NC Summit On Safety Leadership

North Carolina Zoo - W. David Stedman Educational Center - Asheboro, NC

February 28 - March 3, 2017

$395 MESH Graduates     $495 Member    $695 Non-Member
ONE DAY PASS OPPORTUNITY - $199 for any choice of day

The Summit on Safety Leadership is a conference on the essentials of creating a lasting culture of safety in any organization.  Expert presenters will share practical and proven guidance, techniques, case studies, and experiences to assist attendees in moving their organization on the Journey to Safety Excellence.  In short, the Summit will provide the attendees with both information and inspiration to keep their employees safe. Safety and environmental managers, Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) graduates, and any employees involved in safety in their workplaces will benefit from attending the Summit.  Plus, the Summit will cover topics that will be of use to general industry, construction, public sector and non-profit employees. Questions? Call (704) 644-4220 or (919) 719-9818.

2017 Registration Form

Special Guest
Cherie K. Berry
Commissioner of Labor
North Carolina Department of Labor
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

 


2017 Presenters


William Mack Bunn, Instructor/Consultant
Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

Mack Bunn has been with the Safety and Health Council of NC since January 2016. His experience includes 21 years with a facility maintenance company as site safety manager handling: workers comp, FMLA, and training and accident investigation. He attended Campbell University and Guilford Technical Institute. Mack holds the Manager of Environmental Safety and Health certificate in General Industry and Public Sector (GI-MESH, PS-MESH), NSC's Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC), OSHA Outreach Trainer in general industry, NSC lift truck operator, and NSC flagger instructor.

Session: "Motivating Your Supervisors to Focus on Safety" Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Deborah Hersman, President and CEO, National Safety Council

Prior to joining the National Safety Council, Ms. Hersman served as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Ms. Hersman focused attention and actions on distracted driving, child passenger safety and helping victims and their families. Ms. Hersman holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international studies from Virginia Tech, and a Master's of Science Degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.

Session: "Extraordinary Leadership" Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM


Barton Jones, OSH Consultant
Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

Barton has been an Occupational Safety and Health Consultant since September 1, 2015 but has done training with the SHCNC in a part-time capacity for years. Barton started in Safety with a Workers Compensation Third Party Administrator as a Loss Control Specialist. His over 20 years of experience includes agricultural, manufacturing, pest control and construction as a consultant and an employee. Barton is an Associate Safety Professional (#ASP-24174), holds the Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) Certificate; is an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry, NSC Instructor Lift Truck Operator; NSC First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer and NSC Flagger Instructor. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UNC-Greensboro.

Session: "Shaping Safety Culture Through Safety Leadership" Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Jones Loflin, Speaker

With his 22 years of experience as a speaker and trainer, Jones has helped people regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life. His past clients include Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Volkswagen, Bridgestone, Saudi Aramco and State Farm as well as the United States Navy and Air Force. Jones holds a BS and M.Ed. from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association as well as the Association for Talent Development.

Lunch Session: "Leading Your Team to the Summit" Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
"Team Results and Wrap-up" Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM


Tom Marlin, Director of Safety & DOT Operations, North America,
BELFOR Property Restoration

Tom has a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He has also worked in the construction industry for over 22 years before moving into Biotechnology and then finally landing as Director at BELFOR. Having worked both domestically and internationally in China, Ireland and Canada, he has become proficient in improving Project Management and Corporate Safety in some of the most extreme and challenging environments.

Session: "BELFOR and Safety - Safety is a People Business" Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Wayne Punch, Director Emeritus, Milliken Safety Way - Milliken & Company

Wayne's current responsibility is working with Milliken Safety Solutions Business. He also serves as a board member for the South Carolina Chapter of the National Safety Council, SC Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA), member of Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association (GTMA), member of NC Textile Manufacturers Association (NCTMA), member of Spartanburg Development Association (SDA), and is a member of the South Carolina Counter Terrorism Task Group, representing Business/Industry in upstate.

Session: "Establishing Safety As A Core Value" Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Andy Sterlen, Health and Safety Specialist
NC DOL - OSH Division, Bureau of Education, Training and Technical Assistance

Andy Sterlen is an environmental, safety & health professional with over 15 years of experience specifically industrial hygiene in the Chemical Industry. He began his career as a process chemist in the field of polymer chemistry after graduating from NC State University. After 4 years, he returned to graduate school at NCSU in Pulp and Paper and Chemical Engineering. He returned to industry as a plant manager and lead engineer where here he honed his professional safety skills creating and managing an effective Process Safety Management program and chemical hygiene plan. After 13 years he joined NCDOL as a Health and Safety Education and Training Specialist where he continues as an instructor in various safety and health including chemical hygiene and PSM. Andy also has certifications as a Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health (MESH) for both General Industry and Construction.

