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Conference on Worker Safety, Labor and Employment

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pre-Conference Workshop
Prescription Drug Abuse
Dr. Don Teater, National Safety Council

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Unleash the Champion Within
Bob Weiland, Top-Ranked Motivational Speaker

OSHA and Regulatory Update
Neil Wasser, Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP

Prescription Drug Abuse Overview and Resources
Dr. Don Teater, National Safety Council

Worker Safety Track
Critical Considerations in Workplace Electrical Safety, 2015 Updates to NFPA 70E
Jason Wolf, ESCO Safety

Labor and Employment
Effective Employee Retention Practices: Panel Discussion
Jim Harding, Indiana Packers
Phyllis Murray, Birchwood Foods
Mark Pittman, American Foods Group
Stan Robbins, Bob Evans

Implications and Issues of Medical Marijuana
Megan Walawender, Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete LLP

Worker Safety Track
Worker Safety 101: Don't Forget the Basics
Tom Young, John Morrell

Strategies for Success in Implementing a Successful OHS and Ergonomics Programs
Marina Labelle, Maple Leaf Foods
Debbie Schwartzentruber, Maple Leaf Foods

Labor and Employment
Workplace Accommodation for Religious Practices and Disabilities
Sonja Totland, Agribeef
John Linker, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP

Impacts and Changes of Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Sibyl Bogardus, HUB International

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Critical Issues in Labor and Employment Law
John Cruickshank, Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP
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Worker Safety Track
HAZMAT: How and Why
Joe Allen, Allen Safety

Handling and Preventing PSM Issues
Gary Walters, Smithfield Foods

Labor and Employment
Implementing an Active Shooter Program
Phyllis Murray, Birchwood Foods

Generation Training: Understanding Key Differences
Scott Habermehl, Boar's Head

Closing General Session
Washington Update
Barry Carpenter, President and CEO, North American Meat Institute