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Global Center for Safety Initiative


7:45-8:45 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast – CAVC Atrium


OPENING SESSIONCAVC 351     Moderator: Mark J. Grushka, C.S.P.

8:45-9:00 am

Welcome from ASU

G. Edward Gibson, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, ASU

9:00-9:45 am

Keynote Speech 1

G. Scott Earnest, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P., Deputy Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH Research in Controlling Hazards in the Construction Industry

9:45-10: 00 am

Questions and Answers

10:00-10:45 am

Keynote Speech 2

James T. Swanson, President/CEO Kitchell

A Culture of Trust

10:45-11:00 am

Questions and Answers

11:00-11:45 am

Keynote Speech 3

Jeffrey W. Vincoli, C.S.P., Director Compliance at Welded Construction

Incident Prevention in Construction through Design and Planning  

11:45 am-12:00 pm

Questions and Answers

12:00-1:00 pm


1:00-1:30 pm

Keynote Speech 4

Rod Simmons, Ph.D., C.S.P., Associate Professor at The Petroleum Institute
(Khalifa University of Science and Technology), UAE.
Immediate-Past President of the International System Safety Society

HSE Through Design in the Engineering Curricula: Gateway to Transforming the Corporate Engineering Culture



Hazard Reduction Through Pre-Construction Planning

CAVC 351

Moderator: Steven Ayer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at Arizona State University


Driving Safety into Corporate Culture

CAVC 359

Moderator: Jessie Atencio,

Director, Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)

1:30-2:15 pm

David Grau, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at Arizona State University

Design and Planning Opportunities for Effectively Minimizing Worker Exposure to Cumulative Health Hazards

Jack Toellner, P.E. C.S.P.

Toellner Consulting, LLC

Strategies for Improving and Maintaining Safety, Health, and Environmental Performance

2:15-3:00 pm

Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor at Arizona State University

Intelligent Data-Driven Safety Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems through Big Data Analytics and Human Computation

Tim Van Wieren, C.R.S.P.

Senior Vice President, Global HSE, SNC-Lavalin

Inputs to delivering a successful project

3:00-3:30 pm


3:30-5:00 pm




Moderator: Rob Berryman, American Contractors Insurance Group
Panelists: Greg Prentice, Reseco; Erich Pach, Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC / INSURICA; and
Ryan M. Passey, Lovitt & Touche

5:00-6:30 pm




CAVC Atrium


All workshop attendees are invited to attend.