Schedule

We are crafting an action-packed agenda filled with opportunities to learn, network, and build new skills in workplace health and safety. CME, CNE, and CECH continuing education credits will be available for some of the conference presentations.

Check out the schedule at a glance below. Jump to:

+ Tuesday, October 24

+ Wednesday, October 25

+ Thursday, October 26

+ Friday, October 27

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View the full draft schedule.

Tuesday, October 24

6:00–8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Conference attendees and speakers are invited to kick-off USE 2017 with a pre-event networking happy hour. RSVP for the reception through the conference registration platform. An RSVP is required to attend.

Wednesday, October 25

8:00–8:30am

Registration

8:30–10:05am

Worker Well-being and Sustainable Business Health

Welcome Address

Thomas Cunningham, PhD

Chief, Training Research and Evaluation Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Lee Newman, MD, MA

Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

Paul Schulte, PhD

Director, Education and Information DivisionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Keynote Address

Glorian Sorensen, PhD

Director, Center for Work, Health and Well-being
Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Peter Hasle, PhD
Professor, Centre for Industrial Production, Aalborg University

10:05–11:15am

Poster Presentations

11:15am–12:00pm

Lunch

12:00–1:50pm

Research to Practice

Keynote Address

John Boudreau, PhD

Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations
Professor, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Panel

Anca Bejan, CIH

Health Partners Institute

Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA

Health Communications Fellow, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Heidi Hudson, MPH

Health Communications Officer, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Tony LaMontagne, ScD (Moderator)

Director, Centre for Population Health Research
Professor, Deakin University

David Parker, MD, MPH

Senior Researcher
Park Nicollet Institute

1:50–2:00pm

Break

2:00–4:00pm

Concurrent Workshops

+ Improving Safety in Small Enterprises

+ Meaningful Work

+ Occupational Safety and Health in Small Industrial Settings

+ Tools, Resources, and Systems for Small Enterprises

+ Total Worker Health in Small Enterprises

+ USE Conferences in Review: What Have We Learned and Achieved

+ Vulnerable Workers

4:00–4:15pm

Break

4:15–5:45pm

Concurrent Workshops

+ Ergonomics in Small Enterprises

+ Impact of Business Size

+ Support Networks

+ The Role of Public Health in Small Enterprises

+ Worker Health and Safety in Agriculture

+ Workers and Their Families

7:00–9:00pm

Dinner Party

Experience Colorado’s local flavor at this networking event featuring local food, drinks, art, and music. This is a unique opportunity to make connections with conference attendees and keynote speakers from around the world while enjoying the local flavor of Colorado.

Thursday, October 26

8:00–8:30am

Registration

8:30–10:00am

Small Business Perspective: Part I

Keynote Address

Knut Ringen, DrPH

Science Advisor, CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training

Panel

Bill Brazile, PhD

Director and Associate Professor, Industrial Hygiene Program, Colorado State University

Tom Coohill

Chef/Owner, Coohills Restaurant

Thomas Cunningham, PhD (Moderator)

Chief, Training Research and Evaluation Branch
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Jacki Dezelski, MBA

President, Manatee Chamber of Commerce

10:00–10:15am

Break

10:15am–12:15pm

Concurrent Workshops

+ Wellness Programs in Small Enterprises

+ Health Services for Small Enterprises

+ The Informal Economy

+ Workplace Health and Safety in Construction

+ Prevention in High Risk Industries

+ Health and Safety Management Systems

12:30–1:00pm

Lunch

1:00–3:45pm

Small Business Perspective: Part II

Keynote Address

David Weil, PhD

Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Dean, Heller School of Social Policy, Brandeis University

Panel

Josh Kreul

Contract Superintendent, Horizon Glass

Kyle Littman

Chief Operating Officer, Avid4 Adventure

Emily Prisco

Director of Farm Resources, Aurora Organic Farms

Diane Rohlman, PhD (Moderator)

Director, Healthier Workforce Center for the Midwest
Associate Professor, University of Iowa

3:45–4:30pm

Awards Presentation

Friday, October 27

8:00–10:00am

The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

Keynote Address

Luz Stella Marín, ScD

Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Panel

Lili Tenney, MPH (Moderator)

Deputy Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Instructor, Colorado School of Public Health

Meridith Marshall, MBA

Health and Wellness Champion and Senior Regional Manager, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Kimberly Watkinson

Benefits and Payroll Coordinator, Avery Brewing

10:00–10:15am

Break

10:15am–12:00pm

Keynote Address

Lisa Brosseau, ScD
Director, Illinois Education and Research Center
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Tony LaMontagne, ScD

Director, Centre for Population Health Research
Professor, Deakin University

11:15am–12:00pm

Closing Remarks

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM

Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Lee Newman, MD, MA

Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Professor, Colorado School of Public Health