April 4, 2018
NUCA Regional Meeting
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
The National Utility Contractors Association’s Ohio Chapter invites you to join them for an evening of valuable information and networking!
Ohio One-Call Legislation and how it affects YOU!
and featuring a special presentation on the Silica Rule and OSHA Compliance
April 5th 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
9445 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Ohio 44141
4:00 pm Registration with Refreshments and Baked Potato & Chili Bar
4:15 pm Introductions
Tom Lingvai, President, Bryan Excavating, NUCA of Ohio Chairman / B.O.D. NUCA National
4:15 pm Ohio One-Call Legislation Updates and how they Affect You
Jennifer Reams, Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Compliance Concepts
Jennifer Reams has been committed to underground damage prevention and public safety for over 13 years.
Her passion for damage prevention was ignited while she served as the Director of Safety for Crestline Paving & Excavating Co., Inc. Taking what she learned as an excavator, she entered the transmission pipeline industry with a multi-perspective approach as the Damage Prevention Coordinator for Tallgrass Energy. She is well known for her advocacy efforts and beliefs that effective damage prevention is only possible when all stakeholders are fully involved and held equally accountable for their obligations in the process.
Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in several state and national initiatives to improve damage prevention efforts both legislatively and in the field. Most recently, Jennifer was one of the major stakeholder representatives that participated in revisions to Ohio damage prevention law (2012) and newly signed SB 378 (December 19, 2014). As Ohio strengthened its damage prevention law, she was honored to accept the appointment by Governor Kasich as a stakeholder representative on the Underground Technical Committee in 2015.
She has given many training presentations, webinars and has served as subject matter expert for several governmental agencies including the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration forum for impact on exemptions in state one call laws (2013). Also, Jennifer has published numerous articles for Industry in Magazines such as Pipeline Agricultural Safety Alliance, Damage Prevention Professional and Excavator Safety Guide and Directory (2013-2017).
5:00 pm Break - Refreshments / Baked Potato and Chili Bar – Sponsored by Benjamin Media
5:15 pm Workplace Safety - Silica Ruling / OSHA Compliance
Scott W. Gedeon, of Counsel, Fisher Phillips
Scott Gedeon is an experienced labor and employment attorney with an emphasis on trial practice. He has spent more than a decade helping companies of all shapes and sizes – from small, family-held businesses to large Fortune 500 multinationals – defend their rights and protect their interests, both in the courtroom and in the boardroom. In addition, he regularly counsels clients on a broad range of worker and workplace safety issues, including on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, on-the-job violence risk assessment and mitigation, accident and fatality prevention, and more.
Scott also has an active workers’ compensation defense practice helping employers recover money before the courts, in Ohio and across the nation. He has been involved in hundreds of workers’ compensation appeals related to allegations of occupational injury and disease across a wide range of industries with a particular emphasis on healthcare, manufacturing, restaurants and food service, and retail. In addition, Scott has obtained several defense verdicts for employers in high-exposure cases involving claims of serious workplace injuries.
He was selected for inclusion in 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers for labor and employment.
5:50 pm Closing – Why Join NUCA of Ohio
Jim Weist, President, Michael Byrne Manufacturing
This event is open to members and non-members of NUCA of Ohio.
There is no fee to attend! This meeting is an industry service of NUCA of Ohio and supported by our sponsors.
However, for planning purposes, please let us know who from your company will attend. To register by phone, please call Kacie Stucker at NUCA of Ohio: 888-294-0084 or