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.

Safety & Health Session Environmental Session General Session
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Coffee & Introductions: Pre-meeting for In-House Environmental Managers at Construction Firms ($$ Click here for details)
9:30 AM 5:00 PM Roundtable Discussions: Pre-meeting for In-House Environmental Managers at Construction Firms ($$ Click here for details)
4:00 PM 5:00 PM AGC Safety & Health Steering Committee Meeting (Invite Only)
5:00 PM 6:00 PM AGC Chapter Safety Leadership Subcommittee Meeting (Chapter Staff Only)
7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast

Sponsored by: Raken

7:30 AM 8:00 AM

Grab your badge and breakfast and join us to learn more about AGC of America and the Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference, including the history and structure of the conference, how to make the most of it and how to access resources.

8:00 AM 9:30 AM Opening Session

The World Famous Fishmongers of Pike Place Fish Market

Catch on to a Uniquely Seattle Approach to Building Excellence

Tossing fish has more to do with teamwork on a construction jobsite than we thought.  Learn the lessons of the fishmongers: provide great customer service, foster community engagement and teamwork, promote safety and sustainability, and all-around make someone’s day. Learn more about the mongers here.

Sponsored by:

9:30 AM 9:45 AM Networking Break

Sponsored by: CAPITOL Technology University

9:45 AM 11:00 AM General Session

Session Description:

What does your future to-do list look like? This far-ranging session will provide you a picture of the regulatory landscape. Find out recent developments you may have missed as well as what’s ahead at the federal-level.

Speakers:

Bradford T. Hammock
Shareholder | Co-Chair, Workplace Safety & Health (OSHA/
MSHA) Practice Group
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Bradford T. Hammock’s national practice focuses on all aspects of occupational safety and health law. In particular, Brad provides invaluable assistance to employers in a preventive practice, including:
• Conducting full-scale safety and health compliance audits
• Reviewing and revising corporate safety and health policies
• Conducting manager and supervisor training on employee safety and health

Brad works closely with employers to help them understand and implement safety and health management systems. In addition, he represents employers throughout OSHA rulemaking proceedings, including OSHA’s informal public hearings on proposed rules. Brad also defends employers against OSHA enforcement actions. For an employer that is the target of an OSHA inspection, he offers representation from the start of the inspection through settlement or litigation.

Prior to joining Littler, Brad was the Washington, D.C. region office managing principal of a large national firm representing management in workplace law matters. He was previously an OSHA attorney within the Department of Labor, serving as lead counsel for safety standards. Brad is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most knowledgeable attorneys on the topics of OSHA recordkeeping, crystalline silica, and ergonomics.

Brad is a popular guest speaker and lecturer on OSHA issues. He has published numerous articles on occupational safety and health law. While attending law school, he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, and associate editor of The Labor Lawyer.

J. Tom Boer
Partner
Hunton Andrews Kurth

Tom’s experience at the EPA and DOJ provides him with a firsthand perspective into how the government pursues and resolves enforcement actions. He, in turn, offers clients invaluable insights into the processes, risks, issues and strategies for resolving alleged environmental liabilities.

Tom represents companies, municipal utilities, and individuals in federal and state environmental litigation, in defense of environmental enforcement actions and citizen suits, in response to catastrophic environmental emergencies and chemical releases, and in connection with site cleanup and cost recovery.

Before entering private practice, Tom served as a trial lawyer with the United States Department of Justice and as a lawyer with the EPA’s Office of General Counsel. As a lawyer with the DOJ, Tom prosecuted cases on behalf of the United States under the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); Oil Pollution Act; and the Park System Resource Protection Act.

Tom is admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the US Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the DC Circuit.

11:00 AM 11:15 AM Networking Break

Sponsored by: Mobile Medical Corporation

11:15 AM 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions (3)

Session Description:

This session will provide the audience an overview of restrictions and requirements of performing construction work at an active airport and lessons learned to make the job safer and easier.

Speakers:

David Stanton
Construction Safety Manager
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).

Nick Viterisi, CSP, CHST, CRIS
Safety Manager
Hoffman Construction Company

Nick graduated from University of Central Missouri in 2013 with a B.S. in Construction Safety Management with a minor in Environmental Health. For the last 6 years, he has been a Regional Safety Manager for Hoffman Construction, out of Portland, Oregon. He is the Program Safety Manager for the Hoffman Skanska Joint Venture project at the Port of Portland Airport which is projected to be a 60 month project.  Nick holds his CSP, CHST and CRIS certifications.  He is originally from Indiana, and currently lives outside Portland, Or.

Session Description:

Historically, organizations enact safety policies and regulations in direct response to major incidents. If management is proactive they can eliminate incidents. Due to resistance to change from within the organization, however, only a moderate amount of success is actually attainable with this approach.

