Agenda 2018-07-21T20:36:22+00:00

AGENDA

This is a tentative schedule of events. Please be aware that the start and end times for some events overlap. Please click on the session titles below for more information for each specific session. *Session titles & speakers are subject to change.

7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM 8:00 AM First-Time Attendee Orientation
8:00 AM 9:30 AM General Session

Speaker(s):

Kevin Turner, Chairman, AGC Safety and Health Committee

Keynote Speaker: Rudy Ruettiger

9:30 AM 9:45 AM Networking Break
9:45 AM 10:45 AM General Session

This session will discuss the latest developments at OSHA under the administration of President Trump and how those developments impact the construction industry.  We will also examine the major regulatory initiatives finalized under the Obama Administration and how they are being enforced by the current Department of Labor.  Finally, we will look ahead at what to expect at OSHA over the next several months!

Speaker(s):

Bradford Hammock
Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Brad Hammock is the Managing Principal in the Washington, D.C. region office of Jackson Lewis, practicing exclusively in the safety and health area. His national practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety and health law. In particular, he provides invaluable assistance to employers in a preventive practice conducting full-scale safety and health compliance audits, reviewing and revising corporate safety and health policies, and conducting manager and supervisor training on employee safety and health. He also represents employers throughout OSHA rulemaking proceedings, including OSHA’s informal public hearings on proposed rules and defends employers against OSHA enforcement actions. Previously, he was an OSHA attorney within the Department of Labor.

10:45 AM 11:00 AM Subcommittee Briefings
Chairs and/or Vice-Chairs
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Networking Break
11:15 AM 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

Over the past 20 years, researchers and practitioners have recognized that a strong positive safety culture and safety climate are key to reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities on construction worksites. However, there has been a lack of agreement on the definitions of safety culture and safety climate, what the core indicators are of these constructs, and the types of interventions that might actually improve them. In 2013, CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training (www.CPWR.com) and NIOSH (www.cdc.gov/niosh) invited 70 construction stakeholders to a 1½ day workshop designed to begin addressing these three issues. In this presentation Dr. Goldenhar will share products based on 8 safety climate indicators identified at the workshop including a practical workbook and two Safety Climate Assessment Tools (S-CAT and S-CATsc).  The primary goal of the talk will be to introduce attendees to the Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) a 2.5 hour education module and official OSHA 30-hour elective designed to give foremen and lead workers some of the skills they need to become effective safety leaders.

Speaker(s):

Linda M. Goldenhar, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)

Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar received her PhD in Public Health and began her career as a Research Psychologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). While there, she focused her research on a variety of construction-related topics including tradeswomen’s safety and health concerns, worker perceptions on working overtime, among others. She served as NIOSH’s construction coordinator and was a member of the National Academy of Science review of NIOSH’s construction program.  For the past 5 years, Dr. Goldenhar has been the Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training. She leads the project that created the Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL), a leadership training module for frontline foremen and supervisors. She’s also the lead on CPWR’s safety climate efforts that includes creating the Workbook and Rating Tool to Help you Strengthen Jobsite Safety Climate and the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT). She has published over 65 peer-reviewed publications, articles in trade magazines, book chapters and manuals and has presented a numerous national and international academic and construction conferences.

Faced with diminishing returns in injury reductions through traditional workplace safety management systems, senior leadership at C.R. Meyer adopted an innovative Human Factors approach to improving personal safety skills within their own workforce and saw dramatic results. Wanting their contract labor force to share in the benefits they had seen in their own personnel, the company then reached out to their contract trades groups in a pilot training project involving over 1000 professional members. The results were impressive – a 75% reduction in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of the test group versus workers not trained in the personal safety skills concepts and techniques.

In this presentation, Don Wilson will present the C.R. Meyer case study and then present an educational overview of the concepts behind the innovative 24/7 approach to personal safety adopted by C.R. Meyer. The session will conclude with many new ideas and skills that attendees will be able to immediately adopt personally as well as ideas for improving engagement within the workforce for safety when they return to work.

Speaker(s):

Don Wilson
Vice President
SafeStart

Don’s working background includes over 25 years of experience in Instructional Design, Vocational Education, E-Learning, Industrial Education and Health & Safety Training. As a motivational speaker on 24/7 safety concepts, he has been a frequent presenter at corporate health and safety meetings, as well as NSC, ASSE and VPPPA conferences at both the national and local level. He has also presented briefings on 24/7 safety to the leadership of all branches of the U.S. Armed Services at the Pentagon, and has taught classes on various subjects at safety schools and organizations across North America and in many other countries around the world. Don also has his own donation program—he donates all of the earnings from his speaking engagements to Room to Read and ASSE, two organizations that provide educational and financial support to students around the world.

