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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Project Safety Impacts – (Included in LiFT 1 Series)

Start Date: 3/11/2020 11:30 AM CDT
End Date: 3/11/2020 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: MCAKC Knowledge Center

10955 Lowell Ave, Suite 1050
Overland Park, KS  United States  66210

Event Website: https://www.mcakc.org/liftprojectmanagement

Organization Name: MCAKC

Jacki Conn
Email: jconn@mcakc.org
Phone: 913-948-9200

This session is 1 of 10 in the LiFT Level 1 - Project Management Series. Use the button below to register for this series. If you've already registered, click "Add to my Calendar" above to add this session to your calendar.

Project Safety Impacts

Learning Objectives

At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  1. Outline the difference between direct and indirect costs of accidents.
  2. Explain how indirect costs can seriously affect company profitability.
  3. Summarize what is covered by worker’s compensation insurance.
  4. Identify ladder hazards, types of ladders, use and maintenance required to reduce the risk of injury from ladder hazards.
  5. Describe what is required for recording/reporting injuries/illnesses.
  6. Identify the most common accidents in mechanical construction and how to prevent them.
  7. Explain how a commitment to safety increases jobsite productivity and performance.
Target Audience: Project Managers with 0-2 years of experience, support staff or anyone interested in moving into a project management role or in obtaining the fundamental skills of successful project management. 

CEUs: 0.4

Pete Chaney is the Director of Safety & Health at Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has served in this position since 1997. Before joining MCAA, he was the Director of Safety and Health Services at the Associated General Contractors of America for seven years. Prior to that he worked for Chemical Waste Management as a safety consultant and for Equifax Services as an insurance loss control representative. Pete has been an occupational safety and health professional for more than 30 years. He has a Master of Science in safety management, and he is a certified safety professional.

Mike Zykan, Safety Director, U.S. Engineering Company has 16 years of experience in the mechanical contracting industry, with expertise in safety program development, implementation, safety culture and management. Mike oversees all aspects of employee health and safety and develops training materials in accordance with federal guidelines. Before working at U.S. Engineering Company, Mike was a Safety Specialist at JE Dunn where he also provided safety services to company personnel to ensure safety requirements were met. Mike is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in safety management. Mike currently serves on the MCAKC and SMACNA Safety Committee, and is a member of the Construction Safety Group.

Brian Roberts is CNA’s Director of Workers’ Compensation and Ergonomics for Risk Control with responsibility for the development, direction and guidance for the ergonomic programs and processes. He has a Bachelor of Science in Safety and Health from West Virginia Institute of Technology and is a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Industrial Ergonomist by the Oxford Research Institute. He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Safety Management Society.