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30th Annual
Occupational Safety & Health Update

Join us for the 30th Annual Update – An informative day and a half of timely information to help you effectively manage safety and health.

December 4–5, 2008

The Friday Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Co-sponsored by

Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC
Cary, North Carolina

North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

For thirty years now, the Occupational Safety & Health Update has provided attendees with timely and useful information on the latest safety, health and environmental trends affecting their industries. This important tradition is being continued again this year as a joint effort by CTJ Safety Associates, LLC and the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A broad array of topics to be covered will be posted later in the year based on current news, events, and OSHA actions.

Who Should Attend:

This annual update is intended for all managers, supervisors, and safety, health, medical and environmental staff who are responsible for assisting management and employees in establishing systems necessary for protection of people, property and resources.


This years update will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC, located just off Hwy 54. For attendees arriving by air, the RDU airport is just 20 minutes away. Taxis, shuttles and rental cars are available at the airport.

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Credit, fees, and registration:

The 30th Annual Safety and Health Update is approved for the following credit:

  • 1.5 ABIH
  • 0.8 BCSP
  • CEUs requested

Please review the NC OSHERC Registration Policies.

Tuition for this course is $250 which includes all course materials, continental breakfast, refreshments breaks and lunch on Thursday.

Class size is limited so please register early.

To register online, go to the Course Registration Form. You may also submit your registration via email; please be sure to include the course title and date.

For further information on this course, contact the NC OSHERC office at osherc@unc.edu, or call us at 919-962-2101, toll free at 888-235-3320.

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted. Full refund will be made upon notification of cancellation 10 working days prior to the course date. A $75 administrative fee will be retained for cancellations made with less than 10 working days notification for the course date. No shows and cancellations received on or after the course date will be invoiced for the full amount of the course fee(s). NC OSHERC reserves the right to cancel a course in which case the full enrollment fee shall be returned to the registrant. NC OSHERC will not be responsible for non refundable reservations if courses are canceled.

Keep a copy of your completed Registration Form and Cancellation Refund Policy for your records.
Acceptance to programs offered by UNC-CH is without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, religion, handicap, age, or veteran's status.

Registration for the Update begins at 8:00 am, with the program beginning at 8:30. The Occupational Safety & Health Update fee covers attendance at all sessions, a course manual, and lunch on Thursday.


Thursday, December 4, 2008
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Introduction Kathleen Buckheit, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM/SM, FAAOHN
8:45 – 9:45 OSH Update- What’s New and Different? David Coble, CSP, CTJ
9:45 – 10:30 New OSHA Letters of Interpretation Bill Taylor, CSP, CTJ
10:30 – 10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45 – 11:30 What’s New With Respirators! John “Pat” Curran, CIH
11:30 – 11:45 New Chromium CPL – Key Points John “Pat” Curran, CIH
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (Trillium Dining Room)
1:00 – 1:15 People Do The Darnedest Things! (The Lighter Side of Safety) Bill Taylor, CSP, CTJ
1:15 – 1:30 Who Pays for PPE and New Interpretations! Bill Taylor, CSP, CTJ
1:30 – 1:45 Loading Docks – Trailor Drop, Dock Shock             Jim Jones, ARM, CTJ
1:45 – 2:00 Cat 1-4 Machine Safeguarding Jim Jones, ARM, CTJ
2:00 – 2:15 Lockout/Tagout – the New OSHA CPL Jim Jones, ARM, CTJ
2:15 – 2:45 Refreshment Break
2:45 – 3:30 Lockout/Tagout (General Motors Case, Johnson Controls Case, Multi-Employer Case) Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH
3:30 – 4:00 OSHA Recordkeeping – What’s New David Coble, CSP, CTJ
4:00 – 4:30 Questions and Answers
4:30 Adjourn

