Conference Day One
Tuesday February 19
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08:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
08:10 Keynote: How to Create a Comprehensive Safety-First Mindset in Your Organization that Doesn’t Risk People for Productivity
- Britt Howard Vice President of HSE, Jacobs Engineering
- Outlining the current industry pressures affecting the uptake of a safety mindset at all levels of your organization: how to highlight safety as an equal priority
- Understanding how to manage different layers of your workforce to effectively engage them in embracing a safety mindset: how do industry pressures affect different groups?
- Discussing culture-boosting safety strategy: what are your metrics, how are they measured, and how do we use them to create change?
Developing & Sustaining Culture
09:00 Developing a Culture of Caring on the Job Site & Turning Every Worker into a Safety Proponent
- Shawna Fraser Vice President of Safety, Fraser Engineering
- Presenting safety as personal: how to illustrate workplace health and safety as affecting more than just time spent at work to build staff engagement
- Identifying methods for encouraging worker advocacy of safety: how to include the frontline in decision making processes
- Evaluating the most effective means by which senior management can exemplify and sustain a “culture of caring”
09:40 Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments
10:30 Identifying the Weakest Link: Which Layer of Your Organization Is in Most Need of Support Today to Further Enhance a Safety-First Culture?
- Shaun Carvalho Safety Director, Shawmut Design and Construction
- Driving a comprehensive safety culture: the importance of each level of staff in participating in, and promoting a safety-first attitude from the boardroom to on-site
- Discussing metrics to track for measuring staff engagement in safety culture: how do you identify those who need additional support?
- Outlining how to target specific layers of your organization to help them embrace a safety-first culture: what role should you play in ensuring a company-wide mentality?
11:10 Ensuring Safety Managers Are Leading by Example: Doing It, Not Just Saying It
- Sean White Safety, Health & Environmental Director, Balfour Beatty
- Breaking down safety gaps: improving management visibility of job site culture vs their expectations
- Reflecting on current standards of safety management: how to ensure that managers are an active part of the team, rather than just directing it
- Identifying techniques for safety managers to increase their involvement in safety culture whilst executing their deliverables and maintaining leadership
11:50 Networking Lunch
12:50 Improving the Onboarding of Staff to Ensure They Align with Your Culture, Rather Than the Culture of Their Former Employer
- Mike Themanson Safety Director, Clune Construction
- Benchmarking industry onboarding processes: what are the current and most common means of preparing and training staff for the job site?
- Assessing common onboarding mistakes: where are the gaps that lead to an inconsistent adoption of safety mentality?
- Exploring how you can overcome the “safety baggage” of staff’s previous experiences to help them embrace your culture
13:30 Sharing Lessons Learned in Leading a Safety-First Culture
- Shaun Rainey Safety Director, Power Construction
- Comparing current practice in promoting a safety-first culture at all levels of your organization: what are the current standards and methods used?
- Revealing tips and tricks for spearheading safety culture as a leader, and how to get your staff involved
- Discussing takeaways from previous culture efforts to learn from moving forwards: what is less effective, and how do you overcome it?
14:10 Executive Level Buy-In: How to Secure Budget & Prioritize Safety over the Needs of Other Departments & Metrics
- Eddie Martinez Director of Safety & Risk, MCM
- Outlining the business case for safety: linking safety to other functions, and examining the risk of poor standards to exemplify the importance of investment
- Discussing the hidden messages in safety investment: what safety culture does investing, or otherwise, create in your workforce?
- Examining key measurables resulting from investing in safety to illustrate the tangible return on investment to non-safety executives
14:50 Afternoon Refreshments
15:20 Prioritizing Safety Considerations in the Project Planning Phase to Reduce Future Issues
- Kevin Kirk Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, CSM Group
- Discussing current industry process in safety decision making: at what stage do safety matters truly begin to be considered on a build?
- Revealing the benefits of implementing a strategy where project safety matters are thought about in the planning phase: what is the return on investment?
- Exploring examples of where safety has been prioritized in project planning, and how this has led to a safer build
16:00 Audience Discussion: Reflecting on the Changing Nature of Responsibility & Liability Between Project Partners in Developing a Safety Culture & Providing Training
- Comparing the roles and responsibilities of owners, contractors, and subcontractors alike in setting project safety standards and expectations
- Understanding how safety responsibilities relate to corporate risk and liability: what are the tiers of risk between parties for incidents and general project safety?
- Reviewing culture and training: assessing different models in responsibility for maximum results
16:40 Keeping Track of, Interpreting, & Meeting OSHA Standards: How to Increase Efficiency & Reduce the Cost of Continuous Compliance
- Kathi Dobson Safety Director, Alberici Constructors
- Addressing the significance of continual compliance to OSHA regulations despite frequent introductions, updates, and revisions throughout the year
- Evaluating current processes for keeping up to date with changes to regulations: is it possible to standardize this process, or increase its efficiency?
- Reviewing industry-wide levels of interpretation of OSHA regulations: is the implementation of regulations regular?
- Discussing cost effective ways to maintain compliance throughout continual changes to legal requirements