2010 Conference Program 6th Joint Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
"Critical Issues on Worker Health and Safety" 
September 22-24, 2010, Boston, MA

PROGRAM

TUESDAY, September 21, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. General Registration - on the second level in the Lounge Area outside the Adam Room
5:00 p.m. US Delegation Orientation
Location: French Adam Room
WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Planning Meeting (US/EU Steering Committee Chairs and Scribes)
Location: Taj 2 Room
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration - on the Taj Wing second level near the entrance to the Grand Ballroom
9:00 a.m. Opening Plenary Session
Location: Grand Ballroom
WELCOME ADDRESSES
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. US Government - Dr. Gregory Wagner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Mine Safety and Health Administration [Photo]
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. European Commission - Mr. Armindo Silva Director, DG EMPL/F, European Commission [Photo]
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. EU Presidency - Mr. Willy Imbrechts, Belgium Federal Authority for Employment and Social Affairs [Photo]
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. US Labor - Ms. Margaret Seminario, Director, Department of Safety and Health, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [Photo]
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. EU Labor - Mr. Laurent Vogel, Director of the Health and Safety, Department of European Trade Union Institute [Photo]
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. US Industry - Mr. Frank White, Global Director, ORC Health, Safety and Environmental Networks, Mercer [Photo]
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. EU Industry - Mr. Kris De Meester, Chairman, BUSINESSEUROPE Health and Safety Working Group [Photo]
(Coffee break: 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
11:00 a.m. US - Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Photo]
11:30 a.m. EU - Mr. Antonio Cammarota speaking on behalf of Mr. Costas Constantinou, Head of Unit, - DG EMPL/F, European Commission [Photo]
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on the Roof [Photo 1] [Photo 2] [Photo 3] [Photo 4]
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Workgroup Sessions [Photo 1] [Photo 2]
(Coffee break: 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)
5:45 p.m. US Delegates Caucus
Location: Petite Foyer
  EU Delegates Caucus
Location: French Lounge
7:30 p.m. US - EU Formal Dinner
Location: Main Dining Room [Photo 1] [Photo 2] [Photo 3] [Photo 4]
THURSDAY, September 23, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Planning Meeting (US/EU Steering Committee, Chairs and Scribes)
Location: Taj 2 Room
9:15 a.m. - 1:45p.m. Concurrent Workgroup Sessions [Photo 1] [Photo 2]
(Coffee break: 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch on the Roof
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Workgroup Sessions [Photo]
(Coffee break: 4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
6:00 p.m. US Delegates Caucus
Location: Petite Foyer
  EU Delegates Caucus
Location: French Lounge
FRIDAY, September 24, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Planning Meeting (US/EU Steering Committee, (Chairs and Scribes)
Location: Taj 2 Room
9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Workgroup Meetings to finalize Plenary Reports
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Plenary Session
Location: Grand Ballroom
PRESENTATION OF TOPIC REPORTS
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Topic I
Chemical Regulation and Control
Co-chair US (Government): Ms. Dorothy Dougherty, OSHA
Co-chair EU (Industry): Mr. Patrick Levy, RHODIA
Scribe EU (Labor): Mr. Tony Musu, SAK
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Topic II:
OSH Strategic Approaches
Co-chair EU (Government): Mr. Kai Schafer, Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
Co-chair US (Industry): Mr. Cord Jones, Mercer
Scribe US (Government): Ms. Laura Kenny, OSHA
11:45.a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Topic III:
Safety and Health Programs (Risk Assessment)
Co-chair US (Labor): Mr. Michael Wright, United Steelworkers of America
Co-chair EU (Labor): Laurent Vogel, Belgium, European Trade Union Institute
Scribe EU (Government): Mrs. Daniela Kubickova, EU OSH Affairs Ministry of Labour and Social Affaires
12:15.p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Topic IV:
Safety and Health Knowledge Management
Co-chair EU (Industry): Mr. Kris De Meester, BUSINESSEUROPE
Co-chair US (Government): Paul Schulte, Ph.D., NIOSH
Scribe US (Government): Mr. James Barnes, OSHA
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Questions and Answers
12:45 pm - 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
  EU - Mr. Armindo Silva, Director DG EMPL/F, European Commission
US - Dr. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
(Coffee break: 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. US/EU Steering Committee Meeting
Location: Taj 2 Room
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