2019 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference






7:30 - 9:30 a.m.


The Buried Truth Uncovered



10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Minnesota OSHA Update

Safety for the Non-Safety Professional

Ergonomic Myths and Misconceptions

Blood, Bugs, Barrels and Buzzers, Oh My!

Starting from Scratch: How to Grow a Safety Program When You Lack a Budget and Buy-In

Blue Light - The Biggest Unknown Health Hazard to Humans Today

Measuring the Maturity of Your Safety Program and Culture



10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Drug and Alcohol Recognition - When Is It Reasonable Suspicion?



11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Crisis Management: Lessons Learned

Back to Safety Basics: Straight Talk for New and Incidental Safety Folks

Protecting Workers at Heights DEMO

The Rise of Emotional Intelligence for 21st Century Leadership

OSHA's New Recordkeeping Law and How to Simplify Compliance



11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Legal and Ethical Considerations for EHS Professionals

How to Effectively Provide Early Intervention Programs


1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Screening Approaches to Deter Alertness Deficits in Safety Sensitive Workers

Developing and Implementing Your Respiratory Protection Program

Active Shooter Awareness Training

Devaluing the Valued

Every Step You Take - OSHA's Revised Walking/Working Surfaces

THRIVE: Energizing Your Life and Career from the Inside Out

Providing Rescue When Working at Heights and in Confined Spaces

Brain Fitness and Driving Risk: A Focus on Solutions
Speakers: Catherine Sullivan and Jennifer Fischer


3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Mission Possible: Giving Miscommunication the Boot

Create a Best-in-Class Electrical Safety Work Practice Program NFPA 70E

Telemedicine for Employers

Easy as A-B-C: Analyzing Behavior and Consequences to Improve Performance

Safety Climate is a Lagging Metric - How to Affect It

The Acheonomics of Musculoskeletal Discomfort and Industrial Sports Medicine Cures

Heat Stress in the Construction Industry

Fatigue - A Real Risk



7:45 - 9:30 a.m.


Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way



10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Achieving Digital Transformation of the Workforce for Better Safety and Productivity

Building Team Spirit

Fall Protection Now: A Summary of Trending Topics and Regulations

Lockout/Tagout: When It Is and Isn’t Required

Drug Abuse Trends in the Workplace: Employer Implications



10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability - What Health and Safety Professionals Need to Know

Hands Free Is Not Risk Free: Research from AAA’s Center for Driving Safety and Technology

Supporting Safe Behaviors at Home and on the Road with Health Belief Model



11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Crystalline Silica: Health Effects and OSHA Standards

It’s Time for a New Message and a New Mantra in Safety

Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention for the Third Age of Safety and Beyond

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac: Preventable Occupational Health Risks

Driving Safety through Culture, Teamwork, Training and Technology

Guidelines for Safety and Health Management

Brain Injury Basics: Preventing Senior Falls

The ROI of Implementing a Traffic Safety Culture


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

GHS/HazCom: The Game - Can You Pass the Compliance Test in 2019?

Danger! Noise! Loud Sound On and Off the Job - A Safety, Hearing and Health Issue

The Risk Assessment of NFPA 70E



1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

OSHA at the Door!

You Decide to Live: Critical Choices Before a Violent Crime Encounter

Safety Integration

Aerial Lifts - Rising to New Heights

Roadside Audits - Are You Prepared?