Conference season is upon us and InjuryFree is looking forward to a busy month of knowledge seeking, sharing and networking.
This past weekend (through today) our CEO and president Trent Shuford hit the National Safety Council’s Texas Safety Council and Expo. Today’s technical sessions will cover everything from developing a safety excellence strategy to business skills for the safety professional to a session entitled “Humans: The Strongest Link in the Safety Chain.”
Next week, we are jumping to fabulous Las Vegas, Nev. for the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses 2013 conference. This year, the event’s epicenter will be at the stunning Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas strip. The pre-conference is April 13-15 and the events get really rolling April 16-17. Trent and occupational health nurse professional Kim Mayhew will take the stage Thursday (April 18) to talk about on site health and wellness that works. Dozens of other offerings will be available covering everything from pharmacology updates to ergonomics at work.
From Las Vegas, we are jumping over to Grand Rapids, MI for all the excitement that the 2013 Michigan Safety Conference can offer. Prior to the Great Depression, the Michigan Safety Conference was formed to help Michigan business, industry and government to reduce accidents, injuries and property damage, according to the conference’s website.
The first conference took place in 1929 presenting safety-related seminars and displays to the public. Seven years later, in 1936, the second conference was held.
Today, over 3,000 attendees make up the safety, health and environmental employees who seek information on the latest techniques and equipment. The conference is organized and operated as a not-for-profit corporation. In addition to the annual conference, the Michigan Safety Conference sponsors annual scholarships to assist students who are enrolled in occupational safety and health programs at accredited Michigan universities.
Does your company see the value in sending you to any of these conferences?