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WORLD OF ASPHALT 2015: Preview Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence Following the Steps to EH&S Excellence By Mary Lou Jay A sphalt companies that want to stand out among the competition and earn community respect can't be content to merely follow the basic rules on environmental, health and safety issues. They must be committed to following the industry's best practices. Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence is NAPA's two-day conference that will give asphalt producers and asphalt contractors practical, timely, and relevant information on managing current hazards and risks. Held in Baltimore March 16-17, just prior to the start of World of Asphalt 2015, Beyond Compliance features world-class presenters and practitioners who can talk directly to the issues faced by the asphalt industry. Concurrent conference sessions follow two tracks: Environmental or Health & Safety MONDAY, MARCH 16 General session 12 noon Keynote Lee Cole of Oldcastle Materials Inc. shares his thoughts on the importance of a company's commitment to Environment, Health & Safety, why it makes business sense, and how it can instill workplace engagement and pride. 12:45 - 2:15 PM - Regulatory Outlook Hear from agency officials and others what is in store for the next five years. Learn how industry stakeholders help to minimize regulatory impact to small businesses like asphalt pavement companies. 12:45 - 1:30 PM - Agency Perspective Dorothy Dougherty (invited), Deputy Assistant Secretary of U.S. OSHA and Lisa Feldt (invited), Acting Deputy Administrator of U.S. EPA outline their top programs, successes and challenges, and discuss what's next. 1:30 - 2:15 PM - Addressing Regulatory Burden Keith Holiman (invited), Managing Director for Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Wayne Valis (invited), Valis Associates (former staff asst. to three U.S. presidents) discuss how stakeholders of all sizes can be effective advocates to minimize regulatory impacts. 2:15 - 3:15 PM - EH&S Information Management Systems A case study of one company's efforts to continually improve its comprehensive EH&S management system, necessary to ensure continued compliance with regulations, will be presented. Product vendors will also offer their latest EH&S management software. 3:45-5:15 p.m. (Concurrent Sessions) Environmental: Environmental and community activists are increasingly worried about emissions associated with nearby asphalt plants. Addressing Community Concerns Associated with Asphalt Plants, presented by Bob Beyke, Milestone Contractors, and Chris Monahan, Lane Construction, will provide advice on tools that plant owners and operators can use to dispel misperceptions and educate nearby community residents. Health & Safety: Do your plant personnel know what to do if an inspector walks up to your gate or an emergency occurs? Richard Wobby, AGC of Vermont, will offer advice on how plant personnel should be Preparing for and Managing Regulatory Inspections and Emergencies. TUESDAY, MARCH 17 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Concurrent Sessions) Environmental: The tank rupture and spill in West Virginia has increased concern about the storage of petroleum liquids. Bernie Bigham, Chesapeake Environmental, and Karissa Mooney, HollyFrontier Refining, will cover plants' compliance obligations in Storing Asphalt Rejuvenators and SPCC Tank Inspection and Testing Guidance. Health & Safety: Plant personnel need to understand the risks of working with petroleum asphalt binder. In Safe Handling of Petroleum Asphalt, Barry Gundersen, Gundersen Consulting, and Curt Benefield, Benefield Consulting, discuss the proper way to manage the hazards. 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Concurrent Sessions) Environmental: Odors from an asphalt plants can be a sore point with neighbors. Dr. Laura Haupert, Ecosorb-OMI, and Catherine SuttonChoate, Astec Industries, will be among the experts who will identify technologies and methodologies that plants can use in Managing Asphalt Plant Odors and Emissions. Health & Safety: OSHA's proposed silica rule will change the way construction companies address protection from respirable crystalline silica exposure. A presentation on Implications of the Silica Rule: Milling Machines and Exposure Assessment will focus on what companies will have to do to manage this hazard. continued on page 58 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015 * 57

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
PaveXpress: A Simplified Pavement Design Tool
Sustainability Section NAPA’s Asphalt Sustainability Conference
The Federal Highway Administration Sustainable Pavements Program
Environmental Product Declarations in the Sustainable Marketplace
Examining the Use of Reflective Pavements to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect
Pavement Vehicle Interaction and Smooth Asphalt Pavement
The NAPA Diamond Achievement Sustainable
Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence
A World of Asphalt Preview Section the World of Asphalt Education Program: Laying the Base for Innovation
Tools for the Trade
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com

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