Educational Sessions

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo offers educational sessions to help company executives, safety and health professionals, and risk managers improve organizational culture, boost productivity, and increase profits. 

Wednesday, March 10

On Demand
(D01) Women in Construction and Safety by Sherry Holmes, HGTV host and DIYer; Abby Ferri, podcaster and author; Tony DeAscentis, Ving!; and Stephanie Hunter, Ving!

8:30 to 9 a.m.
(W01) BWC We've Got You Covered

9 to 10:15 a.m.
(W02A) Opening Session  – Management Meets the Future: The Innovation Challenge
John Logue, Interim Administrator/CEO, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, and Michael Rogers, futurist, journalist and radio/television personality

10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
(W03A) Effective Use of This Injury Management Tool: MCOs by Freddie Johnson, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
(W03B) Crisis Management, Communications and Social Media by Stephanie York, Hennes Communications

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
(W04A) Dealing with and Defusing Difficult Situations by Tim Dimoff, SACS Consulting and Training Center Inc.
(W04B) Emerging Trends in Safety Technology by Tony DeAscentis, Ving LLC

1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
(W05A) Your View, Your Attitude, Your Life by Chad Dunlap, UpShift
(W05B) Navigating FMLA, ADA and OSHA in Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claims by Sue Roudebush, Bricker & Eckler

3 to 4 p.m.
(W06A) Conversation-Based Safety by Corey Hopkins and Joe Melton, Dekra
(WO6B) Reducing COVID-19 Transmission through HVAC Improvements by Jeff Hutchins, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation


Thursday, March 11

On Demand
(D01) Women in Construction and Safety by Sherry Holmes, HGTV host and DIYer; Abby Ferri, podcaster and author; Tony DeAscentis, Ving!; and Stephanie Hunter, Ving!

8:30 to 9 a.m.
(T01) BWC We've Got You Covered (Repeat)

9  to 10 a.m.
(T02A) General Session – Management and Mismanagement During Crises by Anthony Panepinto, Procter & Gamble

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(T03A) Training Managers to Be Managers by Christie Engler, Consolidated Employer Services
(T03B) Incident Investigation Protocol and Liability: A Company Perspective by Doug Suter, Esq.

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
(T04A) A Conversation with OSHA by Howard Eberts and Larry Johnson, Occupational Safety & Health Administration
(T04B) Resilient Safety Management Systems by Ron Gantt, Reflect Consulting Group

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
(T05A) Effective Hazard Identification for Senior Leaders by Doug Pontsler, COVE: Center of Visual Expertise
(T05B) C-Suite Keys to a Positive Safety Culture by Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety

2:45 to 4 p.m.
(T06A) Games, Blind Spots, and Bias by Ron Gantt, Reflect Consulting Group, and Eric Buschard, Monarch Construction Co.


Friday, March 12

BONUS environmental sessions by Ohio EPA experts. Separate registration required. Learn more.


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