2018 Construction Safety Day
Cal Beyer
Lakeside Industries

Cal Beyer is the Director of Risk Management since 2014 at Lakeside Industries, Inc. in Issaquah, WA. Cal has 30 years of safety, insurance and risk management experience; 20 years serving the construction industry in various capacities. Working in the insurance industry for two large national carriers, he worked with large contractors on strategic risk improvement and risk management best practices. He joined Lakeside Industries to transform his mission of saving lives into his career legacy.

Cal frequently presents at national and regional construction, safety and risk management conferences. He has written over 45 articles for various industry publications.

Cal is a member of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Health and Safety Committee. Lakeside Industries is a 2015 and 2017 recipient of the NAPA Operational Excellence in Safety Innovation Award.  Cal is the Co-Chair and facilitator of the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) and Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Joint Committee on Paving Work Zone Risk Reduction.

Cal is active in the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and served as National Secretary for 2009-2010. He speaks regularly at CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition.  Cal is an established author for CFMA Building Profits. He is the 2016 recipient of the Danny Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award which resulted in CFMA launching the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (www.preventconstructionsuicide.com).

Cal is a member of the Washington Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Cal has served on the Workplace Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention since inception in 2010. He was appointed as Co-Lead of this Task Force in 2015 and to the Executive Committee in 2016.  Cal was a driving force in this Task Force being awarded the 2016 Gary Bird Horizon Award for Innovation from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). In February 2017, Cal was named one of the 25 Newsmakers for 2016 in the global construction industry by Engineering-News Record (ENR) for his work with suicide prevention.

Braden Bicknell
Regional Sales Manager - Respiratory Specialist
Honeywell - Industrial Safety
Braden Bicknell is a subject matter expert in respiratory protection for Honeywell Industrial Safety and is well versed on regulatory compliance as well as the types of respirators and their applications. Braden has worked with users from small business to large scale corporations in the aviation, petrol-chemical, and nuclear industries where his skills are often used to perform job hazard analyses, create respiratory programs, recommend compliant respiratory protection solutions, and identify fit testing requirements. In addition, he also provides support training to explain fit testing, respirator use, maintenance, permissible exposure limits, assigned protection factors, maximum use concentrations as well as specific product training. Braden earned a BS from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, and, an MBA from Corban University in Salem, OR.
John Carlson
Integrity Safety
John Carlson has worked in construction and general industry safety for the past 28 years. This includes maritime work, heavy industrial, petrochemical, manufacturing hospitals and biotech work. During that time he has also worked in the environmental field managing Large Quantity Generator programs working on remediation sites, writing Site Safety and Health Plans for hazardous waste sites, acted in the capacity of emergency response spill coordinator.
John has administered state fund and self- insured workers compensation programs, safety and health programs and environmental programs in the 11 western states.
Additionally John has also worked in consulting, providing training, industrial hygiene, ergonomics training, program development and guidance on claims management and workers compensation issues for clients.
Rhett Carpenter
Safety / Training Director
Safety, Health & Environmental Services

Rhett Carpenter

Safety, Health & Environmental Services

Email: shes.first.choice@gmail.com


Rhett graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Occupational Safety & Health Management. He also minored in Risk and Environmental Management.  Throughout his years in the industry, he has gained extensive experience in the construction and general industries.  He currently holds the credentials as a CHST, and has provided safety, health and environmental services to many contractors and businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest and West Coast. Rhett is currently the Safety/Training Director for The Integrated Group, Inc.

Rhett is committed to achieving health, safety and environmental excellence and has accomplished this by providing quality service that promotes positive results.  His dedication and commitment to ensure a successful Loss Prevention Programs and a safe and healthy working environment to all workers and public alike, is second to none.

Mr. Carpenter is an authorized instructor through the Department of Ecology and regularly provides the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control training and provides services, on a variety of levels, to many organizations throughout the state.  Rhett is also an instructor for a variety of safety, health & environmental related courses offered by University of Washington Region X Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

Ashlee Conner CSP
Associate Consultant
BSI EHS Services and Solutions
Ms. Conner brings to BSI EHS Services and Solutions a focus on construction safety as an Associate Consultant. She is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) with over 7 years of construction safety experience. She specializes in general industry manufacturing, general contractor support, and heavy civil and mechanical construction. Her manufacturing and general industry facilities experience includes enforcing OSHA 1926 and 1910 regulations, delivering site-specific trainings, and performing various health and safety assessments. Ms. Conner’s specialized training in construction consists of EM385, OSHA 30, OSHA 10, OSHA 500, OSHA 510, and OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER trainings.
Derek Edwards
Safety Manager
MSA Safety
Derek Edwards is a Territory Business Development Manager for MSA Safety with a primary focus on fall protection and the construction market. While he is focused on the Northwest market he also acts as the Regional Fall Protection Specialist for the Western U.S. He has been in the safety industry in the Northwest for over 25 years. Derek is a Safety at Heights Competent Person certified trainer for MSA and does training on standards, product use, limitations and inspection. Derek also does at elevated and confined space rescue training.
Eric Giguere
Safety Speaker
Safety Awareness Solutions

Life for Eric Giguere only looked up.  A capable worker with a good job and good pay, he married on September 28, 2002.  Within a week, the newlyweds would be on their honeymoon.  Six days after the wedding Eric went to work and looked forward to leaving for his honeymoon after his shift was over.  That joy never came to be.

