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Monthly Meeting Summary
Meeting Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
        Meeting Place: Boot Hill Pub - 501 St. Andrew Street,                                      La Crosse, WI 54603

Meeting Agenda:  Business Meeting followed by Presentation (Lunch provided)

2019 Meetings:

January 28th - Crisis Media Communication - Chris Stauffer/GHS

February 25th - Member Spotlights - Gerke Exc.

March 25th - ADA/FMLA/Work Comp. - (Specialty Law)

 2018 Meeting Dates

January 22 

February 26 - Troy Nedegaard, Captain La Crosse Police Department - Active Shooter

March 26 - Leslie Ptak, OSHA, OSHA Updates.

April 23 - Crystal Sedevie Holmen PD - Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Coulee Region Children's Internet Protection Task Force (CRCIPTF)

May 21- Drugs in the Workplace - Cheryl Hancock/Coulee Council on Addictions

June 25 - Stress & the Aging Workforce - Brian Langenhorst/Mayo Health Systems

July 23

August 27 - DOT Truck Regulations and Overview - Nicolas Betts/WI State Patrol

September 24- Every Step You Take! - Mary Bauer  USDOL-OSHA

October 22-Work Comp: You've Got Questions & We've Got Answers - Panel Discussion

No Meeting in November - Thanksgiving

December 3 - Fatigue, Sleep Deficiency and Disorders - Dr. Alexander Villareal/GHS Sleep Center


Sept. 25 -  George Gruetzmacher, WisCon Program

Aug 28th - Ryan McGuir - Gundersen Lutheran Security

July 24th - TBA

June 26thTodd Shea - Warning Coordination Meteorologist

May 22nd - La Crosse Fire Department

April 24th - Rick Kyte, PHD, Professor at Viterbo University, Director of Ethics Department and Chris Warren, Safety Leader at Trane: Ethical decision making for the Safety Professional.

March 27th - Gary Kaas; Safety Director, Hoffman Construction, Black River Falls. What a company goes through after a fatality.  Bad Things happen to Good Safety people

February 27th - Brian Udermann, PhD. Director of Online Education at UW La Crosse - Enhance Safety With Better Health

January 23rd -  Joe Conrad, (Bert Flynn; was planned speaker) - Excel Energy - Generational Differences in  Safety

Generational Differences


December 5th -

Dan Schrieter - Kwik Trip - Disaster Recover

November - No Meeting

October 24th 

Leslie Ptak - Madison (CAS) -  OSHA Regulatory Update

OSHA Update Power Point

September 26th

– Company Spotlights - Mid-City Steel - Kurt Bear

– Company Spotlights - #2 - WalzCraft - Bill Blanchard

– Company Spotlights - #3 - ServPro - Heidi Prestwood

August 22, 2016

Keith Butler – La Crosse Office of Emergency Management – Business Continuity Planning and Preparedness

July 25, 2016

Brittney Cornillaud – First Supply (Company spotlight) Presentation Topic – OSHA Investigation and Citation Response

June 27, 2016

Tom Wright - Manager, EMS & Emergency Management - Gundersen Health System 

May 23, 2016

- Company Spotlight - Trane - Chris Warren

- Safety Award Presentation and Recognition

April 25, 2016

Mark A. Ringsmuth - Statutory Changes to Wisconsin's Worker's Compensation Law and the Impact to Employers


March 28, 2016

Westby Creamery - Company Spotlight / Featured business of the Month

Will reivew how they put the grant money they received from the Council to use.  We will also have some table talks/ breakout discussions.

February 22, 2016

Company Spotlight - Organic Valley - Denise Doering

Amy Ryan - Learning and Organizational Development Manager - Organic Valley - Establishing Goals and Objectives with Safety and Health Policies

January 25, 2016

Angie Hammond - RN/Health Coach - Marathon Health/Kwik Trip - 15 Simple habits that will lead to a healther life.

December 7,2015

Annual Membership Meeting

November 2015 - No meeting

October 26th, 2015

Mary Lynn Endter - Administrative Law Judge - Interface of Workers Compenstation and Vocational Rehabilittion. 

September 28th, 2015

John McHugh - Kwik Trip - Workplace and Personal Communications Skills - Enhance your communiction skills for all the relationships in your life; understand the differences in communication styles between the genders; learn how empathic you are as a leader. 

August 24th, 2015

Jessica Sine -Workers Compensations Safety Specialist - Coverra - Workers Compensation Mod Rating

July 27, 2015

National Weather Service - "Being Weather Ready"

Todd Shea - Warning Coordination Meterologist - National Weather Service, La Crosse

Terry Roe - American Red Cross - Presentation 

June 22nd, 2015

 Dave Skogen - Festival Foods - Servant Leadership

May 18th, 2015 

Membership Safety Award Presentations

April 27th, 2015

March 23rd, 2015

General Corporate Communication: A presentation discussing company news with the media; establishing relationships; what to do following an accident and being prepared when dealing with “bad press” .

Chris Stauffer : Gundersen Corporate Communications -Senior Consultant – Media Relations 

Communication Presentation

February 23rd, 2015

Overview of OSHA’s updates and regulatory priorities for 2015.   

