Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Sessions may change without notice.



7:00 am - Registration and Exhibits Open

8:00 am - Opening and Annual Meeting


 
   8:15 - 9:15 am - General Session/Keynote - "Nice Bike"
   Mark Scharenbroich - Scharenbroich & Associates - Minneapolis, MN



9:15 - 10:15 am - Networking break with Exhibitors



 

   10:25 - 11:20 am | Breakout Sessions 1

     (choose one session to attend)
                                               
  • 1A: The Professor and the Penguin
    Nichole Harken - Director of Internships & Instructor, Department of Communications & Media - University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA
    Matt Harken - Senior Safety Specialist - Growmark
  • 1B: Navigating Through Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
    Amy Timmerman - Safety Consultant - Falcon Safety - Saint Charles, IL
  • 1C: Got Cranes? Get Training!
    Margret Meade - Safety Outreach Coordinator - Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities - Ankeny, IA
  • 1D: OSHA Update
    Brian Bothast - Lead Safety & Occupational Health Specialist - U.S. Dept of Labor, OSHA - Peoria, IL
  • 1E: Got Lead? Work Smart!
    Kathy Leinenkugel - Program Manager, Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance - Iowa Dept of Public Health - Des Moines, IA
  • 1F: Workers' Comp Track: Workers' Comp Update
    Michael J. Lunn - Deputy Workers' Compensation Commissioner - Division of Workers' Compensation - Des Moines, IA


 

  11:30 am - 12:25 pm | Breakout Sessions 2

     (choose one session to attend) 

  • 2A: Battling Human Error: How Latest NFPA Standards and PPE Best Practices Combat Error, Mitigate Thermal Hazards and Improve Safety Culture
    Scott Francis - Technical Manager - Westex by Milliken - River Forest, IL
  • 2B: Overview of Machine Safeguarding Highlights
    Roger Harrison - Director of Training - Rockford Systems LLC - Rockford, IL
  • 2C: Lift it Right! Rigging Basics


    Margret Meade - Safety Outreach Coordinator - Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities - Ankeny, IA

  • 2D: Hazard Control Awards Overview
    Brian Bothast - Lead Safety & Occupational Health Specialist - U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA - Peoria, IL
  • 2E: Simplify Air Permitting by Using the Small Unit Exemption
    Gary Douglas - Principal - Douglas Environmental Consulting, LLC - De Witt, IA
  • 2F: Workers' Comp Track:  Workplace Safety and Marijuana
    Dr. Jeff Henson, MD, MS, MPH, CMRO - MercyOne Occupational Health - Des Moines, IA



12:25 - 1:40 - Lunch and time with the Exhibitors



  1:45 - 2:40 pm | Breakout Sessions 3

    (choose one session to attend)

  • 3A: Safety: Selling the Investment to Management
    Chris Murphy - Senior Risk Management Consultant - Nationwide - Des Moines, IA
  • 3B: Using Engagement to Power Your Safety Program
    Doug Jansen - Safety Manager - Atlantic Bottling Company - Des Moines, IA
  • 3C: Sleepy, Stoned or Sauced
    Byron Frick, CPCU, ARM - Senior Manager - Loss Control - IMT Insurance - West Des Moines, IA
  • 3D: Women and Work: Safety, Health, and Wellbeing
    Diane S. Rohlman, PhD - Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health & Director of the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest - University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
  • 3E: Spill Reponse, Waste Management, and Satellite Accumulation
    Don Gansert - Managing Consultant - Trinity Consultants - Lenexa, KS
  • 3F: Workers' Comp Track:  What are the Employer's Rights and Responsibilities in Dealing with Marijuana in the Workplace?
    Michael Hyatt - HR Government Affairs Director - MRA - Plymouth, MN
    Chris Scheldrup - Shareholder Attorney - Scheldrup Wiltfang Corridorlaw - Cedar Rapids, IA


2:45 - 3:15 pm - Break w/Exhibitors



  3:20 - 4:15 pm | Breakout Sessions 4

    (choose one session to attend) 

  • 4A: IH Basics
    Christine Reed, MS, CHCM - Director of Program Development & Training - Iowa-Illinois Safety Council - West Des Moines, IA
  • 4B: Evacuation Best Practices
    Dutch Geisinger - Executive Director - Safeguard Iowa Partnership - Pleasant Hill, IA
  • 4C: HOP Done Right - How to Get Results From Your Human & Organizational Integration
    Ron Pryor, CSP - Senior Consultant - Fisher Improvement Technologies, Inc. - Lodi, WI
  • 4D: Getting Confined Space Entry Right Every Time
  • Brian Bothast - Lead Safety & Occupational Health Specialist - U.S. Dept of Labor, OSHA - Peoria, IL
  • 4E: Air Permitting in Iowa: A Review of the Basics and an Introduction to EASY Air
    John Curtin, P.E. - Environmental Engineer - Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Des Moines, IA
    Ashley Dvorak - Air Quality Environmental Engineer - Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Des Moines, IA
  • 4F: Workers' Comp Track: Healthcare Costs VS Workers' Comp Costs (Panel)
    Gary Uhl - Vice President of Operations - Sedgwick - West Des Moines, IA
    Matt Tissler - Client Services Manager - Sedgwick - West Des Moines, IA
    Jen Pille - Director, Claims - Sedgwick - West Des Moines, IA
    Ryan Weldin - Claims Manager - Sedgwick - West Des Moines, IA



4:15 - 5:30 pm - Networking Reception
Networking, drinks and snacks | Door prize drawings | Social time w/exhibitors