Thank you to all our speakers who are dedicated to the education and engagement within the safety and business communities. We are excited to announce the following speakers and topics for this year's Southwest Safety Congress:
Steven Clark - Keynote SpeakerSteve is currently a Regional Director of WorkStrategies for Select Medical. Originally from Houston, TX, he graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Joining Select Medical in 1995, Steve has worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings treating neurological, spinal cord, orthopedic, hand, and industrial patients. He has completed specialized training in Functional Capacity Evaluations, ergonomics, job analysis, post-offer employment testing and developed a specialization in industrial prevention and rehabilitation programs.
He works with a wide range of employers on location assisting in the development of injury prevention and returns to work programs. He is also a regular speaker at local and regional conferences on many topics related to industrial rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Steve travels the country as an instructor for Select Medical's Job Analysis and Functional Capacity Evaluation courses. In his role as Regional Director, Steve provides mentorship for WorkStrategies Coordinators to expand clinical skills and industrial knowledge. Additionally, Steve is responsible for oversite of the Post Offer Employment Testing program for the national WorkStrategies program.
The Select Medical WorkStrategies Program provides solutions for workers' compensation through injury prevention and management programs. Main objectives: reduce the frequency and severity of injuries, achieve higher levels of employee productivity, and reduce the employer's total cost for workers' compensation. WorkStrategies is exclusively provided by Select Medical's outpatient division including Select Physical Therapy.
Tim Page-Bottorff - Keynote SpeakerWill the future be more regulations and compliance standards, and if so what will they be? Or will it be more focused on people: their critical decisions and unintentional errors? Will it be confined to the workplace like it is in Europe or will it be 24/7 and include the family? What about neuroscience? Will safety remain with risk management or move into human performance? And finally, will issues with management commitment still remain? With extensive experience from around the globe, Tim will share his view on the future of safety and why he is so optimistic for the next 10 years.