February 9, 2009 | Barb Carr

Lessons from TN OSHA Fatality Investigations

The 2009 TapRooT® Summit is the place to go to receive hard-won wisdom in investigation and root cause analysis.

Steve Hawkins, Assistant Administrator of TN Occupational Safety & Health Administration will be presenting “Lessons from TN OSHA Fatality Investigations.” During this best practice session, Steve will present lessons learned from investigating workplace fatalities from the OSHA prospective including interviewing witnesses, reviewing physical evidence and determining basic causes and appropriate preventative action.

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Steve assists the Administrator of TN Occupational Safety & Health Administration in managing the day-to-day operations of TOSHA, supervising eight managers with various program responsibilities. He also serves as the liaison between the state’s OSHA program and federal OSHA monitors and promotes workplace safety by educating employer groups and labor organizations about safety and health regulations and better methods of controlling and eliminating workplace hazards.

He has been a Labor & Workforce Development employee since 1986, beginning as an occupational safety specialist and subsequently serving in area safety supervisor and safety compliance manager positions. Previous employment included four years working for a geotechnical engineering firm involving blasting, blast vibration control, and construction materials testing.

Are you learning best practices in investigation and root cause analysis the hard way? There is an easier way — from those who have been there before. Make a business critical decision this year — plan to schedule a few days in October drawing from the wisdom of Steve Hawkins and over 65 other best practice presenters at the Summit.

Mark your calendar for the TapRooT® Summit, October 7-9, in Nashville, Tennessee, and visit the TapRooT® Summit website to download your brochure.

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