12:30pm to 1:30pm
Presenter: Greg Burkhart – AGC of NWOH
Bio: Greg Burkhart
Greg is currently the Director of Safety and Training with the Associated General Contractors of Northwest Ohio as well as Ohio/Michigan NECA. His love for safety started 40 years ago when he started as a volunteer in the fire service. In 1989 he became a fulltime Paramedic/Firefighter, retiring from the fire service in 2014. Greg has always had a passion for helping others. In 2018, while attending an AGC of America Safety Conference, he had the opportunity to listen to Cal Beyer, Vice President of Workforce Risk & Worker Wellbeing for CSDZ, and a nationally known speaker, discuss Suicide Prevention in Construction. Greg’s passion for helping others made him realize that he needed to bring this message back to Toledo to educate union construction in Northwest Ohio.
Greg talked to the AGC Safety Committee about developing a program for suicide prevention in construction. With that discussion 2tuff2talk was born. 2tuff2talk is a resource for union construction workers in Northwest Ohio to find resources available to them through their EAP (Employee Assistance Programs). www.2tuff2talk.com is the website for union construction.