Conference Program

Monday
2022-01-17
Tuesday
2022-01-18
Wednesday
2022-01-19
Thursday
2022-01-20
12:30 - 18:30 (EST)
Pre Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Course

Do you want to offer more to your company and upgrade your trainer skills?  Join us for a free Pre-Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Training Course. Complete approximately 12 hours of provided online training, then participate in 2 classroom sessions Pre-Conference (Monday, January 17, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) to obtain initial certification as an ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor!

Required coursework will come directly from Rescue-One and needs to be completed prior to the conference.

Registration for these sessions is limited to 12 students, so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

13:00 - 17:00 (EST)
Confined Spaces in Construction Competent Person Qualification Course

Are you looking to become competent in overseeing safe confined space entry, or are you in need of a great refresher class on the subject? Join instructor and long-time MCAA friend and colleague George Stallings of Sales Solutions to qualify as a confined spaces in construction competent person.

Registration for this session is limited, so register now before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

09:00 - 12:00 (EST)
Pre Conference CPR/AED Instructor Renewal/Update

Did you take an ASHI Instructor Course at a previous MCAA Safety Directors’ Conference?  Do you need to renew your Instructor Status?  Join us Pre-Conference, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to:  Indicate your intent to renew your instructor status;  participate in a group session to review skills; get information about 2022 Science Guidelines Updates; learn about new processes for ordering certification cards; and preview materials for teaching Advanced Bleeding Control and Narcan Administration.

Required coursework will come directly from Rescue-One and needs to be completed prior to the conference.

Registration for these sessions is limited to 12 students, so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

09:00 - 12:00 (EST)
Pre Conference CPR/AED Provider Course

Have you ever wanted to learn how to perform life-saving CPR and proper AED use?  Do you want to refresh your skills or knowledge?  Join us for a free Pre-Conference CPR/AED Provider Course.  Class will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  Students will learn and practice CPR/AED and Choking Relief skills.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a CPR/AED certification card valid for 2 years.

Required coursework will come directly from Rescue-One and needs to be completed prior to the conference.

Registration for these sessions is limited to 12 students, so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

09:00 - 12:00 (EST)
Pre Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Course (Cont.)

Do you want to offer more to your company and upgrade your trainer skills?  Join us for a free Pre-Conference CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor Training Course. Complete approximately 12 hours of provided online training, then participate in 2 classroom sessions Pre-Conference (Monday, January 17, 2022, 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) to obtain initial certification as an ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor!

Required coursework will come directly from Rescue-One and needs to be completed prior to the conference.

Registration for these sessions is limited to 12 students, so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

12:00 (EST)
General Registration
12:30 - 12:45 (EST)
First Time Attendee Orientation
13:00 (EST)
Kickoff

MCAA President Armand Kilijian will welcome attendees and provide perspective on MCAA’s safety initiative and its value to contractors and the industry. MCAA welcomes our UA members to the conference, and notes that there is nothing more important than the safety of everyone working in our companies and on our jobsites.

Speakers
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Armand Kilijian
President, O'Brien Mechanical, Inc. II | President of MCAA
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
Breakout 1A: Fall Protection Solutions for Unique Mechanical Service Applications

Don will review common situations encountered by mechanical service contractors where fall protection equipment is likely needed. During this review Don will review possible solutions along with relevant OSHA standards. Don will also review past projects where unique or difficult situations presented themselves and how his team was able to overcome them by providing customized products and/or training. This will be an open presentation where attendees are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the presenter throughout the presentation. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
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Don Thompson
Director of Engineered Systems, Guardian Fall Protection (ESG)
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
Breakout 1A: Industrial Hygiene for Mechanical Industry Safety Professionals

Mechanical contractors will work in a variety of environments and can potentially encounter occupational health risks.  Industrial hygiene can help with the identification, anticipation, and control of these occupational health risks.  This session will share strategies for how to identify and manage some of the more common occupational health risks such  as welding fumes, noise, and solvents while also addressing less common exposures such as mold and legionella. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
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Paul Allen, CIH, CSP, ARM, CRIS, AOEE
Risk Control Consulting Director for Industrial Hygiene, CNA
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
Breakout 1A: Current Legal State of Marijuana & Opioids in the Workplace

