Safety Summit

Program Description

When: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, from 8 a.m to 2:45 p.m.

Where: Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus. Sustainable Technologies Building (next to Building 2), Room 113. Park on the south side of Lot 1 off 70th Street.

Who should attend: Safety professionals, managers and supervisors, safety committee members, HR personnel, business owners, contractors or anyone responsible for the safety of employees

Cost: $89 per attendee

Registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

Summit at-a-glance

Check-in and continental breakfast: 7:45-8:25 a.m.
Programming: 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Legal Marijuana In Illinois –
Will it Impact Your Business?
Presenter: Matt Pappas, Attorney
Are you wondering how the new law will impact employment and workplace policies? This session will discuss legal implications and safety issues.
Office Ergonomics – Sittin’ Pretty

Presenter: Meredith Wyant, Occupational Therapist

Proper office ergonomics can help your back, wrists and joints stay comfortable at work. This session will review recommended postures and postures to avoid, sitting and standing workstations, recommended workstation setup and the importance of taking micro breaks.
Preventing Falls in the Workplace

Presenter: Amando “Dino” Arias, Corporate Safety and Health Professional

Loading and unloading from docks and working from scaffolding, ladders and roofs, all present dangers from falling. Learn strategies for best fall prevention practices.
OSHA’S 2020 Emphasis Programs and More

Presenter:  Brian Bothast, U.S. Dept of Labor/OSHA, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist

This session will address OSHA’s national and local Emphasis Programs and provide an overview of OSHA’s focus for 2020. Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and happenings at OSHA in our region and beyond. Brian will spend time answering questions for participants. Feel free to email questions to Brian ahead of time at

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