Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pre-Conference Workshop
Workplace Violence/Active Shooter Preparedness
Ray Pettit, Ray Pettit Enterprises

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Opening General Session
Brian Parsley, Founder, WeSkill

General Session: Chemical Use in the Meat and Poultry Industry
Todd Sieleman, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA
Jodi Harper, Environmental Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Worker Safety Track

OSHA and Regulatory Update (Worker Safety and Human Resources Joint Session)
Neil Wasser, Partner, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

Sanitation Safety
Jim Howry, Senior Research Association, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Ammonia Refrigeration 
Eric Smith, Vice President and Technical Director, International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration

Prescription Drug Abuse (Worker Safety and Human Resources Joint Session)
Debora Biggs, Executive Director, Safety Council of the Ozarks

Behavior Based/Value Based Safety
Tom Martinelli, Vice President, Lockton Companies

Human Resources Track

OSHA and Regulatory Update (Worker Safety and Human Resources Joint Session)
Neil Wasser, Partner, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

Return to Work
Jim Wildman, Vice President, Business Development, Cost Reduction Technologies

Affordable Healthcare Act Update
Ben Lupin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Synergies

Prescription Drug Abuse (Worker Safety and Human Resources Joint Session)
Debora Biggs, Executive Director, Safety Council of the Ozarks

Employee Training
Eric Densmore, Sr. Director, Lean Six Sigma, BEF Foods, Inc.

Environmental Track

Environmental Regulatory Update
Bill Ford, Partner, Lathrop & Gage Representative

EPA Region 7 Update
Karen Flournoy, Director, Water, Wetlands and Pesticides Division, EPA Region 7

Anaerobic Lagoon Performance Criteria & Troubleshooting
Brian Bakke, Sr. Engineer, HDR Engineering

Sustainability Success Stories
Eric Gray, Sr. Associate, Waste Management

ANAMMOX
Brian Mulinix Project Manager, HDR Engineering

Water Quality Standards
Greg Sindt, Engineer, Bolton & Menk

Wastewater Pretreatment
Wade Tanner, P.E., Director of Engineering, Reid Engineering

Beef Sustainability
Kim Stackhouse, Director of Sustainability Research, National Cattlemen's Beef Association

OSHA National Emphasis Program: PSM
Jonathan Zimmerman, EHS Director, Sugar Creek Packing Company

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Worker Safety Track

Machine Guarding
Jeff Winter, Safety Business Manager, Grantek

Ergonomics: Line Rotation
Mark Heidelbrecht, Owner, ErgoMethods, LLC

Distracted Driving (Worker Safety and Human Resources Joint Session)
Cheryl West, Director, Traffic Referral Services, Safety Council of the Ozarks

Human Resources Track

Workers Comp
Jeff Jones, Safety Manager, Kraft Foods, Inc.
Joe Rainey, Director of Business Development, Broadspire Services, Inc.

Work Conditioning
Ed Scott, Physical Therapist, Indiana Packers Corporation

Environmental Track

Energy Conservation: Energy Audits
Vernon Hamm, President, Management Alternatives, Ltd.

Solid Waste Management: Recycling Difficult Materials
Steve Sutta, Founder, Green Planet 21

Energy Conservation: LED Lights
Kevin Lynch, Lighting Design, Holophane

Air Issues: GHGs
Tia Jeter, Senior Project Manager, SCS Aquaterra

Closing General Session
James Hodges, Interim CEO, American Meat Institute