Exoskeletons Past, Present and Future
    May 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

    8am to 9am
    Presenter: Dr. Delia Treaster with Division of Safety and Hygiene
    Description: Exoskeletons are wearable devices that can augment a person’s physical capabilities. Previously found only in the realm of science fiction, exoskeletons have been successfully used in medical rehabilitation, the military and more recently, in manufacturing jobs. Learn more about what exoskeletons are and what they can (and cannot) do. Exoskeletons hold many promises, but what are the unintended consequences of this unproven technology?

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    Bio: Dr. Delia Treaster
    Dr. Delia Treaster is the Ergonomic Technical Advisor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene at BWC. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over twenty years’ experience helping companies reduce their risk of ergonomic injuries. She has conducted training on basic principles of ergonomics, ergonomic risk factors, and ways to improve workplaces. Prior to joining BWC, Dr. Treaster worked as a Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, a Senior Ergonomic Specialist at Travelers Insurance, and an ergonomic contractor with Humantech. She holds a Masters degree in Human Factors Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics, both from Ohio State University.

    E Meetings, E Trainings, E Interviews, E for EVERYTHING
    May 19 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

    9:15am to 10:15am
    Presenter: Ian McClellan
    Description:Learn tips and tricks to setting up, hosting and using platforms like Zoom, Skype, Teams and WebEx for your meetings, trainings, groups and interviews.

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    Bio: Ian McClellan
    Ian McClellan is a seasoned Marketing Leader with a technology tilt. A 2004 graduate of Ohio University, he has worked on both the agency side and corporate side of Marketing. He started his career at an agency in Toledo as an account manager before taking a job at NBC as a commercial producer for the local affiliate. After several years in creative production he went into a series of corporate marketing positions in NorthWest Ohio and SouthEast Michigan in a range of industries. He is currently the Marketing Manager at Rudolph Libbe Inc., a general contractor & construction manager, where he has been for over 5 years.
    He lives in Sylvania, OH with his wife and two children. He serves on several boards including the Board of Trustees for Leadership Toledo & the Ohio University College of Business Advisory Board.

    Employer Responsibilities During the Pandemic
    May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

    10:30am to 11:30am
    Presenter: Carl Habekost with Bugbee and Conkle and Jim Yates with Eastman & Smith
    discussion of employer responsibilities on things like working from home, injuries from employees at their home offices, liabilities of working from home, what is and isn’t Workers Compensation, where is your OSHA exposures for those employees at home and what policies should you be creating.

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    OSHA: An Enforcement and Regulatory Update
    May 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

    11:45am to 12:45pm
    Presenter: Chad Positano and Dan Steffen with OSHA, Northwest Ohio Office
    Assistant Area Directors from Northwest Ohio OSHA will be presenting on current emphasis programs and enforcement initiatives, including an update on COVID, local, regional, and national fatality and injury/illness information and an overview of OSHA’s cooperative programs.

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    Bio: Dan Steffen
    Dan Steffen started his OSHA career in 2007, as a Safety Specialist in Region V’s Toledo, Ohio Area Office. In 2018, Dan was appointed to his current position of Assistant Area Director, where he guides a team of safety and health professionals in the performance of enforcement activities under the OSH Act. Dan works with employers, employees, trade organizations, and other stakeholders, to promote the agency’s cooperative programs, outreach, training, and overall mission. Dan holds a BS in Health Education from the University of Toledo.

    Bio: Chad Positano
    Chad started his OSHA career in 2002, as an Industrial Hygienist in Region V’s Toledo, Ohio Area Office. From 2010 to 2013 Chad was the Compliance Assistance Specialist, working with the Agency’s Cooperative Programs. In 2013, Chad began in his current position of Assistant Area Director. Chad holds a BS in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University, an MS degree in Occupational Health from the Medical College of Ohio, and an MPH degree from the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health; he is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP).