2016 Tentative Conference Agenda

Earn up to 1.3 continuing education units (CEUs)/ 13 contact hours by attending the conference.

Monday, November 28, 2016

1:00 PM–5:00 PMSH 210 – OSHA’s Silica Standard (FULL)

Learn what OSHA’s new Silica Standard means to the Oil and Gas Industry. This training will explain the result of assessments by NIOSH, identify the sources of silica exposure in Oil & Gas, discuss the changes in the new silica standard, the impact on Oil and Gas, and the timeline for implementing these new requirements. Requirements for air monitoring, engineering controls and work practices to control exposure, controlling access to high-exposure sites, use of respiratory protection, employee training, and medical surveillance related to minimizing silica exposures will be discussed.
2:00 PM–7:00 PMExhibitor check-in and set up
4:00 PM–7:00 PMCheck-in Open

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

7:00 AM–6:00 PMCheck-in Open
7:00 AM–8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast - Exhibits Open
8:00 AM–9:15 AM Opening Remarks and General Session Welcome

David Bates , Area Director, OSHA Oklahoma City Area Office, Conference OSHA Chair
Jerry Jacobs, HSE Director, Patterson-UTI Drilling Co., Conference Industry Chair
Bryan Sims, Executive Director, The University of Texas at Arlington, Conference Administrative Chair
Teresea Madden, Vice President, Global Educational Outreach and Extended Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington
Kelly C. Knighton, CSP, Regional Administrator for OSHA
David Michaels , PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA
John Howard , MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director, NIOSH
9:15 AM–10:00 AM Featured Speaker

Major Dan Rooney, Founder/CEO, Folds of Honor
10:00 AM–10:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
10:30 AM–11:15 AM Breakouts (7 sessions)
11:30 AM–12:15 PM Breakouts (7 sessions)
12:15 PM–1:45 PMLunch and Speakers

John Mingé, Chairman and President, BP America Inc
Captain Jim Wetherbee, Author/Former Astronaut
1:45 PM–2:00 PM Break - Exhibits Open
2:00 PM–2:45 PM Breakouts (7 sessions)
3:00 PM–3:45 PM Breakouts (7 sessions)
3:45 PM–6:00 PMReception - Exhibits Open

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

7:00 AM–2:00 PMCheck-in Open
7:00 AM–8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Exhibits Open
8:00 AM–9:00 AMOpening Remarks & Featured Speaker

Deborah A. P. Hersman, President & CEO, National Safety Council
9:00 AM–10:00 AMFeatured Speaker

Brad Livingston, Author, Speaker & Burn Victim
Kayla Rath, Professional Safety Speaker
10:00 AM–10:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
10:30 AM–11:15AM Breakouts (7 sessions)
11:30 AM–12:15 PM Breakouts (7 sessions)
12:15 PM–1:45 PM Lunch and Presentations

Krista S. Geller, PhD, People Based Safety & Human Performance Global Manager
2:00 PM–2:45 PM Breakouts (7 sessions)
2:45 PM–3:15 PM Break - Exhibits Open
3:15 PM–4:00 PM Featured Speaker

Warren Hubler, Vice President HSE, Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.
4:00 PM–4:30 PMConference Closing and Recognition

Thursday, December 1, 2016

8:00 AM–5:00 PM Incident Management Training (FULL)

Learn how to plan and operate during disaster response. This training is tailored for the Oil and Gas Industry and provides an introduction to Incident Command with emphasis on the roles and responsibilities during disaster response. Topics include the organization and operation, management of resources, the duties of all positions, and examples of principles used in incident and event planning.
8:00 AM–5:00 PM Four-Gas Monitors for Upstream Oil and Gas: Understanding the Theory, Proper use and Limitations of Monitors

This course is designed for users of 4-Gas or Multi-Gas monitors and is intended to provide the user with a better understanding of how the instrument works including its limitations. You will learn the importance of understanding how monitors can better protect workers during daily operations in the oil patch and in emergency situations. Learn more about the process of characterizing hazards and gain a working knowledge of the 4-gas monitor and be more proficient in the basic concepts in air monitoring and knowledge of the specific atmospheric contaminants being monitored, sampling strategy to monitor them, and their site-specific sources • Make better informed health and safety decisions regarding the contaminants potentially or actually present