Join us at the 3rd Annual OHS Leaders Summit USA Be part of the countries most respected gathering of senior Health & Safety Executives 26th - 27th September 2023, Music City Center,
Nashville, TN
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Join us at the 3rd Annual OHS Leaders Summit USA Be part of the countries most respected gathering of senior Health & Safety Executives 26th - 27th September 2023, Music City Center,
Nashville, TN
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Summit Themes Key themes and topics are developed by our
standing committee and advisory board from
the world's most respected workplace Health &
Safety heads . These will be addressed over the course
of the OHS Leaders Summit USA.

Join us at the 3rd Annual OHS Leaders
USA Summit

26th – 27th September 2023,
Music City Center
Nashville, TN

Join the gathering


The upcoming 3rd annual OHS Leaders USA Summit will bring together over 150 of the country's leading health & safety executives over two days at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, on September 26th – 27th.

This year's theme will be focused around 'Resilience and Preparedness: Building Stronger Workplaces'. Over the course of two days, we will have over 30 keynote presentations, panel discussions and breakout/roundtables sessions, where attendees will have the opportunity to personalize their own agenda and maximize their time out of the office by engaging in only the most relevant content.

The Summit will also feature our sought-after official networking Drinks & Dinner on September 26th at the Embassy Suites by HiltonNashville Downtown, where delegates have the opportunity to network and catch up with peers in a very relaxed setting.


Nigel Packham

Nigel Packham

Associate Director, Safety and Mission Assurance , NASA, Johnson Space Center

Catherine West

Catherine West

Sr. Global Director Safety & Health, Jacobs Engineering Group

Elle Osborne

Elle Osborne

Global HSE Director, Baker Hughes

Eric Knight

Eric Knight

Global Head of EHS & Sustainability, Ultragenyx



The summit program is a draft and is subject to change.

Arrival & Registration


Master of Ceremonies

Jill James, Chief Safety Officer, HSI


Jill James

Jill James is Chief Safety Officer at HSI. Jill’s 28-year health and safety career includes 12 years as Senior Safety Investigator with OSHA, [...]

Opening Keynote Presentation – The Voice of Health and Safety in North America

Tyron McGurgan, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Network

In this presentation, we will delve into the latest trends and challenges that health and safety executives are currently facing in the United States, based on extensive local research and data collation.

As the field of health and safety continues to evolve, executives need to stay updated on the emerging trends and navigate the associated challenges effectively.

We will explore key areas that are significantly impacting health and safety practices, providing valuable insights to help executives adapt and lead their organizations to success.


Tyron McGurgan

Tyron McGurgan is an accomplished entrepreneur, media specialist, and events professional with over 17 years of experience in the industry. He is [...]

Keynote Presentation – Safe to Start vs Stop Work when Dangerous

Elle Osborne, Global HSE Director Inspector, Baker Hughes

Could we do better than Stop Work?

As we have learned more about human performance, we began to understand that it's imperative we create the right work environments for success. Rather than just encouraging people to Stop Work when things get dangerous…

Let us arm them with what needs to be in place to Start Work Safely.


Elle Osborne

Elle Osborne is a Global Health Safety and Environmental Director who partners with the Executive Leadership Team of the Process and Pipeline [...]

Keynote Panel Discussion – Workforce Dignity: the key to a strong, resilient workforce


Joshua Jones, Senior Director, Environmental Health Safety & Quality, Yusen Logistics
Randy Waskul, Global Director HSE, Birla Carbon
Kelly Dunn, Director of Safety, TranSystems
Jill James, Chief Safety Officer, HSI

In the past five years, Jill James has interviewed over 100 EHS professionals from around the world about their work, their successes, their challenges and what keeps them going.

The common thread in every conversation is how EHS professionals who recognize the dignity of human work transformed their workforce.

This panel discussion is not about the EHS hierarchy of controls, rather it’s a discussion of what is missing, what we weren’t formally taught: how to recognize the worthiness of work, one person, one department, one location at a time. Our panelists and facilitator will share best practices, lessons learned, and tips you can deploy immediately.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

― Maya Angelou


Joshua Jones

Jill James is Chief Safety Officer at HSI. Jill’s 28-year health and safety career includes 12 years as Senior Safety Investigator with OSHA, [...]

Randy Waskul

I am currently Global Director of Health, Safety and Environment for Birla Carbon. I have glob al oversight of the Global Health, Safety and [...]

