Conference Sessions


Each year we secure a dynamic lineup of 80-90 breakout sessions taught by 50+ first-class speakers from around the country. Whether you’re a front line supervisor, trade worker, or safety director overseeing hundreds of employees, you’ll find training for every level designed to strengthen safety cultures, improve safety communication and build leadership skills.


Our lineup includes:

  • A unique line-up of hands-on courses
  • Leading-edge safety concepts
  • Proven best practices taught by some of the safest companies in the nation
  • A leadership and communication track appropriate for safety and non-safety professionals
  • Industry specific topics
  • Regulation updates
  • And so much more!

Are you interested in speaking at the 2020 event?
Download and complete the Speaker Submission Form and email it to


2019 Session Presentations and Handouts

Several speakers from the 2019 event provided electronic versions of their presentations and handouts. Click the links below to download resources from your favorite sessions!


A05 Drug Testing in the Workplace: Process and Program Simplified, Dr. Joel Blanchard – Sanford OccMed


A07 How to be Successful in WSI’s New Safety Incentive Program: Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention, Davis Hoverson & Jim Ash – WSI


A17 Is Your Workplace Noisy? What’s the Risk to Workers and What Can  You Do About It, Bryan Beamer – NIOSH


A20 Safety Leadership, Joshua Cueller – Enbridge


A22 Worker Classification, Sara Cote – WSI


A26 Hearing Conservation Program Best Practices, Bryan Beamer – NIOSH


B03 AESC Well Servicing Rig Inspections, Kenny Jordan – Association of Energy Servicing Companies


B05 Crisis Management: You’ve Called the First Responders, Now What?, Laura Beverage – Jackson Kelly


B08 North Dakota Vision Zero/Vision Zero Communities, Dan Donlin – ND DOT


B11 Understanding and Managing Work Related Injuries, Robin Halvorson & Reyne Richter – WSI


B17 Grain Bin Safety, John Potts – Minot Fire Department 


B20 Medical Marijuana and Your Workplace Drug Testing Policy, Dr. Joel Blanchard – Sanford OccMed


B22 The Myth of Contractual Immunity: Legal Risks Under OSHA on Multi-Employer Worksites, Laura Beverage – Jackson Kelly


B24 Advanced Concepts in Industrial Ventilation: Applications and Examples, Kevin Dunn – NIOSH


B30 Workers Comp Fraud in ND, Stacey Kautzman – WSI


B35 Implementing Excellence in Employee Safety and Health with the OSHA VPP, Brad Baptiste – OSHA


B36 Personal Liability for OSH Professionals (OSHA and MSHA), Laura Beverage – Jackson Kelly


C06 Done Beats Perfect, Fred Schafer – Fully Alive Futures


C07 Fundamental Concepts in Industrial Ventilation, Kevin Dunn – NIOSH


C09 Opioid Use: What We Need to Know, Harvey J Hanel – WSI


C14 How to Become a Lean, Safety Health and Wellness Machine!, Fred Schafer – Fully Alive Futures