Meeting Description

Safety is #1…it’s the worst motto ever!

Have you ever started a meeting off with safety, then when safety is done they get dismissed and skip all the important production discussions?

If you do safety first, what do you do with the rest of your time?

If we don’t make money, does safety really matter?

Join SCGC with Brian Basbagill discussing these questions and more on why Safety shouldn’t be number one, Safety should be always.

Phone: (614) 890-0800 ext. 207


Brian Basbagill, CSP | Senior Consultant
Safex, Inc.

Brian is a Certified Safety Professional® (CSP) with more than 24 years of construction and manufacturing safety experience. In addition to his 16 years of safety consulting experience, Brian worked in manufacturing as a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) leader and performed various safety roles in construction.

Brian has extensive experience in developing equipment-specific lockout/tagout procedures for various manufacturing facilities and conducting confined space assessments. Brian has been the site safety coordinator and site safety manager on various construction sites and commissioning of new facilities.

Since 1997, Brian has followed his passion for working with employees to identify hazards in their work environment and processes and evaluate and identify control measures to eliminate or reduce risk to workers. He takes pride in explaining how hazards may impact an employee and why controls, training, procedures, and behaviors are critical to making the workplace safe.

Brian is an OSHA authorized instructor for 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction Safety training. As a Senior Consultant at Safex, he is the lead instructor for Confined Space Entry, Electrical Safety, Lockout/Tagout and Fall Protection training courses. Brian has presented various topics for local trade associations, at the Ohio Safety Congress and he presented a poster session at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. He is certified in first aid and CPR and is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Brian has a B.S. in Safety Sciences from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Sponsor Info

The Columbus, Ohio based Paul Peterson Company was founded in 1932, by Paul B. Peterson, Sr., as the first guardrail construction company in the State of Ohio, contracting exclusively with state and local governments to install guardrail systems along highways. Today, they are suppliers of traffic safety products, industrial & commercial fencing, and highway guardrail throughout Ohio and surrounding states.

The Central Ohio Damage Prevention Council (CODPC) was created to bring together underground facility operators, government agencies, excavators, industry associations and service providers to address issues related to the goal of reducing damages to underground facilities, to provide cooperation and coordination of construction activities, and to improve communication, involvement, and commitment to these goals.