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

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

This session reviews resources for offering assistance to your workforce and teams.  Learn more about available Labor- Management programs and resources and how to integrate them into your employee resource programs.

Your takeaway:  The best available resources for assistance 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

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 find and implement fresh ways to improve safety culture? This session will review assessment programs in mental and physical health that provide metrics used to determine safety performance, and 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)

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:

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

Building Psychological Safety to Address Mental Health-Supportive Jobsite Culture

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

Safety professionals are vital in re-educating the construction industry’s 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 the construction industry can employ to promote mental wellness and create a psychologically safe workplace and supportive job site 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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