The majority of Americans now live where marijuana is legally sold, and many more are viewing it as a non-lethal alternative to opiates for pain management. Opioid addiction and overdoses on the job are adversely impacting employers, as well as workers and their families, yet from a drug testing perspective, they may be encouraged over cannabis for treatment of work-related pain. The convergence of these factors presents a landmine for employers in structuring their substance abuse prevention and drug testing programs, particularly in multi-state operations. Drug testing laws continue to evolve as well, through legislation and voter referenda, along with continued trends toward legalization of medical (and recreational cannabis) and even other “illegal” drugs in some states (e.g., “magic” mushrooms for treatment of depression). There have also been legal developments in requiring employer reimbursement for cannabis used for worker’s comp injury treatment, and federal legalization efforts are gaining momentum. Drug testing laws are also changing, in states such as VA and NV and even in cities including NYC and Philadelphia. Now Amazon has stopped most testing for cannabis. What’s an employer to do? This session will address the changing landscape for substance abuse prevention in the workplace, and how this relates to improved mental health for workers.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
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Adele Abrams
Attorney and Occupational Safety Professional, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
Breakout 1A: Deep Dive Into Current Mechanical Industry Loss Trends

The risks facing the Construction Industry are varied and constantly changing. CNA’s Construction Team understands how the Mechanical Contractor’s loss trends are affected by supply chain issues, resiliency of the workforce, project pace, and more.  Understanding these evolving exposures and vulnerabilities will allow us to remain responsive and flexible and help you mitigate these risks to stay ahead of the curve. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
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Corey Rimmer, ARM, CRIS, RRE
Assistant Vice President of Risk Control Construction Segment, CNA
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
Breakout 1A: Worker Wellness to Enhance Jobsite Safety

Today, successful companies are recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to addressing the total health and wellbeing of their employees and how it can impact not only employee engagement, but employee safety on the jobsite.  This engaging session will explore the relationship non-traditional wellness programs have on employee safety through understanding the importance of an employee’s financial, social, and workplace wellbeing.  This session will also explore the impact this approach can have on a company’s ability to attract, retain, and ultimately engage key talent to support the company’s overall success.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
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Keith Wheeler
President & CHRO, HR Resources of the Carolinas, LLC
14:40 - 15:40 (EST)
Breakout 1B: Fall Protection Solutions for Unique Mechanical Service Applications

Don will review common situations encountered by mechanical service contractors where fall protection equipment is likely needed. During this review Don will review possible solutions along with relevant OSHA standards. Don will also review past projects where unique or difficult situations presented themselves and how his team was able to overcome them by providing customized products and/or training. This will be an open presentation where attendees are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the presenter throughout the presentation. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 1B: Fall Protection Solutions for Unique Mechanical Service Applications image
Don Thompson
Director of Engineered Systems, Guardian Fall Protection (ESG)
14:40 - 15:40 (EST)
Breakout 1B: Industrial Hygiene for Mechanical Industry Safety Professionals

Mechanical contractors will work in a variety of environments and can potentially encounter occupational health risks.  Industrial hygiene can help with the identification, anticipation, and control of these occupational health risks.  This session will share strategies for how to identify and manage some of the more common occupational health risks such  as welding fumes, noise, and solvents while also addressing less common exposures such as mold and legionella. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 1B: Industrial Hygiene for Mechanical Industry Safety Professionals image
Paul Allen, CIH, CSP, ARM, CRIS, AOEE
Risk Control Consulting Director for Industrial Hygiene, CNA
14:40 - 15:40 (EST)
Breakout 1B: Current Legal State of Marijuana & Opioids in the Workplace