The next step in eliminating “at risk” behavior is to involve and empower all employees in the process of safety management. Coaching is the key to taking an organization from a proactive safety culture to an interactive one. However, Safety Professionals must involve front-line supervisors, developing them into coaches, because safety professionals can’t do it all.

Today’s safety professionals must not only take on a coaching role within their organization, effective safety program management often requires them to act as a referee. The concept of incorporating a referee approach to safety may not be a bad thing. Protecting athletes (employees) from not only their opponents, but also their coaches. Like management, coaches want to win. But at what cost? Is it worth sidelining your best player to win a big game? Just like referees enforce regulations/rules in order to keep the game fair and safe, safety professionals must do the same in their organization. Lastly, the best referee is the one you don’t remember.

Speaker:

Vincent Hundley, MS, CSP, STS-C
President & CEO
SMART Safety Group

Vince has over 25 years of construction safety experience, 18 years of management experience and 16 years of entrepreneurial experience. Vince graduated with a Bachelor of Science (’94) in Occupational Safety from Illinois State University and completed his Masters of Science (’08) in Industrial Hygiene at San Diego State University. He is also recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Safety Trained Supervisor (STS).

Session Description:

What does “effective communication” mean when it comes to stormwater permit compliance? How can the superintendent comply with a confusing NPDES permit, and come out smelling like a rose if his project is accused of causing property damage downstream? Are the days of traditional federal, state and local regulatory enforcement gone for good? Who are the new BIG players in regulatory stormwater permit enforcement? These, and many other questions will be answered in this interactive session designed to effectively equip and empower one of the most influential forces behind our nation’s economic health, the land development industry!

Speaker:

T. Luke Owen, PG MS4CECI
Owner/Principal Trainer
NPDES Stormwater Training Institute

Luke Owen is the principal NPDES consultant and trainer of the NPDES Stormwater Training Institute. After his honorable discharge as Sergeant from the United States Marine Corp, Luke graduated from Colorado Mesa University with honors as a Geologist. Today, in addition to keynote speaking engagements and expert witness services for the construction industry, Luke provides stormwater classroom training, field training and online training throughout the United States and Canada. Underscoring Luke’s 30 years of experience and qualifications is his passion for serving the work force and surface water quality that makes America the greatest country in the world!

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by: CareOnSite

1:30 PM 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions (2)

Session Description:

In this session, we will discuss DEI as a safety priority and how these efforts have impacted some contractors safety culture.  We will hear from professionals in various roles in the industry about how they have implemented Culture of CARE or similar initiatives and their impacts to total worker safety.

Speakers:

Mandi Kime, CHST
Director of Safety
AGC of Washington

Mandi is a CWU alumnus of the Safety and Health Management Program and currently serves as the Director of Safety for AGC of Washington. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and teaches Spanish for Supervisors in the Construction Industry. Mandi has worked for AGC for over 15 years in the Safety Department, helping members with safety programs, training, doing Safety Team inspections, working on legislative/ regulatory issues pertaining to safety and serving on various safety committees. Mandi enjoys spending time camping and traveling with her family including her 11-year-old daughter and 6-year-old triplets.

Jeremy Taylor, CHST
Business Unit EHS Director
Turner Construction Company

Jeremy has been with Turner Construction for over 10 years and started his career as a Self-Perform Engineer. Prior to Turner construction he spent 6 years in residential construction as a carpenter and contractor. Jeremy is an AGC of WA Safety Committee member and was awarded the Associated General Contractors Safety Person of the Year in 2016. Jeremy is active in a number of community and health based non-profits and currently serves on the Rebuilding Together board in Seattle. In his spare time he likes to go outside and play!

Kabri Lehrman-Schmid, DBIA, LEED, AP, BD+C
Project Superintendent
Hensel Phelps

Kabri Lehrman-Schmid has 12 years of construction experience and a portfolio valued at $1.5 billion in the aviation, higher education, justice, and correctional market sectors. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned her Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. As a Project Superintendent for Hensel Phelps’ in the Pacific Northwest region, she is currently responsible for the successful delivery of two projects at Sea-Tac International Airport. Kabri serves as a board member on the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC-Puget Sound) and is passionate about connecting the many Seattle-area organizations that support women-in-construction and the advancement of skilled tradeswomen. Outside of work, she enjoys canoeing and camping with her two young sons.

Session Description:

Three chemicals keep popping up in the news leaving contractors to wonder about any impacts on their projects.  The media and environmental professionals in the United States and other countries are abuzz with information and misinformation about PFAS, a group of man-made chemicals widely used in many industries since the 1950s.  We’ll explore the facts about and myths surrounding around PFAS and provide advice how Contractors should address potential concerns with Owners and staff.  The session will also look at recent news related to methylene chloride and asbestos — including potential changes in use and/or regulations.

