Safe at Work Breakfast Series

Safe-at-Work-Breakfast-Series-Logo_300x78.pngJoin us for our monthly meeting and networking group. Individuals from different industries gather to learn about new safety techinques. Meet with other safety professionals while enjoying breakfast. 

Next Up - Live Virtual Session

OSHA Recordkeeping & Electronic Reporting: What Goes Wrong? - Phil Molé, VelocityEHS
Thursday, October 22 @ 8:00am

Registration is required. To register, please fill out the form below.  
Log-ins for this session are limited. Please have each person who will be logging in register separately. 
You will receive an email with a link to the meeting by 12pm the day before the event.  


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Session and Speaker Bios

November 19, 2020

Brad Livingston Headshot.jpgJust a Second Ago... -
Brad Livingston

Presentation Info: Brad Livingston was involved in back to back explosions that were 100% preventable. The contributing factors to these explosions were the same as what exists in EVERY type company EVERYWHERE - Shortcuts; Complacency; Pride; Bad Attitudes; Improper Perspectives. Brad overcame a 5% chance of surviving his injuries and now shares his story.  He explains ‘The Ripple Effect’, including what he went through, and more importantly, what his family went through, in such a way that those in attendance WILL understand why they CANNOT allow these factors to be a part of their workplace. “You think it can’t happen to you?”

Speaker Info: 

After being employed by a natural gas pipeline company for 10 years, Brad Livingston was involved in a potentially life-ending incident on the job that was 100% preventable.  During his presentation, you will hear words like perspective, attitude, short-cut, pride and complacency.  You will learn how each of these played a role in the actions that led to his injuries, and how those injuries have affected every day of the rest of his life.

Brad Livingston and his wife Bobbi currently live in Canyon, TX.  They have 3 grown daughters and 10 beautiful grandchildren.

Note:  No breakfast series sessions will be held in May or December. Safe at Work Breakfast Series meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month.




January 23, 2020

Problem-Solving-Using-Humor-Tim-Gard1-300x300.jpgSticky Safety -
Tim Gard

Presentation Info: 

With STICKY SAFETY, participants identify Safety Traps and embrace Safety Solutions that prevent accidents and boost morale and retention. Tim presents thought-provoking questions and guides your people toward meaningful, actionable answers:

What’s your “Why Factor?”  
In this “head-and-heart” section, participants explore why safety matters to them personally, and reflect on how a single moment of carelessness could negatively reshape many lives.

What “sticks” with you?
Tim translates sticky training gems like, “Don’t die of shame,” “I never unbuckled a dead body,” and, “Getting hurt isn’t stupid—not telling anyone is,” into practical insights, and guides participants to craft and share their own sticky sayings.

Can numbers be fun?
Tim’s compelling storytelling involving real people, real lives—and, yes, real numbers—lends context and contrast that spring statistics to meaningful life.

Safety’s no joke...but can it be?
Of course, not all humor is appropriate but, used effectively, it becomes a powerful tool in one’s own stress plan. Tim guides participants to inject humor into safety meetings certain to bolster employee retention and morale.

Are people taking “time to live?”
Safety violations often occur when people are in a hurry.  Tim’s “flip of a coin” technique teaches participants to pause and consider consequences before acting, and shows how taking seconds to mentally flip a coin may give them “time to live.”

Can you really do your job in your sleep?
Confidence in one’s skills may ease stress, but thinking, “I can do this in my sleep,” proves a very dangerous mindset. Participants discover how to stay “in the “now” no matter how many times they’ve accomplished a task.

Is stress dangerous?
Dig deep into a safety violation and you’ll likely find stressed-out, tired people. Tim’s resilience training techniques help participants define their stress boundaries and reframe how stress impacts their work, so a common negative becomes a safety-enhancing positive.

Speaker Info: Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, top motivational speakercorporate entertainer, and Emcee is known for bringing tears of laughter to audiences worldwide. More than an insightful and funny guy, Tim teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful using their own comedic style. He also coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity through employee enthusiasm by using appropriate workplace humor.

An Internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim’s easy- to-implement techniques demonstrate ways to diffuse, deal with, and ultimately avoid stressful encounters. Tim does not make light of serious issues; rather, shines a light on previously unseen possibilities to overcome challenging situations.

