—-Submissions will open in Spring 2022!—-

Call for Proposals

Do you have an innovative practice or cutting-edge research you want to share with your colleagues from around the Southeast? The Call for Presentations for the 2022 Conference is open. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal that focuses on best and promising practices in Occupational Safety & Health.

Why Present

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.
  • Collaborate with experts in the field.
  • Presenters receive a conference registration discount.
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice or program.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic community committed to professional and student success.

Presentation Format

  • Live Session: The Live Session format is 50 minutes, including time for Q&A. Presenters will present their presentation live to those in attendance, and it will be recorded. Each room will have a moderator who will track questions pose those questions to the presenters at the end of the presentation. Slides and recorded sessions will be available to registered attendees following the conference.

Conference Tracks

Tracks are evolving to meet the needs of industry professionals. The tracks outlined below are confirmed, and we will use presentation proposals to finalize additional tracks. Please submit your idea even if it doesn’t align with one of the tracks listed below.

  • Emerging Professionals – What do you wish someone had told you when you began your ESOH career? We encourage you to submit presentations providing tools and resources for attendees who are in the earlier stages of the ESOH profession.
  • Innovation, Research and Development – Whether it’s contribution to the academic literature, or an R&D practice in the field, presentations on research and development are welcome and will help keep professionals up-to-date with regard to the newest practices and insight in the profession.
  • Climate Change Hazards and Risks – Anticipate the potential risks and the occupational health and safety hazards associated with climate change.  A framework is broken into seven broad categories including an increase in ambient temperature – heat stress; air pollution (ground-level ozone and pulmonary toxicants) – respiratory and cardiovascular disease; ultraviolet radiation – skin cancer, eye effects, immune dysfunction; extreme weather – traumatic injuries, acute death, mental stress; vector-borne disease and other biological hazards – infectious disease, dermatitis, allergies/asthma; industrial transitions, and emerging industries – new chemical hazards, musculoskeletal disorders, mental stress from job insecurity;
  • Total Worker Health (TWH) Exposure – Human health effects are being recognized as the result of a complex interaction of factors including exposure to chemical, biological, and physical agents whether at work or at home, socioeconomic stressors, personal behaviors, and individual genetics. Health and safety science professionals can bring their expertise in anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of exposures to chemical, biological, and physical agents in the workplace, home, and community.
  • Serving the Changing Workforce –People are increasingly engaging in nontraditional work arrangements such as gig work, contract work, telecommuting, and working for multiple employers. In addition, the workforce is aging, raising issues around health, chronic disease, and information processing. Coupled with global economic shifts and migration, these changes will significantly impact the evolution of occupational and environmental health concerns and how they are managed. This priority focuses on educating on the circumstances driving these changes, the implications they will have, and how the community can respond to protect human health in the workplace and community.
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Response – 2020 and 2021 have been unprecedented and forced workplaces to change and adapt in ways they never have before. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage you to submit presentations addressing how the ESOH profession has been impacted and will evolve, providing tools and resources for attendees to utilize in their daily work.

Submission Criteria

  • Title of Presentation
  • Speaker/Presenter Name
  • Speaker/Presenter Title
  • Speaker/Presenter Organization
  • Presentation Description (one paragraph or less)
  • Learning Objectives
  • Presentation Format: Single speaker or panel discussion
  • Track (if applicable)
  • Topic

Presenter Registration

Presenter registration fees are waived. Presenters must register and use the code provided in your acceptance letter to receive complimentary registration.