Please note: The breakout sessions are subject to change due to COVID circumstances. 

7:00 AM Registration & Exhibits

7:30 AM Welcome

8:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hines

Suicide Prevention and Wellness

9:30 AM Break & Exhibits

10:00 AM Breakout Session 1

Creating a Safety Culture – Why, What, and How
Brent Taylor and Kirk Dighton, DC Taylor, Co

Mobile Elevated Work Platform – Operator and Supervisor Requirements in ANSI A92.24
Margret Meade, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Hiring and Retaining Healthy Employees During a Labor Shortage Crisis
Darrin Ausman, MBA, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS III, Athletico

Fire and Life Safety 101
Nic Pruter, Fire Marshall, Coralville Fire Department

11:00 AM Breakout Session 2

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace
Erin Stresow, PhD, MA, BA, BS, University of Iowa

NFPA 70E:  Changes to the NFPA 70E – 2021 Edition
Jason Wolf, ESCO

Stigma, Safety and Policies: Addressing Mental Health in the Construction Industry
Diane Rohlman, MA, PhD, Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest

Return to Work and Beyond: How a Neuro Rehab Clinic Assists in Return to Work and Offers Episodic Care
Paula Duve, On With Life

12:00 PM Lunch & Exhibits

1:00 PM Breakout Session 3

Iowa Workers Compensation Law Updates from a Claims Handling Perspective
Dawn Hays, UFG Insurance

“Ugh….. Another Boring Safety Meeting”
Sarah Allender, True North
Amy Roosa, AmeriGas
Floyd Sauter, Independent Safety Consultant

Scaffolding: The Importance of Being Thorough
Ernest Melendez, BrandSafway

 2:00 PM Breakout Session 4

Environmental Safety 101
Matt Deutsch, Impact 7G

Combating Harassment and Promoting Respectful Worksites
Robin Clark-Bennett and Guillermo Morales,  UI Labor Center

Confined Space Entry Program Management
Adam Britton, IFF

3:00 PM Breaks & Exhibits

3:15 PM General Session

OSHA Intro and Update
Chris Downs, Iowa OSHA

4:15 PM Adjourn

To see past topics presented at the HOS conference, check out the 2020 agenda here, or the 2019 agenda here.