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Safety

Health

Sustainability

Leadership

Wednesday, May 8
 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 P.m. | conference registration Desk Open
 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 P.m. | opening ceremonies + STATE OF the state on SAFETY, HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 P.m. | Welcome Reception
 

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Welcome Reception with movers and shakers who are ready to ignite their vision, conquer challenges and leave a little pixie dust on the competition. So dust off your Mickey ears, polish your leadership swagger, and get ready for a night of magic, networking and unforgettable fun at the 2024 Leadership Conference on Safety, Health + Sustainability.

Thursday, May 9
 

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 P.m. | Exhibit hall open
 
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 P.m. | Conference registration desk open
 
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast Buffet Open
 
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. | conference begins - opening remarks & Keynote Introduction
 
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Opening Keynote ADDRESS: michael phelps, MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADOR and founder of the michael phelps foundation; INTERVIEWED BY CHARLIE LYDECKER, CEO,
FOUNDATION RISK PARTNERS | THE CHAMPION MINDSET: BUILDING THE RIGHT TEAM AND PRIORITIZING MENTAL RESILIENCE FOR WORK & LIFE SUCCESS
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | keynote address: andy keller, phd, meadows mental health policy institute | FIXING SYSTEMIC BARRIERS TO eFFECT CHANGE: UNVEILING THE NATION'S FIRST BUSINESS-LED MENTAL HEALTH REPORT FROM THE FLORIDA CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CABINET'S HEALTH COUNCIL

RESEARCH REACTION PANEL: dr. jeffrey kuhlman, md, mph, adventhealth; dr. nick dewan, md, CPE, DLFAPA, FASAM of adventhealth and the honorable traci koster, state representative, florida house district 66 

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m | morning break
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. | Breakout Sessions - block 1
 

Safety | The Science Behind Heat Stress

Speaker: Greg Hale, Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Disney has a long standing goal of developing technology solutions to help make the world a safer and more accessible place. This educational session will delve into the science of heat stress and the pivotal role technology plays in understanding microclimate conditions. Learn how temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle, and cloud coverage are used to determine heat stress levels and how advanced technology enables real-time monitoring and analysis to better understand and mitigate heat-related risks. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and enhance your approach to heat stress management.

Health | Defining a Healthy Lifestyle Beyond Life Expectancy and Leisure Time Activities

Speaker: Dr. Elvis Alvarez Carnero, PhD. Associate Researcher, Advent Health Foundation Central Florida

While many strive for a long and healthy life to savour all life's experiences, it's crucial to recognize that human development and aging go beyond simply adding years. While life expectancy is a helpful indicator of a healthy society, true well-being is multifaceted. This discussion explores key aspects of a healthy lifestyle, focusing on challenging and exploring some common paradigms surrounding nutrition and physical activity. We'll review existing ideas and answer your questions, aiming to paint a more nuanced picture of what it means to live well.

Safety | Uncovering Risks, Building Resilience: The Value of a Robust Safety Investigation and Workers’ Compensation Process

Speaker: Anna Fullen, COSM, Senior Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Nautique Boat Company
                 Introduction by: Greg Meloon, President, Nautique Boat Company

Participants will delve into the critical aspects of workplace safety, exploring the benefits of a robust safety investigation and workers' compensation process. By navigating through real-world examples, the session aims to uncover the pivotal role these processes play in fostering a secure and healthy work environment. Attendees will gain insights into preventive measures, efficient investigation techniques, and the transformative impact of a well-structured workers' compensation system. Ultimately, the session promises to leave participants equipped with the knowledge to build resilience, ensuring that organizations emerge stronger on the other side of workplace challenges.

Leadership | See the Future

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams

Great leaders are able to see and communicate a compelling vision for the future. One of the obstacles for leaders to see that compelling future, however, is getting overwhelmed and consumed with day-to-day tasks. Leaders must be willing to look up to ensure the current reality is propelling progress towards a preferred future. Participants will engage in a fun and interactive session walking away with three best practices to help make a preferred future their new reality.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | lunch & Breakout Sessions - block 2

Safety | OSHA Expansion of Record-Keeping & Reporting: Impact on All Employers

Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Partner Fisher & Phillps, LLC

Many employers think their OSHA recordkeeping logs and procedures are fully compliant, only to learn after an OSHA inspection they were not. This presentation examines recordkeeping errors employers make; covers how to coordinate recordkeeping requirements and effectively use recordkeeping to improve current safety programs; and examines increased employer reporting requirements and expanded liability.

