EHSSENTIALS 2018
 

Agenda-at-a-Glance

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

8:00-8:30 AM Registration/Coffee  
8:30-9:30 AM

Welcome and Keynote Speaker

Strategies for Keeping Your Risk Management Program on Course in a Sea of Constant Change
Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM, Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management; Professor of Occupational Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; The University of Texas School of Public Health

9:30-9:45 AM Break/Networking
  Track A Track B Track C
9:45-10:45 AM

Aligning Patient Mobilization with Early Mobility Initiatives
Tamara James, MA, CPE, CSPHP, Ergonomics Division Director, Duke University and Health System

Global Infectious Disease Trends
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), CHMM, CPH, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health)

Safety Culture = Patient Safety + Employee Safety Panel
Matthew L. Berkheiser, DrPH, CIH, CSP, Executive Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Department
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Charles Levenback, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Brett Perkison MD, MPH, Occupational Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor, UTHealth School of Public Health

10:45-11:00 AM Break/Networking
11:00-12:00 PM

Patient Decontamination and Regulatory Compliance
CJ Kelly, Market/Hospital Safety Officer, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Michael Jones, Texas Division Manager – Environmental Health & Safety, CHI St. Luke’s Health

Current Trends in Blood and Body Fluid Exposures: Sharps Injuries & Mucocutaneous Exposures
Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, President/Executive Director, International Safety Center

Occupational Health Trends: Opioid Use
Jason Powers, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, The Right Step
Noon – 12:45 PM Lunch/Networking/Mid-Day Remarks
12:45 – 1:30 PM Plenary Session

EHS Leaders Panel Discussion – Partnerships
Matthew L. Berkheiser, DrPH, CIH, CSP, Executive Director of the Environmental Health and Safety Department
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CBSP, SM(NRCM), CHMM, CPH, Director of Environmental, Health & Safety, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health)
Matt Austin, CIH, Manager, Occupational Safety Quality Management Services, Mayo Clinic
Michael Jones, Texas Division Manager – Environmental Health & Safety, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Duane Beasley, MPH, CHSP, Manager, Environmental Health and Safety, Texas Children’s Hospital

1:30-1:45 PM Break/Networking
1:45-2:45 PM

Contractor Safety in Healthcare
Sally Pawsat, CHSP, Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

OSHA Update and Healthcare
James Shelton, M.S., Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA

The Real Cost of Hospital Staff Injuries
Christy Foster, Director, Healthcare
BSI EHS Services and Solutions

2:45-3:00 PM Break/Networking
3:00-4:00 PM

Best Practices for Preventing Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs.
Michael Jones, Texas Division Manager – Environmental Health & Safety, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Elizabeth Frenzel, MD, MPH, Director, Employee Health and Well-being Professor, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Employee Health UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

CMS – Challenges in the Physical Environment
Richard Curtis, RN, MS, HACP, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality

Beyond Compliance: Improving performance though safety management systems
Matt Austin, Manager, Occupational Safety Quality Management Services, Mayo Clinic

4:00-4:15 PM Closing Session

Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium for Healthcare