Kelly Dunn

Experienced leader and project manager with experience in safety, emergency management, and the environmental field. Demonstrated history of [...]

Jill James

Jill James is Chief Safety Officer at HSI. Jill’s 28-year health and safety career includes 12 years as Senior Safety Investigator with OSHA, [...]

Keynote Presentation – Curiosity and Storytelling to Enhance Health and Safety

Eric Knight, Global Head of EHS & Sustainability, Ultragenyx

Companies are perfectly tuned at obtaining current results. These results will continue until something changes.

We will discuss curiosity as a driver for change, promotion of this keystone habit through implementation and storytelling, and the resulting improvement to health and safety performance.


Eric Knight

I'm passionate about keeping people safe and healthy with a positive impact to our environment. My current role is Global Head of EHS & [...]

Networking Break


Keynote Presentation – Total Worker Occupational Health & Safety Management

Doug Martin, Snr VP Subscriber Services, Benchmark Gensuite

Discover seamless integration of Injury & Illness Case Management with a digital Case Management tool that simplifies medical data collection and provides comprehensive clinic management. In today's fast-paced world, where time is of the essence, the ability to access real-time information is crucial. Our digital Case Management tool bridges the gap between Safety and Medical teams, enabling instant and efficient communication.

Doug Martin, SVP Subscriber Services at Benchmark Gensuite, will present a holistic approach to Health & Safety incident investigation. Instead of viewing cases or incidents in isolation, an integrated digital solution offers a bird's-eye view of the entire process. This panoramic perspective enables users to identify patterns, uncover root causes, and make informed decisions to prevent future occurrences.

As an industry leader for over 20 years, Benchmark Gensuite understands the intricacies of Injury & Illness Case Management and digital technology, allowing us to tailor a solution that meets business-specific needs.


Doug Martin

Doug Martin is a highly accomplished Senior Vice President of Subscriber Services with over 20 years of experience as an Environmental, Health, [...]

Speaker Session – Strengthening Compliance: Aligning OHS Management Systems for Health and Safety Directors

Blake Johnson, EHS Director, Airbus

This presentation focuses on the critical aspect of compliance within Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management systems for Health and Safety Directors. With ever-evolving regulations and increasing emphasis on workplace safety, it is imperative for organizations to ensure their OHS management systems are aligned with compliance requirements.

This session will delve into the key elements of compliance and provide insights on how Health and Safety Directors can effectively align their OHS management systems to meet regulatory standards, mitigate risks, and foster a safe work environment.

Key points covered in the presentation:

  1. Understanding Compliance in OHS Management Systems:
  2. Elements of Effective Compliance:
  3. Aligning OHS Management Systems with Compliance:
  4. Mitigating Risks through Compliance:
  5. Continuous Improvement and Monitoring:


Blake Johnson

Blake Johnson is the EHS Director at the Airbus Mobile Manufacturing Site with over a decade of experience across consulting, chemical, poultry, [...]

Speaker Session – Navigating Beyond the Status Quo: Reframing the Approach to Contractor Safety Management

Scott DeBow, Principal HS/E: NORAM - LATAM – APAC, Avetta

Today's business landscape continues to demonstrate the need for companies to extend their labor strategy through an extended network of contractors, subcontractors and temporary labor within their supply chain. While leveraging the specialties and benefits of those within the contract management community, it is as important as ever for today's Health & Safety Leaders to understand the myriad of risk multipliers within their work systems. This requires clear line of sight that includes due diligence in important areas such as compliance and reducing business risk, but just as importantly requires we seek assurance and presence of controls we know are necessary to accomplish safe work, prevent serious injury and fatality and contribute to organizational learning.

How can a better framework in contractor safety management better serve today's Health & Safety Leaders for preparing their organizations to better anticipate error, manage complexity and leverage the cycle of continual improvement within today's pressurized, dynamic work environments?

Join us for this engaging discussion where we will explore:

  1. 1. The current-state challenges in contractor safety management
    1. a. Introduction of 'Old View' and 'New View' Concepts
    2. b. Moving from Programmatic to Risk-Based Systems
  2. 2. The Importance of "Line of Sight" into our Supply Chains
    1. a. Systems Approach: Work Planning to Management of Change
    2. b. Impact to Organizational Learning
  3. 3. Strategy for Today's Market
    1. a. From ESG to Cyber-Risk
    2. b. Intervention Strategy: Serious Injury/Fatality Prevention


Scott DeBow

CSP, ARM serves as Principal of Health/Safety & Environmental for Avetta – the leading provider of supply chain risk management software. [...]

