- October 31, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Safe + Sound Campaign – Safety and Health Programs
The Safe and Sound Campaign was launched in October 2016 to raise awareness of the value of safety and health programs. These programs are key to protecting workers and reducing the costs of workplace injuries. In 2018, the Campaign was expanded to be a year-round initiative that includes awareness-building, educational opportunities, and the premier event, Safe + Sound Week. Through this campaign, OSHA is encouraging employers to keep their workplace safe and sound by implementing an effective safety and health program.
- OSHA’S Cooperative Program – Working Cooperatively with OSHA
OSHA offers various cooperative programs under which businesses, labor groups, and other organizations can work cooperatively with the Agency to help prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the workplace. They include; the Alliance Program, OSHA’s Strategic Partnership Program, Voluntary Protection Programs and On-site Consultation Program’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
- Outreach Training Program Overview
The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. The Program was initiated in 1971, and has grown significantly in recent years. It provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Outreach classes also provide overview information regarding OSHA, including workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.
Speaker Heinz Wendorff
Heinz Wendorff currently holds the position of Compliance Assistance Specialist for the Manhattan Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). His main duties include providing general information about OSHA standards, resources, and responding to request for assistance from various work groups. Prior to this post he held the position of Compliance Safety and Health Officer for the Parsippany Area Office of OSHA for 5 years, conducting numerous inspections in both construction and general industries. The bulk of these inspections included responding to major incidents and fatalities. Prior to coming to OSHA he worked as a Safety Specialist at US Airways for 3 years performing various duties as a safety professional. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science with a specialization in System Safety and Air Traffic Control from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
9:00am Breakfast/Networking Event, 9th Floor – Room 908
10:00am Presentation, 8th Floor – Room 841
Please be advised the area office is located inside a federal building, requiring all visitors to pass through security screening prior to entering. Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure time to go through security.
Venue: OSHA Manhattan Area Office