Health | Mental Effects of Lack of Sleep

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman, MD. MPH, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Advent Health 

Lack of sleep has profound effects on the mental, physical and spirit of individuals. In this session, Dr. Kuhlman examines the most common effects of sleep deprivation - from cognitive and mental health decline to reduced problem solving abilities. Attendees will walk away with guidance on the severity of a lack of sleep and how they can vary depending on individual factors and the duration of sleep deprivation. However, understanding these potential factors and prioritizing adequate sleep is essential for maintaining good mental health and overall well-being.

Safety + Sustainability | Enhance Recycling to Meet Your Sustainability Goals

Speakers: Keyna Cory, Executive Director, Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation and Amy Boyson, Senior Manager – Community Affairs, Waste Management

Learn how to start, improve, and take your recycling program to the next level. Whether you are just starting a recycling program or expanding an existing one, you will learn how to recycle and key safety precautions!

Leadership | Engage and Develop Others

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams

Employee engagement has the potential to make or break teams and organizations, and the best leaders take ownership for engaging and developing their people. In this experiential session, participants will learn about the sources of engagement and how to target development in a way that increases engagement and energizes effort.

1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. | afternoon Keynote address: WILL AHMED, CEO, WHOOP | UNLOCKING PEAK PERFORMANCE
2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. | LEarning Labs, Dessert & Door Prizes in Exhibit Hall 

Don't miss out on this sweet opportunity to join our exhibitors for an interactive learning sessions about a wide range products and services designed to create a safer and healthier workplace. Stay for a sweet treat and coffee and conversation with other conference attendees and increase your chances to win big with exciting door prizes. 

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions - block 3

Safety + Health | The Future of Safety & Health: Three Trends Shaping the Future of the Profession

Speakers: Jason Kunz, Global EHS Team, 3M and Dr. Perry Logan, Director, NSC Networks

Unlock a journey into the future of safety and health as we unveil insights drawn from over 200 in-depth interviews and a decade of qualitative research. In this engaging and informative session, we will explore the dynamic landscape of the safety and health profession, revealing three trends that are reshaping its trajectory. Join us as we move beyond the horizon of traditional practices and delve into the forces that will define the next era of safety, health and well-being. With a unique vantage point, we will examine how emerging technologies, evolving work environments, and shifting societal paradigms are converging to create new opportunities and unique challenges. This session is your invitation to be at the forefront of change, armed with actionable insights, foresight, and specific knowledge that will equip you to shape the future of safety and health for your organization, while understanding what is needed from you, now and moving forward.

Health | A Transformative Journey: The Story of Mosaic's Psychological Wellness Program

Speakers: Holland Thompson, Director of Health and Safety-North America, Mosaic Company  and  Amanda Hudye, President, Sleepwell Consulting

In this session, Mosaic and Sleepwell Consulting present the story of Mosaic's unique Psychological Wellness program. Initially introduced as a pilot initiative in Canada, this program has expanded to most of Mosaic’s operating facilities across North America, giving employees the tools and knowledge to effectively manage their psychological wellness and state of mind.
Join us as we unlock:
•    The transformation: Mosaic's innovative program for employee mental health
•    The impact: Raising awareness, reducing stigma, boosting wellbeing
•    The lessons learned: Challenges, triumphs and invaluable takeaways
•    Your roadmap: Fostering a healthy, safe work environment for all
Dive into the story of psychological health at Mosaic - a journey of positive change, providing you with insights for your organization.

Safety | Ten Keys to Effective Safety-Focused Leadership

Speaker: Mark Morgan, ASP, ARM, NextEra Energy, Inc. 

