ASSE Southwest Chapter 44th Annual PDC

  •  April 28, 2017
     7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Hurry! It sells out fast! The First 150 Attendees Get the Following:

  • 2 Keynote Speakers (See Below) &
  • 6 Other Thought Provokers
  • See Innovative Products & Services
  • Visit with Exhibitors & Sponsors
  • Chance at Door Prizes
  • Hot Lunch & Breakout Refreshments
  • Networking with Other Colleagues
  • Certificate — 0.7 CEUs

Keynote Sessions

The Promise and Peril of “Citizen Science”
The proliferation of personal electronic devices has resulted in an exponential expansion in the ability to rapidly gather and disseminate information – some accurate, some not so accurate, and some downright wrong. This presentation will discuss the evolution of “citizen science”.

Dr. Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Bob has over 35 years of experience in health & safety and possesses master’s degrees in both health physics and environmental sciences, and a doctorate in occupational health.

While managing a comprehensive safety program, Bob has authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters and has fulfilled interview requests from media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NY Times, ABC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR.

The Humor in Safety

WARNING: Attending this session may cause belly-aches, teary eyes and sore sides! Have your safety and health presentations become drab and dreary? Spruce them up with a little humor! Tim will present information for safety and health professionals, to better prepare,  deliver and critique professional training. Tim incorporates several workplace examples, including some light –hearted home and road examples by weaving
in anecdotal stories and humor.

Tim Page-Bottorff is the ASSE Region II Vice President and an inspirational professional who brings experiences from his over 22 years of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental experience. As a United States Marine, Tim earned the Humanitarian Service Medal and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Tim started his safety career in the Marine Corps and is very proud of his grass roots approach.

Agenda (Click here to Download the Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios)

7:00 a.m. Exhibitor Registration and Set-up – Woodlawn A&B

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens for all attendees – Lobby Pre-Function A

8:00 a.m. Opening Comments – Tim Page-Bottorff

8:20 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE – Dr. Bob Emery“Citizen Science”

9:10 a.m. 1st Session Speaker –   Dr. Michael Larranaga – “Strategies for a Catastrophic World”

10:00 a.m. Morning Break – Door prizes, Break and Vendor Exhibits

10:20 a.m.  2nd Session Speaker –  Joe Gasparino – “Risk Innovation”

11:10 a.m. 3rd Session Speaker – Russell Ammons – “Cost of Worse Drug Epidemic in U.S. History”

12:00 Noon Lunch / Vendor Exhibits – Enjoy visiting with our vendor’s / Door prizes

12:45 p.m. 4th Session Speaker –  Beata Smela    – “Align & Move”

1:35 p.m. 5th Session Speaker –  Chip Duffie – “Making the Business Case for H&S excellence”

2:25 p.m. Afternoon Break – Door prizes, Break and Vendor Exhibits.

2:45 p.m. 6th Session Speaker – Michael Belcher – “The Safety & Health Profession Now & Into the Future”

3:35 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE – Tim Page-Bottorff – “The Humor in Safety”

4:25 p.m. Wrap-up – Door prizes, Awards, Pick-up certificates and go home.

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Venue:   Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas, 75219, United States