Thursday

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Track ABCDE - A: Environmental Regulators, Lawyers and Consultants
Leader(s): Laura Burnett
Co-Leader(s): Betsy Farkas
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 State Enforcement Update »
Speaker(s): Ramiro Garcia
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Federal Enforcement Update »
Speaker(s): John Blevins
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Audit Privilege in Texas »
Speaker(s): Jess McCabe
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - B: Managing Safety
Leader(s): Jeff Boivin
Co-Leader(s): Darrell Davis
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Communication »
Speaker(s): Vickie Irvine
It has been said that communication is the “make or break” of any relationship. Most relationships, personal and professional, succeed based on how well the parties involved communicate their ideas, opinions, needs and desires to each other. This presentation will help participants recognize components and barriers to successful communication and understand the importance of listening skills, body language and perception versus intent.
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Practice: We're Talking About Practice! »
Speaker(s): Eddie Craft
This presentation, by members of the Axiall Plaquemine Safety Involvement Team, will demonstrate how their employee driven safety team was created, grew, and has branched out to other company sites, promoting effective safety practices, employee buy-in and overall safety culture.
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 The Road to Zero Injuries »
Speaker(s): Ferris Callihan
The cost of injuries is presented; this cost must be a line item on the site’s financial statement that the site manager must “explain” periodically. Sites that go for long periods of time without injuries have employees that behave in a certain way and the site looks a certain way.
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Mark Hernandez Safety Culture »
Speaker(s): Mark A. Hernandez, CHST
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Managing Behavioral Tolerance »
Speaker(s): Rickey Meyer
Managing behavioral tolerance is a module which focuses on Field Safety people and Front Line Supervisors. It takes us into the many employee performance indicators that are targeted by all typical workplace leadership. These indicators are be broken down by the frequency they are reviewed and the various tolerance levels supervision obtains towards them. Visual illustrations will demonstrate when front line supervision shifts a low tolerance to a performance indicator. The likelihood of occurrence diminishes when this technique is applied.
Track ABCDE - C: PSM Emerging Trends
Leader(s): Phil Cuevas
Co-Leader(s): Kim Dejmek
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Open »
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - D: Award Winning Best Practices
Leader(s): Bill Shaw
Co-Leader(s): Jon Atteberry, CSP
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Open »
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »
Track ABCDE - E: Plant Managers Hot Topics
Leader(s): Steve Ferrer
Co-Leader(s): Jack McVaugh
7:00 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Ron Curry, EPA Region VI
8:30 to 9:20 Open »
9:20 to 9:50 Break
9:50 to 10:40 Open »
10:40 to 11:10 Break
11:10 to 12:00 Open »
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
Keynote Speaker: John Grubbs, President, Grubbs Consulting, Inc. (GCI) Paul Balmert, Balmert Consulting Scott Whitelaw, VP EHS&S, Texas United Corporation John Bresland, Former Chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board
1:30 to 2:20 Open »
2:20 to 2:50 Break
2:50 to 3:40 Open »