Safety Leadership Conference

The Construction Association of Michigan has teamed up with the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Oakland Community College to provide a one-day conference specifically designed for leaders with a responsibility for employee safety. Company owners, top executives, safety managers, and human resource personnel will all find value in the diverse range of topics available. This world-class collection of qualified presenters offers the best talent this area has ever seen.

Friday, December 6, 2019
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845

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Join us on December 6th, in Building F, for only $125 per person – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OF $100 IF REGISTERED BY NOVEMBER 1st! Registration includes breakfast and lunch,  your choice of three workshops, and a lively panel discussion with safety leaders representing all industries. Register online below or download the event registration form here.

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Overnight Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Auburn Hills South 

Reservation Instructions:
To reserve a room for this event, click the link below, or call the number below and give them the event ID as CAMTEC. The room rate for the event is $109.99

Book by November 28, 2019 to receive this discounted price.

Phone: 248-533-8312
Link: CAMTEC Holiday Inn Express Auburn Hills South Reservations

2019 Conference Schedule

   8:00 a.m.  Registration & Breakfast
   8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
   9:00 a.m.          Breakout Sessions (details and registration below)
   10:15 a.m. Leadership Panel Discussion
   11:45 a.m. Lunch
   12:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions (details and registration below)
   2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (details and registration below)

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Executive Track

9:00 a.m. Optimizing Relationships as a Safety Issue- Cultivating Communication & Trust


Sarah Brabbs, M.A. Owner- Optimizing Relationships


In today’s world maintaining good relationships is a necessary precursor to being successful in your business and human endeavors; we constantly communicate with our customers, employees, communities, and networks, all the time. Because of this, becoming the best you can be at communication and relationships gives you a competitive edge. In Sarah’s presentation you’ll learn to unpack how you see others and yourself, to more effectively have difficult conversations, how you can be more aware of and change unhealthy communication behaviors, and better navigate challenging communicative situations you find yourself in.

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12:45 p.m. Advanced Fall Protection

Jethro Roemer
Fall Protection Specialist- Michigan
3M Personal Safety Division

Dustin Schneider
Business Development/Sales Training Manager
3M Fall Protection


Horizontal Lifelines are a useful tool for providing access and anchor point flexibility in the workplace.  Understanding the rules, regulations, and forces that dictate how these systems can be use are critical to ensuring they are being used correctly and providing your teams the level of safety you expect from them.  This class will help untangle the confusion around the requirement for a Qualified Person, help you understand the forces involved, identify common problems, and have a better understanding of general Horizontal Lifeline Awareness.

2:00 p.m. DOT Compliance

Brian McCon
Senior Risk Engineering Consultant
Zurich North America


After attending this session the attendee will have an understanding of the current state of fleet safety and safety on the roadways, have an understanding the different types of fleets that they may have, and understand when they may be subject to DOT regulations and what regulations they may have to follow. Finally a discussion on safety programs and moving a fleet safety program from good, to better and beyond.

Construction Track

9:00 a.m. MIFACE- Construction Fatalities

Debra A. Chester, MS
Industrial Hygienist/MIFACE Field Investigator
Michigan State University


Since 2001, the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (MIFACE) program tracks all work-related fatalities in Michigan. The Construction industry has frequently had the highest number of work-related fatalities and one of the higher fatality incidence rates. Knowing the causes of a work-related injury and fatality is necessary to target prevention activities. The presentation will briefly describe the MIFACE program, will share 17 years of construction work-related fatality data, and highlight several MIFACE investigations of construction work-related deaths. Learning outcomes anticipated: MIFACE resources explained, an increased awareness of the causes of construction work-related deaths, and prevention activities an employer may take to minimize the likelihood of a work-related construction injury/death.  Anticipated participant level of competency: beginner to intermediate. Industry path: all attendees.

12:45 a.m. Drones in Construction

Andrew Wolfe- Owner
Drone Brothers


It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, its Andrew Wolfe and his drones.  Drones are in the process of revolutionizing the Construction Industry.  Learn what to look for when selecting a drone service provider.   Learn how the aerial assets that drones collect can not only make your job sites safer, but can also keep all stakeholders informed on the progress of the site.  You will learn how drones are being used to capture progress photos, progress videos and progress mapping.  We will also cover the latest features and upgrades to show how drones can help with cut-fill and stockpile volumetrics at a fraction of the cost of traditional measurement and in less time.  Drones are what you call a WIN-WIN on every job site.

2:00 p.m. ANSI/SAIA Update to A92 Stnadards for Aerial Work Platforms

Steve Wozniak- Product Support Specialist/Safety Administrator
Cloverdale Equipment Company


This program will provide an overview to the changes to the A92 standards published on December 20, 2018. Participants will look at how the A92.2 equipment designs effect the use of the equipment to perform work at heights. Participants will learn about safe use, risk assessment and user requirements to develop a safety program to meet Safe Use standards. Additional topics touched on include occupant and supervisor training requirements.

