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Tuesday, 6 December 2022 6:00 PM - Thursday, 8 December 2022 5:00 PM CST
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO, 65803, United States.
Stakeholders and vendors from across the spectrum come together for the Summit to learn, network, and interact. Professional contractors, utility personnel, municipal utilities, safety and risk management professionals, and many others across countless industries take advantage of the FREE training offered by the MO CGA.
Cancellation policy This event is free thanks to our exhibitors and sponsors! Space is limited. Please cancel if you're unable to attend to allow others to partipate. Thank you!
This event is free thanks to our exhibitors and sponsors! Space is limited. Please cancel if you're unable to attend to allow others to partipate. Thank you!
Missouri Common Ground Alliance:
Education. Events. Professional Development
The Missouri Common Ground Alliance is dedicated to protecting underground utility infrastructure and eliminating accidents and injuries due to unsafe excavation practices. We provide education, events, and professional development for stakeholders in many industries, at every level.
Mark Woodward is the Senior Safety & Risk Services Trainer at Missouri
Employers Mutual. He is responsible for conducting MEM employee and
policyholder training, including customized training for associations, safety
conferences and business groups. Throughout his career, Woodward has instructed tens of thousands of Missouri employees through more than 3,000 safety and risk management classes. He has presented on a national scale, including the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds, National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo, Public Risk Management Association Conference, American Society of Safety Engineers and National Common Ground Alliance. Woodward is a certified safety consultant through the State of Missouri and a National Safety Council CPR, First Aid and AED trainer, defensive driving instructor and OSHA Outreach Trainer for courses including: OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 in Construction. He is also President of the Missouri Chapter of the Common Ground Alliance. Woodward has a bachelor’s in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri and a master’s in Education from William Woods University. He is certified through both the University of Missouri and Association for Talent Development. Woodward is a long-time active volunteer in Missouri fire and ambulance districts as a certified firefighter and emergency medical technician.
Shawn Spiwak is a Lead Skills Trainer for Evergy in Kansas City, MO. He started his career with Evergy (formerly KCPL) in 2001. As a successful graduate of a three-year, Department of Labor-certified apprenticeship program, he continued his electrical career as a journeyman lineman. After a life changing accident, he focused on training. Since 2009, he has been teaching apprentices and journeymen electrical fundamentals and theory. This time has been invaluable at providing insight into the needs of training and safety procedures on the job.
Jerry Baker is the Supervisor of Damage Prevention for Springfield City Utilities, and is a tenured volunteer and senior leader of the Missouri Common Ground Alliance. Jerry is very active in damage prevention activities, and employee safety. He is a true safety advocate for crews working in the field doing excavation and utility work. The MO CGA cannot thank Jerry enough for all of his work over the years helping keep folks on the jobsite safe!
Karena Lorek is the Area Director for the Kansas City Area Office her office covers the western 2/3 of Missouri. Prior to becoming an Area Director, she was the Assistant Regional Administrator for Region VII OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Karena has also served as the Acting Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs in Washington DC. Karena has worked for OSHA for over 16 ½ years; Karena started her OSHA career in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to her career with OSHA, Karena was in Federal Law Enforcement with US Secret Service and US Federal Air Marshall Service. She also was an investigator for Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation conducting safety and health inspections.
Jeremy Davenport is the Safety Director for Sellenriek Construction, Inc. Jeremy is responsible for managing Sellenriek’s Safety and Loss Prevention Program, Fleet Program, and Commercial Insurance policies. His duties include policy development, training program administration, along with growing the company’s safety culture and values. Jeremy has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. Prior to Sellenriek, Jeremy worked in heavy civil, residential, and mining industries. He holds a degree in Industrial Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. Jeremy holds an advisory seat on the Missouri One Call Board.
Phil Shoemaker is a safety and risk management professional with over 30 years of leadership experience in commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction. Phil is currently the Associate Vice President - Corporate Safety Director for HNTB Corporation. HNTB is an infrastructure solutions design firm employing over 5,800 associates and executing over 9 million work hours annually.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety and Master of Science in Industrial Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. Phil is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST), Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction (STSC), Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS), Safety Certified Transportation Project Professional (SCTPP) and OSHA Outreach Instructor for Construction and General Industry.
Phil currently serves as a Leadership Advisory Board Member for the Occupational Risk and Safety Services Department at the University of Central Missouri, Leadership Advisory Board Member for the Environmental and Safety Management Program at Pittsburg State University, Member of the National Safety and Health Advisory Committee for the Associated General Contractors of America, Scholarship Committee Chair for the Construction Safety Group of Kansas City, Liaison for Student Sections of the American Society of Safety Professionals - Heart of America Chapter, Member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSl)-ASC A14.3 Safety Standards for Fixed Ladders Subcommittee and is on the Board of Directors for Safety and Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas.
He is also past President of the American Society of Safety Professionals - Heart of America Chapter, Construction Safety Group of Kansas City, Leadership Advisory Board for the Environmental and Safety Management Programs at Pittsburg State University, Clayview Country Club and Amber Lakes Homeowners Association.