In this thought provoking and interactive session, we will review ten key issues that will help all leaders lead in safety. 
Ask yourself:
•    Are you ready to make an outstanding and transformational difference in your organization?  
•    What could be more important than ensuring your employees will go home uninjured every day? 
•    What better legacy as a leader can you leave your organization and your employees than an improved safety program? 

From front line supervisors to executives, you can seize on these incredible opportunities to make a difference.  
 

Safety | Workplace Accidents. Investigation.  Root Cause Then What

Speakers: Todd Logsdon, Partner, Fisher Phillips and Kenneth Knox, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Effectively handling workplace accident investigations and conducting root cause analyses are of paramount importance to employers across industries. During this session, we will discuss the process of collecting accurate and complete information, identifying root causes of workplace accidents and implementing preventive measures to protect your company and your employees.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Mix and mingle with conference attendees and exhibitors for casual networking. Share what you have learned with other attendees and expand your network while enjoying refreshing cocktails and delicious light bites.

Friday, May 10
 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. | Breakfast Buffet Open
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Exhibit HalL Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Morning Keynote : John O'Leary |
The Power of One. How One attitude, one action and one person can change the world | cash + ipad giveaway!

Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live.

 

John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit.

 

His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. However, far from being an example of someone who simply endured tragedy, John is a luminous example of thriving through adversity.

 

Surprisingly, this “survivor” story isn’t focused on John – rather, it is a celebration of heroes who intimately served him and his family. From a dedicated Hall of Fame sports announcer to a visionary burn nurse (and countless others), every individual involved in this 1987 fire teaches us this truth: one person can make a profound difference in the lives of others.

 

With emotional storytelling and unexpected humor, John reminds audiences of the significance of daily attitudes, the power of gratitude, and the impact of serving others with courage. He reawakens audiences to realize the gift of today and the possibility of tomorrow.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Learning Labs & networking in Exhibit Hall

Check out our exhibit hall for interactive learning sessions representing a wide range products and services designed to create a safer and healthier workplace.  

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions - block 4

Health | QPR (Question. Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gate Keeper Training (Part One)

Speaker: Chief Carl Metzger, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of Central Florida 

An evidence-based training that teaches the warning signs of suicide, how to interrupt the crisis and how to refer someone to proper care. QPR training is beneficial for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially those in professions that involve regular interaction with people, such as teachers, counselors, healthcare workers, law enforcement officers and community leaders. It can also be valuable for family members and friends who want to be equipped to help loved ones in distress. (Part 1 of 2) 

Safety | Key Elements of an Effective Fleet Safety Program

Speaker: Mauryo Jones, VP, Safety, Health & Security, Ryder System, Inc. 
With the steady rise of insurance costs and liability/litigation, an effective and solid fleet safety program is necessary to prevent accidents and meet regulatory compliance. This session will outline elements of an effective fleet safety program--including the “why”, “how” and “what” is needed.

Safety + Sustainability | Green is the Color of Money

Speakers: Erin M. Black, VP, Sustainability & Risk Management, Coca-Cola Beverages, Florida and John Trevathan, Vice President of Corporate Services, GuideWell; Elizabeth Tomlinson (Gaulien), Sr. Facility Services Vendor Manager, Florida Blue

This sessions provides a deep dive into the innovative (and cost reducing) industry practices, strategies, and initiatives that advance and improve sustainability across your operations.  Learn how Green is the real color of money!

Leadership |  Value Results and Relationships

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams 

Should leaders prioritize accomplishing effective results or ensuring their people are fulfilled? The highest-performing leaders value and pursue both. It can be challenging to ensure performance and fulfillment when everyone starts with an initial bias in one direction or the other. In this experiential session, participants will be able to identify their initial bias and walk away with three best practices to help them value results and relationships.

