The 2018 event has concluded. We truly appreciate the participation of all attendees, exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and advisory board members! Your support was essential to the success of the conference!


who will ATTEND?

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new and ever changing safety products, processes, procedures and technology in the construction industry. You will have the opportunity to network with construction safety professionals, technical experts, regulators and executives to exchange new ideas and concepts related to construction safety. Attend informative sessions, presented by respected safety professionals and specifically focused on current construction safety issues.

  • Safety Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Superintendents
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Executives
  • Estimators
  • Safety Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Local, State, & Federal Government Officials
  • Development Councils
  • Associations
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Attorneys
  • Safety Consultants

Keynote Speaker

Randy Royall

VPPPA National and Regional Speaker


Mitch Beckman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Environment

As Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Health, and Environment for Webber, LLC, Beckman is charged with leading talent acquisition, development and performance and along with the leadership team, accelerating the company forward. With over 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry, Beckman is often sought out as a speaker in the areas of leadership, communication, HR management, organizational performance, and safety management.

He is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Association for Talent Development (ATD) , Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and AGC of Texas where he sits on several committees and teams as it relates to human resources management and development initiatives, and is the past president and member of the HR Houston Board of Directors.

He received his B.S. from the University of West Florida and holds Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.

About Webber
Founded in 1953, Webber is a leading construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology, and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as the largest transportation contractor in the Texas/Louisiana region for the past four years. For more information, please visit

Carl Heinlein, CSP, ARM, CRIS
Senior Safety Consultant, American Contractors Insurance Group

Mr. Heinlein joined American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG) in February 2002; where he contributes to the successful safety initiatives of multiple construction clients. Prior to this, Mr. Heinlein worked as the Director of Construction Services for FDR Safety. He is also the past National Safety & Health Director for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. Mr. Heinlein holds a Master's degree in Safety & Environmental Management from West Virginia University and the ARM, CPEA, CRIS, CSHM, CSP, OHST and STSC safety, health, environmental and risk management credentials. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from West Virginia University.

Mr. Heinlein volunteers his time as a member of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector. He also sits on the editorial advisory board for Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) magazine. Mr. Heinlein’s leadership skills are sought in his field; he is the past Chair of the West Virginia University's Safety Management Graduate Program Visiting Committee and serves on the advisory committee for the Keene State University Safety Program. He is also an instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an advisor to the University of Fredericton Safety Department. Mr. Heinlein is currently a National Director-At-Large for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and a past President of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). He is active in a number of professional associations within the construction industry, where he holds numerous leadership positions.

Mr. Heinlein’s dedication to safety has been recognized by his profession; he is a recipient of the Distinguished Service to Safety Award (DSSA) by the National Safety Council – this is the National Safety Council’s highest individual honor. Additionally, Mr. Heinlein was recently privileged to receive the title of Fellow from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Mr. Heinlein serves on the Board for the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), and is also an active member with the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Associated General Contractors of America, National Safety Council and the International Safety and Health Practitioners Organization. As such, he is a noted national speaker at conferences and author/contributor to books and research published by these organizations.

In addition to Mr. Heinlein’s contributions to his profession, he is an exemplary community leader. He volunteers regularly to support high school senior philanthropic projects, organizes his community’s Halloween 5K fundraiser, assists regularly with Habitat for Humanity, the Rotary and also helps coordinate an annual trip to San Luis, Mexico to build houses for those in need.

Jim Maddux
Retired Prior Director, Construction Safety at OSHA

Jim Maddux recently moved to the San Antonio, Texas area. He provides consulting, training, curriculum development, public speaking and executive coaching services to public and private sector clients. Topics include occupational safety, safety and health management systems, safety culture, management, and leadership.

Jim retired from OSHA in 2016, where he was the Director of the OSHA Directorate of Construction. Before being appointed to the construction position, Jim held several leadership positions at OSHA, including Director of the Office of Physical Hazards, the Office of Maritime, and the Office of Biological Hazards.

Jim has been a project director, author and contributor to numerous OSHA standards, guidance, enforcement, and outreach projects. Topics include fall protection, personal protective equipment, injury and illness recordkeeping, ergonomics, and maritime safety issues. He was a major contributor to the OSHA/NIOSH/CPWR fall prevention campaign and stand-down.

Jim has a Bachelors degree in economics, an Associate degree in computer information systems, and an Associate degree in chemistry.

Jerral Wyer
Transportation Ops Business Advisor, TxDot

Jerral Wyer began his career with TxDOT in 1991 as a Field Safety Representative. In 1992 he was promoted to Safety and Industrial Hygiene Section Director where he served for 19 years. In 2010 Jerral was promoted to the Occupational Safety Division Director position. Under his guidance and with the support of operations, he established a comprehensive team approach to Safety. This includes a “hands on” and “all in” concept with a focus on awareness, education, training, and participation from supervisors, management and every employee. Over the years, under Jerral’s leadership, this concept has ultimately helped to reduce the number of injuries in the Department from approximately 1600 to below 200 injuries in 2016.

Jerral retired in August 2016 and recently returned to the Agency serving as Transportation Operations Business Advisor.

Jerral is a 1986 Graduate of Texas A&M University

Eric Harbin

Acting Regional Administrator Region IV, OSHA

To view the Post-Conference Report from the 2016 OSHA Construction Safety & Health Conference, please click here.