Presentation Title

Defying Gravity - Cheating Death!   Building Safely Above The Rest.

 
About the Presentation
    Fall Fatalities in construction have been the leading killer of construction workers in the US for the past 20 years.  One would “think” that with all the Innovations in Fall Protection Systems and Equipment that has occurred; …the incredible amount of Fall protect equipment that has been purchased; …the hours of Fall Protection Safety Training that has been conducted; …the huge number and $$$ amount of regulatory citations that have been issued; …and the publicity that has been given to this issue might have decreased fatalities in this category.  But fall fatalities still lead the deaths count in construction.  This session will recap the issue, share some of the latest ideas and solutions in the available, discuss ideas and methods developed by forward thinking contractors in the areas of residential home building and those of commercial contractors.  If you work at building things from the ground UP…  you need to attend this session.
 
Presenter
Matt Riehl, Safety Director, Weaver Construction & Roofing, Inc.
 
Presenter Biography

Matt Reihl …has been involved is construction safety for over 10 years.  He is currently the Safety Director of a large commercial construction and roofing company in Lancaster County, PA.  Matt is an authorized OSHA Outreach Construction Instructor, a boom-lift/scissors-lift and forklift instructor, and general safety specialist.  Matt’s background and common sense presentation style, combined with his years of practical experience has helped hundreds of companies in the area to advance their safety program and motivate workers into doing the right thing on a jobsite.   Safety is all about getting workers home to their families every night. 

 
Presenter
Jason Beiler, Safety Specialist, Gap Power Equipment  
Presenter Biography

Jason Beiler is the Safety Specialist at Gap Power Equipment in eastern Lancaster County.  He has consulted and trained hundreds of workers in a wide variety of safety matters ranging from Fall Protection systems… to PPE and Emergency Preparedness issues.  With a back ground in the fire service, Jason brings a hands-on approach (and common sense) to solving his client’s challenging safety issues.  His many stories will help to demonstrate real life problems that may been encountered by workers when up in the air using creative (out-of-the-box) solutions and innovative thinking.