The American Society of Safety Professionals Annual Conference – Safety 22 – is less than a month away! Held in Chicago this year, Work Right is excited to take part again in this annual event that networks like-minded professionals on the latest challenges, opportunities, and innovations in the industry. This week we sat down with one of the presenters we happen to know – Work Right’s own, Nic Patee, to learn more about his role in the conference.

The Industrial Athlete’s Daily Checklist for Injury Prevention

WR: What are you speaking about this year at the conference?

NP: Chantel Gorton and I are co-presenting “The Industrial Athlete’s Daily Checklist for Injury Prevention.” We’ll present a daily checklist that encompasses wellness, ergonomics, and hazards to empower prevention, ensure adherence to safety and apply ergonomic best practices. We all know these principles, but we are human. The best way to ensure compliance is through a daily checklist. We are bringing all the principles of injury prevention to the industrial athlete in a simple, effective daily checklist.

WR: What do you hope to accomplish with your involvement at Safety 22?

NP: Our mission is to normalize injury prevention. We have a big hairy audacious goal of putting a dent in healthcare & prioritizing an attitude of prevention over treatment. My desire for this conference is to empower others to share that vision.

WR: Can you give us a sneak peek at a best practice at injury prevention?

NP: “Measure what matters,” as John Dohr famously states. It is no different with musculoskeletal injury prevention. Strategically work to implement metrics that can cross barriers between your front line operational leaders and your EHS professionals. This will allow us to operationalize prevention strategies more quickly.

WR: What are you most excited to see or engage with while at the conference? Are there other speakers or topics you’re interested in seeing?

NP: I have been working with the National Safety Council on the MSD Solution Lab as an advisory board member. I am looking forward to spending some time with my other board members and active employees of the initiative.

WR: Apart from the conference, is there anything you’re looking forward to doing while you’re in Chicago?

NP: Anytime I go to Chicago I look forward to spending time with our Work Right Team in the greater Chicago area.


To learn more about Nic’s presentation, visit ASSP Safety 22 to register and attend in-person or virtually!

Be sure to check out our other blogs for further injury prevention education and tips from Work Right NW!