Foundations of Safety Leadership

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Loews Chicago Hotel

Room Number: Wright Ballroom 1,2,3


This program was developed to help employers provide Safety Leadership education to Supervisors with Safety Responsibilities.  The program is now approved as an elective in OSHA 30Hr Outreach Construction Awareness Training Programs and provides guidance to foreman, lead persons and those who must manage the safety of others on job.  This session will provide the content, where to find instructor materials and how you can use this in your organization to provide the resources and education to frontline supervisors.


  • Wes Wheeler

    Wes Wheeler


    Wesley L. Wheeler, SMS, is NECA’s Director of Safety. Wesley joined NECA in 2014 and has over 40 years of electrical experience. Prior to NECA, he was safety consultant in his own business, Wheeler Safety Services, Inc. and has been a Safety Director and OSHA Safety trainer for a large industrial based electrical contractor in Florida. Wesley is a qualified OSHA Construction Outreach Instructor and has assisted in OSHA Instructor classes for Electrical Training Alliance, (etA formerly known as the NJATC). He also has assisted etA in textbook development contributing to their OSHA workbooks. Wesley has served in many capacities in his career from electrician, foreman, superintendent, estimator, project manager to safety director and is a member of OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). He is also a licensed Florida State Certified Electrical Contractor and has also served on the NECA Codes and Standards committee for the last 13 years representing NECA on the NEC-NFPA 70 Code Panels 6 and 7 and was member of the NFPA 70E Committee for the 2015 and 2018 editions. Wesley brings a unique over all perspective to his position. Wesley is also a trained First Aid/BLS instructor, a Department of Labor Mine Safety Health Administration Instructor, and also has had OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer credentials from University of South Florida.

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