2018 Conference Agenda
*Check for updates as the agenda is subject to change.
September 26th – Welcome Reception
Cunningham’s Journal Tap & Kitchen
610 W. Talmadge St.
Join us for the pre-party at Cunningham’s new restaurant next to Fairfield Inn & Suites. We’ll provide the food, fun conversation and something to drink. Plan to join us when you can and stay for as long as you’d like. This is a great opportunity for some casual networking in a relaxing environment.
September 27th – Conference
7:00-8:00 am REGISTRATION
7:30-8:15 am Open exhibits
Vendors offering a variety of products and services will be available throughout the conference. Be sure to play the game to win a prize. Interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor? Call 308-865-8258, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gpsho.org to request information.
8:15-9:30 am – Welcome/keynote
Jeff Havens: UnCrapify Your Life
9:30-10:00 am – Break/Open Exhibits
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Jeff Funk: OSHA's New Enforcement Programs
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Michael Melnik: The Lighter Side of Sitting, Standing, Lifting, and Stretching
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Richard Hawk: Find Your Focus
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Dr. Keith Karren: The Powerful Effect of Emotions on Your Wellness
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Linda Edgecombe: Shift or Get off the Pot
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Meg Soper: Bring It On-Strategies for Success
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. – Adele L. Abrams: OSHA Inspections-What Everyone Needs to Know and How to Follow-Up after Inspection
10:50-11:10 am – Break
11:10-12:00 pm – Breakout Sessions
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Jeff Havens: Us vs. Them
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Michael Melnik: Language of Safety
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Charlie Cook: Current Drug & Alcohol Trends
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Adele L. Abrams: OSHA Silica Rule…Are you in Compliance?
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Emily Estes: The Nourished Life-Finding Health at Every Size
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Chip Steensma: Become an Advocate for a Strong JHA Process
12:00-1:00 pm – Awards luncheon
Companies and schools throughout Nebraska will be recognized for excellence in Safety and Worksite Wellness. Lt. Governor Mike Foley has been invited to present awards to the winners.
1:00-1:30 pm – Break/Open Exhibits
1:30 pm – MARS Annual Contractor Meeting
1:30 pm – EHA WELLNEss meeting
1:30-2:20 pm – Breakout Sessions
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. – Michael Melnik: Getting the Most Out of Your Safety Training
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. – Richard Hawk: Great Leaders Make Safety Fun
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. – Linda Edgecombe: Pushed to the Limit
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. – Mary Walsh-Sterup: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injury in the Workplace: A Common Sense Approach
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. – Meg Soper: Wit, Fit, and Balance-Strategies for a Positive Workplace
2:20-2:40 pm – Break
2:40-3:30 pm – KAAPA Contractor Meeting
2:40-3:30 pm – Breakout Sessions
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. – Richard Hawk: The Future of Safety
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. – Adele L. Abrams: OSHA's New Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Requirements
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. – Dr. Keith Karren: Mind, Body, and Spirit-The Triple Bond of Optimal Wellness
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. – Chip Steensma: Beyond Fixing Symptoms-How to Effectively Implement Root Cause Analysis
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. – Meg Soper: Humor is One Size Fits All
2:40 - 3:30 p.m. – Linda Edgecombe: Breaking Busy-Finding Peace in the Chaos
3:30-4:30 pm – 16th Annual celebration
Wrap up your day’s adventures in the Diamond Ballroom. Finish your day with games, fun and food. You’ll need to camp out until the end to have a chance to win prizes including a trip worth $1,500 in airfare and lodging.