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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
10:15 am (Handout)
MIOSHA Construction Division Update (Intermediate)  Eric Allen, Safety and Health Manager, MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division.

This program will be an update of the MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division.  This presentation provides and overview of MIOSHA’s Construction enforcement division, providing attendees with information on enforcement issues, ongoing/new initiatives and the direction that MIOSHA is taking.

11:30 am
Mental Health in the Construction Industry (Basic)  Patrick Hall, Corporate Safety Director, Angelo Iafrate Construction Company.

This session is related to the high rate of suicide in the construction industry.  The program will offer ideas on how to bring awareness to employers who have employees that may be experiencing mental health issues.

1:45 pm
PPE Non-Compliance (Intermediate)  Ahmed Al-Bayati, PhD, PE, Lawrence Technological University.

Construction safety culture and climate are shared responsibilities, which means that all parties have obligations to maintain them.  The framework presented in this presentation emphasizes the overall influence of safety personnel in establishing higher levels of construction safety culture and climate.

3:15 pm (Handout)
Multi Employer Work Sites (Intermediate)  Zach Hansmann, PhD, CSP, CHMM, ARM, Contractor Safety Manager, Michigan State University; and Eric Allen, Health and Safety Manager, MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division.

This course will be discussing the dynamics/situations an employer may encounter on a construction site regarding the Multi-Employer Work Site Agency policy from MIOSHA/OHSA.  The speakers will be presenting from two different perspectives:  a host employer and a representative from MIOSHA.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
9:00 am
Work Zone Safety (Intermediate)  Chris Brookes, Work Zone Engineer, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

This session will incorporate videos and pictures along with group interaction to help promote safety in work zones.

10:15 am (Handout)
Drone Safety (Basic)  Leonard Castell, Instructor, and Jonathan Arseneault, Instructor, Operating Engineers Local 324 Journeyman Apprentice Training Fund.

This will be a presentation of best practices and regulatory requirements for drone flight.  This equipment is being used in the construction industry for various reasons and the limitations will be discussed.

11:30 am
Fall Protection with Updated SRL ANSI/ASSP Standards. Z359.14-2021 (Advanced)  Steven Swider, Fall Protection Specialist, 3M.

This program will consist of a discussion of fall protection methods and the newest version of ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021 which changes the SRL standards.

1:45 pm (Handout)
Aerial Work Platforms (Intermediate)  Jason Griffin, Owner, Griffin Safety Solutions, LLC.

This presentation will inform attendees on how to recognize the hazards associated with the type of aerial work platforms being used.  Discussion related to the changes with ANSI standards will also take place.

3:15 pm (Handout)
Scaffolding Safety (Intermediate)  Paul Wrzesinski, Director of Safety and Health, Associated General Contractors of Michigan; and Jason Griffin, Owner, Griffin Safety Solutions, LLC.

This presentation will inform attendees on how to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize the hazards related to scaffold safety including:
-The nature of any electrical hazards and procedures for dealing with the electrical hazards.
-The procedures for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling the fall protection systems and falling object protection systems.
-The proper use of the scaffold, and the proper handling of materials on the scaffold.
-The maximum intended load and the load-carrying capacities of the scaffolds used.
-The correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining scaffolding., and
-The design criteria, maximum intended load-carrying capacity, and intended use of a scaffold.

  • Co-Chair:  Paul Wrzesinski, Associated General Contractors of Michigan
  • Co-Chair:  Eric Allen, MIOSHA Construction Safety & Health Division
  • Vice-Chair:  Jason Griffin, White Cap
  • Division:
  • Adrianne Anglin, Cadillac Asphalt LLC
  • Jonathan Anglin, Ideal Contracting
  • Ted Bergin, Safety Specialist, CSM Group
  • Blake Davis, Superior Electric Great Lakes Company
  • Darryl Gallant, Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute
  • Lee Graham, Operating Engineers 324 LMEC
  • Zach Hansmann, PdD, CSP, CHMM, ARM, Michigan State University
  • Patrick Hall, Angelo Iafrate Constuction Company
  • Doug Hayes, CSP, ARM, SMS, AECOM
  • Diana Kempe, CSP, CRSP, MSC, Ford Land/CBRE
  • Mike Listello, CSP, DTE Energy
  • Aaron Munoz, Motor City Electric Company
  • John Pike, CSP, CHST, CET, The Walsh Group
  • Brad Redinger, Utility Contracting Corporation
  • Jeff Smrz, Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute
  • Terry Sundt, Blue Water Energy Center – Retired