Schedule

We are crafting an action-packed agenda filled with opportunities to learn, network, and build new skills in workplace health and safety. Stay tuned for the full conference program.

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+ Tuesday, October 24
+ Wednesday, October 25
+ Thursday, October 26
+ Friday, October 27

 

 

Tuesday, October 24

5:00–6:00pm

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

8:30–10:45am

Worker Well-being and Sustainable Business Health

Welcome Address

Tom 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 Division
National 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

David Weil, PhD
Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business
Former Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor

10:45–11:30am

Poster Presentations

11:30am–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

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

David Walters, PhD
Director, Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre
Professor, Cardiff University

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

6:00–9:00pm

Dinner Party

Experience a taste of Colorado at this exclusive event featuring local food, drinks, art, music, and beautiful scenery. This is a unique experience to make connections with conference attendees from around the world while enjoying the local flavor of Denver, 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, Center to Protect Workers Rights

Panel

Bill Brazile, PhD
Director and Associate Professor, Industrial Hygiene Program, Colorado State University

Tom Coohill
Chef/Owner, Coohills Restaurant

Tom 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

1:00–1:45pm

Keynote Address

Luz Stella Marín, ScD
Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1:45–2:30pm

Poster Presentations

2:30–3:45pm

Small Business Perspective: Part II

Panel

Kyle Littman
Chief Operating Officer, Avid4 Adventure

Josh Kreul
Contract Superintendent, Horizon Glass

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

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

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

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

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