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Zero Accident Techniques in the Construction Industry Webinar

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brief Description:

Explore the evolution of Zero Accident Techniques (ZAT) in our upcoming webinar designed to advance safety standards in the construction industry. Through a detailed examination of updated safety practices and the integration of contemporary knowledge, this session will outline how ZAT can significantly reduce workplace accidents and enhance overall project safety performance.

Meeting Information:

Zoom Link

Detailed Description:

The construction industry continuously faces significant safety challenges. This presentation, spearheaded by safety experts, advocates for the refinement and enhancement of Construction Industry Institute’s Zero Accident Techniques to better align with current industry conditions and safety knowledge. The session will cover the theoretical foundations of ZAT, their application through new research findings, and the practical implications of implementing such techniques at organizational and project levels.

Key areas of focus will include the latest updates to safety practices, strategies for effectively assessing and improving safety performance metrics. Participants will also learn about the root causes of incidents and discuss about linking safety practices with improved safety outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest developments in Zero Accident Techniques and how they can be adapted to modern safety challenges in the construction industry.
  • Learn about both leading and lagging safety performance metrics, and discover effective ways to assess and utilize these metrics to drive safety improvements.
  • Examine the root causes of common safety incidents
  • Understand how to establish a correlation between specific safety practices and their impact on safety performance, enhancing the efficacy of safety interventions.

Target Audience:

This webinar is ideal for safety officers, project managers, construction executives, and anyone involved in safety management within the construction industry. It will be particularly beneficial for those who are committed to achieving zero accidents on their projects.

Speaker Bios:

John Gambatese is a Professor in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Dr. Gambatese’s educational background includes Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He has worked in industry for six years as a structural engineer in San Francisco and for one year as a project engineer for a construction management firm in Seattle. He started his current position at Oregon State University in 2000 following three years on the faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Gambatese’s expertise is in the broad areas of construction engineering and management, and structural engineering. He has taught many courses over his career on a variety of subjects including: construction safety, contracts and specifications, planning and scheduling, structural analysis and design, temporary construction structures, construction site systems engineering, and engineering economics. He has performed research and published numerous articles on construction worker safety, work zone design and safety, prevention through design, risk management, sustainability, constructability, innovation, and construction contracting. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He is a member of the National Academy of Construction (NAC) and a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California.


Vineeth Dharmapalan is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). Dr. Dharmapalan’s educational background includes BS degree in civil engineering from Mumbai University, a MS degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, a MS in Statistics and a PhD in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Construction Engineering and Project Management from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in industry for five years where he has been part of multiple large-scale projects ranging from commercial buildings to industrial facilities. He started his current position at Cal Poly in 2022. His expertise includes project production systems, risk and information management, and data analytics, with past work touching on environmental sustainability, safety risk management, technology implementation in construction, and supply chain information transparency. Currently, his research focuses on enhancing community and housing resilience against natural disasters, improving safety practices, and addressing the interface between human and technology safety, investigating innovation and anticipated changes of job roles and skills to support future-ready workforce.

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May 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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