Eric had 5 years experience as a union laborer, and was two months into his first trenching project.  The crew was installing a 12-inch water main.  Eric got down into the 6.5 foot trench to inspect the pipe, and the trench walls collapsed.  He was buried under several feet of soil.  Eric panicked.  He was unable to breath under the crushing weight. His fear began to subside and a feeling of warmth and comfort came over him.  Eric was dying.

He regained consciousness in the hospital where he learned of the quick action of his team to dig him out.  The doctors told Eric he suffered permanent brain damage from the lack of oxygen.  Despite the odds against any life other than one of permanent disability, Eric never stopped fighting to overcome what he was told was now impossible.

Eric is an average guy who had the typical attitude toward safety: "Accidents happen, but not to me".  Until the one that nearly took his life.  Now Eric's mission in life is to make sure this arrogance he had toward safety doesn't become yours.  His message is simple and serious, "This can happen to you."

Eric lectures about his experience and his focus on safety - your safety.  He has consulted for many companies, such as National Grid, Thomas & Betts, NRG and Nucor Steel.  He has spoken at many safety seminars including the Dival Safety Summit and the Eight Safety Seminars for Dig Safety New York.  Eric relates with the average "working man" and tells audiences about his personal story from the heart.

Shonnessy Gilmore
Project Safety Manager, Northwest Region
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.
Shonnessy Gilmore earned her Masters of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Washington. She recently became the NW Regional Project Safety Manager for Centennial Contractors Enterprises, a national general contractor. For the last six years she has managed environmental health, industrial hygiene, and safety compliance for all facets of the construction industry.
Jason Hagquist
Papé Material Handling

Jason Hagquist has 20 years in the equipment rental industry and specializes in aerial lift.  Jason also has 9 years with the Papé Group as a master mechanic and Equipment Feminization Specialist.

Shamus Harmon
Employer Resources Northwest
Shamus Harmon has spent the last decade dedicated to safety, primarily in the food production and long term care industries. After earning his Masters in Occupational Safety and Health he took on several roles: developing and managing employee safety and workers' compensation programs, benefits, and human resources projects. Shamus has also led quality assurance teams to engage facilities in overall operational improvement. For the past five years Shamus has worked as a trainer, traveling to facilities to work with their staff on best practices in their environment.
John Hartnett
Fall Protection Specialist
John is a safety professional with over 20 years of construction and industrial sales experience. He has spent the last 2-1/2 years in Fall Protection and played a large role in introducing the West Coast construction market to the concept of Fall Protection for Tools as a representative for Python Safety, which is now part of 3M. John is a life-long Puget Sound resident and in his spare time enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Steve Heist
Safety Director
Approach Management Services
Steve is the Safety Director for Approach Management Services, a third party administrator assisting companies in different Retro groups with claims support and safety services. Steve has experience in the construction industry and also has regulatory experience.
Tony Howard CSP, CRIS
Safety Director
Hoffman Construction Company

Tony Howard is the Safety Director for Hoffman Construction.