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Breakout Sessions - block 5

Health | QPR (Question. Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gate Keeper Training (Part Two)

Speaker: Chief Carl Metzger, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of Central Florida 

An evidence-based training that teaches the warning signs of suicide, how to interrupt the crisis and how to refer someone to proper care. QPR training is beneficial for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially those in professions that involve regular interaction with people, such as teachers, counselors, healthcare workers, law enforcement officers and community leaders. It can also be valuable for family members and friends who want to be equipped to help loved ones in distress. (Part 2 of 2) 

Safety | Harbouring Safety Excellence: Lessons from Port Authority Operations and Transferrable Best Practices

Speaker: Nick Primrose, Chief of Regulatory Compliance, Jacksonville Port Authority 

JAXPORT is the 10th busiest port in the United States and the largest container port in Florida with more than 1,500 acres of port operations, creating the potential for a very dangerous environment. In this session, learn how implementing new safety measures and leadership greatly increased the safety of port employees. The discussion will also highlight the ideas to overcome the challenges of creating an environment of safety in all industries.

Health | Safety on the Inside: How to Identify and Effectively Support Behavioral Health for Employees and Family Members

Speakers: Hamilton Baiden, CEO, Youturn Health and Rich Jones, Chief Clinical Officer,  Youturn Health

Hamilton Baiden and Rich Jones, co-founders of Youturn Health, will discuss the current problem facing our country when looking through the lens of behavioral health…suicidal ideation, mental health and substance misuse. They will discuss the problem using studied data, show us how to identify those in your organization that might be struggling, and show us innovative ways to tackle this crisis. Come prepared to be entertained as these two talk very differently about something that most people are afraid to bring up.

Leadership |  Leadership Embody the Values

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams 

How do leaders know what decisions to make while leading in their organization? The fear of making wrong decisions paralyzes many leaders from moving forward. An organization’s core values are more than fancy words on a website; they are the guide for decision-making. The best leaders do not only communicate clear values to their people, but they embody those values consistently and model the way for others to follow. In this interactive session, participants will discover three best practices for establishing and embodying values that pave the way for high-performance.

12:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch & closing Keynote: John Doolittle |
Anything is Achievable | cash & ipad giveaway!

Life is a relentless battle. It's about getting knocked down, dusted off, and rising again, every single time. But Captain John Doolittle, a seasoned Navy SEAL veteran, knows every fall is just an opportunity to get back up and keep going. With 25 years of experience forged in the crucible of leadership, Captain Doolittle now travels the country, sharing his unique brand of resilience. His message is simple yet powerful: surround yourself with the right team and cultivate the right mindset, and you can achieve ANYTHING.

 

Attendees won't just hear an inspirational story; they'll walk away equipped with the tools and tactics to persevere through any obstacle life throws their way.

Safety

Health

Sustainability

Leadership

Wednesday, May8
 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 P.m. | conference registration Desk Open
 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 P.m. | opening ceremonies
 
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 P.m. | Welcome Reception
 

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a Welcome Reception with movers and shakers who are ready to ignite their vision, conquer challenges and leave a little pixie dust on the competition. So dust off your Mickey ears, polish your leadership swagger, and get ready for a night of magic, networking and unforgettable fun at the 2024 Leadership Conference on Safety, Health + Sustainability.

Thursday, May9
 

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 P.m. | Exhibit hall open
 
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 P.m. | Conference registration open
 
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast Buffet Open
 
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. | Welcome & Keynote Introduction
 
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Opening Keynote:
michael phelps, MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADOR and founder of the michael phelps foundation
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | FIXING SYSTEMIC BARRIERS TO eFFECT CHANGE: UNVEILING THE NATION'S FIRST BUSINESS-LED MENTAL HEALTH REPORT FROM THE FLORIDA CHAMBER LEADERSHIP CABINET'S HEALTH COUNCIL

RESEARCH REACTION PANEL
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. | Breakout Sessions 

Safety | Heat Stress Prevention

Speaker: Greg Hale, Vice President & Chief Safety Officer, Walt Disney Parks and Recreation

Prevention of heat stress is critical. Workers need to understand what it is and how it affects their health and safety. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses such as heat-related stroke, exhaustion, cramps, rashes, etc. Heat can increase the risk of injuries and burns. Outdoor workers and those in hot environments, such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, and factory workers, are all at risk. Extreme heat is particularly hazardous to workers 65 or older and those who are overweight, have heart disease or high blood pressure or take medications.

