Former Governor Phil Bredesen to Address PureSafety User Conference

Advocate for innovation and author of “Fresh Medicine,” Bredesen headlines conference for businesses and clinics seeking to improve employee health and safety

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen will be the keynote speaker at the second annual PureSafety User Conference, a four-day gathering of business and occupational medicine leaders across industries who are interested in improving employee health and safety management. PureSafety, the leading provider of workforce health and safety software, has opened the conference to share thought leadership and best practices with both existing clients and other industry professionals.

Scheduled for September 13-16 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel, the conference will update health and safety professionals and similar business leaders on the latest advances in software solutions, the evolving compliance environment, market factors impacting the industry, and new approaches to workforce health and safety that can improve any business’ performance. The conference is also a rare opportunity for professionals from related disciplines to come together to share best practices and discuss trends within their connected fields.

Themed “Proving the Value of Health and Safety,” conference sessions will cover topics that are relevant to any industry, such as maintaining regulatory compliance, establishing a culture of early reporting and protecting employee health information. Select sessions also give participants hands-on experience with new technology and attendees can earn Continuing Education Units to help maintain certifications.

“There are far too few opportunities to exchange ideas across industries or job functions, even among those who share similar goals,” said Bill Grana, president and CEO of PureSafety. “Our User Conference brings together those responsible for keeping employees healthy and safe, organizational compliance requirements, and improving businesses by enabling them to share ideas and best practices in preventing injury and illness, creating and managing surveillances and managing cases and treatment.”

In his keynote address, Bredesen will share his unique insight into the health care field. As a private sector entrepreneur, he started a managed care business in 1980 from his home and grew it to a NYSE-listed company with 6,000 employees within a decade. He later tapped this experience as Tennessee’s governor to create eHealth initiatives and reform TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program. This combined understanding of private business and public oversight of health care is at the heart of his recently released book, “Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System.”

Other speakers include Todd Conklin, Ph.D., a recognized authority on organizational behavior; Brian Roberts, CSP, CIE, the National Director Workers Compensation at CNA Risk Control; and William Newkirk, MD, FACPM, Medical Director at PureSafety, among many others.

More information on the conference and registration details can be found at

About PureSafety

PureSafety, the industry's leading provider of comprehensive workforce health and safety solutions, provides innovative software and services that protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind, and drive measurable business improvement. The company’s growing team of 200 industry professionals serves more than 2,300 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, health care, construction, distribution, and energy, and encompassing 35 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in the Nashville area, PureSafety has additional locations in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Skowhegan, Maine. To learn more, visit or call 888.202.3016.


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