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2017 Spring Division Meeting Recap

  • The Agenda

    Attendees learned from leading experts, enhanced their safety skills and shared ideas at the Divisions Spring Meeting May 23 and 24 in San Diego. The theme was, Is Worker Wellbeing Part of Your Safety Culture? The event included a wide array of educational sessions; presentations from most of those sessions are linked below.


    May 23, 2017

    • What's a Life Worth, and are You Willing to Pay the Price to Save It?
      Discover four battle-tested steps to improve your team's performance. Learn how changing expectations for culture, getting rid of those who don't measure up and hiring winners will enable any organization to improve its performance. Keynote Speaker: Bob McCall, President, Inspire High Performance LLC
    • Occupational Safety & Health Issues for Unique Populations
      American workplaces are increasingly diverse – from multicultural teams to widely varying age groups, from women in nontraditional positions to contingent workers. Learn the key considerations in managing safety in a demographically diverse workplace. Speaker: Adele L. Abrams, Esq. CMSP, President, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
    • Visual Literacy for EHS
      Explore human performance and workplace safety through leading-edge research in neuroscience. Two intriguing approaches, visual literacy and brain-oriented safety, get to the heart (and mind) of human behavior. Speaker:  Adam Levine, PhD., Associate Director, Toledo Museum of Art  
    • Division Action Planning: Where are we Now and Where do we Need to Be?
      Young Professionals and Construction divisions shared how they jumpstarted their planning and have engaged division membership through actionable items.

    May 24, 2017 

    • Keynote: Sleepless in America
      How sleep, or lack of, is having a profound effect on workers and what safety professionals can do to influence sleep hygiene. Speaker: Mark R. Rosekind, PhD., NTSB member, NASA Scientist, Former NHTSA Administrator
    • Work Safe, Home Safe
      A true culture of health and safety is dependent on not only a strong safety program, but also a program that includes worker wellbeing. Learn how to pilot health and wellbeing programs with stakeholder input, craft good communication, experiment with incentive structures, engage employees through organized activities and connect wellbeing to safety. Speakers: Colin Duncan, CEO, Soteris Group, and Bob McCall, Director of Safety, Master Builders' Association of West PA
    • No-Strain Safety: 5 Strategies for Reducing Soft-Tissue Injuries
      Everyone who moves, lifts, pushes or pulls is at risk – particularly aging workers. By enlisting five key principles, companies can drastically reduce and prevent soft-tissue injuries while simultaneously boosting worker engagement. Speaker: Robert Pater, Managing Director, MoveSMART
    • What "Eliminate Preventable Deaths" and "Keep Each other Safe" Really Means
      NSC President and CEO Debbie Hersman discussed where the Council is headed and what role member volunteers play.
    • NSC Speed Date
      Update on NSC initiatives, such as Road to Zero, State of the States, National Safety Month, fatigue, prescription overdose and more.

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