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 17th Annual

Greater St. Louis Safety and Health

Virtual Conference 

PRESENTERS

Louis Baggett, CSP, CHMM, President, L.B. Safety and Environmental Services, LLC

In November of 2015, Mr. Baggett retired to form L.B. Baggett Safety and Environmental Services, LLC. The company provides training and project management services to the small business sector. Mr. Baggett is an authorized OSHA trainer for both General Industry and Construction. Mr. Baggett holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Austin Peay State University. He earned his M.S. in Biochemistry & Plant Physiology from Purdue University. His professional memberships include Gateway Society of Hazardous Materials Managers - St. Louis, MO, American Society of Safety Professionals, and Academy of Hazardous Materials Management

 

Dave Bierman, President, Dave Bierman, LLC (formerly Colt Equimpent, Inc.)

David Bierman was president of Colt Equipment Inc for over 40 years. David was a machine tool builder, designer, manufacturer, distributor, and machine safeguarding specialist with experience in numerous industries ranging from candy processing to aerospace.

David has been involved in most phases of machine safety, machine building, manufacturing processes, statistical process control, machinery set up, & machinery safeguarding for a wide variety of industries. Including inspections for compliance, assessments, pre and post OSHA compliance assistance. Providing training for machine safeguarding, LOTO, and Best Safety Practices. David has provided services and consulted for many companies including OSHA VPP participants and many Fortune 500 companies.

David has trained and has been retained by OSHA, Missouri Department of Labor, National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, Law Firms, and numerous Loss Prevention Agencies. 

 

Matt Cowell, VP of Safety, AGC of Missouri

Matt is the VP of Safety for the Association of General Contractors. He has been working in construction safety for over 28 years. His current role is to aid member companies in being informed of current best practices and staying current on the ever-changing field of safety. Matt has been the Corporate Safety Director for several large companies and finds helping others is his passion. Matt has also written a book called, which helps others learn how to navigate the field of safety to be successful.

 

 Ann Marie Dale, Washington University School of Medicine

Ann Marie Dale Ph.D., OTR/L is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Dale has over 30 years of experience in the clinical treatment of work-related upper extremity conditions and in worksite-based prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. She has used a variety of intervention methods for individuals and groups of workers in many industries including healthcare, construction, retail grocery, automotive, manufacturing, and service industries, to prevent or reduce the effects of physical exposures from work tasks. She is currently exploring the safety and ergonomic interventions in construction with a focus on reducing physical exposures and improving the health of workers.

 

 

 

Kathi Dobson, CSP, Safety Director, Alberici Constructors, Inc.

Kathi Dobson is a 21+ year veteran of the construction industry and Alberici Constructors, Inc. Prior to her work in construction, she was a hospital-based critical care nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree from Mercy College in Detroit. She works throughout the country & North America supporting safe work efforts in her company’s automotive, mining, heavy civil, and industrial processes markets.

Kathi has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and is LEED® - BC& D accredited and holds the esteemed certifications of CSP, CHST, and STS-C.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at Oakland Community College – Farmington Hills, Michigan in the Construction Management program  Kathi has also held leadership positions with NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) at the chapter, region, and national levels. She has chaired the OSHA-NAWIC National Alliance since 2013. 

 

 

 

John S. Gaal, CWP, CPS, CEA

Dr. Gaal was the Director of Training and Workforce Development for the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council. He retired after 40 years of service at the end of January 2019. (He now serves as a consultant to the construction industry.) As a labor representative, John continues to serve on the St. Louis Airport Commission, St. Louis County Workforce Development Board, Missouri Workforce Development Board, and International Vocational Education and Training Association’s Board of Directors (president-elect). John holds an Associates's degree in construction management, a bachelor’s degree in architecture, a master’s degree in international business, and a doctorate in organizational leadership. Also, he completed post-doctoral programs at Harvard University (Trade Union Leadership: 2009) and the University of Florida (Marketing & Management: 2014). John was honored with two Fulbright (Specialist) Scholarships in Labor and Industrial Relations (Tokyo, Japan: 2010 and Toronto, Canada: 2015). He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed and professional journals on issues related to workforce development. Dr. Gaal is in his 25th year as an adjunct professor at Webster University.

