Safety 2008 Video Blogs

 

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Keynote Speaker

This morning's General Session was incredible! Jay Carney, of Time Magazine, had thousands of attendees literally hanging on his every word. With this year's political climate, this was an excellent choice for a Keynote speaker. I can't think of another conference with so many high-quality speakers...

Plenary Session

Then, during the Plenary Session, we got to experience two of the safety industry's most important figures - OSHA's Edwin Foulke, Jr., and NIOSH's John Howard -- they had some interesting perspectives and it was great to have this setup in a panel discussion. The audience really seemed engaged...

Exposition

The Expo opened with a great crowd, and lots of networking yesterday. I think today was even more crowded and it was great to meet so many professionals. Seems like there are more exhibitors this year...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Keynote Speaker

This morning's featured speaker was Dr. Robert Cialdini, and he taught us about the power of influence. Wow! - what a great presentation, and we had the chance to meet and greet during his autograph session.

My Favorite Session

Was the "OSHA Current Activities Update"-- they talked about areas of enforcement, standards development, emergency preparedness, and it was indeed very interesting for the other attendees as well...

Exposition

Hey - another crowded day, and some very important contacts made. Great lunch in the Expo hall, and many new poster sessions to boot..

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Keynote Speaker

Today was great! Another awesome opening session featuring the "Executive Summit" with experts and CEOs from industry including Kraft, Black and Veatch, Alaska Tanker Company and MGM Mirage.

My Favorite Session

was session number 755, "Creating a Safe Work Environment for EMS Workers" and it was very well attended...

Next Year's Conference

I thought it might be a good idea to plan for next year, and when they mentioned its going to be in San Antonio I was ready to sign up! The River Walk should be fun, not to mention the Alamo, etc...