On a personal note, Phil is married, has two daughters, enjoys traveling, boating, spending time outdoors and relaxing with friends and family at their lake house. He may be contacted by telephone at (816) 935-6266 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Heath is an Account Executive with Aon Risk Services on the Global Power Team. In this role he is responsible for providing account management and risk advisory services for clients, including public utilities. As an Account Executive, Heath serves as the day-to-day contact, providing resources for needs as they arise, communicating renewals and claims management, and reviewing organizational risks. Prior to joining Aon in 2022, Heath served as the Director of Risk Management at City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri. Heath was responsible for insurance procurement, claims investigation and handling, ERM, and workers’ compensation self-administration. He led the Damage Prevention and Incident Investigation teams and managed the contract locators. He first began working in the industry in 2006 at American National Property & Casualty, where he handled P&C claims, including construction litigation, environmental mass-tort litigation, and catastrophic injuries.
Tim holds a B.S. in Safety Engineering, is a Certified Utility Safety Administrator, and Licensed Paramedic. Currently, Tim is the Public Safety Manager for Evergy’s, Public Safety Programs, and has worked in the Electric Utility Industry for the past 42 years. Spending much of his career in Power Generation he joined the safety profession in 1993 and has worked the last 29 years in his company’s Safety and Training Dept.. Tim joined Evergy’s Public
Safety Outreach Program in 2010. Since that time, he has been
engaged in educating customers by presenting the hazards associated with electricity to the general public, contractors, first responders, agri-communities, and technical/vocational audiences. When operating equipment that extends, rotates, pivots in the air or underground, contact with power lines can have devastating and everlasting effects. Tim’s presentation provides vivid examples of the hazards associated with working around high
voltage powerlines, recognizing the hazards and understanding how electricity effects the human body.
With the aid of an electrical “Hot Demonstration Trailer” energized
at 7,200 volts, Tim and his team will examine and demonstrate
the hazards associated with electricity. Using real life situations,
these demonstrations will show electrical hazards during
everyday life activities at work and at home.
Charlie Peel is a Damage Prevention Manager for Missouri One Call Systems. Charlie’s duties include Excavator and Utility training and development of training material for Excavators and Utilities. He is a very strong advocate of Damage Prevention and has been in the field since 2013. Charlie is retired from the Army after 26 years. He serves as President- Board of Directors for
Southeastern Randolph Fire Protection District, Captain - Southeastern Fire Protection District Fire Department, 1st Vice President - Firefighters Association of Missouri, and Director - Randolph County Ambulance District, and serves as Region B Training Coordinator and Adjunct Instructor for University of Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute.
Jeff Trowbridge - I have been in underground utility locating for the past 18 years holding positions from locate technician to state manager. I am passionate about damage prevention and safeguarding the underground community from potential hazards. For 16 years I managed locate teams numbering 15 to 50 technicians. As a Subsurface Solutions representative I am able to educate and train the locate technicians of today as well as tomorrow. I am well versed in locating facilities of all types, sizes, and materials and have completed more than 6,000 damage investigations during my career. I offer my perspective of those lessons learned to anyone that it might help with locating, damage prevention, or damage investigations.
Brandon Anderson, Vice President of Safety at AGC of Missouri. With 25 years of experience in the construction, Mr. Anderson prior to joining AGCMO in 2020 as safety consultant, he was employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation for 17 years, including 15 years as a lead safety instructor. With a background from working alongside and leading “boots on the ground”, to employee development and safety training; he brings real world knowledge and experience to the table.
With over 27 years’ experience in the safety, health, and environmental field, Brian has successfully trained many organizations and employees in OSHA and MSHA courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety Management from University of Central Missouri and is a Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Safety, Health, and Environmental Trainer (CIT), and a Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). He is an authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Outreach Instructor, Certified Part 46 and 48 Mine
Safety and Health (MSHA) Instructor (IU, IS), and an Authorized American Red Cross Instructor. He has worked for a General Contractor, worked for the Builders Association from 2000-2017 as Assistant Director of Safety and Health Services, was president/owner of Safety Consulting Company, and is currently the Regional Safety Trainer with The Builders Association where he helps to develop a successful safety culture through program development and instructs inspired training courses. Brian received a recognition of service award from the Kansas City, MO OSHA office and has successfully trained the OSHA Compliance Officers in various topics through the years including Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Excavations, Cranes and Rigging and First Aid/CPR.
He has also completed Construction Safety Competent Person Level Courses for many Construction Organizations, Municipalities, General Industry Companies and has been a presenter for the these topics at many seminars and conferences over the years.
Chris currently serves as the Assistant to the Chief Safety and Operations Officer with the Missouri Department of Transportation. He has held various positions with MODOT for over 25 years, presently leading the Safety and Emergency Management Unit responsible for the occupational safety, industrial hygiene, security, emergency management, traffic incident management, and communications functions for MoDOT.
