Safety First: UF to Host 2nd Annual Implementing Innovation Symposium
The University of Findlay’s second annual Implementing Innovation Symposium, featuring leaders from across the country who will speak about environmental, safety and occupational health updates, will be held Friday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Winebrenner Building, 950 N. Main St.
The cost will be $30, and will include breakfast and lunch. To register, visit the Implementing Innovation Symposium website. All fees will go toward UF’s American Society of Safety Professionals Student Section.
Participation will qualify for one Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation external training credit and continuing education units applied for from the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Specific topics to be addressed will include gamification in environmental safety and occupational health training, in vitro exposure, exoskeletons, a Legionnaires’ outbreak update and physical rehabilitation innovations.
Speakers will include Dr. Charan Gowda, M.D., whose practice encompasses treatment of all bone and soft tissue disorders in the hand, wrist and elbow; Everett C. Phillips, Ph.D., a marketing manager with Nalco Waters’ water safety group and an independent business group of Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company; Erin Fullerman, MPCT, who works for The Bob Pike Group by transforming traditional and virtual classrooms into places learners want to participate and have fun; Kirk Stema, vice president for Levitite Technologies, Inc. who has 20 years of industrial engineering and sales management experience; Heather Griffiths, an Exotech II for Levitate Technologies, Inc., who has 15 years of medical experience as a registered nurse focusing on rehabilitation, and is a CPR instructor; and Jose Zavala, Ph.D., president of MedTec Biolab, Inc., who is utilizing his expertise in air-liquid interface in vitro exposure systems to produce a new line of in vitro exposure products for studying the toxicity of airborne contaminants.
The symposium will be hosted by UF’s Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Program. Sponsors include the American Society of Safety Professionals Northwest Ohio and Detroit chapters, Hand and Microsurgery Associates, Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, Ecolab, Levitate Technologies, Inc., Medtec, and The Bob Pike Group.