Speaker Session – How does Health & Safety get the most out of Artificial Intelligence

Jeffrey Fraser, Business Specialist, Contact Harald

In an era marked by rapid technological evolution, a standout advancement is the amalgamation of voice-activated Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Health & Safety practices. Across numerous industries, AI has carved a niche, but when paired with voice interfaces, its transformative power in the realm of Health and Safety becomes particularly evident. These innovative systems, hailed for their speed, inclusiveness, and unmatched convenience, play a key role in safeguarding workers, mitigating operational risks, and elevating overall efficiency.

The real-world implications of voice-activated AI in Health & Safety are best understood through practical examples. Through a series of compelling case studies, this talk will illuminate the tangible benefits and challenges of integrating this technology into diverse workplace environments. Attendees will gain insights into how voice commands can open access to safety information, streamline risk reporting, and offer real-time, actionable feedback. These case studies not only offer a lens into the current landscape but also serve as a compass, pointing towards potential future innovations and enhancements in the field.


Jeffrey Fraser

  Jeffrey B. Fraser is a digital media and telecom executive with over 25 years of international Product, SaaS Sales and Service management [...]

Keynote Panel Discussion – Building a Safer Work Environment: Fostering a Strong Safety Culture through Effective Training Programs and Employee Engagement

Dustin Smith, Director of Safety, Risk and Procurment, Hydromax USA
Craig Jensen, Director of Safety & Damage Prevention, Metronet
Ed Dennis, Director of Safety, Thayer Wireless Solutions
Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Focus Network
Focusing on the critical role of Workplace Training and Safety Culture in creating a safe and secure workplace. The session aims to delve into the core elements required to develop a robust safety culture that places employee well-being at the forefront. During the discussion, esteemed industry experts, safety leaders, and professionals will come together to share their insights and experiences in cultivating a safety-first mindset within organizations. They will explore the significance of effective training programs that empower employees to proactively identify hazards, assess risks, and respond appropriately in various work settings. Gain valuable insights into best practices and innovative approaches in creating a safety-conscious work environment. The session aims to equip health and safety professionals with actionable strategies to promote a culture where safety is deeply ingrained, fostering a thriving workplace and safeguarding the well-being of employees. Key Takeaways include:
  1. Understanding the Foundations of Safety Culture
  2. The Impact of Training on Safety Culture
  3. Empowering Employees as Safety Advocates
  4. Overcoming Challenges in Implementing Safety Training
  5. Leveraging Technology for Training and Engagement
  6. Measuring the Impact of Safety Culture


Dustin Smith

  Self-motivated, detail orientated leader with several years of experience in the Training, Management and Chemical industry, Renewable [...]

Craig Jensen


Ed Dennis

Experienced Trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications tower and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, [...]

Tyron McGurgan

Tyron McGurgan is an accomplished entrepreneur, media specialist, and events professional with over 17 years of experience in the industry. He is [...]

Networking Lunch


Speaker Session – A Global Wellbeing Approach

Catherine West, Sr. Global Director Safety & Health, Jacobs

Jacobs launched it’s Positive Mental Health Champion program in 2017 with the intentions of providing real-time mental health support to employees in the space they were in. 

These Champions serve as sign-post to more in-dept resources available for support as well as offered a friendly shoulder to lean on as a part of the holistic BeyondZero Culture of Caring. 

That initial spark to support employees laid the foundation to launch it’s holistic Wellbeing Strategy, inclusive of programs to support employees Emotionally, Physically, Socially and Financially. 

What you will hear during this presentation is the Why Wellbeing matters, how Jacobs addresses needs across the spectrum of Wellbeing, the intersection of Wellbeing with HR, Inclusion & Diversity, Safety and ESG, closing it out with items for our Roadmap to continue to invest in services to support our employees and their families.  


Catherine West

Catherine is the Sr. Global Director Safety & Health for Jacobs Engineering. Her role is to be a strategic partner for HSE stakeholders in the [...]

Speaker Session – Safety Leadership: Inspiring Safety from the Top Down

Jason Kunz, Culture Activation Lead, 3M

Examining the critical role of leaders in shaping a safety culture, and discussing effective leadership strategies to promote safety as a core value.


Jason Kunz

Bio coming [...]

