Local hospital to hold conference on workplace health and safety

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Mayo Clinic Health System Health Services to Business will hold a spring conference April 11 at the Radisson Center, La Crosse.

"Leading the Way: Trends and Transformations in Workplace Health and Safety", from 7-11:30 a.m., is intended for individuals who have a role in health and safety programs at work.

Patrick Arendt of Arendt Risk Services will discuss "Hot New Trends and Long-standing Considerations Impacting Workers' Comp Management." Then one of nine certified ergonomists in Wisconsin, Brian Langenhorst of Mayo Clinic Health System, will present "Conspiracy of Kindness: Effective Leadership Techniques to Impact Ergonomics."

Michael Melnick, owner of Prevention Plus, will deliver the keynote address, “The Language of Safety: Moving from Knowing to Doing.” Over the past 25 years, Melnick has given his presentation to more than a half million people at the largest companies in the country, including Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Coca-Cola and Mayo Clinic. His focus is on creating workplaces that are healthy, productive and energized.

Registration for the conference is available online here and the cost is $20 per participant and $10 for each additional participant from the same company and breakfast is included. Call 877-458-4873 to register as well.

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