Safety Conference & Expo

safety day

Join safety professionals to meet, learn and exchange concerns about safety.  Choose from concurrent sessions on topics of importance to business and industry.  There will be plenty of time to browse exhibits from the midwest's safety equipment suppliers.

2018 Safety Conference & Expo
Thursday, August 9
8 am - 3 pm
SCC West Burlington Campus
Little Theater 

7 – 8 Registration/exhibitors open
8-8:10 Welcome
8:10-9:10 Keynote
9:15-10 Breakout session 1
10-10:15 Break / Exhibitor Open
10:15-11 Breakout session 2
11-12:15 Lunch & exhibitors open
12:15-1 Breakout session 3
1-1:15 Break / Exhibitor Open
1:15-2 Breakout session 4
2-3:00 Keynote, Wrap Up, drawings

Click here for more information on breakout session topics, speaker bios, and more.


#64210 Early Bird Registration (before August 2) - $79/person
#64211 Register group of 5 or more - $49/person
#64029 Registration (after August 2) - $99/person

Call (319) 208-5375 or email

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Would you like to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor?  This event is an excellent opportunity to advertise your business, product, or service to safety professionals throughout Southeast Iowa.

Click here to learn more. Call (319) 208-5375 to sign up.

 Keynote Speaker - How Leaders can help be Change Agents for a Positive Safety Culture 

withersDr. Jim Withers has been an Industrial Hygienist & Safety Professional for over 28 years. His educational background includes a B.A. in Biology from Luther College and a M.S. in Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health (emphasis in Industrial Hygiene) from the University of Iowa. Dr. Withers also holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University where his doctoral research focused on learning and retention differences between students taking chemical safety training on a computer versus in the classroom. Dr. Withers is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has guest/adjunct faculty appointments at Iowa State University and Columbia Southern University. Professional passions include Industrial Hygiene, Maximizing Training Effectiveness, Human Behavior & Safety, Leadership in Safety and Organizational Safety Culture. Currently, Jim is the Corporate HSE Director for the American Packaging Corporation in Story City, Iowa. He and his wife, Jenifer, have 4 sons and live in Ames.



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Ben Vorwerk | Associate of Arts transfer, Jump Start grad

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