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Updated: 4/20/2017

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OSHA 7505: Introduction to Incident/Accident Investigation


OSHA 7505: Introduction to Incident/Accident Investigation
May 19 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)


$250 per person
To receive a refund, a cancellation request must be received one week prior to the beginning date of the program.

Mid-America OSHA Education Center logoThis course introduces basic incident investigation procedures and describes analysis techniques. Course topics include:

  • Reasons for conducting incident investigations
  • Employer responsibilities related to workplace incident investigations
  • A four-step incident investigation procedure

This course earns ¼ elective credit for those seeking to earn Mid-America OSHA Education Center’s Safety Professional Certificate Program (SPCP). The target audience for this course is the employer, manager, employee or employee representative who is involved in conducting incident and/or near-miss investigations. Upon course completion, students will have the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective incident investigation at the workplace.

Minimum student contact hours: 7.5

For more information about this course, contact Paige Endicott.

Spanish Language Fall Protection Class


Spanish Fall Protection Training
May 10 ( 8 a.m. – Noon)


There is no charge for this training, but registration is required as space is limited.

Fall protection safety is important in any language. This class will translate that message to a growing pool of workers. Upon completion, class participants will possess basic understanding of the OSHA standards for fall protection and methods available to control fall hazards including:

  • Latino Worker Safety CenterUse and application of conventional fall protections systems
  • Pre-planning techniques to eliminate falls

This training meets the documented safety training required by OSHA regarding fall protection.

For more information about this program, contact Shane Van Bibber.

Law & Finance Group Meeting: Enterprise Risk Management


Law & Finance Group
May 2 (4 – 5:30 p.m.)


No charge for BX member firms

Join us at the BX for several brief presentations on the theme of Enterprise Risk Management. We look forward to an informative and interactive afternoon.

If you are looking for a way to get involved with the Builders Exchange, the Law & Finance Group is a great place to start! This group meets three times a year to network and discuss trends in the construction industry. The group was designed for members in the legal and financial professions, but all BX members are welcome.

For more information about the Law & Finance Group, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

Safety Council of Greater Columbus Annual Awards Luncheon

SCGC May Meeting

Meet Sam Myers

Field Project Manager, Custom Air Conditioning & Heating Co.
Years in the industry: 20

“The BX Field Leadership program provides essential training for future leaders in our industry. BXFlex helped me learn ways to avoid conflict through the use of proper communication – both with millennials and baby boomers.”

The BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex) is a five-month, eight-session program designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders. The class of 2017 is the third year for the program, with 32 field leaders from BX member firms.

2018 Early-Bird applications are now online. For more information about the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series, contact Deb Murphy.

Meet David Askew

Senior Project Manager, The Superior Group
Years in the industry: 27

“I enrolled in the BX Executive Leadership Experience because BX programs are specifically designed for the construction industry. These classes expose you to current trends, opportunities and important changes affecting construction and leadership. BXLX is also an excellent way to build relationships professionally and personally, with people who have common interests.”

The BX Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX) is a nine-month program in which a group of industry professionals are educated and coached by nationally-recognized experts in construction leadership and business development. The Class of 2017 is the sixth year for the program, with 24 executives from BX member firms.

Applications for the Class of 2018 are now online. For more information about the BX Executive Leadership Experience, contact Deb Murphy.

Meet Jeff Carius

Project Manager/Estimator, Mid-City Electric / Technologies
Years in the industry: 21

“By participating in the Rising Leaders Institute, I hope to expand my professional network and continue to develop skills that will benefit me in the construction industry.”

The Rising Leaders Institute (RLI), is an intensive, 12-session program focused on building management skills and business knowledge of high potential individuals, and preparing them to serve as the future leaders of the construction industry. The class of 2017 is the Institute’s 11th year as a prestigious leadership program with a curriculum developed for the BX by The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, or to be part of the Class of 2018, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

Member News

BX member, Limbach Company, invites other BX members to join them for their Safety/Wellness Fair being held May 3 at their Cleveland Avenue location.

See Brochure for complete details.

2018 BX Directory - Have You Returned Your Company Information Form?


Having a strong presence on the BX website, and in the printed Membership Directory is the best way to get your company name and your products and services into the hands of the commercial construction industry.

The deadline to return your company’s information is May 31 – Don’t be left out!

If you can't find your Company Information Form, or for advice on which advertising options are best for your company, contact Sanda Elkins.

OSHA 10-Hour Course Certification


OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
May 16 & 18 (8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each day)


$169 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms
$209 for BX member firms
$369 for non-member firms
To receive a refund, a cancellation request must be received one week prior to the beginning date of the program.

The OSHA 10-Hour Training Course is an entry-level course, designed to instruct employees with hands-on basics of construction. Students will learn about OSHA compliance issues for 10 of the most common and deadly hazards in construction, including:

  • Fall protection
  • Eelectrical safety
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching

OSHA recommends current construction workers update this certification every 3-5 years. Avoid citations by educating both new and seasoned employees in this training session.

For more information or to schedule a company-specific class, contact Paige Endicott.