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WORLD OF ASPHALT 2015: Preview
Achieving EH&S Excellence
Following the Steps to EH&S Excellence
By Mary Lou Jay
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
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
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
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.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015
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
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2015