WLS: Virtual SafetySummit | Sept. 21-25, 2020

Virtual Safety Summit

September 21-25,  2020

Every organization can achieve zero workplace injuries. The journey begins when safety is more than a goal or objective, but rather an unwavering value. The journey begins with you.

At the Workplace Learning System SafetySummit we will show you how to begin the safety culture journey. More than a safety conference, the SafetySummit is an immersive learning experience in which participants are introduced to our complete WLS Safety System.  Additionally, we've partnered with Environmental Resource Center® to offer you top-notch technical training and the opportunity to earn CEU

 *Continuing Education Unit (CEU)


Summit Kick-off – The first day of the Virtual SafetySummit will feature Workplace Learning System executive leadership who will guide you through Workplace Learning System's proven approach to safety culture transformation.  This session will focus on the strategic elements of the approach.

**New Experience** Site Leadership Panel – An exceptional opportunity to hear from and interact with facility leadership who are transforming their safety culture, using the WLS approach.  This panel will feature leaders at various stages of transformation and will provide unbridled access to their experiences, knowledge and their own personal transformation.

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and No Exposure Certification* – Since the 1972 amendments to the Clean Water Act that created the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), SWPPPs have been required by the EPA.  This session will cover permitting, how to develop an SWPPP, best management practices, sampling and the No Exposure Exclusion.


Systems Quadrant – In this strategic discussion, we will focus on the "Systems" Quadrant of the approach.  Most organizations have focused a great deal of time, energy and resources on building and improving safety systems.  This discussion will focus on leveraging the collective community in the organization to build systems for your unique business.

Lockout/Tagout* – Protect your employees and colleagues from the unexpected start of production machinery or heavy equipment by making sure everyone understands Lockout and Tagout (LOTO) procedures. This OSHA standards training webinar helps you establish or audit a LOTO program, including energy control, required employee training and regularly scheduled inspections. You will learn what OSHA requires (29CFR 1910.147, Subpart J) when they visit for a LOTO inspection and the five essentials they recommend in a compliant LOTO program: Training, LOTO Procedures, Policy, Locks and Devices and Auditing. 

Care Management /Hot Seat Call – WLS's experiences have demonstrated that most organizations seriously struggle with incident reporting, response, care and correction.  In fact, our data would suggest that organizations only truly fix an incident so that it can't happen again about 30% of the time.  Care Management involves a planned and coordinated response in a consistent and caring manner.  The objective is not to punish and blame injured employees, but to restore them to the workplace at the most appropriate time to benefit both the employee and the operations.  Experience a practice that has led to dramatic reduction in repeat incidents and correction across organizations in the "Hot Seat Call."

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Tier I* – As part of the EPA's oil spill prevention program the SPCC rule is intended to ensure that, through prevention, control, and mitigation, navigable waters are protected.  This session will include an introduction to state and federal regulations, what should be included in your site's SPCC plan and how to implement that plan. 


Culture Quadrant – WLS safety coaches will introduce you to our safety culture approach. We will discuss developing support for making Safety a Core Value and anticipating the implications for the organization and/or location as a whole.

Tier II Reporting* – Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms, commonly known as Tier II Reports are required by the EPA to be submitted annually to local and state agencies for emergency planning.  This session will help you determine if Tier II inventory report requirements apply to your facility, state specific requirements, how to calculate inventory amounts, when to submit a chemical update report, and tips on using the EPA's Tier2 Submit software.

Client Safety Action Teams Panel – During this discussion panel, you will meet front-line employees and have the opportunity to ask them direct questions. They are very excited to highlight the various initiatives they have undertaken to make their workplace safer each and every day.

Behavioral Quadrant – The SafetyFirst® Habits of Excellence program takes individual Behavior Based Safety (BBS) to the next level of safety culture development. With over a decade of testing and implementation, SafetyFirst has helped eliminate injuries at many client facilities worldwide. The new revised version - Habits of Excellence - is now building on that foundation.


Intentional Quadrant – Use Safety360 Leadership and Data Analysis for Benchmarking your current safety culture, developing safety leaders throughout your organization and planning for injury freedom.

COVID in the Workplace – Are your employees becoming anxious, frustrated or burnt out from dealing with COVID?  During this session we will discuss how to address these issues and equip you with the tools needed to tackle COVID fatigue and promote personal wellness across your business. 

Safety360 – This workshop is an opportunity for company safety leaders to explore their team dynamics, communication and performance through the lens of self-actualization, mindfulness and team problem solving. The Safety360 Leadership survey and workshop was designed by Workplace Learning System to give participants confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This typically includes the participant’s manager, peers and direct reports. It’s not only for EHS professionals, but also for executives, operations managers, support managers and front-line supervisors. Any organizational leader can be a safety leader.

OSHA Recordkeeping* – This session will present information about the OSHA recordkeeping and recording criteria, including determination of work relatedness. The purpose of this OSHA rule (part 1904) is to describe what employers are required to record and report for work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Recording or reporting a work-related injury, illness or fatality does not mean that the employer or employee was at fault, that an OSHA rule has been violated or that the employee is eligible for workers' compensation or other benefits. We will review the OSHA 300 forms used to record injuries and illnesses.


Closeout –   With Habits of Excellence, safe behavior becomes the way we work based on our values we live by. Learn ways to keep engaged with safety and learn how to positively communicate about safety through the SafetyMyVoice .

Toxic Release Inventory* – Does your facility need to comply with TRI reporting requirements or do you qualify for any exemptions? Do you manufacture, process or use toxic chemicals and do you know to identify release sources at your facility?  If you're unsure, than join this session where your questions will be answered.  You will also learn how to use the EPA's TRI-ME web for online reporting and how to avoid common errors when completing the Form R.

Packages and Pricing

$899 - Deluxe Package: Get access the entire summit including all technical sessions

$499 - Base Package: Learn about the foundational concepts of the WLS approach   


$200 - Environmental Track: Includes four technical session

$200 - Culture and Compliance Track: Includes four technical session

$99 - Individual Session