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Welcome!
We look forward to welcoming you to the OSHA Summer Summit, an all-day Safety Conference with a broad variety of breakout sessions of interest to all industries. The 2022 conference will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, June 22.


Registration
Registration Rates
Registration includes access to a morning keynote address, an afternoon keynote address, and three breakout sessions of your choice. Participants can receive 0.5 CEU's for attending.

Early Bird Registration Rate (by 11:59 EDT on June 8): $30.00.
Registration Rate after June 8: $45.00

How to Register
To register click Register Now above! You will then be prompted to login to Iris Registration, the secure online system being used to manage registration for this event. Click "Sign Up" to create an account using your email address and a password of your choice. If you have registered for an event with us in the past 18 months (including the 2021 OSHA Summer Summit), you can sign in using your existing Iris Registration account. Once you login, you will be brought through the online registration form and payment gateway. To complete your registration you will be prompted to submit payment via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit/debit card. If you need any assistance completing your registration or would like to discuss alternate payment options, please contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.

Registration is accepted on an individual basis. If you need to register multiple attendees click Register Now, sign in, and complete a registration for the first attendee by proceeding through the payment page. Once that registration is completed, click Home in the top toolbar to be brought back to the registration summary screen. Next, click Create Additional Registrations. If you have a large group you would like to register/pay for, please email us at registration@umass.edu for assistance.

Payment Options
Payment is accepted during registration via our online payment gateway by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit or debit card. If you wish to discuss alternative payment options, or if you need an invoice to facilitate payment, please contact us at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102 to further discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations will be ineligible for a refund. However, if you cannot attend and wish to transfer your registration to another attendee, you may contact us at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102, or log back into your account and edit your registration as needed.


For additional OSHA Summer Summit details, please contact OSHASummerSummit@gmail.com
For registration or payment assistance, please contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.

Summit Schedule
Below is the Summit Schedule based on last year's event. Click here to download. The schedule below will be updated with session and presenter names shortly: stay tuned! All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): click here to convert to your local time.

Key:
● IH
● Worker Safety
● Emergency Response
● Safety Leadership
● OSHA


Wednesday, June 22


8 - 8:15 a.m.            Opening Remarks & Welcome Address

8:15 - 9 a.m.
            Morning Keynote Address: OSHA Update, Assistant Secretary Douglas Parker 

9 - 9:30 a.m.       

     

Break/Visit Vendors

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.    

 

Concurrent Breakout Session 1 - Select One During Registration
  - Heat Stress with David May
  - Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) 2 with Brady Keene
  - Workplace Violence: What Really Happens with Lev Pobirsky
  - OSHA Case Study Residential Fall Fatality & Tree Trimming
  - Assessing Postural and Biomechanical Hazards in the Workplace with Dr. Lito Amit
  - Introduction to Warehouse Safety with Stephen Gauthier

  - Benefits of OSHA Consultation Services with Mike Fiore and Edwin Ondrick Jr.


10:30 - 11 a.m. 

 

      Break/Visit Vendors

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

   

Concurrent Breakout Session 2 - Select One During Registration
  - Understanding OSHA's General Duty Clause and Industry Standard with Martha Catevenis
  - Ladder Safety: Problems and Solutions with Dave  Francis
  - OSHA Case Studies with Abigail Sanders and Jayne Hollows
  - Non-Traditional Workplace Conditions and Mental Heath with Timothy S. Irving
  - Industrial Hygiene Focus Four with Shawn Barth
  - Severe Weather Safety and Preparedness with Bryce Williams


12 - 12:45 p.m.        Lunch/Visit Vendors

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.
      Afternoon Keynote Address: David Sarkus, Leading from Your Heart!

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  

     

Concurrent Breakout Session 3 - Select One During Registration
  - Gas Detectors with Joel Myerson
  - The Bricks and Mortar of OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards with Anne Bracker
  - Powered Industrial Truck Training and Safety with Jim Linsley and Andy Palhof
  - Blurred Lines: How and Why EHS in Getting into HR Type Situations with Joe Orazio
  - Understanding Safety Responsibilities at Multi- employer Worksites with Brett Fortin
  - Flammable and Combustible Liquids: Overview of NFPA 30 with Guy Colonna


3:15 - 4 p.m.        

