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March 27-28, 2019
Evergy/KCP&L's Cedar Point Safety & Training Center
Kansas City, MO


*Preliminary Topics and Speakers are Subject to Change

 7:30-8:00 a.m.,  Networking Breakfast & Exhibits
 8:00-8:45 a.m. Welcome, Introductions & Open Discussion
Featuring Terry Bassham, President & CEO, Evergy
 8:45-9:45 a.m. Emphasizing the Why in Your Safety Culture
Dan Smith, Vice President of Electric Service Delivery, Austin Energy
   9:45–10:00 a.m., Networking Break & Exhibits
 10:00-11:00 a.m.  The Power of the Story
Chris Dodds, Manager, Generation Safety, Westar and KCP&L, Evergy Companies
 11:00-11:30 a.m. Small Group Think - Human Performance
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 11:30 am. - Noon Safety Mini Presentations 
 Noon – 1:00 p.m.,  Networking Lunch & Exhibits
 1:00-2:30 p.m. Fitness for Life Starts at Home 
Dr. Rob Jones, Peak Performance Health Center
Mark Heidebrecht, Ergonomist/Human Factors Professional, ErgoMethods/Ergonomics International
Terri Mallozzi, Xcel Energy
 2:30–2:45 p.m., Networking Break & Exhibits
 2:45-4:00 p.m. Panel: How to Successfully Guide Employees Through Occupational Injury
Brian Moore, Platte River Power Authority
Michelle Roush, Kansas City Power & Light
Rosanne Ramsburg, Kansas City Power & Light
Michelle Stanley, Austin Energy
 4:00-4:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion and Day 1 Wrap Up
Bring roundtable topics for discussion and/or send topics ahead of time to
7:30-8:00 a.m., Networking Breakfast & Exhibits
 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Managing a Safety Culture and Safety Conscious Work Environment
Rachel Jackson, Manager, Concerns and Compliance, STP Nuclear Operating Company

 9:00-10:00 a.m. How to Build and Deliver Training
Mark Palacio, Xcel Energy
Dean Jensen, Xcel Energy
 10:00-11:30 a.m. KCP&L's Cedar Point Safety & Training Facility Tour
 11:30 a.m. - Noon Closing/Wrap Up Discussion

Join us for the 2019 RMEL Safety Conference. Presentations will dive into the challenges we face today and safety best practices. Interactive roundtable discussions mixed into the program provide the opportunity to learn from each other. Safety professionals, linemen, plant operators and all electric energy personnel from utilities of all types and services and supplier companies will be heard as we drill down to the best ways to lead our safety efforts.

Who Should Attend

Those involved with safety in the electric energy industry. Primarily safety managers, safety directors, safety program coordinators for generation and T&D.  All personnel with responsibility for the development, implementation, monitoring and oversight of safety programs.  Safety consultants for electrical utilities.  Supervisors and crew foreman.  Lineman and operations personnel with an interest in on-the-job personal safety.  Individuals with other backgrounds are also welcome to learn about the issues in this section.

Continuing Education Certificate
All attendees will receive a continuing education certificate worth 9.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) by RMEL, upon completion of the course. RMEL serves a large territory in which attendees participate in a number of accrediting organizations, each with their own requirements. Depending on the certifying body you are affiliated with, RMEL PDHs may be applied towards your recertification credit. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine if the credits are applicable to their certifying body and how they may be applied. Use the event brochure, and agenda to determine how the content applies to your certification. The attendee is also responsible for verifying how the quantity of RMEL PDHs convert to your certifying body credits. Typically 1.0 PDH is equal to .1 CEU, but you should always verify the conversion scale.