HR Safety Conference





 
Meeting Room Locations: All HR Sessions will be in Atlantic 7 ; All Safety Sessions will be in Atlantic 8. All General Sessions will be in Atlantic 5.

HR sessions will qualify for up to 6.75 HRCI credits

3/27/2019, Wednesday

10:00am - 11:30am  Registration Check-in/Info Desk Open- Lobby

3/27/2019, Wednesday Workers' Compensation Workshop

All Wednesday's sessions will be held in Atlantic 3.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Lunch and Learn - 
"Making Sense of the Industrial Commission"
T. Scott Beck, Chairman of South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission
George Hall, Past Commissioner North Carolina Industrial Commissions & Current Mediator
12:30 pm - 12:40 pm Break
12:40 pm - 2:30 pm Safety and Risk Control Practices  
12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Preemployment/Post Offer Practices
  • Drug Free Programs: Jody Barbee, Crowder and Jason Sisk, Wayne Brothers
  • Post Offer Questionnaire/Physical Assessments: Debra Lord, Job Ready Services
 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm The Importance of Orientation, Supervisors, Refresher, Annual, Hands on VS Classroom

Eric Yates, Balfour Beatty, Southeast Region EH&S Manager

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm Leading Indicators and KPIs
  • Help Drive your Proactive Safety & Risk Control Programs: Jeff Hanson, United Infrastructure, VP-HSE & Risk
1:40 pm- 2:00 pm Key Components for Success - Focusing on WC Incidents
Forrest Ropp, Zurich, Sr. Risk Engineering Consultant
2:00 pm- 2:20 pm Early Return to Work Program (ERTW) - Key Components for Success
Chip Murray, USI Insurance, VP-Sr. Risk Control Consultant
2:20 pm- 2:40 pm  FAQ Round Table 
All Speakers
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Break
2:40 pm - 3:00 pm Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Roger McCreary, USI Insurance & Nick Valaoras, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP
A review of four different claims and outcomes that you should be aware of 
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Common Claim Management Pitfalls & Best Practices
Tim Wilson, Mewborn & DeSelms, Attorneys at Law

  • Work Related? Idiopathic, pre-existing, "arising out of work" requirement
  • To/from doctrine
  • When an employee is hospitalized - your rights and responsibilities
  • How to legally establish communications with our employee's physician and treatment team
  • When employees get attorneys, litigation process
  • Fraud Indicators, difficulty in proving, surveillance
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm FMLA/ADA/WC Triangle 
Brad Kline, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Settlement Strategies, Clinchers, Resignations, Release Opportunities
Nick Valaoras, Cranfill, Sumner & Hertzog 
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Key Claim Management Vendors that are Making a Difference
MedCor, Re-employability, Job Ready Services
4:40 pm - 5:00 pm FAQ Panel Discussion
All Speakers
5:00 - 6:30 pm Young Leader Networking Reception
"The Bar" at the Marriott Resort 

3/28/2019, Thursday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm    Registration Check-in/Info Desk Open- Lobby
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Welcome Joint Lunch  - Atlantic 5
Keynote Presentation- Mike Ayers, Former Wofford College Football Coach


1:45 pm - 5:00 pm HR Tracks: All HR General Sessions held in Atlantic 7
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm JOINT General Session: Safety Compliance to Culture: David Lynn, Peak Safety Performance
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break: Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
3:15 pm - 4:10 pm HR Break Out Session: “Union Activity/Labor Relations” 
Mark Stubley – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, P.C. 
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm HR Break Out Session: “Best Practices in Workforce Recruitment and Retention” 
Speaker: Rebecca Battle-Bryant, Battle Plan Consulting, LLC 

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm Safety Tracks: All Safety General Sessions held in Atlantic 8
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm JOINT General Session: Safety Compliance to Culture: David Lynn, Peak Safety Performance
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Break: Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
3:15 pm - 4:10 pm

Safety Break Out Session: OSHA's recent changes to the Crane Standard & Operator Evaluations: Steve Reynolds, Crane Operators Certification and Inspection, Inc.
4:10 pm - 5:00 pm Safety Break Out Session: Current Legal Issues: Howard Mavity, Attorney at Law, Fisher Phillips 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Welcome Reception - East Hall

3/29/2019, Friday

8:00 am - 11:00 am      Registration/Info Desk Open - East Hall
8:00 am - 8:30 am Attendee Breakfast/Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
Al Robinson with Ogletree Deakins: Davis Bacon Act Update
8:30 am -12:30 pm HR Tracks: All HR General Sessions held in Atlantic 7
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
8:30 am - 9:30 am HR Break Out Session:  “Employment Law” 
Sabrina Rockoff – McGuire, Wood & Bissette
9:40 am - 10:40 am HR Break Out Session: “It’s Just Construction Is Not an Excuse Anymore!  Best Practices Against Bullying and Discrimination”
Speakers:  Tammy Peterson, Dragados, USA 

10:40 am -11:00 am Break: Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
11:00 am -12:00 pm Joint Closing Session: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Adjutant General, Robert E. Livingston, Jr.



8:30 am - 12:30 pm Safety Tracks: All Safety General Sessions held in Atlantic 8
Attendees can elect to attend either the HR sessions or attend the Safety sessions; the HR and Safety afternoon sessions run concurrently.
8:30 am - 9:40 am Safety Break Out Session: Soft Tissue Injuries and Pain Management: Liz Navarrete, MS, PT, Liz Navarrete Consulting
9:40 am -10:40 am Safety Break Out Session: Fleet Management Best Practices: Chris Delephane, Zurich
10:40 am - 11:00 am Break: Visit with Exhibitors - East Hall
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Joint Closing Session: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Adjutant General, Robert E. Livingston, Jr.
12:00 pm Conference Adjourned