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM 2:30 PM General Session

Since 2012, Dodge has conducted research on safety management in the construction industry, published in a series of SmartMarket Reports. Find out about the latest findings of those studies, including how safety management has evolved during this time, including the top practices and policies to promote safety, the impact of safety practices on project and business success for contractors, the factors driving the industry to invest in safety. Learn about how technologies on the jobsite are influencing safety, including some case studies on the use of virtual reality to enhance safety, and about the emerging trend of safety through design, and its potential for dramatic impact on safety performance on jobsites. Finally, the session will also provide insight into the top indicators that help companies build a safety culture, those that are most common in the industry, and those that are lagging, to allow participants to benchmark their own performance in promoting a safety culture in their organizations against the current industry standards.

Speaker(s):

Donna Laquidara-Carr, Ph.D., LEED AP
Industry Insights Research Director
Dodge Data & Analytics

Donna has over 20 years of experience in construction news and analysis. As the Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics, she provides editorial direction to the SmartMarket Reports and other industry research, including the quarterly Commercial Construction Index. Recent SmartMarket Reports on which she was managing editor include such diverse topics as Safety Management in the Construction Industry, The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings, The Business Value of BIM for Infrastructure, and Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction. Donna has also co-authored several articles on some of these topics for Engineering News Record.

Donna has also spoken extensively about construction at conferences and other events, including the AIA National Conference in 2017, Greenbuild in 2014 and 2015, the inaugural WELL conference in New Orleans in 2014, Bentley’s 2014 and 2015 Year in Infrastructure Conferences in London and BOMA’s 2015 annual conference in Los Angeles.

Previously, Donna was responsible for policy and training for the editorial division of the Dodge Reports. Donna has her Ph.D. from Tulane University, M.A. from Boston University and B.A. from Middlebury College.

2:30 PM 2:45 PM  Networking Break  
2:45 PM 3:45 PM Concurrent Subcommittee Breakout Sessions [open to ALL attendees]

The Department of Defense (DoD) Subcommittee maintains a working relationship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) as it pertains to Construction Occupational Safety and Health issues. The DoD Subcommittee provides DoD entities with a partnership that can be used as a sounding board and one that represents the AGC DoD Contractor members. Services include, but are not limited to, reviewing safety and health proposed regulations, forms, policies and programs that affect the AGC Membership. The DoD Subcommittee also provides subcommittee members with continuing education related to construction occupational safety and health on DoD construction projects. Interpretations, variances, and accident trends are all considered topics of discussion.

Chair: Tim Stout, Corporate Safety Director, Caddell Construction
Vice Chair: Kevin Moorhead, Safety Director, The Korte Company

The Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee actively monitors industry trends and promotes safety and support to contractors engaged in utility construction, including water and wastewater facilities and pipelines, energy generation and transmission, and telecommunications infrastructure. The subcommittee also focuses on safety issues in other underground utility work as well as specialty work such as excavation, tunneling, boring and site preparation.

Chair: Rick Devine, Corporate Safety Director, Hart Engineering Corp.
Vice Chair: Ronnie Perkins, Safety & Education Director, AGC of Kentucky Inc.

The Highway and Transportation Subcommittee actively monitors and promotes work zone safety and safety concerns for contractors involved in building, maintaining, and improving transportation infrastructure.

Chair: Trent Newton, Safety Director, Herzog Contracting Corp.

The Emerging Safety Professionals Subcommittee promote professional development with the primary focus on developing and implementing a mentoring program for new safety and health professionals.

Chair: William (Bill) Powell, Safety Director, Donley’s, Inc.
Vice Chair: Andrew Shaw, Safety Manager, Hitt Contracting Inc.

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

3:45 PM 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Concurrent Subcommittee Breakout Sessions (continued)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Subcommittee maintains a working relationship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) as it pertains to Construction Occupational Safety and Health issues. The DoD Subcommittee provides DoD entities with a partnership that can be used as a sounding board and one that represents the AGC DoD Contractor members. Services include, but are not limited to, reviewing safety and health proposed regulations, forms, policies and programs that affect the AGC Membership. The DoD Subcommittee also provides subcommittee members with continuing education related to construction occupational safety and health on DoD construction projects. Interpretations, variances, and accident trends are all considered topics of discussion.