     

Visit Vendors

Click here for to download the Summit program!

Thank you to our vendors and keynote speakers!
Below are details on this year's vendors, as well as our afternoon keynote Savid Sarkus. As vendors register this page will be updated with their details: periodically check back for the latest details, and be sure to "visit" each vendor by visiting their website, linked below! Some vendors will also be joining us live during the Summer Summit for special vendor presentation windows and unique vendor Zoom meeting rooms. More details and vendor Zoom meeting links will be send to attendees as the summit approaches!


Visit the website of keynote speaker David Sarkus: https://davidsarkus.com/.
Visit David's Zoom room immediately following his keynote! See your schedule for the link.


Take your safety career to the next level with the Keene State College Online Master’s in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences.

Gain the latest knowledge and professional connections in the high-demand safety industry with Keene State’s 36-credit online master’s program.

This program is flexible! You’ll move through our all-online program at your own pace, either part time or full time, so you can study while you hold a job or move quickly into the work world with your advanced degree in hand.

There is rolling admission to this program. For more information contact Jennifer Fritz, Director of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at (603) 358-2556 or Jennifer.Fritz@Keene.edu.

Visit Keene's Zoom room throughout the Summit! See your schedule for the link..


Company logo of a green circle with six sections, each featuring various safety gear and equipment, tools, and chemicals, with a green bar in the center that says, "Safety Inc. since 1970". To the right of the logo is written, "Safety Inc. since 1970. https://www.esafetyinc.com/".

Industry leaders in New England since 1970. 

Safety Inc. is a distributor of safety equipment and portable instrumentation. We provide installation, repair, and calibration services for both portable instruments and fixed systems. Many of our customers have done business with Safety Inc. for over 30 years, reflecting our high level of service at competitive prices.

sales@ESafetyInc.com | 978-532-7330


Company logo featuring one blue, one yellow and one red sailboat out on the water, above a blue box with the company name, Corporate Images, written in yellow.

Making Your Business Visible
Your LOGO on Everything! 

We are a 28 year old business, providing large, medium, and small companies embroidered, screen printed corporate apparel and safety wear.
In addition, Corporate Images is a major supplier of promotional products. 

Apparel:
Corporate • Safety • Flame Retardant • Industrial • Embroidery • Digital Printing • Screen Printing 

Printing Services:
Business Cards • Brochures • Postcards • Banners • Labels • And so much more! 

corporateimagesnh.com | 603.293.9143 | roberta@corporateimagesnh.com


The New England Consortium @ UMass Lowell
Visit TNEC's Zoom room throughout the Summit! See your schedule for the link.


Visit safe-ari.com and safe-ari.com/leadership/ for more information.

Visit Safe-ari's Zoom room throughout the Summit! See your schedule for the link.


Click here for more information.

Visit 360 Immersive' s Zoom room throughout the Summit! See your schedule for the link,


Rectangular ad. A top orange bar has, from left to right, the company logo (a series of black and white circles and dots around an inner section that has a mask surrounded by the words "Industrial Safety & Rescue. Omnibus Servati."). Next it says, "Best Trained. Most Experienced. Best Equipped." Below this are various orange and blue ropes and hardhats. In the bottom, written in orange in a black bar, it reads "Leaders in Confined Space Rescue". Written in black in an orange bar is "800.244.1238" and "https://www.industrialsafetyrescue.com/

Visit Industrial Safety & Rescue's Zoom room throughout the Summit! See your schedule for the link.


Are you interested in registering as a vendor? Please click here for more information. 


New to virtual events?
We're here to help! We have put together tips and tricks, a how-to guide, and a cheat sheet to make your experience as seamless as possible. The virtual event will be held live via Zoom. If you are new to Zoom, please review the information below and contact us if we can be of any assistance!


Before the Summit
Check Your Internet Connection
To get the most out of any virtual event, it is important to use reliable internet. If you are working from home, ask others in your home to stay off of the internet when you are in a session to minimize the devices connected to the network. If your wireless internet frequently lags, kicks you off, or is generally unreliable, try to use a wired connection right from your computer into your router, and keep your camera off as much as possible. You could also see if there is somewhere else you can go for internet access, such as the home of a family member or friend, a library, or a local café (if safe and available). Some libraries are offering free outdoor wi-fi, allowing you to connect from a nearby parking lot or outdoor space. 