Friday, December 5, 2008

8:00 – 8:30 Continential Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 OSHA's New Electrical Standard Jim Jones, ARM, CTJ
9:15 – 9:45 GHS and REACH Maureen Ruskin
9:45 – 10:00 Refreshment Break
10:00 – 10:45 A Little Time on Nanotechnology! Catherine Brennan
10:45 – 11:00 Fall Arrest Rescue Devices and the Aerial Lift Catapulting Problem Jim Jones, ARM, CTJ
11:00 – 11:30 The Top Ten Most Cited Bill Taylor, CSP, CTJ
11:30 – 11:45 View from a Septuagenarian – The Safety and Health Professional’s Key Challenges Ray Boylston, CSP
11:45 – 12:00 Questions, Discussion, Evaluation, Wrap-up David Coble, CSP, CTJ
12:00 Adjourn

For information about bringing this type of course to your location, contact us via e-mail or call (919) 466-7506.

Conference Presenters (coming soon)

The team of Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC and their special guest speakers will bring objective observations and practical advice about safety and health issues facing employers.  Each conference presenter brings numerous years of experience in the field of occupational safety and health. Mr. Coble, Mr. Taylor and Mr. Jones each have 30-plus years of experience in safety and health with government, private industry, working for OSHA, and as consultants to a wide variety of employers in North America, South America, Europe and Africa.

Raymond P. Boylston, CSP is semi-retired after a 45-year safety career. He was with DuPont for 22 years helping the DuPont Kinston plant set a world safety record, was NC OSHA's first Director, founder of Ennis Lumsden Boylston and Associates in 1978, and was national president of the ASSE in 1989-1990. He is also a Fellow in the ASSE, and has received every major safety recognition.

Catherine Brennan is a Chemical Hygiene Officer in the Department of Environment, Health and Safety at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kathleen Buckheit, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM/SM, FAAOHN is the Director of Continuing Education at the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has over seventeen years experience in occupational health, including industry, ergonomics and occupational health nursing.  She received an MPH at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BSN at Western Connecticut State College and RN from Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing.  Kathleen is passionate about providing quality education to occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.

Brian Caveney, MD, JD, MPH received an MD and JD from West Virginia University and an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Caveney is an Occupational Health Physician at Duke University Medical Center in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. He is very active in medical and legal associations. 

John “Pat” Curran, CIH received a degree from the University of Dayton in Mechanical Engineering.  Pat is a recognized authority in industrial hygiene and respiratory protection and began his career with NC OSHA.  He retired in 2004 as Manager of the Health Hazards Control Unit at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.  He enjoys an active consulting business as well as retirement.

David F. Coble, MS, CSP has a total of 30 years of safety experience: 12 years with NC OSHA and 17 years in consulting. He is President of Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC. He is an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor, Chairman of the ASME/ANSI B15.1 Committee, a professional member of the ASSE since 1976, a frequent author and conference speaker, and has a Master's Degree in Safety Management from the University of Arizona.

Jim Jones, ME, ARM, is Vice President of Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC. He has 30 years of safety experience including 5 years with NC OSHA, 12 years as corporate safety manager for a large retail and manufacturing chain, and 12 years in consulting. Mr. Jones is an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor, professional member of the ASSE, and member of the ANSI 01 Woodworking Machinery committee.

Maureen Ruskin is Director, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Office of Chemical Hazards and Metal, Washington, DC

Bill Taylor, CSP, is Vice President of Coble, Taylor & Jones Safety Associates, LLC. He has 29 years of safety experience with a large tobacco processing company, Safety Manager for the City of Durham for 10 years and 14 years in safety consulting. He is a professional member and a past president of the NC Chapter of the ASSE and the Mid-State Safety Council. He is also an authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor.

The Tradition – Thirty Years of Excellence

For 30 years, manufacturing, service, commercial and government clients have attended the "Occupational Heath and Safety Update" for vital information on the latest happenings and changes to health, safety and environmental practice and regulation. This tradition, started by the founders of ELB & Associates, has been presented annually since 1978.

In order, to continue this tradition, CTJ consultants and the NC OSHERC have joined together to offer this year’s thirtieth Update. We are committed to bringing the same extraordinary level of information and service to this year’s program.

We hope you will make attending this Update a vital part of your health and safety program.


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