Keynote Speakers2018-10-15T11:33:23+00:00

Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session – February 27: Safety in Football
Jeff Saturday, Superbowl XLI Champion, NFL Analyst on ESPN

Six-time Pro Bowl center and Super Bowl champion Jeff Saturday is back by popular demand to discuss the current state of safety in football. He serves as an in-studio analyst for ESPN since retiring from the NFL in 2013. Saturday appears on NFL Live, NFL Prime Time, SportsCenter and contributes to other ESPN programming.

Saturday’s NFL career spanned 14 years, 13 of which with the Indianapolis Colts, and one season with the Green Bay Packers. Though the NFL veteran entered the league as an undrafted free agent, Saturday was a fixture on the Colts teams that won Super Bowl XLI and represented the AFC in Super Bowl XLIV. He was named first-team All-Pro player two times and was named as a member of the All-Decade Team.

General Session – February 28: Safety/Life Lessons from Psychological Science: The Human Dynamics of Achieving and Injury-Free Workplace
Dr. E. Scott Geller, PhD, Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. 

Seven evidence-based safety/life lessons from psychological science will be reviewed which should be the foundation of any intervention implemented to improve the human dynamics of industrial safety and health. While some of these lessons have already been applied successfully to prevent injuries in numerous organizations worldwide, the potential for more beneficial applications of these safety/life lessons is “huge”. Indeed, human well-being and life satisfaction is contingent on the number of individuals practicing these seven life lessons to increase occurrences of actively-caring-for-people (AC4P) behavior, and inspiring others to do the same.

Luncheon Presentation: The Wife Left Behind: The Making of a Safety Professional
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET, President, The Learning Factory, Inc. 

Imagine a perfect world, where the workers thank you for your help, training is easy, valuable and effective, and everyone thinks you are a safety superhero! But, unfortunately, that’s not how it is. In fact, some days, it’s hard to remember why you do this job in the first place. This keynote will revitalize your passion for safety and remind you that it’s about the little wins that keep us engaged. Go from struggling from the day-to-day challenges of the compliance-driven work mentality to seeing safety as a matter of the successes that happen along the way.