NOSHA News July 2016

15th Annual

NOSHA Safety Conference

Tuesday, October 4th


Alerus Center Ballroom 5

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Matt Mannino

Cognitive Dissonance: The Neuroscience of Workplace Safety

Neuroscience safety expert Dr. Matt Mannino speaks to companies and associations, executives, entrepreneurs, and students who are poised and hungry for growth. He uses his 25 years of combined experience with the Neurosciences, Quantum Physics and proven principles of success to transform personal and team safety protocols, advancing company-wide transformation to help facilitate fewer onsite accidents in the workplace.

Also Featuring

Katie Nermoe, Sanford Health Plan

Worksite Wellness

Kathryn (Katie) Nermoe is the Corporate Wellness Director at Sanford Health Plan and is also an employee engagement author. Over her 20-year career, Nermoe has held leadership positions in health care, marketing and local government administration. Nermoe believes organizational health is the number one driver of organizational wealth. She contends a business’s engagement and wellness strategies are one and the same, and uses the six dimensions of wellbeing as foundational cornerstones for transforming organizational culture.

Jay Skarphol, North Dakota Safety Council

OSHA Update

Jay Skarphol is a former Senior Environmental Health and Safety Specialist with a wide range of experience in general industry, construction, and oil and gas safety. In his former positions, responsibilities included: safety management system reviews including incident investigations, safety training, and on-site inspections, audits and evaluations. Jay also has a background in HAZWOPER, Level 5 Hazardous Materials Incident Command and was a TapRooT Advanced Investigations Team Leader. In retirement, Jay is continuing his passion for safety as a contracted safety trainer for the North Dakota Safety Council.

More conference details and registration info coming soon!

Congratulations to NOSHA Member Sanford OccMed!

The National Association of Occupational Health Professionals has certified Sanford Health’s Occupational Medicine program, indicating that all eight Sanford OccMed facilities are providing the nation’s highest standard of care in occupational medicine.

The review of Sanford OccMed resulted in a perfect score from the NAOHP. Sanford OccMed is also the largest franchise-based occupational medicine program in the country to achieve this certification.

To read more about Sanford OccMed’s achievement, visit

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