Safety & Risk Management:

In this track EHS and risk management professionals offer their insights about safety leadership and establishing a safety culture, whether it be at a single facility level or throughout an entire corporation. Winners of the America's Safest Companies awards are featured, along with safety professionals from other leading companies and organizations who share lessons learned and best practices in risk management.

Sessions Confirmed to Date:

Putting the Brakes on Mobile Equipment Accidents
Speaker: Carmen Shafer, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Making the Case for Contractor Management
Speaker: Pat Cunningham, BROWZ

How You Can Prevent Workplace Bullying: The Safety Professional's Role
Speaker: David Daniels, ID2 Solutions

EnPro's Journey to Becoming One of America's Safest Companies: A Culture of Safety Ownership
Speaker: Joe Wheatley, EnPro Industries

Preventing an Active Shooter in Your Workplace: Preparedness is the New Normal
Speakers: Gino Soave, Corporate Safety Director, Niles Industrial College ; Al Shanouda, AmeriShield Protection Group ; William Flynn, DHS


With new administrators for OSHA, EPA and MSHA, the Trump Administration's impact on safety standards and regulations are radically altering the landscape of EHS compliance. Speakers in this track offer their insights into what safety leaders need to know to ensure their organizations remain in compliance with the latest rules and regulations.

Sessions Confirmed to Date:

We're Not Gonna Take It: Pushing Back When OSHA's Unreasonable and Narrowing the Scope of Inspections
Speakers: Travis Vance, Partner, Fisher Phillips; Collin Warren, GE Power

Wearing Two Hats: Enhancing Safety Performance While Protecting Legal Interests
Speakers: Ed Foulke, Partner, Fisher Phillips; Barry Spurlock, Assistant Professor, EKU's College of Justice and Safety

In Case of Emergency: The Aftermath
Speakers: Todd Logsdon, Partner, Fisher Phillips; Mark Gomsak, Partner, Fisher Phillips; Bill Konwiczka, HR Director, Scotty's Contracting & Stone

Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA and Employment Law
Speakers: Barry Spurlock, Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University; Chantell Foley, Associate, Fisher Phillips; Tracy Moon, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Defeating Enforceability of OSHA's Multi-Employer Citation Policy
Speaker: Michael V. Abcarian, Partner, Fisher Phillips; Warren Nelson, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Using Safety Attitude Surveys to Focus Your Safety Efforts and Build a High Performance Safety Culture
Speakers: Howard Mavity, Partner, Fisher Phillips; Mike Carroll, President & CEO, PROSAFE Safety Solution


This track focuses on the demanding task of managing construction site safety. EHS professionals from construction companies as well as industry professionals who have helped fine-tune the safety culture at small-, medium- and large construction firms share their tips for improving construction site safety, from increasing employee engagement, to using technology to help manage safety and developing programs for aspects of construction such as fall protection and PPE.

Sessions Confirmed to Date:

Frontline Leadership: How to Establish Worksite Team Safety and Empowerment
Speakers: Joel Pickering, Senior Vice President, Lend Lease

Safety in High Gear: A Case Study on Billion-Dollar MGM National Harbor Resort Project
Speaker: Barry Schunck, Safety Manager, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Don't Crowd Out Safety and Overload Your Workforce with Too Much Information
Speakers: Kathleen Dobson, Safety Director, Alberici Constructors (Detroit); Bo Cooper, Safety Director, Alberici Constructors (St. Louis)

Six Leading Indicators that Elite Contractors Can't Live Without
Speaker: Steve Wiltshire, Director of Safety, Associated Builders and Contractors

Safety Technology:

Learn how the latest in safety technology can be integrated into the workplace to reduce injuries and illnesses. From identifying and tracking leading indicators via software, sensors and IoT, to state-of-the-art production improvements, to futuristic robotics, this track offers a look at the future of safe work.

Sessions Confirmed to Date:

Using Digital Technologies to Improve Safety Outcomes
Speaker: David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix 

How Do We Predict Workplace Injuries Before They Occur?
Speakers: Dr. Stephen Martin, Senior Safety Manager, Hunter Robers Construction Group NY Division; Shane Skennonto, Dorporate Director of Safety, Hunter Roberts Construction Group