Health | Defining a Healthy Lifestyle Beyond Life Expectancy and Leisure Time Activities

Speaker: Dr. Elvis Alvarez Carnero, PhD. Associate Researcher, Advent Health Foundation Central Florida

While many strive for a long and healthy life to savour all life's experiences, it's crucial to recognize that human development and aging go beyond simply adding years. While life expectancy is a helpful indicator of a healthy society, true well-being is multifaceted. This discussion explores key aspects of a healthy lifestyle, focusing on challenging and exploring some common paradigms surrounding nutrition and physical activity. We'll review existing ideas and answer your questions, aiming to paint a more nuanced picture of what it means to live well.

Safety | Uncovering Risks, Building Resilience: The Value of a Robust Safety Investigation and Workers’ Compensation Process

Speaker: Anna Fullen, COSM, Senior Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Nautique Boat Company
                 Introduction by: Greg Meloon, President, Nautique Boat Company

Participants will delve into the critical aspects of workplace safety, exploring the benefits of a robust safety investigation and workers' compensation process. By navigating through real-world examples, the session aims to uncover the pivotal role these processes play in fostering a secure and healthy work environment. Attendees will gain insights into preventive measures, efficient investigation techniques, and the transformative impact of a well-structured workers' compensation system. Ultimately, the session promises to leave participants equipped with the knowledge to build resilience, ensuring that organizations emerge stronger on the other side of workplace challenges.

Leadership | See the Future

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams

Great leaders are able to see and communicate a compelling vision for the future. One of the obstacles for leaders to see that compelling future, however, is getting overwhelmed and consumed with day-to-day tasks. Leaders must be willing to look up to ensure the current reality is propelling progress towards a preferred future. Participants will engage in a fun and interactive session walking away with three best practices to help make a preferred future their new reality.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Breakout Sessions 

Safety | OSHA Expansion of Record-Keeping & Reporting: Impact on All Employers

Speaker: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Partner Fisher & Phillps, LLC

Many employers think their OSHA recordkeeping logs and procedures are fully compliant, only to learn after an OSHA inspection they were not. This presentation examines recordkeeping errors employers make; covers how to coordinate recordkeeping requirements and effectively use recordkeeping to improve current safety programs; and examines increased employer reporting requirements and expanded liability.

Health | Mental Effects of Lack of Sleep

Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Kuhlman, MD. MPH, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Advent Health 

Lack of sleep has profound effects on the mental, physical and spirit of individuals. In this session, Dr. Kuhlman examines the most common effects of sleep deprivation - from cognitive and mental health decline to reduced problem solving abilities. Attendees will walk away with guidance on the severity of a lack of sleep and how they can vary depending on individual factors and the duration of sleep deprivation. However, understanding these potential factors and prioritizing adequate sleep is essential for maintaining good mental health and overall well-being.

Sustainability | Session Title and Description Coming Soon!

Leadership | Engage and Develop Others

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams

Employee engagement has the potential to make or break teams and organizations, and the best leaders take ownership for engaging and developing their people. In this experiential session, participants will learn about the sources of engagement and how to target development in a way that increases engagement and energizes effort.

1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. | Lunch Keynote: WILL AHMED, CEO, WHOOP | UNLOCKING PEAK PERFORMANCE
2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | LEarning Labs, Dessert & Door Prizes in Exhibit Hall 

Don't miss out on this sweet opportunity to join our exhibitors for an interactive learning sessions about a wide range products and services designed to create a safer and healthier workplace. Stay for a sweet treat and coffee and conversation with other conference attendees and increase your chances to win big with exciting door prizes. 

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Safety + Health | The Future of Safety & Health: Three Trends Shaping the Future of the Profession

Speakers: Jason Kunz, Global EHS Team, 3M and Dr. Perry Logan, Director, NSC Networks

Unlock a journey into the future of safety and health as we unveil insights drawn from over 200 in-depth interviews and a decade of qualitative research. In this engaging and informative session, we will explore the dynamic landscape of the safety and health profession, revealing three trends that are reshaping its trajectory. Join us as we move beyond the horizon of traditional practices and delve into the forces that will define the next era of safety, health and well-being. With a unique vantage point, we will examine how emerging technologies, evolving work environments, and shifting societal paradigms are converging to create new opportunities and unique challenges. This session is your invitation to be at the forefront of change, armed with actionable insights, foresight, and specific knowledge that will equip you to shape the future of safety and health for your organization, while understanding what is needed from you, now and moving forward.

