EHSSENTIALS 2016
 

Sessions

Choose and attend any sessions from any track on the day of the Symposium; no pre-selection is required.

Symposium Agenda – Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • 8:00 – 8:30 AM

     
  • Li Ka Shing Center Lobby

    Registration & Coffee

  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM

     

  • Berg Hall

    Welcome & Keynote Speaker

    Celebrating the Unapologetic Deliciousness of Food that is Healthy and Environmentally Sustainable

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Dr. Christopher Gardner, Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center

    Many of us currently face the dilemma of being overwhelmed by choices of “what to eat.” These choices, coupled with the often indecipherable barrage of health claims and health warnings, can leave us emotionally and mentally drained: low-fat vs. low-carb, vegan vs. Paleo, omega-3 (flax or fish?), gluten-free, glycemic index (or is it glycemic load?). Somehow, through all of this, many of us have lost sight of the importance of pleasure and joy in our eating experiences. Christopher Gardner, a PhD nutrition scientist and professor of medicine from the Stanford Prevention Research Center, will offer solutions and insights to your dietary conundrums with an engaging blend of scientific and humorous perspectives, and leave you with the key to linking unapologetic deliciousness with health and environmental sustainability.

  • 9:45 – 10:45 AM

     

  • Track A – Berg Hall A
    EHS Program Management

    Organizational Resilience

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Christy Foster, VP Sales and Marketing, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

    Organizational Resilience is “the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.” Learn how your EHS group can benefit from a focus on organizational resilience thereby improving your organization’s ability to anticipate and meet customer requirements, optimize operational compliance, ensure continuity of operations amidst business disruptions and minimize reputational risks.


  • Track B – Berg Hall B
    Case Studies and Best Practice Sharing

    Innovations in Hospital Inspections (Panel)

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    eRounds

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Matthew Carlson, Safety Officer, UCSF Health;
    Dang Nguyen, Senior Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety, Kaiser Permanente

    Managing piles of paper, Excel spreadsheets, and hundreds of emails to implement your EHS inspection/rounding program can be daunting and all-consuming. Please join this session to learn how UCSF and Kaiser Permanente have developed and implemented technology solutions to help better manage the inspection process, data collection and analysis, and communication of results.

  • 11:00 – 12:00 NOON

     

  • Track A – Berg Hall A
    EHS Program Management

    Kaiser Permanente’s 2025 Environmental Stewardship Goals

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Joel Sigler, Senior Manager, National Environmental Health and Safety, Kaiser Permanente

    Hear what drove Kaiser Permanente to establish long term environmental stewardship goals, and the processes they used to develop the goals. Joel will explain the total health business case for environmental stewardship at KP, detail the specific 2025 goals, review key points and challenges to achieving the goals.


  • Track B – Berg Hall B
    Case Studies and Best Practice Sharing

    Stanford’s Journey Towards Sharps Injury Reduction – Creative Approaches to Increase Staff Awareness

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Mary Spangler, Director, Occupational Health at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital;
    Allison Jouras, Senior Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

    In the journey towards world class safety culture, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome can be stakeholder engagement. In this session learn how Stanford Health Care employed creative methods to engage their user population in an effort to reduce blood and body fluid/needlestick exposures. Learn how the organization employed cross functional work groups, presentations, and creative videos to capture the attention of the population and gain support for their injury reduction efforts.

  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM

     

  • Plenary Session

    Workplace Violence: Cal-OSHA Regulatory Update and Case Studies

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Caryn Thornburg, S.E.M.S. Officer (Safety, Emergency Management, Sustainability), Stanford Health Care ValleyCare;
    Kristie Elton, Systemwide Healthcare Risk and Safety Program Manager, University of California, Office of the President (UCOP);
    Phil J. Hoffman, Executive Director of Security Enterprise Shared Services, Kaiser Permanente

    Our panel of experts in the area of healthcare workplace violence prevention will share an update on the proposed regulations, and some brief summaries of what their organizations are doing to prepare for this new regulation and reduce workplace violence injuries within their organization. We will include a Q&A session where audience members can ask the panel questions about their experiences at their respective medical centers, and how they are getting their organizations ready for compliance with the new regulations.

  • 2:15 – 3:15 PM

     

  • Track A – Berg Hall A
    EHS Program Management

    Diseases That Come To Work: Zika, Measles, Whooping Cough, and More. Make Your Old Pandemic Plan Into Something That Will Work For All Contagious Diseases, Too!

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA, President, Emergency Management & Safety Solutions

    Diseases seem to be popping up everywhere, but they’re not the catastrophic, once-in-a-lifetime outbreaks we had been planning for. Instead, they are common illnesses we thought were long gone thanks to the advent of vaccines such as measles, chickenpox, and whooping cough. Most of us have an old, dusty, and likely out-of-date pandemic plan tucked away in a creaky file cabinet. Pandemic plans to face that once-in-a-lifetime event are still needed, but companies also need a plan that will work with these more common – and more likely – diseases. Learn how you can modify your old
    pandemic plan to turn it into a document that will help you deal with these more common disease outbreaks, while still also providing guidance for the cataclysmic pandemic.

  • Track B – Berg Hall B
    Case Studies and Best Practice Sharing

  • 3:15 – 4:15 PM

     

  • Track A – Berg Hall A
    EHS Program Management

    Hospital Construction Management (Panel)

    Health Care Fire Protection and Life Safety Planning for Overlapping Regulatory Jurisdictions

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Steve Walker, Fire Protection Engineer, California; Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

    Methodologies will be presented to successfully deal with overlapping health care regulatory jurisdictions, while reducing EHS program costs and improving facility safety. The health care regulatory jurisdictions considered include the Joint Commission (JC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Examples include NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code), NFPA 99 (Health Care Facilities Code), and California Title 24 codes.

    Participants will obtain an understanding of the regulatory jurisdictions that impact health care facilities; comprehension of the significant fire protection and life safety codes and standards used in health care; and, strategies for successfully dealing with design, engineering, construction management, operations, maintenance, and other departments to achieve facility health care fire protection and life safety objectives, while minimizing internal conflicts.

    Remote/Real Time Cloud Based Monitoring During Construction – Minimizing Potential for Airborne Nosocomial Infection

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Bruce White, CAC, CIEC, Vice President, American Environmental Specialists, Inc.;
    Vasileios Nasis, Ph.D., CEO, Netronix

    This presentation will look at commonly occurring issues with construction and associated rises in airborne nosocomial rates. This includes construction personnel, PCRA issues, materials/supplies/equipment, access, debris removal and how to monitor and control with environmental sampling. The session will include an actual on-line
    demonstration of a system and approach to various types of contaminants, notifications, alerts and stop work notices. Selected attendees will participate in how notifications occur with use of phone, text, or emails.

    Participants will learn about approaches for reducing hospital acquired infections during construction; value added real time monitoring; and, data collection and dissemination for future construction.

  • Track B – Berg Hall B
    Case Studies and Best Practice Sharing

    A Nurse’s Perspective on What Makes Safety Thrive

    DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION

    Judi Goodin, RN, Safety Leader, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa

    Have you ever thought about what healthcare was like 40 years ago? What elements of safety were part of everyday nursing practice at that time and why it may seem like safety is a foreign concept to some of our clinical staff. This interactive presentation will explore what safety is and is not. Judi will share a brief history of safety in healthcare from her nursing perspective. This presentation will also explore the concepts of Leading with Safety and the key elements for development of a culture of safety in a healthcare organization.

Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium for Healthcare