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2019 Panhandle Safety and Wellness Conference and Trade Show

September 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

$140 – $160
Opening keynote: Unleash Your Inner Da Vinci 
Let’s start the day off with this energetic and interactive experience that will help you uncover your hidden problem-solving abilities (essential for workplace safety & well-being, right!?). Shellstrom will inspire the unique creative force within all of us, discovering new perspectives and solutions to everyday challenges.
Afternoon Keynote: Breakthrough Brainstorming: Fun, Fast Strategies to Unleash Your Brilliance!
Generating new ideas and devising different solutions requires effective brainstorming strategies. It’s so much more than tossing out suggestions in a group! Scott will educate on what techniques to use and which ones to avoid to get the most out of brainstorming sessions. He’ll also provide ways to breakthrough barriers like unconscious bias and mindset to maximize outcomes.

Core Session:

Addiction and Mental Health in the Workplace.
Identification, Understanding and Compassionate Responsiveness.


  • Senator Sara Howard, District 9
  • Jim Crowser, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Description: This session will provide information on ways to recognize potential risk factors, signs, symptoms for substance use and/or mental health challenges in the workplace. Methods for setting a supportive environment in the workplace and techniques for intervention will be presented. Particular emphasis will be placed on opioid use and its impact on employee health.

Participants will:

  • Understand the disease of addiction
  • Understand common workplace practices that support persons in recovery
  • Learn how to identify signs a co-worker may be impacted with substance use or mental health condition
  • Learn how to identify work stressors that are more commonly associated with substance use
  • Explore options for creating a safer workplace for persons in recovery from addiction and/or mental health challenges

Breakout Sessions:

OSHA Update
OSHA Representative
Dispelling Wellness Fads & Trends:

Cheri Farris

Get the details on where the administration is at with pending and new regulations. Region VII OSHA focus areas will be reviewed with a specific focus on Nebraska injury statistics and frequently cited violations. Session description coming soon!

Closing: Reflect, Refresh, Rejuvenate

Session Facilitator: Jessica Lecher, Panhandle Partnership

Join us as we REFLECT on an incredible day of learning and interaction, are REFRESHED by connecting and sharing with other businesses and organizations experiencing similar areas of opportunities, barriers, and cutting-edge safety and wellness ideas, and REJUVENATED to return to work ready to implement new and trending ideas and strategies.

Awards Luncheon

  • Governor’s Wellness Awards 2019 Recipients
  • Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council Leading Light Award
  • Nebraska Safety Council Workplace Safety Awards


September 12, 2019
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
$140 – $160
Event Category:


Gering Civic Center
1050 M St.
Gering, NE 69341 United States
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Panhandle Worksite Wellness Council