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Northern Kentucky Chamber to host Workplace Safety and Wellness Conference at SETEC

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Workforce Strategies 2018 Workplace Safety and Wellness Conference on Monday, Oct. 1.

The event will take place at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center (3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger.).

The conference, which runs from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities with a variety of experts in occupational health, wellness, and safety.

The day is designed for safety managers, wellness coordinators, human resource team members, organizational leaders, and decision-makers to learn about important topics including key trends in occupational safety and health, wellness in the workplace, and emerging concerns such as active shooter preparedness and the opioid epidemic.

“In order to have effective safety and wellness programs in place, you must have access to both the knowledge and the resources,” said Jerry Scarlato, Workforce Safety and Wellness Conference Committee Chair. “Whether you are just starting or are wanting to create a greater impact in your programs, the Workplace Safety and Wellness Conference will give you the education and resources you need to achieve your organization’s wellness and safety goals.”

The event will feature two keynote speakers throughout the day. Heidi Hudson from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will talk about “Total Worker Health” over lunch, and Amanda Peters from the NKY Office of Drug Control Policy will speak on “Drugs at Work: What Employers Need to Know about Substance Use Disorders” to end the day.

Other topics and presenters include:

  • Assessing your Wellness Culture

Alex Carson, American Heart Association

  • Top 5 Injuries on the Job and How to Prevent Them

Steve Jones, KY Occupational Safety and Health (KY OSHA)

  • Employee Stress and Effects on Productivity

Dave Welscher, St. Elizabeth

  • Active Shooter Preparedness

Lt. Chris Carpenter, Kenton County SWAT

  • Panel: Developing an Effective Worksite Wellness Program

Alex Carson, American Heart Association

Tina LeGris, St. Elizabeth

Nick Heiss, Campbell County YMCA

Facilitator: Chris Carle, St. Elizabeth

  • Panel: Building a Safety Culture

Tom Cunningham, NIOSH

Robert Palmer, Kentucky Employer’s Mutual Insurance

Paul Devroomen, L’Oreal

Facilitator: Timothy McDermott, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

  • Second Chances: A Pathway to Recovery

Jamie Johnson, Doorman Products

  • How to Focus on Safety Strategy to Increase Productivity and Performance

Joe Arway, Hollan Roofing

Christi Brown, iReport Source

 More information and registration is available for the Workforce Strategies 2018 Workplace Safety and Wellness Conference online at www.NKYChamber.com/events.

Early bird pricing is $79 for NKY Chamber members and $99 for future members through Friday, September 14. After September 14 registration is $99 for current NKY Chamber members, $119 for future members. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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