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Save the Date  //  October 14, 2022
Energy Education Center

Thanks for Everyone Who Joined Us for Safety Day 2021!

Save the Date: October 14, 2022

Safety Day is a hands-on conference where you will learn from area experts about a wide range of safety and health-related topics to help reduce worksite incidents, stay in compliance with OSHA standards, and build your organization's safety culture.

This event is designed for safety managers, human resource professionals, maintenance employees, front-line supervisors, and any employee interested in updating their safety skills and knowledge.

Whether you are new to your role or a seasoned employee, Safety Day provides current information on the most relevant safety topics in today's industry, excellent networking opportunities, as well as practical experience in applying standards and concepts.


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2021 Conference Schedule

Sessions for the 2022 conference have not yet been finalized, but the schedule from last year will give you a good idea of the topics we may cover at the event.

7:15 - 7:45 A.M.

Registration & Breakfast

7:45 - 8 A.M.


8 - 8:45 A.M.

Creating and Maintaining a Safety Culture

Presented By: Mark Hintz, Safety Director, Market & Johnson
Safety culture goes beyond the idea of whether policies are followed, programs are held, and training is attended. Safety culture is created in the mindset and behaviors of an organization’s employees. Safety Director, Mark Hintz, will discuss how he’s created and maintained a positive safety culture at Market and Johnson and provide some insight on how you can create and maintain a safety culture in your own workplace.

9 - 10 A.M.

Fire Safety 101

Presented By: Mark Renderman, Altoona Fire Chief + Jason Knecht, Fire Inspector
By learning the most frequent fire safety fails and code violations, you can get ahead and address your fire protection issues before they become costly for your business! Led by Altoona Fire Chief Mark Renderman and Fire Inspector Jason Knecht, this session will teach you how to keep your property, employees, and customers safe from fire dangers.

9 - 10 A.M.

OSHA Update

Presented By: Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA + Mitzy Wright, Area Director, OSHA
What’s new in the world of OSHA? This session will discuss the COVID-19 expectations along with the latest National Emphasis Programs (NEP), areas of emphasis, proposed standards and policy changes. The recent Amputation NEP targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces having machinery and equipment that can potentially cause amputations.

9 - 10 A.M.  or  10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Forklift Rodeo

Presented By: Vince Fiorani, Mechatronics Instructor/Workforce Solutions Trainer, CVTC
Highlight your forklift driving skills and safe operations at our forklift rodeo. Held outside the Energy Education Center, our trainer will be on-site to answer any operational questions you may have and guide you through our course.

9 - 10 A.M.

BLS Provider Skills

Presented By: Matt Lind and Rich Stangl, Safety Instructors, CVTC
This session is the hands-on skills check-off portion of the AHA HeartCode BLS which must be successfully completed on the AHA website prior to the session. Proof of completion of the online AHA BLS class must be presented. Sign up for the online course here.

10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Chemical Safety 101

Presented By: Dan Liddell, Dairy Food Regional Safety Manager, Land O’Lakes Inc.
In many types of work settings, the use of industrial chemicals is an everyday occurrence. In this session, we’ll discuss some the hazards, properties, and safety precautions needed to maintain a safe working environment.

10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Making Use of Occupational Health

Presented By: Dr. Linda Go, Occupational Medicine Physician, Prevea Health
Occupational health can be broadly understood as keeping people safe at work, and essentially preventing and treating job-related injuries or illnesses. In this session, Dr. Linda Go, will cover what services are available for your business and how you can incorporate them into your safety plan.

10:15 - 11:15 A.M.

Marijuana in the Workplace

Presented By: Brad Kramer, Owner/Principal Consultant, Provenio Consulting
Many employers and employees continue to navigate through the spotty and incomplete legalization of marijuana. We’ll cut through the small talk and talk about how the constant change to contradictory laws effects your workplace, and more importantly, protecting your employees and the business. At a time when business is struggling to recruit and retain employees, it’s time to evaluate this topic closely.

11:15 A.M. - 12 P.M.