Chair: Tim Stout, Corporate Safety Director, Caddell Construction
Vice Chair: Kevin Moorhead, Safety Director, The Korte Company

The Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee actively monitors industry trends and promotes safety and support to contractors engaged in utility construction, including water and wastewater facilities and pipelines, energy generation and transmission, and telecommunications infrastructure. The subcommittee also focuses on safety issues in other underground utility work as well as specialty work such as excavation, tunneling, boring and site preparation.

Chair: Rick Divine, Corporate Safety Director, Hart Engineering Corp.
Vice Chair: Ronnie Perkins, Safety & Education Director, AGC of Kentucky Inc.

The Highway and Transportation Subcommittee actively monitors and promotes work zone safety and safety concerns for contractors involved in building, maintaining, and improving transportation infrastructure.

Chair: Trent Newton, Safety Director, Herzog Contracting Corp.

The Emerging Safety Professionals Subcommittee promote professional development with the primary focus on developing and implementing a mentoring program for new safety and health professionals.

Chair: William (Bill) Powell, Safety Director, Donley’s, Inc.
Vice Chair: Andrew Shaw, Safety Manager, Hitt Contracting Inc.

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

5:30 PM 7:00 PM Welcome Reception: AGC Safety & Health Night @ Victory Field

Food and drinks will be provided.

Free game tickets available at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Indianapolis Indians vs. Rochester Red Wings

Sponsored by: Hosted by:

7:00 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 9:00 AM General Session

The Port of Portland has contracted JE Dunn to design and construct a $268 million Parking and Rental Car Center at the Portland International Airport.  The session will discuss the Prevention through Design processes that are in place for this project, to include design safety efforts being applied to provide the construction team a safer project to build.

Speaker(s):

David Stanton
Construction Safety Administrator
Port of Portland

David Stanton is the Construction Safety Administrator for the Port of Portland, responsible for conducting contractor safety oversight of the $1.85 billion dollar Capital Improvement construction program currently underway at the Portland International Airport.  Focus areas include ensuring protection of contractor and airport employees, members of the public and protection of Port infrastructure, while working to maintain the reputation of Portland as the Best Airport in the Nation.  David has led the effort in integrating Safety Leading Indicators into the contractor selection process and established the Port’s first Prevention Through Design requirement for the recently awarded $268 million dollar rental car center and parking facility construction project.

Prior to joining the Port of Portland, David retired from a 40 year career with the US Army Corps of Engineers.  During that time, he served as a Safety Manager for various Corps Districts to include the Middle East, Puerto Rico, Europe, Afghanistan, and Portland, Oregon.   He was the Corps Subject Matter Expert for fall protection, and the primary author, integrating the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code into the current Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Manual (EM 385-1-1).

John McKenzie, CSP
Safety Manager
JE Dunn

John Mckenzie CSP, has been a safety manager with JE Dunn for ten years and has led safety efforts for public and institutional projects, including OHSU, Legacy, PeaceHealth, and the Port of Portland. John is continually learning and presenting on new safety techniques and codes and will bring his knowledge and emphasis on safety to the project team and community. John was recently recognized by the AGC Board of Directors for his service in promoting safety throughout the construction industry. John also received the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference Safety and Health Advocate Award in 2013.

As JE Dunn’s Safety Manager, John fosters a culture of safety excellence for JE Dunn employees, trade partners, and owners. John has worked successfully to reduce worker’s compensation and cost per labor hour. John is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and has taken courses in hazardous materials and waste management, construction safety, injury and damage incidents evaluation, motor fleet safety, security in the workplace, and hazard analyses. He develops and upgrades company safety plans and works closely with upper management and field personnel to create safe working conditions for our crews. John works directly with OSHA and WISHA to keep all workers on a safe, accident-free path.

9:00 AM 9:15 AM Networking Break
9:15 AM 10:15 AM General Session

Statistics show serious injury and fatality rates have declined over the past 25 years and are currently stagnant. Safety professionals have relied on Heinrich’s Law to warn leadership that lesser severity events are precursors to more serious injuries, including serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs). Recent studies show that the Heinrich Theory is not effective at preventing SIFs. Data suggests there are precursors to SIFs that should be used to predict which operations have the greatest risk. This session will investigate these theories, define SIF events a describe when precursor analysis can be applied. Attendees will better understand precursor analysis and its application in the work environment.

