Maine Safety & Health Conference

September 23-24, 2020
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View the conference recordings using the updated links on your  conference E-guide.
The 93rd Annual
Maine Safety & Health Conference!
Was a Virtual event held
September 23 & 24, 2020
In its 93rd year, the Maine Safety & Health Conference features motivating keynote speakers, over 20 different breakout sessions on timely safety topics, a Virtual Vendor Hall with the latest in safety products and services, online peer networking, Sponsorship opportunities and Continuing Education Credits!

September 23rd Opening Speaker


Deborah R Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CIT, CSP, FASSP, FAAOHN - President, SafeTech Consultants, Inc.

COVID-19 will likely be one of the most challenging risks that we as OSH professionals experience in our careers. As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals play a key role in helping organizations protect workers, communicate accurately and effectively about the risks, and ensure business continuity when a pandemic event threatens to disrupt normal operations. This session will highlight how OSH professionals can enhance their skills in pandemic planning and have a more visible role in their organization than ever before.

Deborah Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CIT, CSP, FASSP, FAAOHN is president of SafeTech Consultants, Inc., providing safety consulting for global clients.  Deb has more than 35 years of occupational safety and health experience and is past corporate director of health, safety and wellness at L.L.Bean.  She has been involved in pandemic planning and response to emergencies at worksites and at the state and federal levels for the last 12 years.  She wrote “Preparing for a Pandemic: Lessons from H1N1” that was published in Professional Safety journal in 2011. Deb has been providing webinars and podcasts to several organizations on the COVID-19 pandemic.  She posted an online article titled “The Safety Professional’s Role in Planning for a Pandemic on March 2, 2020.

Deb is also President of the American Society of Safety Professionals 2020-2021.

September 24th Opening Speaker



John T. Broderick, Jr.—Senior Director External Affairs, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Former Chief Justice John Broderick of the NH Supreme Court has a compelling, meaningful, and informative personal story that is certain to capture your attention, and your heart. You will leave the presentation being aware of the five signs of emotional distress and how you can identify them. He will also talk about Change Direction New Hampshire, an organization he co-chairs.

John T. Broderick, Jr. became the Senior Director of External Affairs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in 2017. In 2016 Justice Broderick agreed to co-chair the first statewide launch in New Hampshire of a national mental health awareness campaign called Change Direction New Hampshire. For the past four years, he has spoken countless times to various audiences about the five most common signs of mental illness in an effort to improve understanding and awareness of mental illness to eliminate its mythology, encourage discussion and treatment and begin to change the unfair and shameful culture that surrounds it.


He was a member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1995 to 2010. During his last seven years there he served as Chief Justice. He was the first Chief Justice in New Hampshire’s history to appoint a Citizens Commission on the State Courts so that citizens could examine how the courts functioned in an effort to make the justice system in New Hampshire more accessible, affordable and understandable for more citizens. Justice Broderick formerly served as president of both the NH Bar Association and the NH Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as Dean of the Law School at UNH. He has received numerous professional awards and several honorary degrees.

September 24th Closing Speaker


Dr. Dora Mills- Senior Vice President, Community Health, MaineHealth

Dr. Mills will provide the latest information on the Coronavirus Pandemic, addressing the current situation and the impact it has had on the state of Maine. Learn about best practices as well as recommendations to plan for the future.

For nearly 15 years, from 1996-2011, Dr. Mills served as Maine’s State Health Officer, for the administrations of Governors Angus S. King and John E. Baldacci. Dr. Mills joined MaineHealth in 2018 where she serves as the Senior Vice President, Community Health.


Dr. Mills is a Maine native who was raised in Farmington, graduated from Mt. Blue High School, Bowdoin College, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Pediatric Internship and Residency Program, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a board-certified pediatrician who practiced as a hospitalist in Los Angeles (two years) and in a pediatric practice in her hometown of Farmington (four years). She also practiced medicine in several rural international locations, including Tanzania and Nepal.

Multi-Track Breakout Sessions:  Attend the Sessions of Your Choice!

  • Fall Protection

  • Lockout Tagout 

  • Slips, Trips and Falls

  • OSHA / BLS Update

  • Blowing Smoke at Respirator Programs- Any Gaps? 

  • Electrical Safety for the Home Workplace / Remote Worker


  • ISO 45001: The "New" Safety Standard 

  • How Manufacturing is Changing: Best Practices During a Pandemic

  • Safety In An Environment of Lean Manufacturing

  • Safety Incentive Programs That Work and Don't Break the Bank

  • EEOC Harassment Prevention & "Kindness" Training

  • Drug Testing in Maine: Policies, Marijuana and DOT testing during COVID-19

  • Home Ergonomics Survival Guide

  • Putting Your Shoulder Into It: How To Prevent Injuries

  • Are You Sure You Want to Venture Outdoors Today? Bugs, Plants and Scary Stuff


  • PFAS- Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

  • SARS CoV-2 - Ventilation, Cleaning, Disinfection and Environmental Testing

  • Exoskeleton Technologies- Application, Integration and Standards

  • Human Exposure to Occupational Vibration


  • Fleet Safety / Z15.1

  • Loading Dock Safety & Criteria


  • Run, Hide, Fight: Individual Actions in An Active Shooter Event

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