Power Skills: Do OHS and Operational Leaders Have the Skills to Influence Intergenerational Teams and Shape the Future of High-Risk Work?

Jen Jackson, Chief Visionary Officer, Everday Massive

How does OHS continue to assert its relevance in an operational environment where multiple generations work side-by-side? How do teams and Operational Leaders support an aging workforce, relate to younger teams, address psychosocial risks and foster psychological safety? OHS teams are adding a suite of ‘power skills’ to their toolkit to ensure they have the knowledge and the know-how to influence and motivate teams and support psychological safety across multigenerational workforces.

In this highly engaging presentation, Everyday Massive will:

  • explain what power skills are and why they’re important in work and life
  • discuss the skills that underpin the ability to foster psychological safety
  • share what the most sought after power skills are for WHS teams and Operational Leaders and take delegates through a live showcase of power skills programs that are being delivered in high risk industries around the world.


Jen Jackson

Jen Jackson is the founder and CVO of AFR Fast 100 company Everyday Massive — an award-winning human experience company dedicated to improving [...]

Keynote Presentation – The Management of Risk, Land, Sea and Air

Nigel Packham, Associate Director, Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA Johnson Space Centre

Is it Safe? This seems to be a reasonable question to ask when trying to assess whether or not to undertake a particular action or endeavor. Indeed, in the realm of Human Space Flight, this is a commonly asked question. However, when you contemplate strapping your best friends into a capsule atop a launch vehicle capable of producing 7 million pounds of thrust for 8 minutes, you rapidly find out that asking that question is nonsensical.

Human spaceflight is inherently risky, and certainly not “safe”. The better standard that is used by NASA and other high risk organizations is to ask the question, “Is it Safe Enough”. There will always be risk in such endeavors. The challenge is to identify and manage that risk so that the remaining, or residual risk is acceptable.

Ideally, the level of risk can be expressed in quantifiable terms of the likelihood of the event happening. We are all familiar with the risk of being struck by lightning being over one in a million (or 1:1,000,000). In human spaceflight, typical residual risks of losing the crew (LOC) are in the 1:200-1:250 range. But can you guess what the real risk of the very first Shuttle flight, STS-1, was back in 1981? I say real, because the LOC risk back in 1981 was estimated to be somewhere between 1:1,000 and 1:10,000.

This presentation will discuss the management of risk in several non-aerospace fields and compare the various methodologies to that used in Human Spaceflight.


Nigel Packham

Experienced Safety Director with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Safety Management [...]

Roundtable Session – Navigating the Hazards: How to Avoid Common OHS Digital Transformation Pitfalls

Dr. Manuel Seidel, Founder and CEO, ecoPortal
Craig Bleakley, Safety & Risk Consultant, ecoPortal

Technology projects fail at a rate of 69% and OHS software is no exception! Join Dr. Manuel Seidel, Founder & CEO at ecoPortal and Craig Bleakley, Safety and Risk Consultant at ecoPortal, in this interactive session on how to avoid common software implementation pitfalls to realize a successful OHS digital transformation.

We’ll ask the tough questions and, through the sharing of real-life stories from ecoPortal’s core verticals including retail, transport and logistics, facilitate a session that will leave you with practical steps you can take to:

  • Place your OHS system at the heart of you safety program;
  • Ensure all your stakeholders’ needs are catered for;
  • Manage change in order to achieve user acceptance;
  • Drive adoption and foster a positive safety culture.
This roundtable is ideal for those in the process of reassessing their existing OHS solution, or evaluating, selecting or implementing OHS software at their organization.


Dr. Manuel Seidel

Manuel is passionate about transforming traditional 'box tick' health & safety, sustainability and risk management systems into modern engagement [...]

Craig Bleakley

Craig Bleakley, ecoPortal’s Safety & Risk Consultant, is an accredited H&S professional and award-winning health and safety trainer and [...]

Roundtable Session – Making HOP Work for You

Rob Fisher, Founder, Fisher Improvement

Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) is more than just a set of concepts and principles. Doing HOP right requires the integration of the concepts into the day-to-day work to produce sustainable results.

This interactive session will be about the HOWs of an effective HOP deployment and integration based on over 300 successful deployments.



Rob Fisher

Rob is a pioneer in Human and Organisational Performance and all aspects of performance improvement including incorporating the understanding of [...]

Roundtable Session – Transform traditional safety training into engaging learning experiences that build performance-driven safety cultures.

