2018 Schedule

The 2018 Region VI PDC program is stellar again this year!  The PDC will start on Sunday, September 16 with Pre-Conferences, and ends on Friday, September 21.  Located at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, you can wake up to the sunrise over the ocean, attend fabulous sessions, and end your afternoon relaxing on the beach or at the pool.  Myrtle Beach is the hub of the Grand Strand, with 60-miles of beaches and celebrity-designed golf courses.  This is also a great location and time of year to bring the family with you!  The weather is fantastic, the crowds are light and the education is top-notch!

Our Keynote speakers are Regina McMichael, Gary Higbee and Skipper Kendrick!  Concurrent sessions include Disaster Lessons for Safety Professionals, Distracted Driving, Digital Safety Applications, On-Site Health, Safety Training, Interview and Employee Development Skills, and MUCH More.

The full conference program is posted below or you can download the Region VI PDC Brochure and take see the fantastic program we have planned for you.

Ready to Register?  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 9/16/18 (Pre-Conference)

7:00 – 8:00am Registration

8:00 – 5:00pm

PCS-1 Prep
ASP/CSP Prep
Langlois/Weigand

Monday, 9/17/18 (Pre-Conference)

7:00 – 8:00am Registration

8:00 – 5:00pm Concurrent Sessions

PCS-1 Prep Cont’d
ASP/CSP Prep
Langlois/Weigand

PCS-2
Low Voltage Qualified Electrical Safety Training
Scott King

12:00 – 5:00pm

ROC Meeting
All ROC members or proxies should be in attendance

Tuesday 9/18/18 (Pre-Conference)

7:00 – 8:00am Registration

8:00 – 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions

PCS-1 Prep Cont’d
ASP/CSP Prep
Langlois/Weigand

PCS-3
How to Become a Safety Training Ninja
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET

PCS-4
Employee Engagement: Myth or Magic?
Gary Higbee, EMBA, CSP

ROC Meeting
All ROC members or proxies should be in attendance

12:00 – 1:00pm Registration

1:00 – 5:00pm

PCS-1 Prep Cont’d
ASP/CSP Prep
Langlois/Weigand

PCS-3 Cont’d
How to Become a Safety Training Ninja
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET

PCS-5
Accident Investigation for Safety Directors
Tommy Pollard

ROC Meeting
All ROC members or proxies should be in attendance

Wednesday 9/19/18

7:00 – 8:00am Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30am

Opening Comments
Elizabeth Barnette

8:30 – 10:00am

General Session

Getting a Seat at the C-Suite: What Every Safety Pro Should Know
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET

10:00 – 10:45am Break/Exhibition – EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 10:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m

10:45 – 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions

The “STATES” of Emergency – Disaster Lessons for Safety Professionals
Katrina. Rita. The tsunami. The London Bombings. 9/11.

Gary Higbee, EMBA, CSP

Arc Flash Loss Prevention
Scott King

Leveraging Vehicle Based Safety Technology to Curb Distracted Driving
Tommy Pollard

Contemporary Issues Affecting Safety Program Operations
Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CBSP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM

12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch

1:15 – 2:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Arc Flash Loss Prevention REPEAT SESSION
Scott King

Understanding and Harnessing the Power of Human Habit Science to Enhance Safety Results
Jack Luckhardt

Discovering the World of “Digital Safety”: Amazing Tools Available at Your Fingertips That You Might Not Have Known About
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), CHMM, CPH

Student Presentations, Part 1
Ogaga Tebehaevu

2:30 – 3:15pm Exhibition Hall Open

3:15 – 4:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Contractor Safety Prequalification: What We’re Learning and You Should Know
David Willbanks, PhD, CSP, CRSP

Interview and Employee Development Skills to Create the Optimum Safety Team for Your Organization
Cheryl M. Riordan, M.S., CSP

Downloading and Utilizing Digital Safety Applications Demonstration
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), CHMM, CPH

Student Presentations, Part 2
Ogaga Tebehaevu

4:30 – 6:00pm Exhibitor Reception & Prize Raffle (Beer/Wine & Appetizers provided) New!

Thursday, 9/20/18

7:00 – 8:00am Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30am

Opening Comments and Student Awards
Elizabeth Barnette in Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 10:00am General Session

Today is the FIRST Day of the Rest of Your Career
Gary Higbee, EMBA, CSP

10:00 – 10:30am Break/Exhibition Hall Open

10:30 – 11:45pm Concurrent Sessions

Risk Based Accident Investigations
Paul Esposito, CIH, CSP

Using Safety Measures and Metrics to Drive Decision Making: A Case Study
Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CBSP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM

On-Site Health Recipe: Blending Soft Tissue Wellness & Injury Prevention Efforts
Jeff Paddock

11:45 – 12:00pm Break

12:00 – 3:00pm

Lunch and Learn Session

Living the Laws of Leadership
Denis Baker, CSP, ASP, CRIS

12:00 – 5:00pm

Golf Outing

Friday, 9/21/18

7:00 – 8:00am Registration – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15am

Opening Comments
Elizabeth Barnette

8:15 –9:45am General Session

The Realities of Our Safety Profession: A brief look at our profession from a personal perspective and what it will take to prosper in the future
Skipper Kendrick, CSP

9:45 – 10:15am Break

10:15 – 11:45am Concurrent Sessions

This Ain’t Your Normal Safety Training
Skipper Kendrick, CSP

The Role of Driver Behavior and Incentives in Reducing Road Collisions
Gregory Wolfe

OSHA/MSHA Update
Adele Abrams

11:45am – Conference Ends