Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance


Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance



MASHA 2016

Safety and Health Conference
Thursday April 28th, 2016


  • Education opportunities in construction, general industry and oil and gas extraction safety
  • Continuing education credits
  • Great networking and career mentoring opportunities
  • Vendor displays
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Easy access
  • For driving directions go to:  http://www.therla.org/
  • Free Parking


Registration 7:00 - 8:00 am
Conference  8:00 am-3:00 pm

Regional Learning Alliance Conference Center
850 Cranberry Woods Dr.
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

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  • Continuing education credits
  • Lunch provided
  • Vendor Displays
  • Great Networking opportunity
  • Easy access
  • For driving directions go to:
  • Free Parking

Limited seating - 300 registrants only. Register early!


MASHA’s Conference

Our region has been at the forefront of occupational safety and health for 100 years with industry leaders in manufacturing, mining, construction and services. With our region’s energy reserves, natural gas extraction has become a major regional industry, thereby adding to the diversity of our safety and health careers. Our regional outlook and opportunities for careers in occupational safety and health is expected to grow.

Since MASHA was established in 2007, it has been our pleasure to offer an annual conference in western Pennsylvania with educational opportunities reflective of our diversity in occupational safety and health.

The 2016 Safety and Health Conference will feature the following educational tracks:

  • General Industry
  • Construction
  • Oil and Gas Extraction

Conference Highlights:

  • Keynote Address - Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety - "Safe 4 the Right Reasons"

  • Safety experts in Construction, General Industry and Oil and Gas Extraction

  • General Session - Dr. Don Teater, NSC - "Prescription Painkiller Abuse is the Worst Drug Epedemic Today in the Workplace and at Home"

  • Closing Session - OSHA Regional Office, Philadelphia PA - "OSHA Update"

Conference Schedule

7:00-8:00 Registration
7:30 Exhibit Area Opens
8:00-8:15 Welcome and Conference Notes
8:15-9:00 Opening Keynote Session
Dale Lesinski, DiVal Safety, "Safe 4 the Right Reasons"
9:15-10:00 Session I
10:00-10:15 Break: Visit Exhibitor Area
10:15-11:00 Session II
11:15-12:00 Session III
12:00-1:00 Lunch served in the Atrium
1:00-1:45 General Session
Dr. Don Teater, National Safety Council, "Prescription Painkiller Abuse is the Worst Drug Epidemic Today in the Workplace and at Home"
2:00-2:45 OSHA Closing Session
OSHA Regional Office Philadelphia, PA, "OSHA Update"
2:45-3:00 Closing
4:00 Exhibit Area Closes

Construction Track—Auditorium

Session I “Making a Positive Difference in Construction Safety and Health by Improving Safety Climate and Leadership: An Update” - Linda Goldenhar, PhD, CPWR
Session II “Recent Innovations in Hand Protection for Construction Workers” - Michelle Glukowsky, QSSP, Protective Industrial Products
Session III “Application of sUAS in the Construction and Inspection Industry” - Richard P. Celender, CET, CPESC, CPSWQ, Civil & Environmental Consultants

General Industry Track—Great Room A

Session I "Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems - Pushing the Limits with New Technology” - Chuck Muchoney, Fire Fighter Sales and Service
Session II "The Who, What, Where, Why and How of Predicting Workplace Injuries” - Griffin Schultz, MBA, Predictive Solutions
Session III “Headlines in Industrial Hygiene Air Sampling” - Debbie Dietrich, CIH, SKC

Oil and Gas Track—Great Room B

Session I "Emergency Response to Well Site Incidents" - Patrick Pauly, PA State Fire Academy
Session II “VOC Exposures Reduction Efforts in Flowback Operations” - Andrew Mihalcin, MS, CSP, Range Resources
Session III “HSE Considerations for Water Transfer Operations at Well Sites” - Mark Heisey, Sr., Keystone Clearwater Solutions



Conference Notes

  For those needing certification points, please sign-in at the Registration Table and pick-up a certificate of attendance.

Conference Planning Committee

Susan Adams Aaron Cameron
Michael Conti Carl Heinlein
Danyle Hepler Christy Kirsch
Del Kubeldis Steve McGough
USDOL-OSHA Pgh. Area Office Bob McCall
Jeff Pawloski Bernie Quinn
David Renz Dan Sherwin
Michele Slinkard Bill Smith (UPMC)
Bill Smith (SRU) Steve Stockton
Bill Bernhart

Conference Exhibitors

  3M Corporation
AM Health and Safety
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
DiVal Safety
Industrial Scientific
Instrumentation Systems
Magid Glove & Safety
Mobile Medical Corporation
OSHA - Pittsburgh Area Office
Premier Safety & Service
SKC, Inc.
Square One Medical
Superior Glove Works
Worksite Medical

  Thank you for supporting the MASHA 2016 Safety and Health Conference.
- Bill Bernhart, MASHA President



Contact Person: Bill Bernhart
4008 Alden Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1022
Phone: 412-260-5240
Fax: 412-561-0191
E-mail: info@mashainc.com
Web: www.mashainc.com



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