Timothy Evans, CEO, Everyday Massive

In an ever-evolving landscape of health and safety, the pursuit of effective training methods remains paramount. As OHS professionals our workforce demand memorable training often across a diverse, geographically spread workforce.

Whether it’s time to upskill, reskill, learn a policy, understand a process, address a risk, or meet compliance goals, how can we take a human-centered approach to bridge the gap between knowledge acquisition and lasting, impactful change.

Join us to unpack and discover how you can take a different approach to safety training through action-oriented learning experiences which put people first.

At this roundtable, Everyday Massive will:

  • Explain how to transform safety training into learning experiences that engage people, drive change, and meet organizational objectives.
  • Discuss different learning modalities such as online, peer-to-peer interactions, and instructor-led.
  • Share what leading global organizations are doing to help their teams develop safety leadership capability and refresh their safety culture.

  • 40min

    Timothy Evans

    As CEO at Everyday Massive, Tim collaborates with leaders and teams across the globe to humanize safety and deliver safety, engagement and [...]

    Free Time

    1h 45min

    Networking Drinks


    Networking Dinner

    2h 30min

    Coffee & Networking


    Keynote Speaker Presentation – Leadership for Today’s Safety Culture

    James Zawodzinski, Safety Director, Cascades

    In this discussion, James will talk about the evolution of the Safety Manager in his 30 plus year of experience and what the role of the Safety Manager and Supervisor looks like in today’s workplace environment.

    Today’s workforce presents incredible challenges for businesses to sustain a stable safety culture.  Contrary to the belief that safety is everyone’s responsibility, with plentiful employment opportunities and an unending transition of employees, companies are struggling. 

    The focus around this discussion will be on how Safety Leadership needs to be a core value of management as a vast majority of today’s new managers do not have the training and experience to lead an effective safety culture in an organization, ultimately leading to poor safety standards and workplace injuries increasing.


    James Zawodzinski

    Bio coming [...]

    Keynote Presentation – The 5 Keys to a Successful OHS Software Implementation Project

    Dr. Manuel Seidel, Founder & CEO, ecoPortal

    OHS leaders are often at the forefront of new safety software implementations. While leading the charge for transformation projects can be rewarding, the stakes are high given the time, investment and very nature of the business challenge you are trying to solve - keeping your people healthy and safe. It has to be done right!

    Join Dr. Manuel Seidel, CEO & Founder of ecoPortal, in this session to explore the critical success factors that will help you avoid common traps and ensure your new software drives the positive change you, and the business, are counting on.

    You’ll get practical insights into planning and executing your implementation project, including implementation strategies and best practices for effective:

    • Stakeholder engagement;
    • Change management;
    • Configuration;
    • Integration with other systems and processes;
    • End-user adoption and acceptance.


    Dr. Manuel Seidel

    Manuel is passionate about transforming traditional 'box tick' health & safety, sustainability and risk management systems into modern engagement [...]

    Break Out Session – Distracted Drivers R-US

    Walter Fluharty, Sr. Vice President - Environmental Health and Safety, Simon Roofing and Sheet Metal Corp

    According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) Over 3,000 people are killed and more than 431,000 are injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers each year. These Crashes cost employers and estimated $47.5 Billion annually.

    So why do we continue to put ourselves and others at risk? Stop by and participate in this fun,lively, interactive, facilitated and eye opening virtual assessment to find out if you, your organization or even your family are at risk.

    Take this valuable tool home with you!

    Attendees will:

    • Gain a clear and surprising understanding of the risks of distracted driving to themselves, their organization and their family.
    • Understand the unintentional antecedents and consequences that motivate distracted driving.
    • Leave with a copy of this valuable Self-Assessment Tool.


    Dr. Walter C. Fluharty

      Dr. Walter C. Fluharty is currently Sr. Vice President – Environmental Health and Safety – for Simon Roofing and is responsible for [...]

    Networking Break


    Keynote Speaking Session


    Speaker Session – Psychological Safety Needs to be Developed – Not Demanded

    Rob Fisher, Founder, Fisher Improvement Technologies

    There is a difference between empowering the workforce and enabling them. You can be safe without being operationally excellent, but you cannot be operationally excellent without being safe!

    Rob will describe and discuss his experience with deploying human and organizational performance, safety differently, and a holistic approach to the practical application of the science of psychological safety around the world.

    Take some real ideas home to help you along your journey of improvement.


