Presentation Title

Do You Feel Lucky Punk?, Demolition Subpart T and Best Practices

About the Presentation

Is it true that all you need is a sledge hammer and a magnetic truck sign to be a demo contractor?  Review of Subpart T, Health and Environmental and Best Practices.  Let’s avoid the “What could possibly go wrong” attitude.

The Presenters
Bob Verzella, Senior Corporate Safety Manager, L.F. Driscoll
Presenter Biography

Bob Verzella is finishing his eleventh year with the L F Driscoll company as the Senior Corporate Safety Manager.  His expertise in demolition comes from all the mistakes he made as the project manager of a demolition company in Philadelphia for eighteen years.  He taught in public and private schools for 14 years, primarily senior high math and science. His training includes: BA Mathematics – Rutgers, MA The Administration of the Christian School – Maranatha Baptist Bible College, CHST.

Jim Harrity, OSHA Compliance Assistance Officer

Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Resource Management with emphasis in Marine Science from the Pennsylvania State University.  He began his Federal career at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard where he completed a Ship Fitter apprenticeship.   Jim transferred into the Environmental Health and Safety Branch in the Shipyard and served as a Safety and Occupational Specialist supporting the Structural Group and later as an Industrial Hygienist.    In 1994 he moved onto the US Army Corps of Engineers serving as the District Industrial Hygienist in the Philadelphia District and later the New York District.  Jim supported Superfund Projects, Military Construction and Civil Works Flood Control Projects with Occupational Safety and Health oversight for Government and contractor employees.   Jim started with OSHA in 2002 as an Assistant Area Director in the Philadelphia Area Office where he has managed both Safety and Health Compliance Teams.  He was assigned as the Regional Process Safety Manager and continued with enforcement support in the Philadelphia Area OSHA Office.  In 2014 Jim was assigned as the Compliance Assistant supporting outreach and compliance assistance efforts in the Philadelphia Area Office and Wilmington Delaware Area Office.