NEWA – Educational Safety Seminar

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Thursday, October 24th
Burlington, MA

Please join NEWA Members for our first Safety Seminar – Construction Site and RF Emissions Safety in 2019 and Beyond – on October 24th at Café Escadrille, 26 Cambridge St., Burlington, MA, 1:30pm to 7pm. 

New England-based industry specialists will discuss safety at wireless sites during construction, and how to approach radio frequency safety on rooftops and other general access sites. Designed to inform the layperson while providing key tips to construction pros, attendees will learn about the following:

  • The science of radio frequency emissions for 5G tech to laypersons
  • Physical barriers and signage needed for RF safety at rooftop sites
  • Critical equipment needs and safety techniques for tower / structure climbers
  • State of OSHA requirements affecting wireless construction sites
  • Benefits of continual re-training in preventing accidents

* 1:30 – 2:00pm = Registration/Welcome Announcements
* 2:00 – 3:30pm = Panel 1 – Construction Site Safety
* 3:30 – 4:00pm = Break
* 4:00 – 5:30pm = Panel 2 – Radio Frequency Emissions Safety
* 5:30 – 7:00pm = Networking/Cocktail Hour

PANEL 1: Construction Site Safety (2:00pm-3:30pm)

1. Staying Safe on Site with NATE and WWLF — Amy Dolce, SAI Group
Amy Dolce serves as the Safety Manager for SAI Group, one of the leading providers of wireless telecom services in New England since 1998.  Amy is an active Women of NATE (WON) Committee Member and is the New Hampshire Liaison for the NATE Wireless Industry Network (WIN).  Amy plays a key role in developing and promoting Job Hazard Analyses to reduce the risks associated with wireless sites. 

2. On-Site OSHA Risks and How to Avoid Them — Brian Stevens, Contractors Risk Management
Brian Stevens services as the Occupational Health and Safety Consultant with Contractors Risk Management, a 24-person firm based in Concord, NH.  Brian works through OSHA Regulations for Workers Compensation to advise employers in the wireless field, including self-insured groups, how to reduce on-the-job risks.

3. Construction and Workforce Development — Victor Drouin, Green Mountain Communication
As President and Co-founder of Green Mountain Communications, Victor Drouin oversees all major business strategy decisions, develops and executes growth and development plans, ensuring that the company’s standards of quality are upheld. Victor has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, particularly in designing wired/wireless communication solutions and management consultation. His passion for creating right-fit technology solutions for customers continues to set Green Mountain apart in the highly-competitive communications industry.  Victor serves as a committee member on the advisory board of the Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation and plays a key role in NATE’s task force on workforce development.

4. Tips for Pros / Newcomers in Staying Safe On and Off Site– Steven Kelly, Timberline Construction
Steve Kelly serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Timberline Construction, a full-service Construction Manager and General Contractor, located in Canton, MA, serving clients throughout the Northeast. The firm provides construction services for new building projects, tenant improvements, renovations and design-build projects. For more than 14 years, Timberline has built strong relationships with clients in a full range of market sectors, including corporate, life sciences, academic, multi-unit residential, hospitality, and wireless.

PANEL 2: Radio Frequency Emissions Safety (4:00pm-5:30pm)

1. RF Emissions Basics and Talking Points for Laypersons — Donald Haes
Donald Haes is a nationally-recognized expert in the science of radiological sciences and protection, having obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Lowell, Massachusetts in 1987 and 1988. While working at MIT, Don completed a graduate program in Radiation Safety earning a Ph.D. in 2000. Don is Vice-Chair of Subcommittee 2 (Terminology and Units of Measurement) of IEEE/ICES. He is also Secretary of the COMAR, an IEEE Engineering Society in Medicine and Biology. Don is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of both the LIA’s Board of Laser Safety and the HPS’s Non-Ionizing Radiation Section. Although Don has retired from DuPont as a nuclear chemist, and from both MIT and BAE Systems as a Radiation Safety Officer, he still works full time as an independent radiation safety consultant with over 200 clients. Don achieved certification by the ABHP in 1994 and by the Board of Laser Safety in 2008 and maintains current in his field.

2. The 5G Revolution and RF Emissions — Steven Snay, RADCompliance LLC: 

Steve Snay is the Director of Radiation Safety at RADCompliance, LLC, an engineering firm based in Lowell, MA, assisting the safety of the public and workers through outstanding radiological protection practices and health physics techniques.  Steve teaches health physics and medical physics at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where his expertise in the radiation protection field includes educating the public in the safe use and many uses of radioactive materials.  Steve obtained a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D from University of Massachusetts at Lowell, as well as an AET from Three Rivers Community College  in Nuclear Engineering.  During his career he has served as a nuclear safety inspector, provided technical support to the Massachusetts Radiation Safety Committee, conducted training of radiation workers and ancillary personnel, and has implemented a variety of workplace safety initiatives to reduce exposure risks for his clients.

3. RF construction safety in the field — Ken Zink, Timberline Communications Inc.
Ken serves as the Operations Manager of Timberline Communications Inc., where he applies his 14 years of significant safety and construction experience in telecommunications to further the needs of a variety of clients.  Ken holds multiple safety certifications which include: PIM, CPR, First Aid, Anritsu, MBTA ROW, boom lift operator, ComTrain, RFS, PPC Connector, OSHA 10-hour, and OSHA 30-hour.  Ken also serves as the Wireless Industry Network (WIN) state liaison for Massachusetts. WIN is a group designed to encourage companies that work in all areas of the wireless industry to join with NATE and help to improve the wireless industry as a whole.  Starting out as a tower climber, his role has been to elevate the safety and construction standards Timberline has always prioritized for its customers. 

Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres to follow.  REGISTER NOW! 

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