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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10:15 am

MIOSHA Construction Safety & Health Division Update (Basic)  Eric Allen, Safety Manager, Construction Safety & Health Division, MIOSHA.

This course is an update from the MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division pertaining to rule changes, fatalities, emphasis programs, enforcement issues, and the direction of the Construction Division.

12:30 pm

Silica Exposure in Construction (Intermediate) Eric Allen, Safety Manager, Construction Safety & Health Division, MIOSHA.

This program is an update to the Federal/Michigan Standard regarding respirable crystalline silica in Construction. This session will review the standard and compliance methods.

1:45 pm

Fall Protection Do's and Don'ts  (Intermediate) Thomas Dillon, National Product Sales Manager North America, Miller Fall Protection, a Honeywell Company.

This speaker will present the ABCD's of Fall Protection, including Anchorage, Body Wear, Connection Devices, and Decent/Rescue.

3:15 pm (co-sponsored by the Transportation Division)

Work Zone Safety and Traffic Planning (Intermediate) Chuck Bergmann, Work Zone Tech Specialist and Chris Brookes, Work Zone Delivery Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Discussion will focus on work zone safety including common field observations, new policies and procedures.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

9:00 am

Part 10: Cranes in Construction (Advanced) Paul Wrzesinski, Director of Safety and Health, AGC Michigan.

Cranes are the most important, expensive and potentially dangerous pieces of equipment on a construction project. This session will review the MIOSHA regulations found in Part 10, Lifting and Digging.  Information will cover certification, employer's responsibilities, site setup, inspections, and power line clearances.  This session will also look at best practices and regulatory changes, with an emphasis on recognizing hazards and how to manage the use of a crane or cranes on your sites.

10:15 am

Cranes & Energized Power Lines (Intermediate)  Derek Sather, Operating Engineers Local 324 Representative and Jeremy Hidalgo, Construction Safety Consultant, MIOSHA.

Energized power lines seem harmless, but the reality is that they are one of the leading causes of fatality when working with cranes.  The MIOSHA Part 10 Standard outlines this and provides a path to addressing the hazards of working near energized power lines with a crane.

12:30 pm  pdf (Handout) (608 KB)

Hispanic Workforce in the Construction Industry (Intermediate)  Daryl Gallant, Assistant Director, Michigan Laboror's Training and Apprenticeship Institute.

This session will look at the challenges faced when interacting with our Hispanic workforce.  Discussed will be communication, training, injuries and safety, followed by an "open forum" to discuss what our industry is seeing not only with the Hispanic workers but other ethnicities that could be recognized and used as best practices for our industry.

The speaker will facilitate a workshop by using some problem based learning scenarios - what works with non-English workers/learners?  The session will also cover best practices with real life stories.

1:45 pm pdf (Handout) (3.40 MB)   pdf (Handout 2) (926 KB)

Leading Indicators:  Industry Trends and Predicting Tomorrow (Intermediate)  Zach Hansmann, M.S., CSP, CHMM, Contractor Safety Manager, Michigan State University, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams.

Traditionally, lagging indicators such as recordable incident rates and experience modification rates have been used to evaluate contractors and measure safety performance.  They unfortunately tell very little about what's to come.  This presentation will highlight current industry practices, review criticism of indicators, and cover pros and cons of both lagging and leading indicators.

3:15 pm

Complacency = Catastrophe(Basic-Advanced)Keith Jenks, Customer Service Representative, IBEW 352, and Keith's Korner Safety.

Keith Jenks is an active member with the IBEW 352 union of Lansing, MI.  On July 12, 2013, Keith was involved in a near death 480v electrical explosion.  He will share his story of how complacency at the workplace and at home can have tragic results.  Keith's brutal honesty about his attitude prior to the accident will be very moving.  During this presentation, he holds nothing back from the reality of the accident.  Keith will draw a picture of a life of hard work and dedication to getting the job done.  It is with his faith, family and support of many people that he has returned to work despite having a permanent obstacle.  The presentation will contain graphic images of Keith while he was in the Burn Unit ICU that will not be appropriate for everyone.

Construction Division Roster

Co-Chair: Dave Thayer, Mears Group, Inc.

Co-Chair:Paul Wrzesinski, Associated General Contractors of Michigan

Vice-Chair: Sue Becker, President, S.L. Becker Electric, Inc.

Secretary:Peggy Sadler, MIOSHA Retiree


Steve Aleo, Walsh Construction Company 

Anthony Allam, Project Safety Manager, Barton Malow Company

Eric Allen, MIOSHA Construction Safety & Health Division
Jonathan Anglin, Ideal Contracting

Emily Barber, Mears Group, Inc. 

Ted Bergin, Wolverine Building Group

Lynn Coleman, MI Laborers Training & Appr. 

Blake Davis, Superior Electric Great Lakes Company

Lee Graham,  Operating Engineers Local 324

Carl Granger, CSP,  Woods Construction, Inc.

Jason Griffon, Construction Association of Michigan

Zach Hansmann, CSP, CHMM, Michigan State University  FRIB

Mike Listello, CSP, DTE Energy

Richard Mee, Associated General Contractors

Kevin Parker, VP, Mears Group, Inc.

Mike Reckling, InfraSource, Inc.

Troy Rouse, COSS, InfraSource, Inc.

Robert Sherriff, Sherriff-Goslin Company

Bernie Sunday, Sherriff-Goslin Company

Terry Sundt, Belle River PP 

Future Conference Dates

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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