Tuesday, August 25th


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Opening Session Title: What It Takes to Have a High Functioning Safety Program

Speaker: Harvey Hammock, IES


10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session Title: Human Factors/Performance

Speaker: TBD, NFPA


10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session Title: NFPA 70E Overview

Speaker: Larry Ayers, Biz Com Electric, Inc.


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session Title: Silica Safety for Electricians

Speaker: Raffi Elchemmas, Milwaukee Tool


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session Title: Developing an Electrical Safety Plan

Speaker: Derek Vigstol, NFPA


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session Title: How to Audit Your Safety Program

Speaker: Pat Thomas, Thomas Loss Control Program


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session Title: Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition/ Lock-out Tag-out

Speaker: Ned Johns, IDEAL Industries


2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Session Title: Active Shooter

Speaker: Stephen Daniel, Houston Police Department


2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session Title: Process of Lock-out Tag-out

Speaker: Thomas Domitrovich, Eaton


Wednesday, August 26th


8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Closing Session Title: OSHA Regulatory and Compliance Update

Speaker: Phillip Russell, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C


10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session Title: Issue of Construction Industry Suicide and the Safety Implications for the Jobsite

Speaker: Stuart Binstock, United Rental


10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session Title: Work Involving Electrical Hazards

Speaker: Derek Vigstol, NFPA


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session Title: Safety Doesn’t Have Shortcuts – OSHA Update on Excavations and Cranes

Speaker: Jim Shelton, OSHA Region VI


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session Title: Arc Flash PPE: Work with Electrical Hazards

Speaker: Scott Margolin, Tyndale


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session Title: Innovations in Cable Pulling Safety

Speaker: Bill Fowler, Southwire Tools 


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Session Title: Incident Investigations

Speaker: Randy Mansell & Frank Neiro, CNA & Allied Electric