The University of Wisconsin–Platteville in conjunction with construction industry partners are hosting the first annual Construction Safety Summit for construction safety professionals at any stage in their career, as well as manufacturers and distributors in the safety field. Outside of the training and seminar sessions, our opening and closing receptions and social events throughout the week allow professionals to network with those in the construction safety industry. Participants can also connect with UW-Platteville students seeking internships or full-time job opportunities.

All proceeds from the Construction Safety Summit will help fund our hands-on learning labs: the Safety Lab, Commercial Construction Lab, and our Road & Infrastructure Lab. Your registration will help future generations of construction safety professionals gain experience and prepare for a successful career in the industry.

Construction Safety Summit

POSTPONED to Spring 2023, date to come.

By taking part in this event, construction safety professionals will experience benefits like:

  • Earning CEUs through interactive training sessions alongside industry professionals
  • Learning about the newest approaches, tools, and technologies to improve your organization
  • Networking with leaders in the construction safety industry in a professional yet fun atmosphere

By taking part in the week-long trade show alongside the event, you’ll experience benefits like:

  • Demonstrating your tools and equipment in our interactive training sessions
  • Connecting with industry professionals who use your products and make purchasing recommendations for their company
  • Networking with leaders in the construction safety industry in a professional yet fun atmosphere

Plus, there are unique opportunities to showcase your company through sponsorships and events at the conference and on the UW-Platteville campus.

With your vendor registration you will have the option to pick one booth size or two booth size. The booth is one 6 foot table, skirted and includes chairs. You will also have the option to register for the summit at a discounted rate.

The Construction Safety Summit will be held at the Grand River Conference Center.

Along the Mississippi River and adjacent to deluxe lodging, gaming, and entertainment venues, the Grand River Conference Center is within walking distance of historic downtown Dubuque.

For overnight accommodations there will be a block of rooms reserved at the Grand Harbor Resort, which is connected to the conference center. You can reserve rooms by phone at 563.690.4000 ext. 1. Please state you are part of the Construction Safety Summit.

Reservations include continental breakfast served on 2nd floor from 6:30–9 a.m. and waterpark tickets when waterpark is open. 

Airports close to the Construction Safety Summit

Dubuque Regional Airport
Madison Airport

Dubuque area information


Summit Schedule

Time Description
5–7 p.m. Check-in
7–8 p.m. Speaker and Summit Dinner
8 p.m.–midnight Hospitality Rooms
Time Description Vendor
6–8 a.m. Check-In  
7–7:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast at hotel  
7:30–9 a.m. Selected sessions  
9–9:30 a.m. Break Check-In
9:30–11:30 a.m. Selected sessions Check-In
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch/Transportation to Lab/Round Table Discussion or Speaker Booths open
1–3 p.m. Selected sessions  
3–3:30 p.m. Break Booths open
3:30–5 p.m. Selected sessions  
5–6:30 p.m. Transportation back from Hands-On Lab Booths open
6:30 p.m. Cocktail starts  
7–9 p.m. Opening Night Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Awards, and Dinner  
9 p.m.–midnight Hospitality rooms  
Time Description Vendor
7–7:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast at hotel  
7:30–9 a.m. Selected sessions  
9–9:30 a.m. Break Check-in
9:30–11:30 a.m. Selected sessions Check-in
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch/Transportation to Lab/Round Table Discussion or Speaker Booths open
1–3 p.m. Selected sessions  
3–3:30 p.m. Break Booths open
3:30–5 p.m. Selected sessions  
5–6:30 p.m. Transportation back from Hands-On Lab Booths open
6:30 p.m. Cocktail starts  
7–9 p.m. Social/Networking Event  
9 p.m.–midnight Hospitality rooms  
Time Description Vendor
7–7:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast at hotel  
7:30–9 a.m. Selected sessions  
9–9:30 a.m. Break  
9:30–11:30 a.m. Selected sessions Booths open
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch/Transportation to Lab/Round Table Discussion or Speaker Booths open
1–3 p.m. Selected sessions  
3–3:30 p.m. Break Booths open
3:30–5 p.m. Selected sessions  
5–6:30 p.m. Transportation back from Hands-On Lab Booths open
6:30 p.m. Cocktail starts  
7–9 p.m. Out On The Town Activities  
9 p.m.–midnight Hospitality rooms  
Time Description Vendor
7–7:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast at hotel  
7:30–9 a.m. Selected sessions  
9–9:30 a.m. Break  
9:30–11:30 a.m. Selected Session  
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch/Transportation to Lab/Round Table Discussion or Speaker Booths open
1–3 p.m. Selected sessions  
3–3:30 p.m. Break Booths open
3:30–5 p.m. Selected sessions  
5–6:30 p.m. Transportation back from Hands-On Lab Booths open
6:30 p.m. Cocktail starts  
7–9 p.m. Closing Night Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Awards, and Dinner  
9 p.m.–midnight Hospitality rooms  
Time Description
7–7:20 a.m. Continental Breakfast at hotel
7:30–9 a.m. Selected sessions
9–9:30 a.m. Break
9:30–11:30 a.m. Selected sessions
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Construction Safety Summit concludes

