Presentation Title
Future of Fall Protection
About the Presentation

This workshop will cover the latest trends in Fall Protection, including current and future ANSI standards as well as how these standards will affect the direction of Fall Protection PPE.

Rob Willis, Global Product Group Manager – Fall Protection, MSA
Presenter Biography

Rob Willis has been in the Fall Protection industry for over 13 years. A degreed Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, he has spent a majority of his time as working in New Product Development designing fall protection PPE. Additionally, he has been a contributing member of ANSI since 2011 sitting on the SRL, Harness, Lanyard, and Anchorage Connector committees.

Frank Baxter, M.S, CSP, EHS Director, Skanska USA Building Inc. `
Presenter Biography

Frank provides management oversight of all the active projects by ensuring all policy and procedures are developed for the needs of the project and the client. He is responsible for developing and implementing project-specific safety plans and for the periodic inspection and reporting on the safety and environmental aspects of projects. Frank works closely with project management and the field to ensure site safety and compliance.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Director is responsible for safety programs for more than 20 large projects ranging from 30 million to 300 million dollars in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 

He is responsible for:

    Development of regional goals and objectives to ensure full compliance of Skanska’s EHS policies.

    Directly responsible to develop an EHS staff to ensure personal development through academically and credentialing through certifications such as Certified Safety Professional.

    Responsible to ensure all aspects of project safety including pre-planning by use of pre-task planning (Job Safety Analysis) are implemented to ensure all potential hazards and risks are identified prior to the start of work. 

    Responsible for accident investigations and the collection and evaluation of data relating to the incident to evaluate for trends and causation for the main purpose of prevention.