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San Antonio 7th Annual
Construction Safety Summit

Embracing a Safety Culture


OCT 24, 2023

8:30AM - 4:30PM

The Speakers



Keynote Speaker


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 Keynote Session sponsored by

Garrison Wynn

"Creating A Culture of Safety"

Creating A Culture Of Safety

Safety is not a priority — it’s a core value. Priorities can change but core values stay in place. While research points to the fact that groups that know, value, and listen to each other are dramatically safer than groups that don’t, it takes specific skills and effort to form a sustainable culture. This session provides the skills and belief systems to make that happen. From psychological wellness to embracing change, this entertaining, research-based program makes all your other safety initiatives much more likely to be implemented.

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise.  Known for his ability to connect with any audience, Garrison delivers powerful, original content built on breakthrough research that he customizes with specifics from your industry. His gruntwork-to-great background from ditch digging (we’re not kidding!) to executive leadership, with sales, marketing, safety, manufacturing, and show biz in between means that no industry or work experience is beyond Garrison’s ability to identify with or apply insight to.

Barry Sanders, 3M


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Educational Speaker

"The Importance of Hearing Protection"

Noise-induced hearing loss usually happens gradually and the symptoms are not always apparent.  Protecting your hearing means more than just shutting out the noise.  At times, it’s just a critical to hear your surroundings and effectively communicated with your co-workers. This session will focus on hearing conservation program requirements, presentation of various hearing PPE products, cause and effects of hearing loss, and demonstration of various hearing PPE with participation from the audience. 

Barry Sanders a Texas Native is experienced in sales, marketing and a subject matter expert in the safety products industry for 35 years. Mr. Sanders specializes in First Aid, Fire, Hearing Conservation, Eye Head & Face Protection, Respiratory, Scott SCBA Welding Helmets & Hazards. Certified Competent in Fall Protection DBI-Sala. Proficient in General Industry, Chemical, Refining, Mining, Healthcare Pharmaceutical & Oil & Gas in product use related education to compliance standards. Is and an active sponsor and supports STEPS chapters in the Eagle Ford and Robstown Texas. Past Membership Chair for South Texas American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and AIHA San Antonio Chapters. 

Informational Speaker



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OSHA Area Director Alex Porter

Q&A with OSHA:

Let's Work Together to Change the Culture

This session will be an open discussion with the local OSHA Representatives to improve communication & gain a better understanding of OSHA's mission in the San Antonio construction industry. 


As the Area Director for the San Antonio Office, Alex leads a multi-disciplinary group composed of industrial hygienists, safety specialists, and safety engineers. They cover 17 counties, over 1.3 million employees in General Industry, Construction and Federal agencies.    Alex has over 20 years of experience in occupational safety and health.  Prior to OSHA, Alex served 22 years in the US Army retiring in 2005. 



OCTOBER 24, 2023


Registration & Light Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by Ella SA Contracting


Keynote Speaker, Garrison Wynn

"Creating a Culture of Safety"

Speaker sponsored by Sundt Construction


Informational Facilitator, Alex Porter

"Q&A with OSHA"


Lunch Break - Presentation by DeWalt

Lunch sponsored by DeWalt


Educational Speaker - Barry Sanders, 3M 

"The Importance of Hearing Protection"


Jorge Pena, TEEX

"Improving the Safety Culture"


Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

All Breaks & Break Refreshments Sponsored by Alterman

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Includes up to 10 attendees, logo on registration page & website, logo on banner at event, sponsor ribbons on nametags; recognition from the podium.


Includes up to 7 attendees, logo on website, logo on banner at event, sponsor ribbons on nametags; recognition from the podium.


Includes up to 5 attendees, logo on  website, logo on banner at event, sponsor ribbons on nametags; recognition from the podium


Includes up to 2 attendees, logo on website, logo on banner at event, sponsor ribbons on nametags; recognition from the podium

*Free attendees MUST still register online with their name & lunch selection to be able to attend event





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Meet The Committee

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Mark Bakeman


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Ted Dunnam

ESC Safety

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Mike Grendell

Midco Sling
of San Antonio

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Alex Porter


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Jennifer Swinney

ASA San Antonio

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In 2016, the OSHA San Antonio Area Office had an alarming increase in work-related fatalities with a total of 14 lives perishing early in the year.  It was then that Ted Dunnam, VP-Operations at ESC Safety Consultants, met with OSHA Area Director, Alex Porter, and asked what the industry safety professionals could do to stop the fatalities.  They quickly reached out to other industry leaders they knew who were passionate about safety, and the Safety Summit Committee was formed. In October of 2016, our committee established the first-ever Texas Construction Safety Summit to focus the industry on embracing a safety culture.  Every year we invite employers and safety professionals to gather under one roof to share best practices and experiences in the construction industry.  The focus is to come together as a community to learn more about embracing a safety culture in our rapidly growing city of San Antonio.  This year marks our 6th anniversary for this event, and we have planned an incredible program with special guest speakers lined up to challenge our actions, motivate our workers and inspire our leaders to continue saving lives.  We look forward to having you there!

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