2017 Presenters

Wayne Punch, Milliken Safety Way

Opening Speaker, Wayne Punch, Director Emeritus,
Milliken Safety Way

Wayne's current responsibility is working with Milliken Safety Solutions Business. He also serves as a board member for the South Carolina Chapter of the National Safety Council, SC Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA), member of Georgia Textile Manufacturers Association (GTMA), member of NC Textile Manufacturers Association (NCTMA), member of Spartanburg Development Association (SDA), and is a member of the South Carolina Counter Terrorism Task Group, representing Business/Industry in upstate.
Opening Session: "Extraordinary Safety Leadership"
Thursday, November 16 - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Queen City Ballroom

Scott DeBow, CSP/ASP, ARM, Vice President, EmployBridge Staffing Service

Scott DeBow, CSP/ASP, ARM, Vice President
EmployBridge Staffing Service

Scott DeBow has more than 18 years’ experience in progressive safety leadership, with proven capability and practice in Occupational Health & Safety, General Industry, Construction and NPOs. Scott obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, is a Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds the Associate in Risk Management certification (ARM). Additional areas of focus for Scott are: Professional Member of the American Society for Safety Engineers, partnering with NIOSH to better develop training/communications for employers and the contingent labor workforce, and active in the American Staffing Association’s Safety Committee and OSHA Alliance.
Session: "OSHA's Temporary Worker Initiative"
Thursday, November 16 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Salon D

Mack Bunn, OSH Consultant, Safety & Health Council of NC

Mack Bunn, OSH Consultant, MESH
Safety & Health Council of NC

Mack has been with the Safety and Health Council of NC since January 2016. His experience includes 21 years with a facility maintenance company as site safety manager handling: workers comp, FMLA, and training and accident investigation. He attended Campbell University and Guilford Technical Institute. Mack holds the Manager of Environmental Safety and Health certificate (MESH), OSHA Outreach Trainer in general industry, NSC lift truck operator, and NSC flagger instructor.
Session: "Aerial Lift Certificate Session"
Friday, November 17 - 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Salons A & B

Barton Jones, OSH Trainer, Safety and Health Council of NC

Barton Jones, CSP, ASP, MESH - OSH Consultant
Safety & Health Council of North Carolina

Barton has been an Occupational Safety and Health Consultant since September 1, 2015, but has done training with the SHCNC in a part-time capacity for years. Barton started in Safety with a Workers Compensation Third Party Administrator as a Loss Control Specialist. His over 20 years of experience includes agricultural, manufacturing, pest control and construction as a consultant and an employee. Barton is an Associate Safety Professional (#ASP-24174), holds the Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) Certificate; is an OSHA Outreach Trainer in General Industry, NSC Instructor Lift Truck Operator; NSC First Aid/CPR/AED Trainer and NSC Flagger Instructor. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UNC-Greensboro and has earned his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation..
Session: "OSHA Recordkeeping"
Thursday, November 16 - 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Salon A (Certificate Session)

Session: "Scaffolding: Competent Person"
Friday, November 17 - 8:00 AM -3:00 PM - Salons C & D (Certificate Session)

Tim Neubauer, President of Evolution Safety Resources

Tim Neubauer, President
Evolution Safety Resources

Tim is a Safety Professional with over 17 years of field experience. Tim started out as a laborer and has acquired a unique view of hazards and solutions to overcome them. He is a former Senior Consultant for the National Safety Council and spent four years at the national/international level. Tim has been a Safety Coordinator, Safety Manager, Safety Trainer, and a Safety Director for several different companies. He has been a Safety Consultant and Instructor for the Safety and Health Council of NC for more than eight years and has worked in both general industry and construction environments. Tim's certifcations include: BS in Environmental Safety and Health, CSP-BCSP, Advanced Safety Certificate - MESH and C-MESH, OSHA Outreach Training Institute Instructor, ASSE member, and past Safety Committee Chairman of Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TSA).
Session: "Getting More Bang for Your Buck With Tool Box Talks"
Thursday, November 16 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Tryon Room

Roy Rutledge, OSH Consultant, Retired, Safety and Health Council of NC

Roy Rutledge, OSH Consultant
Retired, Safety and Health Council of NC

Roy was SHCNC Senior Occupational Safety and Health Consultant from December 2001 through 2015. Roy's extensive safety and health experience since retiring from US Navy active duty includes being a multi-state Environmental Health and Safety Manager and Consultant; Occupational Safety and Health representative in a large hospital based industrial health program; and Loss Control Representative for an insurance group. Roy holds the Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) Construction and General Industry Certificates; Advanced Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) Certificate; National Safety Council Advanced Safety Certificate Instructor Trainer; NSC Instructor Lift Truck Operator; and NSC First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Trainer. He holds the Associate-Applied Science degree from Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte NC) and is an authorized OSHA Outreach 500 (Construction) and 501 (General Industry) Trainer.
Session: "Safety Success With Your Supervisor"
Thursday, November 16 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Queen City Ballroom

Andy Sterlen, Health and Safety Specialist, NC DOL

Andy Sterlen, MESH, C-MESH, IH-MESH
Health and Safety Specialist

NC Department of Labor - OSH Division
Bureau of Education, Training, and Technical Assistance

Andy Sterlen is an environmental, safety & health professional with over 15 years of experience specifically industrial hygiene in the Chemical Industry. He began his career as a process chemist in the field of polymer chemistry after graduating from NC State University. It was there where he was introduced to plant design and engineering including the mysteries of process safety management. After 4 years, he returned to graduate school at NCSU in Pulp and Paper and Chemical Engineering. He returned to industry as a plant manager and lead engineer where here he honed his professional safety skills creating and managing an effective Process Safety Management program and chemical hygiene plan. After 13 years he joined NCDOL as a Health and Safety Education and Training Specialist where he continues as an instructor in various safety and health including chemical hygiene and PSM. Andy also has certifications as a Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health (MESH) for both General Industry and Construction.
Session: "Electrical Safety Issues"
Thursday, November 16 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Tryon Room

Session: "Process Safety Management"
Thursday, November 16 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Boardroom Seminar Session

Session: "Silica Hazards"
Friday, November 17 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Boardroom Seminar Session

November 16-17, 2017

Embassy Suites Hotel

4800 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 527-8400

Click here to reserve your room at our Special Rate of $129 until October 30th!


(Must be present and have exhibitor card inititaled by all exhibitors and turned in to Angie by 10:00 AM on Friday)

NEW THIS YEAR! Team Building Exercises - (6 person teams) The team with the highest score for creating and demonstrating the best team spirit for safety will be decided. Each member of the winning team will be awarded a complimentary scholarship to the Summit on Safety Leadership to be held February 27 – March 2, 2018!

2017 Prize Sponsors

Alabama Theatre
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte Checkers
Charlotte Knights
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Grandfather Mountain
Harris Teeter (Berewick Store)
Harris Teeter (Park Road Location)
Hospitality Mints
Jason's Deli
Nantahlala Outdoor Center
Nascar Hall of Fame
Ocean Isle Inn
Pike Nurseries
See Rock City
Texas Roadhouse
Tiger World
Tweetsie Railroad
Walt Disney
White Water Center