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The Cost of Doing Nothing


2/9/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

With forecasts of an economic recession around the corner, companies are looking for places they can cut their budget. Your safety program shouldn’t be one of them. Like many things, safety issues don’t disappear when we ignore them. Too often, companies are dinged with fines and violations because they shoved safety to the side. But what is the cost – and risk – associated with doing nothing? Data shows it’s massive, and the impact is more than financial.

Join us and learn more about:

  • What happens when safety isn’t prioritized
  • Hidden costs of violations – from fines to retention to stricter regulations
  • The latest OSHA violations and how to avoid them
  • Breaking down data to demonstrate the return on investment of safety programs

Attendees will leave with the knowledge of how to demonstrate the ROI on safety programs, examples of what happens if safety isn’t a priority, and how to avoid OSHA pitfalls and violations.


Jade BrainardJade Brainard, Product Director, KPA

Jade is the product director for KPA EHS software solutions. She’s been with KPA for more than 14 years, focusing of providing customers with turn-key safety management software solutions. Jade works closely with many types of organizations, including construction, energy, manufacturing and insurance, to understand how technology can be leveraged to effectively manage safety, reduce risk and stay compliant with an ever-evolving regulatory environment.

Deren BoydDeren Boyd, Sr VP of New Markets, KPA

Deren leads the growth strategy for KPA and its expansion into new industries. He also oversees the direction for KPA EHS software, with a focus on innovative new feature development based on client input and market demands. Before joining KPA, Deren co-founded iScout, a health and safety-focused SaaS software. Previous to iScout, he held the position of vice president of safety and compliance for the Oklahoma City-based Crescent Cos. Before he began his career in health and safety, Deren worked in intercollegiate athletics at the University of Oklahoma, serving as assistant athletics director of development and director of basketball operations. Deren graduated from OU with a bachelor’s in health and sports science in 1998, and a master’s in adult and higher education in 2006.


Alan FergusonAlan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Alan is associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.