The Safety Conference You Cannot Afford To Miss!

Thursday, November 17

Embassy Suites Hotel - Charlotte, NC

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7:00 AM - Registration at Safety Pavilion Tent
Information about the following topics available:

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - MESH
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Membership
  • 11:30 AM - Noon - Laser Safety
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - On-site Training
  • 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM - Defensive Driving
  • 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM - First Aid - CPR

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Opening Session - Grand Ballroom
"Always Growing - A Natural Approach to Leadership"
This innovative and engaging presentation is built on timeless principles. Jones equips leaders to identify where change is needed in their daily activities and take productive action. It’s time to get “growing” and harvest something better for your people and your organization. This new approach is built on four words: Grow, Cultivate, Prune, and Harvest.
Presenter: Jones Loflin, Innovative Yet Practical Solutions For Today's Leaders

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Tryon/Woodlawn Rooms
"National Safety Council's Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention"
This train-the-trainer session will cover the three components of effective slip, trip, and fall prevention; how to select and recommend appropriate footwear; and how to recognize and prevent these hazards at the workplace and at home.
Presenter: Barton Jones, OSH Consultant with the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Yorkmont Room
"Update on Confined Space - Construction"
Confined spaces - such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks - are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation. This session provides information on the new regulation, compliance assistance documents, and other resources OSHA has to help employers and workers understand the rules.
Presenter: Andy Sterlen, Health and Education Specialist with the NC Department of Labor - OSH Division

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Buffet Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Hotel Parking Lot
"Fall Protection Outdoor DEMO"
Presenter: Keith Delias, Miller Fall Protection Technical Sales Manager, Engineered System Fall Arrest System, Honeywell Safety Products

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Woodlawn Room
"Fall Protection Systems Presentation"
Falls are one of the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA requires employers to provide their employees with a safe and healthful workplace.
Presenter: Keith Delias, Miller Fall Protection Technical Sales Manager, Engineered System Fall Arrest System, Honeywell Safety Products

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Yorkmont Room
"An Interactive Look at the Changes to OSHA Since January 2015 and How to Defend a Citation"
This session will offer an in-depth practical examination of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and how OSHA affects your business. After this session, attendees will: know what has changed with OSHA; have a plan to prepare for an OSHA inspection; know their rights if and when OSHA arrives; understand the ramifications of issues, including matters relating to employee testimony arising during an OSHA inspection; be able to put procedures in place to enhance employee safety; and have a greater understanding of the interplay of OSHA with other types of laws and litigation.
Presenter: Travis Vance, Attorney at Law
Fisher & Phillips, LLP

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM - Tryon Room
"Special Events Safety and Risk Management"
This session will cover pre-planning, event components, regulatory requirements and consensus standards, permits, risk management and review of event accident history. Whether you are just beginning to plan an event or wish to see how others in your field work through the event planning process, this course will be beneficial to you.
Presenters: Kathy Capps, CPRE, ARM-P, Manager - Learning Development & Risk Management & Brian Taylor, EHS Coordinator - City of Raleigh - Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Hotel Parking Lot
Flagger Instructor Part 2
Presenter: Mack Bunn, OSH Trainer
Safety and Health Council of NC

2:15 PM - 3:45 PM - Grand Ballroom
"Workplace Violence - Part 1 - On the Lookout"
This session will provide life skills and recommendations for dealing with workplace situations that may and could lead to violence. Information will be provided on how to deal with subject(s) ranging from verbal abusers up to gun violence in the workplace. The session will also give the student recommendation on how to avoid unsafe situations and how to deescalate an unsafe situation they could encounter. Recommendation on procedures, policies and training for employees on how to reduce and/or eliminate workplace violence situations will be presented.
Presenter: Detective Lieutenant Shawn K. Harris, CFI
Wayne County Sheriff's Office

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Yorkmont Room
"OSHA's Top Ten"
Learn OSHA's top ten cited incidents so you can avoid these incidents in your day to day operations.
Presenter: Chad Lingerfelt, Safety Training Manager
ENSCO Supply

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Grand Ballroom
"Five Keys to Extreme Personal Productivity"
This presentation covers handling distractions, improving focus, and prioritizing more effectively.
Presenter: Jones Loflin, Innovative Yet Practical Solutions For Today's Leaders

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Photo Booth

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Manager's Reception with Corn Hole, Silent Auction, Raffles, Hors D'oeuvres

Embassy Suites Hotel

4800 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217
November 17-18, 2016

Book Your Room At
(704) 527-8400

MESH Coin 20th Anniversary

NC Commissioner of Labor - Cherie K. Berry

Friday's luncheon Special Guest
Cherie K. Berry
NC Commissioner of Labor
MESH Graduates - Receive Your Coin at our Finale Luncheon!

Attendee Price:
$295 Member
$395 Non-Member
Call (919) 719-9812

Thank You 2016 Sponsors!

Call Chip McDonald at
(704) 644-4218

Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation - 2016 Safety Congress Sponsor

Builders Mutual - 2016 Safety Congress Sponsor

Cascades Tissue Group - 2016 Congress Sponsor

Direct ChassisLink Inc.Sponsor

Direct ChassisLink Inc. - 2016 Congress Bag Sponsor

Environmental Drying Services - 2016 Congress Sponsor

Flatiron Construction Corporation/SE Division - 2016 Congress Sponsor