Speaker(s):

Eric Lambert, ARM, CRIS, CHST
National Customer Solutions Director
Zurich North America

Eric Lambert is National Customer Solutions Director for Zurich’s North America Commercial Insurance group. He works with customers, brokers and associations to assess external needs to develop service strategies with underwriting, risk engineering and claims to enable Zurich to maintain leadership in providing creative risk solutions for the construction industry. He works to drive strategies that save more lives/property, reduce losses and work with customers to strive for continuous improvement. He has been working in the construction industry for more than 20 years.  For the past 16 years, Eric has consulted with construction companies and teams in the insurance industry to make zero injury culture a reality.

Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing/Management from Assumption College and pursuing a Master in Construction Management degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology.  He holds professional designations including Associate Risk Manager (ARM), Construction Risk Insurance Professional (CRIS) and Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST).  He is an active committee member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Construction Industry Institute (CII).  Eric has also participated in numerous construction industry roundtables and committees to learn from these groups as well as to provide input to improve the safety culture and practices of the construction industry. He has presented on risk and safety management improvement both at the regional and national level.

Mark Mumford
Division Safety Manager
Cajun Deep Foundations, LLC

Mark Mumford is the Divisional Safety Manager of Cajun Deep Foundations and Cajun Maritime, both subsidiaries of Cajun Industries.  He is an alumnus of Southeastern Louisiana University.  During his 10+ years of tenure with Cajun, Mark has held various positions within the safety department including Field Safety Technician, Project Safety Manager, Company Trainer, and his current role managing the safety staff and program for two Cajun companies.  Mark and his wife, Harper, have been married for 8 years and have 3 daughters, Sawyer (7), Blythe (5) and Veda (2).  He enjoys spending time outdoors, exercising, hunting and fishing.

Greg Driscoll, MS, CSP
Safety Consultant
American Contractors Insurance Group

Greg Driscoll has 23 years of safety, health and environmental experience.  In addition to Construction Safety Management, Greg has experience in Primary Metals Manufacturing, Food & Beverage Production and Automotive Manufacturing.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in Safety Management from the College of Engineering at West Virginia University.

10:15 AM 10:45 AM General Session

Too often safety training does not lead to desired workplace behaviors.  Video games can be used to supplement training to help drive behavior change.  Simcoach Games has been building video games with purpose since 2005.  Video games provide an engaging approach to training that drives higher levels of retention, enables all participants an opportunity to practice what they have learned and to experience (virtually) the consequences of their decisions. In this session we will discuss why video games work and experience some games first hand.

Speaker(s):

Ken Smith
President and CEO
Simcoach Games

Ken Smith is President and CEO of Simcoach Games, where he is responsible for executing the company’s strategy to remain the leader in developing video games for workforce development and training. He joined Simcoach in 2010 to help the founder leverage innovation to solve workforce challenges. Before joining Simcoach, Ken completed a 25-year career in management consulting serving as CEO of H. B. Maynard and Company, a 100+ person, Pittsburgh-based management consulting firm, focused on helping its clients to improve workforce performance. In his time with Maynard, Ken advised hundreds of companies in the retail, distribution, manufacturing, utilities and service sectors. His expertise centered on holistic workforce optimization where he developed a deep understanding and appreciation for the importance of effective training and coaching to drive behavior change. Ken is a graduate of Grove City College where he received an Alumni Achievement Award and serves as adjunct faculty in the Entrepreneurship Department.  He has his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Regent University’s School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, is a Fellow with the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and serves on several corporate and non-profit boards in the Pittsburgh area.

10:45 AM 11:00 AM Subcommittee Reports and Briefings
Chairs and/or Vice-Chairs
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Networking Break
11:15 AM 12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

Everyone in the profession is interested in mastering the art of “leadership”, in leading teams, in developing their people as well as in leading organizations.  In his presentation, Lonnie will be reviewing leadership characteristics he has found to be common in the ‘best of the best’ H&S leaders in industry based on a lifetime of experience.

Participants can use this content in two primary ways:

  • as a personal self-assessment tool to guide their own development
  • to guide the development of future leaders in their organizations

The session will be presented in an interactive, fun, engaging way that will have participants walk away with practical tips and/or techniques.