Speakers:

Mark A. Westra
Associate Principal
Rose & Westra, a Division of GZA

M.S. Environmental Health Engineering, Northwestern University
B.S. Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Grand Valley State University

Mr. Westra has provided environmental consulting services for industrial, commercial, and municipal clients for more than 30 years.  He is currently GZA’s Grand Rapids Michigan District Office Manager.  Mr. Westra leads GZA’s PFAS team and is currently Principal-In-Charge on all emerging contaminant investigations and remediation projects in the Mid-west.

Mr. Westra is also Task Group Leader for ASTM International Committee E50.02’s PFAS/Real Estate Task Group.

J. Brent Kynoch
President
Kynoch Environmental Management, Inc.

Mr. Kynoch is president is of Kynoch Environmental Management, Inc., a full service environmental engineering, industrial hygiene and project management firm. Mr. Kynoch’s background in the HVAC, building and mechanical contracting industries led to his concern and involvement in the environmental business beginning in July of 1984, which resulted in the founding of his first company, AAS Environmental, Inc. J. Brent Kynoch has been involved in the environmental industry ever since, which spans more than 30 years. He started Kynoch Environmental Management, Inc. in 2000 to bring a fresh, client-centered approach to designing and implementing programs that cost-effectively address environmental issues in buildings.

Mr. Kynoch has testified before the United States Senate, OSHA and the United States EPA on environmental concerns, particularly asbestos. He is frequently called upon as a speaker in the areas of mold, asbestos, lead paint, Legionella, silica and other environmental contaminants.

Mr. Kynoch holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Kynoch has written numerous articles regarding maintenance, control and remediation of hazardous substances in buildings, and has contributed to a book on how to plan for and handle emergency situations involving environmental contaminants.

Mr. Kynoch also serves as the Managing Director of the Environmental Information Association, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating and disseminating accurate, balanced information regarding environmental concerns in buildings and facilities.

When he is not working, you might find Brent Kynoch out in his airplane, because he has had his private pilot’s license since 2003.

2:30 PM 2:45 PM  Networking Break

Sponsored by: MSC

2:45 PM 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions (4)

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: Kevin Moorhead, Safety Director, The Korte Company
Vice Chair: T.J. Emma, Corporate Health & Safety/Quality Control Director, Whitesell-Green, Inc.
Vice Chair: Tim Stout, Corporate Safety Director, Caddell Construction

Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee

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.

Highway & Transportation Subcommittee

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.
Vice Chair: Dennis Barlow, Director of Safety Services, AGC Oregon Columbia Chapter

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

Session Description:

Applications, inspections, reporting, and mitigation. . . These are familiar concepts to the environmental professional.  For the first time, AGC’s environmental program is exploring what these terms mean in the context of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permit.  Join us as a FERC representative walks through the permitting process and answers your questions. And come away with a conversant knowledge of the program.

Speaker:

Danny Laffoon
Environmental Compliance Manager
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Danny Laffoon is the branch chief for Gas Branch 1 in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC or Commission) Office of Energy Projects, Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering.  He has worked for FERC for 15 years.  Prior to becoming branch chief in 2016, Danny managed several environmental impact statement level projects and served as the Environmental Compliance Manager for the Division.  He is an environmental scientist with special experience in fisheries and aquatic resource issues.

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

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: Kevin Moorhead, Safety Director, The Korte Company
Vice Chair: T.J. Emma, Corporate Health & Safety/Quality Control Director, Whitesell-Green, Inc.
Vice Chair: Tim Stout, Corporate Safety Director, Caddell Construction

Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee

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.

Highway & Transportation Subcommittee

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.
Vice Chair: Dennis Barlow, Director of Safety Services, AGC Oregon Columbia Chapter

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

Speaker:

Connie Sue M. Martin
Shareholder
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Connie Sue Martin helps Indian tribes, ports, companies of all sizes and individuals address environmental contamination and restore injured natural resources. Whether it means compelling an agency or responsible party to act, negotiating a cleanup to fit a construction timeline, litigating in state and federal court, or drafting and enforcing tribal environmental codes, Connie Sue gets the job done.

6:00 PM Until End

Welcome Reception

Pyramid Alehouse Restaurant
Tuesday, July 23
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM**
1201 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA

Baseball Game

Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers***
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:10 PM
1250 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA
Club Level Seats

Sponsored by: AGC of Washington in partnership with Integrity SafetyNational SafetyMSAGLY ConstructionKask Helmets, and Northcoast Safety.

*Transportation to the welcome reception and ballgame will be provided. Buses depart outside the hotel on 8th Ave for Pyramid Alehouse Restaurant @ 5:30 PM. The ballpark is located across the street from the reception venue. Attendees are responsible for return transportation.
**Food will be provided between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. An open bar will be available between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
***Register here to claim your FREE ticket and purchase additional tickets. Select “Modify Registration” if you have already registered for the conference. Tickets are limited.

