davern jones
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Davern Jones, CSP

The PMI Central Mississippi Chapter Dinner Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at Surin of Thailand in Jackson, MS.  Registration opens at 6:00PM, Dinner/Business at 6:30PM, followed by the program at 7:00PM. 

This month's feature presentation will be conducted by Davern A. Jones, CSP.  His topic will be "Integration of Occupational Safety and Health Programs with Project Management"

Related PMI Talent Triangle Area:  Strategic and Business Management

We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention: Please note the venue and start time changes above.


OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety of small and medium-sized business settings. The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program. Safety and health programs help businesses:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance their social responsibility goals
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations

This presentation will bridge OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs with related project activities in pursuit of the project goal.

Speaker Bio:

Davern Jones earned a BS degree (1993) in Industrial Technology with emphasis in Hazardous Materials Management from Jackson State University and a MBA from Mississippi State University. In May 2014, he became a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by meeting the experience and exam requirements set by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Prior to joining MSU, Davern was employed with Entergy Mississippi at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. He has over 20 years of experience in occupational safety and health and has shared his expertise with groups such as Mississippi’s E3 – Economy Energy Environment Program, OSHA National Office State Emergency Preparedness and Response Group, and the National Association of Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Programs (OSHCON) Board. Davern was recently invited to serve on the Mississippi Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee with the Mississippi State Department of Health. As Program Manager, Davern provides technical guidance and management of the OSHA Consultation program while continuing to conduct field inspections in various industries.

Join us for the dinner meeting this month & network with other Project & Program Managers!  Share your ideas and insights.  Pick up some additional thoughts, ideas or skills regarding the Project Management profession.

For Meeting details, directions, pricing, etc.
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Surin of Thailand
3000 Old Canton Rd., Suite 105

Jackson, MS 39216

Surin of Thailand is located in the former Nick's location in the Fondren District, just north of Downtown Jackson.    It is west of I-55 on Old Canton Road, just north of the intersection of Lakeland Drive and Old Canton Road.   There is plenty of parking, with overflow parking available behind the Trustmark Bank which is next door.   Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from their full bar or from servers during the meeting.

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Registration: 6:00 pm
Dinner / Business: 6:30 pm
Program: 7:00 pm
You will receive ONE PDU for attending.
Pre-registered Chapter Members $25
Attention Chapter Members - Don't forget to login to our website prior to registering for the Dinner Meeting in order to receive your $5 discount.
Non-Chapter Members $30
Not Pre-registered / At the Door $30

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CAPM® Members 5
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