Customer Sessions

Expert speakers will discuss industry-specific topics that focus on services and resources that help reduce costs and increase productivity. A variety of sessions are offered and are listed below in alphabetical order.


Mon, March 13: 10:30 am — 11:30 am   |   Tues, March 14: 9:00 am — 10:00 am

Accelerating Workplace Performance Through Best Practices in Learning and Development

Speaker:

John Hindman

Learning & Performance Improvement Leader

Gain critical knowledge on how well-designed learning and development programs can accelerate a worker’s performance level and increase manufacturing profitability. Learn best-in-class Worker Qualification Programs and other attributes that create High Impact Learning Cultures, which will meet developmental requirements for the new manufacturing workforce. The conversation will include a discussion on performance support surrounding traditional and “bleeding edge” technology for the manufacturing floor and design centers and an overview of the recent research on how manufacturing is coping with the Skills Gap.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


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Mon, March 13: 10:30 am — 11:30 am

America’s Business Plan: A Grand Strategy for Prosperity, Security and Sustainability

Speaker:

Joel Makower

Chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group

Sustainability isn’t just a nice-to-do company program. It has become a business imperative. It also is being viewed as the organizing logic for a vibrant American economy, according to a new book, born at the Pentagon, about an American “grand strategy” for the 21st century. Co-author Joel Makower, an award-winning writer and sustainable business analyst, articulates how sustainability in its many forms can revive American manufacturing, innovation and jobs, creating a robust, more resilient economy. It’s a plan led by business, for profit, with or without Washington’s help. Along the way, Makower will explain how the corporate sustainability commitments and practices already embraced by most big companies fit into this grand strategy — and how the private sector can further step up to the opportunity. It’s an empowering, opportunity-centric view of sustainability that will rethink how you view your company’s “green” initiatives.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


Tues, March 14: 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

An Overview of OSHA’s New Crystalline Silica Standard

Speaker:

Lindsay Cook

CSP Senior Vice President, The EI Group, Inc.

Do you understand the new Crystalline Silica Standard? OSHA issued this much discussed new rule, effective June 23, 2016. Learn the history and risks of crystalline silica, and the standard. Gain understanding of the sections on monitoring, methods of compliance, respiratory protection, medical surveillance and hazard communication. Other requirements discussed will include a written Exposure Control Plan and establishment of regulated areas wherever the PEL is exceeded. This will look at the General Industry standard in detail, and will examine some significant differences between the General Industry and Construction standards.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes
CEUs: 0.15


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Mon, March 13: 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

Applying 3D Printing Technologies for Effective and Efficient Operations

Speaker:

Carl Dekker

President, Met-L-Flo Inc.

Gain an understanding of the 7 processes of 3D printing — also known as additive manufacturing – and how to apply them to your business. In the last few years, 3D printing has additionally started to evolve into a next-generation manufacturing technology that has the potential to allow the local, on-demand production of final products or parts. You will learn how these technologies have been applied to improve maintenance and repair operations and how to use them to support your business requirements.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


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Mon, March 13: 9:00 am — 10:30 am

Commissioning, a continuous process – The key to sustained operational success

Speakers:

Dave Lockhart

Executive Director for Facilities Operations

Tim Staley

President / Principal Empirical Energy Solutions, LLC

Kym Orange Jr.

Healthcare Segment Strategy & Marketing Manager, W.W. Grainger

ASHE and other organizations have successfully proven the value of an integral commissioning process to the planning, design, construction, and initial operations of a healthcare facility.  But these phases typically only represent 14% to 15% of the building’s lifecycle cost. However, a similar approach can be implemented to optimize cost and savings for the remaining 85% of the building’s lifecycle cost. This presentation will provide the key steps, metrics, best practices, and case study results for implementing an ongoing commissioning process within an existing healthcare facility.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes


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Tues, March 14: 9:00 am — 10:30 am

Emerging Safety Issues for the Safety Professional

Speaker:

Tom Cecich

President, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), President of TFC & Associates

Safety management thinking and approaches have been reinvented over the past few decades. Gain a better understanding of the impact these changes have had in the workplace and on the profession. Participants will be able to: Discuss how and why safety management has moved from compliance-based to emphasizing the importance of risk in assuring the health and safety of the workforce and consider what knowledge is needed to be effective in safety management today and in preparation for future safety efforts.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes
CEUs: 0.2


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Mon, March 13: 9:00 am — 10:00 am

Food Safety Modernization Act: Preventative Controls Update and HACCP Alignment

Speakers:

Bill Bremmer

Food Safety Compliance

Steve Hufford

Food Safety Consultant and HACCP Trainer

This presentation will cover the current level of Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)  compliance requirements with focus on the Preventive Controls and how this aligns with the existing industry HACCP requirements.  The basis of the content will be directly from the FSMA regulations and cGMP’S under FDA CFR Section 117.  This update is to provide food industry professionals and update as to the FSMA requirements impacting their responsibilities and their companies.

information.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


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Mon, March 13: 9:00 am — 10:30 am

How Lean Can Impact your Organization

Speaker:

Bill Artzberger

Partner and Consultant, Lean Learning Center

Do you feel there’s an opportunity for your organization to run more effectively? Attend this accredited session and learn the true definition of “Lean” and its most important underlying principles. Understand the impact of lean on current “re-shoring” efforts, the role of Lean in a turnaround situation, what Lean can do for you, ways to identify and eliminate waste in your day-to-day operations and more.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes


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Mon, March 13: 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm

Joint Commission Update on Accreditation

Speakers:

George Mills

Director, Department of Engineering, Division of Healthcare Improvement, Joint Commission

Kym Orange Jr.

