Kevin Doel
Public Information Manager
Office of the State Fire Marshal
800 SW Jackson, Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612-1216
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Calendar of Events

Safety and Health Conference

This is the most affordable and informational Safety and Health Conference you will attend in 2013.


Westar Energy, Inc. will sponsor the General Session speaker Phillip Van Hooser – an entrepreneur and business owner.  In his fast paced presentation: Phillip Van Hooser will share a proven model for professional decision making that is simple, memorable and universally effective. 

On day two, Kansas Safety and Health Golf Tournament will sponsor Chuck Clanahan – Protective Security Advisor (Dept of Homeland Security) -  as our General Session speaker.  Do you know what measures to take to protect your surroundings at facility?  Chuck Clanahan will share with you experiences gained from many different types of infrastructures and stimulate new and improved ways to protect the nation’s vital systems.


The closing General Session speaker on day two is sponsored by the HNTB CompaniesDennis Burks, Safety Director with HNTB Companies.  Do you know electricity?  Do you know what it can do?  Well – “Electrical Safety: What You Don’t Know Can Be Shocking”.  Dennis Burks will demonstrate hazards, proper use of PPE and a simulation of a crane coming in contract with an overhead power line.  Stay for his presentation – it will be shocking

Tuesday and Wednesday (October 1 - 2) of the conference will feature 30 + exhibitors showcasing their products and information to make your work environment safer. The exhibitors will be sponsoring a reception on Tuesday evening, allowing you time to network.  There will be 40 workshops for you to choose from in 6 different tracks over this two day period:

  • Boiler/Maintenance
  • Fire/Public Sector
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Management
  • Medical
  • Safety


On Thursday and Friday there will be Professional Development Courses (PDC) in:

  • 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training
  • 10-Hour Construction Outreach Training