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BLR and EHS Daily Advisor Safety Summit 2018 Returns April 16–18

Business & Legal Resources, the leading provider of employment, environment, health, and safety compliance information and technology, is pleased to announce that the fifth annual Safety Summit 2018 will return April 16–18 in Orlando, Florida. This year's event will feature two distinguished tracks for personalized learning and a distinguished keynote session on safety in unique and challenging working conditions.

Safety Summit 2018 is the nation's leading conference on improving workplace safety, increasing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and employee engagement, and reducing work-related injuries. During the 2-day conference, top EHS experts will outline best practices to address top issues in safety, including:

  • The latest OSHA enforcement initiatives and trends affecting your organization in 2018
  • New legal considerations and compliance tactics for drug and alcohol testing
  • Timesaving and money-saving ways to apply alternative protective measures to your lockout/tagout process
  • New technologies you should consider integrating into your safety program to drive productivity
  • Important workplace violence prevention policies you need to implement right now
  • Key incident investigation steps that could help you slash risk and prevent future accidents
  • Proven management and leadership strategies to promote safety engagement
  • The most effective tools and metrics for tracking and improving safety performance
  • Insights for connecting with Generation Z employees and effectively transitioning them into safety leaders

"With the rise on OSHA fines since 2016, proper safety compliance has never been more important to an organization's bottom line," said Amanda Czepiel, JD, senior managing editor of EHS for BLR. "Keeping workers safe and businesses efficient means avoiding OSHA fines, preventing lost workdays, and improving the morale of fellow employees by keeping their peers safe and successful at work. Safety Summit 2018 arms safety managers with the regulatory and compliance knowledge, management strategies, and safety culture insights to improve their safety adherence from the bottom up and make a continued positive impact on their organization's safety procedures."

One of the most anticipated sessions of the event will be from Former Astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Rick Searfoss, who will present a highly-anticipated keynote session on the importance of safety in one of the most extreme work environments experienced. Colonel Searfoss has commanded the most complex science research space mission ever, the STS-90 Neurolab flight on Columbia. He also piloted two other space flights, including a joint Russian-American mission to the Mir space station. His extensive leadership experience and work with some of the most innovative companies of the new millennium enable him to fulfill his mission of sharing the teamwork, leadership, and innovation lessons of human space flight with business leaders worldwide. His insights will help attendees understand the importance safety plays in every aspect of a successful work mission.

The event will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, Florida. For more information, please visit

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