Event Detail
CBIA 2019 Safety & Health Conference
Start Date/Time:
Friday, May 17, 2019 8:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Friday, May 17, 2019 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority


7 am | Check-In & Networking Breakfast


8 am | Opening Remarks

  • Phillip Montgomery, Director Compensation Services, CBIA


8:15 am | OSHA Update


8:45 am | Plenary Part One

Addiction Issues: Risk of Injury & Lower Productivity

Substance abuse is a significant problem on construction sites, assembly lines, and many other work environments. It’s not just about marijuana, but also opioids and other abused substances that impact your ability to provide a safe work environment.

  • Moderator: Marko Kaar, Director of Safety Operations, Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.

  • Robert Brody, Attorney, Brody & Associates

  • Kyle Zimmer, International Union of Operating Engineers

  • Beth Dupont, HR Director, O & G Industries

  • Tom Matthews, Director, Advanced Behavioral Health



9:30 am | Networking Break


9:45 am | Plenary Part Two

Addiction Issues: Employee Communication, Fitness for Duty, & Assistance Programs

In this session, our panel of experts and practitioners explore the various aspects of substance abuse and how to address them, including determining fitness for duty, ways to start the conversation or offer resources to the worker, and setting up the appropriate internal controls/programs.

  • Moderator: Marko Kaar, Director of Safety Operations, Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.

  • Robert Brody, Attorney, Brody & Associates

  • Kyle Zimmer, International Union of Operating Engineers

  • Beth Dupont, HR Director, O & G Industries

  • Tom Matthews, Director, Advanced Behavioral Health

  • Eric Daigle, Vice President of HR , Laz Parking



10:30 am | Networking Break



10:45 am | Breakout Sessions

A. Core Safety Concepts

The session will provide a foundation for those who are only partially responsible for company safety, and for full-time safety professionals who were never formally trained. Learn how to find and read OSHA regulations, where to get free (or inexpensive) help and training, and other vital information you may need to do your job.

  • Walt Tucker, Safety Director, Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors

B. NFPA 70E: The Tools Your In-House Electrician Needs to Comply

Whether you employ a licensed electrician or a highly skilled maintenance worker, the risk of injury from an electrical-related issue exists. NFPA 70E standards have been updated to help you reduce this risk. Learn what you need to do to stay in compliance with OSHA’s regulations and keep your workers safe.

  • Ken Mastrullo, Owner, MCS Consulting

C. Implementing a Silica Safety Program: A Case Study

OSHA’s silica standards for general industry and construction are clear. However, many companies have struggled with the practical implementation of these standards. Explore the resources and techniques that will help your company comply with OSHA’s silica standards. Review case studies that highlight innovative control strategies, tool upgrades, and effective silica exposure control plans.

  • Denese Deeds, Senior Consultant, Industrial Health and Safety Consultants;

  • Anne Bracker, Occupational Hygienist, CONNOSHA

D. Preventing Falls: A Leading Cause of Death

Falls and falling objects continue to be leading causes of job-site death and injury. OSHA updated regulations in 2017 to include new standards on ladder safety and fall arrest systems. The regulation affects a wide range ofgeneral industry workers, from painters to warehouse workers. Learn how these standards can help your company provide effective and cost-efficient worker protection

  • Mike Ziskin, President, Field Safety Corp.



11:45 am | Networking Lunch



12:45 pm | Breakout Sessions

E. Prevention Through Design (PtD)

The hallmark of the PtD concept is reducing the number of injuries and fatalities by ‘designing them out’ from the beginning. This is done by making sure design decisions consider the risks to construction and maintenance workers. It is generally acknowledged that it is safer to design out a hazard than to react to it through PPE or administrative controls. Discover how to effectively use the PtD concepts to enhance your company’s safety.

  • Mark Haskins, Principal Consultant, Practical Safety Solutions

F. Contractors and Temporary Workers: Your Company’s Exposure

Your company has OSHA responsibilities for the safety of contract and temporary workers, and may also have OSHA responsibilities for outside contractors. Liability and risk increase when companies fail to provide a safe environment for workers or fail to manage contractor safety. Explore potential compliance issues you may face specific to temporary and contract workers and outside contractors.

  • Chip Darius, President, Safety Priority Consultants, LLC

G. Mobile Elevated Work Platforms: Ensuring Their Safe Use

Mobile elevated platforms provide many advantages, but they can be very dangerous and require precautions to protect your workers from entrapment, falling, or overturning. In this session, we will look at the most effective actions you can take to keep your employees safe and adhere to the newly released ANSI Standards.

Ian McGregor, Director of Product Safety, Skyjack



1:45 pm | Networking Break & Dessert



2 pm | Breakout Sessions

H. Fleet Safety: Keeping Unsafe Driving Habits to a Minimum

The number of fatalities caused by vehicles is far too high. To help address this issue, companies may now use sophisticated monitoring devices to encourage their mobile workers to drive safely. O & G Industries, a leader in this area, will provide a case study of one company’s success increasing the safety of its workers on the road.

  • Michael Ferry, Director of Safety, O & G Industries

I. Making the Workplace Safer with Technology

Whether it is wearable devices, drones, or innovative protective materials, safety professionals now have a wide array of technological devices that make the workplace much safer. These devices provide sensory features which enhance workflow, system updates, and communication, and in doing so, promote safety. Discover the most promising and cost-effective devices on the market today.

  • Chris Mayne, Project Manager, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.

J. Using Lean Principles to Make Your Company Safer

Most companies rely on OSHA compliance guidelines to develop their safety program. It’s been shown that using Lean principles to complement these guidelines provides a more effective way to protect workers. This session will introduce the principles of Lean, show you how to identify the processes that contribute to injury, and demonstrate how Lean techniques can help you reduce or eliminate them.

  • Matin Karbassioon, Business Growth Consultant, CONNSTEP



3 pm | Standing United: Motivational Strategies from the Savannah

Your work matters. You make a difference. These are powerful words of encouragement that are rarely heard. By looking to the Savannah, we can learn supportive strategies from nature. “Mutual concern” demonstrated by baboons, elephants, lions, and wild dogs can teach us valuable lessons. Learn from nature in this fascinating session and close out the conference with renewed conviction to make your workplace environment safer. 5S your core beliefs and receive a gift at the end of the conference.

  • Alden Davis, Safe-ari



3:30 pm | Closing Remarks

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