Event Summary

The ISFP Symposium provides an international, multi-disciplinary platform for safety practitioners, regulators and scholars to connect and exchange information about new and emerging fall protection issues.

June 13, 2019 – New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

2019 International Society for Fall Protection Symposium

In partnership with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the ISFP is delivering this symposium, which provides a forum for safety practitioners, regulators and scholars to discuss new and emerging fall protection issues and identify ways to reduce or eliminate fall injuries and fatalities. The program also addresses regulatory compliance issues related to fall protection and work at heights. It features keynote presentations, a complete technical program, a roundtable discussion and networking opportunities.

Goals of the 2019 Symposium

  • Foster collaboration and information exchange
  • Identify key issues and emerging industry trends
  • Promote the latest fall protection and prevention research and standards
  • Advance safety practices for working at height and rescue worldwide

2019 ISFP Symposium Schedule

June 13, 2019 – Preliminary Schedule
8 – 8:30 am
OPENING SESSION
The Global Vision Zero Strategy as an effective tool for improving Fall Protection- Karl-Heinz Noetel (Germany)
8:30 – 9:15 am
CONCURRENT SESSION 1
Improving Fall Protection Utilizing Human Factors Classification and Analysis System – TJ Blake/Shawn Smith (USA)
Why Do Workers Continue to Fall from Height and Die? -Roger Kahler (Australia)
9:30 – 10:30 am
CONCURRENT SESSION 2
Correlating Equipment Testing with Field Use: What Consumers Should Expect – Dan Henn (USA)
Work at Height: Planning for Safety – Miguel Branchtein (Brazil)
10:45 – 11:45 am
CONCURRENT SESSION 3
Fall Protection on Rooftops: Risks & Rewards – Bill Parsons (UK) and Daniel Huntington (USA)
International Perspective of Working at Heights – Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi (Kuwait)
12 noon – 1:30 pm
LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE
Creating an Access Ecosystem – Jonathan Wan (Singapore)
1:45 – 2:30 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 4
The Art of Fall Protection: Identifying, Quantifying and Reducing Risks of Falls from Elevation – Rick Fineman/Leslie Stoll (USA)
Fall Protection & Façade Access Load Testing – Alex Jording (USA)
2:45 – 3:45 pm
CONCURRENT SESSION 5
Fall Risk Rating Methodology – Leonard Pianalto/Kelsey Van Steele (Canada)
Fall Protection and Façade Anchorage Load Testing: Best Practices – Greg Small (Canada)
4 – 5 pm
CLOSING ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
5 – 6 pm
ISFP BOARD MEETING (by invitation only)