Mandi Kime
Director of Safety
AGC of Washington
Mandi is a CWU alumnus of the Safety and Health Management Program and currently serves as the Director of Safety for AGC of Washington. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and teaches Spanish for Supervisors in the Construction Industry. Mandi has worked for AGC for 15 years in the Safety Department, helping members with safety programs, training, doing Safety Team inspections, working on legislative/ regulatory issues pertaining to safety and serving on various safety committees. Mandi enjoys spending time camping and traveling with her family including her husband, her 10 year old daughter and 5-year-old triplets.
Chris Lorenz
Deputy Fire Marshal
Black Heart Training
Chris Lorenz, Deputy Fire Marshal, FF/SWAT Medic: Chris has worked around machinery and heavy equipment since High School. He worked as a Floorhand on an oil platform for 7 years before embarking on his fire service career in 1998. Chris moved to Washington State and has been employed with Central Pierce Fire & Rescue since 2000. He serves as member of the Pierce County Law Enforcement/Fire Joint Training Consortium which has spearheaded the regional joint training & response to active shooter events for over a decade as well as other cooperative operational and training objectives. Teaching at local, regional, state, and federal levels. He has served as a SWAT Medic since 2004.
Marcus Mann
Sound Predictions LLC
Mark (Marcus) Mann is the Principal for Sound Predictions LLC, a Washington State Training and Development Group, dedicated to safety training, leadership development, and stress mitigation. He served the US Army and local Public Safety Professionals for over 22 years in many roles to include leading the Hostage Negotiations Team. He is a survivor of life changing events, leading to his present role in safety leadership and mitigating distress. He and his previous teams were recipients of the Arts & Entertainment (A&E Channel) Educational Safety & Excellence Award. His newest text, anticipated release November 2017, is entitled Predictable: Intentional & Accidental Casualties & Loss, Prentice-Pearson.
Leigh Manning MPH
Senior Safety Management Consultant
SAIF Corporation
Leigh has been Senior Safety Management Consultant with SAIF Corporation since 2010 and has been working in safety for more than a decade. She has been an active member in the Cascade Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers as well as at the national level; she has served as the publication coordinator for the Health and Wellness branch for the last 3 years, recognized with a Significant Contributor Award in 2015. Leigh has a BA from University of Oregon in Journalism, Public Relations and Communications and a Master’s of Public Health from Portland State University.
Scott Montgomery
Batair Training Group
Scott is one of the founders, owners and lead instructors of Batair Training Group. Scott works for Microsoft as the Program Manager of the Microsoft patrol car utilizing technology to keep officers safer and become more effective. Prior to coming to Microsoft, Scott was a police officer for 13 years. He was with the City of Bainbridge Island Police Department for three years where he cut his teeth in law enforcement. During his time on Bainbridge he became a field training officer and was assigned to the Marine Patrol in the warmer months along with normal patrol duties. After Bainbridge Scott lateralled to the City of Bellevue Washington Police Department where he was an officer for 10 years. At Bellevue, he again was a field training officer and became a collision reconstructionist, investigating felony level car crashes. Scott was also assigned to the SWAT team and was a scout / sniper as well as an entry operator. He developed and delivered several training programs for the department in the areas of Active shooter response and trauma care for front line officers. He was a certified Active Shooter instructor, a certified Drug Recognition Expert along with being a Standardized Field Sobriety Test instructor. Prior to law enforcement Scott was an entrepreneur and opened 5 successful coffee shops in Boise ID back in the late 90’s
Mario Salcedo
Regional Sales Manager
Honeywell Industrial Safety Products

Mario Salcedo is the Regional Sales Manager for Honeywell Safety Products in Washington State, Oregon, and Idaho. He’s been with Honeywell Industrial Safety for 10 years and five years as an Account Executive for British Petroleum. Mario educates end users and distributors on the proper use of general PPE: hand & arm protection, eye & face protection, hearing protection and more. He’s currently involved with the voice of the customer for Honeywell Industrial Products. Where he discovers customer’s PPE needs, and works closely with Honeywell Product Managers to Invent, design, or re-engineers products.

Mario completes free safety analysis for customers to mitigate risk for the employer and employees. He assist companies to standardize, rationalize PPE products to reduce the customers cost. Mario provides his services to the following industries; Agricultural Product and Services, Heavy Construction, Metal Fabrication, Oil & Gas refining, Aviation & Component Services. 

Andy Smith
Batair Training Group
Andy is one half of the founders and leading instructors of Batair Training Group. He is currently employed as a police officer for the City of Bellevue (WA) as a detective. Andy is an assistant team leader for Bellevue's SWAT Team. He has been a commissioned police officer for 15 years and a SWAT operator for 12. Andy has been a Field Training Officer, Active Shooter Instructor, trauma care for front line officers instructor, undercover detective and defensive tactics instructor. Prior to law enforcement Andy was enlisted in the US Navy. Andy prides himself as a very approachable down-to-earth instructor that leaves students educated with smiles on their faces.
Eric Tofte
Director of Training
Evergreen Safety Council
Eric Tofte, Evergreen Safety Council’s Director of Training and Consultation, is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) has worked for Evergreen Safety Council for over 17 years as a safety & health trainer and consultant. He has developed and wrote comprehensive safety programs in several subjects including: accident prevention, hazardous materials handling, hazardous materials emergency response actions, construction safety, confined space entry and rescue, fall protection, safety committee rules, personal protective equipment, emergency disaster preparedness plans and confined space entry and non-entry rescue.  

Prior to Eric’s time at Evergreen he was Deputy Director of Chelan County Emergency Management for over 12 years. During his career Eric has been responsible for assisting businesses in the Chelan County area in developing disaster response / emergency preparedness plans. He was instrumental in the development of Chelan County’s hazardous materials emergency response plan, trained public safety in hazardous materials response and was part of the hazmat team. Eric was also responsible for the development of the Chelan County comprehensive emergency management plan, during his time with Chelan County. 

Eric is also a veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1975 as a Military Policeman and investigator.