2018 Tentative Conference Agenda

*We reserve the right to modify and/or change the agenda

Pre-Conference: Monday, December 3, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SH 211 Overview of OSHA’s New Silica Standard (4-Hours)
This training provides an overview of the hazards of respirable crystalline silica and the typical exposures during oil and gas operations. It will review the new OSHA rule and discuss methods for compliance. (Limited to 40 seats)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM SH 522 Industrial Hygiene Sampling Techniques for Silica (4-Hours)
This course introduces participants to basic industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices as they relate to the evaluation of respirable crystalline silica in the oil and gas industry. Schedule monitoring and the best practices for silica sampling as identified in the new OSHA standard will be covered with hands-on activities. (Limited to 40 seats)
2:00 PM – 7:00 PMExhibitor Check-in and Setup
4:00 PM – 7:00 PMConference Registration Check-in Open

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:00 AM – 6:00 PMConference Registration Check-in Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall - Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMOpening Remarks and General Session Welcome
Bryan Sims, Executive Director, The University of Texas at Arlington, Conference Administrative Chair
Warren Hubler, Vice President HSE, Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., Conference Industry Chair
Teresea Madden, Vice President, Global Educational Outreach and Extended Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington
Josh Flesher, Assistant Regional Administrator Region VI, OSHA, Conference OSHA Chair
Eric Harbin, Acting Regional Administrator Region VI, OSHA
John Howard , MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director, NIOSH
9:15 AM – 10:00 AMFeatured Speaker
Will Matthews, Author, You’ve Got This!
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBreak - Exhibit Hall - Exhibits Open
10:30 AM – 11:15 AMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMLunch & Speakers
Kola Fagbayi, Vice President of HSE & Technology, BP

Keynote Speaker
Johnny "Joey" Jones, Combat-wounded Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Motivational Speaker
1:45 PM – 2:00 PMBreak - Exhibit Hall - Exhibits Open
2:00 PM – 2:45 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak - Exhibits Open
3:00 PM – 3:45 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
3:45 PM – 6:00 PMReception - Exhibit Hall - Exhibits Open

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

7:00 AM – 2:00 AMConference Registration Check-in Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall - Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMOpening Remarks and Featured Speaker
Jonathan D. Thomas, Senior Director, Research and Safety Management Solutions
National Safety Council
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMFeatured Speaker
Erik G. Milito, Vice President, Upstream & Industry Operations
American Petroleum Institute

Andy Hines, PhD, APF
Asst. Professor & Program Coordinator, Foresight, University of Houston
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
10:30 AM – 11:15 AMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMLunch & Keynote Speaker
Judith L. Glick-Smith, PhD., Author, Flow-based Leadership
2:00 PM – 2:45 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
2:45 PM – 3:15 PMBreak - Exhibits Open
3:15 PM – 4:00 PMFeatured Speaker
David Teater, President and Founder FocusDriven LLC
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMConference Closing and Recognition

Post-Conference: Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PMPersonal Breathing Zone, Area and Source Monitoring of Airborne Contaminants in Upstream Oil & Gas Operations
Oil and gas production may lead to exposures to airborne contaminants. Traditional workplace air sampling along with direct reading technologies can produce qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments to improve worker safety and health. During this session, learn more about characterizing emissions; how to identify the chemical components and sampling strategies.