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employer-owned property. Often, these
laws constrain employers from taking
adverse employment action against
employees who lawfully possess firearms
in their vehicles. At the same, workplace
violence is a growing concern that also
may increase duties and liability for
employers. This webinar will provide
an overview and tips for complying with
gun legislation that affects the workplace while still following legal obligations on workplace safety.
benefits home for aggregate producers.
Equipment manufacturers and dealers
will find this presentation valuable as
well, as it discusses recent advances
in powerful, universal plant modeling
T55 What Color is Your Flag?
A Visual Approach to Changing
Your Safety Culture
T58 A New Way to Improve Worker
Health & Safety Performance
Brian Bigley, Lehigh SW Cement
This is a roadmap of how one company
moved their safety culture from reactive safety measurements to an easilyidentifiable system of highly-visible
system of proactive safety measures that
reinforced their growing safety culture.
This system is compatible with almost
any culture, and can be expanded to fit
new challenges and needs as the safety
culture grows. Best of all, the system is
easily transferable to any size operation
or industry, and costs pennies to create
and pilot. Further refinements can be
grown in-house, and adapted to almost
any existing (or future) technology.
T56 Plant Modeling - Planning for
Profits in 5 Easy Steps
Bryan Lewis, AggFlow/
Bedrock Software, Inc.
The root of profitability in aggregates
production is plant efficiency-selecting and operating your equipment to
produce what is needed, while minimizing waste. Often producers don't plan for
their achievable efficiency, and they
often reactively adjust their plants
after experiencing inventory shortfall
or excess. Plant simulation and flow
analysis software can be used to proactively calculate optimum efficiency
and plan for production based on sales
forecasts. This presentation illustrates
the easy five-step process employed by
the latest universal plant modeling software to help producers achieve optimal
efficiency, plan for sales, and-ultimately-achieve greater profits. Reallife case study examples drive these
T57 Mine Planning
Aleta Mitchell-Tapping, CEMEX
Emily J. Haas, PhD, NIOSH
and Joe McGuire, PhD,
Oldcastle Materials Group
Safety climate or culture have long
been buzzwords in potentially hazardous occupations. Many claim safety
culture assessments might prevent or
reduce work related illnesses or injuries,
but there are still flaws with using the
results of blanket assessments to link
with other on-site indicators of good
health and safety performance.
The National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH) tried a different method to analyze safety climate
assessment results in an effort to understand what types of organizational and
personal factors play a role in workers'
health and safety performance and
which ones could be modified to produce
better safety results. Rather than just
providing aggregates companies with a
typical "score," NIOSH focuses on which
predictors have the biggest influence on
workers safety-related decisions at their
In this presentation we will discuss
themes which have a large influence
at aggregates sites which were not
perceived as such by workers. These
revealed gaps in current health safety
processes including communication,
engagement and ways leader can reduce
worker's risk tolerance and increase their
sense of control. We will discuss one
company's safety climate assessment
results and how they chose to focus
on areas of risk tolerance, communication and leadership to shift employees'
perceptions and behaviors over the
course of one year.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
T61 Aggregates Financials:
Everything You Wanted to Know
But Were Afraid to Ask
Joel Galassini, CEMEX
The financial statements are for accountants, right? Yet, many times we think
that we have had a good month only to
be disappointed by the final numbers.
What happened? This class will provide
the participants with a working understanding of the financial statements in
actual terms that you can understand.
From sales to production and inventory,
the basic concepts will be covered and
you will walk away with an understanding of how the money flows and how the
bottom line is calculated.
T62 Learn How to Protect Your
Contracts and Profits from Fuel
Mark Bloom and Avi Teplitsky,
There is continuous unavoidable yearover-year volatility in fuel prices. Fuel
prices can and have changed by 70-80%
in just a few months. This has made
budgeting and bidding on new contracts
very hard for companies when trying
to factor in fuel costs. This presentation will give your business the financial tools to reduce the impact of fuel
price volatility on your margins. This
knowledge will help you to stabilize and
manage your fuel budget and give your
business a competitive advantage to bid
under any market condition.
After attending this presentation, you
The origins of fuel and the factors that
affect the price.
Fuel risk management and best practices
to set up a proper fuel budget.
Fuel contracts - different practices used
to buy and protect future fuel prices.
How to utilize futures, swaps, options,
collars and other hedging strategies to
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