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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

7:15 am - 3:30 pm


IBEW Local 48 Hall & Training Center

15937 NE Airport Way

Portland, OR 97210

Conference Brochure 

Keynote Speaker 8:50 – 9:50 am: The Future of Safety is in Your Hands

Steve Clem, Vice President of Preconstruction, Skanska Construction and President, SafeBuild Alliance

Steve is the Vice President of Preconstruction for Skanska’s Oregon Office and has been a Skanska employee his entire 16-year career. He has worked in a wide variety of markets, including high-tech manufacturing, healthcare, and education. He has a passion for both safety and sustainability and believes they have an important link. He is a Northwest native, studied at theUniversity ofPuget Sound and theUniversity ofOregon.

Co-Keynote Speaker - Dan (“DJ”) Johnson, Vice President of Construction, Skanska Construction

Dan has worked in the Construction Industry for over 30 years. Dan has a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from the University of Washington. He has managed a wide variety of projects across the Western US.  Dan has a sincere passion for “working without injury” and has been instrumental in the initiation and growth of “Injury-Free” workplaces.

Afternoon Session:  1:00 – 2:00 pm: Workplace Violence– Clackamas Town Center 

Dennis Curtis, CSM, Senior General Manager, Clackamas Town Center

Mr. Curtis has been a shopping mall manager for 25 years. Prior to coming toClackamasTownCenterin 2010 he managed malls inCorvallis,Albany, andSalem,Oregon.  Mr. Curtis is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation and the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce.

Sheriff Craig Roberts, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

Born and raised inClackamasCounty, Craig Roberts has risen through the ranks of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office over the past 30 years.  After starting out as a Reserve Deputy, he has served as a member of SWAT, Undercover Narcotics Investigator and a Major Crimes Detective.


 Conference Agenda


7:15 - 8:00

Arrival and Continental Breakfast 

8:00 - 8:50


8:50 - 9:50

Keynote: The Future of Safety is in your Hands: Steve Clem, and Dan (“DJ”) Johnson, Skanska Construction

10:00 - 11:15

Safety   Committee Presentations

11:15 -12:00

Session A – Main Auditorium

Management   as Safety Champions -  Visible Support   of Safety Committee Operations: Bryant Enge, BIBS Director

The State of Safety in the City: Kate Wood and Ronda Hollis

Session B –  Boot   Camp

Safety Committee Boot Camp -   Breakout Session for all New Safety Committee Members: OSHA Required  Safety Committee Training:  Mike Cave and Carolyn Williams, City Risk


 Lunch  and Vendor Exhibit

1:00 - 2:00

Safety Committee Boot Camp, OR OSHA Standard, Incident Analysis: Mike   Cave, City Risk

1:00 - 2:00 Main Auditorium

Workplace Violence – Clackamas Town Center Reflection: Dennis Curtis,ClackamasTownCenter,  Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. 

1:00 - 2:00

OOPS What Happened? How to document incidents: CJ Timper and Randy Stenquist, City Risk.


Safety Committee Boot Camp - Hazard Recognition: MikeCave,City Risk 


Sell, Don't Tell - Lessons Learned on Effective Safety Communication: Paul Schuberg, BES.  


 The Value of Job Analysis in Safety and Workers’ Compensation: Jennifer Thomason and Melissa Schnell, City Risk.