Unsure about your internet speed and reliability? Do a quick test of your internet speed on Google. This test will let you know your internet speed and how well it can handle multiple devices connected at the same time, video conferencing, and more.

Download Zoom and Create an Account
The virtual event will be held live on Zoom, a web conferencing platform that you can download and use for free. While you can join sessions from your browser without downloading Zoom, for the best user experience, we do recommend downloading Zoom and creating an account when possible. To download Zoom, visit their website and click the "Download" button under Zoom Client for Meetings. We recommend downloading Zoom onto a device with a larger screen, such as a laptop or desktop computer, instead of using your phone or tablet. In addition to downloading Zoom, you should create a Zoom account if you do not yet have one. You can create an account by downloading Zoom, opening the Zoom app, and clicking the "Sign up for Free" button on the bottom right. You can also create an account by visiting their sign-up page here.

Choose Your Device Carefully
If you have multiple devices, we recommend downloading Zoom onto the one with the largest screen, such as a laptop or desktop computer, so that you can easily see what is going on. When possible, we don't recommend using your phone or tablet as it will be difficult to see what is happening on a smaller screen, plus phone calls, emails, and text messages could be distracting. The features and functionalities of the mobile version of Zoom are also slightly different, so please note that our guide and cheat sheet are not fully applicable to the mobile versions of Zoom (most tablets use the mobile version of the app as well).

Practice with Zoom
If you are new to Zoom, we recommend taking advantage of some of the many resources available to familiarize yourself with how to use it! We have created a detailed Zoom how-to guide, as well as a Zoom cheat sheet for your reference. You can also practice on your own by joining a test Zoom meeting here, or checking out some of Zoom's beginner tutorials here. If you have any questions or need a little more support, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're more than happy to help you get squared away (registration@umass.edu)!

Create a Comfortable Space
Find an area of your home or office where you will be comfortable, and ideally one that is private to minimize distractions. Arrange a comfortable chair in front of your screen. Set your screen up on a table, stand, or desk. Have everything you need, like a drink, snacks, and/or notepad and writing utensil, within reach. If you decide to have your camera on, consider the camera angle and the background your colleagues and fellow attendees will see, and perhaps rearrange or spruce up your space a bit. During the session, remove distractions and background noises by closing the doors and windows to your space, silencing your phone, and asking your family, housemates, and/or co-workers to be mindful of when you will be attending sessions.

During the Summit
Get Ready for Your Session
One of the best ways to combat "Zoom fatigue" is to prepare yourself and your space in advance, and to get mentally and physically ready day-of. Consider stretching or going for a walk before each sessions starts. Brew a fresh cup of coffee or tea, fill up a water bottle, grab a notepad and pen, and then give yourself at least 15 minutes to get your device up and running. Setup your space in the days leading up to the meeting (see the "Create a Comfortable Space" section above) and have anything that you might need during the session close by - you don't want to miss anything because you have to go grab some supplies or a drink! If you decide to leave your camera on, keep in mind the presenter and other meeting attendees will be able to see you, so make sure you and your background are camera ready. Lastly, silence your phone, close out of your email, minimize any other distractions, and enjoy your session!

Take Advantage of Time In-Between Sessions
This virtual event is packed full of great sessions, but nonetheless it can be helpful to rest, recharge, and enjoy some screen-free time when the schedule allows. Review the agenda to get a sense of when you will have some breaks or blocks of down time, and take advantage of these! You can review the agenda by clicking the "Preliminary Schedule" tab above, or you can click here to view the summit program. When you have a break, try to get up and stretch. For longer breaks, consider taking a short walk to get some fresh air and recharge. These are also great chances to replenish any supplies, drinks, or snacks in preparation for the next session!


Have questions or need assistance? We're happy to help!
Contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.

For general summit related inquiries:
Please contact the OSHA Summer Summit team at OSHASummerSummit@gmail.com


For registration, payment, and/or virtual event/Zoom related inquiries:
Please contact UMass Conference Services at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102. 

Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET (excluding federal and/or Massachusetts state holidays). All calls, voicemails, and emails will be answered as soon as possible during our standard business hours. We look forward to hearing from you!