The conference will offer safety and health professional development opportunities for companies, safety professionals and workers with supervisory safety and health duties and responsibilities.Learn about the intended conference
West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference Canceled
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, WVU Extension Safety and Health Extension, and
WVU Fire Service Extension take the safety and health of our West Virginia Governor’s
Safety Conference attendees very serious.
Following suit with the precautionary measures put in place by Governor Justice and West Virginia University, the West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference has been canceled.
Refunds for conference attendees and sponsorships will be issued.
Even though the conference has been canceled, we will still recognize the individuals, companies and organizations that were nominated for the West Virginia Governor's Safety Conference Awards for their efforts in working to ensure safety and health in the workplace.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-293-3096.
Be safe and stay healthy!
About the Conference
To raise awareness and keep the health and safety of West Virginia workers at
the forefront of industry leaders, the
Governor of West Virginia,
WVU Extension Safety and Health Extension, and
WVU Extension Fire Service Extension
invite you to attend the West Virginia Governor’s Safety Conference.
The conference will offer safety and health professional development opportunities for companies, safety professionals and workers with supervisory safety and health duties and responsibilities. In addition, companies or organizations that are exceeding industry standards in safety and health workplace conditions will be recognized during the awards banquet.
Check back often for updates on the agenda, speakers, award nomination details, as well as sponsorship and exhibitor information.Conference Speakers Agenda Awards & Nominations
Don Teater, M.D., MPH
Don Teater is a family physician who has worked in western North Carolina for the past 30 years. Since 2004, he has focused on the intersection of pain, opioids and addiction. Teater was the lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. He continues to work as a consultant with the CDC on educating prescribers on the appropriate treatment of pain.
From 2013 to 2016, Teater was the medical adviser at the National Safety Council leading their effort to reduce opioid abuse and overdose in the community and in the workplace. He continues to work with federal and state government organizations, medical organizations and nonprofits in addressing many aspects of the opioid epidemic.
While working on the public health aspects of the opioid epidemic, he sees patients one day a week, treating opioid use disorder and chronic pain in Waynesville, North Carolina.
Conference registration costs $125 and is payable online using a credit card.