Tentative Agenda is in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

• Safety Session

• Environmental Session

 • General Session

Monday, July 25, 2022

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Risk Management 101 for Construction Safety Professionals

Add-on Course (see Special Events tab)

The risk management and safety and health professions share the same goal of identifying potential risks and the appropriate measures to reduce loss. The need to effectively manage risks will continue to grow and become increasingly critical to an organization’s success. This course serves as an introduction for entry-level and experienced safety professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in risk management.

The course will cover construction insurance, workers’ compensation and claims management.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

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7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Attendee Orientation

First-time and regular attendees, welcome! Grab your badge and breakfast and join us to learn more about AGC of America and the Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference, including the history and structure of the conference, how to make the most of it, and how to access resources.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

State of Play at the Regulatory Agencies: Federal OSHA & EPA Updates

Douglas L. Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA, U.S. DOL
James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, OSHA, U.S. DOL
Philip M. Fine, Principal Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy, U.S. EPA

What does your future to-do list look like? This far-ranging session will provide you with a picture of the regulatory landscape. Find out recent developments you may have missed as well as what is ahead at the federal level.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

The Workers’ Compensation Bar Bet: How to Lose “Exclusive Remedy” Immunity in Three Easy Steps

Eric A. Berg, Of Counsel, Ogletree Deakins 

In this one-hour seminar, Chicago construction attorney Eric Berg will cover a recent ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court which significantly curtails immunity under the workers’ compensation act’s “exclusive remedy” provision. Is your company as protected as you think? The seminar will also examine best practices in other similar jurisdictions.

Get the Dirt on Water – And on Getting It Out of Discharges

Kevin Boesch, CPESC, Senior Permitting Specialist, Logan Simpson
Kerry L. McGrath, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Melinda Tomaino, Director, Environment and Sustainability, AGC of America

Jump into the world of water and get caught up on hot federal regulatory issues affecting Clean Water Act permitting on construction jobsites. This session will discuss recent changes to federal U.S. EPA’s Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater runoff, including new requirements for turbidity “benchmark” monitoring for dewatering discharges to sensitive waters.  EPA’s CGP serves as a template for other state-issued construction general stormwater permits.  Also hear an update on the fast-changing regulatory landscape, including waters of the United States, nationwide permits, state water quality certifications, and other stormwater developments.

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Continuous Selection – Power Up Your Trade Partner Selection Process

Steve Duff, CSP, ASP, SE Regional Safety, DPR Construction
James Alexander, CSP, CIT, CHST, Safety Professional, HammerTech
Thomas Barnard, CSP, Director for HSE – Construction and Design, Digital Realty

Find out how to select better trade partners, improve their overall performance and build stronger trade partnerships. Set your business up for continuous improvement and better compliance risk and safety results to improve project schedule certainty and profitability.

Learn why compliance, risk, and safety success is one of the most important metrics for GCs to win work.

Latent Side-Effects of Safety Interventions

Dr. Jesus M. de la Garza, Professor and Chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University

While researchers have dispensed considerable effort in the past decades to reduce the risk of occupational injuries in the construction industry, the large amount of safety incidents occurring each year indicates that many of the safety interventions and technological advances have not fully achieved their safety goals. This fact suggests the possibility of a latent side-effect of safety interventions, known as Risk Compensation.

This research examined whether the concept of risk compensation could offset some safety benefits of protection equipment. An immersive mixed-reality environment (i.e., virtual reality and passive haptics) was developed to simulate a roofing activity. Then, combining real-time head- and ankle-tracking sensors with qualitative sources of data, the researchers monitored the reactionary behavioral responses of participants while they completed roofing tasks under three, randomly ordered levels of safety protection in the mixed-reality roofing simulation.

The results indicated that providing more safety interventions (i.e., higher levels of fall protection) produced a sense of invulnerability among participants. This false sense of security ultimately increased their risk-taking behavior by up to 55 percent, e.g., participants stepped closer to the roof edge, leaned over the edge, and spent more time exposing themselves to fall risk. These findings could significantly influence how the construction industry approaches the development and implementation of safety interventions to offset the influence of risk compensation.

How Projects Are Changing Due to Climate Policies

LaToya N. Johnson, PE, PMP, Team Leader, Pavement Design & Performance, U.S. Department of Transportation
Anna Borgerding, PMP, Director of Operational Excellence & Sustainability, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Michael Carrancho, PE, LEED Green Associate, Deputy Director Office of Planning Design & Construction, Engineering and Design Division, Smithsonian Institution

Climate change is a top priority for the Biden Administration—with a heightened focus on the energy performance of the built environment as well as scrutiny of materials and industrial processes.  Hear how project owners and the construction markets are responding.  Look at examples of climate-related goals for new vertical and horizontal projects currently and in the near term.  And discuss what’s next.

