Matt Jones, Matt Jones International
You will be fired up, pumped up, and inspired through the amazing story of Matt Jones. He went from being a three-time cancer conquer, surviving a bone marrow transplant, to completing seven marathons on seven continents after relearning how to walk. From his story of overcoming insurmountable odds you will discover how you can stay motivated in the marathon of workplace safety. You don't want to miss Matt Jones, who Hall of Fame and World Series Champion, George Brett said was a, "True champion and his story inspires others to be a champion."
Matt Jones is known as the “Seven Continent Marathon Man.” He went from being a three-time cancer conqueror to relearning how to walk, to going through a bone marrow transplant, to completing seven marathons on seven continents and yes that includes Antarctica. Matt was diagnosed with cancer on September 11, 2002. After spreading to the fluid in his brain doctors did not think he would live. After victoriously conquering cancer he was told that there has never been anybody go through what he went through and be alive one year later. Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett said, “Matt is a true champion and his story inspires others to be a true champion.” Matt is the author of numerous books and travels around the world sharing his inspiring story and message. For more information about Matt please visit www.MatthewDJones.com
Matt Jones is a world class professional speaker and author. He is committed to inspiring audiences and delivering strategies to help organization thrive in the midst of adversity and excel to new heights of performance. Matt's story has been featured in both international magazine and TV shows. He hold as BA in Communication, MLS in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership, and is pursuing his doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
Matt is currently the author of five books with more to come in the future. They include, Going through Hell? Don't Stop! How to Survive Your Darkest Days and Create Your Brightest Future, 101 Timeless Truths: Proverbs from Around the World, Life's a Marathon: 26.2 Winning Strategies for Personal and Professional Success, Sales is a Marathon: 26.2 Winning Strategies to Stay Motivated in Sales, and his newest one is Leadership is a Marathon: 26.2 Winning Strategies to Stay Motivated as a Leader.
This month's speaker is sponsored by
Dr. Canedy, Simply Well
Dr. Canedy will discuss the undeniable parallel and intersection of health protection (safety) and health promotion (wellness). Too often, like in safety, health concerns go undetected for long periods of time and eventually result in negative consequences. By implementing an employee wellness program, employers are providing their employees with an opportunity to understand their health risks and mitigate them. Learn how the addition of wellness can bolster your company's approach to ensuring a safe and productive workforce.
As President and Founder of SimplyWell LLC, James T. Canedy, MD, is an established leader in the field of wellness and health management. Dr. Canedy is committed to providing innovative delivery and management solutions which he believes are key to resolving today’s health care crisis.
Dr. Canedy is a practicing board-certified orthopedic surgeon, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, President/Executive Director of Private Practice Associates, LLC, Clinical Service Chief, Orthopedics at The Nebraska Medical Center and holds other board and leadership positions in the healthcare industry and in the Omaha community. Dr. Canedy is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program.
- explore how stigma and shame keep substance use disorders a hidden workplace issue
- share new National data on the impact of prescription drug misuse in the workplace and the current status of employer actions to address prescription drug misuse
- describe employer costs of substance use and preview a new substance use cost calculator
- examine the need for workplace culture change and leadership to address this issue
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Tess Benham has a 25-year background in injury prevention. At the National Safety Council, she works to reduce injuries and deaths from drug overdose. Ms. Benham has worked on a variety of injury areas including off-the-job safety, emergency preparedness and transportation safety including serving as Secretariat of the National Child Passenger Safety Board and as a Certifier for communities seeking designation through the Safe Communities America Initiative.
Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Benham worked on violence and suicide prevention at ADV & SAS where she implemented community and school programs to change social norms related to intimate partner and family violence.
Ms. Benham completed her bachelor's in management at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
Gary Henson serves as president and board member of Tortoise Investments, which includes Tortoise Capital Advisors, Tortoise Index Solutions, and Tortoise Credit Strategies. Mr. Henson has more than 25 years of institutional money management experience at banks, insurance companies and foundations, including his most recent position as president at Mariner Holdings, Tortoise's parent company.
