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February 21 meeting :: Workplace Safety

  • 02/21/2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • John Ball Zoo Ballroom, 1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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When: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Where: John Ball Zoo Ballroom, 1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Please note that this is the ballroom building outside the main gates of the zoo, not the Tree House at the top of the hill.

This meeting is open to DVMs and Practice Managers. 

Topic: Safety Application in Veterinary Practice

Speaker: Heather Chapman, MS, CSP, CHMM, CWCP, CEAS III 

Is safety on your radar?  Or is it a program that seems overwhelming to get started?   In this session, learn some quick and easy steps to help make sure your practice is in compliance with OSHA regulations.  Gain insight on where to focus your efforts and leave with a few tips to help you enhance your safety program. Heather will be joined by Jon Klunder, Commercial Account Executive from Ringalda & TenHaken Insurance Group to also discuss management topics such as interfacing with Worker's Comp, the importance of documentation, and more. 

For the last 17 years, Heather Chapman has excelled in both private and public sectors as an Environmental Health and Safety professional. She holds a master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and is credentialed with multiple safety and health professional certifications. In 2018, Heather launched Paradigm Safety to provide safety support to businesses who do not have, cannot afford to or do not feel the need for a full time, senior-level safety professional. Paradigm takes the pain away from the business owner, human resource professional or facilities manager who may be attempting to cover basic safety compliance as time permits. Heather works with clients to create specific programs, develop practical safety policies, improve ergonomics, inspect for hazards, conduct assessments and lead training to reduce injury frequency and severity. Her expertise in workplace health inspires employers to promote a “safety-always” culture.

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