April 16, 2024 - April 17, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 16ᵗʰ & 17ᵗʰ 2024
Topic: 93ʳᵈ Annual Michigan Safety Conference 2023
Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids Downtown, MI
The Michigan Safety Conference is one of its kind programs dedicated to the field of safety and
health. The conference is coming up with a huge and exclusive platform for leading researchers,
practitioners, and professionals to gather and exchange their ideas and views. You will get to meet
and interact with your peers. Moreover, the conference will provide ample opportunity for
networking with like-minded people in an interactive session. The program will feature various
aspects that will benefit the participants such as 120+ Workplace Health & Safety Classes, new
products demonstrations, lectures, and classes. You will also gain insights into the latest trends
and strategies to optimize the performance of your health systems.
For more information, visit their site at: https://www.michsafetyconference.org/
Immediately following the MSC schedule on Tuesday, Greater Detroit, Mid-Michigan, and the West
Michigan Chapters will have an alliance meeting with the subject matter. All ASSP members are
encouraged to attend.
Topic: “Authentic Leadership & Safety Climate: Leading Teams to a Safer Workplace”
Presenters: Stephanie A. Walker, PhD and Daniel G.J. Kuchinka, PhD
Location: DeVos Place, Grand Valley Meeting Room “C” Grand Rapids Downtown, MI
Time: 4:45p – 6:00p
The presenters will talk about their collaborative peer-reviewed study. Their work was published in
our ASSP’s Professional Safety Journal (PSJ) August 2023 issue. They’ll discuss safety climate
including relevant research that provides scholarly as well as practical implications.
Authentic leadership will also be discussed, including safety-related challenges and solutions and
the impact on safety climate. The speakers discuss how this research reveals a strong relationship
between safety climate and authentic leadership behaviors.
Stephanie is a past president of the West Michigan Chapter. Currently, she is the Clinic
Risk/Privacy Officer at The Ohio State University. She has 16+ years as an EHS Manager in general
industry and served as an adjunct professor at GVSU/OSHM. Stephanie received her PhD from Keiser
University, an MBA from Webster University, MS from University of Phoenix and her BS degree from
Dan is a veteran manager, professor, and community leader. He is a leadership and human
resource psychology consultant, adjunct professor at Saint Peter’s University and a full-time
professor at Keiser University in Florida. Dan received his PhD from Capella University, his MA
from Minnesota State University, and his BS degree from St. Cloud State University.