Session descriptions

  • Increase your knowledge of and experience with the operation of an aerial lift with this hands-on training.

    Instructor: Tony Parson, Walter Group

    • Option 1: Tuesday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    • Option 2: Wednesday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
  • Attend this session to gain a better understanding of the complex combination of science and regulations related to construction in a confined space.

    Instructor: TBD

    • Option 1: Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    • Option 2: Wednesday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • This session will review construction site electrical safety, including the application of NFPA 70E.

    Instructor: TBD

    • Option 1: Tuesday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Option 2: Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Experience the actual assessment, selection, and application of excavation safety protocols.

    Instructor: Robert Fischbeck, United Rentals

    • Option 1: Monday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    • Option 2: Tuesday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    • Option 3: Wednesday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.  
    • Option 4: Thursday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
  • Many new OSHA & ANSI standards have been released for the Fall Protection industry since 2017. The recently released 2022 ANSI Z359 standards focus on self-retracting lifelines (SRL) and the new standards for Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) & Vertical Lifeline (VLL) systems are in their final stages. These new standards, resulting in significant changes to both equipment and systems, will be discussed and explored as they pertain to the employer and employee in both construction and general industry.

    Instructor: John Corriveau, Lighthouse Safety

    • Option 1: Monday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    • Option 2: Thursday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    John Corriveau has over 40 years experience in the Safety Industry and has owned Lighthouse Safety, LLC since 1993. John has spent the past 25 years specializing specifically in the areas of Fall Protection, Confined Space and Rescue. He has travelled the world as a contract trainer for OSHA & the United States Air Force and has been an active voting member of the ANSI Z359 committee since 2006. John is a renowned speaker and trainer, and has helped design some of the most sophisticated Fall Protection safe

    John Corriveau has over 40 years experience in the Safety Industry and has owned Lighthouse Safety, LLC since 1993. John has spent the past 25 years specializing specifically in the areas of Fall Protection, Confined Space and Rescue. He has travelled the world as a contract trainer for OSHA & the United States Air Force and has been an active voting member of the ANSI Z359 committee since 2006. John is a renowned speaker and trainer, and has helped design some of the most sophisticated Fall Protection safety systems in use today. John’s extensive product knowledge combined with his broad range of experiences, and relationships with the top manufacturers of Fall Protection equipment, enables him to share a wide spectrum of practice and theory in today’s environment.

  • Does your company ever need to setup traffic control on your projects? Our trainer will guide you through the basic of safe traffic control.

    Instructor: Mark Miner

    • Friday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Construction fleet operations are a challenge for everyone, meet this challenge head on with best practices for managing your fleet safely.

    Instructor: Carl Hienlin

    • Option 1: Tuesday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Option 2: Wednesday 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • The incident rate of heavy equipment injuries and deaths is on the rise. Help protect your workforce by learning industry’s best practices.

    Instructor: Rob Dahl, CSDZ

    • Option 1: Monday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    • Option 2: Wednesday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    Chad Stuart

    Presenting on Monday – Option 1

    Chad Stuart, MS, CHST Risk & Safety Specialist has over 25 years of construction experience and joined CSDZ in 2015 serving construction clients in the Upper Midwest. He began his construction career in 1996 as a union carpenter apprentice and, after achieving Journeyman status, was promoted to site Foreman. Over the next 7 years, Chad concentrated on construction management where he consulted with organizations on a nationwide scale. During this time, he developed strategic, measurable construction risk outcomes for increasing profitability potential, improving efficiencies, and reducing costs. Chad was the Safety and Training Manager for a national utility contractor before coming to CSDZ where his focus was on gas, oil, and municipal construction for 8 years. During this time, Chad earned the 2013 National Safety Person of the Year award from the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA).