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch & Learn: AGC Regulatory and Legislative Update

Sponsored by:

Jim Young, Senior Director, Congressional Relations for Labor, HR, and Safety, AGC of America
Alex Etchen, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Infrastructure Advancement, AGC of America

The ever-changing political landscape has implications on environment, labor and employment matters.  The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides market opportunities for transportation contractors, heavy contractors, building contractors and utility contractors. Learn more about how it will impact the construction industry and what other challenges we can anticipate going forward. Grab your lunch and listen to how AGC of America is positioning the industry for opportunities to thrive and how it’s defending the industry from onerous regulatory and legislative threats.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Telemedicine in Workers’ Compensation: What Works, What Doesn’t Work, What the Future Brings.

Dr. Stephen A. Dawkins, Medical Director, Caduceus USA

As telemedicine expands in workers compensation, some services work better than others. This session will explore the success and failures of telemedicine; including triage, office visits, and drug testing. It will also provide insight on future services, including IMEs, Case Management, and Return to Work evaluations.

Explore the Road Ahead for Equipment and Fuels

Ray Gallant, DBA, Vice President Product Management and Productivity, Volvo Construction Equipment
Ezra Finkin, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs & Development, Renewable Energy Group

Construction professionals increasingly will be looking to get the most performance out of their equipment while still reducing emissions—and helping to build a green future. This session will shine a spotlight on some of the exciting developments in the areas of equipment and fuels. What’s available for fuel efficient and/or electric off-road equipment?  What are some diesel fuel options to help reduce air emissions from your existing fleet?

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking Break & Visit With Exhibitors 

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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Department of Defense (DoD) Subcommittee Meeting

The Department of Defense (DoD) Subcommittee maintains a working relationship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) as it pertains to Construction Occupational Safety and Health issues. The DoD Subcommittee provides DoD entities with a partnership that can be used as a sounding board and one that represents the AGC DoD Contractor members. Services include, but are not limited to, reviewing safety and health proposed regulations, forms, policies and programs that affect the AGC Membership. The DoD Subcommittee also provides subcommittee members with continuing education related to construction occupational safety and health on DoD construction projects. Interpretations, variances, and accident trends are all considered topics of discussion.

Chair: Kevin Moorhead, Safety Director, The Korte Company
Vice Chair: T.J. Emma, Director of Operations, Frost & Keeling
Vice Chair: Tim Stout, Corporate Safety Director, Caddell Construction

Utility Infrastructure and Highway & Transportation Joint Subcommittee Meeting

Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee

The Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee actively monitors industry trends and promotes safety and support to contractors engaged in utility construction, including water and wastewater facilities and pipelines, energy generation and transmission, and telecommunications infrastructure. The subcommittee also focuses on safety issues in other underground utility work as well as specialty work such as excavation, tunneling, boring and site preparation.

Chair: Kathy Freeman, Executive Vice President, Safety, MCG Civil
Vice Chair: Kevin Turner, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA)

Highway & Transportation Subcommittee

The Highway and Transportation Subcommittee actively monitors and promotes work zone safety and safety concerns for contractors involved in building, maintaining, and improving transportation infrastructure.

Chair: Doug Donegan, Group Safety Director, Granite
Vice Chair: Jaime Castillo, Corporate Safety Director at Mountain States Constructors Inc

Open Forum: Peer Review & Discussion

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

An Environmental Twist on Two Enterprise-Wide Risk Issues: Materials and Labor

Robin A. Kemper, Senior Risk Engineer, Zurich Resilience Solutions
Brittany Russell Conrady, South Central & MECT District Environmental Manager, Kiewit Corporation
Elizabeth Starbuck, Eastern & MECI District Environmental Manager, Kiewit Corporation

You cannot tune into industry news without hearing about supply chain and workforce/labor issues.  This session will delve into these headline issues from a purely environmental perspective.  What does an environmental professional need to consider and prepare for?  What are strategies that you can employ to alleviate some of the risks and/or pressures on your firm?

