June 3rd | 9:00am
The Baltimore County Fire Department will be discussing fire prevention, roadway crashes and life safety efforts | Register Here
June 10th | 9:00am
Tim Kearns Zero Roadway Deaths initiatives for strategic planning and Maryland’s/National efforts and priorities and how employers can play a part
A Message from the Chesapeake Region Safety Council
Virtual Instructor -Led Training (VILT) courses are now open for registration.
Onsite essential business safety training for less than 10 students while following CDC guidelines and practicing social distancing for essential businesses who are continuing to operate during this COVID-19 National Disaster. We are continuing to take steps that will help us open our doors as a better and stronger Safety Council. Although our offices remain closed, the Chesapeake Region Safety Council (CRSC) is available to provide consultation services and limited training opportunities to essential businesses who are continuing to operate during this COVID-19 National Disaster. For example, CRSC can provide the following services:
- Safety and Health Audits and Inspections for essential businesses
- Safety and Health Program reviews and assessments
- Incident Investigations
We are offering web-based OSHA, DOT, health and safety, compliance training to help you continue your safety training goals while teleworking including Hazwoper – OSHA 10 and 30 hour – DOT FMCSA Training – to name a few – go to https://oshamidatlantic.advanceonline.com/default.aspx to register for online training
If you are interested in the CRSC helping you with your safety and health needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep you informed as we look forward to once again seeing you in our classrooms, please stay safe and healthy.
Aging and Medically At-Risk Drivers in the Workplace: Insight & Resources
Presented by: Gina C. Pervall, MD and Nanette M. Schieke
Date: May 27th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Employers can play an integral role in recognizing medical conditions that may affect driving safety. These medical conditions may be particularly apparent with older adults because as age increases, aging drivers experience a multitude of challenges on the road. The issue is not about being older, but the physical and cognitive issues with aging that impact safe driving. Couple that with the increasing number of older drivers, and it follows that there will be an increased need for consideration of this issue. This webinar will focus on the physical and cognitive effects of aging, their relationship to driving, and MDOT MVA’s process regarding medical fitness to drive. Discussion will also focus on identifying medically at-risk drivers, effective interaction with older drivers, and how to take proper and appropriate actions when necessary.
Gina C. Pervall, MD is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Pervall has over 25 years of clinical experience and is a medical expert in the field of transportation. She is currently Chief of the Medical Advisory Board for the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). Dr. Pervall also serves as Chairperson for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Medical Review Board. Her leadership in these positions has been instrumental in developing guidelines and regulations adopted by both MDOT MVA and FMCSA for medical fitness-to-drive and certification of both commercial and non-commercial drivers.
Nanette M. Schieke holds an undergraduate degree in pre-law and a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration and has served in management roles in state and local government over 28 years. Ms. Schieke manages the State’s older & medically at-risk driver safety program for Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration and has been successful in spearheading major projects, including statewide symposiums and regional trainings to educate and provide practical solutions to Maryland drivers and professionals. Nanette serves as a subject matter expert on aging driver safety both locally and nationally – working through many groups, including as Co-founder of the Aging Road User Program Interstate Collaboration. In addition, Ms. Schieke serves as lead staff for the Maryland Connected & Automated Vehicles Working Group and plays a primary role in managing the inclusive collaboration with external partners and coordination of all business units under MDOT to identify opportunities for the State and be responsive to this emerging technology.
TRENCHING & EXCAVATION SAFETY
Presented by: Tom Thorsen, Regional Supervisor at State of Maryland/Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
Date: May 20th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Tom Thorsen has more than 20 years with Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) as a Regional Compliance Safety Supervisor. He began his professional career in the Nuclear power industry. For 16 years, he traveled across the nation to various nuclear power plants as a Radiation Safety Technician. He spent three years at Aberdeen Proving Grounds doing environmental remediation on three projects that required the exploration, removal and disposal of unexploded ordinances and radioactive materials. During Tom’s tenure with MOSH, he has performed many functions, which include fatality/accident inspections and training.
A virtual presentation will be given on OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation policies and procedures to identify and reduce hazards which are causing serious injuries and fatalities during trenching and excavation operations. This session provides a discussion of the MOSH regulations for excavation safety, including general excavation requirements for underground installations and requirements for protective systems. In light of the recent resurgent number of trenching/excavation fatalities and serious injuries, OSHA has determined that these worksites continue to warrant an increased enforcement presence.
Indoor Air Quality: A Commonsense Approach
Presented by: Katherine Cavanaugh
Wednesday May 13th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Katherine Cavanaugh is the manager for occupational safety and health and loss control in the department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk at the University of Maryland. She has over 18 years of experience investigating indoor air quality concerns, including extensive knowledge in controlling and responding to water intrusion and subsequent mold growth. While Ms. Cavanaugh appreciates the beauty of mold in the world of microscopy, her goal is to assist facilities in preventing its growth on building materials.
Are there weird smells in the office, flare-ups of allergy symptoms, or visible mold on walls? Do you have questions on how to clean work areas for employees returning after COVID-19 quarantine and or suitability of employee’s masks? This session will give you an overview on conducting Indoor Air Quality surveys, common equipment used to conduct them, and provide several case studies with lessons learned.
OSHA/MSHA requirements and best practices when addressing COVID-19 in the workplace
Presented by: Adele Abrams
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
This webinar will provide the latest information on OSHA/MSHA requirements and best practices when addressing COVID-19 in workplace settings for essential industries and services that must remain operational or are preparing for reopening. The program will address OSHA’s revised enforcement guidance, whistleblower and reporting issues, and how they interface with workers comp and tort claims that may accompany COVID claims arising from work activities. The status of OSHA’s infectious disease rulemaking, and expansion of its scope, will be covered as well as unique OSHA/CDC guidance for high risk industries. Related Issues such as contractors and temporary workers, and EEOC implications will be addressed.
5 Seconds Can Change a Life
Presented by: Jennifer Weaver
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Jennifer Weaver was a guest speaker at Chesapeake Region Safety Council’s 2019 Annual Conference at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Following that event, we had many requests for follow up presentations by organizations looking for a safety day message. That demand exceeded her ability to present as she works full time, so we have brought her back to share her story again in a virtual webinar format! Feel free to share this exceptional educational opportunity with coworkers and friends. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Jenny Weaver will recount how a five-second behavior and the following outcomes changed many people’s lives forever. Although she has no recollection of the crash due to a head injury, law enforcement’s accident reconstruction efforts concluded that she was looking down at her phone when she failed to see a car stopped in front of her.
Through the sharing of a personal story, Jennifer discusses statistics, laws, consequences, and alternatives to cell phone use when operating a vehicle. This presentation will influence many people to change what they presently consider an acceptable risk while driving.