The majority of Americans now live where marijuana is legally sold, and many more are viewing it as a non-lethal alternative to opiates for pain management. Opioid addiction and overdoses on the job are adversely impacting employers, as well as workers and their families, yet from a drug testing perspective, they may be encouraged over cannabis for treatment of work-related pain. The convergence of these factors presents a landmine for employers in structuring their substance abuse prevention and drug testing programs, particularly in multi-state operations. Drug testing laws continue to evolve as well, through legislation and voter referenda, along with continued trends toward legalization of medical (and recreational cannabis) and even other “illegal” drugs in some states (e.g., “magic” mushrooms for treatment of depression). There have also been legal developments in requiring employer reimbursement for cannabis used for worker’s comp injury treatment, and federal legalization efforts are gaining momentum. Drug testing laws are also changing, in states such as VA and NV and even in cities including NYC and Philadelphia. Now Amazon has stopped most testing for cannabis. What’s an employer to do? This session will address the changing landscape for substance abuse prevention in the workplace, and how this relates to improved mental health for workers.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 1B: Current Legal State of Marijuana & Opioids in the Workplace image
Adele Abrams
Attorney and Occupational Safety Professional, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
14:40 - 15:40 (EST)
Breakout 1B: Deep Dive Into Current Mechanical Industry Loss Trends

The risks facing the Construction Industry are varied and constantly changing. CNA’s Construction Team understands how the Mechanical Contractor’s loss trends are affected by supply chain issues, resiliency of the workforce, project pace, and more.  Understanding these evolving exposures and vulnerabilities will allow us to remain responsive and flexible and help you mitigate these risks to stay ahead of the curve. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 1B: Deep Dive Into Current Mechanical Industry Loss Trends image
Corey Rimmer, ARM, CRIS, RRE
Assistant Vice President of Risk Control Construction Segment, CNA
14:40 - 15:40 (EST)
Breakout 1B: Worker Wellness to Enhance Jobsite Safety

Today, successful companies are recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to addressing the total health and wellbeing of their employees and how it can impact not only employee engagement, but employee safety on the jobsite.  This engaging session will explore the relationship non-traditional wellness programs have on employee safety through understanding the importance of an employee’s financial, social, and workplace wellbeing.  This session will also explore the impact this approach can have on a company’s ability to attract, retain, and ultimately engage key talent to support the company’s overall success.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 1A and Breakout 1B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 1B: Worker Wellness to Enhance Jobsite Safety image
Keith Wheeler
President & CHRO, HR Resources of the Carolinas, LLC
16:00 - 17:00 (EST)
Lessons from the Hijacking of the Maersk Alabama

For five days in April 2009, the world was glued to their TV screens as Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama when he was captured by Somali pirates who hijacked his ship, the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.  The hostage drama began on Wednesday, April 8th when a small band of pirates swung grappling hooks and climbed ropes from their skiff onto the Maersk Alabama, a container ship ferrying food aid to East Africa. On the bridge, the pirates held four sailors at gunpoint. To protect his crew, Captain Phillips made a conscious decision to put himself directly in harm’s way, knowing full well that he might pay the ultimate price for his decision. Amid the standoff, he offered himself as a hostage. Captain Phillips will shock you with his first hand experiences during this unprecedented event.

Speakers
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Captain Richard Phillips
Former Captain of Maersk Alabama | Public Speaker
17:00 - 20:30 (EST)
Opening Night Reception/Exhibit
06:30 - 07:45 (EST)
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00 (EST)
Radical Safety

Come and explore Radical Safety  with Olympian skier Vince Poscente. Radial Safety  is an approach that is the opposite of conventional wisdom. The more invested people are in the process, the stronger the Radical Safety Culture becomes. The neuroscience of performance, minimizing risk and safety has everything to do with how each of us aligns our conscious and subconscious mind. “When people change their minds, they change their results.”  

Speakers
Radical Safety image
Vince Poscente
Olympic Skier | Best Selling Author | Himalayan Expedition Leader
09:15 - 10:15 (EST)
Breakout 2A: Environmental Management for Mechanical Industry Safety Professionals

Environmental management is not easy to define. Barrow has acknowledged, it can refer to: a goal or vision; attempts to steer a process; the application of a set of tools; a philosophical exercise seeking to establish new perspectives towards the environment and human societies; and much more.  We, as safety professionals, focus our sights on those issues which violate OSHA, and other established rules, concerning the safety and health of the employee(s).  That is our charter.  That is our commitment to our employers.  But is it all we can do?  What about those little issues that are not “immediately” obvious because we do not have the “standard” in front of us?  The incidental spill of a perceived innocuous liquid which finds its way into the storm water system.  Your mission is to understand environmental management, what are the desired outcomes, what are the physical, economic, social, cultural and political constraints, and feasible options for achieving results.  

