Benefits of Safety & Environmental Certifications
Paul Radke, Columbia Southern University
Ever wondered whether it’s worth the time, energy, and money to pursue a safety or environmental certification? What are the benefits of a safety or environmental certification - both professionally and financially? Learn about the top safety certifications and the process involved in earning them. Learn about the difference between certificates and certification. We’ll also discuss the future job outlook for safety and environmental professionals and the value certifications add to your individual growth and earning potential.
Fall Protection OSHA / ANSI Updates
Jeff Springer has worked in the Safety field since 1995 helping companies improve their overall Safety Programs. He started working for Medical Enterprises in 1995, writing programs and doing OSHA trainings. Then took a job in the Safety Division at Blackhawk Industrial Supply from 1996 to 2006. From 2007 to now, Jeff has have been a Territory Manager for PMG covering many states in the Midwest, specializing in Fall Protection assessments, OSHA/ANSI compliance and trainings.
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This networking session will be fun and interactive and yes, there will be prizes! Join us - it will be a KaHOOT!
Appetizers and sodas will be served.
Believe In Safety
Believe In Safety is quickly becoming a top ranked motivational safety presentation that is changing the landscape of safety presentations nationwide. Brandon Schroeder takes his audience on a journey from his quintessential life the day of the accident through his agonizing recovery, unavoidable depression, and ultimately accepting his situation and persevering. Brandon’s raw emotion and relatable nature commands resonance of his message, Believe In Safety. One of the most valued aspects of Brandon’s story is the full disclosure of his pre-accident mindset; he discusses the realities of the safety culture on the job and how this led him to that fateful day. He vividly describes how this accident changed not only his life, but the lives of those that love him. Through his 20 years of electrical and safety experience, Brandon has worked on and toured hundreds of job sites through every aspect of industry, construction, and municipality and utility. We look forward to working with you to compel your company to live by Brandon’s mission that we all must Believe In Safety.
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Joe Schommer, RESA Power
The world of electrical hazards, protection and accident prevention can be a confusing place. Hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries can be avoided each year by following the NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Be prepared by arming yourself with the knowledge of the types of electrical hazards and the effects of electrical shock and flash. This session will identify the need for electrical safety as well as electrical maintenance and safety programs. Attendees will learn about arc flash hazard risk assessment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and shock and arc flash approach boundaries. Reduce your liability concerns while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees after attending this session. One hour presentation.
Ergonomics in Manufacturing
Don joins the Safety Council with more than 30 years in the safety industry. His experience as an OSHA Compliance and Health Officer, as well as his tenure in manufacturing, utilities and the construction industries, coupled with his service in the U.S. Air Force, provides a wealth of safety knowledge that he is excited to share. Don reports that his favorite part of his career is teaching others the benefits of working safely.Effectiveness of stretching programs for employees Financial benefits on workplace wellness Benefits of workplace wellness for employees Safety Program ROI Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire.
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Speaker: Deb Anderson, PSP, CISSP, MWI Direct
Presentation: Adapting Workplace Violence Strategies to Accommodate a Modern Flexible Workforce
Speaker: Danny Smith, SafeStart
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