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Wes Wheeler

NECA

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What does it take to get senior leaders to support a safety initiative with words, actions, and money? With this question in mind, we interviewed deeply experienced safety professionals about their successes and frustrations in working with their organization’s leadership team. We will cover the 7 principles they follow when they are looking for maximum senior leader buy-in.

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The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention has crafted a concise, one-hour presentation aiming to shed light on Mental Health and Suicide in the Construction industry. The session includes a dedicated segment on Opioid Overdose Awareness and Naloxone treatments, offering a comprehensive overview of this pressing issue affecting workers across all tiers of the industry. Clearing up misunderstood language and expressing empathy and caring are key to helping all workers know that “It’s Okay, to Not Be Okay.”

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Understanding company requirements found in NFPA 70E and OSHA General Industry and Construction regulations will help companies stay compliant and perform work safely. This session will review what training is required and what documentation must be on file. Who is authorized and qualified according to their skills, knowledge and experience will also be discussed.

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Address safety-related issues that impact the field locations, office personnel, and customer facilities, at all levels of an organization. This NECA Safety Roundtable will discuss Human Operational Performance and how it integrates with safety on the job. A look into the 2024 NECA Safety Professionals Institute educational programs will also be provided.

Biography:

Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, is NECA’s Executive Director of Safety. Wesley joined NECA in 2014 and has over 40 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 is a member of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). He has also a Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor and has also served on the NECA Codes and Standards committee for the last 14 years 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.

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