7:00 AM 5:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast

Sponsored by: Medcor

8:00 AM 9:15 AM General Session

Session Description:

The construction industry continues to meet changing and challenging standards of care and regulatory requirements. Aggressive enforcement and social awareness surrounding health and safety, environmental footprints and natural resource protection are a few of the factors prompting the changes.  Therefore, the risk is also increased and, if not well managed, these risks can develop into costly third-party claims, property damage, project delays, clean-up costs, fines and penalties as well as reputational damage for contractors and their clients. This program will focus on how claims have impacted previous projects and how environmental, safety and health professionals can assist in mitigating exposures.

Speakers:

Steven Goebner
Head of Environmental
Zurich Insurance Group

Steve Goebner is the Head of the Environmental Contractors and Consultants Group in the Construction Segment of Zurich. He has over 25 years of experience with environmental insurance coverages including environmental site, environmental professional liability and contractor’s pollution liability. Steve is primarily responsible for the management of the Environmental Contractors and Environmental Consultants book of business within the construction unit; providing guidance, direction and strategy development. He also shares responsibility for new product development and internal training activities, as well as the external marketing of Zurich products and services.

Steve started his career with a large, East Coast based full-service environmental firm. He then worked for over 15 years at ECS/XL Environmental where he held the position of Senior Vice President/Executive Underwriter.

Melanie Preusser, CRIS
AVP/Principal Risk Engineer
Zurich Insurance Group

Melanie is a trusted advisor to customers, business partners and colleagues. She has over 40 years of construction experience, in loss control and environmental, safety and health. Melanie has a clear understanding of the industry and how to assist contractors of various sizes in the development and implementation of safety and loss control programs. She is often invited by customers and professional groups to speak on loss control topics such as accident investigation techniques, construction environmental controls, defensive driving and quality management systems. Her leadership and knowledge of risk insights provides contractors with opportunities to improve productivity and profitability through sound loss reduction methodology.

9:15 AM 9:30 AM Networking Break

Sponsored by: Safety-Kleen

9:30 AM 10:30 AM Breakout Sessions (2)

Session Description:

Substance abuse in construction is a critical issue and often is causally connected with accidents. Use of opiates or medical marijuana for work-related or other conditions can create legal and safety issues, as impairment may pose risks to the worker or others.  This session will address how to successfully manage the sometimes conflicting issues surrounding drug use by worker’s, covering both the ADA “Direct Threat to Safety” defense issues and OSHA drug testing and GDC rules. The speaker will also discuss the latest medical marijuana case law developments, impairment and CBD issues, and best practices for compliance in this quickly evolving area.

Speaker:

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.

Adele is a nationally recognized expert on mine and occupational safety and health issues, She provides training on regulatory compliance and best practices to groups including the National Safety Council, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and a variety of construction, manufacturing and mining associations and private companies.

Adele is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO, a multi-attorney firm focusing on representing employers in OSHA/MSHA matters and employment law nationwide. Adele is a certified mine safety professional.

Adele is a regular columnist for numerous magazines on legal, employment, mine and occupational safety/health issues, and is co-author of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health.

She is a member of the Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC, 3rd and 4th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the George Washington University’s National Law Center, and earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the Industrial Minerals Association-North America, American Bar Association, and the Labor & Employment Relations Association.

Adele L. Abrams, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C., 4740 Corridor Place, Suite D, Beltsville, MD 20705. Phone: 301.595.3520. Email: safetylawyer@gmail.com

Session Description:

With the Presidential election season approaching, most of the Democratic candidates have backed –to some degree—the Green New Deal. This session will explore: What is the Green New Deal? How has it changed the discussion on Capitol Hill? What does it mean for any future infrastructure (or related) bills that may come up for debate? How does it fit into other climate-related policy discussions and developments? Hear a case study of local initiatives that have advanced many similar types of programs – giving an idea what to look for in your state.

Speakers:

Ron Eidshaug
Vice President, Congressional and Public Affairs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

As vice president of the U.S. Chamber’s Congressional and Public Affairs Division, Ron Eidshaug helps oversee a team of 15 full-time Capitol Hill lobbyists. Eidshaug is a sought-after speaker providing an insider’s perspective of Congress. He appears at engagements with governors, senators, members of Congress, administration officials, and business leaders across the United States, and he speaks to a wide range of international audiences.

Eidshaug has a unique ability to translate Washington-speak into language that business leaders can understand. Eidshaug is also the Chamber’s chief lobbyist on environmental, energy, and regulatory reform issues. He joined the Chamber team in 1999 and has served in a variety of roles. A native New Yorker, Eidshaug worked in the New York State Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform from 1995 to 1999 during the George Pataki administration.

Eidshaug has both a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. He resides in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife, Pam, and their son, Evan.

