World of Asphalt 2013 special event: New NAPA environmental, health and safety conference

‘Beyond Compliance’ fosters world-class safety culture at asphalt plant and paving sites
World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013 attendees can take advantage of a first-ever industry conference focused on environmental, health and safety issues specific to asphalt plant and paving sites.
Co-located with the shows is a new National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) conference, “Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence,” to be held March 18-19, 2013 just prior to World of Asphalt and AGG1. NAPA is a co-owner of World of Asphalt.
The 2013 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo will be held March 19-21, 2013 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
NAPA conference organizers note that while the program is designed for environmental and health and safety managers at asphalt companies, the sessions will also be beneficial for anyone involved in asphalt production and construction, including construction managers, paving superintendents, safety superintendents and inspectors.
“This is the first-ever conference to focus exclusively on issues related to environment, health, and safety at asphalt plants and paving sites,” stated NAPA Vice President for Environmental Affairs Howard Marks. “Beyond Compliance will provide practical, timely, and relevant information on managing current hazards and risks in the asphalt pavement industry.”
The conference includes an environmental track and a health and safety track, both of which will feature world-class presenters and practitioners focused on issues specific to the asphalt production and construction industry.
The health and safety track will cover hazard communication, work-zone safety practices, respiratory protection and physical hazards, including arc flash protection requirements. The environmental track will cover stormwater control, waste disposal, dust control and new reciprocating internal combustion engine (RICE) regulations, among other issues.
“Beyond Compliance will help companies develop a world-class health and safety culture for their facilities and thereby reduce the risk of injuries at or environmental damage from a facility,” Marks stated.
Click here for a detailed Beyond Compliance conference schedule in the Education section of the World of Asphalt website ( To register for the conference, you must first register to attend World of Asphalt/AGG1. Beyond Compliance registration is listed with the Special Events on the fifth screen of the registration process.
More Industry Education Opportunities Available
Attendees at World of Asphalt and AGG1 can also access additional industry-specific learning opportunities. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), AGG1 owner, will offer its extensive AGG1 Academy education program. And AGG1 will also offer a “Values-Based Leadership” seminar and an Operational Tour of the CEMEX Balcones Quarry and Cement Plant.
NAPA also sponsors the asphalt-focused People, Plants and Paving Training Program at the shows. And, a “Safety in the Work Zone” safety seminar will be presented by ARTBA-American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
Education is open to all show attendees. Register in advance to save time and money, through February 22, 2013, on education programming and show admission. Go online for more details and to register: and
Source:  AEM News Room