Infrastructure Insider: the Modern Work Zone

April 05, 2022
Infrastructure Insider: the Modern Work Zone

April 27th  2:00 ET / 1:00 CT | Register Here

How can safety not only exist, but flourish, within a work zone area? Communities face many complicated challenges to remain productive, nimble, and fiscally prudent — while simultaneously being committed to providing safe work zones for all workers and road users. But we must ask how we have grown or faltered, as a community, when reviewing our history of work zone traffic control, operations, and safety procedures. And how have experiences of the past contributed to the overarching progress and success of today’s work zone safety? These are a few of the many questions we need to ask ourselves. With demanding, varied, and ever-changing work zone projects taking place concurrently throughout our communities, it’s critical to understand how a focused safety framework is needed at every phase.

Learning Objectives:

We will be discussing the history of work zone safety, “From Then to Now” and identifying how we, as a community, can take an even more proactive approach to safety in work zone areas. By meeting dedicated safety objectives today, we can positively impact our road safety practices in the future.

Speaker:

Eric Charlebois

Eric Charlebois

Mid-Atlantic Operations Manager, HazTek Inc.

Eric Charlebois, HazTek Inc.’s Mid-Atlantic Operations Manager, brings over 20 years of experience in heavy construction, maritime, and MSHA. In his role at HazTek, Charlebois develops and delivers safety training programs, performs project Risk Assessments, develops written policies and procedures, and works with HazTek’s customers to build strong safety cultures.

Charlebois began his career as a Combat Engineer/Ground Safety Officer in the United States Marine Corps and as a Military Police Forensic Road Traffic Investigator in the United States Army, where he developed his skills in accident investigation and emergency action planning. Following his service, his passion for safety led to positions as a Staff Scientist and an Environmental Health and Safety Professional where he applied his strengths in hazardous waste disposal, hazardous chemicals, noise levels, and electrical safety.

Prior to joining HazTek, Charlebois most recently served as Infrastructure Mid Atlantic Safety Manager at Cianbro where his responsibilities included injury case management, emergency planning, compliance, corporate safety audit processes, industrial hygiene, and environmental sampling.

Eric serves as a member of the Maryland AGC Chapter’s Safety Committee and his certifications include OSHA 500, EM 385-1-1, MDOT Temporary Traffic Control Manager, Lead & Asbestos Inspection, and RCRA Hazardous Waste Management. He is also certified in NSC CPR, 1 st  Aid & AED courses, and Flagger and Traffic Control. 

As HazTek continues to build their rapidly growing team of experienced safety professionals across the Mid-Atlantic region, Charlebois delivers focused expertise to the heavy and industrial construction, demolition, dredging/marine construction, power, government, pharmaceutical, and technology sectors.

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