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Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence

NAPA presents the first-ever conference tailored exclusively to issues of environment, health, and safety (EH&S) at asphalt plants and paving sites. "Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence" will provide practical, timely, and relevant information on managing current hazards and risks in the asphalt pavement industry. The conference, co-located with World of Asphalt 2013 in San Antonio, begins at noon on Monday, March 18, and ends at noon on Tuesday, March 19. Sessions are divided into concurrent environmental and health and safety tracks. This first-of-its-kind conference will feature world-class presenters and practitioners offering a laser-like focus on issues unique to the asphalt production and construction industry.

Monday, March 18

Combined Environmental/Health & Safety Tracks

12 - 12:15 PM

Conference Convenes

12:15 - 12:45 PM

EH&S Leadership/Employee Engagement
Lee Cole, Oldcastle Materials

Learn from industry leaders about the importance of EH&S commitment, why achieving EH&S excellence makes business sense, and how it can instill workplace engagement and pride.

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12:45 - 1:15 PM

Regulatory Agency perspective
Mike Seymour, consultant, former OSHA staff

Learn about the latest OSHA regulations to be enacted and about OSHA’s commitment to help prevent construction accidents. Hear from OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance about the regulatory agency’s focus and plans for the upcoming years, including what types of regulations they are looking to promulgate. Understand how OSHA is partnering with industries and companies to ensure a safe workplace.

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1:15 - 2:00 PM

Let’s Look at the Numbers: Loss Prevention – Insurance Company Perspective
Don Tolbert, Liberty Mutual

Understand how an insurance agency looks at EH&S issues. Loss prevention and liability on one side; EH&S excellence and exemplary training programs on the other.

2:00 - 2:30 PM

Safety Management (I2P2)
Mike Seymour, consultant, former OSHA staff

Learn about OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2) and how they help with the safety management process. Understand what it takes to put together a good safety management program, learn how to administer it, and how to continuously improve it.

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2:30 - 3:00 PM

Environmental Management Systems
Meagan Sylvia, The Lane Construction Corp.

Hear about one company’s efforts to develop a comprehensive environmental management system (EMS). Understand how EMSs can be used to help ensure continued compliance with environmental regulations.

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3:00 - 3:30 PM


Health & Safety Track

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Regulatory Overview: Silica Standard Impact on Milling Machines
Mike Seymour, consultant, former OSHA staff, Tony Bodway, Payne & Dolan, Inc., Gary Fore, consultant

Hear from OSHA about the status of its Silica Standard and how it will potentially impact milling machine operations.

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4:00 - 4:45 PM

OSHA’s New “GHS” Hazard Communication Standard
Mike Seymour, consultant, former OSHA staff, Carl Thiesen, Payne & Dolan, Inc.

Learn about what is required under OSHA’s new Hazard Communication Standard and how companies are starting to comply with the GHS regulations. Understand what changes will be required in product MSDSs, and how companies can develop systems for the development of standardized Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).

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4:45 - 5:30 PM

Respiratory Protection Programs – The Basics
Jerry Neels, The Delta Cos. Inc.

Understand what it takes to identify potential inhalation hazards in the workplace and how to start the process of addressing them to ensure a safe work environment. Understand how to develop a comprehensive, compliant respiratory protection program. Hear from industry professionals about how their companies have developed such plans.

Environmental Track

3:30 - 4:15 PM

Enforcement Actions and Mitigation Strategies
April Bott, Bott Law Group LLC

Hear from an attorney about how a company can help develop strategies that can be used to mitigate enforcement actions. Hear a discussion of how others have worked with regulators to reduce environmental enforcement actions.

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4:15 - 5:00 PM

Are you ready for RICE (Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine) Regulations?
Julie Delp, Wilcox Environmental

EPA’s standards for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) are complex federal air regulations that will impact many asphalt plants. If your plant has an on-site generator, even if used only for backup or emergency power, you need to understand the applicability and compliance requirements of the RICE standards. This session will provide the foundation needed to determine applicability and establish a compliance program.

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5:00 - 5:30 PM

Waste Disposal Practices: Plant and Construction Site
Chris Monahan, The Lane Construction Corp

Learn about timely practices that can help maintain compliance during the disposal of waste materials at the plant and at construction sites.

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Combined Environmental/Health & Safety Tracks

5:30 - 7:00 PM

Wrap-up & Reception

Tuesday, March 19

Health & Safety Track

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Plant Site Physical Hazard Controls
Clarence Richard, Clarence Richard Co. / Jeff Richard, Astec Industries / Jerry Neels, The Delta Cos. Inc.

Learn about controlling plant site hazards. Familiarize yourself with the ANSI Standard for our industry, and refresh your understanding of requirements for: lockout/tagout, confined space permits and work practices, elevated work spaces, and arc flash. Understand how to identify and control these common physical hazards.

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Planning and Handling an OSHA/MSHA Inspection: Plant and Construction Site
Richard Wobby, AGC of Vermont / Carl Thiesen, Payne & Dolan

Understand what do when an OSHA/MSHA inspector walks up to your gate. Learn about how to set up an effective plan to prepare for inspections both at the plant and on a job site.

10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 - 11:00 AM

Developing Emergency Management Plans and Contingencies
Richard Wobby, AGC of Vermont

Learn how to develop plans to address natural disasters and other emergencies. Understand what types of contingency plans need to be in place for different situations.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Construction Site/Work Zone Hazards and Control
Emmett Russell, consultant / Gary Fore, consultant / Tony Bodway, Payne & Dolan

Review the latest in work zone safety, including Roadway Safety+ training materials. Hear about the industry’s efforts to control silica/milling machine dust. Understand how to prevent typical construction site hazards, including heat stress. Learn the latest methods for addressing work zone safety hazards, such as access/egress, runovers/backovers, and night work, including lighting requirements.

Environmental Track

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Stormwater Control and Wetlands Designations
Gary Brown, RT Environmental

Learn about the latest changes in stormwater control regulations and wetlands designations. Understand how to keep your company in compliance with these regulations, both at the facility and at job sites.

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9:00 - 10:15 AM

SPCC–EPA Compliance Inspections; Tank Inspection and Integrity Testing Programs
Bernie Bigham, Chesapeake Environmental

Learn what is needed to develop a good SPCC tank inspection and integrity testing program. Understand what the EPA looks for in determining compliance with SPCC regulations.

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10:15 - 10:30 AM


10:30 - 11:30 AM

RAP Breakers and Subpart OOO
Jo Moore, Ranger Construction / Gary Brown, RT Environmental

Review what 40 CFR Part 60, Subpart OOO, requires for aggregate-like crushing and processing. Understand how RAP Breakers are treated with respect to Subpart OOO. Learn best practices for minimizing fugitive dust emissions from these types of rock crushing equipment.

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11:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Dust Control
Jo Moore, Ranger Construction / Gary Brown, RT Environmental

Learn how to control facility and construction site fugitive dust. Understand how the new Soot Rule (PM2.5) will impact fine particulate matter stack testing and operating permits.

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