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Department of Defense (DoD) Subcommittee Meeting (continued)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Subcommittee maintains a working relationship with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and U.S. Air Force (USAF) as it pertains to Construction Occupational Safety and Health issues. The DoD Subcommittee provides DoD entities with a partnership that can be used as a sounding board and one that represents the AGC DoD Contractor members. Services include, but are not limited to, reviewing safety and health proposed regulations, forms, policies and programs that affect the AGC Membership. The DoD Subcommittee also provides subcommittee members with continuing education related to construction occupational safety and health on DoD construction projects. Interpretations, variances, and accident trends are all considered topics of discussion.

Chair: Kevin Moorhead, Safety Director, The Korte Company
Vice Chair: T.J. Emma, Director of Operations, Frost & Keeling
Vice Chair: Tim Stout, Corporate Safety Director, Caddell Construction

Utility Infrastructure and Highway & Transportation Joint Subcommittee Meeting (continued)

Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee

The Utility Infrastructure Subcommittee actively monitors industry trends and promotes safety and support to contractors engaged in utility construction, including water and wastewater facilities and pipelines, energy generation and transmission, and telecommunications infrastructure. The subcommittee also focuses on safety issues in other underground utility work as well as specialty work such as excavation, tunneling, boring and site preparation.

Chair: Kathy Freeman, Executive Vice President, Safety, MCG Civil
Vice Chair: Kevin Turner, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA)

Highway & Transportation Subcommittee

The Highway and Transportation Subcommittee actively monitors and promotes work zone safety and safety concerns for contractors involved in building, maintaining, and improving transportation infrastructure.

Chair: Doug Donegan, Group Safety Director, Granite
Vice Chair: Jaime Castillo, Corporate Safety Director at Mountain States Constructors Inc

Open Forum: Peer Review & Discussion (continued)

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

Fundamentals of a Sustainability Plan Specific to Construction

Fernando Arias, Director of Sustainability, Clark Construction
Amanda Atkinson, VP, Sustainable Services, Holder Construction Company
Julia Gisewite, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction Company
Julianne Laue, Director of Building Performance, Mortenson Construction

Contractors are increasingly receiving requests from owners for their sustainability plan, and we expect this trend to grow.  This session will help you start preparing for these requests now. Hear from your peers on key factors to consider when building a sustainability plan. What are the “must haves” for a sustainability plan? What are examples of achievable sustainability goals?  How do you get buy-in from senior staff as well as your colleagues?  What are some tools that can help you on this path?

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

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8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

OSHA’s General Duty Clause: How It Is Used by OSHA To Issue Citations In The Construction Industry

Howard A. Mavity, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
James J. Sullivan, Jr., Co-Chair, OSHA-Workplace Safety Practice, Cozen O’Connor

With OSHA announcing its intention to utilize the statute’s general duty clause to issue citations against employers pursuant to its recently published Heat Illness National Emphasis Program, construction-industry employers have several questions regarding OSHA’s discretion and use of the general duty clause. (“GDC”).  Howard Mavity from Fisher & Phillips and Jim Sullivan from Cozen O’Connor and former Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (“OSHRC”) will review:

  • How the clause is currently being used by OSHA;
  • OSHA’s instructions to its compliance officers regarding its use;
  • OSHA’s burden of proof when using the GDC;
  • What is considered a “recognized” hazard;
  • When is a hazard “reasonably foreseeable”;
  • When is OSHA not permitted to use the GDC;
  • Recent significant cases, including OSHRC’s landmark heat stress/illness GDC decision in A.H. Sturgill Roofing, Inc. in 2019.

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Networking Break & Visit With Exhibitors 

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9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

In-House Environmental Managers Meeting

Add-on Course (see Special Events tab)

AGC is pleased to offer a series of roundtable discussions exclusively for in-house environmental managers at general construction firms.

The discussions are highly interactive and intended for environmental managers at general construction firms, though, participants’ job titles could be project managers, sustainability managers or risk managers. This meeting is not open to outside industry consultants, though they are welcome and encouraged to register for the FULL Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference or the Environmental Education Track ONLY.

AGC will poll participants in advance of the meeting to identify the topics and discussion leaders. Although highly educational, there are no formal presentations. The meeting is meant to foster peer-to-peer learning and discussion of the unique opportunities, situations and challenges for environmental professionals working “in-house” at a construction firm.

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Normalizing Conversation on Mental Health in the Workplace

Dr. Ricky McShane, Owner and Director, Occucare International

This session will provide insight and suggestions for generating healthy conversation pertaining to mental health to build awareness and a safe space for employees to ask for help, ask questions, or talk about their struggles and concerns.

