Conference Day Two
Wednesday February 20
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08:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks
08:10 Working with the Wider Leadership Team to Develop a Technology Strategy That Prioritizes Safety & Ensures That Investment Positively Influences Metrics
- Todd Brabson Vice President of QHSE, Aegion, Inc. Corrosion Protection Platform
- Discussing the options for technology in construction safety: what are the tools available for implementation?
- Analyzing business metrics to illustrate where technological investment is most needed: how to work with senior leadership to create a detailed picture of your organizational needs
- Evaluating cross-functional utility of technology: can safety tools and applications be combined with other business units for maximum cost efficiency?
08:50 Technology Implementation Case Studies
Experience a series of shorter presentations that will outline how an application of new technology, and the impact it has had on organizational safety culture and outcomes.
8.50 – VR for Fall Protection
9.10 – Wearables to Monitor Staff & Alert Them to Hazards
9.30 – BIM as a Walkthrough for Planning
09:50 Morning Refreshments
10:20 Case Study: Experiences in Integrating & Implementing a New Safety Software
- Tim Kuykendall Safety Director, The Beck Group
- Exploring the safety software selection process: hearing the steps taken and metrics considered when choosing a new tool to utilize
- Discussing experiences in implementing safety software business wide: common challenges and successes to learn from
- Sharing a real-world example of initial integration and utilization of safety software: lessons
learned for future ventures
11:00 Audience Discussion: Experiences in Leveraging Software & Technology Company-Wide to Enhance Overall Safety Practice
- Discussing current industry uptake in utilizing company-wide technology and software strategies: what’s the ROI?
- Breaking down reasons against investment: can we improve the usage of software & technology industry-wide to better our safety performance?
- Sharing success stories and lessons learned in implementing corporate-wide technology and software initiatives
Training Leadership & Innovations
11:40 Training the Trainers: Ensuring That Middle Management Are Executing Their Training of Job Site Staff to a High Quality Standard
- John LaPorte National Safety Director, Core Construction Group
- Assessing industry process in translating safety expectations from the boardroom to the boots on the ground: how are standards communicated, and through whom?
- Identifying current levels and methods of training for middle management in maintaining site safety
- Exploring ways to track the quality of training from middle management to improve site-wide compliance
12:20 Networking Lunch
13:20 Exploring Best Practices in Writing SOPs to Make Them Appropriate for Every Worker on Every Job Site
- Lyle Sieg Executive Vice President of Safety, Harris Rebar
- Comparing process in putting SOPs together and developing strategy to benchmark your current standards
- Understanding the usage and importance of readable SOPs for all competency levels on-site: how can they be improved industry and company-wide to enhance site safety?
- Hearing tips and tricks on writing high quality SOPs: can the industry standardize this process to ensure high standards regardless of specific teams?
14:00 Learning How the Latest in Decision Making Can Be Applied to Staff Training & Safety Leadership
- Dr. Hendrik van Brenk Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, Layton Construction
- Exploring human decision making: how, and why do we make the decisions we do?
- Breaking down the influencing of behavior: thinking beyond behavior-based safety
- Promoting safety through a risk vs reward: examining the value and limitations of incentives to encourage compliant practice
14:40 Sharing Success Stories & Lessons Learned in Developing Company-Wide Training Programs
- Joe Barnes Director of Safety, Mesa Southern Well Servicing
- Discussing industry-wide training strategy for site safety: what is the need for a single company-wide program?
- Exploring how programs can be developed to cover all levels of a business, appreciating differences in levels of understanding and engagement
- Hearing positive and negative lessons learned from creating a comprehensive training program, and how to apply them to your own business