Speaker(s):

Lonnie Schock, CSP
Producer
Willis Towers Watson

Lonnie Schock, CSP is a Producer with Willis Towers Watson (WTW) with a focus on client consulting and client insurance placement.  His career in H&S leadership began in the high technology/defense business with Hughes Aircraft Company.  He then worked for many years leading various local and global organizations at Intel Corporation, including the leadership of Intel’s worldwide capital construction organization.  Prior to becoming a Producer at WTW, he was a Partner at the global consultancy JMJ Associates, which specialized in producing client high performance breakthroughs and in the work of shifting work cultures that enabled extraordinary safety results.  At JMJ, Lonnie crafted and led engagements with clients in various industries including commercial and heavy construction, major manufacturing, oil and gas and healthcare.

Lonnie and his wife Abigail call Hudson, WI home, and are the proud parents of Dylan (19), Caleb (12) and Gabby (10).

Join this discussion of the business case for integrating a safety management system such as ANSI/ASSE Z10 or ISO 45001 into the long term planning and cost justification functions of profit driven companies. Strategies presented to integrate safety systems into business goals will speak to both large and small organizations.

Speaker(s):

Todd Grover
Global Senior Manager – Applied Safety Solutions
The Master Lock Company

Todd Grover is the Global Senior Manager for Master Lock’s Professional Services Group. With over 30 years of experience as an EHS Manager, consultant and college educator, he has been a frequent presenter at national and international safety conventions, national webinars and authored numerous articles in major safety and health publications.

Todd has worked with a wide range of industries to prepare detailed safety and health policies and procedures, developed company-specific compliance training, and taken part in numerous OSHA citation mitigation actions. He has worked with Control of Hazardous Energy-Lock out Tag out since the inception of the OSHA 1910.147 standard and is currently a participating member of;

  • The ANSI Z244.1 (2016) Standard for Control of Hazardous Energy.
  • The ANSI Z10 Safety Management Standard.
  • The U.S. delegation to the ISO 45001 Global Standard for Occupational Health and Safety.
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM 2:30 PM General Session

Seth Randall with Clark Construction and Jason Timmerman with Skanska will take you through their companies’ journey on identifying a need for better head protection and the steps taken during selection and implementation.  Find out what obstacles both companies faced, true successes since adoption and where they see the future heading.

Speaker(s):

Jason Timmerman, CSP
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Skanska USA Commercial Development

Environmental Health and Safety Director for Skanska US Commercial Development.  Jason has been with Skanska for 6 years working with both the US Building and US Commercials Development Business Units and 22 year of construction EHS experience.   He holds the CSP and STS certificates through the Board of Safety Professionals and graduated with a BS degree in Education and a MS degree in Safety and Environmental Management from West Virginia University.

Seth Randall, CSP
Division Safety Director
Clark Construction

Division Director for Clark Construction with 12 years experience. Graduate of Slippery Rock University in Environmental Health and Safety Management.  Sits on the board of Chesapeake Regional Safety Council in Baltimore MD.  He holds his CHST and CSP through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

2:30 PM 2:45 PM  Networking Break
2:45 PM 3:45 PM Concurrent Subcommittee Breakout Sessions [open to ALL attendees]

The Government Subcommittee reviews and keeps abreast of the latest regulatory and legislative activity on both the national and local levels. Although there is a specific emphasis on national/federal activities, through member and chapter safety professionals’ involvement, state/local issues will also be discussed. The Government Subcommittee also encompasses the Silica and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Task Forces which meet to discuss issues respective to each area/topic.

Chair: Jim Goss, Safety Consultant, HCSS
Vice Chair: John Isham, Safety Director, AECOM

The Award and Recognition Subcommittee assists with administration of the AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). The CSEA is known as the premier safety and health awards program which recognizes firms of all sizes and constructor sectors. The mission of the subcommittee is to continually improve upon past successes of the process while also increasing participation among the AGC membership.

Chair: Rocky Rowlett, VP Safety, Faith Technologies Inc.
Vice Chair: Scott Sears, Safety Director, Walker Engineering, Inc.

The Silica Task Force is an alliance of construction owners, general contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. The current mission of the Silica Task Force is to support members as they navigate the compliance process. The goals of the Silica Task Force currently include, but are not limited to, evaluating opportunities for partnerships with OSHA, NIOSH and others in the construction industry to advance the mission of the Silica Task Force; evaluating existing education and training programs and recommend improvements; and communicating the findings of the Silica Task Force to the construction industry and Members of Congress.

