections, and citations and fines for businesses that are caught off guard by these inspections are soaring too. In this session, you´ll learn what you must do now to get and keep your workplace in inspection-ready order. And if you do get inspected? This session will show you how to work with—not against—inspectors, including rules on what to say and not say, how to show "good faith" and compliance if OSHA demands to see your training records and more. You´ll learn:
Who gets inspected and why, plus the extra risk you now face if your lost-workday injury and illness rate is high
The 3 stages of an official OSHA site inspection and how to stay in control of each
Your best protection in the event of a surprise inspection
5 triggers that will launch your organization into the "most-likely-to-be- audited" category
Actions you can take now to make sure you are not inappropriately or unfairly charged in an OSHA inspection

Session 4: 2:05 – 2:55 p.m.
Is Your Company Fully OSHA-Compliant? Here´s How to Make Sure
How would you rate your current level of OSHA compliance? If you´re like many companies, you´re OK in most areas but could use work in a few others. In this session, you´ll learn many simple ways you can tweak your existing efforts to do an even better job of preventing accidents and losses without turning your place upside down, spending a lot of money or dedicating additional staff. You´ll learn:
How to demonstrate to workers that your safety efforts have support from the top
How to determine if you have all the methods you need to prevent or control existing and potential hazards
Using OSHA´s Program Evaluation Profile to assess your level of compliance
Are your written programs up to date?

Session 5: 3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
The Essentials of OSHA Compliance
It´s harder to maintain OSHA compliance today because many of the rules and requirements are overlapping, confusing and frequently changing. This insightful and time-saving session sorts through volumes of OSHA regulations, standards and updates to provide you with the important regulatory knowledge you need to stay legal. In addition, you´ll gain great information about inspections, citations, written programs and other OSHA-related areas. You´ll learn:
A concise introduction to OSHA standards and regulations ... who´s affected ... and how to know which to apply in your workplace
How to make OSHA´s key areas your top priority too
Basic systems every OSHA-compliant organization has firmly in place
How to fulfill your critical OSHA-related responsibilities as an employer

TRACK TWO: How to Develop a Safety and Health Strategy That Works
Session 1: 9:50 – 10:40 a.m.
The Steps to Developing and Implementing a Top-Notch Safety Program
Industry statistics prove that safety and health programs dramatically cut workplace accidents and reduce workers´ comp and health insurance costs ... so if you currently don´t have one in place or if your program needs to be updated, don´t miss this session. Based on OSHA´s voluntary Four-Point Workplace Program, we´ll tell you what OSHA expects to find in place at every work site and how you can make the required changes cost-effectively and quickly. You´ll learn:
  • What OSHA´s Four-Point Workplace Program is and how to use it to assemble your total safety plan
  • The power of an employee committee in keeping safety on the front burner
  • An overview of the documentation required to support a good safety program, including written plans, work site analysis, training and more
  • How to integrate OSHA compliance with your everyday business operations
  • How to get workers involved, even when they´re not interested


Session 2: 10:55 – 11:45 a.m.
How Safe Is Your Workplace?
The best way to identify and eliminate hazards in your workplace—and raise your level of OSHA compliance—is through regular safety audits. In this session, you´ll learn a systematic walk-through process that you can use to identify undetected problems, sniff out trouble spots in changing workplace conditions and operations, uncover previously overlooked weaknesses and more. You´ll learn about:
A step-by-step guide to conducting a health and safety survey of your workplace
Who should perform your safety audits? When? How often? Get the answers here
When self-inspections are not just "nice" ... but mandatory
How to set up a system to make sure your hazard controls have not failed and that new hazards have not appeared
Checklists and tools that make self-inspections easier and more effective

Session 3: 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
How to Conduct a Thorough Accident Investigation
Even when you´ve done everything you can to promote safety, sometimes accidents occur ... and it´s important to your company, your employees and OSHA that you handle these emotional and difficult situations correctly. In this session, you´ll learn how to conduct a thorough accident investigation, whom to notify, how to avoid common accident scene mistakes and statements that could come back to haunt you and more. You´ll learn:
How to ask the right questions that reveal key information you need to avoid the accident in the future
A step-by-step approach to conducting a legally sound accident investigation
How to make sure you fulfill your immediate responsibilities when an accident occurs
What to record when taking notes in an interview with a witness
How to use company accident and injury records to identify harmful trends and patterns
How to prevent "coverups" that can keep you from uncovering the accident´s cause

Session 4: 2:05 – 2:55 p.m.
What Does It Really Take to Motivate Employees to "Think Safety and Act Safely"?
Smart employers know that they alone can´t ensure a safe workplace ... to be completely successful, employees must participate in the battle to eliminate injuries and accidents. But how can you get employees fired up about safety? Can you really change those who insist on taking risky shortcuts? What can be done about workers who make mistakes because they´re tired, impaired, angry, hurried or they simply don´t understand the instructions? Get the answers in this important how-to-do-it session. You´ll learn:
The key difference between unsafe behavior and unsafe conditions ... and where to focus your attention for the biggest payoff
You can correct at-risk employee behavior if you use this four-pronged approach correctly
How to address "It can´t happen to me" and other employee attitudes that create high-risk situations
The many reasons why unsafe behavior occurs
Ways to involve employees in identifying and resolving safety problems
How to achieve dramatic safety improvements using "reality-based" techniques

Session 5: 3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
How to Cut Your Company´s Accident Risks
Are your employees using equipment incorrectly or following unsafe procedures when performing their jobs? A job hazard analysis will help tell you before an accident occurs so you can correct the situation with the right engineering controls, new work procedures, additional training or appropriate safety equipment. In this session, you´ll learn how to perform a job hazard analysis, how to evaluate your findings and how to use this information to help workers and managers take their roles in eliminating safety-related injuries and illnesses seriously. You´ll learn:
How to take a job apart task by task to uncover hidden hazards in the procedures or equipment
What hazardous conditions cause the most serious accidents
How to use the information you gather in each job analysis
Who should be involved in the analysis of each job

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