    Chad was Army 11B - Infantry in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF III). He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stout with degrees in Construction Management (BS) and Risk Control/Safety Management (MS). Chad is also a BCSP Safety Management Specialist (SMS) & Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), NCCER Construction Site Safety Master Instructor (CSSM), an authorized OSHA trainer and has earned numerous construction-specific certifications and qualifications.

    Rob Dahl

    Presenting on Wednesday – Option 2

    Rob Dahl, CSP, ARM Risk & Safety Specialist has nearly 30 years of safety and risk management experience and serves CSDZ construction clients in the Upper Midwest.  He started his construction career with a national heavy, civil, and industrial contractor as a project safety engineer and eventually became a regional safety manager.  He has also been a construction laborer, carpenter, and superintendent for a small commercial contractor.  Prior to joining CSDZ in 2019, Rob spent 18 years with national insurance carriers in field consultant and regional manager/director roles in construction and commercial business units.  Throughout his career, he has been involved on projects with numerous ENR Top 400 contractors. 

    Rob is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Industrial Technology Management with majors in Industrial Technology Management and Safety Management.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM).

  • Learn more about construction insurance programs available to you and your company.

    Instructor: Mark Monson, Hanover Insurance

    • Thursday 7:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Learn the finer details of safe crane operation and apply those skills in our training center.

    Instructor: Dave Ritchie

    • Monday and Wednesday 7:30 -11:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
  • Update your OSHA Construction 30-hour Instructor Certification

    Instructor: Scott Brooks, Mid-America OSHA

    • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
  • Use current technology to enhance your project safety pre-planning efforts with the help of the best practices put forth in this session.

    Instructor: Ryan Hornsey, MA Mortenson

    • Option 1: Monday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Option 2: Thursday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Owning Your Impact: The Case for Psychological Safety and Mental Health on the Jobsite

    Increasing our team members’ ability to make the safest and most productive decisions requires more than the attention we place on our deep bench of safety policies and procedures. The dire consequences are reflected in our industry’s high rate of suicide and opioid abuse. This session will provide actionable steps for creating a culture of psychological safety on your jobsites and discuss the value this will bring to the future of our industry.

    Instructor: Kabri Lehrman-Schmid

    • Option 1: Wednesday 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    • Option 2: Thursday 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    Kabri Lehrman-Schmid

    Kabri Lehrman-Schmid is a Project Superintendent with a 15-year career portfolio showcasing her depth of skill across all project phases on integrated-delivery aviation and active campus projects.  Recognized as one of Construction Business Owner’s Outstanding Women in Construction in 2019, and the Washington Women in Trades' Workplace Leader Award winner, Kabri supports the industry with her advocacy for cultural change on and off her jobsites with Hensel Phelps.  She is a member of the AGC of Washington’s Culture of Care Steering Committee, and a mentor for both regional foreman training programs and university college students. Kabri uses multiple media platforms to educate a growing audience about field management’s role in examining bias and challenging stigmas that prevent mental health in construction through the development of psychological safety on the jobsite.

  • We’ll explore the science of rigging and apply the techniques in real-time, thanks to our interactive lab.

    Instructor: Jason Birdwell, Crosbygroup

    • Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 -11:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m.
  • Scaffolding is used on almost every construction project, and this session will demonstrate the finer details of scaffold erection.

    Instructor: TBD

    • Option 1: Tuesday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
    • Option 2: Thursday 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5 p.m.
  • Explore the science behind lifting operations in relation to rigging and crane use.

    Instructor: TBD

    • Monday and Thursday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • This session will cover both the regulations around Silica and how to keep your workforce safe when working with Silica.

    Instructor: Raffi, Milwaukee Tool

    • Option 1: Monday 7:30-9:30 a.m.
    • Option 2: Wednesday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Option 3: Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Construction partners are a key element to any project. This session will discuss how to build effective working relationships.

    Instructor: TBD

    • Option 1: Monday 7:30-9:30 a.m.
    • Option 2: Tuesday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Training is both a science and an art: learn how to merge the two and develop a world-class safety training program.

