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May 14th, 2020

EHS Experts Looking Out for Each Other at VelocityEHS Virtual Conference

On May 21, VelocityEHS is bringing together over 1,000 EHS professionals for The Short Conference, a quick, one-day virtual gathering of thought leaders and industry experts. The centerpiece of the online event is a hand-selected panel of four EHS professionals who have walked-the-walk of keeping workers safe and productive during these unprecedented and rapidly-evolving times.

The session, “EHS Professionals Panel: Pro Tips for This Moment & the Future begins at 11AM EDT. President & COO of VelocityEHS Matt Airhart will moderate a discussion featuring:

  • Michelle Bourke, Health Safety Environmental Specialist with LivaNova
  • Michelle Brown, Corporate Process Safety Manager with FMC Corporation
  • Eugene Doetsch, a member of the Manufacturing Crisis Team at CF Industries
  • Bobbie Watts, Director of Ergonomics at Michelin Americas

These frontline EHS leaders will share best practices on managing and engaging a disrupted workforce, restructuring production lines and work processes, and notes on how they are preparing for what’s next. Whether you are looking for ideas on how to bring workers back into a facility, best practices for the new normal, or trying to get a bead on the future of health and safety, this session will focus on practical and concrete actions leaders can take today to make a difference for their people.

The session’s Q&A format will provide an opportunity for the attendees to share the thoughts and questions that are often hard to talk about within the walls of one’s own company, including, “How do I manage my own concerns and fears, and how do I bring people back to work when I’m not  even ready myself?”

Even in the best of times, being an EHS professional can be a stressful and solitary experience; and getting the attention and support to carry out basic tasks can feel like an uphill battle. Then when something like COVID-19 comes along, and suddenly everyone is turning to you for answers, it can feel like there’s no one who has your back.

The Short Conference is our way to show you that we have your back. With a single, complimentary registration, you can attend the sessions you want, leave when you need to, and come back for any other sessions you want to attend. For two of the sessions, we’re even offering attendees the opportunity to earn CEU credits for ergonomics and industrial hygiene. The value of the conference comes from our collected participation—so you are not just welcome, you are essential. Visit www.ehs.com/shortconference2020 to learn more and register today.

Let VelocityEHS Help!

Be sure to check out the VelocityEHS COVID-19 Resource Site featuring a growing library of helpful articles and free tools to help protect against COVID-19 and manage safety in both the home and workplace during this challenging time.