National Center for Construction Education & Research
Council Leadership Updates:
September 1 2016: Please join us in extending congratulations to our very own Dean McKenzie for being selected as director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction. The official announcement posted on September 1st.
July 18, 2016: Long-time Safety Committee member, Ron Sokol was appointed by Labor Secretary Perez to serve as the Public Representative on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). There are only two public spots.
OSHA Update – Dean McKenzie (OSHA Directorate of Construction)
Dean presented a slide of Construction Industry Statistics from OSHA, including the following data:
Dean shared the Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Construction Violations in 2015:
Best Practices Share Presentations
Lance Simons (The Haskell Company) presented on safety metrics and data collection. His presentation focused on Haskell’s implementation of Safety Net data and how to more effectively use safety analytics to improve communication and processes.
Ralph Riley (S&B Engineers & Constructors, Ltd.) gave a presented entitled “Continuous Improvement as a Mobile Workforce Company,” which focused on the evolution of S&B’s internal safety initiatives over the past decade and the implementation of a proprietary behavioral-based observation program.
Scott Leonard (Willis Towers Watson) presented on the influence of data and analytics on insurance rates and terms for contractors. Scott’s presentation emphasized the concept that contractors should strive to better understand the meaning behind safety metrics and take a proactive approach to educating their insurance carriers about the efforts the contractor is making to mitigate risk.
Drone Research Study – Dr. Masoud Gheisari (UF Rinker School of Construction Management)
Dr. Gheisari is the Director of the Human-Centered Technology in Construction (HCTC) Lab at the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Construction Management. Dr. Gheisari shared his findings as to how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can be utilized in construction applications:
Dr. Gheisari overviewed his research study on the use of drones in construction safety, or “UAS4Safety”:
Byron Ables, Enterprise Products
Gary Affolter, Construction Craft Academy
Michael Burnette, Colonial Pipeline Co.
Kelley Cabrera, Flint Hills Resources
Keith Campbell, L.E. Bell Construction Company Incorporated
Andrea Chamblin, Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Dennis Condon, Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
Michael Courville, Shell Pipeline Co. LP
Rick Dorsett, ISNetworld
Twila Everett, MasTec, Inc.
Paul Fontenot II, Safety Advantage, LLC
Paula Gates-Rippe, ONEOK Partners Intermediate Limited Partnership
Steve Greene, NCCER
Trobi Hall, Sunoco Pipeline L.P.
Lisa Hartnup, Praxair Services, Inc.
Kimberly Joy-Harris, Enbridge Pipelines, Inc.
Kerry Kaminski, Corrpro Companies Incorporated
Mark Madison, Snelson Companies, Inc.
Richard Moe, Jomax Construction Co., Inc.
Dannie Moore, Quality Integrated Services, Inc. - Guymon, OK
Roberto Ortega, BP America
Tom Pickthall, Enhance Co., Inc.
Jay Prothro, PHMSA
Megan Quickle, Thorco USA
David Reeder, EMS USA, Inc.
Anthony Saucier, Phillips 66
Cameron Strother, Southland Safety, LLC
Lance Simons (Chair), The Haskell Company
Cole Davis (Vice Chair), Nova Group Inc.
Ted Blanton, Sr., NACB Group, Inc.
Kevin Cannon, The Associated General Contractors of America
David Cook, CSP, CHMM, Safety Solutions and Supply
Tim Eldridge, SEAA
Mark Elliot, Kiewit Energy Group/TIC
Bob Fitzgerald, PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc.
Paul Fontenot II, CSP, Safety Advantage
Mike Fredebeil, Willis Towers Watson
Steve Greene, NCCER
Fritz Kin, CSP, CET, CHMM, Marathon Petroleum Company LP
Scott Knowlen, Cianbro Corporation
Scott Leonard, QSP, ALM, Willis Towers Watson
Dean McKenzie, OSHA Directorate of Construction
Scott Mims, Sundt Construction
Mike Powers, Tri-City Electrical Contractors Inc.
Brett Richardson, Amec Foster Wheeler
Ralph Riley, S & B Engineers and Constructors Ltd.
Dave Roberson, Zachry Construction Corp.
Ronald Sokol, Safety Council of Texas City
Cameron Strother, Southland Safety LLC
Jose Velasquez, ISNetworld
Russell Walters, Ph.D., P.E., M E Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, U of F
Steve Wiltshire, Associated Builders and Contractors