14th Annual Greater St. Louis

Safety & Health Conference


Your Safety- My Purpose


In the Summer between

her sophomore & junior year,

Kina Repp and her girlfriend

decided to head out to Alaska

to find work that would help

pay for her college tuition.

The plan was to make money

and be part of a great Alaskan

adventure. Three days after

settling into a dorm in South Naknek, Kina’s persistence enabled her to gain employment at an Alaskan fish cannery. She was tasked with cleaning the conveyor belts used in the fish cannery operation. Excitedly responding to a foreman’s orders for someone to clean a large conveyor belt, Kina literally ran over and then quickly responded to the foreman’s next order to “make sure you get underneath.”

What followed was a horrifying chain of events that dramatically changed her life. Kina’s fight for survival began the moment she found herself caught in the moving conveyor belt.

The fact that Kina is alive today to tell her story is a living testament to her strong determination and amazing attitude. Although she had lost her arm as the result of her accident, she didn’t lose her incredible zest for life. Kina leads a very productive and fulfilling life today that is attributed to an attitude that keeps her surviving & thriving in her world without limits.


You should never underestimate the power you have to change someone’s life.

The Greater St. Louis Safety & Health Conference is presented annually by the Safety Council of Greater St. Louis in partnership with Saint Louis University and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


The conference has become the premier Environmental, Health, and Safety event for professionals in the greater St. Louis area.

Please Contact Mary Beth Proost at if you are interested in serving on the Conference Committee.

Harris-Stowe State University
Emerson Performance Center 
3026 Laclede Avenue 
St. Louis, MO 63103
7:30 am - 4:00 pm



Keynote Speaker: Kina Repp