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The Construction and Utilities Division

Construction, Utilities Divisions Join Forces

The NSC Construction and Utilities divisions have partnered to provide significant value and increased benefits to Division members. Combining the experience and leadership of the two groups makes for stronger and more diverse representation.

The objective is to grow and strengthen our Division and the mission of NSC. We will provide breakout sessions so each group can work on their own agendas, and engage speakers to provide training and information specific to each group’s interests.

This is a very exciting time, and we would like to invite everyone to Anaheim for the next NSC Congress to support these efforts and be a part of this new initiative.

Register Now for October Meeting

The next Construction Division meeting will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, CA. Please click here for the meeting schedule, and register today.

Construction Division Meeting Minutes

Meet the Construction Division Leadership Team



David Kliwinski CSP
Director, Health, Safety and Environment
Conshohocken, PA
Construction Division Chairman

Mr. Kliwinski has more than 25 years of construction safety experience and has functioned in a leadership role as safety director working for several large contractors. His experience includes general contracting and engineering in industrial process and construction, heavy civil, infrastructure and commercial building construction. He has experience in multiple types of contracting methodologies, including multi-billiondollar projects and joint venture programs, and has global experience with various international clients. He has a master of science in civil engineering with an associate’s degree in safety from West Virginia University. He has worked as an adjunct professor for Drexel University, is an OSHA trainer and is a member of several safety associations. In 2014, he earned the Distinguished Service to Safety Award from NSC.


Gary E. Tellish, CSP, CET, CUSP
Safety Manager/Training
Quanta Services
Construction Division Vice Chairman

Mr. Tellish interacts with safety personnel in various business units to ensure the safety of all of Quanta's crews, focusing on injury prevention, safety performance, and employee training and involvement. He has more than 25 years of experience as a safety professional and served in the U.S. Air Force for five years as a fire protection specialist. He spent the next four years at HST Inc. as a training/safety consultant. He joined National Vacuum Corp. as corporate health and safety manager, and later became corporate safety manager for Brayman Construction Corp., a heavy highway contractor. He joined Asplundh Construction in April 2012 as corporate safety consultant.


David Payton
Corporate HSE Director
Hendry Marine Industries Inc.
Construction Division Secretary

Mr. Payton has 20 years of experience mostly in the construction industry but also in the manufacturing and marine industries. The first part of his career was operational leadership in design build companies for government, commercial, residential and industrial construction projects up to $200 million. He has been part of the HSE side of the business for the past several years. He spent four years as the corporate HSE director for the US subsidiary of BAUER and is currently the HSE Director for Hendry Marine Industries Inc., which covers multiple industries. He is a member of HSE committees from various parts of the industry, both local and international, and is a certified trainer for multiple HSE and operational disciplines.


Tammy T. Washington
NSC Division Program Manager

Tammy has been employed with NSC for more than 10 years. She is responsible for managing the NSC volunteer engagement programs, meetings, websites and databases. Besides the Construction Division, she also works with the Business & Industry, Labor, Utilities, and Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment divisions. Tammy can be reached at (630) 775-2227.

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