Chris obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Management from Central Missouri State University and holds the credential of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Mike Minicky, CSP, CIT, has 30+ years of experience as a safety and
health professional and currently serves as President of MSM Safety
Consulting LLC in St. Louis. He spent a total of 18 years with OSHA in
positions which included Safety Engineer, Compliance Assistance
Specialist, and Assistant Area Director, and has worked extensively
with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs. Mike served as National
General Safety Program Manager for the Veterans Health
Administration and as an Associate Safety Manager for a global
pharmaceutical and agriculture VPP Star company. He is a member
of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety
Professionals (ASSP), past Chairman of the Greater St. Louis Federal
Safety and Health Council, and is an Associate Member of the VPP
Participants Association (VPPPA). He holds two certifications from
the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP): Certified Safety
Professional (CSP) and Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), as well as
a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri. Mike
is also a Certified Safety Consultant with the Missouri Workers' Safety
Scott, has over 20 years in Construction, General Industry to include Insurance Loss. Scott is the Sr. Loss Control Representative at Daniel and Henry Co. based out of St. Louis, MO. Scott has been intricate in lowering Accident & Injury Rates, Experience Modification and OSHA citations. Scott has earned two certificates, Construction Safety & Health Technologist (CHST) and Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. He holds the designation of Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) to include the Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) through the Insurance Risk Management Institute and is currently seeking the Occupational Safety & Health Technologist (OHST) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Scott also holds a Broker’s License. Scott is an OSHA Authorized Construction and General Industry Outreach Trainer. Written programs, Hazard Analysis, Curriculum Development, Work-force Training are additional strengths. Scott is an active member of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety
Engineers serving on the executive board as President in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, Scott was named Safety Professional of the Year, by St. Louis ASSE Chapter.
Clinton has been a Vermeer HDD Product Specialist Since 2016, for Vermeer Great Plains. Clinton is an expert T3 HDD product trainer.
Douglas R. Horn is the founder and Lead Attorney of The Horn Law Firm, P.C., where he devotes his law practice to personal injury law and litigation, including cases involving motor vehicle collisions, work/industrial accidents, and serious injuries that result from hazardous or dangerous conditions.
Horn’s areas of concentration include cases involving head, neck, shoulder, back, and extremity injury, bone fractures, and other serious injuries that require extended medical care, rehabilitation, and surgical repair.
In the course of handling a full range of personal injury cases, Horn also takes on complex cases that involve disputed liability, permanent disability, disfigurement, and wrongful death.
Horn is highly rated and reviewed. He is a member of numerous legal organizations, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which recognizes America’s top trial lawyers.
In addition to his work on behalf of individual clients, Horn regularly lectures in the area of personal injury law, giving legal education presentations for national attorney audiences.
Born and raised in Ohio, Horn earned his B.A. from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, and his J.D. from Capital University Law School, Columbus Ohio. Prior to starting Horn Law in 1992, Horn practiced insurance defense and construction law in St. Louis and Kansas City.
Flint has nearly 30 years of experience in loss prevention, and he has assisted various types of companies with their safety efforts. He has extensive practice in managing or supervising multi-jurisdictional claims coast to coast, both in the insured and self-insured environments. His experience extends to nation-wide carriers, third-party administrators and self-administered
employers. Flint holds bachelor’s degrees in both Industrial Safety and Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri, as well as an Associate’s degree in Loss Control Management, INS and is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Flint is a Missouri certified Safety Consultant and a Certified Field Safety Representative for Arkansas.
Ben's role at Vermeer is Crew Skills Training Manager and have been on the HDD training team for the last four years.
Graduate Of Missouri State Technical College. Associates in Electrical Engineering. 22 Years with AT&T of which includes: 13 Years in Network Operations Support, 4 Years in Construction and Engineering as a Design Engineer, 5 Years in Risk Management as a Damage Investigator.
Jeff Hughes is a Key Account Manager with United Rentals Trench Safety, focused on managing and growing customer relationships in regards to their underground construction safety needs. He is a certified trainer in the subjects of Excavation Safety and Confined Space Safety and for the past 12 years has used that knowledge in addition to field experience to consult and advise contractors on the best protective system to fit their needs. He is an active member of the Kansas City Chapter of NUCA since its inception and have actively participated in the Damage Prevention Summit for many years.
Josh Hinrichs, President of UtiliSource, LLC, is also the current Chairman of the Board for the Common Ground Alliance. Josh has spent nearly 30 years in the utility and transportation service industries. Prior to joining UtiliSource, Josh served as President of ELM Companies. Among other things, Josh was focused on improving training and support within the locate industry while improving service and damage prevention outcomes for their clients and the excavator community. Today, Josh is helping insert that experience with a “field-first” approach to engineering, mapping and damage prevention to continuously improve job site safety and crew efficiency for better & faster construction and utility system builds.
As VP of Safety, George is responsible for overseeing and managing Metronet’s #1 priority, safety.
Metronet is the nation’s largest independently owned Fiber to the Home builder and operator. He has
been instrumental in Metronet becoming a nationwide leader among telecoms and many other utilities
in construction safety and damage prevention.
