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National Safety Congress & Expo 2018, Houston, TX , Keynote Sessions Have Been Announced

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Stay up-to-date on industry trends by attending inspirational keynote sessions

Monday, October 22

Opening Session: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Deborah A.P. Hersman
President & CEO
National Safety Council

ADM William H. McRaven USN (Ret)

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014);
Commander of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011);
Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and Director of NATO
Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre (2006-2008)

Executive Forum: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Executive Forum Industry 4.0 – EHS in the Future of the Workplace

Presented by the Campbell Institute

Automation, wearables, augmented reality, virtual reality, drones, big data, machine learning, the internet of things – emerging technologies are now almost too numerous to keep track of. This year’s Executive Forum offers an in-depth look at the tools and trends organizations are beginning to adopt and practical advice for the EHS professionals who need to arm themselves for a future that is already here. A lively Q&A session offers attendees the chance to pose meaningful questions straight to experts.

Tuesday, October 23

Leadership  Keynote:  8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

The future (of safety) ain’t what it used to be…

When Yogi Berra uttered these famous words, he captured the essence of the fast and furious pace of change that the safety profession is facing…for which we are not ready.

A lot of focus is being placed on the “second wave” in safety – the so-called New View, HOP or System 2 safety. But we are merely catching up – and the “third wave” is already upon us!

This presentation will introduce profoundly different and new ideas about third wave safety (System 3) – in which risk is viewed as an opportunity and mastered, leaders are daring, randomness and chaos are embraced, safety is lean, and we are operating near the edge. In this approach, safety is not even talked about. It is indivisible, elastic and inventive. It is fast and furious! It goes beyond resilience and it creates “antifragility.” And it will unlock billions of dollars for the bottom line.

Corrie Pitzer
SAFEmap International











Wednesday, October 24

Occupational  Keynote: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Lessons Learned After a Major Natural Disaster, Hurricane Harvey

Was the communication plan consistent? How decisions were made based on history from Hurricane Rita. Where did the infrastructure fail? Were the evacuation sites in place and ready?

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Director of Homeland Security & Emergency Management






















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