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MCA-KC Members—

As you know, the MCA-KC has been inviting members of SMACNA-KC to our bi-monthly Joint Safety Education Sessions, which have proven to be very successful from a participation standpoint. Thank you to all of those from your companies who have been able to participate. Recently, SMACNA has invited MCA members to team up with them as part of their “Young Executive Group” that meets on the last Thursday of every month. Below is information regarding the August meeting (all meetings are free). Although this one happens to focus on the topic of safety, the topics change each month and are really about younger contractor professionals networking with each other and how they can better help their companies. In fact, the purpose of these “Young Executive Meetings” is to serve as springboard for future leaders and successors to network and exchange ideas, establish strong relationships among young Kansas City area contractors, and enhance their professional development  and leadership skills. The meeting is only two hours a month (from 4:00-6:00 p.m.). If you have a representative(s) from your company who could benefit from this, please consider having them attend this session by clicking the link below or contacting C.J. at SMACNA below.



Presented by:   Richard Jones, BU Safety Director at Turner Construction

 Join SMACNA-KC’s Young Executive Committee as we host this FREE informative event.

 Date:              Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Time:             4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location:       1801 McGee, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO  64108, AIA Kansas City’s offices

 Snacks and Drinks will be provided!!

Please reply to this email if you would like to attend or click here to register on our website.

Turner Construction Company has a culture that promotes an injury-free environment and provides the safest workplace possible for our employees, subcontractors, clients and others who enter our construction sites. This presentation will include what the latest trends in construction are, along with what construction projects will look like in the next 10 years. One example of Turners leading the construction safety movement is their Building L.I.F.E.® (Living Injury Free Everyday) program, which strives to eliminate all worksite incidents through pre-planning construction activities with safety engagement commencing at project pursuit. These standards along with our policies, mandatory safety inspections and approximately 25 training programs have created the most comprehensive and effective safety organization in the construction industry today. Building L.I.F.E. is supported by four guiding principles:

1) Injuries are Preventable

2) Perform a Job Only if it is Safe

3) Working Safely is a Condition of Employment

4) Practice and Expect Safe Behavior Everywhere, Everyday

As a safety professional for 33 years, Richard has extensive knowledge in construction safety. Prior to joining Turner Construction Company as a Project Safety Manager and Business Unit Safety Director, Richard worked as a Senior Loss Control Consultant for several large property and casualty insurance companies specializing in the underwriting of Workers Compensation and General Liability for Construction Contractors and OCIP construction projects. Richard is a graduate of Central Missouri State University with a MS in Industry Safety and a BS in Public Service in Safety Administration in conjunction with a AA degree in Liberal Arts and a AS degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Longview Junior College. Certifications include a CSP in Safety Management, CSP in Construction Safety, and an ARM Associates in Risk Management.

CJ Spychalla
Administrative Executive
SMACNA Kansas City

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