Second Annual Safety Summit

Disaster Preparedness

October 2, 2019
8:00am – 11:30

Bellevue Club

11200 SE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA [map]

Please join Parker, Smith & Feek as we discuss upcoming compliance and preparedness for potential disasters in businesses with industry experts. We will discuss the following topics:

  • Active Shooter Training with Captain Marcia Harnden, Bellevue Police Department
  • Public Relations after an Event or Disaster with Aaron Blank, CEO – The Fearey Group
  • Panel Discussion with Jerry Peterson, Specified Fittings Safety Manager, Steve Charvat – University of Washington, Emergency Management Director and Cal Beyer – Lakeside Industries, Risk Manager

» Learn about our speakers.

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» Cal Beyer | Director of Risk Management, Lakeside Industries, Inc.

Cal Beyer is the Director of Risk Management at Lakeside Industries, Inc. in Issaquah, WA. He has 33 years of safety, insurance and risk management experience. Cal and his team are transforming Lakeside’s safety culture by focusing on personal safety leadership and crew accountability. Cal is the Co-Chair and facilitator of the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) and Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Joint Committee on Paving Work Zone Risk Reduction.

Cal frequently presents at national and regional construction, safety, and risk management conferences. He has written over 50 articles for various industry publications. He is a member of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Health and Safety Committee. Additionally, Cal is active in the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and served as National Secretary for 2009-2010. He is the 2016 recipient of the Danny Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award and the 2017 Chairman’s Award.

» Steven J. Charvat, MPA, CEM | Emergency Management Director, University of Washington

Steve Charvat is the current (and very first) Emergency Management Director for the University of Washington in Seattle. Selected in April 2003 after a nationwide search, Mr. Charvat has been responsible for developing a comprehensive emergency management, business, and academic continuity program now serves as a model for other colleges and universities nationwide. Mr. Charvat holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Masters of Public Administration, and has completed coursework towards a Ph.D. in Crisis and Emergency Management.

Mr. Charvat has a wide variety of experience in emergency management, including Director of the Training, Exercise, Mitigation and Plans Division for the D.C. Emergency Management Agency, where he was responsible for coordinating all anti-terrorism planning, recovery efforts, and financial reimbursements on behalf of the District after a major disaster or declared emergency, which included the 9/11 and Anthrax attacks of 2001. He also served as the first full-time Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Phoenix, Arizona, where he was responsible for multi-department planning and emergency management training, exercising and contingency/disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the entire city. Additionally, he has completed FEMA’s Professional Development Series, and is one of the country’s first Certified Emergency Managers.

» Captain Marcia Harnden | Bellevue Police Department

Marcia Harnden was hired by the Bellevue Police Department in 1993 after graduating from the University of Washington where she has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Speech Communication. She also has a Master’s Degree in Applied Leadership. She served in the Patrol Section then became one of the first School Resource Officers for the Bellevue School District. She served there until becoming the Public Information Officer. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010 and was assigned the Traffic Unit’s Investigation Team and managed 6 Accident Reconstruction Investigators.

In 2015, she was promoted to Captain and returned to patrol where she supervised 6 patrol squads, field training and K-9. In October 2016 Captain Harnden took over command of the Special Operations Group which includes the Human Trafficking Vice Detectives, Narcotics, and Special Enforcement. In 2018, Captain Harnden returned to patrol where she oversees two patrol squads, two traffic squads, as well as the SWAT Team, Crisis Response Team and the Bomb Team. She is an active member of the Emergency Management Planning Committee for the City of Bellevue and has experience in Special Event Security Planning.

» Jerry Peterson, ASP | Safety Manager, Specified Fittings, LLC

Jerry Peterson, ASP is the Safety Manager for Specified Fittings, LLC, which has grown to be a North American leader in the pipe fitting industry since 1997. In May 2018, he joined the company to provide oversight of the safety program for facilities in Washington, Montana, and South Carolina. His dedicated contribution has transformed the program, resulting in a 75% reduction in injury rates already over the last year-to-date. He has a B.S. in public safety/emergency management from Capella University, and holds certificates for OSHA 30, Heartsaver First Aid/CPR and AED. He is currently pursuing the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.

Prior to joining Specified Fittings, Jerry has been a Safety Technician with Airgas On-Site Safety Services, a LDAR Technician and Confined Space Supervisor / Trainer at the BP Refinery in Ferndale, WA, a Washington State Licensed Water-Well Operator, Volunteer Firefighter/EMT, and has served in the U.S. Army (1990-1995). He draws a vast amount of experience to capitalize upon the field of safety to “Ensure everyone goes home… every time.”

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