Jerry VanderWood
Chief Lobbyist
AGC of Washington

Jerry VanderWood is Chief Lobbyist for AGC of Washington.  He has been with the chapter for 12 years.  Jerry is a former Congressional staffer, having worked for Reps. Jim Saxton (NJ) and Carroll Campbell (SC).  He previously managed communications for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Urban Health Initiative.  He earned a BA in Economics from the University of South Carolina and MPA from the University of Washington.

10:30 AM 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions (2)

Session Description:

Safety, health, and environmental training is an important element of an effective overall safety, health and environmental program. The American National Standards Committee Z490.1 on Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training Standard is in response to the recognized need for improvement in safety, health and environmental training. Quality training is required to ensure that workers and safety, health and environmental professionals have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to protect themselves and others in the workplace. The standard covers the major elements of a good training program that will help organizations defend against litigation and OSHA citations. More importantly, ensure workers are properly trained and educated about workplace hazards, risks, and controls.

Speaker:

Daniel J. Snyder, Ed. D, CSP
Consultant
Daniel Snyder, LLC

With over 25 years of global consulting experience, Dr. Snyder partners with stakeholders to develop strategies for improving safety and health management systems, conduct workplace evaluations, facilitate research to improve safety performance, and design customized educational curriculum. Daniel is an accomplished author whose recent works include the ethics chapter in the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Consultants Business Development Guide (2015) and the National Safety Council’s Pocket Guide to Safety Essentials, 2nd Edition (2014). Currently, Dr. Snyder serves as the committee Vice Chair for the ANSI Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training Standard.

Speaker:

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.

Adele is a nationally recognized expert on mine and occupational safety and health issues, She provides training on regulatory compliance and best practices to groups including the National Safety Council, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and a variety of construction, manufacturing and mining associations and private companies.

Adele is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. in Beltsville, MD, Charleston, WV, and Denver, CO, a multi-attorney firm focusing on representing employers in OSHA/MSHA matters and employment law nationwide. Adele is a certified mine safety professional.

Adele is a regular columnist for numerous magazines on legal, employment, mine and occupational safety/health issues, and is co-author of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health.

She is a member of the Maryland, DC and Pennsylvania Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, DC and Tennessee, the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC, 3rd and 4th Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a graduate of the George Washington University’s National Law Center, and earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Safety Professionals, National Safety Council, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, the Industrial Minerals Association-North America, American Bar Association, and the Labor & Employment Relations Association.

Adele L. Abrams, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C., 4740 Corridor Place, Suite D, Beltsville, MD 20705. Phone: 301.595.3520. Email: safetylawyer@gmail.com

11:15 AM 11:30 AM Networking Break

Sponsored by: ClickSafety

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions (3)

Session Description:

This session will cover:

  • What is a leading edge?
  • What additional hazards do leading edges pose?
  • How can I properly protect my workers on leading edges?

Speaker:

Russ Martin
Technical Support Specialist
Personal Safety Division, Fall Protection Business
3M

Russ Martin is a 3M Fall Protection Applications Engineer who helps safety professionals solve fall protection and dropped objects opportunities found on their job-sites.  He has been helping others address technical problems for thirty years and focusing on fall protection and dropped object protection for the past seven. Most recently, Russ has focused on sharp edge- foot level tie-off fall arrest situations and dropped object protection standards. He has a biochemistry related MS degree from University of Minnesota and a BS from the University of Wisconsin. Russ is 3M’s 2017 Personal Safety Division’s MVP for Technical Service. Russ resides with his wife Sally in western Wisconsin on their hobby farm caring for honeybees and apple trees. Russ can be contacted at ramartin@mmm.com.

Session Description:

Has your career plateaued? Does the speed of change in your company and industry leave you wondering where you’ll be next year? Does your boss or company disregard your ideas and proposals? Is safety and health a job you moved into accidentally and you’re now wondering if it’s right for you? In this session you’ll learn to diagnose career sticking points, how to move ahead in EHS (or even when to move on) and see the latest on strategies for moving your career to the next level! Highlights: Create a 90-day plan for breaking through the career plateau, inventory your current career capital, and discover the secret to overcoming the fear of taking the next step toward your dreams.

Speaker:

Joshua Franklin, MBA, CSP, SMS, CET, STS, CPCU, ARM
Business Growth and Partnership Director
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Joshua Franklin, MBA, CSP, SMS, CIT, CPCU, ARM is a safety and professional development expert and serves as the Business Growth and Partnership Director at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Josh is a military veteran who culminated a 21-year career as the Air Force’s Safety career field manager, where he oversaw the training and development of 781 military safety professionals across the globe. Josh had the honor of deploying to Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Rwanda, and many other less-than-safe locations to further advance the safety and health of both military and civilian workers.

Josh is a Certified Safety Professional, Safety Management Specialist, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, and someone who fervently believes in the power of safety and health professionals to change the world.  Josh previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he taught courses on business strategy and safety and health.  Josh holds a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle and a Master of Business Administration from Walden University.

