1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Welcome & Introductions

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Why Safety?

Managers have a responsibility to send their team members home safe and sound at the end of the day. In addition, pests are abundant, but pest management professionals are not. Having a comprehensive safety program is the foundation for caring for your customers and employees alike. This talk will motivate you to immerse yourself in this safety summit workshop and come away with a plan to protect those you work so hard to serve.

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Common Liabilities Related to Safety

Safety isn’t just an altruistic endeavor. There are direct costs associated with accidents and savings associated with implementing a safety program. This presentation will go over the ROI of safety with specific recommendations and the value of those changes in protocol.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Implementing a Safety Training Program

A safety program is only as good as the people that practice it. This presentation will cover what a technician should learn during onboarding, topics for a year-round company training program, considerations for sales and office staff, and (briefly) tips for making safety part of a company’s culture).
Immediately after, attendees will participate in a facilitated exercise that will allow each person to design/refine a training program for his or her company.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Safety Training Work Groups 



9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Implementing a Safety Program

With your newly-designed/refined training program in-hand, this session will help you develop the other important aspects of your company’s safety program: developing your safety policy, putting together a safety manual, implementing and tracking your program and how you can build safety into the core culture of your company.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Pesticide Safety Breakout Sessions

As you have learned in this workshop, safety pertains to so much more than pesticides, but the topic of pesticide safety is essential to what we do. Pick the aspect of pesticide safety that interests you the most and learn from experts about everything your program should have. Bring your questions for the speakers and your colleagues.

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Pesticide Storage
  • Fumigation
  • Considerations for Vehicles

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Safe Driving 

Driving is arguably the riskiest thing we do and there are lots of technologies, training programs and strategies available. In this session, a panel of professionals from different companies will share how they mitigate the risks associated with driving and then take questions from the audience.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

How to Handle an OSHA Complaint

Preparedness can make OSHA compliance and handling a complaint as painless as possible. Attend this session to learn how to respond to an OSHA complaint and what you need to have in place to help your company stay in business and meet all regulatory needs addressed by the complaint.

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Summarizing and Closing