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.


Vendor Packages 
Option 1:  $50.00
This option includes your company's advertisement, logo, and website link included in conference materials and summit registration for 1 attendee. Vendors who select this option will be prompted to upload an ad/logo and provide a website URL during registration, or can opt to use the materials provided for the 2019 or 2021 summit.

Option 2: $100.00
This option includes your company's advertisement, logo, and website link included in conference materials, a live presentation window/advertisement slot during the event, and registration for 1 attendee. Vendors who select this option will be prompted to upload an ad/logo and provide a website URL during registration, or can opt to use materials provided for the 2019 or 2021 summit. For the presentation window during the summit, vendors can share their own prerecorded video or other approved content during a specific time slot (about 2 - 5 minutes) before the start of a session. Additional details, including the assigned presentation time slot and practice session opportunities, will be provided to vendors who select this option as the summit approaches.

Option 3: $300.00
This option includes  your company's advertisement, logo, and website link included in conference materials, a live presentation window during the event, a vendor Zoom meeting link during the event to connect with attendees, and registration for 2 attendees. Vendors who select this option will be prompted to upload an ad/logo and provide a website URL during registration, or can opt to use materials provided for the 2019 or 2021 summit. Vendors can also upload or provide a link to an additional promotional piece that will be distributed to attendees, such as a promotional flyer, job posting, product guide, special promo coupon exclusive to OSHA attendees, or link to a product video. For the presentation window during the summit, vendors can share their own prerecorded video or other approved content during a specific time slot (about 2 - 5 minutes) before the start of a session. Vendors will also be provided with a unique Zoom meeting link to connect with summit attendees during specific vendor blocks. Additional details, including the assigned presentation time slot and more details on your unique Zoom meeting, will be provided to vendors who select this option as the summit approaches.


Vendor Registration 
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 the online registration form and payment gateway. If you need any assistance completing your registration, please contact us at registration@umass.edu or 413-577-8102.

Registration is accepted on an individual basis, unless you select Option 3 where you will have the opportunity to register two attendees at once. Otherwise, if you need to register additional attendees whose registration is not included in your selected vendor package, please also visit our attendee landing page and click Register Now. Follow the prompts to register as many additional non-vendor attendees as needed. If you have a large group you would like to register, please email us at registration@umass.edu for assistance.

Payment Options
Payment is required to complete your registration. 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.


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!

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!


Tips for Presenting
Session Assignments
Vendor presentation windows will be scheduled at the beginning of sessions, and presentations will be assigned to their most relevant topic based on the description provided during registration: we will send you an email with your assigned slot and more presentation window details as the summit approaches. Although each vendor will be responsible for sharing their own content, a UMass Rep will be available for the duration of the meeting to provide assistance, if needed. Based on interest indicated during registration, the UMass Conference Services team will schedule a Vendor/Presenter Zoom Practice Session prior to the summit.

Join Your Session 15 Minutes Early
If you are a vendor who has paid for a presentation window, please plan to join your assigned Zoom session 15 minutes prior to the start time of the session. When you join, you will be brought into a waiting room, and a UMass representative will admit you into the meeting early. You will then be given co-host privileges, and can prepare for your meeting and/or practice sharing your content. When the time comes to begin the session, the host (either an OSHA presenter or a UMass rep) will let attendees in, and the meeting will begin with the vendor presentation. After the presentation, the vendor can share their contact information and a link to their website in the meeting chat before leaving the meeting.

Sharing Your Content
At the beginning of your presentation either the host or the UMass rep, will “spotlight” your video so that it automatically displays on the screens of all attendees. Multiple presenters can be spotlighted, if needed. If you have prepared presentation materials click the Share Screen 
button in the meeting toolbar to share your screen or presentation. This will display all open tabs, documents, and all navigation. Alternatively, you can select to only share an open window, document, or application. By selecting to only share an open window, the other applications on your desktop will not be displayed, and your screen will automatically stop screen sharing when that particular window, tab, or document is closed. If you are playing a video with sound, make sure to check off the box to Share Computer Sound before clicking Share


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!