No, it’s not a joke. It’s a description of what will be the best conference for safety professionals that you will attend this year! Here are all of the reasons why you can’t afford to miss the EHS Daily Advisor’s upcoming Safety Summit 2018.
Safety Summit is the nation’s leading safety conference for experiencing inspiring keynotes; general sessions rich in best practices; and targeted, tracked sessions on the latest developments concerning hard-core compliance and cultural topics such as employee engagement. The event provides attendees with practical, use-them-now strategies on how to improve safety performance at their organizations.
This year’s Summit is taking place April 16–18 at SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, and promises to be a uniquely valuable event for EHS professionals across all industries and company sizes.
Who Will You See at Safety Summit?
Our wide variety of speakers and presenters at Safety Summit are unmatched by any small safety conference this year! Here are just a few you can look forward to.
|Colonel Rick Searfoss, USAF Retired, is an astronaut with three space missions who has led many different teams, including commanding the most complex science research space mission ever—mission STS-90 on Columbia. Col. Searfoss will be giving our Day 2 opening keynote, Safety, The Only Option, wherein he will provide tools for any high-performance organization to operate more safely and effectively—don’t miss it!|
|Matthew Humphreville, MS, CSP, CIH, has over 20 years of experience as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer with federal OSHA, first as a Safety Specialist and currently as an Industrial Hygienist. He has inspected establishments in the general industry, construction, maritime, and agricultural industries and conducts fatality, referral, and complaint investigations and inspections. Matthew’s insights will help your organization stay compliant!|
|Regina McMichael is a world-renowned safety speaker and trainer with 28 years of experience as a safety expert whose energy, humor, and engaging style draw rave reviews. In her general session at Safety Summit, Regina will be talking about getting more EHS professionals into the C-suite—read our recent EHS Daily Advisor article for a preview!|
|Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney, safety professional, and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. Her educational sessions at Safety Summit cover postaccident drug testing, safety incentives, and the new silica rule for general industry—hot topics in the EHS industry! Ensure that you have the latest information by attending Adele’s talks.|
|Fran Sehn, CSP, ARM, is Vice President and Senior Risk Control Consultant for Willis Towers Watson and a past president and current member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Fran will be discussing the importance of root-cause analysis at Safety Summit—for a taste of what he’ll be talking about, listen to our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode.|
|Dave Johnson is the Chief Editor of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) and the closing keynote speaker for Safety Summit 2018. Dave also sat down with us for an episode of EHS on Tap to talk about the future of safety, which he will be discussing in more depth in the final hours of our conference. It promises to be an enlightening close to the event, and you can be in the audience!|
|The SeaWorld® Sharks. Nothing says “safety” like spending an evening having dinner with sharks. You won’t need a bigger boat, though—if you register to join this networking event, attendees will enjoy dinner and drinks at the Sharks Underwater Grill, which offers floor-to-ceiling window views of a one-of-a-kind marine exhibit containing more than 50 sharks, barracudas, and other exotic sea creatures! (Note: Cost for attendees is $75 per person; separate event registration is required.)|
The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards
When you attend Safety Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to attend our first-ever Safety Standout Awards ceremony taking place just before our opening reception on Day 1 of the conference. The Safety Standout Awards, sponsored by SafeStart, celebrate companies and safety professionals who excel in making their workplaces safe.
Join us at the awards ceremony to help us recognize these organizations and individuals in the following categories:
- Best Overall Safety Program/Culture
- Innovations in Safety Training
- Young Safety Professional Excellence
- Lifetime Achievement in Safety
More information on our Safety Standout Award winners will be announced later this week in the EHS Daily Advisor!
Need Help Convincing Your Boss?
Sometimes it can take a bit of convincing to get management buy-in for safety programs. But when it comes to persuading your boss to invest in your professional development at Safety Summit, we’ve got you covered!
Download and fill out this form letter for your supervisor or manager—it covers all of the professional and organizational benefits that EHS pros like yourself will bring back from the event, including:
- The latest OSHA enforcement initiatives and trends affecting your organization in 2018
- New legal considerations and compliance tactics for drug and alcohol testing
- Time- and money-saving ways to apply alternative protective measures to your lockout/tagout process
- The latest NFPA updates you need to be aware of
- New technologies your organization should consider integrating into its safety program to drive productivity
- Important workplace violence prevention policies you need to implement right now
- Key incident investigation steps that could help slash risk and prevent future accidents
- Proven management and leadership strategies to promote safety engagement
- The most effective tools and metrics for tracking and improving safety performance
- Insights for connecting with Generation Z and effectively transitioning them into safety leaders
- And more!
Time Is Growing Short!
Safety Summit is only a little over a month away, and our special hotel rate cutoff date is Sunday, March 18. You don’t want to miss this, and seats are filling up fast! Visit http://live.blr.com/event/safety-summit/ today to register for the conference, book your accommodations, and join us in sunny Orlando this April.
We look forward to seeing you there!