Inspiring Keynotes

Thursday, May 11
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Nicholas J. Smith
National Safety Council 

Regina McMichael
The Learning Factor
y, Inc.

Inspiring Safety: Insights from the Wife Left Behind

Imagine the perfect safety world, in which workers thank you for your help; training is easy, valuable and effective; and everyone thinks you’re awesome. But that’s not how it is. In fact, some days it’s hard to remember why you do this job in the first place. This session will revitalize your passion for safety and remind you that it’s about the little acts of safety that keep workers engaged. Regina McMichael started in safety when she found herself planning a funeral after her husband fell to his death while employed as a roofer. That day began her journey to save just one life to make up for the one she lost. Learn how to go from struggling with the day-to-day challenges of the compliance-driven work mentality to remembering that working in safety is full of amazing opportunities to help people see the little wins that happen along the way.