Josh is originally from Ithaca, New York and currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Karen and their children Sydney and Hunter. He is actively involved in mentoring programs across various organizations and is at home when hiking on muddy trails in far-off mountain ranges.

Session Description:

The Clean Water Act clearly envisioned a role for the states in protecting water quality. Contractors are familiar with state programs related to stormwater (Section 402). More recently, states are looking to play a greater role in Section 404 “wetlands” permitting – a development that the current Administration is encouraging. How does cooperative federalism play out on the ground related to 404 permitting? Would the newly proposed rule for Waters of the United States make it easier for states to manage the program? Hear an update on recent 404 news followed by a discussion of the challenges one state is overcoming en route to 404 assumption by two stakeholders involved in the process.

Speakers:

Jerry D. Worsham II
Senior Member
The Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A.

Jerry D. Worsham II is a shareholder with the firm.  Mr. Worsham has an extensive practice in environmental compliance and litigation, natural resource development.  His experience includes:  approvals and permits for natural resource development; litigation defense on numerous cases involving the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Climate Change including comment on issues and regulation development; compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); civil and criminal liability defense on environmental matters; ASTM Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments coordination; emergency incident responses; Prospective Purchaser Agreement negotiations; creation of Conservation Easements; and due diligence associated with mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.  Mr. Worsham reviews and comments on federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations on a regular basis and represents clients before federal and state environmental agencies.

Kevin Boesch, CPESC – 4754
Clean Water Act Permitting Specialist/Dust Control Specialist
Logan Simpson

Kevin is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and has sixteen years of CWA Sections 401, 402, and 404 permitting and dust control experience. He serves as an independent stormwater inspector for ADEQ Construction General Permit, ADOT Erosion Control Specifications, Contractors SWPPP, and Project Special Provisions.

Kevin is responsible for complex erosion and sediment control site design and restoration as has served as an expert witness in this field.  Kevin has served contractors, Resident and District Engineers, District Environmental Coordinators, and National Forest representatives as a resource correcting erosion and sediment control issues.

Kevin performs onsite contractor training sessions educating to the ADEQ Construction General Permit, National Forest guidelines, and Corps of Engineers regulations for contractors. Additional work includes guidance of stormwater erosion control components installation and quality inspections.  He has conducted stormwater training, inspections, Best Management Practice (BMP) installation oversight, and environmental protection administration for contractors during the construction of large linear projects to bring those projects’ stormwater documents and work activities into compliance with state departments of environmental quality Construction General Permit requirements.

Kevin has also been responsible for site management for pre-construction activities on impaired waters and tribal lands construction projects. He was a primary author of the Maricopa County, Arizona Dust Abatement Handbook and Field Guide and served as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) District Environmental Coordinator for the Globe District, teaches the ADOT/AGC Erosion Control Coordinator (ECC) course, the NDOT Water Pollution Control Manager (WPCM) course, and is the author of the ADOT SWPPP Template and Stormwater Monitoring Sampling and Analysis Plan Template and the updated and revised 2019 Erosion and Pollution Control Manual for Highway Design and Construction for ADOT.

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by: Triax

1:30 PM 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions (2)

Session Description:

Building information modeling (BIM) and scheduling software are tools that assist with the planning, design, and construction of projects. It is well-recognized that a project’s schedule can place pressure on construction workers that results in compromised safety. Tying BIM and scheduling tools together with safety risk factors enables visualizing the safety risk present on projects prior to the start of construction. By doing so, the project design can be modified to eliminate safety risk present on the site, and contractors can identify when in the work schedule special attention is needed to lower the level of safety risk. As a result, project teams can reduce schedule-induced safety risk on construction sites. This presentation will present research that has led to the development of information and tools that integrate safety, schedule, and BIM models to enhance safety management in construction.

Speaker:

John Gambatese, PhD, PE(CA)
Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering
Oregon State University

John Gambatese is a Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Gambatese’s educational background includes Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Dr. Gambatese’s expertise is in the broad areas of construction engineering and management, and structural engineering. He has taught many courses over his career on a variety of subjects including: construction safety, contracts and specifications, planning and scheduling, structural analysis and design, temporary construction structures, construction site systems engineering, and engineering economics. He has performed research and published numerous articles on construction worker safety, work zone design and safety, prevention through design, risk management, sustainability, constructability, innovation, and construction contracting. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California.

Session Description:

The Trump Administration signaled that it would be streamlining the Endangered Species Act consultation process.  The new administration has proposed significant changes to the Endangered Species Act regulations, which are expected to be finalized this summer.  The changes affect everything from the listing of species, critical habitat designations, and the scope of the project subject to ESA consultation.  This presentation will provide an overview of those changes and how they will likely affect project development.  The presentation will also highlight recent litigation over species issues, and offer strategies for avoiding project delays that can result from species-related issues.

