Spring Thaw

CalCIMA Virtual Spring Thaw 2021
March 18, 2021
8AM -12PM



Fallen Miners: Remembrance and Recognition
Terry Tyson, Insight Services & Presentations
In our annual tribute, we will stand in recognition and honor to those miners who lost their lives in our nation’s mines. We will also honor those who dedicate their lives to safety to protect themselves, and their colleagues during this very challenging time.

Recognition for 2020 Safety Award Winners
CalCIMA Safety Committee Co-Chairs
Michael Herges, Graniterock
Meghan Neal, P.W. Gillibrand Co., Inc. 
Help us celebrate and thank the winners of the CalCIMA 2020 Excellence in Safety Awards.  These are our colleagues and peers who displayed extraordinary efforts and results in creating and maintaining a safe work environment and promoting safer workers.
The View from CalOSHA and MSHA
Recorded Message from Cal/OSHA Chief, Doug Parker
James Wittry, CalOSHA

James Peck, Manager, Vacaville District, MSHA
Leadership from CalOSHA and the MSHA Vacaville District will underscore the focus of the Thaw – worker safety.



Breakout #1: Mine Safety

Preliminary Findings from NIOSH Mobile Equipment Study
Jonathan Hrica, NIOSH
Jennica Bellanca, NIOSH
Presentation will focus on the results from the mining heaving equipment study conducted by NIOSH in 2020.

Breakout #2: Construction Site Safety

Caltrans Safety Initiatives
Greg Berry, Acting Chief, Office of Safety, Insurance and Special Projects, Caltrans
Veera Nanugonda, Caltrans

Discussion of emerging initiatives to better provide protection for construction workers and material delivery in the public Right of Way.


Under Pressure: Managing Stress at Work
Terry Tyson, Insight Services & Presentations
Meghan Neal, P.W. Gillibrand Co., Inc. 

In addition to the pressure to do one’s job well, there are additional stressors associated with the global pandemic that can affect safety, well-being and effectiveness at work. We’ll discuss just a few things that individuals and crews can do to help reduce the negative effects of stress at work.
Regulatory Agenda for the Biden Administration
Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLP
Learn about what changes of emphasis the incoming Biden Administration will have on worker safety.



Breakout #1: Mine Safety

AI: Agency Interactions
Terry Tyson, Insight Services & Presentations
Willa Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLP

Knowing how to best interact with regulatory personnel during an inspection can pay dividends beyond regulatory assessments. With foresight and a few basic interpersonal skills, you can create a collaborative environment during an inspection.

Breakout #2: Ready Mix Safety

Ready Mix Truck Driver Safety Panel
Moderated by: Russell Morton, National Ready Mix Concrete Co
Jamison Soule, Holliday Rock Co., Inc.
Daryl Charlson, Cemex
A panel to discuss active braking systems and ladder-less trucks followed by open discussion and Q&A.

Breakout #3: Asphalt Safety

Asphalt Safety Panel
Shane Tack, Graniterock

Buzz Biles, Granite Construction Co., Inc.
A panel to discuss asphalt burns and asphalt silo loading safety, followed by open discussion and Q&A


CalOSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program: What You Need to Know
Iraj Pourmehraban, CalOSHA VPP Consultation Unit
Learn about CalOSHA's optional - and rigorous - opportunity for safety compliance.

Facility Inspections: There’s an App for That
Jason Stevenson, 7/11 Materials
Best practices in technology innovations to help simplify and manage facility safety inspections


$50 per person