2017 Carolina Star Safety Conference
September 20, 2017 - September 22, 2017
We are excited to announce Wayne Punch as our Opening Speaker this year. You don't want to miss the opportunity to to hear his encouraging message!
Safety Excellence Consulting
CAREER: 1973 - Research Chemist, MRC, Spartanburg, Milliken & Company
1974 - Central Dye Lab, MRC, Research and Plant Diagnosis
1975 - Shift Supervisor, Gayley Dyeing and Finishing Plant
1979 - Plant Manager, Gayley Dyeing and Finishing Plant
1984 - Location Manager, Enterprise Dyeing and Finishing
1986 - Director of Manufacturing, Barnwell Dye/Finish – Barnwell
Weave – Johnston Weave
1990 - Manufacturing Manager, Magnolia I & II
1991- 2007 Corporate Director of Safety/Health & Security
2007-2010 Director Emeritus Performance Solutions by Milliken
2010-Present President & CEO WPUNCH LLC
Safety Excellence Solutions Consulting
EDUCATION: 1967 B.S. in Chemistry and Physics, Lenoir Rhyne
1971 M.S. in Organic Photochemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Board Member, National Safety Council, SC Chapter
Member, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)
Member, Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association (GTMA)
Member, North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association (NCTMA)
Member, Spartanburg Development Association (SDA)
Member, OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Assoc.
Ergonomics Coalition, National Manufacturers Assoc. Participant
SCMA Plant Safety Committee
SCMA Southeastern Workforce Protection Conf. Planning Committee
Board Member, SC Occupational Safety Council (SCOSC)
Subcommittee Chairperson, Homeland Security Taskforce (SC)
Special Government Employee (SGE) Certification
Liberty Mutual Loss Prevention Advisory Board & Quality Council
Member, SC Counter Terrorism Task Group, Representing
Business/Industry in Upstate
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We're equally excited to announce Brad Livingston as our conference closing speaker.
After being employed by a natural gas pipeline company for 10 years, Brad Livingston was involved in a potentially life-ending incident on the job that was 100% preventable. During his presentation, you will hear words like perspective, attitude, short-cut, pride and complacency. You will learn how each of these played a role in the actions that led to his injuries, and how those injuries have affected every day of the rest of his life.
Brad Livingston and his wife Bobbi currently live in Elkhart, KS. They have 3 grown daughters and 10 beautiful grandchildren.
Back-to-back explosions!! 100% preventable!! “I didn’t think anything like this could ever happen to me! How long before I die?”
In his presentation, Brad explains about each of these contributing factors - Pride; Shortcuts; Attitude; Complacency, and how they have affected every day of the rest of his life. These factors exist in EVERY line of work, and Brad makes it clear why you cannot allow them to be a part of your workplace.
The ‘Ripple Effect’ – Brad has a unique way of making the audience think about how their family would handle it if they were the one seriously injured, or killed. He makes them realize how far, how fast, and how deep that ripple effect goes. When he finishes talking about a 'True Life' paper his youngest daughter had to write in high school, and he continues on about a discussion he had with his middle daughter 6 years after the explosions, in which she said to him, "Dad, was I not important enough to you …..", the audience will be thinking beyond themselves, many of them for the first time.
Brad's just a regular guy, asking - “Do you think it can’t happen to you?”
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The Carolina Star Safety Conference is a cooperative effort between the North Carolina Department of Labor and representatives
involved in the Carolina Star, Rising Star, Building Star, or Public Sector Star programs. The conference is designed to
assist companies create, build,
and grow successful safety programs. Each year representatives from across the state of
North Carolina provide training, skits, informative sessions,
and many other great opportunities for EVERYONE to learn.
No need to be in the Star Program to attend! We welcome everyone!!!
2017 Carolina Star Safety ConferenceSeptember 19, 2017 - September 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons3121 West Gate City BlvdGreensboro, North Carolina 27407USA336-292-9161
Carolina Star Safety Conference
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