Strong Lineup of Speakers to Address the 2018 Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit

CHEYENNE - A dynamic lineup including addresses from Governor Matt Mead, a keynote speaker and more than 35 breakout presenters is slated for the sixth annual Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit on June 20-21 at Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne.

The Wyoming Safety and Workforce Summit is a joint effort of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming OSHA and the Wyoming Workforce Development Council.

The summit appeals to business owners and managers, human resource managers, workforce development specialists, training providers, administrators at all levels and workers looking to improve their safety skills and overall on-the-job performance.

The June 20 keynote will be offered Corporal Josh Bleill, recipient of the Purple Heart for his service. While serving in Fallujah, Iraq, Corporal Bleill lost both his legs when a bomb deployed under his vehicle. He then spent two years recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center and went on to land a job working in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts.

Corporal Bleill has traveled the country delivering his message of perseverance and hope for the last eight years. His book, "One Step at a Time," has sold more than 10,000 copies and has been featured on CNN, The Colbert Report, and Parables of War.

In addition, Governor Mead will join the awards ceremony and help recognize Wyoming employers who have demonstrated a strong safety culture and excellence in safety and health programs. Recognition also will go to Wyoming employers and individuals who have made exceptional contributions to improving the skills and abilities of Wyoming's workers.

More than 35 breakout sessions will be offered this year, including the following topics:

Workforce Development

  • Update Your Interview Skills and Receive Continuing Education Credits
  • Harassment Prevention in the #MeToo Era
  • Building the Workforce Pipeline With Career Technical Education
  • Best Practices for Interviewing and Hiring

Workplace Safety

  • New Developments in Fall Protection
  • Hazard Communication
  • OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard
  • Reducing ATV Risks on Farms and Ranches

To view a complete list of breakout presentations and the full agenda, please visit here. To register for the Safety & Workforce Summit, please visit here.

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