Regulatory compliance is a big part of any workplace safety program—but as every safety professional knows, there is a very human side to safety as well. At the EHS Daily Advisor’s upcoming 2019 Safety Summit, we are going to be talking about both! Here are some of the many benefits of attending, from our inspirational storytellers to our knowledgeable speakers on all things related to safety culture and compliance.
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 8–10 in Austin, Texas, 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! From detail-oriented compliance tips to stories that illuminate the human impact of everyday safe practices in the workplace, here are just a few of the speakers and sessions you can look forward to.
|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. Regina will be kicking off our conference with her opening keynote, The Wife Left Behind: The Making of a Safety Professional. Regina’s journey in safety began when she suddenly found herself planning a funeral after her husband fell to his death while employed as a roofer—her story will remind attendees struggling with the day-to-day challenges of compliance that their work in safety also positively affects lives in powerful and meaningful ways. You can also join Regina in her preconference session, How to be a Safety Training Ninja—listen to our EHS on Tap podcast episode with Regina here.|
|Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney, safety professional, and firm president of the Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C. Her educational session at Safety Summit will cover NLRB and OSHA updates, plus she will be presenting a full-day preconference master class on OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping & Reporting—a hot topic 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 as well as conducting a preconference talk on perfecting the root cause and job hazard analysis processes. We talked with Fran about root-cause analysis last year on our EHS on Tap podcast—take a listen for a taste of what he will discuss this year.|
|Steve Roberts is co-founder and senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. His specific areas of expertise include the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavior and people-based safety processes, the assessment of organizational culture to guide safety interventions, increasing employee involvement in safety activities, organizational management systems design, organizational leadership development, and understanding and reducing human error in the workplace. Don’t miss his educational session, New Approaches to Behavior-Based Safety, on Day 2 of Safety Summit 2019!|
|Joe Tantarelli is Safety Consultant for SafeStart and an inspiring presenter who can relate real life to the training he provides. In his gut-wrenching keynote to kick off Day 2 of Safety Summit, he will recount the events of June 5, 1983—the day he was nearly buried alive as he was installing pipe in a trench that suddenly collapsed. He will explore how human error contributed to serious mistakes that almost caused him to die on the job, and you’ll leave with strategies to help workers avoid these types of incidents.|
The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout Awards
When you attend Safety Summit, you’ll have the opportunity to attend our Safety Standout Awards ceremony taking place just before our Day 2 opening keynote. 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 outstanding organizations and individuals in the following categories:
- Best Overall Safety Program
- Innovations in Safety Training
- Young Safety Professional Excellence
- Lifetime Achievement in Safety
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 next week! 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 Austin.
We look forward to seeing you there!