Health | A Transformative Journey: The Story of Mosaic's Psychological Wellness Program

Speakers: Holland Thompson, Director of Health and Safety-North America, Mosaic Company  and  Amanda Hudye, President, Sleepwell Consulting

In this session, Mosaic and Sleepwell Consulting present the story of Mosaic's unique Psychological Wellness program. Initially introduced as a pilot initiative in Canada, this program has expanded to most of Mosaic’s operating facilities across North America, giving employees the tools and knowledge to effectively manage their psychological wellness and state of mind.
Join us as we unlock:
•    The transformation: Mosaic's innovative program for employee mental health
•    The impact: Raising awareness, reducing stigma, boosting wellbeing
•    The lessons learned: Challenges, triumphs and invaluable takeaways
•    Your roadmap: Fostering a healthy, safe work environment for all
Dive into the story of psychological health at Mosaic - a journey of positive change, providing you with insights for your organization.

Safety | Ten Keys to Effective Safety-Focused Leadership

Speaker: Mark Morgan, ASP, ARM, NextEra Energy, Inc. 

In this thought provoking and interactive session, we will review ten key issues that will help all leaders lead in safety. 
Ask yourself:
•    Are you ready to make an outstanding and transformational difference in your organization?  
•    What could be more important than ensuring your employees will go home uninjured every day? 
•    What better legacy as a leader can you leave your organization and your employees than an improved safety program? 

From front line supervisors to executives, you can seize on these incredible opportunities to make a difference.  
 

Safety | Workplace Accidents. Investigation.  Root Cause Then What

Speakers: Todd Logsdon, Partner, Fisher Phillips and Kenneth Knox, Partner, Fisher Phillips

Effectively handling workplace accident investigations and conducting root cause analyses are of paramount importance to employers across industries. During this session, we will discuss the process of collecting accurate and complete information, identifying root causes of workplace accidents and implementing preventive measures to protect your company and your employees.

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Mix and mingle with conference attendees and exhibitors for casual networking. Share what you have learned with other attendees and expand your network while enjoying refreshing cocktails and delicious light bites.

Friday, May10
 

6:50 a.m. - 7:50 p.m. | Breakfast Buffet Open
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Exhibit HalL Open
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Morning Keynote : John O'Leary |
The Power of One. How One attitude, one action and one person can change the world

Expected to die, John O’Leary now teaches others how to truly live.

 

John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit.

 

His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. However, far from being an example of someone who simply endured tragedy, John is a luminous example of thriving through adversity.

 

Surprisingly, this “survivor” story isn’t focused on John – rather, it is a celebration of heroes who intimately served him and his family. From a dedicated Hall of Fame sports announcer to a visionary burn nurse (and countless others), every individual involved in this 1987 fire teaches us this truth: one person can make a profound difference in the lives of others.

 

With emotional storytelling and unexpected humor, John reminds audiences of the significance of daily attitudes, the power of gratitude, and the impact of serving others with courage. He reawakens audiences to realize the gift of today and the possibility of tomorrow.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | Learning Labs in Exhibit Hall

Check out our exhibit hall for interactive learning sessions representing a wide range products and services designed to create a safer and healthier workplace.  

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

Health | QPR (Question. Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gate Keeper Training (Part One)

Speaker: Chief Carl Metzger, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of Central Florida 

An evidence-based training that teaches the warning signs of suicide, how to interrupt the crisis and how to refer someone to proper care. QPR training is beneficial for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially those in professions that involve regular interaction with people, such as teachers, counselors, healthcare workers, law enforcement officers and community leaders. It can also be valuable for family members and friends who want to be equipped to help loved ones in distress. (Part 1 of 2) 

Safety | Key Elements of an Effective Fleet Safety Program

Speaker: Mauryo Jones, VP, Safety, Health & Security, Ryder System, Inc. 
With the steady rise of insurance costs and liability/litigation, an effective and solid fleet safety program is necessary to prevent accidents and meet regulatory compliance. This session will outline elements of an effective fleet safety program--including the “why”, “how” and “what” is needed.

