On Thursday, May 16th, GCI and ABC will hold our annual Safety & Education Night at the Boston Burlington Marriott to honor member companies who have achieved excellence through ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). 

But did you know there are critical educational seminars before the celebration even begins? And this year, we are offering TWO different seminars to choose from, with both beginning at 4:00 PM, followed by an exciting night celebrating the STEP Award Winners, and more!


Option 1: Annual OSHA Update - Regulatory Statistics, Worker Shortages, Opioids, Hot Work and more! 

​Kimlee Lindgren, Lead Instructor and Curriculum Developer for Construction & Maritime, OSHA Training Institute Education Center, will present her annual seminar to update and summarize the current events at OSHA.

Option 2: Using Leading Lagging Indicators to Measure Safety Performance 

Marc Bianco, Executive Vice President of United Alliance Services, will foster a discussion on how using leading and lagging indicators to measure safety performance can be an effective way to prevent workplace incidents.

​​Don't miss out on the important information these seminars will provide!
Safety & Education Night Schedule

Seminars Begin
4:00PM
 
Cocktail Reception
5:00PM
 
Dinner & Award Presentations
6:00PM
For event inquiries please contact Allison Jackson at allison@gwgci.org or 781-270-9990

Seminar Options

Option 1: Annual OSHA Update - Regulatory Statistics, Worker Shortages, Opioids, Hot Work and more! 

​Kimlee Lindgren, Lead Instructor and Curriculum Developer for Construction & Maritime, OSHA Training Institute Education Center, will present her annual seminar to update and summarize the current events at OSHA, including:
  • OSHA statistics and regulatory update: Use of drones by OSHA; Enforcement; Penalties; Pending and proposed regulations
  • Worker shortages in construction – safety challenges
  • Impact of marijuana legalization on the construction industry
  • Opioid problems in construction
  • Hot work in Massachusetts
  • Crane operator certification
  • OSHA Outreach changes (10 and 30-hour programs)
  • Recordkeeping – e-submissions
  • Silica
  • Beryllium
  • Resources: Digital media – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube; OSHA – Office of Engineering Services; and New construction guidance documents
  • Question and answer
When: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 4:00 PM ​(before GCI/ABC Safety & Education Night)
Where: Boston Burlington Marriott
PictureKim Lindgren, MS, CHST
About Kim Lingren
Kim Lindgren is a safety and health consultant with 38 years of experience. She currently is the lead instructor for construction and maritime at the Region 1 OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC). Prior to Region 1 OTIEC, she served as the Construction Curriculum and Industry Director for the OTIEC in San Diego for 20 years. Her expertise is in construction and maritime with previous employment with general contractors, specialty contractors, general industry, insurance companies and trade associations. Kim is also a former compliance officer for Cal/OSHA. She is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), past president of the San Diego Chapter and 2018 recipient of the Construction Safety Professional of the Year award.


Option 2: Using Leading Lagging Indicators to Measure Safety Performance 

Marc Bianco, Executive Vice President of United Alliance Services, will foster a discussion on how using leading and lagging indicators to measure safety performance can be an effective way to prevent workplace incidents.

This process involves measuring both your bottom-line safety results and how well your workplace is doing at accident and incident prevention. By controlling leading indicators, such as the amount of safety training or lessons you provide, you can help control your lagging indicators, such as your injury rate.

During the seminar you will learn how:


  • Every organization and workplace is unique, so we will look at which indicators can provide you with the best information.
  • How using leading and lagging indicators together will help provide a solid, bigger picture on what is and is not working in your occupational health and safety program. 

Leading indicators are focused on future safety performance and continuous improvement. These measures are proactive in nature and report what employees and management are doing on a regular basis to prevent injuries. Leading indicators help identify and understand the factors affecting the risk of injury. Use of this information will help identify ways to prevent the occurrence of work injury and illness.

Leading indicators that are connected to specific occupational health and safety program goals introduce a real level of accountability for those goals. But beyond tracking progress towards achieving specific goals, leading indicators can also measure and monitor their relative importance of health and safety within the organization.

Leading indicators can work to complement the more traditional outcome-based measures of lagging indicators, and can be used to balance out some of their limitations.

​When: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 4:00 PM ​(before GCI/ABC Safety & Education Night)
Where: Boston Burlington Marriott

PictureMarc Bianco, Executive Vice President of United Alliance Services
About Marc Bianco
Marc brings to bear a wide range of professional experience; serving in the US Navy, managing large scale operations, and occupational health and safety expertise, benefitting all of United Alliance Services’ clients. Marc is a leader and manages multiple team members, both in-house and outside consultants, while exceeding client expectations. His background has exposed him to numerous and varied potential  workplace  hazards and his depth of  knowledge of OSHA regulations enables him to provide thoughtful and strategic consulting services as well as dynamic classes to hundreds of private and public clients throughout New England and the Tri-State.