Session: "Emerging Environmental Issues" Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM


James Brian Taylor, EHS Coordinator
City of Raleigh, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources - Learning Develoment and Risk Management Division 

Brian has been working professionally in the environmental and safety industry for the past 30 years. He began his career originally in the private sector as a superintendent and project manager in the HVAC mechanical industry. He started working in the public sector in 2006 with the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department as the EHS Coordinator. He holds degrees, diplomas and certifications from numerous agencies and schools such as Georgia Technical Institute, Wake Technical College, National Fire Protection Association and National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials.

Session: "Disaster Site Safety" Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM


Tom Wilder, MESH, C-MESH, IH-MESH, PS-MESH, ASC-NSC, OCSS, Safety Education Specialist,
NC DOL, OSH Division, Bureau of Education, Training and Technical Assistance

Tom is a training, safety and quality professional with over 28 years of manufacturing experience in pharmaceuticals, textiles and machine assembly. After retiring from the pharmaceutical industry, Tom originally joined NCDOL as a Safety Education Specialist. Then, after leaving for the private sector for 22 months, Tom rejoined NCDOL to help continue to take the quality of safety and health outreach efforts to higher levels. Tom is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Zoology.

Session: "Effective and Engaged Safety Committees" Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM


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  • 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    "Emerging Environmental Issues" with Andy Sterlen, Health and Safety Specialist, NC DOL - OSH Division
    Bureau of Education, Training and Technical Assistance

  • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Snack Break and Zoo Animal Ambassadors with Karen Auman, NC Zoo

  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    "Motivating Your Supervisors to Focus on Safety" with Mack Bunn, OSH Consultant, Safety and Health Council of North Carolina

  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Welcome and Introductory Remarks

    • Chip McDonald, Safety and Health Council of NC
    • Karen Auman, North Carolina Zoo
    • Wendy Laing, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
    • Wanda Lagoe, NC Department of Labor

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    "Establishing Safety As A Core Value", Wayne Punch, President and CEO, WPUNCH LLC

    The Safety Journey as a Core Value requires changing Leadership’s Roles and Responsibilities and Accountability. The journey to ZERO will require the commitment, support and involvement of leadership/management/employees in all levels of the organizational structure. This presentation will describe how to change the culture in a company and/or site through involving, empowering and engaging the associates/employees/workers in order for them to own something that is personal to them. Leadership establishes safety as the core value, management provides the tools and the employees drive the process/system.

  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Break

  • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    "No Monkey Business - Expanding Your Safety Focus" with Cynthia Lewis, Bonded Logistics

  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Bus to luncheon at Junction Restaurant

  • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    Lunch and visit NC Zoo animals

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    "X, Y and Z - How to Train This New Generation" with Susan Tolbert, Safety and Health Risk Manager, City of Concord

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    "Update on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)" with Charlie Parrish, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    "BELFOR and Safety - Safety is a People Business" with Tom Marlin, Director of Safety and DOT, North America, BELFOR Property Restoration

  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    Break

  • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    "Shaping Safety Culture Through Safety Leadership" with Barton Jones, OSH Consultant, Safety and Health Council of NC

    This session focuses on effective behaviors and characteristics for safety leaders, safety leadership is NOT safety management, and how the "L.E.A.D Model" applies to you as a safety leader. Learn the essential elements to creating a successful safety culture in your workplace.

  • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Lunch and "Leading Your Safety Team to the Summit" with Jones Loflin

  • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    "Team Results and Wrap-up" with Jones Loflin

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast and Networking

  • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    "Effective and Engaged Safety Committees" with Tom Wilder, NC DOL
    OSH Division - Bureau of Education, Training and Technical Assistance

  • 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
    Break

  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    North Carolina Commissioner of Labor, Cherie K. Berry

  • 10:15 AM - 11:10 AM
    "OSHA Standards" with John Jaskolka, Health Standards Officer - NC DOL

  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    "Disaster Site Safety" with Brian Taylor, City of Raleigh, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources

  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    Lunch

  • 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    "Extraordinary Safety Leadership" with Deborah Hersman, President and CEO, National Safety Council