Some of the great safety and damage prevention accomplishments that he has brought to Metronet are
Chairman of the Board for Indiana 811, board member for Sunshine 811 and Ohio 811, also having staff
on the Julie 811’s board and Michigan’s 811 board, Vice Chairman of the North American
Telecommunication Damage Prevention Council, actively serving and leading on Common Ground
Alliance task teams and participating in local damage prevention councils.
George’s strong networking and communication skills have also benefited Metronet by developing some the strongest damage prevention partnerships with major utilities like CenterPoint Energy, Columbia Gas, Piedmont Natural Gas, Citizens Energy, and many others. Among his many honors he has been the recipient of the Damage Prevention Professional magazine’s DP Pro’s Hero of the Year for 2021 for his commitment to safety. He has also had many speaking opportunities for organizations such as the Global Excavation Safety Conference, American Gas Association, a Common Ground Alliance Committee, and many others.
Over 25 years in the underground locating industry. Founder of Subsurface Solutions, representatives of Radiodetection locating equipment, Juniper GPS and other solutions for marking and GPS mapping underground utilities. Volunteer for Nebraska and Missouri Common Ground Alliance Chapters.
AJ is a graduate of Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management. He has worked in a variety of Safety/Loss Control positions for regional, super-regional and national insurance companies. Currently AJ is a Senior Loss Control Representative for ACUITY, A
Mutual Insurance Company. AJ has earned a certificate in Human Performance Improvement (HPI) through the Association for Talent Development. He has also earned the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation conferred by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation with Public Entity (-P) certification from the Insurance Institute of America. AJ has completed the Specialist in
Safety and Health (SSH) designation for both Construction and General Industry from Saint Louis University and the Great Plains OSHA Education Center. He is also an FAA licensed commercial drone pilot. In 2005, AJ joined the adjunct faculty of the Great Plains OSHA Education Center teaching a variety of OSHA Training Institute (OTI) courses including the OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer courses. He is an OSHA Authorized Construction and General Industry Outreach Trainer. AJ is an active member of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals having served as president of the St. Louis Chapter twice and been awarded Safety Professional of the Year.
John Spatafora is a damage prevention specialist in the public utility sector. He has 17+ years of experience working for the City of Columbia Electric distribution department. Currently he is the Utility Locating Supervisor for the Utilities division where he surrounds himself with a dedicated team of damage prevention professionals. Throughout his career he has partnered with many people/groups/organizations to establish new damage prevention techniques and attributes much of his success to his teamwork mentality. In the words of President Harry S. Truman “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit”. John currently serves on the MOCS operating committee, MCGA operating committee, ILR planning committee & has numerous City of Columbia advisory obligations. John holds a certificate from the National Utility Locating Association and is a 2 time MCGA Utility Locate Rodeo winner. In his time outside of work he operates a medium size row crop operation with his family in central Missouri and enjoys fishing and hunting.
Derek Leffert has extensive experience in the utility industry, serving in governmental and public relations capacities for nearly 20 years. As the Head of Safety & Government Affairs for Gateway Fiber, Derek oversees all internal and external safety programs, damage prevention practices, and interactions with state and local officials in all current and prospective markets.
Prior to joining Gateway Fiber, Derek served as the Director of External Affairs for Missouri One Call for 15 years and as a lobbyist for the rural electric cooperatives. In his role at Missouri One Call, Derek served as the subject matter expert, chief spokesperson, and oversaw governmental & regulatory affairs, outreach and education, and all public awareness and marketing efforts. Additionally, Derek simultaneously served as the executive director and chief executive officer of the Missouri Common Ground Alliance.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in management and human resource management and a minor in political science. He was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta and Pi Sigma Alpha societies as an undergraduate. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Missouri program and serves as a member of the alumni board. Derek resides in Jefferson City with his 16 year old daughter and 14 year old son.
Travis Taylor is the Central Regional Manager at NG Hydrovac, where he manages customer relationships, safety, and overall operations. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2011 with a B.S.B.A. in
Marketing and Sales Management. He has been in the hydrovac industry for over 7 years, beginning his career as an Operator. After advancing his skills he became a Mentor Operator, training hundreds of operators nationwide. He
was then invited to join NG Hydrovac’s team and expand their footprint into Kansas City and help propel the company nationally. Travis is also a Co Chairman for Common Ground Alliance’s Kansas City Chapter. He is currently working on legislative and process changes for the entire hydrovac industry to create safer and more costefficient damage prevention solutions for underground construction.
Richard and the family at Dig Wize have been amazing supporters of the MOCGA and the Summit for years. We cannot thank Richard enough for all of the support. Richard and his crew will be presenting on Day 1 of the Summit. Don't miss it!!!
