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 17th Annual

Greater St. Louis Safety and Health

Virtual Conference 


Wednesday, October 14th 

Session I

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Safety Leadership

Louis Baggett, President, L.B. Safety and Environmental Services, LLC

Join Louis as he explores the foundations of safety leadership. The importance of hard skills, soft skills, and a passion to make a difference.


Navigating the Intersection between Public and Private Sectors

Matt Cowell, Vice- President of Safety, Associated General Contractors of Missouri

Harry Miller, CSP, Director of Safety at SAK Construction, LLC

(as it pertains to projects) This presentation will show how public/private partnerships can help reduce incidents.

1. Attendees will learn about free resources that the public sector can utilize to improve safety management.

2. Attendees will learn that in today's fast-paced world, having partners will elevate your company above others.

3. Attendees will learn how to manage these resources by using help from associations, other companies, and peers to help keep your information confidential. 

4. Public/Private partnerships will help you stay current on many different aspects of safety that many of us just don't have time to manage.


Best Safety Meeting Ever

Mark Woodard, Sr. Safety and Risk Trainer, Missouri Employers Mutual

AJ Gajdosik, Loss Control Representative, Acuity Insurance

“Well, that stunk!” – Employee; “That’s 30 minutes of my life I’ll never get back!” – Foreman; “Wait, what, another safety meeting?!” – Manager

Could these be the reviews of your last safety meeting?  Feel like you’re stuck in a rut and/or have trouble coming up with topics to cover? 

Two influential safety educators join forces to help with your safety meetings.  In this dynamic, fun-filled session you’ll learn 3 key components as well as a bevy of tips to make your next safety meeting, THE BEST SAFETY MEETING EVER!  This session is applicable to professionals with beginning and intermediate experience.

Workers' Compensation Update

J Bradley Young, Attorney, Partner, Harris, Dowell, Fisher, and Young

 What is NEW in Missouri and Illinois?  This presentation will cover new statutes and case law related to workers’ compensation in Missouri and Illinois, and how these decisions impact employee safety rules and procedures.


Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)

John S. Gaal, CWP, CPS, CEA

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1-hour educational program designed to teach lay "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, etc.). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and certificate.


Session II

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Assembling a Tool Box of Safety Resources

AJ Gajdosik, Loss Control Representative, Acuity Insurance

Objective:  at the end of the session the attendees will know what resources are out there to help them manage the safety function at their company.  They will leave with a list of resources.

So you've been given responsibility for safety.  Where do you start?  What tools are out there to help you get your job done effectively and efficiently?  This session will cover some of the best tools to assist you in your safety efforts.  You'll leave with a list of resources, almost all of them FREE, to assemble your safety toolbox.

Objective:  at the end of the session the attendees will know what resources are out there to help them manage the safety function at their company.  They will leave with a list of resources.

This session applies to professionals with beginning and intermediate experience.

DOT Update

Chad Krueger, Senior Vice-President Cental Analysis Bureau

There are many resources available to help you improve the safety performance of your regulated fleet.  This session will cover the latest tools and resources available as well as provide an update on motor carrier regulations.

Leading Indicators in Construction Safety

Rick Reams, Vice-President Safety and Quality, Murphy Company

Join Rick for a discussion of Aggressively looking at leading indicators to assist in taking deliberate and measurable actions to prevent injuries. This session will help you to; 1. Identify Leading Indicators 2. Set realistic goals 3. Communicate Objectives 4. Implement Programs 5. Track Data, and 6. Take Action.



OSHA Interesting Case      

Maryanne Heuer Martin, MS, SCP, CHST, Compliance Assistance Specialist, St. Louis OSHA Area Office

Join Maryanne as she shares an OSHA complex case that occurred in the St. Louis region. This presentation will highlight pressure vessel corrosion hazards applicable to boiler systems used in many industries.  The session emphasizes the importance of operating steam generation systems within the manufacturer’s recommended parameters and industry safety standards to prevent incidents with devastating consequences.    This session pertains to all levels of expertise. 

