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 19th Annual
Greater St. Louis Safety and Health
Thursday, October 13, 2022  



Session I

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Environmental Health. Human Health. Animal Health. One Health.

Domini Montgomery, Director of Safety & Risk Management, Saint Louis Zoo

How our actions today can impact environmental health tomorrow.

Learn how impacts on human, environmental, and animal health are all linked, and what we can do to minimize negative outcomes. 

Missouri Workers’ Compensation: Medical Causation and the Shifting Burden of Proof

Chris Archer, Partner, Archer and Lassa, LLC  

Dr. Russell Cantrell, Pace Medical  

Defense Attorney Chris Archer and Dr. Russell Cantrell will discuss the statutory and legal precedent defining the obligation for benefits in Missouri and the scope of those benefits that the law requires.  From the academic legal interpretation of the statute to practical experience and advice, we hope to provide some clarity with our combined 60 years of experience. 

New ANSI 14 Standard Breakdown

Jay Petry, President, Process Marketing Group

Jay will discuss the new ANSI 14 Standard changes and benefits.  Jay will share practical tips for Fall Protection best practices that ensure the new standard is implemented.  

Recovery Friendly Workplaces

Dr. Douglas Swan Field Specialist in Labor and Workforce Development, University of Missouri Extension

Today's workplace is different than that of a decade ago, or even a few years ago. Policies and stigma around addiction and recovery have also changed little and are now adversely impacting recruitment and retention.

Wired for Safety

Dave Ballew, Quality Control Manager / Safety Coordinator, Guarantee Electrical Company

Todd Cook, Director of Safety, Guarantee Electrical Company

Austin Johnson, Safety Director, Sachs Electric Company  

Matt SimcoxSafety Director, PayneCrest Electric     

Join this Power Panel discussion and gain a wealth of knowledge on the importance of safe electrical practices for construction sites, workplace sites, and the home.  Learn about the importance of GCFI, grounding, continuity, and overhead powerlines.  Homeowner responsibilities, PPE, Lock Out Tag Out and MOP.  If that is not enough… this panel will light you up with their electrical Show and Tell.         


Session II

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ergonomics: Body Mechanics Coaching

Patte Ackermann, Industrial Outreach, SSM Health Physical Therapy

It's more than just "lift with your legs". Participants will learn what stellar work postures are, and some of the riskier behaviors that may be corrected with education, reminders, and suggestions.

Fleet Management Trends and Best Practices

Cliff Johnson,  Trucking Business Segment Consultant, Acuity, A Mutual Insurance Company 

Join Cliff as he shares trends and best practices in fleet management as well as current transportation regulations. 


Mental Health - Suicide Prevention Awareness

Ricky Reams, Vice President of Safety and Quality, Murphy Companies.

The construction industry is one of the best industries out there, with some of the best people, yet the rate of suicide in the construction industry is much higher compared to that of the general population. This presentation will discuss how to instill HOPE, that you are not alone, and identify resources available to the workforce.  

RecordKeeping or OSHA Inspection Process

Leland Darrow, Consultant, HAZARDSGONE, LLC

Leland will cover the major portions of the recordkeeping standards and highlight the major mistakes that recordkeepers make. He will also cover the importance of properly completing the OSHA Form 301, Injury and Illness Incident Report.

Outdoor Work and Weather Dangers - How to Stay Safe?   

Kevin Deitsch, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service

Patrick Wineburner, VP Safety and Risk Management, Budrovich Companies

This presentation will include a brief presentation on severe weather hazards, followed by a discussion on staying safe from the weather while working outdoors.  Learn how to equip your team with knowledge of severe weather and how it forms, staying safe from the many weather hazards we experience in Missouri, and how to report severe weather to the proper authorities.

Session III

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


How Hot is TOO Hot? Assessing Heat Stress 

Conner LaLonde, Safety Manager, Cambridge Air Solutions

Identifying the major HRIs, How these illnesses affect the human body, How to determine Wet Bulb Globe Temp and other measures of work environment, and What controls can be implemented to prevent exposure.

A Systematic Approach: Conducting an Internal Safety & Health Audit

Chris Hicks, Consultant

Chris' presentation covers every aspect of dynamic work processes; all for the purpose of ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements by adopting the specific information being presented during the session. 

The presentation provides a dynamic and systematic approach to identifying risks, non-compliance, vulnerabilities and/or impacts that can severely negate the practices, processes, controls, and environment of a workplace.


OSHA Legal Hot Topics

Julie O’Keefe, Partner, Armstrong, Teasdale

Join Julie as she discusses current “hot” legal OSHA-related topics relevant to industry with lessons learned.

Lone Worker

Chris Brewer, Principle, ATON, Consulting Environmental

Angela Dartt, Director, Office of Chemical Safety, Washington University

Rebecca Smith, Security Manager, Spire

Join this panel discussion on lone workers and learn best practices to ensure that a lone worker remains safe while performing their daily tasks both in-house and in the field.  Angela will discuss lone work from an academic/manufacturing perspective.  Rebecca will discuss lone worker from a field perspective giving history on the development and refinement of their much-replicated program.

Workplace Opioid and Drug Use Guidelines for Construction

Sam Kurtz, Research Assistant, Healthy Work Center at Washington University

The Workplace Opioid and Drug Use Prevention Guidelines for the Construction Trades are designed to help organizations improve their prevention programs. They include a self-assessment of the organization’s policies and programs specific to drugs and opioid prescriptions, guidance on the development of an opioid prevention plan, and a list of freely available resources, trainings, and education. At the end of this presentation, safety professionals and contractors will be able to: 1) Recognize the key elements of an organizational opioid prevention program and 2) Find resources and tools to improve a union or employer opioid prevention program.

Closing Session

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM



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: A certificate of .60 CEU will be available at the conference upon completion conference.

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