WVU Industrial Extension Events

Lunch & Learn – What Every Supervisor Needs to Know: Noise & Hearing Conservation

January 30, 2020 | Parkersburg, WV

Blennerhasset Hotel
320 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101

11:30am – 1:30pm


John A. Frazer, Ph.D., CSP

About this workshop

According to OSHA, 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise.

While it’s impossible to put a number to the human toll of hearing loss, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ compensation for hearing loss disability.

This lunch and learn seminar will help safety professionals and supervisors improve their workplace hearing conservation programs with practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), and the latest technology.

Attendees will enjoy lunch during the seminar.

This lunch and learn workshop will cover the:
– Basics of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
– Key elements of an effective hearing conservation program
– Impending changes to the noise reduction rating (NRR) and how it impacts participants’ hearing conservation programs
– Employee motivation and training techniques / resources

Leading for Results… How to lead so others will follow!

February 11, 2020 | Huntington, WV

Huntington Area Development Council
916 5th Ave #400
Huntington, WV 25701

8:30am – 4:00pm


David Carrick

About the Workshop

Leadership can be extremely difficult. It requires balancing internal and external customer’s needs, production schedules, goals, unexpected problems, unforeseen changes, and personnel issues. How does one successfully juggle these responsibilities to ensure the successful future of the company? During this day-long class you will be introduce to a variety of leadership skills that will help you to become a more effective leader.

Topics to be covered include:

Introduction to Leadership
Behavioral Styles and Team Dynamics
Staying Focused and Time Management
Managing Chaos – Change Management
Coaching and Managing Conflict
Communication Skills

About the Presenter

Chuck Stump, founder of The Performance Group, believes that attitude is ultimately more important than skill. A Charleston native and graduate of West Virginia University, he uses his diverse background and experience as a corporate manager, a proven facilitator, a trusted consultant, and the owner of four different businesses to help his clients build their people, so their people can build their business.

Since 1998, he has presented over 1,300 fun and informative presentations in the areas of leadership, change management, individual and organizational behavior, client care, and communication. His seminars use more than 27 years of hard-learned life lessons that help people change not only the way they think…but the way they act!

His client list reads like a “who’s-who” of businesses of all sizes including successful companies like Amazon.com, McDonald’s, 3M, and City National Bank just to name a few.