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CBIA 2019 Safety & Health Conference

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Red Lion Hotel Cromwell

100 Berlin Road

Cromwell, CT 06416

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Event presented in partnership with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)


7 am | Check-In & Networking Breakfast

8 am | Opening Remarks

  • Phillip Montgomery, Director Compensation Services, CBIA

8:15 am | OSHA Update

Top OSHA and CONN-OSHA officials update you on regional initiatives and concerns of both organizations as they work with area businesses to ensure the safety of workers in the state.

  • Jeff Erskine, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 1, USDOL/OSHA

  • Ken Tucker, CONN-OSHA Director, Connecticut Department of Labor

8:45 am | Plenary Part One

Addiction Issues: Fitness for Duty, Addiction, Mental Health, & Response

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. Our panel of experts and practitioners explore the various aspects of workplace substance abuse and how to address them. Examine how to determine the employee’s fitness for duty, ways to start the conversation or offer resources to the worker, and setting up the appropriate internal controls/programs to mitigate a company risk.

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

  • Robert Brody, Attorney, Brody & Associates

  • Eric Daigle, Vice President of HR, Laz Parking

  • Beth Dupont, HR Director, O&G Industries

  • Shelley Halligan, Director of Clinical Services, Aware Recovery Care

  • Tom Matthews, Director, Advanced Behavioral Health

  • Kyle Zimmer, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 478

9:30 am | Networking Break

9:45 am | Plenary Part Two

Addiction Issues: Fitness for Duty, Addiction, Mental Health, & Response (continued)

10:30 am | Networking Break

10:45 am | Breakout Sessions

A. Core Safety Concepts

The session provides a foundation for those who are only partially responsible for company safety, and for full-time safety professionals who want an overview of the core safety concepts. 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 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, CONN-OSHA

D. Preventing Falls: A Leading Cause of Death

Falls and falling objects continue to be leading causes of jobsite death and injury. OSHA updated regulations in 2017 to include new standards on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection systems. The regulations affect a wide range of general industry workers, from painters to warehouse workers. Learn how these standards 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 PtD 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 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 work platforms provide many advantages to safely facilitate work at height, but to do so, they must be used appropriately. What are the hazards to consider and how can they be addressed? In this session, we look at the actions you can take to keep your employees safe and adhere to newly released ANSI standards.

  • Brian Downham, Product Safety Trainer, 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. 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 introduces the principles of Lean, shows you how to identify the processes that contribute to injury, and demonstrates 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 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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