    Rob Fisher

    Rob is a pioneer in Human and Organisational Performance and all aspects of performance improvement including incorporating the understanding of [...]

    Speaker Session – The Business Impact of Safety Culture

    James Boykins, Director of Safety, Moss & Associates

    James will discuss Safety Culture as a pivotal driving factor in an organization’s overall business strategy.

    He will share key components of building a strong culture of safety and present concrete examples of successful organizations that have proven the concept.


    James Boykins

    James is an accomplished Safety Professional with over 17 years of experience. He has worked on both OSHA and MSHA job sites, civil construction, [...]

    Speaker Session – Transforming Hospital Safety: AI-Driven Behavioral Threat Assessment in Combatting Workplace Violence

    Mary Eileen Paradis, Chief of Police and Executive Director Public Safety, University of Mississippi Medical Center

    Workplace violence is not new to healthcare institution nor is it new to The Joint Commission (TJC), however, effective January 1, 2022 TJC revised workplace violence standards which apply to Joint-Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

    The new and revised Joint Commission standards provide a framework to guide hospitals in developing effective workplace violence prevention systems, including leadership oversight, policies and procedures, reporting systems, data collection and analysis, post-incident strategies, training, and education to decrease workplace violence.

    Learn how UMMC PD executed a 6-pronged approach to combatting work place violence in a clinical environment.

    The 6- prong strategy includes:
    1. Behavioural Threat Assessment
    2. Behavioural Response Team deployment
    3. Risk Management & Clinical Support
    4. Training
    5. Lessons Learned
    6. Best Practices


    Mary Eileen Paradis

    Ms. Mary Eileen Paradis possesses a combination of 30 plus years of law enforcement, higher education public safety and emergency management [...]

    Networking Lunch


    Keynote Presentation – Keeping Distributed Facilities in Compliance Through Digitization

    Sam Schroeder, Director of Accounts, Encamp

    Environmental agencies are using virtual tools more and more to make sure companies are following the rules for protecting the environment. They're also moving from paper to electronic systems for reporting. 

    This means there's a big opportunity to put all the data and records related to the environment into digital form. When companies use these digital systems, they can train their employees better and track compliance data in real-time. 

    The NPDES e-Reporting Rule and e-Manifest are just the beginning - it’s easier than ever for regulatory agencies to monitor data remotely, but this trend also yields benefits for EHS managers.


    Sam Schroeder

    Bio coming [...]

    Closing Keynote Panel Discussion – “Sustainability at the Core: Aligning ESG Initiatives with Health and Safety Goals”

    John Fischer, Director Environmental Strategy and EHS Governance, Duke Energy
    Pierre Long Huy Nguyễn, Environmental Health & Safety Director, American YouthWorks
    James Boykins, Director of Field Safety, Moss & Associates
    Rita Noe, Director, Occupational Safety & Health, AIG
    Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Focus Network

    Exploring the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives with the goals of Health and Safety Directors. The session will delve into the powerful interplay between ESG principles and safety practices, emphasizing how organizations can create a sustainable and responsible work environment while prioritizing the well-being of their employees.

    Esteemed sustainability experts and health and safety directors will converge to share their experiences, successful strategies, and best practices in embracing ESG principles to foster a holistic approach to workplace health and safety.

    Gain valuable insights into the transformative potential of ESG principles in shaping health and safety strategies. The session aims to inspire organizations to embrace sustainable practices, foster employee well-being, and create a safer work environment while contributing positively to society and the environment as a whole.

    Key Discussion Points include:
      1. The Role of ESG in Health and Safety
      2. Integrating Sustainability and Safety Objectives
      3. Enhancing Employee Engagement through ESG
      4. Measuring the Impact of ESG on Health and Safety
      5. Leveraging Technology and Innovation
      6. Regulatory Compliance and Reporting
      7. Nurturing a Sustainable Safety Culture


    John Fischer

    John Fischer is the Director of Environmental Strategy and EHS Governance at Duke Energy and leads the enterprise from the company’s [...]

    Pierre Long Huy Nguyễn

    A proven leader in nonprofit management with over 10 years of experience in emergency management, disaster response, and emergency/wilderness [...]

    James Boykins

    James is an accomplished Safety Professional with over 17 years of experience. He has worked on both OSHA and MSHA job sites, civil construction, [...]

    Rita Noe

    A Safety and Human Resource professional with experience in design, implementation and administration of [...]