February 27, 2020

Implementing an Injury Prevention Program and it's Impact on Warehouse Operations -
Michael Chapman

Presentation Info: Implementing an injury prevention program can be impactful to overall industrial health and can impact the overall organizations bottom line. This presentation will bridge the gap in peer reviewed resources that focus on the implementation of an organizations injury prevention program and provide participants with a key understanding of how it can impact organizational efficiency. Focusing on education, behavior modification and human factors engineering solutions, this presentation will introduce techniques and programs that can impact industrial musculoskeletal disorder and participants will leave understanding the key principles of injury prevention, human factors engineering and ergonomic return on investment.

Speaker Info: Michael (Mike) Chapman is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager at a fortune 100 company specializing in injury prevention and human factors engineering. He also serves as adjunct professor at the University of Louisville focusing on the care and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. His doctoral concentration surrounded organizational change management and how to effectively implement an injury prevention program and its impact on performance.

A graduate of Michigan State University, Mike continued on to obtain his master’s degree from Wingate University and Doctorate at Gardner-Webb University, both based out of the Charlotte, NC area. Diving into industrial medicine, Mike completed the requirements for the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Selective Function Movement Systems (SFMA) and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEASII) certifications that helped guide numerous programs that saw 50-70% reduction in injury focusing on education, behavior modification and engineering based solutions.

Outside of work, Mike takes full advance of the Louisville Kentucky Bourbon Craze and enjoys hiking through the countries National Park Systems.

This month's event is sponsored by:

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Mike's Presentation
April 23, 2020 - Virtual Session

Rhett Laubach.pngCreating an Engaging Workplace Culture - 
Rhett Laubach

Presentation Info: 

This program by professional speaker and leadership expert Rhett Laubach is designed for professionals interested in giving their best effort at work and at home, as well as for individuals looking for techniques to help others to do the same.  This content includes tips and strategies that are creative, fresh and applicable today. Rhett’s training style is engaging, interactive, and high-energy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to be fully engaged in giving your best at work.
  2. How to create and maintain trust with others.
  3. How to respond positively to stress.
  4. How to have a more consistent thirst for development and growth.
  5. How to develop your ability to think critically and creatively in an individual and team environment.

Speaker Info: Rhett Laubach works with associations, corporations, and student organizations interested in developing leadership potential. Rhett is a professional keynote speaker, trainer, author, leadership expert, owner of YourNextSpeaker, LLC and PLI, Inc. and a brain tumor survivor. His 20+ years of experiences have taken him to 48 states, the Bahamas, Canada, and to over one-million audience members. 

Drawing from his multitude of profound and powerful lessons learn, Rhett's ability to connect with his audience is second to none. Whether students or professionals, his unprecedented stage energy captures the attention of audience members, engaging them in lessons of leadership, motivation, and inspiration.

Rhett's clients include corporations, state and national youth organizations, chambers of commerce, professional associations, and schools. He graduated with an Agricultural Economics BS degree from Oklahoma State University. 

May 2020 - Virtual Session

thumbnail_3Z2B5983.jpgDETOUR: Developing the Mindset to Navigate Life's Turns, Steve Gilliland

Presentation Info: While we continue to face many unknowns, we must develop the right mindset to handle what COVID-19 has thrust upon us. Steve Gilliland, who spoke at our Safe at Work Breakfast Series in 2019, now shares with us some insight on how to reduce stress, eliminate fear, and emerge from this difficult time grateful, confident, and determined. His message centers on how to navigate this sudden turn that has set us on a course that we never planned, into a future we never imagined. 

People have an instinctive ability to adapt to most situations and often live by the adage, “It is what it is.” Regrettably, while our ability to adapt is amazing, our ability to change isn’t. When you least expect it, life challenges your courage and willingness to change. In such moments, you can either accept it for what it is or make it what you want. Just as failure is an inevitable vital part of success, every DETOUR is a critical part of our journey. 

Speaker Info: 

The Speaker
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated speakers in the world. Recognized as a master storyteller and brilliant comedian, he can be heard daily on SiriusXM Radio’s Laugh USA and Blue Collar Radio. Steve speaks to more than 250,000 people a year and influences the lives of millions through his keynote speeches, books, CDs and DVDs.

The Author
Steve is a prolific, accomplished author, evidenced by four of his books—Detour, Enjoy The Ride, Hide Your Goat and Making a Difference—perennially making the publisher’s best seller list and his being named Author of the Year. He was also recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals.

The Businessman
He built a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences: If you continually learn more about your company, your industry, your customer and yourself, you will always be a leader. You will be purposedriven rather than process-driven, and you will make a difference.

