NAPERVILLE Ill.—September 10, 2015—The Metal Service Center Institute (MSCI) Safety Conference will feature Optimum Safety Management president and founder Stephen Yates, CHST. Yates will participate in the “OSHA Inspections: Mitigating Risk Panel Discussion”, and lead “On-Boarding New Employees” at the annual conference.

Scheduled for October 12-13, 2015 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., the MSCI Safety Conference is an annual gathering of leaders in the metals industry who are committed to creating a safe workplace environment conducive to increases in productivity, profitability, and engagement.

Mr. Yates will participate in Breakout Session 1B, OSHA Inspections: Mitigating Risk, from 10-11 a.m. on October 12, and lead Breakout Session 4B, On-Boarding New Employees, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on October 13.

  • OSHA Inspections: Mitigating Risk is a panel discussion in which Mr. Yates will join Matthew Horn and John Newquist to discuss steps that organization leadership must take to develop a plan in order to mitigate risk before, during and after an OSHA inspection.
  • On-Boarding New Employees will introduce attendees to the steps that leaders must take to reduce risk with proper training and orientation to your company’s safety culture and processes.

Safety is an imperative in today’s workplace, and organizational leaders have a financial, operational, and moral obligation to protect their employees,” says Steve Yates, President of Optimum Safety Management. “I look forward to helping attendees recognize the opportunities and returns that come with an effective safety culture.”

Attendees registering online before September 15 will receive $700 off the conference fees, and can register for this conference here.


About Optimum Safety Management

Optimum Safety Management is a full service safety management consulting firm focused on helping organizations enhance safety, productivity, and profitability. Optimum provides safety assessment and training, complete OSHA compliance and support services, injury prevention, and related services. For more information, visit, or call (630) 759-9908.

About Stephen Yates

Stephen Yates is the founder and president of Optimum Safety Management, bringing extensive safety leadership experience as he partners with local, regional, and national firms to design and implement effective, sustainable safety management systems.

An authorized OSHA outreach trainer and Certified Leadership Coach, Steve shares his passion of developing leaders in organizations who will value and empower others.

About Metals Service Center Institute

Founded in 1909, the Metals Service Center Institute is a non-profit association based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., serving the metals industry. It has 375 members operating from more than 1,500 locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the world. For more information, visit

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