Keynotes

James Dollard, Safety Coordinator, IBEW 98

Session Name:  TBD
May 22, 2017 – 1:00PM

About Jim:
Jim is the Safety Coordinator for IBEW Local 98. He also serves on multiple NFPA committees keeping Local 98 on the cutting edge of codes and standards, which affect our industry. These committees include the UL Electrical Council, NFPA 70E, NFPA 90A and the NEC project, the TCC, CMP-13.

Jim is a Master 500 OSHA instructor working diligently to keep out jobsites safer by working with members, signatory contractors, general contractors and OSHA to provide safe and healthful working conditions for all Local 98 members.


Bill Sims, Green Bean Leadership

Beyond Zero Injuries
May 24, 2017 – 10AM

Millions of dollars are spent in search of Zero Injuries, the “Holy Grail” of safety. Many of these efforts have proved beneficial, and yet many others must be questioned. Is Zero the right goal or is there a better one that will drive continuous safety improvement? Join me at this session and learn what lies Beyond Zero, and how this is the goal your culture must strive for to not only survive, but thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

About Bill:
Bill Sims, Jr., is a leadership speaker, author and leadership workshop developer. Bill is also President of The Bill Sims Company, Inc.  For more than 40 years, the Bill Sims Company has created behavior-based recognition programs that have helped large and small firms to inspire better performance from employees and increase bottom line profits. More


Dale Lesinski, Vice President, DiVal Safety

Safety 4 the Right Reasons
May 23, 2017 – 1:00pm

Safe 4 the Right Reasons takes a basic look at our human nature and breaks down why we put ourselves at risk.

Getting employees to value safety and safe behavior are the constant challenges faced by todays companies.  “Safe 4 the Right Reasons” explains why we behave this way and can be used as the foundation of how to work with employees in avoiding accidents and to value safety. Safe 4 the Right Reasons is basic understanding of human behavior and why we do the things we do. This program Motivates employees in avoiding accidents and to value their own safety and addresses how to get Employee’s to adopt and value safe behavior. Dale offers a fresh approach and makes his message personal for every employee which is the key to his effectiveness. Dale’s ability to incorporate audience participation, fun, humor, real world situations that everyone can relate to and the ability to uncover each and every attendee’s personal motivation for safety has made this presentation a national favorite.

About Dale:
Dale Lesinski serves as the Vice President of Sales for DiVal Safety Equipment in Buffalo NY. Dale Lesinski has been a featured speaker at the NSC (National Safety Congress) & OSHA VPPPA National and Regional Conferences as well as several local and regional Safety Associations. He also is a frequent guest lecturer for the Undergraduate and MBA programs at several Western New York Colleges and Universities. His ability to incorporate his areas of expertise in Sales, communication, motivation, presentation skills, public speaking and effective training of adult’s learners into his safety message delivers an entertaining and powerful message.

Dale has a proven track record as an effective and entertaining speaker and trainer. As a frequent speaker for safety seminars and companies (Frito Lay, NRG, Kodak, Bausch and Lomb, ITT and Borg Warner) and has educated thousands on several safety topics.
Dale Lesinski is also a QSSP (Qualified Safety Sales Representative). In his vast safety sales experience since 1990 he has visited and toured over 500 hundred manufacturing plants and job sites that include virtually every aspect of industry, construction, municipality and utility. Member of National Safety Council and American Society of Safety Engineers.


Carl Potter, the Safety Institute

Session: Leadership Required

May 22 – 1:00 PM

Leaders are made, not born and that includes safety leaders. Many people are passionate about safety: passion is only one of several aspects of safety leadership. The world needs more good leaders and industry needs more safety leaders. This workshop is for participants who arein formal leadership roles in their organization. Attendees will learn the importance of 5 elements that can be used develop a successful and sustainable safety culture within their direct reporting personnel. In addition, they will learn how to monitor and improve 5 organizational traits that will solidify the efforts to reach specific safety goals of their group.

About Carl

carlpotterCarl Potter presents keynote addresses, conducts seminars and workshops and consults to corporations and associations that put safety first on the minds of employees, so that everyone can go home every day without injury.

Carl knows what he’s talking about. He spent 17 years with one of the largest electrical utility companies in the United States. Since 1993 Carl has worked with companies to help clients create a safer workplace.

Carl holds a Bachelors Degree in Technical Management and is a Certified Safety Professional. He continues to research, write and speak in areas of motivation and leadership to create a safer workplace.

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