June 25, 2020 - Virtual Session

Cecilia Showman (002).jpgCardiac Arrest: A Survivor's Story -
Cecilia Showman

Presentaton Info: CPR increases the possibility of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. But it's not just trained professionals who can jump in to perform CPR. There are simple, lifesaving steps any bystander can take. 

Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. Some 350,000 cases occur each year outside of a hospital, and the survival rate is less than 12 percent. CPR can double or triple the chances of survival.

Hear Cecilia's story on surviving cardiac arrest...

July 23, 2020 - Virtual Session

Camille Oakes Headshot_003.jpgSafety EQ - Harness the Power of Emotional Intelligence -
Camille Oakes, Better Safety

Presentation Info: Good safety professionals understand the Science of Safety but Great Safety Pros can use the Superpower of Emotional Intelligence to enact real change in their organizations. In this session, you will learn to use EQ to improve communication, inspire action, and become a better safety leader.

Speaker Info:  Camille Oakes, CSP is a safety professional with over thirteen years of experience in the field of safety and health in diverse industries including warehousing, transportation, logistics and supply chain, packaging, government and military contracting. Camille holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Safety and Engineering Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor’s degree in Safety Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a skilled trainer, facilitator and content creator. Ms. Oakes is a Past President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and has been a member of the Georgia Chapter executive board since 2012.

Camille is particularly passionate about the Art of Safety and helping safety professionals become partners with their operations leaders in order to advance the safety management system and make real change happen. As the founder of Better Safety, Camille consults with companies to employ better training, better culture and better business practices by developing their safety professionals and improving their safety performance. She teaches safety and operations managers to partner with each other so they can figure out a way to do what operations wants, yet still be safe. Camille conducts leadership training for operations leaders on how to manage with safety in mind. She also works to develop safety professionals through speaking engagements and workshops that include sales techniques, presentational skills, preparation and communicating with non-safety professionals. She is happily a resident of Atlanta, GA where she lives with her husband, toddler son and schnauzer.  

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September 24, 2020

_Cloud documents.lnk.jpgStacking the Deck for Safety -
Brad Bousquet, Central Valley Ag

Presentation Info: Brad admits that he faced many challenges when he first became a safety director.  One of the greatest of these challenges was understanding his roles in safety leadership.  He quickly learned that success in safety would require far more than just providing training, equipment, and safety policies.  Brad realized that his safety efforts would only take hold if he could first achieve buy-in!  For Brad, this required a complete remodel of his approach to safety leadership.

Brad will share his approach to safety leadership using a deck of cards.  He will show that safety is simply a matter of controlling the face cards to change the odds.  In other words, safety is stacking the deck in your favor.  Throughout his presentation, you will learn the meaning of the face cards and your role as a safety leader in controlling them.  His message is certain to make you re-think your roles as a safety leader.

Speaker Info: Brad Bousquet has over 23 years of experience making an impact in the area of safety.  In 1995 he graduated from the University of Nebraska and began a career with the Nebraska State Patrol.  During his career with the Patrol, he joined a specialized team of Troopers assigned to investigating commercial motor vehicle crashes.  Years of accident investigations gave Brad a front seat view of how tragedy can be born out of complacency and a disregard for safety.

In 2005 Brad was hired as the V.P. of Safety and Compliance for Central Valley Ag Cooperative.  Central Valley Ag was formed in 2003 when several smaller Cooperatives merged their operations into a single company.  Since its beginning, it has grown from 40 locations to over 100 locations, serving thousands of farmers across Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.  


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October 22, 2020

Mole Headshot.jpgOSHA Recordkeeping & Electronic Reporting: What Goes Wrong? - 
Phil Molé, VelocityEHS

Presentation Info: Is YOUR company in compliance with OSHA recordkeeping requirements or did you miss the reporting deadline? If you’re unsure, now is the time to find out because OSHA’s electronic reporting requirements are now in effect and the fines have increased in recent years. In this session, you’ll learn the electronic reporting obligations, understand how to complete the proper forms and classify injuries and illnesses through a game of “recordable or not recordable?”, and know which common mistakes to avoid during recordkeeping.

Speaker Info: Phil Molé is an EHS & Sustainability Expert for VelocityEHS. He is also a former Global EHS Coordinator for a large manufacturing company, where he developed and facilitated trainings on a variety of subjects and managed the company’s ISO/OHSAS certifications. He previously worked as an environmental and safety regulatory consultant for approximately 13 years. Phil's professional accreditation includes: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) from 1995 to 1997, American Society of Safety Engineers, National Association of Environmental Managers, OSHA 30-hour training (2012) and ISO/OHSAS Internal Auditor training (2012).

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