May 8, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Greg Burkhart, Scott Goodwin and Chief Blair—Confined Space Rescue…what you need to know!

Greg Burkhart is the Director of Safety and Training for the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio, a position he has held since 2016. His primary responsibility is to assist unions and union contractors with their safety and training needs. Greg started teaching construction safety part time at the AGC in 2007. He was instrumental in designing and developing Confined Space Training Services, a division of the AGC which trained hundreds of workers throughout the United States regarding confined entry, and rescue.

Robert “Scott” Goodwin is the Corporate Safety Manager for SSOE Group. Scott has a Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia. Scott is a Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician and helps support over 1100 employees, in 22 offices and 4 countries providing all Safety services including General Industry, Construction and Mining. Scott was previously the Director of Safety and Training for the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

Bryce Blair is currently the Senior Battalion Chief on C-shift on the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department and have been on the department since 1993. He has been involved in most of TFD’s specialty teams over the majority of his career to include, Rope, Confined Space, and Trench Rescue, HazMat Team, Vehicle and Machine Extrication, Structural Collapse, Swiftwater/Flood, Marine One (fireboat), USAR, and the Dive Team. He is an instructor in most of these disciplines and has been involved in ‘real world’ emergencies in each of these. He was the Battalion Chief of Special Operations/Technical Rescue/Homeland Security Bureau for 2 years until returning to the line this January

We will look at both the General Industry Standard as well as the Construction Standard for Confined Space. We will discuss the difficulties associated with workers entering into a confined space, General Industry or Construction and we will discuss why relying on your local fire department for rescue is not a good idea.

Presenters: Greg Burkhart, Scott Goodwin and Chief Blair