Safe at Work Networking Series

Join us for our monthly meeting and networking group. Individuals from different industries gather to learn about new safety techniques. Meet with other safety professionals while enjoying breakfast or hors d'oeuvres.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the schedule, speakers, and locations.

For Breakfast Events, doors at the Thompson Center (67th and dodge) will open at 7:00am with the speaker starting at 7:30am

For Afternoon Events, we will begin at 3:30 with a Location that is to be determined. 


Join us for a great networking event with your peers and some really great speakers!

  • 2023 Complete series $465 Member | $525 Non-member
  • Full table of 8  $3165
  • Single ticket - $60 Member | $70 Non-member

To register, please contact us at or 402.898.7364. 

Register for a single ticket to the Safe at Work Networking Series ($60 member/$70 non-member

If interested in registering for a full table of 8, please contact us at 402.898.7364. 

Session and Speaker Bios

See below by month.

Note:  Networking series sessions will NOT be held in May or September. Safe at Work Networking Series meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month.



January 26, 2023 - 7:30-9am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

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. 

February 23, 2023 - 7:30-9am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

Fall Protection OSHA / ANSI Updates

Jeff Springer

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.

Jeff's Presentation
March 23, 2023 - 3:30-5pm | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

How deep is your safety knowledge? 
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.


April 27, 2023- 7:30am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

Believe In Safety

Brandon Schroeder

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.

June 22, 2023 - 7:30-9am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

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.

July 27, 2023- 7:30-9am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

Ergonomics in Manufacturing

Don Birkentall

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.
August 24, 2023 - 3:30-5pm | NSCN New Building

Speaker:  Rana DeBoer

October 26, 2023 - 7:30-9am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

Speaker:  Deb Anderson, PSP, CISSP, MWI Direct

Presentation:  Adapting Workplace Violence Strategies to Accommodate a Modern Flexible Workforce

November 16, 2023 - 7:30-9am | Thompson Center | 67th and Dodge

Speaker:  Danny Smith, SafeStart

December 7, 2023 - 3:30-5pm | Holiday Networking | Location TBD

Holiday Networking Event