Events

  • April Chapter Meeting - Fall Protection
     April 16, 2024
     7:00 am - 9:00 am

You’re invited to our April chapter meeting, with Southern NV member Russell Duren presenting on the paradigm shift safety professionals can adopt to help reverse America’s fall fatality trend.

Regardless of where fall protection annually ranks on any citation list, too many Americans don’t go home to their loved ones due to inadequate management of work-at-height hazards. Safety professionals must shift their engagement efforts on this hazard to prioritize prevention through design, exceed regulatory minimums, and maximize system capacity in PPE-based control measures whenever they’re used.

This meeting is approved for 0.2 CEUs.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to contrast global fall fatality rates against American rates as a starting point in advocating for an all-stakeholder paradigm shift in controlling work-at-height hazards.
  • Attendees will be able to question fall protection control scenarios where PPE has been unnecessarily selected, toward advocating a Hierarchy of Controls approach that increases the worksite’s safe work capacity.
  • Attendees will apply ANSI Z359.2 principles and a Uses-Limitations-Restrictions model to maximize the effectiveness of fall protection controls when a harness-based system has been deemed necessary.

You can read more about the context for this presentation in ASSP’s October 2023 edition of Professional Safety (free online viewing of archived issues for Society members logged into their account).

Presenter Bio:

Russell Duren, ASP, grew up climbing trees, fences, rocks, and anything else with a vertical profile. He brings his love of heights into his work as a Lead Safety Specialist with PGM Safety Services, headquartered in Carson City, Nevada. A 2005 graduate of Baylor University’s School of Education, Russell now leads a statewide team of safety specialists helping employers in Nevada’s largest worker’s compensation self-insured groups more effectively manage their occupational safety and health hazards. Russell serves as the Area A Director for Region 2 and enjoys contributing to Southern Nevada Chapter projects. He also volunteers with Boy Scouts of America. Russell’s family enjoys camping and traveling, having a goal to get the kids to all 50 states before high school graduation. Russell and his family have called Las Vegas home since 2008.

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  • May Chapter Meeting
     May 21, 2024
     7:00 am - 9:00 am

A little speaker shuffling here… thanks for your patience while we update the presenter and topic overview!

Save the date though, because the May meeting will be a peek behind the curtain, presented by our own CJ Myers, who knows a thing or two about the events that make our city famous.

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  • June Chapter Meeting
     June 18, 2024
     7:00 am - 9:00 am

Save the date for our June chapter meeting.

Virginia Knudsen of Las Vegas’ leadership development co-op BOAR Community will discuss leadership intelligence and the implications for safety professionals who often find themselves needing to influence without a supervisory or managerial title

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what Emotional Intelligence is and explain why it matters for safety leadership success.
  • Recognize key components of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.
  • Examine your own emotional intelligence and identify areas for improvement in our safety & health roles.
  • Formulate techniques for managing and regulating emotions in high-hazard situations.
  • Describe the importance of worker empathy and how to cultivate it as a safety leader.
  • Develop actionable steps for integrating emotional intelligence into your safety leadership approach and building more meaningful connections with your team.

Presenter Bio:

Virginia Knudsen – Founder and CEO: Virginia is a passionate and energetic leader, dedicated to helping executives and business owners seize opportunities and fulfill their personal potential.  Using her unique skill set, she has filled roles as CEO, Entrepreneur, EVP/COO, and Executive Coach.  As such, Virginia is one of an exclusive gro

up of highly respected, trusted advisors who are experts in business leadership coaching.  Virginia leads local CEO Mastermind groups and provides one-to-one coaching to top chief executives and business owners who are looking to effectively manage the growth of their businesses, achieve significantly better results, while working fewer hours and improving their relationships.

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