(Agenda, schedule and speakers subject to change).


Breakout Session III

     "General Duty Clause: Section 5(a)(1) Explained" – Todd Sieleman, Todd Safety Consultation

     "Using Technology for Safety Compliance Requirements" – Aaron Rice, EaglePicher Technologies

     "Navigating the New Landscape of Healthcare" – Tom Jensen, Connell Insurance

Breakout Session IV

     "Safety in Sustainability"

     "How to Build a Safety Culture" – Zach Browne, Nabholz Construction

     "Human Factors: The Science of Safety" – Mark Heidebrecht, Ergonomics International


Day 1 

12:00 – 1:00 PM

1:20 – 2:10 PM

2:30 – 3:20 PM

3:30 – 5:00 PM


"General Duty Clause: Section 5(a)(1) Explained"

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Todd Sieleman - Owner, Todd Safety Consultation

     Todd Sieleman is owner of Todd Safety Consultation LLC, providing advice and direction to business owners on all things OSHA.
     In 2016, Todd retired from OSHA as Assistant Director of the Kansas City Area Office where he oversaw the effective administration of federal occupational safety laws within companies in the western half of the state of Missouri.  He also served as 1 of 50 Compliance Assistance Specialist’s  nationwide to provide support to businesses by delivering training and subject matter guidance of OSHA requirements. 
     Todd began his safety career in 1984 as a Police Officer in the U.S. Air Force and continued his military career in the Air Force Reserve as a Safety & Health Manager retiring in 2012 as a Senior Master Sergeant.  Prior to his work with OSHA, Todd managed OSHA, EPA, and DOT programs with the U.S. Postal Service in the Mid-America District Safety Office.


"Using Technology for Safety Compliance Requirements"

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Aaron Rice - Director of EHS, EaglePicher Technologies

     Aaron Rice is the Director of Environmental, Health & Safety at EaglePicher Technologies.  With 17 years of experience in the EHS field, he has served in several different industries including consulting, municipal & state public health, commercial agriculture manufacturing, poultry processing, and battery & energetics manufacturing.  Aaron has a proven success in safety culture change and using that change to support continuous improvement within the manufacturing environment.
     Aaron received a B.S. in Environmental Health from Missouri Southern State University.

     “A supported and embedded safety program should be the foundation of operations within a manufacturing facility.  These programs can be leveraged to improve quality and communication throughout the facility, and increase manufacturing efficiency.”


"Navigating the New Landscape of Healthcare"

     As healthcare costs continue to rise, so do the insurance premiums. As an insurance consultant and partner for Connell Insurance, Mr. Jensen has extensive knowledge on health plan design, alternative funding, compliance, best practices and assisting employers in developing a benefit strategy that is sustainable during today’s turbulent market. During this session he will discuss how employers can develop a comprehensive benefit offering that aligns with both the budget and personnel.

     Key takeaways:

        · Why healthcare costs are rising

        · The differences between HSAs, HRAs and FSAs

        · Alternative methods for coverage purchasing insurance


Tom Jensen - Partner, Connell Insurance

     Tom has over 17 years of employee benefits and workers' compensation experience. His areas of expertise include multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWA's), association health plans (AHP's), risk analysis, cost reduction strategies, self-insured plan design, contract analysis, claims and service resolution, and healthcare reform guidance and compliance.

     In 2005, Tom earned a BA in Communications from William Jewell College where he was a member of the college’s football team and served as the team captain. Tom is also an active member of Rotary International, Friends of Abilities First - Board Member, and Past Chair of the Special Education Parents Advisory Council for Nixa Public Schools.


"Safety in Sustainability"

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Speaker Soon!

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"How to Build a Safety Culture"

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Zach Browne - Superintendent, Nabholz Construction

     Details Soon!


"Human Factors: The Science of Safety"

     In this presentation we will briefly discuss the field of human factors and its foundational role in safety. Mr. Heidebrecht has provided assistance in over 200 cases and provided expert testimony and opinions in over 75 state and federal court cases. He will pull examples directly from cases that he has provided testimony in and discuss the role of human factors in determining liability when testifying on behalf of the plaintiff and minimizing liability when testifying on behalf of the defense.
     Topics discussed will include, personal entanglement in machinery resulting in scalping, forklift tip over resulting in amputation, company driver striking a pedestrian at night, company driver turning in front of a motorcycle resulting in a fatality, ejection from rented earthmoving equipment resulting in a fatality, discriminatory hiring practices resulting in ADA lawsuit, police shooting that resulted in paralysis, and welding in a confined space without proper training or PPE resulting in pulmonary fibrosis.

     These topics will be discussed in regard to the types of error that occurred that created or limited liability for the employer and potential mitigation strategies.

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Mark Heidebrecht - Owner, ErgoMethods | Managing Partner, Ergonomics International

     Heidebrecht has more than 20 years of experience and has provided forensic and expert witness services in the areas of biomechanics, human factors, ergonomics and work physiology. He has testified in more than 75 State Court and US Federal Court cases including the Federal OSHA hearing regarding the National Ergonomic Standard.

     Heidebrecht is a certified Ergonomist/Human Factors Professional and board-certified Exercise Physiologist. His expertise includes the implementation of ergonomic risk reduction processes, biomechanical analysis, upper/lower body ergonomic assessments, human factors analysis, physical demand analysis, job matching, work physiology and job specific functional testing.