Sustainability | Green is the Color of Money

Speakers: Erin M. Black, VP, Sustainability & Risk Management, Coca-Cola Beverages, Florida and John Trevathan, Chief Procurement Officer and Vice-President of Corporate Services, GuideWell; Elizabeth Tomlinson (Gaulien), Sr. Facility Services Vendor Manager, Florida Blue

This sessions provides a deep dive into the innovative (and cost reducing) industry practices, strategies, and initiatives that advance and improve sustainability across your operations.  Learn how Green is the real color of money!

Leadership |  Value Results and Relationships

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams 

Should leaders prioritize accomplishing effective results or ensuring their people are fulfilled? The highest-performing leaders value and pursue both. It can be challenging to ensure performance and fulfillment when everyone starts with an initial bias in one direction or the other. In this experiential session, participants will be able to identify their initial bias and walk away with three best practices to help them value results and relationships.

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Breakout Sessions

Health | QPR (Question. Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Gate Keeper Training (Part Two)

Speaker: Chief Carl Metzger, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police, University of Central Florida 

An evidence-based training that teaches the warning signs of suicide, how to interrupt the crisis and how to refer someone to proper care. QPR training is beneficial for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially those in professions that involve regular interaction with people, such as teachers, counselors, healthcare workers, law enforcement officers and community leaders. It can also be valuable for family members and friends who want to be equipped to help loved ones in distress. (Part 2 of 2) 

Safety | Harbouring Safety Excellence: Lessons from Port Authority Operations and Transferrable Best Practices

Speaker: Nick Primrose, Chief of Regulatory Compliance, Jacksonville Port Authority 

JAXPORT is the 10th busiest port in the United States and the largest container port in Florida with more than 1,500 acres of port operations, creating the potential for a very dangerous environment. In this session, learn how implementing new safety measures and leadership greatly increased the safety of port employees. The discussion will also highlight the ideas to overcome the challenges of creating an environment of safety in all industries.

Health | Safety on the Inside: How to Identify and Effectively Support Behavioral Health for Employees and Family Members

Speakers: Hamilton Baiden, CEO, Youturn Health and Rich Jones, Chief Clinical Officer,  Youturn Health

Hamilton Baiden and Rich Jones, co-founders of Youturn Health, will discuss the current problem facing our country when looking through the lens of behavioral health…suicidal ideation, mental health and substance misuse. They will discuss the problem using studied data, show us how to identify those in your organization that might be struggling, and show us innovative ways to tackle this crisis. Come prepared to be entertained as these two talk very differently about something that most people are afraid to bring up.

Leadership |  Leadership Embody the Values

Speakers: Jesse Parrish, Programming Manager, WinShape Teams and Joseph Cook, WinShape Teams 

How do leaders know what decisions to make while leading in their organization? The fear of making wrong decisions paralyzes many leaders from moving forward. An organization’s core values are more than fancy words on a website; they are the guide for decision-making. The best leaders do not only communicate clear values to their people, but they embody those values consistently and model the way for others to follow. In this interactive session, participants will discover three best practices for establishing and embodying values that pave the way for high-performance.

12:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch Keynote: John Doolittle |
Anything is Achievable

Life is a relentless battle. It's about getting knocked down, dusted off, and rising again, every single time. But Captain John Doolittle, a seasoned Navy SEAL veteran, knows every fall is just an opportunity to get back up and keep going. With 25 years of experience forged in the crucible of leadership, Captain Doolittle now travels the country, sharing his unique brand of resilience. His message is simple yet powerful: surround yourself with the right team and cultivate the right mindset, and you can achieve ANYTHING.

 

Attendees won't just hear an inspirational story; they'll walk away equipped with the tools and tactics to persevere through any obstacle life throws their way.

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