Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

10:15 am

 

Lockout Myths & Misconceptions - part 1 (Intermediate) Chad Ignatowski, Safety Consultant, Access Safety.

 

This session will include a discussion of common and uncommon misconceptions and missteps when implementing lockout tagout programs in the metal fabrication industry. The presentation will navigate interpretations related to the implementation of a variety of lockout program elements (i.e. procedures, training, periodic inspections, etc.).

 

11:30 am

Lockout Myths & Misconceptions - part 2(Intermediate)Chad Ignatowski, Safety Consultant, Access Safety.

 

1:45 pm

Choosing Hand Protection That Fits In Metal Fabricating (Intermediate) Kelly Cotter, Territory Manager Michigan, Ansell.

 

From traditional to newer innovations, this interactive workshop will help employees and workers choose the proper hand protection that meets their needs.

 

3:15 pm

Hard Guarding - Keeping it Simple (Basic)  Jet and Bill LaBarge, Machine Guard and Cover.

 

The speakers have been Machine Guarding Fabricators for over 22 years, and are on the ANSI B11.19 committee revising the current guarding standards.  This session will provide a review of the current standards and practices for physical hard guarding, and how to keep it simple in the design, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of hard guard safeguarding (guards, safeguarding devices, awareness devices, safeguarding methods) as well as performance requirements for complimentary equipment and measures.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

9:00 am

Process Specific Risk Assessments – How to Complete and Maintain (Basic-Intermediate) Byron Beattie, Corporate EHS Compliance Manager, Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies.

 

This working session will provide the attendee a hands on review and tools on developing a small group driven process specific EHS risk assessment including:

- Utilizing your existing personnel to completing the risk assessments

- Identification of hazards through safety process mapping using several videos to highlight its utilization

- Establishing a risk matrix with the team environment

- Selling your corrective actions to your management team

- Developing an integrated approach to maintaining your risk assessment process

 

10:15 am (co-sponsored by the Industrial Hygiene Division)

Where is the Link? Safety, RTW & Ergonomics through Physical Demands Assessments(Intermediate)

A joint session between the Industrial Hygiene and Metal Fabricating Divisions, progressively linked directly to the 9:00AM Metal Fabricating Division session on Risk Assessments.

 

11:30 am

Dust Collection Control Safety in the Metal Fabricating Industry (Intermediate) Allen Mejan, Sales Manager, Hastings Air Energy .

 

While combustible dust related accidents are not 100% preventable, manufacturers should not view them as inevitable. Facilities can significantly reduce their risk of a combustible dust accidents by instilling the best engineering practices; practices that include a solid maintenance plan in order to reduce or eliminate dangerous dust that settles on floors, walls, machinery, and overhead areas. A review of NFPA 484 and 653 requirements will also be included

This interactive presentation will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the combustible dust issue and discuss critical housekeeping tips and recommendations relative to the metal fabricating industry and as they pertain to Nilfisk’s and Hastings Air Energy's first-hand experiences.

 

1:45 pm

Presence Sensing Devices-Balancing Safety and Productivity (Intermediate) Dean Phillips, LINK Systems.

 

Presence Sensing Devices (PSDs) (Light Curtains) are one of the most common and flexible safeguards for many automated systems.  Proper applications & use of presence sensing devices provides protection not only for the operators but also for other employees in the area.  In essence, they are the key to balancing productivity and safety.  the speaker will provide an overview of PSDs, how they operate and what type of operations they are best suited.

 

3:15 pm

Effective Safety Committees – Leaning to a More Safety Related Culture (Basic) Byron Beattie, Corporate EHS Compliance Manager, Curtiss Wright Surface Technologies.

 

This session will provide the attendee a hands-on review and tools on developing a small group driven process specific EHS risk assessment including:

- Utilizing lean manufacturing techniques to optimize your safety committee meetings

- Utilizing your safety committee to completing the risk assessments

- Optimizing participation and monitoring by your committee members

- Training your committee members on engagement, training, project management and inspections

- Safety committee engagement in accident investigation and EHS programs

 

Metal Fabricating Division Roster

Chair: Byron Beattie, Curtis Wright Surface Technologies

Committee: 

John Brennan, JB Safety Consultant, LLC  

Jason Claes, Global Titanium, Inc. 

Eva Hatt, Hardhatt Safety Consulting & Training

Allen Mejan, Hastings Air Energy 

Future Conference Dates

April 11-12, 2017, Novi, MI

April 17-18, 2018, Lansing, MI

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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