Glen Maughmer (nicknamed Clifford) Is the owner and trainer for Midwest Utility Lineman Training L.L.C. Midwest Utility Lineman Training (MULT) offers classes for apprentice and journeyman lineman ranging from beginning climbing classes to advanced transformer theory and connections. MULT contracts include all apprentice and journeyman training for Missouri Public Utility Alliance which encompasses public utilities in Missouri, Arkansas, part of
Nebraska and part of Mississippi, City Utilities in Springfield and the city of Nixa Mo. Glens Career started as an apprentice lineman with Kansas City Power and Light in 1986 after graduating from Manhattan Kansas area vocational scool in the line tech program in 1985. While at KCPL ( now Evergy) Glen held the positions of Journeyman Lineman, trouble man, Lead Lineman, Lead Lineman of an Apprentice training crew and retired as a Lead Field Technical Trainer. Glen also is a graduate of the 4 year NTI Training program for electrical trainers sponsored by the IBEW and NECA
Seasoned Safety Professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Retail industries. Service-oriented problem solver with a proven track record of successfully implementing Safety and Risk Management solutions to reduce accidents and injuries, improve safety culture, and address business risks.
Certified OSHA Outreach Trainer - OSHA 10 Hour & OSHA 30 Hour Construction
Competent Person Level Trainer for Scaffold and Excavation
B.S. Safety Management, 1997. University of Central Missouri
CRIS – Construction Risk Insurance Specialist
ARM – Associate in Risk Management
CSP – Certified Safety Professional
CAWC - Certified Authority in Workers Compensation
Approved Professional Safety Source (APSS) for the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission
Certified Field Safety Representative for the states of KS, MO, AR, TX, OK
ASSP – Professional Member of ASSP Heart of America chapter
Catherine manages the Web Products Team for the Damage Prevention Center responsible for providing Missouri, Nebraska, and Kentucky customers with one call services. Her team oversees ticket entry and ticket management for excavators as well as positive response and ticket management for member utilities/locators. After graduating high school, Catherine attended Columbia College and began working at One Call Concepts as a Damage Prevention Analyst. She worked her way up to her current position and is approaching her 12th year with OCC. In her "free time," Catherine can be found volunteering at church/school and spending time with her husband and 12-year-old son by way of traveling to and from sporting events.
Monty Zimmerman is the Right of Way Manager for the City of Lenexa. Monty has been with Lenexa for 31 years and has held the position of Right of Way Manager for the last 21 years. Monty’s experience over those 21 years’ ranges from overseeing the Everest/Surewest, Google Fiber and AT&T Light gig
fiber overbuilds of Lenexa that started in 2001 to the present, to helping develop a state-of-the-art communications and electrical duct banks to accommodate utility relocations for CIP projects, as well as the normal day to day duties of Right of Way management. Over the last 20 years Monty has lent his ROW management experience to several right of way related professional organizations both locally and nationally such as APWA National UPROW where he chaired that committee for 2 years. He has also been active in his local APWA Chapter of UPROW chairing this group on several occasions. In 2009 Monty was asked to participate as one of three people to represent APWA in the PIPA (Pipelines & Informed Planning Alliance) project initiated by PHSMA, this year long work resulted in the PIPA manual that is still used today.
Monty has been an active member of the CGA since 2002 starting out on the Damage Reporting and Evaluation Committee and being one of that committee’s co-chairs for two years. Monty moved over to
the Best Practices Committee five years ago and is now active on several reviews of existing best practices as well as leading the Abandoned Facilities TR group. In 2021 Monty was asked to be work on the Next Practices Committee and volunteered to work on two working groups the Electronic White lining team and the Effective Contracts team.
Terri Sweeten is a Field Services Manager at Missouri Employers Mutual.
She is responsible for conducting on-site incident investigations, holding
educational presentations that enhance attendees’ knowledge about the
world of workers compensation, and conducting one-on-one meetings with
MEM policyholders. Sweeten shares policies and procedures that assist
policyholders in controlling their work comp claims and lowering their
Sweeten joined MEM during its foundation in 1995. She has previously held
the roles of Regional Claims Manager and Loss Prevention Consultant. She
has prior experience with the Central Accident Reporting Office and Missouri
Highway Patrol and Highway Department. Sweeten has dedicated her career
to expanding her knowledge on Missouri workers compensation. She is a
regular presenter at the Missouri Division of Workers Compensation, SafeCon
and Dig-Rite annual conferences.
Sweeten has extensive claims technical knowledge, effective communication
skills, a background in workplace safety, and extraordinary customer service
abilities. She is an excellent choice to lead your next successful seminar or
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Missouri Employers Mutual
Missouri Employers Mutual is more than simply your insurer – we’re your workers compensation partner. How do we do it? We’re focused on one thing: work comp insurance.
Since 1995, we have been working hard for employers in Missouri, proving our commitment to helping our policyholders save lives and money by promoting safe workplaces across the state.
Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of workers compensation insurance in Missouri. But more than that, we’re proud that our programs work. Year after year, more than 85 percent of our policyholders go injury-free.
But we won’t stop there. We have ongoing programs to help employees at companies like yours become safety fanatics. And we’re now covering employers with multistate needs through Previsor Insurance.
City Utilities of Springfield
City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in southwest Missouri since 1945 with electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services. City Utilities is overseen by a governing board composed of local citizens.
