MARCH LOCATION: IN-PERSON
300 W. Davis Street, Conroe, Texas - Council Chambers, 1st Floor
"Heat Illness Prevention Programs"
Program 1 - MC-SHRM Members Only Special Topic (MOST) 2:15*PM-3:35PM (*Registration 2:15PM-2:25PM)
Presented by: James Shelton, M.S., Compliance Assistance Specialist
- Houston North OSHA Area Office
Preventing heat illnesses in the workplace is an OSHA emphasis program and an effective heat illness prevention program is an important step in protecting workers exposed to hot environments.
Participant Learning Objectives:
● Discover the OSHA emphasis program for indoor and outdoor heat
● Develop the basic elements of a heat illness prevention program
● Review heat illness prevention program resources
● Discuss how to Implement a heat illness prevention program
James Shelton (Jim) - has been with the OSHA Houston North Area Office since 1996. In 2004 Jim became the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) which is a non-enforcement position within OSHA responsible for outreach, training, and assistance to employees, employers, and industry groups. The CAS also provides support to, maintain, and develop OSHA alliances and partnerships and assists on Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) audit teams.
Prior to becoming the CAS, Jim was an OSHA inspector and conducted enforcement inspections on hundreds of worksites and investigated numerous workplace fatalities. Jim received the 2020 Safety Associate of the Year award from the Associated General Contractors Houston Chapter, the 2017 Safety Professional of the Year award from the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the FY 2016 OSHA award for Training Excellence. Mr. Shelton has a M.S.
Degree in Safety Management and a B.S Degree in Industrial Safety and Industrial Security both from Central Missouri State University.
To connect with James Shelton: Shelton.James@dol.gov
To learn more about OSHA, visit: dol.gov