All session times are listed in Pacific time.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mental Health in the Workplace
Speaker: Sandra Horon, Safety Advisor, ATCO Natural Gas
Join us in learning why it’s so important for utility companies to understand mental health and to make communicating about it a top priority. We will answer the following questions:
• WHO does mental health effect?
• WHY mental health stigma is dangerous
• HOW mental health problems impact workplace culture and, most importantly…
• WHAT can your organization do to promote workplace wellness?
Are you ready to be a catalyst for change?
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
How Best to Prepare for a Pandemic
Speaker: Tori Burns, Manager of Gas Safety and Health, Dominion Energy Utah
Panelists: Dana Rindal, President & Co-Founder, Vimocity
Kevik Rensink, Health and Safety Coordinator, Puget Sound Energy
Michael Cooper, Safety Manager, MDU Utilities Group
Several top safety professionals in the utilities and energy sector discuss the procedures that best helped their companies through the Covid-19 pandemic.
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Respiratory Protection in the Workplace
This one-hour session will consist of a review of common scenarios where workers enter or work adjacent to areas affected by structure fires, wildfires, or infectious agents like COVID-19. Organizations are encouraged to evaluate their existing respiratory protection programs to determine if required worksite-specific procedures for required respirator use have been identified as well as protocol for decontamination and storage of respiratory protection equipment.
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
Tools-Innovation and Training to Enhance Safety in the Workplace
Speakers: Mike Parham, Specialist/Occupational H & S, Risk Management & Safety, Southwest Gas Corporation
Rob Richardson, Supervisor, Workforce Development, ATCO Natural Gas
This session will consist of a one-half hour review of new tool/equipment trends and evaluation, followed by a one-half hour discussion of training techniques for both new hire and transfer employees. Selecting the proper tool/equipment for the worker to minimize ergonomic challenges on the job and ensuring that workers are properly trained on the use and operation of tools and equipment are important strategies for reducing sprain/strain injury incidents in the workplace.
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empowering Safety Leaders to Make a Bigger Impact with Their Employees
Speaker: Don Gregory, OnTarget Consulting + Research
Don Gregory, has over 40 years working in safety in the utilities sector, and in this session, Don gives us some simple strategies on how to grow as a safety leader so that our safety programs will be more successful.