Over 111,000 CU customers enjoy electricity prices among the lowest in the United States, the convenience of one bill for all utilities, and dependable hometown services delivered with a personal touch.
MO811 was established as a means to protect underground facilities and assist excavators and utilities in complying with Missouri’s statute and OSHA Rules 1926.651. By using the service that MO811 provides, the general public’s safety and the environment also are protected.
Joins us at the Oasis Convention Center for a Happy Hour Welcome Reception, early Summit check-in, and networking!Snacks and beer provided. Cash bar available.
Welcome!Visit with vendors, grab some coffee and find a seat!
The grand opening of the Summit, and amazing keynote presentation by Shawn Spiwak of Evergy, will begin at 8:00 AM.
MO CGA President
Missouri Employers Mutual
Lead Skills Trainer
Supervisor of Damage Prevention
City Utilities of Springfield
This highly informational session provides you with an overview of the "Current State of Excavation Safety." Come and learn about excavation safety requirements directly from OSHA top management and the corporate safety director for one of America's largest infrastructure design companies! Learn about OSHA's purpose, and their expectations about trenching and excavation safety. Discussions also include OSHA construction requirements, inspection data, and what OSHA evaluates during an inspection. Participants will also hear about how jobsite incidents can quickly escalate to criminal prosecution and third party lawsuits. We encourage everyone to stay safe and avoid an adverse inspection or litigation by proactively addressing excavation safety deficiencies on your worksites.
US Department of Labor, OSHA
Associate Vice President, Corporate Safety Director
Get certified and learn from the best! Trench collapses needlessly kill productive, needed, and loved construction workers each year. Preventing injuries and incidents should be a top priority on every excavation and trenching jobsite. OSHA requires that a competent person perform routine safety inspections of excavations and correct hazards. Who is a competent person? An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them." This course provides the training component of the excavation competent person designation and includes detailed education on the identification and control of hazards found on excavation jobsites.
Safety, Health, and Environmental Services Regional Safety Trainer
The Builders’ Association
Facilitated by Jeff Trowbridge, Area Manager with Subsurface Solutions, this panel of utility, excavation, and insurance professionals is revved up to provide expert-level damage prevention guidance to excavators. We'll have two main areas of discussion during this session: pre-excavation damage prevention practices and utility damage investigations. Come to this session prepared to take notes and ask our panelists questions! We want you to take away realistic and achievable procedures that work at a jobsite - for minimizing your risk of a utility damage during excavation.
Director of Safety
Damage Prevention Manager
Missouri One Call System
Sales Executive, Area Manager
Utility Locating Supervisor
City of Columbia, MO
Web Products Coordinator
One Call Concepts, Inc
Right of Way Manager
City of Lenexa, KS
Jeff Stephens, Safety Director at Capital Railroad Construction in Columbia, MO once said: "We'll have 50,000 near misses a day pass through our work zones..." On any given Missouri day there could be up to 300 work zones in operation and proper work zone setup protects construction crews and motorists. Unfortunately, thousands of crashes in work zones have resulted in senseless injuries and fatalities. Learn the best method for protecting your crewmembers when they're exposed to work zone hazards. Upon completion of this three-hour session participants will have a thorough understanding of flagging work zone components, MoDOT and MUTCD required personal protective equipment, industry best practice flagging procedures, as well as how to communicate with the other workers. All participants will receive an industry recognized Authorized Flagger Card.
Vice President of Safety
Associated General Contractors of Missouri
Assistant to the Chief Safety and Operations Officer
Missouri Department of Transportation
(REPEAT) This course is offered twice. Same class Wed & Thur.Presented by:City Utilities of Springfield – www.cityutilities.netSpringfield Fire Department – www.springfieldmo.govCox Health EMS – www.coxhealth.comEvergy – www.evergy.comMidwest Utility Linemen Training - firstname.lastname@example.org
Each and every single day, contractors and homeowners visit rental stores to rent equipment to help complete a variety of tasks. Hydraulic lifts, excavating equipment, and a host of other rental tools can be dangerous if they aren't operated properly, especially around electric lines. This session covers real life examples of what can happen when unsuspecting contractors and homeowners don't take the necessary precautions. Linemen and safety personnel from City Utilities will walk you through situations and the proper response to keep yourself safe from future harm.
Public Safety Manager
Midwest Utility Lineman Training
The OSHA 10 course consists of all 6 breakout sessions. You must attend both days and all 6 sessions to complete the course. Make it official! Get your OSHA-10 Card! The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Content includes education about the four major hazards on construction jobsites: falls, electrocution, caught-in-between and struck-by. Instructors will also cover personal protective equipment, health hazards, employee rights, and the function of OSHA. Missouri law requires that this training be provided to all employees performing construction work on state or local government construction contracts. The Construction Safety Training Act, Section 292.675 RSMo, requires all contractors and subcontractors who enter into contracts with public bodies for construction of public works to train their on-site employees regarding the potential hazards they may encounter. The training may be accomplished by providing a standard OSHA 10-hour construction program (taught by an OSHA-authorized instructor) or a similar program approved by the Division of Labor Standards.