Lunch & Door Prizes

12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

Active Shooter

Presented By: Eric Anderson, Director of Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, CVTC
We hear it on the news all too often. Employees and customers have been wounded or lost their lives. Nobody wants to be caught in a threatening situation, and yet it could happen to you. Be prepared. Put yourself in a position to know how to respond. This session will provide you with response options in the event you ever encounter an active threat in the workplace.

12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

Navigating an OSHA Audit

Presented By: Rich Stangl, Safety Instructor, CVTC
Being part of an OSHA Audit/Inspection can be a lot. Especially for those new to Safety. This session will describe the steps of the process, what to expect, and explain some best practices along the way.

12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

Hazard Hunt

Presented By: Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA + Mitzy Wright, Area Director, OSHA
Day-to-day work environments involve potential dangers and hazardous conditions. However, we are not always aware of these risks, and they may go unnoticed. Stepping out of daily routines is challenging and taking the time to monitor areas for safety risks is overlooked. This session will take the attendee on a "hunt" for hazards, and will offer tools, and solutions on how to control risks that are found.

1:45 - 2:45 P.M.

Stop The Bleed

Presented By: Kasondra Mero, Fire and EMS Program Director, CVTC
A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We've all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®. Join this STOP THE BLEED® training course and become empowered to make a life-or-death difference when a bleeding emergency happens.

1:45 - 2:45 P.M.

Make or Break Your Bottom Line with Safety

Presented By: Brad Kramer, Owner/Principal Consultant, Provenio Consulting
When you think of overall business strategy, how do you account for safety? Building a safe work culture leads to employees who feel valued and respected, and leads to engagement, a positive work environment, and sharing their experience with friends and neighbors, leading to more potential employees for that company. Many large corporations are requiring their suppliers to meet stringent safety criteria, so you don’t hurt their brand. Your work comp premium is directly tied to your last three years of claims and can be a considerable amount if not managed. There are many important benefits to a company that prioritizes safety. We’ll focus on the importance of workplace safety beyond compliance.

1:45 - 2:45 P.M.

The Beginning Stages of Safety

Presented By: Matt Lind, Safety Instructor, CVTC
Building an effective health and safety program for the first time can be a major undertaking! It’s important to gain some perspective and understanding of the basic requirements and challenges you’re likely to encounter. This session will get your safety program started on the right path.


Eric Anderson, Director of Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, CVTC

Eric Anderson is the Director of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Academy and Jail Academy at CVTC. His experience in law enforcement training and education spans over 35 years and includes service in the United States Marine Corps, assignment as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS); service in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War, and a veteran of the City of Madison Police Department. As a Madison Police Officer, he served in the patrol division, traffic enforcement division and training division. He also served as a member of the department’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Honor Guard Team (HGT).


Mark Hintz, Safety Director, Market & Johnson

Mark Hintz is a Wisconsin native and has called Western Wisconsin home since the early 80’s. Mark has served as the safety director for Market & Johnson for the past 22 years. Mark has a background in post-secondary education and training and has served as a seminar speaker for the construction and timber/transportation equipment industry over the past 30 years. Mark served his community as a volunteer firefighter for over 25 years, 10 of which he served as a fire-service instructor. Additionally, Mark has been a member of the AGC-WI state safety committee for the past 21 years, 17 of which he served as the chairman of the committee. Marks passion for safety, education and training was the result of a 1987 non-workplace related injury. As an advocate of safety Mark has worked closely with area OSHA offices in outreach training and has served as an adjunct instructor for multiple educational services in the Chippewa Valley.


Mark Renderman, Chief, altoona Fire & rescue

Mark Renderman has been a firefighter/EMT conducting fire inspections, safety plan reviews, preplan reviews, and site plan reviews for new commercial buildings and residential subdivisions for the last 24 years.


Jason Knecht, InspectoR, altoona Fire & rescue

Jason Knecht has been a firefighter/EMT conducting fire inspections, safety plan reviews, preplan reviews and site plan review for the last 28 years.


Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA

Mary Bauer is the Compliance Assistance Specialist – CAS - in the Eau Claire Area OSHA Office. She has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and holds certifications for CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist). Ms. Bauer was a Compliance Officer in the Eau Claire area for 20 years and has been the CAS for the past 15 years. Mary provides general information about OSHA standards and compliance assistance resources. She responds to requests for help from a variety of groups, including small businesses, trade associations, union locals, and community groups.


