Schedule

Detailed Schedule

We crafted 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. Instructions for submitting continuing education credits are available here.

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Schedule at a Glance

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+ Tuesday, October 24

+ Wednesday, October 25

+ Thursday, October 26

+ Friday, October 27

Tuesday, October 24

6:00–8:00pm

Welcome Reception

Hopscotch (Floor 3)

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 and Coffee

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

8:30–10:00am

Worker Well-being and Sustainable Business Health Plenary

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Welcome Address

Paul Schulte, PhD
Director, Education and Information Division, NIOSH

Mizraim Cordero
Vice President of Government Affairs, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Thomas Cunningham, PhD
Chief, Training Research and Evaluation Branch, NIOSH

Lee Newman, MD, MA
Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

Keynotes

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

10:00–11:15am

Poster Session

Walkway (Floor 2)

11:15am–12:00pm

Lunch

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

12:00–1:45pm

Research to Practice Plenary

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Keynote

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

Panel

Anca Bejan, CIH
Senior Project Manager/Research Industrial Hygienist, HealthPartners Institute

Garrett Burnett, MS, MBA
Research to Practice Specialist, NIOSH

Heidi Hudson, MPH
Health Communications Officer, NIOSH

Tony LaMontagne, ScD (Moderator)
Director, Centre for Population Health Research
Professor, Deakin University

David Parker, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Researcher, University of Minnesota

1:45–2:00pm

Break

2:00–4:00pm

Concurrent Workshops

+ Improving Safety in Small Enterprises

Hopscotch (Floor 3)

+ The Informal Economy

Red Rover (Floor 3)

+ Tools, Resources, and Systems for Small Enterprises

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

+ Total Worker Health in Small Enterprises

Dodgeball (Floor 2)

+ Vulnerable Workers

Keep Away (Floor 2)

+ Workers and Their Families

Duck, Duck, Goose (Floor 3)

4:00–4:15pm

Break

4:15–5:45pm

Concurrent Workshops

+ Ergonomics in Small Enterprises

Dodgeball (Floor 2)

+ Impact of Business Size

Hopscotch (Floor 3)

+ Meaningful Work

Duck, Duck, Goose (Floor 3)

+ Support Networks

Red Rover (Floor 3)

+ The Role of Public Health in Small Enterprises

Keep Away (Floor 2)

+ USE Conference in Review: What Have We Learned and Achieved Since Then

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

7:00–9:00pm

Dinner Party

Experience Colorado’s local flavor at this networking event. 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 and Coffee

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

8:30–10:00am

Small Business Perspective Plenary I

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Keynote

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, NIOSH

Joshua Vigil
Deputy District Director, US Small Business Administration

10:00–10:15am

Break

10:15am–12:15pm

Concurrent Workshops

+ Health and Safety Management Systems

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

+ Health Services for Small Enterprises

Red Rover (Floor 3)

+ Prevention in High Risk Industries

Keep Away (Floor 2)

+ Occupational Safety and Health in Small Industrial Settings

Duck, Duck, Goose (Floor 3)

+ Wellness Programs in Small Enterprises

Hopscotch (Floor 3)

+ Workplace Health and Safety in Construction

Dodgeball (Floor 2)

12:15–12:30pm

Break

12:30–1:30pm

Lunch

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

1:30–2:15pm

Small Business Perspective Plenary II

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Keynote

David Weil, PhD
Dean, Heller School of Social Policy, Brandeis University

2:15–2:45pm

Break

2:45–3:45pm

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

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Friday, October 27

7:30–8:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

8:00–10:00am

The Future: Where Do We Go from Here Plenary

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Keynote

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

Panel

Kelly Holmes
CEO/Editor in Chief, Native Max

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

Lili Tenney, MPH (Moderator)
Deputy Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Senior Instructor, Colorado School of Public Health

Kimberly Watkinson
Benefits and Payroll Coordinator, Avery Brewing

10:00–10:15am

Break

10:15am–11:15pm

Integrated Approaches Plenary

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Keynotes

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

Four Square Ballroom (Floor 3)

Greg Baxter
Regional Administrator, US Department of Labor OSHA

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM
Director, NIOSH

Lee Newman, MD, MA
Director, Center for Health, Work & Environment
Professor, Colorado School of Public Health