Speaker:

Andrea W. Wortzel
Partner
Troutman Sanders LLP

Andrea Wortzel’s practice focuses on water quantity and water quality issues, including water rights, water supply planning, and water withdrawal permitting, as well as discharge permitting and TMDL development and implementation. She coordinates a growing and influential stakeholder group focused on water supply issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Beyond her water practice, Andrea advises clients on endangered species issues, landfill permitting and compliance, waste permitting, environmental compliance and audit programs and environmental enforcement defense. Andrea also regularly counsels clients on legislative and regulatory strategies to promote her clients’ objectives.

2:30 PM 2:45 PM  Networking Break

Sponsored by: On-Site Health & Safety

2:45 PM 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions (6)

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

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

Hear and share advocacy efforts at the federal and local levels. Learn how to track relevant rulemakings. Discuss tips for providing helpful and relevant feedback to the regulatory agencies.

Moderator: Leah Pilconis, Senior Counsel, Construction & Environmental Risk Management, AGC of America

Hear and share compliance training tools and technologies available today. Examples include training videos, checklists, and toolbox talks. Discuss technology such as apps used to monitor weather or software for internal tracking of permit requirements.

Moderator: Melinda Tomaino, Director, Environmental Services, AGC of America

3:45 PM 4:00 PM Networking Break

Sponsored by: SmartVid.io

4:00 PM 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions (5)

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

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

Hear and share ways to effectively manage both environmental and safety programs at your firms. How do you set priorities and manage responsibilties? How do you take advantage of opportunities to get both messages across (e.g., joint inspections)?

Moderator: Leah Pilconis, Senior Counsel, Construction & Environmental Risk Management, AGC of America

Hear and share ideas for opportunities to make or save money for your firm by embracing sustainable and common-sense solutions (e.g., waste concrete products).

Moderator: Melinda Tomaino, Director, Environmental Services, AGC of America

5:00 PM 5:30 PM

AGC of America takes the personal and professional development of our attendees seriously. Whether you are a newcomer or a regular attendee, we want to hear about your experiences over the last two days – what worked for you and what didn’t? Please join us for this informal gathering moderated by members of the safety & health and environmental steering committees, the groups that curate the lineup of educational and networking opportunities available to you at the conference.

5:30 PM 6:30 PM Beer & Wine Social

Sponsored by: HCSS

7:00 AM 11:00 AM Registration
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM 9:00 AM General Session

Session Description:

Most construction organizations have developed, refined and tested all aspects of their crisis management communication plans. A hidden risk that is rarely identified or discussed is how to manage the human impact of the people indirectly impacted by the Crisis.. Family members, friends, relatives, coworkers, subcontractors, witnesses and even first responders can have a difficult emotional journey post accident. The impact can be mitigated when resources and response are identified well in advance of an accident. The presentation will cover:

    • Identifying those indirectly impacted by the Crisis.
    • Human reaction after a Crisis
    • Untapped resources in your current insurance, community and wellness plans.
    • How to create your own post incident Human Impact Mitigation Plan.

Speaker:

Patricia Kagerer, CPCU, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Executive Director Construction Practice – Dallas
A.J. Gallagher

Tricia Kagerer has over 20 years of Construction Risk Management and Safety experience working with contractors across the United States. She is an expert in crisis management, servant leadership and performance excellence. From 2013 to 2019 Tricia has served as a Risk Management Executive with ACIG, a large construction captive insurance group where she provides comprehensive construction risk management and crisis management services. Prior to joining ACIG, Tricia served as the Vice President of Risk & Safety Management for Jordan Foster Construction, a large diverse Texas based general contractor.

Tricia holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Human Development focused on Conflict Resolution from SMU, Dallas, Texas and a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Communication from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Tricia has received numerous awards throughout her career including Dallas Business Journal Women to Watch, Business Insurance Magazine – Top 25 Women to Watch, DFW Associated General Contractors Safety Director of the Year, and ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) Safety Professional of the Year.

Currently Tricia serves on the board of TEXO (AGC/ABC Dallas). Tricia is an expert on Women’s Leadership in Non-Traditional roles in the workplace and the author of the upcoming book The B Words; 11 Words Every Woman Must Navigate on the Journey to Self-Defined Success. She is a frequent writer on various Risk and Safety related articles including a column in CLM Litigation Magazine “What’s at Risk” and the book Defend Your Profits – Tools for Quality Construction & Botto Line Improvement. She is also the author of the book Wise Irish Women; A Journey of Love, Loyalty & Friendship to Inspire the Irish Spirit.

