The week’s highlights
With so many educational opportunities and booths to visit, it can be difficult to make sure you’re getting the most out of Safety 2018. Here are a few of this week’s standout activities.
Workplace violence and active shooters are the focus of a panel discussion that will have experts from the FBI, law enforcement and employee assistance talk about ways to reduce risks. With employers across the country struggling to get ahead of the active shooter epidemic, safety professionals need to be prepared. “The Before and After Summit: A Safety Professional’s Guide to Prepare For, React to, and Address Workplace Violence Events” takes place Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:30 am.
Panelists Laurie Shelby from Tesla Motors, Al Johnson from Cargill and Ellis Jones from Goodyear join safety pros Scott Gellar and Todd Conklin in a Plenary Town Hall debate. It’s a follow-up to last year’s discussion on popular yet controversial behavior-based safety. In Part 2, moderator Tom Krause leads the debate on how companies should operationalize the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities. This takes place Tuesday from 1 to 2 pm.
Experience virtual reality safety training by wearing a VR headset in a program that focuses on fall protection. Participants at the Virtual Reality Station spend 3 to 5 minutes in the VR experience, learning the value of such technology for training purposes. VR training enables employees to practice how they will respond to situations they are likely to encounter on the job — all in a safe environment. These high-tech safety simulations help improve hazard identification by using 360-degree photos, videos and workplace audio to create realistic environments that normally might prove dangerous.
A Safety Escape Room will test your hazard analysis and puzzle-solving skills. It’s a physical adventure game where you’ll team up with other attendees to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and teamwork to spot the hazards and make your exit. Players are given a time limit to unveil the secrets within the rooms. Teams that escape the fastest will have their times displayed on the "Brag Board."
Similar to TV’s Shark Tank, safety professionals will get a chance to make an “elevator pitch” to upper management and get candid feedback. This event is broken down into two parts: On Monday, June 4, six senior safety leaders will mingle and listen to ideas to improve workplace safety, coaching attendees on how to best address the C-suite. On Tuesday, it’s showtime as several “elevators” in the Lunch & Learn area will each contain a senior executive. Finalists step into the elevators and have two minutes to present their business case and receive feedback.