2018 Conference Schedule and Workshop Overview

 Conference Schedule and Workshop Overview

The 2018 Conference Schedule.

2018 Midwest Safety and Health Conference and Expo Overview


CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Training and Recertification (8:00 AM – Noon) The refresher course will review critical skills needed to respond to and manage a medical emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include basic first aid, CPR instruction, choking relief in adults, children, and infants along with AED use and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest situations. The course is a two year recertification and free to registered attendees. No Pre-Registration Required.

Work Life Balance: Creating Greater Satisfaction in Your Life (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

LEAP Training and Coaching

Do you feel frustrated and dissatisfied with yourself and your life? Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to balance your work tasks and your personal obligations? Well, there is a simple yet effective way to create greater satisfaction in your life. Research shows that people tend to be most fulfilled in their life when they are living in accordance with their values and purpose. In this session, you will uncover your values and intentions, transform your idea of time management, and begin living your best life. Your perfect work-life balance is within reach. It is time to begin living a happier, healthier life! No Pre-Registration Required – Free for all Attendees!

Monday Evening Activity – Scholarship and Networking “Bowl-a-thon” (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

Join us for this fun-filled evening of bowling, networking, food and drink in support of the Region VII VPPPA Scholarship. Shuttle available for transportation at 4:45 pm. Registration includes three hours of bowling, shoes and food. Sign up when registering for the conference. $75 fee per participant. Sign up individually or as teams of four.

Proceeds to benefit the Region VII VPPA Scholarship Fund.

Tuesday, May 22nd

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker – Olympian Rulon Gardner (9:45 AM – 11:45 AM)

Rulon Gardner was born on August 16, 1971 in Afton, Wyoming. Rulon is the youngest of 9 children, raised on a dairy farm where they grew their own crops and milked cows twice a day. He successfully completed high school, and gained a wrestling scholarship to attend Ricks College. From Ricks College, Rulon received a division 1 scholarship to wrestle for the University of Nebraska.  After graduating from the University of Nebraska with a degree in physical education, he continued his Olympic wrestling pursuit with full-time dedication. Winning the Gold in Sydney did not come without dedication and sacrifice. Rulon has sacrificed much in order to reach his Olympic aspirations. He has experienced wins as well as losses in his life. He has never dwelled on the negatives but instead takes each challenge and uses it as a means to improve his life. Listen to Rulon’s motivational message about life and dedication.

“Cookies and Caffeine” Large Group Session (2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

Human Trafficking – Julie Shrader, Executive Director / Rejuvenating Women

The main topic of discussion presented will revolve around human trafficking education, the dangers of this growing risk and how to keep ourselves and loved ones safe from predators.

Exhibitor Networking Reception (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and prizes!  Visit the exhibitors and network with all attendees.

Silent Auction! Scholarship Fundraiser Bid on donated items in support of the scholarship!

Prize Drawing at the Close of the Reception and Auction Stick around for your chance to win Blu Tooth speakers!

Wednesday, May 23rd

“Morning Joe” Large Group Session – Live Electrical Demonstration (8:00 AM – 9:15 AM)

With the aid of an electrical “Hot Demonstration Trailer” energized at 7,200 volts, Westar Energy will examine and demonstrate the hazards associated with electricity. Using real life situations to help you incorporate possible electrical hazards during everyday life activities at work & at home, this demonstration will reveal the effects of high voltage electricity on the human body.

Workshop Series:

OSHA VPP Education Series: How To Correctly Prepare the Annual VPP Report – Common Deficiencies found During VPP Evaluations – SGE Forum/Caucus Meeting (Target: Present and Interested SGE Candidates) –

NEW Health and Wellness Series: T.R.U.S.T.ing The Power of Your Brain – 5 Pillars of Health – Top 10 Techniques to Living a Healthy Lifestyle – Dealing With Difficult People.

Other Workshop Topics Include:

Subcontractor Management – The New Face of HazCom – Ergonomics – Safety Marketing Techniques to Captivate Your Internal Customer’s Attention – The Bulletproof Employee – Active Shooter Presentation – PHA Best Practices – Hazards Associated with Electricity and the Human Body – OSHA Walking Working Surfaces and Fall Protection – Getting to Zero Injuries – What is the Difference Between a Safe Driver and Defensive Driver – Using Small Incidents to Enhance Safety Culture – Workplace Violence – Safety Rehab, Breaking bad safety Habits & Natural Human Behavior – Lead The Way before You Lag Behind – Silica Regulatory Update – PSM Audit Lessons Learned – Combustible Dust – Using Your Company’s Health Status to Create a Safer Workplace – Slips, Trips and Falls –       Calm After The Storm: Real Life Story of Survival, Recovery and Reflection

Register Today – Join us in La Vista, Nebraska!

2018 Midwest Safety and Health Conference and Expo

2018 Conference Workshop Schedule and Overview

2018 Conference “Schedule At a Glance”