8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Elizabeth Crowley, President & CEO Elect, BTEA
Louis Coletti, President & CEO, BTEA
Jimmy Oddo, Commissioner, NYC Department of Buildings
Richard Mendelson, OSHA Region 2 Administrator
Pat Di Filippo, Executive Vice President Turner Construction Company
Patrick Whele, Executive Vice President Building Trades Employers Association

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Session 1: Investing in Peer to Peer Support Programs

This session reviews resources that offer assistance to your workforce and teams. Learn more about available labor-management programs and assets and how to integrate them into your employee resource programs.

Your takeaway: The best available peer-to-peer support resources for your workforce and employees.

Kevin Chase,
Director for Lean and Environmental Health and Safety, Turner Construction Company

Pat Mercroa

Brendan Loftus, Local 1, IUEC
Huaman “Lamont” Maura, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo
Suzanne Gimblet, CASAC-Program Coordinator NYC Distirct Council of Carpenters Benefit Fund
Nadira Saban, Child Welfare Project Manager Non-Traditional Employment for Women

9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session 2: Enhancing Your Safety Culture:
Data Driven Solutions for Total Wellness

What can bring your team together to improve safety culture? This session will review assessment programs in mental and physical health, discuss metrics used to determine safety performance, and share examples of field-tested wellbeing interventions and solutions.

William Dayton
, Corporate Safety Director, E-J Electric Installation, BTEA Safety Co-Chair

Debra Wein,
CEO & Founder, Wellness Workdays

Joe O’Connor, Vice President and Director, Intec, Inc.
Sebastien de Ghellinck, Co-Founder & President, Skill Signal

10:30 a.m. –  11:10 a.m.
Session 3:  Supporting Our Workforce: Mental Health and Wellness

How do contractors, unions, industry associations and owners unite to ensure the wellbeing of the workforce? What tools and resources are available? How do we remove the stigma of discussing mental health? What steps can you take when you see a potential crisis?

Sonya Bohman
, Executive Director, Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention  

Jamie Evans,
Senior Safety Director, New England, Turner Construction

Nick Robins, Corporate Director EH&S, Developments & Culture, Lend Lease
Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D., Director of Trauma Center, Mindwise Innovations, Riverside Community Care, Trauma Center (Boston)
Jarrett Milligan, Senior Director, East Region Environmental, Health, & Safety Skanska

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Keynote Session: Building Psychological Safety to Create a Mental Health-Supportive Jobsite Culture

Dan Lester, Vice President of Field Culture and Inclusion, Clayco

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates of all U.S. industries.

Safety professionals are vital to re-educating the construction workforce on mental health and psychological safety. As part of this high-energy presentation, participants will focus on research-driven strategies and actionable recommendations that promote mental wellness and create a psychologically safe and supportive workplace culture.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SAFEBUILD Awards Program
BTEA is proud to recognize leaders in best practices and new safety innovations.
  • Safety Innovation
  • Best Practices & Safety Culture
  • Project Safety
  • Hardhat Safety Award
1:00 p.m.
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