 

 

 

AJ Gajdosik, CSSP, Loss Control Representative, Acuity Insurance

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, after graduating from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management, AJ began his career in safety working for a large oil and gas company in Houston, Texas as a Safety, Health, and Environmental Representative. Currently, he serves as a consultant for Nationwide Insurance in the Loss Control Technical Organization which supports the field Loss Control professionals serving Nationwide’s members. AJ has earned a certificate in Human Performance Improvement through the American Society for Training and Development. In 2005, AJ joined the adjunct faculty of the Midwest OSHA Education Centers (MOEC) teaching a variety of OSHA Training Institute (OTI) courses including the OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer courses. He is an OSHA Authorized Construction and General Industry Outreach Trainer and an Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR, AED, and Emergency Response.

 

David Hunyar, Safety Director at ARCO Business Services

David Hunyar is a Safety Director for the ARCO Enterprise of companies – making him responsible for, the health and safety of over 1,000 associates with offices and projects throughout the United States and Canada. He firmly believes that the best way to impact safety and health is through training and education. In fact, his personal motto is “don’t make people safe, make safe people.”He has presented various safety topics to international audiences on a variety of stages. David currently serves as the Board of Directors Vice President for the Safety Council of Greater St. Louis and is a Delegate for National Safety Council.

 

 

William Judge, JD, LL.M. Drug Screening Compliance Institute

Bill is an attorney with over 33 years of experience in the workplace drug and alcohol testing industry. He is the Co-Founder & Chief Research Director of Drug Screening Compliance Institute (DSCI), focusing on state, federal and subject-specific compliance research, policy development and review, training, education, litigation support and consulting.

Bill is a past Co-Chairman of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Drug-Free Workplace Program, a 10-year member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) MRO Faculty, a past advisor to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) MRO Committee, A 5-year participant in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Regional Student Drug Testing Summits, and a participant in the 1988 White House Conference for a Drug Free America.  

Bill has been involved in many workplace drug testing court cases at all levels, including the 1989 United States Supreme Court ‘Skinner’ decision, were drug testing all started. Bill has written and edited numerous articles and publications and regularly shares his industry expertise & thought leadership at several local, regional, and national speaking events.

 

Maryanne Heuer Martin, MS, CSP, CHST, Industrial Hygienist and Compliance Assistance    Specialist, St. Louis OSHA Area Office

Maryanne served as an Industrial Hygienist for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, St. Louis Area Office from 2010 - 2018 and currently serves as the Compliance Assistance Specialist. During her Compliance Safety and Health Officer enforcement career, Maryanne received several awards, including OSHA’s Champion of the Year award for exceptional performance in support of agency goals, the  National Safety Council “Rising Star” award, OSHA’s  Secretary’s Valor award, and several Assistant Secretary’s Team Impact Awards. As the Compliance Assistance Specialist, she provides outreach and compliance guidance to a variety of groups including small businesses, trade, and professional associations, union locals, community, and faith-based groups. Additionally, she promotes and helps to implement OSHA's cooperative programs, including the Voluntary Protection Programs, the Strategic Partnership Program, and the Alliance Program.  She received both her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in Occupational Safety & Health from Murray State University.  Her credentials earned include the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).

 

Bill McDonald, CSP, OSHA Area Director, Greater St. Louis  

Bill has served with distinction as Area Director in St. Louis Area since 2001.  Throughout his career with OSHA, Bill has been tasked to serve on many national and regional task forces and serve in numerous leadership positions Nationwide.  He has earned many leadership honors locally, regionally, and nationally to include the Department of Labor’s National Leadership Award. He has also been fortunate to see his office earn the Area Office of the Year on two separate occasions. Bill has also been recognized for his work in promoting private/public partnerships in the reduction of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities by the National Home Builders Association. Bill was privileged to serve in the US Air Force and has also earned the distinction of Certified Safety Professional (CSP). 

 

 

 

Harry Miller, CSP Director of Safety at SAK Construction, LLC

Director of Safety at SAK Construction, LLC (SAK), where he works with operations to collectively integrate and improve the safety culture at SAK. Harry has over 15 years’ experience in safety, health, and environmental leadership roles.  Prior to his employment with SAK, for three years Harry worked for Black & Veatch Construction where he supervised project safety professionals within the continental United States and Alaska.  During this tenure, he developed new technologies to enhance the Employee Improvement Program, to aid in tracking safety trends.  Harry’s approach to safety is “that safety is a mindset not only for work but, also for home”.

From 2006 – 2012, Harry served as Director of Safety & Health for the Carpenter’s District Council of Greater St. Louis and vicinity.

