Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit - Virtual

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The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Summit is designed to share best leadership and safety practices with industry professionals hoping to achieve world-class safety within their companies.

This one-of-a-kind learning and networking conference will focus on uniting manufacturing executives from across the United States. Attendees will focus on best practices in environment, health and safety along with becoming a better leader.

This Summit promises to provide high-level safety professionals with implementable ideas they can take back to their facilities to improve their operations and achieve world-class safety.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

11:00 AM - Introduction and Welcome

11:15 AM - The Safety Ninja

Regina McMichael, The Learning Company

Dang, it is hard to be a top-notch safety pro and still find time to deliver great training. Tired of compliance-based lectures, and begging people to come and pay attention? Well stop working so hard and work smarter, be like the Safety Training Ninja© who uses the tools like a master and slices through training challenges. By the end of this program, attendees will be able to develop learning objectives that not only meet your company's safety needs but that you can prove you achieved; create compliance training that is actually interesting; and explain five ways to make training easier and more exciting.

12:45 PM - Peer Networking

This session is back by popular demand! Growing peer-to-peer networks is a primary component EHS Summit. Attendees will have the chance to interact with peer groups during this session on topics that are unique to their job fuctions in their specific groups. Driven by past attendee feedback, these focused sessions have been highly requested and are expected to be one of the biggest hits of this year's event. They are a perfect way for professionals to find new ideas, expand their professional networks, and explore new methods of improvement.

1:30 PM - Understanding your Environmental Responsibilities

Salvatore Caccavale, Tilcon 

1:30 PM - From the Legal Perspective: PPE and Vaccinations in the Workplace:

Nelva Smith and Bill Wahoff, Steptoe-Johnson

In this session, attendees will be provided with information behind the legalities of requiring PPE and/or vaccinations in the workplace. 

2:30 PM  - Mill Safety Panel 

3:30 PM - How to Establish an Emergency Action Plan:

Scott Lowry, StrataSite

In this session, attendees will learn how to establish an emergency action plan for their companies. 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

11:00 AM - How to Conduct a Cyber Risk Assessment: 

Duane Dunston, Champlain College

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to conduct cyber risk assessments. The process along with the people that should be involved will be examined. Additionally, this workshop will help you start the process of identifying the key individuals in your own organization to help support a risk management program. You will learn how to ensure all organizational information and digital assets are accounted for during the risk assessment, how you and your organization must perform routine risk assessments, and what questions to ask and look for in third-party vendors that conduct risk assessments within your organization. By the end of the workshop, you will have an understanding of the risk management process and where and how to begin within your organization.

12:30 PM - Federal OSHA Standards and the Biden Administration

Peter Kirsanow, Benesch

2:30 PM - The Looming Safety Crisis: Mental Health in the Workplace

Laurence Pearlman, Marsh Risk Consulting

Research shows that 61% of employees have experienced a mental health issue at work. Yet only 16% of employees are comfortable sharing these issues with their manager. In this session, we’ll explores the consequences – including the safety impact – of mental health issues in the workplace. Topics include understanding ‘unsafe’ employees, how safety and health benefits should work together, how to equip leaders to recognize mental health issues, what risks can be amplified by mental health issues, and the impact of human factors.

3:30 PM - EHS Awards and EHS Coffee Talk 

The 2021 Safety Awards recognize companies in the manufacturing industry that have achieved excellent safety techniques that go beyond the average regulations. The awards will be given out based on OSHA 300's Log of work-Related Injuries and Illness statistics and Safety Best Practices. 

Then we will move into our Coffee Talks ... Are you looking to connect with people in a particular field or with a certain set of expertise? Attendees can now participate in this year's Coffee Talk Session to meet other great professionals in this fast, fun, and productive virtual networking experience. It is networking and connecting that's natural, not awkward. Want to get new ideas for your organization? Have some best practices to share? Just want to actually meet some new people in your field? The EHS Planning Team has you covered with the Coffee Talk Sessions. This isn't about just exchanging business cards. It is designed to get people to engage and find real value in connecting. You'll meet other great manufacturing professionals who understand you and what you are going through. And even introverts will tell you this year's format is great!

The EHS Planning Committee is hard at work securing presenters for this year's event. This page will continue to be updated as presentations are secured.

If you are interested in presenting, please contact Kaitlyn Krol at 

Cost: Member - $202 | Non-Member - $212


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Registration will close May 27, 2021 11:59pm

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