Healthcare Segment Strategy & Marketing Manager, W.W. Grainger

Get the information you need on the new Joint Commission standards and survey process. Hear important updates and receive the insights you need to be prepared for survey at your facility. Learn from others in your industry and come prepared with questions so that you can leave with a better understanding of the specific steps you can take to prepare.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes


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Mon, March 13: 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm

Key Elements of World Class Safety Programs

Speaker:

Dr. Wes Scott

Director, Consulting Services, National Safety Council

Want to lower your costs, increase your profits and improve your productivity? We’ll show you how a culture in which safety is the shared value of every employee accomplishes that – and how you can implement one in your organization. You’ll learn how to lead and implement a safety culture, involve employees in recognizing and identifying hazards, use measurement tools to quantify the effectiveness of your safety culture, and apply continuous improvement methods to evaluate and improve your safety efforts. You’ll be able to watch your business thrive by incorporating safety into the foundation of every strategy, decision, operation and action.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes
CEUs: 0.2


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Mon, March 13: 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm

Leveraging Inventory as an Investment

Speaker:

Coming Soon!

Organizations frequently stock maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) materials for convenience or insurance.  The broad array of material needs, unique aspects of demand and division of responsibilities challenge effective management of this inventory.  Attend this session and learn how managing inventory as an investment can save money, with a typical organization likely to recover 25% or more of their materials’ current on-hand value.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


Mon, March 13: 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm   |   Tues, March 14: 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

Mitigation, Preparedness & Response: Active Shooter Incidents

Speakers:

Christopher Sonne

Assistant Director, HSS EM Solutions™

William “Billy” Castellano

Senior Tactical Instructor, HSS EM Solutions™

Jeff Metherd

Brand Marketing Manager, W. W. Grainger

An active shooter is an individual actively seeking to harm individuals in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.

All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to help managers and employees mitigate the risk and prepare to respond to active shooter situations in the workplace. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss this critical topic with industry peers to share insights and best practices in a group setting.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: No


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Sun, March 12: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Opening Session

Keynote Speaker:

Major Dan “Noonan” Rooney

USAF

Keynote speaker and American hero, Major Dan “Noonan” Rooney, USAF will share his life-changing story. Major Rooney is a fighter pilot with three combat tours in Iraq. He is a PGA Golf Professional and the author of, A Patriot’s Calling – Living Life Between Fear and Faith. Major Rooney is also the driving force behind Folds of Honor, which has raised over $100 million and awarded over 13,000 scholarships to the family members of KIA or disabled soldiers.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


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Mon, March 13: 10:30 am — 12:00 pm

OSHA State of the Union

Speaker:

Dr. Wes Scott

Director, Consulting Services, National Safety Council

With a new US President in place and the leadership changes within the Department of Labor, OSHA’s regulatory agenda has changed. Get a better understanding of the latest Agenda items including: Noise in Construction, Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare, Combustible Dusts, Communication Tower Safety, Crane Operator Qualifications in Construction, Beryllium, and more. Find out what’s on the horizon for rulemaking activity, as well the list of regulatory actions that are under active consideration for promulgation, proposal, or review.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes
CEUs: 0.2


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Tues, March 14: 9:00 am — 10:30 am

People / Process / Place: Enhancing the Patient Experience through the Built Environment

Speaker:

Lynn Kenney

Director of Industry Relations, The Center for Health Design

Kym Orange Jr.

Healthcare Segment Strategy & Marketing Manager, W.W. Grainger

The health care facility and campus sets the stage for every patient and family member’s experience and can improve the quality of that experience by support of positive interactions and efficient operations. Studies have shown that the perception of experience of care is higher in a newer, well designed facility. However a well-designed facility cannot stand on its own. It’s the integration of the people, the processes, and the place that impact experience of care. This session will explore aspects of the built environment that enhance the patient and family experience and can contribute to higher HCAHPS scores for noise reduction, improved communication, supporting staff responsiveness, and pain management.

Length: 1.5 Hours
Accredited: Yes


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Mon, March 13: 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT): Where to get started

Speaker:

Matthew Jennings

Managing Director, Bosch Software Innovations

Robert Magnetti

Director of Sales, Bosch Software Innovations

Learn how to get started in the Industrial Internet of Things and why it is important to your business. The first wave of the Industrial IoT has arrived with the emergence of affordable Internet connected sensors and the availability of configurable Internet-based platforms. We’ll discuss emerging industry standards, common introductory applications (such as continuous monitoring and predictive analytics), and popular hardware platforms.   We will also demonstrate solutions that you can pilot in your facility today.

Length: 1 Hour
Accredited: No


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