Creating and Maintaining an Effective Employer Safety Program for Construction


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Room Number: 121C


Cost: $89
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An employer safety program determines the company’s safety culture. This course will identify the key roles and responsibilities of the supervisors in charge and discuss the importance of a good safety record and the impacts that safety has on the overall health of a company, both the personnel and the organization. We will focus on the characteristics and habits of a safe employee and how employee buy-in affects the success of an employer safety program. How to create and evaluate the status of a company safety program including the understanding and retention of your company’s safety training with employees and significant updates, including the latest OSHA activities that impact businesses and the construction industry, will also be discussed.


  • Wes Wheeler


    Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, CESCP, is NECA’s Executive Director of Safety, a BCSP Safety Management Specialist, (SMS) and a NFPA Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, (CESCP).  Wesley joined NECA in 2014 and has over 43 years of electrical experience. Prior to NECA, he was safety consultant in his own business, Wheeler Safety Services, Inc. and has been a Safety Director and OSHA Safety trainer for a large industrial based electrical contractor in Florida. Wesley is a qualified OSHA Construction Outreach Instructor and has assisted in OSHA Instructor classes for Electrical Training Alliance, (etA formerly known as the NJATC). He also has assisted etA in textbook development contributing to their OSHA workbooks. Wesley has served in many capacities in his career from electrician, foreman, superintendent, estimator, project manager to safety director and was a former member of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) from 2019 to 2023. He has also a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor license and has also served on the NECA Codes and Standards committee since 2008 representing NECA on the NEC-NFPA 70 Code Panels 6 and 7 and was member of the NFPA 70E Committee for the 2015 and 2018 editions. Wesley brings a unique over all perspective to his position. Wesley is also a trained First Aid/BLS instructor, a Department of Labor Mine Safety Health Administration Instructor, and has had OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer credentials from University of South Florida.

    Wes Wheeler

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