    Tyron McGurgan

    Tyron McGurgan is an accomplished entrepreneur, media specialist, and events professional with over 17 years of experience in the industry. He is [...]

    Master of Ceremonies Closing Remarks

    Jill James, Chief Safety Officer, HSI


    Jill James

    Jill James is Chief Safety Officer at HSI. Jill’s 28-year health and safety career includes 12 years as Senior Safety Investigator with OSHA, [...]

    Farewell Drinks




    We invite only the leading international and local experts to provide sessions on site, this allows for attendees to be taught by front-line executives that compress years of meaningful experience into a systematic, well organised learning program.


    Keeping in line with the main goal of the event in achieving new relationships, we provide a huge amount of networking opportunities for attendees through breakfast, luncheons, cocktails and informal introductions.

    1-1 PRIVATE

    Allowing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to engage with one another onsite in a series of prearranged business meetings. These provide both parties a great opportunity to build new relationships by interacting face to face.


    Being able to experience different sessions is what makes this event unique; whether you are looking to attend an interactive workshop, roundtable, 1-1 meeting or panel discussion.


    Interact and relax amongst your peers at the official Networking dinner where you will have the opportunity to be part of the entertainment.


    The summit is personalised for YOU, this means that what is important to your business is important to us. We create personalised itineraries around sessions you want to attend, allowing for your time to be spent wisely while out of the office.




    Should you wish to attend this years upcoming 3rd Annual OHS Leaders USA Summit on the 26th – 27th September 2023, please purchase your tickets below

    1 Ticket


    • Access to onsite mobile App
    • Meals & refreshments over the two days
    • One night complimentary accommodation at the Resort
    • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
    • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
    • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
    • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
    • Access to presentations & event slides and photos
    Group Ticket (2 - 4)


    • Access to onsite mobile App
    • Meals & refreshments over the two days
    • One night complimentary accommodation at the Resort
    • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
    • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
    • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
    • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
    • Access to presentations & event slides and photos


    • Access to onsite mobile App
    • Meals & refreshments over the two days
    • One night complimentary accommodation at the Resort
    • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
    • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
    • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
    • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
    • Access to presentations & event slides and photos


    Closing Keynote Presentation – Safety Culture Action Enabled Strategy

    Fred Bonewell, Chief Security, Safety & Gas Solutions Officer – CPS Energy Fred held the closing keynote presentation where he spoke […]

    Keynote Discussion – Leadership for Today’s 24/7 Safety Problems

    Don Wilson, Vice President – SafeStart Since the vast majority of injuries and accidental deaths occur outside the workplace, many […]

    Roundtable Discussion – Influencing Skills for HSE Professionals

    Carl Sall, Associate Vice President Health and Safety – WSP Louis Berger US, Inc In today’s challenging environment, health and safety […]

    Roundtable Discussion – Risk Assessment; Best Practices and an Overview of the Bridgestone Safety Philosophy

    John Pace, Director, Safety and Health – Bridgestone HosePower This session covered an overview of Bridgestone’s safety fundamentals global […]

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    Meet leading Health & Safety executives from a range of industries.

    Interact and engage with some of the strongest and most powerful brands from across the world.


    'This year was even better than last! The calibre of attendees is like no other event in the US marketplace. This was a very impressive group of the countries most senior safety professionals and presenters, while the one to one meetings with suppliers has allowed me to really understand where I need to be investing. Count me in for next year.'


    – LINFOX

    'Our First year we took a 7 meeting package, the second year we took a 14 meeting package and now in our 3rd year we were gold sponsors. Our business has now done 10x since working with the OHS Leaders team and we have already signed up to be diamond sponsor for 2021.'



    'The OHS Leaders Summit continues to provide a fantastic opportunity to listen to peers, their journeys, opinions & lessons learnt. Once again I am going away feeling inspired and energised. Thank you.'



    'We have joined this summit for the last 5 years and have been the major sponsor for the last 3. This event has been invaluable for our business, the opportunity to meet with the countries most senior safety leaders one on one has been fantastic. It all starts here at the summit and then it’s up to your teams to foster these relationships.'



    'It’s the only event my colleague and I attend. High quality presentations, high quality providers, engaging workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities.'


    – VEOLIA

    'Great networking opportunity, with providers and delegates. Learnt new ideas, what is working well in the industry, international perspective was enlightening. Very positive experience and is refreshing to hear from new approaches in industry that are delivering results.'


    – JLL







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