General Sessions

Opening General Session: Monday, June 1

On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
Alison Levine, Team Captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition

AIHce 2015 Alison LevineImagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world.  You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude – along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds, and a climbing team that’s counting on all of its members to make smart decisions.  There’s simply no room for poor judgment – one mistake or misstep can result in an “unrecoverable error.”  In any situation where lives are on the line or the stakes are exceptionally high – there’s no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits.  Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure apply to today’s business and workplace environments.

General Session: Tuesday, June 2

Health & Safety Implications of the Fissured Workplace:  A Conversation

David Weil, PhD, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, USDOL, Washington DC
Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA, USDOL, Washington DC

Dan Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP; President-elect, AIHA

AIHce 2015 David Weil

David Weil

AIHce 2015 Jordan Barab

Jordan Barab

Work has changed dramatically in the past 30 years and not just technologically.  Whether it is in construction, manufacturing or other industries, it has become increasingly common for employers to contract out work, moving anything other than core operations to outside and independent contractors. However, this trend has major implications on the health and safety of employees. Join two of the top United States Department of Labor administrators in this thought provoking, moderated conversation as they discuss challenges of the fissured workplace, and creative ways to deal with it.