Mr. Henson saw a philanthropic gap related to addiction and specifically opioid misuse. Mr. Henson started the Grow With Hope Foundation after his son, Garrett, passed away in 2015. Mr. Henson folded Grow With Hope into Shatterproof in order to achieve scale and accelerate both missions.
Mr. Henson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. and is a CFA® charterholder and a certified financial planner (CFP). Gary is also a board member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character.
Gus is an entrepeneur at heart and has started and sold numerous businesses. He has a passion for people and builds people through his businesses.
Gus is founder and president of Ron Gustafson – My Story, located in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife, Julie, have three children: Isaac, Josiah and Hannah.
When you face an obstacle in your life, think of Ron “Gus’ Gustafson. Gus battled for his life at age 9 following a tractor accident that took his right arm and shoulder and crushed his right leg. In spite of his injury, he was determined to excel in athletics. He played varsity basketball (Honorable Mention, All-State) and earned the respect of the coach who once said he’d never make the team.
As an adult, this professional speaker suffered a stroke and had to learn how to talk again! setback after setback, Gus has been able to turn them into comebacks!
Richard Hawk, Make Safety Fun
Join the National Safety Council, Nebraska in welcoming Richard Hawk as he presents, Great Leaders Make Safety Fun! His entertaining and inspiring presentation will leave you ready to "Make Safety Fun" in your workplace. Leaders at Southwest Airlines, Google, Raytheon and other world-class companies know that when employees are in a good mood and enjoy their work – in other words, having FUN – they perform better. That means they make fewer mistakes and have fewer accidents. In this engaging program, leaders will learn how to leverage their influence to instill a spirit of fun in your company’s safety culture. Richard Hawk, world-renowned expert on making safety fun, uses stories, props, songs and innovative interactions to share what he’s learned from working with hundreds of leaders in all kinds of industries. Audiences can’t help but have fun while they discover new ideas they can put into action right away.
Safety Industry Author
Since 1999, Richard’s bi-weekly Safety Stuff e-zine acts as a clearinghouse for the best ideas from thousands of safety professionals around the globe. He is the author of four popular books: Spice It Up! 52 Easy Ways Turn Your Safety Meetings From Bland to Grand, The Safety Leader’s Guide Book, Just Imagine!, and 250 Super Bright Safety Meeting and Promotional Ideas. His articles are regularly published in safety magazines, and he is a monthly columnist for the U.S. national safety magazine —Safety & Health.
Richard has a talent for connecting with people from diverse backgrounds and industries. His experiences as a union and nonunion employee, manager, safety leader; and now successful business owner, give him the insight to relate to people at all levels, from new employees to CEOs, truck drivers to scholars.
He has been a featured speaker at international conventions for Fortune 500 companies’ safety leaders; he’s presented to engineers and plant managers in India and Dubai, Canadian CEO’s as well as Japanese technicians. He has been a popular keynote speaker three times at the NSC’s Annual Congress & Expo, the largest annual safety convention in North America.
Richard is an avid pool player and an accomplished musician and songwriter. He lives in Southern New Jersey with his wife, Jackie.
Ready to learn even more? Check out the workshop! Click here to learn more information and to register.
Following breakfast a workshop will be held at the National Safety Council, Nebraska offices featuring Mr. Hawk. He will be presenting "Spice It Up; Practical Ways to Turn Your Safety Presentations from Bland to Grand"
Let’s face it…safety meetings have a reputation for being boring. But they don’t have to be! Using the time-tested techniques in Spice It Up, your safety leaders can deliver captivating, compelling and memorable safety meetings that will promote safe behavior and reduce accidents. Participants will master various presentation skills and learn dozens of ways to take even the most mundane topic (even hazmat and confined space training) and turn it into an exciting learning experience. No more napping in your safety meetings!
