GMA SHRM Professional DevelopmentSummit

September 12, 2023

Alliant Energy Center

Session1 8:00-10:00

How Can I Control Workplace Injuries and Their Impact? ~Fostering A Zero Accident Workplace Culture

Session2 10:15-12:15

A View of Workplace Safety Through an Equity Lens

Presented By:Alyssa Germain, CSRM Presented by: Chevon Bowen

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Session 1

Join Alyssa as she guides you through what a Human Resource Professional needs to know on how to control workplace injuries and their impact, workplace culture, how to manage your workers compensation experience modification rate and how these components can potentially prevent employee injuries and save money. Whether you are a new or experienced Human Resource Professional, if you have safety, training or Workers Compensation responsibilities at your workplace, this session will help you understand what it takes to have a zero accident workplace culture and how to implement it at your workplace.

Participants will learn:

  • Zero Accident Workplace Culture: Management Support, Safety Committees, Accident Analysis/Inspection/Job Hazard Analysis, Safety Programs, Training and Accountability.
  • Workers Compensation: how the mod rate affects your premium and how to minimize your mod rate.
  • Components of a return to work program: Written Program, Reporting Procedures, Transitional Duty Tasks, Letter to a Physician, Letter to Employees Offering Return to Work, and Return to Work Logs

Session 2

As the United States continues to trend towards a majority-minority population, organizations are finding themselves needing to address topics such as social inequalities, inclusion practices, and creating workplace cultures of acceptance. Those of us safety practitioners may be left wondering, exactly how does equity, diversity, and inclusion fit into the workplace safety world? This session will encourage participation and discussion as we cover EDI outcomes an organization can strive for, how these outcomes can impact workplace safety, and how to envelop safety management systems with an EDI lens.

By the end of our time together, participations should be able to:
  • Define the relationship between EDI and safety culture
  • Determine ways to localize research related to diversity and workplace safety
  • Discuss the current climate of EDI in our organizations

Alyssa Germain has been in Safety Consulting for over 20 years and current leads the Risk Management Services for TRICOR Insurance. She has developed a multitude of safety programs including workers compensation programs, injury and illness prevention, accident investigation, OSHA compliance and more. She also conducts employee safety training in a wide variety of topics and industries including school districts, municipalities, manufacturing and health care facilities. Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Safety from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Chevon Bowen is a multi-faceted, self-directed and solutions-focused safety management educator and consultant, offering 16+ years of extensive training and consulting services to help build prominent safety cultures within industrial, construction, commercial, and temporary staffing industries. Her success lies within her skills as an excellent relationship builder and communicator, allowing her to form a plethora of strong, sustainable relations with small to large-sized organizations. Chevon holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Occupational Safety and a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Health and Safety, both from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2
10:15am to 12:15pm

  • GMA SHRM Member

Free -Advance registration positively required.

  • Student Member
Free -Advance registration positively required.

  • Guest / Nonmember

$50 Either or Both Sessions

  • Guest Grant Registration

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If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link. We would love to have you join us!


In Person Event

Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.