Why attend?
  • LEARNING: Gain valuable insights from experts in the field of occupational safety and health.
  • NETWORKING: Connect with professionals who share your interests and concerns.
  • INSPIRATION: Listen to inspiring stories from companies and individuals making a difference in their workplaces.
  • IMPACT: Contribute to promoting occupational safety and health, which not only benefits workers but also drives sustainable growth and business projection.
What will you learn?
  • REGULATIONS: Learn about the latest regulations and standards in occupational safety and health.
  • RISKS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES: Discover specific risks in various industrial sectors and how to address them effectively.
  • ERGONOMICS: AUnderstand the importance of ergonomics in preventing workplace injuries and promoting worker well-being.
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Explore how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing workplace safety and how you can leverage this technology to improve your practices.
Additional benefits
  • CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE: All participants will receive a certificate of attendance that validates their participation in the symposium.
  • LUNCH INCLUDED: Enjoy a lunch while continuing conversations and networking with other professionals committed to occupational safety and health.


Agenda (subject to change)

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Open and Welcome
Special Guest: Condell Eastmond

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

OSHA: What Is It and How Does It Protect Workers?

Ms. Lenny Chango Compliance OSHA

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Disaster Prevention Plan in Companies

Carlos Mahecha – Estados Unidos

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability in Companies

Alex Cabrera – Prevssis CEO

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Understanding and Minimizing Workplace Risks: How to Receive Free Services

Miriam Escobar & Linette Pruna – University of South Florida

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Effective Strategies to Prevent Falls

Mauricio Madrid – Gurdian Territory Manager

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Prevention and Response to Heat Stress in the Workplace

Gustavo Lopez – Universidad del Norte Colombia

12:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Let’s Talk About Decision-Making in Nutrition for Workplace Safety and Health


Rocío Ponce –Prevsis Chile

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

When Work Loses Meaning: Burnout Syndrome

Ana Maria Triana & Olga Patarroyo – Latinas Profesionales USA

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

How to reduce risks in repetitive movements at work

María Carolina Jaramillo – Cervical S.A.S Colombia

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Question Pannel

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cultural closure

Attendee registration


10% OFF on the value of individual tickets until August 30.


Before 08-30-24

Original price was: $100.00.Current price is: $90.00.


10% OFF in the value of tickets for groups of more than 4 people.

Before 08-30-24

Original price was: $100.00.Current price is: $90.00.


Condell Eastmond

Area Director of the Fort Lauderdale Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Area Office.

United States


Condell Eastmond is the Area Director of the Fort Lauderdale Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Area Office. He started with the Agency in the Bayside New York OSHA Office in 1999, transferred to the Fort Lauderdale OSHA Area Office in 2000,  and was promoted to Area Director in 2013. Condell earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). Prior to OSHA, he worked as an Industrial Hygienist with the New York City Board of Education. Condell has 25 years of experience in the occupational safety and health field.

Leny Chango

OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist.

United States


Mrs Leny has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering; and has technical experience in industrial hygiene, process safety management, general industry, and construction standards.

Prior to working with OSHA, she worked for numerous years as an Industrial Hygienist in the petrochemical industry. Ms. Chango has been working with OSHA since 2012; she started as an Industrial Hygienist and then, as a Safety and Health Officer in the Fort Lauderdale Area Office,before transferring to the Houston North Area Office in 2019. 

In 2022, Ms. Chango returned to the OSHA Fort Lauderdale Office as an OSHA Compliance Assistant Specialist.

Linette Pruna Padilla

Safety & Health Consultant and Industrial Hygienist for the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program.

United States


Linette Pruna Padilla is a Safety & Health Consultant and Industrial Hygienist for the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program. She joined the organization in 2022. As a consultant, she provides compliance assistance and promotes continuous improvement of safety and health management systems for employers in the state of Florida. From 2010 to 2022, Mrs. Pruna Padilla was a Compliance Safety and Health Officer for the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), conducting enforcement inspections in central Florida. Mrs. Pruna Padilla has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene, both from the University of Puerto Rico.

Miriam F. Escobar

Safety & Health Consultant and Industrial Hygienist for the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program.

United States


Miriam F. Escobar is a Safety & Health Consultant and Industrial Hygienist for the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program. Miriam joined the program in the summer of 2022. Before joining the program, she worked in COVID-19 response for the Florida Department of Health, a military contractor, and was an active-duty member of the US Air Force. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography & Economics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She also has a Master of Arts in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies and a Master of Science in Public Health in Occupational Exposure Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Gustavo López

Industrial hygiene teacher at the Universidad del Norte.



Industrial engineering professional with a master’s degree and specialization in occupational safety and health from the University of the North. Over 17 years of work experience in companies in the chemical, metallurgical, food sectors, and academia as head of the Occupational Safety and Health (SST) department. Industrial hygiene lecturer for the occupational safety specialization at the University of the North. Certified by the British NEBOSH HSE international and IRCA auditor for Integrated Management Systems (HSEQ).

Olga Patarroyo

VP of People, Talent, and Culture at Latino Media Network.