Nothing is Impossible.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Ralph Blessing, PhD
EHS Specialist
09:15 - 10:15 (EST)
Breakout 2A: Jobsite Security – Theft & Auto

STOP THIEF!!! While job site safety awareness can improve job performance, work productivity, quality and safety; theft of tools, machinery, equipment and automobiles can interfere with these improvements. This discussion will focus on the most popular types of stolen items along with who and how it is conducted and where does it go? Being aware of key conditions for theft and taking proactive and innovative steps can reduce your chances of being a victim.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Shawn Egan, M.S., CHST, CRIS
Risk Control Specialist , CNA Insurance
Breakout 2A: Jobsite Security – Theft & Auto image
Corey Rimmer, ARM, CRIS, RRE
Assistant Vice President of Risk Control Construction Segment, CNA
09:15 - 10:15 (EST)
Breakout 2A: The Current State of the OSHA ETS

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Lauren Rayner Davis, Esq.
Associate, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
09:15 - 10:15 (EST)
Breakout 2A: Mindfulness for Improving Worker Safety & Health

In this workshop we will explore different techniques for safety professionals to help them remain focused and embrace the concept of single-tasking as we discuss the need to move away from multi-tasking.  We will also examine ideas for helping our employees in the field remain mindful so they can return home safely while being more productive and happier in their tasks.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Rebecca Klein, COSM, COSS, CRIS, STS-C
Director of Risk Management, Pan-Pacific Mechanical
09:15 - 10:15 (EST)
Breakout 2A: Dash Cam Pros & Cons

Understanding the extent of their use and overcoming the challenges of their implementation. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Jeff Hixon, CRM, ALCM
Vice President, Loss Control
10:30 - 11:30 (EST)
Breakout 2B: Environmental Management for Mechanical Industry Safety Professionals

Environmental management is not easy to define. Barrow has acknowledged, it can refer to: a goal or vision; attempts to steer a process; the application of a set of tools; a philosophical exercise seeking to establish new perspectives towards the environment and human societies; and much more.  We, as safety professionals, focus our sights on those issues which violate OSHA, and other established rules, concerning the safety and health of the employee(s).  That is our charter.  That is our commitment to our employers.  But is it all we can do?  What about those little issues that are not “immediately” obvious because we do not have the “standard” in front of us?  The incidental spill of a perceived innocuous liquid which finds its way into the storm water system.  Your mission is to understand environmental management, what are the desired outcomes, what are the physical, economic, social, cultural and political constraints, and feasible options for achieving results.  

Nothing is Impossible.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Ralph Blessing, PhD
EHS Specialist
10:30 - 11:30 (EST)
Breakout 2B: Jobsite Security – Theft & Auto

STOP THIEF!!! While job site safety awareness can improve job performance, work productivity, quality and safety; theft of tools, machinery, equipment and automobiles can interfere with these improvements. This discussion will focus on the most popular types of stolen items along with who and how it is conducted and where does it go? Being aware of key conditions for theft and taking proactive and innovative steps can reduce your chances of being a victim.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 2B: Jobsite Security – Theft & Auto image
Shawn Egan, M.S., CHST, CRIS
Risk Control Specialist , CNA Insurance
Breakout 2B: Jobsite Security – Theft & Auto image
Corey Rimmer, ARM, CRIS, RRE
Assistant Vice President of Risk Control Construction Segment, CNA
10:30 - 11:30 (EST)
Breakout 2B: The Current State of the OSHA ETS

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 2B: The Current State of the OSHA ETS image
Lauren Rayner Davis, Esq.
Associate, Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
10:30 - 11:30 (EST)
Breakout 2B: Mindfulness for Improving Worker Safety & Health

In this workshop we will explore different techniques for safety professionals to help them remain focused and embrace the concept of single-tasking as we discuss the need to move away from multi-tasking.  We will also examine ideas for helping our employees in the field remain mindful so they can return home safely while being more productive and happier in their tasks.  