Chair: Rick Reubelt, Health and Safety Director, Haselden Construction, Inc.
Vice Chair: Kim Mason, Safety Director, AGC Houston

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

3:45 PM 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Concurrent Subcommittee Breakout Sessions (continued)

The Government Subcommittee reviews and keeps abreast of the latest regulatory and legislative activity on both the national and local levels. Although there is a specific emphasis on national/federal activities, through member and chapter safety professionals’ involvement, state/local issues will also be discussed. The Government Subcommittee also encompasses the Silica and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Task Forces which meet to discuss issues respective to each area/topic.

Chair: Jim Goss, Sr. Safety Consultant, HCSS
Vice Chair: John Isham, Safety Director, AECOM

The Award and Recognition Subcommittee assists with administration of the AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). The CSEA is known as the premier safety and health awards program which recognizes firms of all sizes and constructor sectors. The mission of the subcommittee is to continually improve upon past successes of the process while also increasing participation among the AGC membership.

Chair: Rocky Rowlett, VP Safety, Faith Technologies Inc.
Vice Chair: Scott Sears, Safety Director, Walker Engineering, Inc.

The Silica Task Force is an alliance of construction owners, general contractors, subcontractors, equipment manufacturers, and suppliers. The current mission of the Silica Task Force is to support members as they navigate the compliance process. The goals of the Silica Task Force currently include, but are not limited to, evaluating opportunities for partnerships with OSHA, NIOSH and others in the construction industry to advance the mission of the Silica Task Force; evaluating existing education and training programs and recommend improvements; and communicating the findings of the Silica Task Force to the construction industry and Members of Congress.

Chair: Rick Reubelt, Health and Safety Director, Haselden Construction, Inc.
Vice Chair: Kim Mason, Safety Director, AGC Houston

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

5:00 PM 5:30 PM First-Time Attendee Debriefing
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Networking Reception
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 9:00 AM General Session

Every member of the organization fulfills a specific function to get the job done, and yet all are expected to be “responsible for safety.” How each person interprets that expectation is largely influenced by what they perceive is most important to their boss.  Executives have a particularly wide scope of influence and accountability, so it is critical that they demonstrate commitment to safety through both words and actions, just as they do for production. It starts with leading by example, but true leadership goes beyond wearing proper PPE and ensuring others do the same. This session focuses on tactical activities for executives to create and sustain a culture of positive safety performance through leadership, communication, training and recognition. Safety doesn’t just happen – it is built through trust, consistency and accountability. Audience members will learn how to integrate these principles into their daily routines and performance cycles.

Speaker(s):

Justin Ganschow, CSP, CHMM
Consultant
Caterpillar Safety Services

Justin Ganschow has 15 years of experience in the Environment, Health and Safety field working in environmental education, public health and private industry. With Caterpillar Safety Services, he has led safety culture and leadership improvement initiatives in Caterpillar manufacturing facilities and as a consultant to the construction, logging, manufacturing, mining, aggregates, waste/recycling and utilities industries.  Justin is passionate about empowering frontline employees, engaging supervisors in positive accountability practices and supporting leaders in their efforts to shape safety culture. Every year he is invited to speak at numerous industry conferences across the country, and he is a frequent contributor to professional journals and trade publications. Justin is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science – Biology and a Master of Science in Biology from Bradley University.

9:00 AM 9:30 AM Subcommittee Reports
Chairs and/or Vice-Chairs
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Networking Break
9:45 AM 10:30 AM General Session

Bill will discuss the technicalities of collecting Silica samples, including when, why and how they should be collected. A review of silica data and what the data means from a sampling session will also be covered.

Speaker(s):

William (Bill) Walsh, CIH
Business Development Manager
SGS Galson

Bill is business development director for SGS Galson. Bill was vice-chair of the AIHA-LAP Analytical Accreditation Board when he testified on the technical requirements for lab accreditation needed for the proposed new silica standard to the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC. His testimony was specific to the portion of the proposed rule dealing with a lab’s abilities to meet the proposed reporting limits in the new rule for silica testing.

10:30 AM 11:15 AM General Session

AGC Regulatory and Legislative Strategy Session
Jim Young, Senior Director, Congressional Relations for Labor, HR and Safety

11:15 AM 11:45 AM General Session

Open Forum Discussion & Meeting Wrap-Up
Kevin Turner, Chairman, AGC Safety and Health Committee

1.2 IACET CEUs The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, AGC has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, AGC is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

12 AIA Learning Units (Health, Safety, Welfare) The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request.