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Safety Commission

Julie Hile, President of Hile Group holds WEDA’s Safety Chair position, and is actively involved in the criteria and selection of each year’s Safety Excellence Awards. Please contact Julie directly if you are interested in more information about the Safety Excellence Awards or any aspect of dredging safety. As Safety Chair, Julie is also responsible for the content of WEDA’s Safety Commission page. Please direct any questions or suggestions regarding this site’s content directly to Julie.

Additionally, the Safety Chair is currently adding one representative from each Dredging Chapter to the Safety Commission. Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Three conference calls per year to discuss the safety ideas and opportunities for the Dredging Association
  • Assistance in selection of Safety Excellence Award recipients
  • Providing a safety championing presence at the World Dredging Congress & Exhibition (if attending)

Please contact Safety Chair, Julie Hile, for more information about joining the Safety Committee.

WEDA Safety Chair, Julie Hile, presented “Let’s Talk Safety” at the WEDA conference in November 2015 in San Rafael, CA. A copy of Julie’s presentation is located here. Please contact Julie to request permission to distribute or modify the presentation, or if you are interested in her facilitating a safety presentation for your organization.


Safety Commission Panel

Since 2014, the Safety Commission has assembled panels of various dredging industry safety leaders to discuss ‘Expanding Safety Awareness and Action in the Dredging World’ and how ‘Workplace Safety Creates Dredging Industry Excellence.’ Summaries of both panel presentations made at WEDA’s annual conference are located below.