    Instructor: Regina McMichaels

    • Option 1: Monday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Option 2: Tuesday 7:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Option 3: Wednesday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Regina McMichael

    Regina McMichael, CSP, CIT is President of The Learning Factory, Inc., She is the author of and is known as "The Safety Training Ninja". She is a leading motivational safety speaker and a Director on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Regina has helped companies grow their safety passion and leadership capabilities for over 31 years. She mentors and coaches professionals to leverage their influencing capabilities to achieve their safety goals and has been developing, delivering, and implementing training programs for every type of organization.

    You can reach her at regina.mcmichael@gmail.com or visit ReginaMcMichael.com

  • This session will share best practices for managing a dynamic, changing workforce.

    Instructor: TBD

    • Option 1: Monday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    • Option 2: Tuesday 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Sponsors

All proceeds from the UW-Platteville Construction Safety Summit will go help fund the Construction Management and Construction Safety Management hands-on safety lab, commercial construction lab, and the road and infrastructure lab.

Consider a sponsorship to maximize your company’s participation in the Construction Safety Summit. Sponsors will gain brand exposure, meet with current and potential customers and be recognized as a leader in the construction industry.

Choose from a variety of opportunities and sponsorship levels listed below or view the sponsorship handout for additional details.

Who attends the UW-Platteville Construction Safety Summit?

  • Safety professionals
  • Manufacturer representatives and distributors
  • Construction safety professionals at any stage in their career
  Platinum Plus
EXCLUSIVE $12,000+

Platinum
$10,000

Gold Plus
LIMITED $9,000

Gold
$8,000

Silver Plus EXCLUSIVE
$6,000
Silver
$5,000

Brand recognition in the opening address of the conference and opportunity to briefly address the audience at the opening session before the keynote speaker

X          

Company branding at one of the bar areas at the evening social with company recognition at tables, electronic signage, and choice of signature drink

    X      

Brand recognition in the closing address of the conference and opportunity to briefly address the audience at the closing session before the keynote speaker

        X  

Co-branding opportunities on conference materials and merchandise

X

X

       

VIP hospitality room at the Construction Safety Summit with your company branding

X X        

Company highlighted through equipment signage in the convention center entrance

X X        

 Inclusion in UW-Platteville Corporate Relations digital advertising for one semester

X X        

One week stay at the on-site Grand Harbor Hotel, Resort and Waterpark

X X X X    

Prime location booth at the Construction Safety Summit Trade Show

Exclusive Exclusive Premier Premier    

Company recognition in event programs and throughout the venue on sponsorship signs 

Logo Logo Logo Logo Name Name

One all-access pass to the Construction Safety Summit 

X X X X X X

Admission to Construction Career Day and Construction Networking event on Oct. 5, 2022 

X X X X X X

Company info session with construction safety management and construction management students to be scheduled at company's discretion 

X X X X X X

Company name and logo on website and social media outlets

X X X X X X
  • Opening Session $12,000 (one spot available)

    • Recognition as Platinum Level Sponsor, plus recognition in the opening address of the conference

    Social/Networking $9,000 (four spots available)

    • Recognition as Gold Level Sponsor, plus naming rights for one of the multiple bar areas at the evening social with company recognition at tables, electronic signage, and choice of signature drink

    Closing Session $6,000 (one spot available)

    • Recognition as Silver Sponsorship, plus company recognition in the closing address of the conference

    Lunch and Snack Break $1,000

    • Table recognition

    Classroom Session $500

    • Company Name and Logo on Digital Signage Outside of Classroom

    Swag Bags $250

    • Company Name and Logo on bag plus marketing material in the bag

    Sponsor a Student $100

    • Sponsor a student to join your table at the Opening Night and Closing Night Ceremonies
  • Double Vendor Booth $180

    • Booth at the Construction Safety Summit Trade Show $180 per day (12’ skirted table and four chairs)

    Vendor Booth $100

    • Booth at the Construction Safety Summit Trade Show $100 per day (6’ skirted table and two chairs)

Summit Coordinator

Gretchen Bockenhauer
Lecture and Co-Program Coordinator Construction Management Coordinator
UW-Platteville
bockenhauerg@uwplatt.edu | 608.780.3351