Credentials:
CSP – Certified Safety Professional
CPCU‐ Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
ARM – Associate in Risk Management AIC – Associate in Claims
CRIS – Construction Risk Insurance Professional

Specialties:
Conflict Resolution Negotiation
GIANT Leadership Consultant (www.giantworldwide.com)
Baldrige Performance Excellence

Contact Information:
Tricia Kagerer, Ph: 469-315-8354; C: 915‐203‐4518 Email: patricia.kagerer1@gmail.com

9:00 AM 9:15 AM Networking Break
9:15 AM 10:15 AM Breakout Sessions (2)

Session Description:

A comprehensive fleet safety program prevents accidents, reduces risks and liabilities, and may offer additional benefits such as fuel savings and reduced insurance premiums. It is critical to engage drivers to make progress and successfully instill a safety culture at the fleet. Join our discussion to learn the best practices of a fleet safety program that keep the drivers at its core.

Speakers:

Vickie Johnson
CEO, Fleet Safety Solutions
Michelin North America, Inc.

Vickie Johnson is the CEO of MICHELIN Fleet Safety Solutions (MFSS).  MFSS works directly with companies managing fleets in the United States to help them change driver behavior and improve their fleet safety.  Ms. Johnson’s career with Michelin has spanned various departments within the organization, from Commercial Tire Sales Manager, to Construction & Mining Category Management, to Vice-President of Marketing & Sales for their Two Wheel Division.  She began her career as an Officer in the US ARMY Corps of Engineers.

Kevin A. Moss, ARM CLA
Director of Casualty Insurance and Risk
Michelin North America, Inc.

Kevin is the Director of Casualty Insurance and Risk for Michelin North America, Inc. He previously held positions at Limited Brands, CIGNA-ACE-ESIS, AMF and Markel Companies. Kevin has over 31 years of experience in the Insurance and Risk Management field including:

-Claims Handling and Management.
-Safety and Risk Management
-Contract Management/Negotiation
-Program Structuring
-Alternative Risk Transfer
-Employee Benefits

He holds a Claims Law Associate (CLA) designation as well as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. He was previously a licensed multi-line claims adjuster.

He is this chapter’s RIMS Delegate and has spoken at several RIMS national/international conferences. He was named one of the 2017 Risk All Stars by Risk and Insurance Magazine.

Kevin was born in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BA in Economics. Kevin currently resides with his wife Lisa and son Tony in Simpsonville, SC.

Session Description:

From intense storms and flooding to green and/or energy efficient buildings that put less strain on resources, communities are looking to build resilience into their public and private infrastructure. Resilience is commonly defined as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to short- and long-term adverse events/change. What does this mean for vertical and horizontal construction? What are some of the tools and technology used? Are they effective? This session will explore those questions from the perspective of innovations related to integrated water planning and green infrastructure, as well as share a new tool to assess carbon emissions related to building components.

Speakers:

Jennifer Frey
Green Building Consultant
Säzän Environmental Services

A recognized leader in sustainability, Jennifer Frey brings more than 25 years of design, construction and sustainability experience to Säzän Environmental Services.  They use this diverse technical expertise to deliver value to hundreds of clients through LEED™ certifications, customized sustainability programs focused on healthy buildings, stormwater compliance, Salmon Safe™ implementation, air quality management, landfill diversion guidance, contractor education, constructability reviews, and value engineering studies.  They are currently a member of the GSA Federal Office of High-Performing Building’s Green Building Advisory Group and the Board of Directors for Greenroads International.  Jennifer was most recently a member of the AGC of America’s Environmental Steering Committee.

Christopher J. Webb, PE, LEED-Fellow
Civil Engineer
Herrera Environmental Consultants

Chris Webb, PE is a 2011 LEED Fellow and a principal civil engineer with Herrera Environmental Consultants in Bellingham, WA.  Chris has been working for over 20 years to make “sustainable civil engineering” less of an oxymoron. His practice is focused on the planning and design of green stormwater infrastructure and high-performance green building projects for public and private clients from the watershed to the site scale. By integrating the design of infrastructure and landscape systems his projects include multi-function solutions that support healthy habitat, support community resilience, and enhance livability. Chris currently serves on the Sustainable Sites Technical Advisory Group for LEED and the Water Petal Technical Advisory Group for the Living Building Challenge.

10:15 AM 11:00 AM General Session

Session Description:

The ever changing political landscape has implications on labor and employment matters. Listen how AGC of America is positioning the industry for opportunities to thrive and how its defending the industry from onerous regulatory and legislative threats.

Speaker:

Jim Young
Senior Director, Congressional Relations for Labor, HR and Safety
AGC of America

Mr. James Young is the Senior Director of Congressional Relations for Labor, HR and Safety for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). In this role, he works directly with members of the U.S. Congress, AGC members and press on a multitude of issues that directly affect the construction industry. Previously, Mr. Young worked for Direct Impact, the preeminent grassroots firm in Washington and Democracy Data and Communications which provides a comprehensive array of grassroots and political action solutions. Mr. Young began his career on Capitol Hill working for Congressman Benjamin Gilman (NY).

James holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

11:00 AM 11:15 AM Closing Remarks
Open Forum Discussion & Meeting Wrap-Up

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.