Harry has co-authored peer reviewed articles in safety-related publications. Fall Prevention on Residential Construction Sites in the “Professional Safety” magazine and An Analysis of Safety Culture and Safety Training:  Comparing the Impact of Union, Non-Union, and Right to-Work Construction Venues published in the “Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development”. 

 

Mike Minicky, CSP, CIT, Associate HSE Manager at Bayer

Mike Minicky is a former Safety Engineer with OSHA. He currently is an Associate HSE Manager at Bayer. Formerly Mike served as the General Safety Programs and Services Manager for the VA Center for Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health. Mike also served as Safety and Occupational Health Manager for the National Geospatial-Imagery Agency and Human Factors Engineer for US Army Aviation programs.

 

 

Chet Razer, MS, CSP, CPM Owner/Principal, Razer Safety and Health Consulting, LLC

Since 2012 Chet has been the Principal/Owner of Razer Safety and Health Consulting, LLC a Veteran-Owned Company.  Chet specializes in health and safety matters in construction, mining, general industry, and maritime.  Chet provides witness testimony, evaluates safety and health programs, offer independent catastrophe and accident investigations. Chet provides on-site assistance to employers who have been targeted under OSHA’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) and/or have received OSHA inspections categorized as “Significant.”.  He is the Author OSHA Field Guide: Understand Workplace Safety & Save Money

Rick Reams, Vice-President Safety and Quality, Murphy Company

Ricky W Reams serves as the Vice President of Safety and Quality for Murphy Company and has over 25 years’ experience as a safety professional and consultant in a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors with an emphasis on heavy industrial and large commercial projects. Mr. Reams currently serves as the President of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and is an active member of several other local and national safety and construction boards including the American General Contractors (AGC), the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers.

 

Barry Stelzer, Safety Director, STL-KC Carpenters Regional Center 

Barry is currently the Safety Director of the STL-KC Carpenters Regional Center. A position he has held for 8 years. Prior to that Barry was an instructor for the union. He instructed carpentry at the Unions St. Louis Training center for 12 years. Barry has been a Union Carpenter for over 40 years. Barry holds a BA in Labor Safety & Health and MS in Labor Studies. He also holds industry credentials of CHST and CSP. Barry is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Safety Council of Greater St. Louis.

 

Christopher Wolf, DO, Physician Bluetail Medical Group

Dr. Wolf obtained his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and was a resident at the University of Missouri in Columbia in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is Board Certified. He is a sub-specialty board certified in Brain Injury Medicine. He served as the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the University of Missouri until 2017 when he joined Bluetail Medical Group where he treats traumatic brain injuries, many of whom are injured workers and is specialized in regenerative medicine.

 

 

Mark Woodward, Sr. Safety and Risk Trainer, Missouri Employers Mutual

Mark Woodward is the Senior Safety and Risk Trainer at Missouri Employers Mutual. In this role, he is responsible for conducting MEM employee and policyholder training, including customized training for associations, safety conferences, and business groups.

Prior to MEM, Mark was the Safety and Training Manager at MidwayUSA in Columbia, MO. In this role, he was responsible for managing all workers' compensation operations, general industry/construction safety, and training for MidwayUSA’s employees. He was also the Assistant Safety Director at Opies Transport, Inc. in Eldon, MO

Mark has a bachelor’s in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri and a master’s in Education from William Woods University. He is certified through both the University of Missouri and the Association for Talent Development.

For the past 24 years, Mark has remained active in Missouri’s fire and ambulance services as a certified firefighter and emergency medical technician. He is a certified safety consultant through the State of Missouri and is a National Safety Council CPR, First Aid and AED trainer, Defensive Driving instructor and OSHA Outreach Trainer capable for the OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 in Construction. He is also President of the Missouri Chapter of the Common Ground Alliance, and President of the Central Missouri chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals.

 

J Bradley Young, Attorney-at-law, Partner, Harris, Dowell, Fisher, and Young

Bradley Young has well over twenty years of experience in all aspects of workers' compensation defense. Mr. Young has spoken before corporate organizations and at in-house client seminars for many years and frequently lectures for nationally known seminar companies on topics relating to workers’ compensation claims, employer liability, and third-party administration of claims. In addition to television appearances on local stations KSDK Channel 5, KMOV Channel 4, and KTVI Channel 2, Mr. Young is also a frequent guest on local radio station KMOX and writes monthly articles for journals and magazines on a wide variety of legal topics.