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Smart Observations – Identify and Eliminate Risk with Data Analytics

Douglas Ware, Vice President of Risk Management, Suffolk Construction
Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Vice President, Customer Success & Experience, Newmetrix

In this innovative talk, participants will learn a new method of gathering leading indicators of risk by moving beyond static checklist to performing “smart observations,” and how to use these and other operational data to develop predictive models to identify and remove risk. Participants will be walked through a case study of how Suffolk and Newmetrix partnered to develop this new observation method analyzing with more than 12 centuries of construction data. Participants will discover how using the data they are already capturing can be used to power safety observation, improve engagement, and help eliminate risk on the construction projects.

Engaging the Entire Project Team in Improving Safety Through Prevention Through Design

Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director, Dodge Data & Analytics
Bill Wright, Director of Communications, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
Anette Balestrand Tower, Project Manager, Erland Construction, Inc.

Making projects safer for construction workers should begin before a project breaks ground, but to do so effectively can require engagement from the entire project team. This session will utilize research from Dodge Data & Analytics and CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training that examines the prevalence of specific approaches to building design that make the process of construction safer, as well as the drivers of and barriers to wider engagement with safety during design, often referred to as Prevention through Design. This research includes both an extensive industry survey and detailed interviews of practitioners, and its findings will help session participants better understand how to work with project team members, from owners to designers, to prioritize safety from early design so construction job sites are safer.

Anette Balestrand Tower, project manager at Erland Construction, will then discuss specific projects that have involved implementing Prevention through Design. She will provide an on-the-ground perspective about how using these practices on projects improves safety, how to include collaboration with subcontractors early in the process and to create partnerships with the design team, the challenges of implementing them in the construction industry, and the overall benefits of increasing awareness of safety throughout the project lifecycle, not just during construction. Her experiences will also improve understanding of how companies and projects can benefit from greater engagement with Prevention through Design.

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch & Learn: AGC Construction Economic Update: Labor, Materials, and Supply-chain Challenges

Sponsored by:

Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America

Contractors in most regions and business segments are busy. But they continue to be plagued by challenges brought on by the pandemic, as well as the war in Ukraine and other factors: high and fast-changing materials costs, supply shortages and delivery delays, and a tight labor market. What should you expect in the next several months? AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson will present the latest evidence, along with his own predictions.

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

From Hard Hats to Helmets – The Evolution of Head Protection

Seth Randall, CSP, CHST, Regional Safety Director, Clark Construction Group
George J. Stallings, CPMR, QSSP, VP Sales, Sales Solutions Inc
Stacey Simmons, National Account Manager, Bullard
Diana Jones, Senior Director, Technical Programs & Development, International Safety Equipment Association

Mandatory helmet policies may be coming to a jobsite near you! Join us for a discussion about the reasons behind this movement, the differences between hard hats and helmets, and the various standards that apply (Type I, Type II, etc.). We will also be discussing the future of the ANSI Z89.1 standard for industrial head protection.

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Networking Break & Visit With Exhibitors 

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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Government Subcommittee Meeting

The Government Subcommittee reviews and keeps abreast of the latest regulatory and legislative activity on both the national and local levels. Although there is a specific emphasis on national/federal activities, through member and chapter safety professionals’ involvement, state/local issues will also be discussed. The Government Subcommittee also encompasses the Silica and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Task Forces which meet to discuss issues respective to each area/topic. 

Chair: Jim Goss, Safety Consultant, HCSS
Vice Chair: John Isham, Senior Director, Safety and Health, UECI
Vice Chair: Adam Stone, Director of HS&E, IEA Constructors

Emerging Safety Professionals Subcommittee Meeting

The Emerging Safety Professionals Subcommittee promotes professional development with the primary focus on developing and implementing a mentoring program for new safety and health professionals.

Chair: Matt Clarke, Safety Manager, TDIndustries

Session Title: So, You’re New to Safety – Tips and Techniques to be a Better Safety Professional

Description: This interactive session will help improve the effectiveness of individuals who are new to the safety role, as well as experienced safety professionals. The presentation includes tips and techniques from experienced safety pros; what makes them effective, what they wished they knew early in their careers, and their advice for new safety professionals.

Speaker: Mark A. Hoffman, CSP, Safety and Health Director, Rudolph Libbe Inc

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum

The mental health and suicide prevention forum provides a safe space where construction industry stakeholders can gather to share success stories, challenges, and seek/share resources and best practices.

Co-Chair: Mandi Kime, Safety Director, AGC of Washington
Co-Chair: Brandon Anderson, VP of Safety, AGC of Missouri

Open Forum: Peer Review & Discussion

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices.