Owner and President
MSM Safety Management
Sr. Loss Control Representative
The Daniel and Henry Company
Technical Services and Training Specialist
Senior Loss Control Consultant
This is an excellent opportunity to attend an advanced-level trench safety presentation brought to you by the experts United Trench Safety! Ridiculous, preventable, and needless trench collapses kill and injure valued and productive excavation workers each year. Because of this, trench safety will always be a focus of the Summit. Participants will learn about the many types of trench safety equipment and how it works in different types of utility trench situations. Instructors will discuss how to properly select, inspect, and install trench boxes based on manufacturer's tabulated data and jobsite soil classification.
Outside Sales Representative
(cont.) Get certified and learn from the best! Trench collapses needlessly kill productive, needed, and loved construction workers each year. Preventing injuries and incidents should be a top priority on every excavation and trenching jobsite. OSHA requires that a competent person? perform routine safety inspections of excavations and correct hazards. Who is a competent person? An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them." This course provides the training component of the excavation competent person designation and includes detailed education on the identification and control of hazards found on excavation jobsites.
What's the future of damage prevention in your community? What technology is helping our utilities avoid damage? What technology is making sure excavators don't contact underground utilities? What advanced-level practices are in use now to ensure a zero-incident excavation jobsite? Learn where damage prevention and underground utility locating is going, and high-tech practices are being put in place now. Josh and Derek, experts in damage prevention and utility safety, will discuss what next-level practices and technologies can be implemented to make sure your utilities, excavators, and the public remain safe and incident-free!
Head of Safety and Governmental Affairs
(cont.) Jeff Stephens, Safety Director at Capital Railroad Construction in Columbia, MO once said, "We'll have 50,000 near misses a day pass through our work zones..." On any given Missouri day there could be up to 300 work zones in operation and proper work zone setup protects construction crews and motorists. Unfortunately, thousands of crashes in work zones have resulted in senseless injuries and fatalities. Learn the best method for protecting your crewmembers when they're exposed to work zone hazards. Upon completion of this three-hour session participants will have a thorough understanding of flagging work zone components, MoDOT and MUTCD required personal protective equipment, industry best practice flagging procedures, as well as how to communicate with the other workers. All participants will receive an industry recognized Authorized Flagger Card.
(REPEAT) This course is offered twice. Same class Wed & Thur.The class will start in the Vac Shack (aka Beef Quarters) right outside and across from the front doors of the EPlex.Vacuum excavation is a secret weapon in the damage prevention tool belt. It's one of the safest methods for excavating around and potholing for buried utilities. Vacuum excavation machines and trucks can be used to do many more types of excavation and material removal! Richard will discuss the tactics, operations, and capabilities of these powerful but efficient machines, and how they can be helpful with exposing utilities safely - even in congested utility corridors. We'll discuss the vacuum excavation process from start to finish and how vacuum excavation can be effective in avoiding dangerous and costly utility strikes even from tools like shovels! Vacuum excavation is so important the Summit will always provide educational sessions that promote and educate about this technology! This session also includes a live vacuum excavation demonstration, so be prepared to attend part of this course outdoors.
Presented by:Springfield Fire Department – www.springfieldmo.govCox Hospital Emergency Medical Services – www.coxhealth.comCox Air Care – www.coxhealth.comSpringfield City Utilities – www.cityutilities.netMissouri Employers Mutual – www.mem-ins.comThe Builders’ Association – www.buildersassociation.com
The alarm goes off at 4:00 AM. We get cleaned up, make coffee, take ibuprofen, and go to work. We hop in the truck just like everyone else in the morning. We do our job, work with machines, people, and equipment. We build things and repair what's broken, but in this daily routine, do we forget about the little things? Do we knowingly and unknowingly risk our health, bodies, lives, crew and the well-being of our families in the process? When was the last time YOU thought about YOUR OBLIGATION to protect your life and the people around you? Do we forget that the little things REALLY DO matter? Everyone needs safety, and every crew member needs safety, and every crew member always deserves safety on a construction jobsite. All 2022 Summit participants, volunteers, and vendors report to the Missouri One Call Hall to experience a life-changing incident docudrama that you'll never forget!
Field Service Manager
Construction is risky business and safety should be a priority. Unfortunately, negligence creeps in and behaviors like distraction, multi-tasking, poor judgement, and fatigue set the stage for accident. Failure to follow procedures, train, inspect, repair, and warn are matters of neglect, and lawyers seize on this neglect to establish liability. As lawyers expand liability, they create “pots of money” that translate into big settlements and awards. Doug’s presentation is designed to help you and your employer minimize the risk of a serious injury or worse and defend against accident lawyers and legal liability. This presentation will help you build a FIREWALL based on the 3Cs – Culture, Compliance, & Communication
Owner and Lead Attorney
Who is a competent person? An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them." This course provides the training component of the confined space competent person designation. Remember - your nose cannot smell low oxygen and your eyes cannot see stratification. Air in confined spaces can contain odorless, colorless gases that provide no warning to their presence. Participants will identify confined spaces in construction and in general industry, review confined space safety basics, and training requirements. We'll also discuss how sewers, wells, tanks, and underground vaults kill employees, and safety precautions each crew must take before entering a manway.