United States


Olga Patarroyo is the VP of People, Talent, and Culture at Latino Media Network, one of the largest Latino-owned and operated media and audio companies in the U.S. Hispanic market today. She is an Organizational Psychologist, HR Consultant, Holistic Leadership Coach, Advocate for Women’s Empowerment, Inspirational Speaker, and Author. Through the Holistic Leadership Coaching Academy (HLCA), Olga trains corporate HR leaders to launch transformative coaching programs for Latinas. As a Certified International Coach, she guides Latinas worldwide to unlock their leadership potential so they can lead their lives with clarity of purpose, confidence, and authenticity. As a Consultant, Olga draws on over 20 years of experience in executive HR leadership across various industries to provide tailored services in people, culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, holistic wellness, and organizational development for business leaders. Olga is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Ana María Triana


United States


With over twenty years of executive leadership experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development Departments in Colombian and multinational companies, across the telecommunications, steel, large-scale mining, and food sectors, Ana María is an expert in designing strategies and leading corporate projects. Her career spans the development of leaders and employees at all levels through training and leadership strategies. She also excels as a consultant in strategic direction and planning for startups, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

In her role as a Human Resources leader, she has demonstrated exceptional commitment to integrating occupational risk prevention and health deterioration into all business activities and decisions. Her strategic and operational focus has allowed for effective intervention, where stakeholder engagement, aligned leadership, and a strong organizational culture have been fundamental in preventing accidents and occupational illnesses, controlling absenteeism, and ensuring business preparedness for emergencies.

Ana María holds a degree in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia), a specialization in Business Administration from Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia), a Master’s degree in Human Talent Management from the Center for Financial Studies (Barcelona, Spain), a Certification in Human Resources Management from the University of Miami (USA), and is a certified coach by the Academy of Coaching and Holistic Leadership (HLCA) in Miami (USA).

Mauricio Madrid

Territory Manager for Guardian Fall Protection.

United States


Mauricio Madrid is a seasoned safety professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. With a background focused on both domestic and international projects, he has developed expertise across various safety aspects, including PPE, heat illness, arc flash, and fall protection. Currently serving as a Territory Manager for Guardian Fall Protection, Mauricio oversees operations in Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, dedicating his efforts to representing Guardian Fall Protection, and ensuring comprehensive safety standards in the region.

Maria Carolina Jaramillo

Director of Cérvical S.A.S.



A Physiotherapist specializing in Ergonomics, with over 20 years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety. Ms. Jaramillo is the Director of Cérvical S.A.S., a company with 15 years of experience in various economic sectors, accompanying businesses to contribute to healthy and safe work environments. She is a leader in Epidemiological Surveillance processes for Musculoskeletal Disorders and in return-to-work projects, as well as in Usability and Design for companies interested in improving tools and work processes. She serves as the Vice President – Secretary of the Colombian Society of Ergonomics Chapter Bogotá.

Rocío Ponce

Director of SST Services at Prevsis.



Gynecologist-Obstetrician from the University of Valparaíso, with a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry from Universidad Mayor, and holding the 2021 International CSSN Certification, ISAK Level II, and Nutritionist Instructor. Director of SST Services at Prevsis and responsible for the multidisciplinary functional implementation of complex Health and Safety projects in Latin America, covering the implementation of technological health monitoring workflows for employees in corporate settings.

Carlos Mahecha

Media professional

United States


Carlos Mahecha is a professional with extensive experience in the media. He graduated in Visual Media Production from the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale and obtained a degree in Radio Broadcasting from the City College of Broward. He began his career in Television at PBS WXEL 42, where he did an internship; then moved to WPTV, where he hosted the program "Hablando con la Comunidad”, a program that led him to become interested in meteorology and therefore, he obtained from NOAA the certification to produce Hurricane reports and thus fulfilled his desire to help even more the Hispanic community.
He joined Radio Fiesta in 2006 and later assumed the position of Director at Azteca 48 WWHB. There he created and produced Enfoque Comunitario, a program that stood out for its commitment to public service and received recognition in Palm Beach County. In addition to his work in television, he has contributed articles to The SENTINEL and has participated in several radio stations in South Florida. Currently, he is recognized for his work at CBS12 News, where he anchors a 30-minute newscast that addresses issues relevant to the Hispanic community, his online

presence is also notable, with a digital platform that has more than 120,000 followers. Beyond his media work, Mahecha is an influential voice in the South Florida Hispanic community, committed to improving the quality of life of its members and providing accurate and relevant information.

César Herrera

President of the National Association of Health, Safety, and Environment Professionals – ASONAP HSE.



Doctor in Technology and Innovation Management. Master’s in Integrated Management of Prevention, Environment, and Quality. Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health and Industrial Engineer. Professional Coach certified by the ICF. NEBOSH IGC. Global Vision Zero profile. 20 years of experience in OSH holding strategic and tactical positions in various sectors and companies. Consultant in safety culture, leadership, and performance programs. Consultant in business innovation management processes. General Manager of HSEC Innovation. President of the National Association of Health, Safety, and Environment Professionals – ASONAP HSE. University lecturer in master’s and specialization programs at 12 universities in Colombia. Director and Editor of HSEC Innovation Magazine. Manager of the International Congress on Innovation in Occupational Health and Safety.



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