Leslie Ptak: Compliance Assistance Specialist with OSHA’s Madison Wisconsin office

December 8, 2014

Organizational and Personal Stress Management 

Susan McDonald-Conroy : Employee Assistance Center at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare

October 27, 2014

Active Shooters and Workplace Violence

Troy Nedegaard - La Crosse Police Department

September 29, 2014

Incident Investigations

Steve Pautz, Risk Management Consultant SECURA Insurance / President of the Fox Valley Safety Council   

August 25, 2014

Fall Protection

July 28, 2014

Utilizing a Flexible Workforce

Thea Lugo, Safety and WC Supervisor with Manpower

Meeting Minutes

June 23, 2014

Managing Contractor/Sub-Contractor Relationships and Liabilities in the Workplace

Bob Wegner - Acuity Insurance

Meeting Minutes

May 19, 2014

Accident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

Denise Doering- CROPP / Organic Valley

Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2014

2014 Membership Safety Awards

Building Strong Safety Teams

Steve McCombs - Western TC

March 31, 2014

Sharing Session on "Best Safety Ideas"

Membership Group

February 24, 2014

"Powerlift" Program and Body Mechanics

Brian Witt - Festival Foods

Safe Lifting Practices

Dale Wirth - Gundersen Health System

January 27, 2014

Fire Prevention & Preparedness

 Fire Chief Phil Stittleburg

December 2, 2013

NFPA 70E UpdatesHealth and Wellness Programs

 Jon Clark - Faith Technologies

October 28, 2013

September 30, 2013


August 26, 2013

AED Management Matt Stefanich

Isk Industries - Zoll

July 29, 2013

Functional Capacity Testing

Brian Langenhorst - Mayo Healthcare Systems

June 24, 2013 

Fire Prevention and Preparedness

December 2, 2013

Meeting Minutes

April 29, 2013

Annual Corporate Safety Awards &
WSC Conference Review and "Best of the Best" Jessica Sine - Coverra Insurance

 Meeting Minutes

March 25, 2013

Fall Prevention
Chris Warren - J.F. Brennan 

Meeting Minutes

February 25, 2013

Safety Dynamics - Leadership vs. Management
Mark Hintz - Market and Johnson

Meeting Minutes

January 28th, 2013

GHS Updates
Edwin Ojeda - Brady Corporation

Meeting Minutes


December 3, 2012

Making Safety Fun
Lisa Warskinske

Meeting Minutes

October 29, 2012

Dot Regulation Update

Chuck Trivett - Kwik Trip 

Meeting Minutes

September 24, 2012

PPE Assessments and Technology
Conney Safety

Meeting Minutes

Summer Break - June, July, August

May 14, 2012

Annual Safety Awards

Industrial Hygiene
Lisa Iverson-Leirmo

Meeting Minutes

April 30, 2012

Workplace Emergency Preparedness for Severe Weather
Todd Shae - National Weather Service

Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2012

Head Injuries in the Workplace
Dr. Derr

Meeting Minutes

February 27, 2012

Accident Investigation and Analysis
Gary Flehmer - Risk Control Specialist, Travelers Insurance 

Meeting Minutes
January 30, 2012

Research and information on Slips, Trips, and Falls
Warren Gavitt - Safety Specialist of Gundersen Lutheran  

Meeting Minutes

December 5, 2011

La Crosse Fire Department HAZMAT Status
Chief Cleveland - La Crosse Fire Department

Meeting Minutes

October 31, 2011

WI Concealed Carry Laws
Lt. Troy Nedegaard, La Crosse Police Department

Meeting Minutes

September 26, 2011

National Incident Management System
Phil Niemer, Mayo Healthcare System

Meeting Minutes

April 25th, 2011

Hazardous Waste
Scott Szymanski, Wisconsin DNR

Meeting Minutes

March 28, 2011

OSHA - WI Safety and Health Consultation Program
Dick Lentz, WisCon Program

February 28, 2011

Multiple Contractor Worksite Safety Concerns
Rob Gates, Zurich Services Corporation

Meeting Minutes

January 31, 2011

Skin Care / Skin Cancer
Dr. Stephen Webster, Gundersen Lutheran
December 6, 2010

Hazardous Materials
La Crosse Fire Department

October 25, 2010

Violence in the Workplace
LaCrosse Police Department Officer Kirk Flatten

September 27, 2010

The Aging WorkForce
SueMilholland, Certified Professional Ergonomist

Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2010

Awards Presentation
Scholarship Presentation
Panel Discussion LAOSHC Members

Summer Break - May, June, July & August

March 29, 2010

“What can your WC Carrier do for you?”
Sentry Insurance

February 22, 2010

“Accident Investigation”

Meeting Minutes

January 25, 2010

“Doing More with Less In An Organization for Safety”
Todd Woletz, RMT

Meeting Minutes

December 7, 2010

Workers' Compensation
Chuck Hanson, President of WI Workers Compensation Attorney Association

Meeting Minutes

Winter Break

October 26, 2009

Department of Transportation Regulations
Michael Seeliger, Michael Seeliger & Associates, Inc.

Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2009

Meeting Minutes