Safety Forum

Upcoming Event Dates


Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.


Who attends: This event is specifically designed for Safety decision-makers with purchasing power (Manager, Director, or VP), who are from mid- or large-sized company (200+ employees).

What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry


Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.


For More Information Please Contact...

Madeline Kinney – Delegate Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8169  |  email

Ryan Vincent – National Account Manager
800-727-5257 x2237  |  email

Safety Forum in Baltimore, Maryland
June 24 & 25, 2019

Event Workshops Include...

KEYNOTE: Reducing Serious Injuries & Fatalities - 3 Approaches & Their Effectiveness
Presented by Don Wilson, Vice President - SafeStart, a division of Electrolab Limited

For at least the last decade, organizations in the forefront of safety performance have noticed a disturbing trend – while overall injury rates have been steadily declining, serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) have either been reduced at a much slower rate or, in many cases, have actually stopped improving altogether. Some companies are even beginning to question if their “Zero Harm” initiatives and focus on the TRIR number are actually making this situation worse by diluting the focus of improvement strategies away from what really matters. This session will look at three different approaches for improving what is arguably an organization’s most important safety performance metric.

By the end of the session, each participant will be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and limitations of reducing SIFs in the three major influence areas for safety: Personal, Social and Structural
  • Gain insight into the tools required to operate successfully in the personal area and learn why normal workplace safety tools aren't effective for portable 24/7 use
  • Re-wire automatic (subconscious) brain processes to help protect from SIFs 24/7 through: Real Experiences (the school of “Hard Knocks”), Vicarious Experiences (learning from the “War Stories” of others) and Imagined Experiences (thinking about possible severe negative outcomes after a minor injury or close call when SIF potential exists)

How to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections
Presented by Amanda Czepiel, JD. Senior Managing Editor, EHS - BLR

OSHA can show up at virtually any moment, and employers in most cases will not receive advance notice of the visit. Knowing what happens during an OSHA inspection and what to do during one can ensure things run smoothly for both employers and employees. Since OSHA has increased its penalties in recent years, being prepared for an OSHA inspection and knowing how to contest a violation is more important than ever.

Attendees of this workshop will learn how to:

  • Understand what triggers an OSHA inspection and prepare for the different types of inspections your facility could face 
  • Effectively manage the beginning steps prior to the inspection 
  • Handle inspector requests for documents such as audits, training records, accident reports, and near-miss reports efficiently 
  • Navigate closing conference, follow-up requests, and informal settlement discussions 
  • Appropriately manage employee interviews 
  • Document what the inspector documents through the use of notes, photographs and videos 

Behavior-Based Safety: A Strategy for Implementing More than Observations
Presented by Paul Esposito, CIH, CSP. President - Star Consultants, Inc.

The first step when deciding to implement a BBS program is to ensure the site culture is ready (mature enough) for a BBS process to be effective. This means that hazards need to be controlled, at a minimum, to better than compliance standards. An initial perception or culture survey defines the starting point or initial culture of an organization. The goal of BBS is to drive cultural improvements to improve the discretionary level of effort people put forth, therefore engagement and productivity gains are recognized to go hand in hand.

Many companies focus on the number of observations as the measure of a BBS program. As we now know, this is far from reality, as the number of observations is often fudged just to get to the number. The ABCs of behavioral motivation; Antecedents, Behaviors and Consequences, each need to be understood and measured. The expected outcomes are 1) the active caring culture would improve; 2) hazard and their controls would be better accepted and used, and 3) put leadership in better position to manage day to day operational challenges.

Emerging Safety Regulations and OSHA Enforcement Trends You Need to Know
Presented by Amanda Czepiel, JD. Senior Managing Editor, EHS - BLR

Everyone expected OSHA enforcement to be down in the first few years of the Trump administration, that regulatory activity would screech to a halt, and that the budget would be realigned. However, what really happened is that OSHA enforcement is, if anything, up; regulatory actions have continued; and the Agency budget increased $5 million in 2019 over FY2018.

Employers have no reason to think they are not at risk for enforcement for safety violations. The need to understand changing compliance requirements and upcoming regulatory updates is as high as ever.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • ​Recent OSHA enforcement data and trends
  • How the OSHA’s recently enacted Site-Specific Targeting Inspection Plan could affect your facility
  • Rulemaking developments and predictions, including the status of the electronic recordkeeping rule, HazCom, and lockout/tagout
  • And more!

How to Deliver OSHA-Compliant Training in a Multimedia World
Presented by Dave Galt, Senior Legal Editor, EHS Training - BLR

Many companies provide their safety training online as part of an overall training program, and a growing number offer a significant portion of their training online. But does online training alone meet OSHA training requirements? OSHA says no. You will learn about the employee training content and delivery methods that OSHA prohibits, allows, or recommends in its rules and policies, including online or eLearning, classroom, on-the-job training, and even the use of email.


Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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Baltimore, Maryland

June 24 & 25, 2019

Areas Covered

  • Accidents
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Air Purification Products/Services
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Combustible Dust
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction Products
  • Construction-Project Management
  • Construction-Renovations
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes and Derricks
  • EHS Metrics
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Exit Routes
  • Eye Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Foot Protection
  • Forklifts
  • FR Clothing and Protection
  • FR Clothing and Protection
  • Gas Detection
  • Hand and Portable Power Tools
  • Hand Protection
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Materials
  • HazMat Transportation
  • Head Protection
  • Heat and Cold Stress
  • Inspections
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Ladders
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Machine Safety
  • Mobile Forms
  • Noise
  • PPE
  • Recordkeeping
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Safety Committees
  • Safety Committees
  • Safety Signs
  • Safety Signs
  • Safety Training
  • Safety Training
  • Scaffolding
  • Scaffolding
  • Security
  • Silica
  • Software
  • Software
  • Software
  • Spill Prevention
  • Spill Prevention
  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Violence

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Latest Press Release

Summer Plano Event Recap

posted by Kyle Emshwiller on Monday Jul 2, 2018

By Chris Douyard | Editor, EHS Media We're still catching up and feeling motivated after an action-packed 2 days in Plano, TX! The Total Security Summit, Safety Forum, and Facilities Management Forum took place from June 25-26, 2018 at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center.  The delegate executives in attendance came from leading companies and organizations across the country including...