-Roadmap to Risk-based Decision Making-
Bruce Lyon, Hays Company
There is a transformation taking place in the occupational safety and health (OSH) risk profession. Organizations are become more ‘risk-focused’ in their approach to achieving their business objectives and managing uncertainty. As a result, OSH risk professionals are recognizing the need to go beyond the traditional hazard-based and compliance-oriented measures, and move towards a risk-based management systems approach. The use of more formal methods to assess, measure, and communicate risk provides those responsible for making business decisions an understanding of the risk. This understanding allows decisions to be made regarding whether the identified risks are acceptable, and if not, which risks are considered a priority and what controls and interventions are most appropriate. The presentation will discuss a roadmap for establishing and implementing a risk assessment process used to facilitate risk-based decision making within an organization.
Bruce K. Lyon is a Director of Risk Control Services for Hays Companies in Kansas City and has over 30 years of experience conducting and facilitating operational risk assessments while working in the consulting and insurance industries. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Registered Professional Safety Engineer (P.E.), an Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Mr. Lyon holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Safety and M.S. Degree in Occupational Safety Management from University of Central Missouri.
Prior to joining Hays, he was Principal and Safety Practice Leader with Clayton Group Services & Bureau Veritas; Director of Safety Services for Packer Engineering; and Vice President with Marsh & McLennan.
His industry experience includes manufacturing, construction, agri-business, rail, oil and gas extraction, energy, chemical, food and beverage processing, retail, service, education, and healthcare. Some of Mr. Lyon’s assignments include process safety management risk assessments, operational risk management systems development, global risk program coordination, ergonomics improvement processes, and OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) site qualification.
Mr. Lyon is co-author of the text book, “Risk Assessment: A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risk” published in June, 2016 by John Wiley and Sons. He has authored numerous risk control related articles published in Professional Safety, Occupational Hazards, and other trade journals, several of which have won awards. In 2013, his article on risk assessments received 1st place in the American Society of Safety Engineers Technical Writing Excellence competition. In addition, he serves as a technical reviewer for other safety professional authors, and is a frequent speaker at national, regional and local conferences.
He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and past-president of the ASSE Heart of America Chapter. In 1993, he was named ASSE Heart of America Chapter Safety Professional of the Year, and in 1995, ASSE Region IV Safety Professional of the Year. In 2015, he earned the ASSE Risk Assessment Certificate. Mr. Lyon serves as a member on the ISO 31000 standards revision U.S. Technical Advisory Group, and ANSI Z590.3, Prevention through Design standard Revision Committee. He was selected as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) panel member by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals in defining the new Senior Safety Management certification. He is also a full member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
In addition, Mr. Lyon serves as the Advisory Board Chair to the University of Central Missouri’s Safety Sciences program, and is an Honorary Member of Rho Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
Travis Hoops, OPPD
Personal accountability and conservative decision-making are both valuable components to a successful safety culture, but in order to have the greatest opportunity for success, they need to be part of a system-centric safety management philosophy. One that takes into account all of the ways the organization can influence behaviors.
In contrast, a people-centric philosophy relies on individuals to make the right choice every time they are faced with a decision to make, regardless of the demands of the task, the environment in which they are working, or the other conditions to which they are subjected. When the wrong choice is made, and someone is injured – or equipment or property damage occurs as a result, blame is often placed on the last person in the sequence of events. Unfortunately, blame doesn’t fix problems.
The biggest problem with reliance on a people-centric approach is that people are fallible; even the best will make mistakes.
Additionally, factors contributing to performance-related issues are most often systemic in nature. As psychologist and human performance pioneer Thomas Gilbert explained, “the root cause of most performance problems lies not with faulty worker behavior, but rather in the defective context of the workplace.”
In his presentation, Travis will share the familiar (but often unacknowledged) pitfalls associated with people-centric safety management philosophy, and discuss what a successful systems approach looks like.
Josh Hill, ROCO Rescue
The presentation is a historical look at the progression of fall protection in industry that also discusses the physiological effects and hazards that are faced by personnel post fall.
