EHS Conference



PLEASE NOTE THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE- In an effort to bring the 2017 EHS Summit the latest trending EHS topics, the EHS Planning Committee is still working to secure presenters.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

8:00 AM    Meet and Greet with Light Continental Breakfast


Introduction and Welcome: Troy Nix, ARPM Executive Director


Attitude-Based Safety Culture: Fred D. Rine, FDRsafety

Developed by CEO and Founder, Fred D. Rine, FDRsafety’s Safety Culture training program has been presented to more than 500,000 workers and managers at companies of all sizes in a wide variety of industries - and it gets results! In a world where safety is addressed in a “how to” be safe manner, it’s time to address the “why.” FDRsafety’s Attitude-Based Safety Culture training leads employees on a journey of self-reflection and realizations on why safety matters, resulting in a better appreciation and practice of workplace safety.

Q & A


Highlights of the new ANSI Lockout Standard Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout and Alternative Methods: Todd Grover, Master Lock Company

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has defined best practices for the control of hazardous energy sources in machinery since 1982.  The revision of the ANSI Z244.1 Standard titled The Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods, outlines the state-of-the-art methodology to enhance the fundamental safety practice of Lockout and offer better protection to people performing potentially hazardous work on machinery, equipment or processes. The ANSI revisions focus on determining the right thing to do to keep workers from harm based on the current knowledge available to us and provide improved personal safety.


Networking Lunch


A Roadmap for an Electrical Safe Work Practice: Bob Nicholson, JDRM Engineering

 Developing an Electrical Safe Work Practice program is a difficult task even for trained safety managers because of some of the electrical engineering aspects required in such a document. Safety managers also need to understand the relationship of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.333(a) as it relates to the national consistence  electrical standard NFPA-70E. During the presentation, in the time allotted, Bob Nicholson will provide a basic roadmap of the key points which need to be addressed and locations of resources for such documents. This presentation will aid attendees in identifying where they are on this OSHA standard and identify a path for compliance.  


 OSHA Requirements to Slips, Trips, and Falls: Ki Miles, Zeon Chemical

Slips, trips, and falls are common in every workplace.  It is important for employees to have proper prevention training to help avoid as many as possible. This presentation will delve into new OSHA regulations and how to keep workers safe from these preventable accidents.


 HAZCOM – Enforcement of Global Harmonizing Standard (GHS) In the First 180 days of the New Administration: Bill Wahoff, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Attendees will learn from a manufacturing industry expert how Using internal audits and contractor audits to manage the uninsurable risk of OSHA Citations. Other topics which will be reviewed include areas for potential simplification and known labeling issues.


  “What Changes to Environmental, Health and Safety Regulation Can We Expect From the Trump Administration?” Kevin Margolis, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP

President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have brought a flurry of proclamations and activity aimed at suspending or reversing the Obama administration’s policies, particularly with respect to environmental oversight and enforcement as well as regulatory actions related to climate change.  The new administration has promised to curtail regulation and seek significant staff and budget cuts at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). The full impact of the Trump administration’s environmental policy decisions remains to be seen, but the up-to-the-minute status of these decisions will be discussed in detail during this presentation.


5:15 PM    Networking Reception, Day 1 Adjourns



Thursday, July 20, 2017

8:00 AM     Meet and Greet with Breakfast


Round Table Discussions: 

Growing peer-to-peer networks and having the opportunity to meet other individuals in similar roles and responsibilities is a primary component of the ARPM EHS Summit.  During these round table discussions, professionals will exchange ideas on the most pressing EHS topics.  This is a perfect way for professionals to find new ideas, expand their professional networks and explore new methods of improvement.


How to Handle New Drug Law Changes in Your State: Jennifer Sommers, CPCT, CBAT, CMROA, Drug Testing & Consulting 24/7

 Learn about drugs and alcohol in the workplace, dangers, warning signs, effects, disciplines, new trends and best practices on hot to handle issues that may arise. The presentation will include: 

o New Drugs on the Market

o Legalized Marijuana

o How to Handle New Law Changes in Your State

o Drug and Alcohol Testing and your Options

o Steps on How to Manage a Positive Drug Screen.


Air Permitting 101, Brent Goetz, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental regulations are complex and determining if your business needs an air permit can be confusing. If you are wondering whether you need an air permit, this first session is for you. Topics covered include the basic steps in evaluating all emission sources, documenting exemptions, and getting a permit for those that need one. The types of permits available, including general permits, permit-by-rule options, and permits-to-install-and-operate (PTIO). Authorized pre-permit construction activities will be discussed. Finally, an overview of how to complete permit application data, calculate emissions of criteria and air toxic pollutants and work with your district office will be provided.

This session continues with an overview of record keeping and reporting requirements contained in a typical air permit. Attendees will receive practical advice on how to keep on top of reporting responsibilities and stay in compliance, including the reporting of equipment malfunctions and completing fee emission reports

 ARPM Safety Awards

The 2017 ARPM Safety Awards have been designed to recognize companies in the manufacturing industry that have achieved world-class safety techniques that go above and beyond the average regulations. The awards will be given out based on information from OSHA 300’s Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illness.