March 2016 Meeting Minutes

CSG Members,

Thanks to everyone who attended our March, 2016 Construction Safety Group Lunch Meeting at Legend of Asia Restaurant in Blue Springs, MO. There were 31 people in attendance and a Chinese Buffet was served.

Please see the minutes below – minutes will also be available on the CSG website at

  • President Tom Ruzicka opened the meeting with introductions and appreciation to all in attendance. Upcoming events for this area include:

  • The Safety Conference & Exposition at Tan Tar A presented by the Safety & Health Council of Western Missouri and Kansas will be held May 18th through the 20th. Registration and information can be found at

  • The Midwest Construction Safety Conference presented by the Builders Association will be held on March 24th & 25th and registration and information can be found at

  • Shawnee Mission Health CorporateCare is offering a Certificate Course on Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training. This complies with DOT/FMCSA Supervisory & Reasonable Suspicion Training requirements. The date is Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 and the cost will be $89 per person. To register e-mail or watch the CSG website for other options.

  • The subject for today’s meeting was “Returning Injured Employees to Work” and was presented by Dr. Jared Dirks. Dr. Dirks is the Area Medical Director for the Kansas City Market at Concentra. His presentation will be available on the CSG Website at

  • The next meeting will be on April 7th at Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant at 7201 W. 91st Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. The speaker will be Tom Maier presenting information on “Emerging Drugs.”

Thanks again to everyone who attended todays Luncheon and we look forward to seeing you in April at Cinzetti’s.


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