Northeast Ohio Local Section

of the American Industrial Hygiene Association


March 27-29, 2012, Greater Columbus Convention Center

Since 1927, BWC has provided a forum for Ohio businesses to increase their knowledge and discover products and services that can keep their workers safe and healthy. This year, the 2012 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC12) will continue that tradition by helping you foster a culture of safe and healthy behaviors both on and off the job.

Join five thousand representatives from businesses, associations and government to find realistic solutions to:

  • Improve worker health and productivity;
  • Prevent work force injuries and illnesses;
  • Reduce workers’ compensation costs;
  • Identify solutions for hazardous situations; and
  • Provide cost-effective, multidisciplinary training and professional development.

Well at home. Safe at work. Save the date.

****** Below are some sessions that might interest you. Sign up on the BWC webpage. **********


#925 Hear Forever: Hearing Conservation You Can Use – Intermediate
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tuesday, March 27

Hearing conservation is about preventing noise-induced hearing loss. A personalized approach to hearing conservation can provide a more sound, productive and cost-effective system for managing personal hearing health, noise exposure and overall expectations. By using several recent innovations in earplug fit testing and in-ear dosimetry that can assess precise, personalized data, safety professionals can now actually ensure and document a successful hearing conservation program. In this all-day session you'll learn about technology for fit-testing earplugs, how fit-testing can benefit your hearing conservation program, and you'll experience fit-testing in a group demonstration. You will be able to explain recent innovations for fit-testing earplugs; and describe the benefits of earplug fit-testing.

Credits: 0.6 IACET; 5.5 CCM

Presented by Theresa Schulz, CCC-A, CPS-A, hearing conservation manager, Honeywell, Fredericktown, Penn.

#930 OSHA Recordkeeping and Safety Management – Advanced
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tuesday, March 27

This session will focus on the implementation of the OSHA recordkeeping standard as an element in the overall success of an employer’s safety management program. The presenters will link recordkeeping trend analysis and the identification of system weaknesses to develop results-oriented objectives. The presenters will use accident scenarios to demonstrate the application of the rules of the standard with references to the National Emphasis Program. This session is designed for management staff. It's assumed you have an understanding of basic recordkeeping concepts. You will be able to identify recordkeeping methodologies; explain the effects of safety incentive programs on internal reporting practices; and describe the relationship between recordkeeping protocols and risk management.

Credits: 0.6 IACET

Presented by Patti Kapperman and Dayna Noble, industrial safety consultant specialists, BWC, Lima

#921 Permit-Required Confined Space Requirements – Intermediate
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tuesday, March 27

This workshop will emphasize the importance of procedure development, and conducting a confined space evaluation and hazard analysis prior to initiating a permit space entry operation. The workshop will be a combination of lecture and small group exercises designed to explain and reinforce the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.146. The small group exercises will include an example Permit Required Confined Space hazard analysis, entry procedure development and fatality case studies. You will be able to distinguish between a confined space and a permit required confined space (PRCS); identify three categories of PRCS hazards; explain regulatory requirements for PRCS hazard evaluation; and explain the fundamental means, procedures and practices necessary for safe PRCS entry operations.

Credits: 0.6 IACET

Presented by Glenn McGinley, compliance investigator, BWC Public Employment Risk Reduction Program, Pickerington

#929 Safety Management Systems and OHSAS 18001 – Intermediate
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tuesday, March 27

The implementation of International Standards Organization (ISO)-based management systems provides organizations with tools to monitor and improve organizational performance. In this full-day session, participants will learn the basics of Occupational Health and Safety Management and Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001, the relationship between OHSAS 18001 and other management standards such as ISO 14000 and ISO 9001. The session will cover the requirements of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), the key definitions of an OHSMS and documentation needed to implement it. You will be able to discuss the basics of occupational health and safety management; distinguish the relationship between Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS) 18001 and other management standards such as ISO 14000 and ISO 9001; explain OHSAS 18001; list the requirements of an OHSMS; list the key definitions of an OHSMS; and summarize documentation needed to implement an OHSMS.

Credits: 0.6 IACET; 5.5 HR

Presented by Clyde Pearch, president, Eagle Group USA Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

#927 Safety Principles for Health Care – Intermediate
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Tuesday, March 27

Medical providers such as doctors, dentists, urgent care facilities and laboratories must comply with a wide variety of state and federal standards, including bloodborne pathogens, emergency action plans, lockout/tagout, and radiation and laser safety. This session will identify OSHA and Environmental Protection Agency regulations you should know. Learn how to deliver safety programs, injury and illness prevention plans and the basics of ergonomics. You will be able to identify OSHA and Environmental Protection Agency regulations; list safety standards for medical providers, bloodborne pathogens, medical waste handling and disposal; and describe the basics of ergonomics and injury prevention programs.

Credits: 0.6 IACET

Presented by Ben Hissam, industrial safety consultant specialist, BWC, Hamilton



Contact Us:

Randall S. Hartong, CIH

Sr. Industrial Hygienist

The Babcock & Wilcox Company

20 S. Van Buren Ave.

Barberton, Ohio 44203

Tel.: (330)860-1135

Fax: (330)860-2421