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The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is a nation-wide nonprofit technical organization dedicated to the advancement of construction technology through communication, education, research, and service. Founded in 1948, CSI provides a forum for architects, engineers, specification writers, contractors, suppliers, and others in the industry.

Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


at the Radisson, Camp Hill, PA


Join us for this presentation by Dale Glacken, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist, on the health safety issue of respirable crystalline silica in construction.  Learning objectives for attendees include:

Understand what silica is and why it’s a health safety issue for builders.

Learn what regulations apply to silica in the construction industry.

Examine the best practices contractors can use when dealing with silica exposure.

Discover if silica is headed down the same path to hazardous material designation as asbestos, PCBs, and other former product contents.

Explore how architects and engineers can promote silica safety through product selection and specification practices.


Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistance Specialist

US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Harrisburg Area Office

Mr. Glacken has been with the US Department of Labor, OSHA for over 17 years.  He started as a Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO), performing worksite safety and health inspections and evaluations throughout 14 counties in South Central Pennsylvania.  In June 2005, Dale began providing outreach services as the Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) for the Harrisburg Area Office.

Mr. Glacken transferred from the Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna Pennsylvania (DDSP) where he performed a variety of tasks as the installation Safety and Environmental manager responsible for 2800 civilian and military employees.  The Recycling portion of his Environmental program was recognized by Pennsylvania’s Governor Ridge and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). 

Prior to working for DDSP, Mr. Glacken worked at DDSP’s Headquarters, Defense Distribution Center (DDC) as Safety Engineer responsible for performing safety audits and safety engineering functions for 22 of the Department of Defense receipt, storage and shipping depots. 

Mr. Glacken began his safety career while working for the Department of the Army at New Cumberland Army Depot (NCAD) as the installation Safety Engineer, Radiation Protection Officer and then Safety Manager. 

Mr. Glacken earned his Bachelors of Science in Engineering from Penn State University in 1983 and became a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in December 1995.  He has 34 years’ experience in Safety.  Mr. Glacken’s interests include wood working and carving.

Certificates for 1-hour of continuing education certificates will be available for attendees, and the program will be registered with AIA CES for 1 HSW LU.

Our dinner meeting will be held at the

RADISSON HOTEL, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA

Board Meeting at 5:00 p.m.  Attitude Adjustment at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:15 p.m.

Dinner Cost: Free to Central Pennsylvania Chapter CSI Members,

$10.00 for Students, $25.00/person for all others (pay at door w/ check or cash)

Dinner: Chef's Choice Buffet

All dinner reservations, including special dietary menu requirements,

must be made no later than FRIDAY, NOON, MAY 4, 2018,

 by contacting Logan Myers by email at loganmyers@hotmail.com

or by telephone at (570) 850-6330.

NOTICE: Board Members and Committee Chairs have a standing reservation.

Please RSVP if you cannot attend!