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
Breakout 2B: Mindfulness for Improving Worker Safety & Health image
Rebecca Klein, COSM, COSS, CRIS, STS-C
Director of Risk Management, Pan-Pacific Mechanical
10:30 - 11:30 (EST)
Breakout 2B: Dash Cam Pros & Cons

Understanding the extent of their use and overcoming the challenges of their implementation. 

This session will be given twice – during both the Breakout 2A and Breakout 2B time blocks.

Speakers
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Jeff Hixon, CRM, ALCM
Vice President, Loss Control
11:30 - 12:30 (EST)
Luncheon
12:45 - 15:00 (EST)
Open Topic Breakout Sessions
15:30 - 21:00 (EST)
Team Building Event: EPCOT (Italy Pavilion)

Meet for dinner and drinks at 7pm in the Italy Pavilion located within EPCOT. Stay for Disney’s magical fireworks display starting at 9pm.

06:30 - 07:45 (EST)
Breakfast
08:00 - 09:00 (EST)
Active Shooter… Stop the Bleed

Nicole and Lacey met while working for ARB, Inc. and are forever bonded through their experience at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. They will take you on their harrowing journey of running for their lives and the lessons they have learned from surviving the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Lacey will share her involvement as the National Spokesperson and Ambassador for Stop The Bleed. 

Gary follows Lacey and Nicole’s discussion on the Las Vegas experience, then transitions into Active Shooter Bleed Control and will provide a demonstration including tourniquet application. He will also address the bleed pack.

Speakers
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Lacey Newman & Nicole Aquilina
Route 91 Harvest Festival Las Vegas Survivors, Spokesperson & Ambassador for Stop the Bleed
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Gary Lumsden
Instructor, UA Local 250
09:10 - 09:20 (EST)
Announcement of the 2021 MILWAUKEE TOOL Safety Professional of the Year

The big moment: Justin Azbill, Director of National EHS, will announce the winner of the 2021 MILWAUKEE TOOL Safety Professional of the Year award!

09:20 - 11:00 (EST)
What’s Working for Your Colleagues
11:00 - 12:00 (EST)
The Secret Power of Safety Leaders

Safety professionals love to fix and solve problems, often with a hands on approach, but what if that is the worst choice you could make?  Enabling the dependency of your shareholders, workforce, and c-suite only makes you work harder and keeps you behind obstacles instead of leading the way. What if you mastered the magic power of coaching and lifting others to problem solve on their own instead of asking, waiting, and watching you fix their safety challenges?  Coaching your workforce, team and executives is one of the most influential leadership solutions available and we just don’t use it enough to work smarter not harder.  Move your thinking and actions forward using the knowledge, skills and abilities of those around you to make you more successful and a greater leader. 

Speakers
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Regina McMichael, CSP, CIT
President, The Learning Factory, Inc.
12:00 (EST)
Conference Concludes
13:00 - 15:30 (EST)
Post Conference – 1st Class – A.V.E.R.T. Active Shooter & Bleeding Control (Hands on Seminar/ Training)

Successful participates will receive certification from A.V.E.R.T.

Coursework will be required prior to conference, more information to come.

Registration for these sessions is limited to 15 students (first come, first serve), so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

Speakers
Post Conference – 1st Class – A.V.E.R.T. Active Shooter & Bleeding Control (Hands on Seminar/ Training) image
Gary Lumsden
Instructor, UA Local 250
16:00 - 18:30 (EST)
Post Conference – 2nd Class – A.V.E.R.T. Active Shooter & Bleeding Control (Hands on Seminar/ Training)

Successful participates will receive certification from A.V.E.R.T.

Coursework will be required prior to conference, more information to come.

Registration for these sessions is limited to 15 students (first come, first serve), so register now, before the Wednesday, December 29 cutoff.

Speakers
Post Conference – 2nd Class – A.V.E.R.T. Active Shooter & Bleeding Control (Hands on Seminar/ Training) image
Gary Lumsden
Instructor, UA Local 250
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