State’s largest safety and health conference returns February 28

INDIANA — Safety tactics, substance abuse, leadership, and cybersecurity will be among the hot topics at the state’s largest safety and health event. The 2022 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo, which takes place February 28 – March 2, will feature more than 70 educational sessions to keep Hoosier workers safe on the job.

The three-day event is presented by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals, in partnership with INSafe Indiana and the Coalition for Construction Safety. Gibson is the lead conference sponsor.

Kerri Begley

“We’re always thrilled to host this largescale event and it will be fun to meet new attendees and see those friendly faces who attend annually,” relays Kerri Begley, vice president of business education and events for the Indiana Chamber. “We have an esteemed group of speakers tackling many topics and conferencegoers will leave with much more knowledge in their arsenals.”

The conference’s two keynote speakers are Manley Feinberg II of Vertical Lessons, Inc. and retired FBI Special Agent John Iannarelli, also known as “FBI John,” who will speak on cybersecurity.

Through Feinberg’s address, “Reaching Your Next Summit,” attendees will gain tools they can use immediately to develop a leadership mindset that equips them and team members to step up and lead, regardless of their title.

New this year is the Forklift Rodeo, hosted by ASSP Central Indiana Chapter and the Indiana Chamber, along with ProLift Toyota Material Handling. Forklift operators will showcase their driving abilities in an obstacle course on March 1 and complete challenges as quickly and efficiently as possible. (All forklift rodeo participants must be certified to operate a lift.) Forklift operators will be scored individually and a grand prize of $250 will be awarded along with a trophy and bragging rights as the 2022 Indiana Forklift Rodeo Champion.

On day three of the conference, the 2022 Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards (GWSA) will be presented during the lunch hour.

Visit or call (317) 264-6885 to register to attend or for more information. Registration options and costs can be viewed at

A virtual option is available for those who cannot attend in person. The educational sessions, both general sessions, and GWSA luncheon recordings will be available to view from March 8 until June 1. Of note: Virtual attendees will not have access to sessions during the live conference from Feb. 28 until March 1. Some educational sessions will not be provided on-demand at the request of the speaker. These sessions are marked on the agenda: The cost to access the virtual conference is $449.

Additional 2022 Indiana Safety & Health Conference sponsors include: platinum sponsors Indiana Safety & Supply and ClearPath Mutual; gold sponsors Board of Certified Safety Professionals and Martin Supply; and silver sponsors: Advanced Rescue Solutions, Healthy Roster, Honeywell PPE, Intelex, iReportSource Safety Management Software, KHA Online-SDS™, KPA, OraSure Technologies, Peak Performance, Safety Management Group, Sentinel Safety Group, and Work Comp Management Services.