Tuesday, April 11, 2017


10:15 am

How to Improve your Slip, Trip and Fall Program for Positive Results(Intermediate)Ken Smith, CHSP, CIE, CHCM, Director of Associate Safety, SCL Health.


This interactive presentation will provide innovative ideas and processes to improve your slip, trip and fall prevention program.  The instructor will get participants involved in the discussion of proactive programs to demonstrate slip, trip and fall prevention proven methods.


12:30 pm

Preventing Workplace Violence and Conflict (Intermediate) Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, President and COO, Sorensen, Wilder & Associates.


This presenter will share process methods and programs that can be used to de-escalate violent behavior and workplace conflict.  The speaker will share examples and how to apply programs and processes to mitigate violent behaviors.


1:45 pm

Hospital Chemical Spill Response and Prevention (Intermediate) Scott Cruzen, CHSP, OHST Safety Officer, Medxcel Facilities Management.


Chemical spills in healthcare facilities can cause injury, illness, property damage, and regulatory non-compliance penalties.  Thousands of hazardous chemical products are used in healthcare and the regulatory landscape can be daunting.  In addition to a quick overview of applicable regulations, methods of overcoming barriers to establishing an effective spill prevention and response program will be discussed.


3:15 pm

Ergonomics Metric That Will Change Your Organization (Intermediate)  Jack Kester, CIE, CSP, Senior Vice President, Marsh Risk Consulting.


Are the results from your ergonomics management process less than inspiring?  If so, the metrics used to evaluate ergonomics performance may not be driving the desired level of activity required for success.  Attend this session to learn about a range of compelling short-term and long-term metrics and management tracking systems that will transform your ergonomics process and improve its impact on your business.  We will discuss how to use the right short-term metrics to quickly identify and fix elements of your process that just are not working.  You will learn why it is important to establish short-term metrics and how to use them in the right way to make your ergonomics process sustainable.  Case studies will be used to illustrate common issues created by metrics in the corporation environment.


During this session, we will:

               -Review the reasons why using the wrong metrics leads to the failure of some ergonomic processes.

               -Explain how to use short-term metrics quickly to recognize and fix potential issues and roadblocks in                      your ergonomics process.

               -Compare short-term and long-term metrics and detrmine how and when to use them.

               -Discuss how to use metrics to adjust your ergonomics strategies and improve your outcomes. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017


9:00 am

Preventing Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Drugs (Intermediate) Teresa Fisk, CIH, CSP, Non-Clinical Loss Control Director, Trinity Health; and Jenelle Thelen, Industrial Hygienist, Consultation Education and Training Division, MIOSHA.


The first part of this session will summarize current NIOSH research and publications and the conundrum of hazard assessment and medical surveillance that hospitals face.  The second part of the session focuses on the MIOSHA regulations pertaining to the occupational exposure to hazardous drugs and prevention strategies.


10:15 am

The Zika Virus - Disease Transmission, Public Health Concerns, and How Healthcare Systems are Responding to this New Threat (Intermediate) Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Director, Infection Prevention  & Control, Unified Clinical Organization, Trinity Health.


This session will cover mosquito transmitted diseases and global and national trends with a particular focus on the Zika virus.  The presentation will include what healthcare organizations have put into place to respond to this crisis.


12:30 pm

PPE Hazard Assessment and Fashion Show (Intermediate)  Jenelle Thelen, Industrial Hygienist, Consultation Education and Training Division.


The first part of this session will cover the MIOSHA requirements pertaining to personal protective equipment (PPE) used in a healthcare setting with a particular focus on how to conduct a PPE hazard assessment.  The second part of the session will test the participants understanding of the PPE requirements through an interactive fashion show.


1:45 pm

Improving Sharps Safety, Reducing Occupational Risk (Intermediate) Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, International Safety Center.


This interactive presentation will provide quantitative injury data, innovative ideas, immediately actionable interventions, and processes to improve your NSI(Needlestick Injury) and occupational infectious disease prevention program  The instructor will get participants involved in the discussion of proactive, sustainable programs to demonstrate proven methods for improvement.


Healthcare Division Roster

Chair:  Maureen Stone, MORC

Vice Chair:  Terry Fisk, CIH, CSP, CIE, CHSP, Trinity Health

Secretary:  Janet Dobryden, ARM, CSRM, York Risk Services Group, Inc.


Phyllis Berryman, RN, MBA, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, Abbey Consultant

Regina Carriere, CSP, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Debbie DeNapoli, CHSP,  University of Michigan Health System 

Melissa Dominic, Macomb Oakland Regional Center

Christopher Dreckmann, Bio-Med Medical Waste

Yvonne Dykstra, Soaring Health

Robert Erps, Advanced Resource Management 

Sheila Finch, CHMM, CHSP, Detroit Medical Center, Sinai G-Grace Hospital

Joe Galusha, CHSP, CIE, AON Risk Services, Inc.

Leah Konwinski, MS, AEP, CSPHP, Spectrum Health

MaryAnn Northcote, CPP, CHSP, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital 

Jami Przekop, Stericycle

Margaret Sipple, Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak

Janaea Smith, Almont Medical First Responders

Kenneth Smith, CHSP, Healthcare Safety Services 

Dee Tyler, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Coverys

Robert Williamson, RN, BSN, MS, CWCP, CSPHP, Ascension Health

Future Conference Dates

April 11-12, 2017, Novi, MI

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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