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Government Subcommittee Meeting (continued)

The Government Subcommittee reviews and keeps abreast of the latest regulatory and legislative activity on both the national and local levels. Although there is a specific emphasis on national/federal activities, through member and chapter safety professionals’ involvement, state/local issues will also be discussed. The Government Subcommittee also encompasses the Silica and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Task Forces which meet to discuss issues respective to each area/topic. 

Chair: Jim Goss, Safety Consultant, HCSS
Vice Chair: John Isham, Senior Director, Safety and Health, UECI
Vice Chair: Adam Stone, Director of HS&E, IEA Constructors

Session Title: OSHA Directorate of Construction Update

Description: This session will review 2021 enforcement trends and statistics for construction, discuss the latest developments at OSHA and how those developments impact the construction industry, and discuss what to expect at OSHA over the next several months.

Speaker: Scott Ketcham, CSP, Director, Directorate of Construction, OSHA, U.S. DOL

Emerging Safety Professionals Subcommittee Meeting (continued)

The Emerging Safety Professionals Subcommittee promotes professional development with the primary focus on developing and implementing a mentoring program for new safety and health professionals. 

Chair: Matt Clarke, Safety Manager, TDIndustries

Session Title: How to Communicate: Taking a Genuine Safety Culture Approach

Description: As Safety Professionals preparing to enter an industry, it is vital that your communication is paramount. Learning to communicate and how to manage the conversation(s), is key to becoming successful in a craft-based industry. We will discuss challenges, failures, successes and recommendations for how you can walk into this industry, and be as successful as possible, from day one.

Speaker: Sean M. Blakemore, CSP, CHST, Regional Safety Manager, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Open Forum: Peer Review & Discussion (continued)

The Open Forum sessions provide an opportunity for open discussion on current issues, trends and practices. 

Chair: Tim Kuykendall, Corporate Safety Director, The Beck Group

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Attendee Debrief

AGC of America takes the personal and professional development of our attendees seriously. Whether you are a first-time or a regular attendee, we want to hear about your experiences over the last two days – what worked for you and what didn’t? Please join us for this informal gathering moderated by members of the safety and health steering committees, the group that curates the lineup of educational and networking opportunities available to you at the conference.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Beer & Wine Social

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Registration Open

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Environmental Steering Committee Meeting

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Update on Current Issues from the NIOSH Construction Safety and Health Program

Douglas Trout, MD, Medical Officer, NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is OSHA’s sister agency and is the sole Federal government agency responsible for occupational safety and health research.  The NIOSH Construction Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, academia, professional organizations, and other government organizations to improve safety and health for construction workers. After presenting some brief background on the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) and the NORA Construction Sector Council, this presentation will provide a current update on Program activities addressing health and safety issues such as:

  • Leading causes of injury and death among construction workers and workplaces including falls and struck-by incidents
  • Exposure to excessive heat and other issues related to climate
  • Mental health issues (including suicide), substance use disorders, and issues related to impairment
  • Research on emerging issues such as use of exoskeletons and robotics in construction workplaces

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Networking Break & Visit with Exhibitors

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9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Avoiding Whistleblower Claims Under EHS Statutes

Adele Abrams, Esq., ASP, CMSP, President, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC

Whistleblower protection enforcement is up in the Biden Administration, with potential civil and even criminal exposure for managers and EHS professionals. This session covers the key aspects of anti-retaliation protections under the OSH Act, the Mine Act, and key environmental and transportation statutes. The program will clarify what is “protected activity” and what is “adverse action” significant enough to result in claims against the employer and even agents of management. New protections enforceable by OSHA under the E-recordkeeping rules, relating to drug testing and safety incentive programs, will be discussed and how this are an alternative to Section 11(c) statutory claims.

The use of National Emphasis Program outreach to inform workers of their rights will be addressed. The private right of action issue under the Mine Act, and pending legislation to extend this to OSHA claims and to strengthen whistleblower statutes will be explored. The speaker will also address new collaborative efforts to protect workers rights by the US Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board, and novel “interference” actions arising from workplace policies, discipline and training. Ways to avoid discrimination claims under the major EHS laws and for managing complaint investigations will be offered in a solutions-oriented presentation that uses case studies to illustrate pitfalls and best practices.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

OSHA’s Federal Heat Standard ANPRM

Andrew Levinson, MPH, Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. DOL

Join us for an update on the Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings ANPRM as well as the work the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health (NACOSH) is doing in this area.

11:45 AM 

Open Forum Discussion & Meeting Wrap-Up

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