Excavators and utilities know that utility right of ways are becoming more and more congested and difficult to work in. Lines are everywhere, utility contractors are overlaying new lines, abandoning old lines, and we can't see any of it other than the locator's paint and flags. Cast iron, plastic, fiber, copper, sprinkler, and abandoned facilities and they're ALL in the alley between two OLD downtown row buildings built in 1900! Join George Kemp of Metronet to discuss from job planning, to job site, to job completion, best practices and how to safely excavate and HDD bore through the most congested utility rights of way in town!
Vice President of Safety, Construction & Community Relations, & Quality Assurance
This is an excellent opportunity to learn new locating skills & techniques or brush up on your craft! Brought to you by the locating experts at Subsurface Solutions and Radiodetection, this is a highly interactive and hands-on session that's appropriate for seasoned or rookie locators. Travis and Jeff's NULCA* certified presentation includes an examination of the theory, fundamentals, technology, and recommended practices used to accurately locate underground utilities. Dress appropriately because this session may include locating demonstrations outdoors. 2022 International Locate Rodeo competitors - www.locaterodeo.net - are encouraged to attend this session as part of the 2022 ILR. *Find out more about National Utility Locating Contractor Association at www.nulca.com.* Participants are encouraged to bring their locating kits with them to this session.
The class will start in the Vac Shack (aka Beef Quarters) right outside and across from the front doors of the EPlex.
Vacuum excavation is a secret weapon in the damage prevention tool belt. It's one of the safest methods for excavating around and potholing for buried utilities. Vacuum excavation machines and trucks can be used to do many more types of excavation and material removal! Richard will discuss the tactics, operations, and capabilities of these powerful but efficient machines, and how they can be helpful with exposing utilities safely - even in congested utility corridors. We'll discuss the vacuum excavation process from start to finish and how vacuum excavation can be effective in avoiding dangerous and costly utility strikes even from tools like shovels! Vacuum excavation is so important the Summit will always provide educational sessions that promote and educate about this technology! This session also includes a live vacuum excavation demonstration, so be prepared to attend part of this course outdoors.
Kansas City Area Manager
NG Hydrovac Services
(cont.)The OSHA 10 course consists of all 6 breakout sessions. You must attend both days and all 6 sessions to complete the course.
The ultimate way for business owners to demonstrate that they care about employees is through safety – not pizza parties. Safe equipment, safety meetings, safety plan, and personal protective equipment are all ways that we TANGIBLY DEMONSTRATE respect for employees. Remember: The REAL and ONLY PURPOSE of a safety plan is to - when followed - keep employees free from injury or incident. “Injury prevention” is a term we often forget about when we’re building or revising a safety plan. Did you know that there’s no such thing as an employer that’s “too small” for a safety plan? Did you know that small contractors – literally – cannot afford to have ONE injury? As long-time Summit volunteers and insurance & safety experts, Scott, AJ, and Flint will give participants strategies for creating and maintaining a safety plan that’s appropriate for your company size and scope of work. We’ll discuss the four most important aspects of any safety plan – which are written rules that are easily understood, communication with employees, observation for safe work, and corrective action when rules are not followed.
(cont.) Who is a competent person? An OSHA "competent person" is defined as "one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them." This course provides the training component of the confined space competent person designation. Remember - your nose cannot smell low oxygen and your eyes cannot see stratification. Air in confined spaces can contain odorless, colorless gases that provide no warning to their presence. Participants will identify confined spaces in construction and in general industry, review confined space safety basics, and training requirements. We'll also discuss how sewers, wells, tanks, and underground vaults kill employees, and safety precautions each crew must take before entering a manway.
Directional boring / horizontal directional drilling excavation is rapidly expanding to jobsites in almost every town in the Midwest. It's quickly replacing open trench excavation as a cost-effective and efficient way to install all kinds of underground utilities. Since the work is being done underground and cannot be visually observed, many safety considerations must be observed when drilling, especially in utility rights-of-way. Learn the steps needed to avoid damaging buried utilities, damaging the machinery, and getting employees hurt.
HDD Product Specialist
Vermeer Great Plains
Vermeer Equipment Training Specialist
(cont.) This is an excellent opportunity to learn new locating skills & techniques or brush up on your craft! Brought to you by the locating experts at Subsurface Solutions and Radiodetection, this is a highly interactive and hands-on session that's appropriate for seasoned or rookie locators. Travis and Jeff's NULCA* certified presentation includes an examination of the theory, fundamentals, technology, and recommended practices used to accurately locate underground utilities. Dress appropriately because this session may include locating demonstrations outdoors. 2022 International Locate Rodeo competitors - www.locaterodeo.net - are encouraged to attend this session as part of the 2022 ILR. *Find out more about National Utility Locating Contractor Association at www.nulca.com.* Participants are encouraged to bring their locating kits with them to this session.
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