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KEYNOTE DAY 1
   
SCOTT

Major (Ret.) Scotty Smiley uses his story of strength and perseverance to inspire others to find their hope unseen. Ironically, it was blindness that launched Scotty’s journey of supreme testing. Recovering in a bed at Walter Reed National Medical center from wounds sustained in an explosion in Mosul, Iraq, he resented the theft of his dreams—becoming a CEO, a Delta Force operator, or a four-star general. With his wife Tiffany’s love and the support of his family and friends, Scotty’s response became his transforming moment. This intensified, indomitable spirit moved him from the hospital bed, past nurses, and into the shower. Ever since, Scotty has reached new heights literally and professionally - climbing Mount Rainier, winning an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete, surfing, skydiving, and completing an Iron Man; becoming a father; earning an MBA from Duke; teaching leadership to cadets at West Point; commanding a company within the Warrior Transition Unit; and winning the MacArthur Leadership Award that recognizes and rewards the demonstrated and outstanding leadership of junior Army officers.  Scotty’s story of resilience encourages others to find strength and hope, no matter where they are or what circumstances they are facing.

 
MAJOR(R) SCOTT SMILEY
 
GENERAL SESSION

 

 
LOREN
Acting Assistant Secretary Sweatt will address OSHA’s priorities, actions, and goals. The presentation will include an overview of OSHA’s regulatory agenda, key initiatives, and the agency’s balanced approach to address workplace safety and health, which includes enforcement, compliance assistance, and training.  
Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA

 

 
KEYNOTE DAY 2
   
BILL
Millions of dollars are spent in search of Zero Injuries, the “Holy Grail” of safety. Some of the finest safety cultures meet the goal of Zero injuries, only to find that a tragic event shatters Zero, leaving it a hollow memory of what was, but no longer is. Is Zero the right goal or is there a better one that will drive continuous safety improvement? Join me at this session and learn what lies Beyond Zero.
 
Bill Sims Jr., President/CEO, Greenbean Leadership