Mitzy Wright, Area Director, OSHA

Ruth “Mitzy” Wright is the Area Director in the Eau Claire Area Office where she guides and mentors her staff, ensuring that they understand expectations and holds them accountable for meeting the mission of the Agency. Mitzy has been with OSHA for over 15 years, beginning in 2007, when she was hired in as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) in the Eau Claire Area Office. In 2014, Mitzy was promoted to Assistant Area Director. She was an Occupational Safety and Health Officer with the Minnesota State Plan prior to joining Federal OSHA. Mitzy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial/Business Management from the University of Wisconsin at Stout, and a Master of Science degree in Risk Control Management, also from Stout.


Vince Fiorani, Mechatronics Instructor/Workforce Solutions Trainer, CVTC

As an instructor and trainer at CVTC, Vince's role is to leverage his experience and knowledge to guide and develop a constantly evolving industry-driven department of CVTC and respond to and anticipate the training needs of the employer community.

"The reason I teach is to strengthen the community by supporting manufacturing. I help individuals to acquire the occupational skills necessary to keep current with workplace demands. I also work within businesses and organizations to enhance their processes, increase efficiencies, and improve safety. I support manufacturing, and manufacturing supports a healthy and prosperous community and a higher quality of life within it."


Rich Stangl, Safety Instructor, CVTC

Rich Stangl has over 16 years of occupational safety and fire/emergency services experience. He spent nearly four years as the safety director at Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo, where he worked extensively within both the general (29 CFR 1910) and construction industry (29 CFR 1926) regulations. He worked within the Army Corps of Engineers EM-385 regulations on various U.S. Defense sites, and managed fleet safety and driver qualification as applicable to the Department of Transportation Regulations (49 CFR). He also coordinated all environmental activities as applicable to the Wisconsin DNR and EPA Regulations.


Dr. Linda Go, Occupational Medicine Physician, Prevea Health

Dr. Linda Go is an Occupational Medicine Physician at Prevea Health. Dr. Go completed medical school at Chicago Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a certified Medical Review Officer with the American Association of Medical Officers and a Certified Medical Examiner with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Her services include DOT physical exams, OSHA mandated surveillance exams, disability and impairment assessment and ratings, return-to-work evaluations, hearing conservation and audiometry testing, and more.


Brad Kramer, Owner/Principal Consultant, Provenio Consulting

Brad has extensive experience in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) fields of manufacturing, logistics, and agriculture. His roles in manufacturing have included production management, maintenance, quality, and continuous improvement. Brad is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer and certified Fire Instructor.


Kasondra Mero, Fire and EMS Program Director, CVTC

Kasondra has 13 years of prehospital experience as a paramedic and currently works as an emergency room nurse at HSHS. She has been teaching Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for the Law Enforcement Academy since 2015 which focuses on active threat situations and bleeding control.


Dan Liddell, Dairy Food Regional Safety Manager, Land O’Lakes Inc.

Dan Liddell (CIH) has over 35 years of comprehensive EHS experience. Having worked for such employers as Texas Instruments, American Airlines, Hutchinson Technology, and Land O’Lakes has allowed Dan to practice a wide variety of EHS management skills within cutting edge semiconductor technology, aviation, and food industry. Dan holds a BS for EWEC, presented at several local and national EHS conferences, and has contributed to AIHA, and ANSI publications. He is currently the Corporate Safety Manager for Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods division.


Matt Lind, Safety Instructor, CVTC

Matt Lind has experience in the creation and implementation of company policies & procedures that meet government regulations and codes to include initial creation, updating, re-evaluating, pre-visit planning, post-visit action planning, and follow up. Matt offers a background in the areas of Chemical/Hazardous Material as well as Department of Transportation regulations for drivers and vehicles.

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We will never share or sell your information outside of CVTC. We may, on occasion, contact you regarding relevant services, events, and materials. You may opt out at any time. View our privacy policy to understand how we collect and use your information.

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Where to Find Us

This event will be held at the CVTC Energy Education Center located in Eau Claire.

CVTC Energy Education Center
4000 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703

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All CVTC parking lots surrounding the Energy Education Center will be available for FREE parking during the event.

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