General Industry Track

9:00 a.m. ISO 45001: Occupational Safety & Health Management Systems

Gregory G. Zigulis, CSP, CIH, CHSP, MBA
Sixth Sense Safety Solutions


Many people have heard about “systems thinking” and know that a “risk based” approach is incorporated into the new ISO management systems standards including ISO 45001. General familiarity with this standard is rising and many companies are investigating its value. Join Greg for an overview of key points of the standard, discussion of common questions, and sharing of practical implementation considerations and suggestions.

12:45 p.m. Developing an Electrical Safe Work Program

Robert Nicholson- NFPA-70E (CESCP)
Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional
JDRM Engineering, Inc.


Developing an Electrical Safe Work Practice program for your company can be daunting. Attend this session for an easy to follow road map to success that will help protect Qualified Electrical Employees with job scopes involving energized electrical systems to meet MIOSHA part 40 and 33. Your presenter is a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, a former Master Electrician and a survivor of an Arc Flash incident — his life mission is to ensure no one else experiences what he endured. When you leave this entertaining and enlightening presentation you will have a solid foundation to keep your employees safe, based on 40+ years of inside industry knowledge. In 1976, OSHA requested help from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to develop employee electrical safety standards. This presentation will help you bridge that gap. Attendees will be provided access to a Safety Program Evaluation Excel Spreadsheet which you can use to determine where their internal safety program currently stands in relation to the regulations as well as next steps for the safety of their employees as well as compliance.

2:00 p.m. MIOSHA Parts 42 & 430 - HAZCOM for Construction

Anthony R. Smykla
Industrial Hygienist


In the constantly changing work environment of a construction site, ensuring that workers understand the hazards of the chemicals they are exposed to poses a significant challenge. This presentation will discuss how to comply with MIOSHA Hazard Communication Standards applicable to construction, and will include best practices for effective hazard communication on construction sites.

Safety Fundamentals Track

9:00 a.m. Basics of Fall Protection

Carl Granger
Safety Director- Woods Construction & Interiors


Did you know that falls in the workplace account for over 36% of workplace fatalities? This “back to basics” fall protection class will review both types of workplace hazards that may lead to these fall-related fatalities as well as the OSHA rules and basic fall protection and fall prevention strategies that will help keep employees working safer. There is no reason for falls to be one of OSHA’s “Focus Four” any more!

12:45 p.m. Confined Space Programs

Lisa Macauley
Owner- Proficient Training & Consulting


This course provides an overview of the MIOSHA CS Part 35 Standard: Confined Spaces in Construction. This basic level training defines OSHA/MIOSHA Terminology and requirements, permit procedures, roles and responsibilities before and during work in confined spaces in the construction industry. Participants will also learn about typical confined space hazards, atmospheric monitoring, training, and emergency rescue requirements.

2:00 p.m. Respiratory Protection

Jason Anglin
Safety Director- Christman Constructors


Employers that identify respiratory hazards within the work place must protect their employees. If an employer chooses to use respirators to control a hazard they must develop a written program and; train, medically evaluate and fit test the workers that use them. This program covers the necessary basics to implement and administer a respirator program. During the course the instructor will address identifying respiratory hazards in the work place, establishing control methods and some of the necessary elements of a safe, compliant and successful respirator program.

Sponsor Spots for 2019 Are Available!

Participants will have time to meet with the exhibitors, participate in a door prize raffle, and discuss the latest innovations. The exhibitor layout ensures that attendees will continually be moving through the exhibit space to provide ample opportunities for exhibitors to and conference attendees time to build relationships.

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Event Sponsor: $525

Includes: Includes two admissions for lunch, tabletop display at event, half-page brochure ad (4″ H x 7.5″ W), signage in registration area, sponsor logo on screen in session rooms, sponsorship mentioned by the emcee during the program, and sponsor logo on pre-event marketing materials.

Lunch Sponsor: $400
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Includes: Includes two admissions for lunch, signage at break station, half-page brochure ad (4″ H x 7.5″ W), sponsor logo on screen in session rooms, and sponsorship mentions by the emcee during the program.

Tabletop Display Sponsor: $250

Includes: Tabletop display at event, one admission for lunch, business card display ad (2″ H x 3.5″ W), opportunity to provide door prize for lunchtime raffle, and access to 150+ safety professionals.

Conference Program Advertising Opportunities:

  • Business Card Ad: $75 (2″ H x 3.5″ W)
  • Half-Page Ad: $125 (4″ H x 7.5″ W)
  • Full-Page Ad: $250 (8.5″ H x 7.5″ W)


Jason Griffin

(248) 972-1141