Thursday, October 15th 

Session III

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Concussions and the Injured Worker

Christopher Wolf, DO, Physician Bluetail Medical Group

A review of current data of the injured worker and tips for employers on return to work. After this session, you will be able to: 1. List the common causes of concussion in the workplace. 2. List and understand possible reasons for a prolonged recovery from concussion. 3. Understand common healthcare disciplines that may be involved in the treatment of the injured worker with a concussion. 


Guidelines on Building a Safety and Health Program

Barry Stelzer, Safety Director of the STL-KC Carpenters Regional Center 

This is an intermediate session that will address the seven core elements used to build a Safety and Health Program.   Attendees of this presentation will be better prepared to build or update their company’s Safety and Health Program based on the seven core elements utilized in successful programs.  These include Management Leadership, Worker Participation, Hazard Identification, Hazard Prevention, Education & Training, Program Evaluation, and Communication.


Machine Guarding

Dave Bierman, President, Colt Equipment Company

Effective machine guarding can be complex and requires more than a focus on ‘point of operation’.   This presentation will help you identify weaknesses in your workplace and show you the next steps toward machine safety excellence.


Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Oh Ya, That Virus Thing.

William Judge, JD, LL.M. Drug Screening Compliance Institute

Bill will review state marijuana laws, mandatory drug testing  laws, and discuss how COVID-19 has

impacted workplace drug testing.


Opportunities to Enhance PPE Experiences

Kathi Dobson, CSP, Safety Director, Alberici Constructors, Inc.

Kathi’s presentation will focus on issues surrounding PPE use.  Kathi will present solutions and

educate providers on best practices. “One Size Does Not Fit All” 

This session is relevant to all levels of safety experience.

Session IV

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM


Since Before You Were Born

David Hunyar, Safety Director, ARCO Business Services

All young safety professionals (and more experienced ones too) will at some point be confronted about their knowledge of an industry’s work practices. This interactive presentation will take a fresh look dealing with “old-school” supervisors without compromising their objectives, while at the same time developing partnerships with the more budget-minded managers. We will focus on real-life lessons learned and best practices, and develop strategies for responding to the cliché, “I’ve been doin’ it this way since before you were born.” Participants will walk away with valuable plans of action they can use that day. This session is for all levels of expertise.


Panel Discussion: Strategies for Surviving 2020

Matt Cowell, Vice- President of Safety, Associated General Contractors of Missouri

Marco Barrera, Construction Research Specialist, Washington University 

Ann Marie Dale, Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Joe Wickenhauser, Safety Excellence, Wieland Rolled Products North America

The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant changes in our work lives. This presentation will present the challenges and solutions developed in three essential industries: construction, healthcare, and manufacturing. Attendees will learn ideas about best practices and show survey results from >950 local apprentice construction workers and will discuss how non-traditional workplace hazards related to work organization and environment may impact the health and productivity of construction workers.



Mike Minicky, CSP, CIT, Associate HSE Manager at Bayer

Mike will cover the basics of OSHA recordkeeping as well as updates to the standard.  We will discuss the who, what, when, where, and how of OSHA recordkeeping.  Electronic submission and anti-retaliation will also be covered topics. 


Respiratory Protection 

Chet Razer, MS, CSP, CPM Manager at Razer Safety and Health Consulting, LLC

Breathe easy with Chet as he discusses the importance of respiratory protection both on the job and during the current pandemic.  Chet will present the most up to date information on respiratory protection regulations.



10:30 AM - 11:45 AM  


OSHA Overview

Bill McDonald, CSP, OSHA Area Director, Greater St. Louis

Stay up to date with the latest trends and happenings at OSHA in our region and beyond.

CEU Credits: Certificate of .60 CEU will be available at the conference upon completion conference.