March 2014 Meeting Minutes

Speaker Cancellation - William Denning had to cancel due to an urgent legal issue that came up. He has rescheduled for our April Meeting.

Founder Health Issues – JW brought up that Bob, one of the founders of CSG, has been having health issues. We wish him a speedy recovery.

New Safety Group – Chuck Rutlage spoke briefly about how some members are starting their own group. Little is known about this group. CSG wishes them well but plans to continue providing the best service we can for our members and leveraging safety experience through networking to reduce accidents and injuries for construction workers in the KC Metro.

Safety Equipment for Sale - CCP Composites has brand new safety equipment to sell including a rescue tripod. They don’t need it and are looking to sell it way below actual cost. See the enclosed for bore info.Job Postings - Balfour Beatty Construction has an immediate opening for a Site Safety and Health Officer (SSHO) position at Ft Riley.

New OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist – Todd Sieleman is “following in the footsteps” of Mark Banden and has accepted this position. He gave a few brief words to the group. Welcome Todd & congratulations on the new position!

Email Policies – Tom explained that he tries to limit emails sent. If a job needs immediately filled and it is in the metro a special email can be sent. For all other jobs and announcements please email Tom at and he will include it in an announcement at the next meeting and in the next month’s minutes.

ASSE 75th Anniversary – ASSE is having a 75th Anniversary party on March 21st. Outstanding value for only $25 per person. For more info go here: Safety Conference – There is still time to register for the Midwest Safety Conference on March 13th & 14th! (Wednesday has been canceled.)

Main Speaker: Dave Ezell – Dave was gracious enough to give an impromptu speech given that the main speaker canceled. His topic was on Components of a Good Safety Program

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