Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Safety Day

Apr 09, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Layher, Inc.,
8225 Hansen Rd, Houston, TX 77075, USA

Stand Tall. Stand Proud.
Stand Down for Safety.


Houston Fall Prevention Alliance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Houston South and North Area Office and ABC of Houston, ASA of Houston, Gulf Coast Safety Institute and SAIA recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, these organizations have formed an alliance to provide their members, and others, with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to fall hazards in the construction industries and addressing fall related issues and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). In developing this alliance, these organizations recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston
Based on the Merit Shop and Free Enterprise principles, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston helps members win construction related work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. ABC is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms.
Contact:  Emily Barnes

American Subcontractors Association Houston Chapter
American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter (ASA-HC) is a collective voice for a diverse membership committed to quality, safety and ethics in construction. ASA-HC advocates for legislative reform and provides educational opportunities for the subcontracting community.
Contact: Brianna Wright 

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute
The Gulf Coast Safety Institute was established in 2007 to provide safety and health training and education to workers and employees. Additionally, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator mentoring over 50 companies in improving their Safety and Health Management System to potentially achieve OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program STAR status.
Contact: Cindy Lewis 

Scaffold & Access Industry Association
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, shoring, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. 
Contact: Ted Beville 

Our Speakers

Ryan Falterman
Working on the Leading Edge

Pat will provide an overview of the requirements for prompt rescue of fallen workers.  He  will cover the unique pathology of suspension trauma and how that will drive the need for prompt rescue of fallen/suspended workers. Continuing discussions will focus on fallen worker rescue plans as part of the comprehensive fall protection plan. The hierarchy of fallen worker rescue, rescue techniques and equipment, and other considerations will be covered.  

The follow-on demonstration will provide hands-on opportunities to observe and even participate in live rescue scenarios using pre-engineered and component rescue systems.  

Falls & Fall Injuries:  What We Have Done So Far Just Isn't Working! 


Rescue Demonstration

Fall Protection Drop Test

Articulated Boom Lift


11:00 am
Registration & Lunch (Free)
12:00 pm
Welcome (Main Stage) 
Larissa Ipsen, OSHA Houston Area South Office
12:15 pm
Session 1 (Main Stage): 
Ryan Falterman, MSA 
Working on the Leading Edge
12:45 pm
1:30 pm
Visit the Demos and Vendors 
2:00 pm
Session 3 (Main Stage)
"Fall Injuries & Fatalities: What We Have Done So Far Just Isn't Working!" 
3:00 pm
Closing Remarks & Door Prizes!
Session 2 (Main Stage):  
Pat Furr, Roco Rescue
Rescue & Rescue Plans


Facility and Parking 
Lunch - Food Sponsor
Lunch - Cook Team
Soft Drinks
Bottled Water
Hard Hat Bags

The Venue


Layher North America—the official Layher dealer for the U.S. and Canada – is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Layher North America provides full-service scaffolding solutions and maintains a substantial and comprehensive, ready-to-ship inventory in the U.S. and Canada offering scaffold engineering and project consultation, onsite support, modeling, planning and specification review—Layher North America engineers can work closely with clients to ensure scaffolding plans, logistics, materials, engineering and safety issues as well as cost benefit considerations are well thought-out no matter what the job challenges may be.

8225 Hansen Road 
Houston TX 77075

Free Parking

Fast Park - Hobby Airport 
8202 Hansen Rd, Houston, TX 77075

Parking is being provided free of charge by Layher, Inc.  The entrance to Fast Park is located directly across the street from the Layher facility.  Tell the attendant that you are attending the Safety Day event.  You will receive a token at registration to pay for the parking on your way out.  


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