Check out the presentation here
October 26, 2017
- Stress Management: Are You a Burnout? -
Kit Welchin, Kit Welchin Presentations
Stress attacks us physically and psychologically, and drains us of our productivity, and love of our personal and professional lives. Burnout isn’t something you recover from over the weekend. With intergenerational communication in the workplace, and concerns about how to handle difficult customers, it seems like we never get a break from the stress. Customer service speakers like Kit purport physical and psychological stress relieving strategies that create a positive communication climate.
Nearly half of the nation’s workers say job stress is destroying their mental and physical health and eroding their productivity. Kit Welchlin is one of the most requested stress speakers on stress management at work and shares positive, yet practical remedies to relief stress. Welchlin keynote presentations highlight strategies to balance the quickness, quantity, and quality of your life.
In Welchlin keynote presentations participants will learn…
A born public speaker and trainer, Kit Welchlin began public speaking at the age of 9 in 4-H. By 16, he was organizing and facilitating presentations on leadership, citizenship, community service and motivation for the 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
Kit Welchlin purchased his first manufacturing company at age 21, and by 26 was CEO and Chairman of the Board of three manufacturing companies in three states. He’s been an instructor with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he has been repeatedly nominated Outstanding Faculty. He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.
Kit has a B.S. Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration and Political Science. He earned an M.A. Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration.
About the Presentation:
How You Actually Create a Culture of Safety Excellence
When you hear the term safety culture, what comes to mind? Some ambiguous, fluffy thing you can't get your arms around? A buzzword with little meaning throughout your organization? Or is it a key focal point of your safety and business improvement or growth strategy? What about how safety excellence is defined in your organization? While important and ideal, achieving zero injuries is only a small part of what defines excellence in safety.
If there isn't extreme clarity about what led to the result of zero injuries and a collective, continuous mindset that further improvement will always be possible once great results are reached, excellence is still a distant goal. It is not enough to reach zero injuries. We must know how we achieved this, what led to it, and still understand how we can deliver further value. Based on his 2016 book which each attendees will receive, Inside Strategy: Value Creation From Within Your Organization, coauthor Shawn Michael Galloway, President of ProAct Safety Inc., will present several methodologies proven to create sustainable value within your culture and safety performance improvement efforts.
About Shawn Galloway:
Shawn is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ProAct Safety and coauthor of several bestselling books including Inside Strategy: Value Creation from within Your Organization (SCE Press, 2016), Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence (SCE Press, 2015), STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence℠ (WILEY, 2013) and Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference, 3rd Edition (AHMP, 2013).
As a professional keynote speaker and internationally recognized safety excellence expert, he has helped hundreds of organizations within every major industry, achieve and sustain excellence in performance and culture. Shawn has personally worked with National Institutes of Health, AMCOL, ARAMARK, MD Anderson, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amway, Wrigley, Herman Miller, Eastman Chemical, Georgia-Pacific, Monsanto, Kiewit, Pepsi, Honda, Ingersoll Rand, International Paper, Rockwell Automation, Timken, Starbucks, Architect of the Capital, United States Armed Forces and over a hundred similar international organizations.
Shawn is one of the top speakers for American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and recently received an award and honor by the ASSE Council on Practices & Standards for his significant contributions. National Safety Council calls him a "Global safety excellence expert" and a "Top-rated speaker" and listed him in the Top 40 Rising Stars of Safety. EHS Today magazine listed him in The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS and ISHN magazine listed him in the POWER 101 - Leaders of the EHS World and again in the elite list of Up and Coming Thought Leaders. As one of the most prolific contributors in the safety industry, Shawn has authored over 400 podcasts, 200 articles and 100 videos on the subject of safety excellence in culture and performance and is the host of the highly acclaimed weekly podcast series, Safety Culture Excellence®.
Note: No breakfast series sessions will be held in May, Septemeber, or December. There are two sessions in October. Critical Issues Breakfast Series meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month EXCEPT November which is on the 3rd Thursday.
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