ABOUT THE EH&S FORUM
When a company joins the association, they confirm their commitment to NORA’s Guiding Principles. The first principle is:“We make health, safety, and environmental considerations a top priority in our planning for all existing and new facilities, processes, products, and services.”
To that end, the association will host its 4th annual NORA Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Forum on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. If your role within your company significantly relates to EH&S issues, this forum is tailored just for you.
You may register for the EH&S Forum as a stand-alone event for just $149, or combine with the NORA Winter Meeting Registration for $359.
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2017 EH&S Forum Topics- (subject to change)
Falling Down on the Job? How to Protect Workers On Site & On Vehicles
presented by Nigel Ellis of Ellis Fall Systems
This session will explore the new OSHA Fall Protection rule that is scheduled to go into effect January 17, 2017. Specifically, this session will address how this rule applies to NORA Members. The types of policies NORA members should have as it relates to trucks and on-site will be reviewed. After attending this session, you will understand how to implement or improve your fall protection program and understand the importance of enforcing it.
Electronic Logging Devices (ELD): Creating a Safer Work Environment for Drivers
presented by Dan Calvert and Bob Landman of Safety Research Consultants (SRC)
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD Rule has created confusion. This session will add clarity to the specifics in the rule and a thorough understanding of the different implementation deadlines in 2017 and 2019. For NORA members, the ELD Rule will be the perfect opportunity to integrate the data from the ELDs with existing safety programs to impact the driver safety.
The Trump Effect on Federal Enforcement Initiatives
presented by Chip Duffie of EHS Momentum
President-Elect Donald Trump has named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA and Andrew Puzder as Secretary of the Department of Labor (over OSHA). In addition, he is set to name a whole slew of new leadership in Washington, DC in his attempt to “drain the swamp”. What effect, if any, will this have on NORA members when it comes to EHS compliance and regulations ? Attend this session to explore how the 2016 election may affect you in 2017 and beyond.
How to Avoid Hiring Your Next Worker’s Comp Claim
Have you ever hired an employee and they then injure themselves weeks after being hired? And then did you wonder if this wasn’t the first time they were injured on the job? A major expense to employers is Workers’ Compensation insurance. NORA members are extremely limited in the questions they can ask a potential hire. This session will explore best practices that are legal to reduce the risk of future worker’s comp claims.
How to Relate EH&S Compliance to Profitability
Presented by Gary Risse and Amy Blyth of Trihydro Corporation
Special case study presentation by Tami Kerr of Environmental Specialists Inc
Too often, EH&S compliance is viewed as a cost which can cause internal conflicts. This session will explore how to calculate the real and potential costs of being out of compliance. Also, methods on how to calculate the financial benefit of being in compliance will be demonstrated. These tools will assist members to communicate and demonstrate to the management/ownership the profitability of EH&S compliance.
NORA EH&S Roundtable: Building a Culture of Safety through Employee Engagement
Moderated by Matt Gartner
Roundtable members: David Weber of Valicor Environmental Services, LLC and Eric Marsh of Heritage - Crystal Clean, LLC
The final session of the EH&S Forum will feature industry leaders demonstrating the best techniques to get employees and stakeholders to truly buy into to safety. The use of employee surveys about their perception of safety, communication, contests and more to generate employee engagement will be explored. This will generate practical ideas for NORA members to take back to their companies to improve their safety culture.
2017 EH&S Sponsors
Sponsorship includes your company logo displayed on signage inside the EH&S Forum meeting room on Wednesday, February 22. Your company logo will also appear on all the EH&S Forum schedules in the EH&S book as well as a half page black and white ad in the EH&S printed materials.
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