Tuesday, April 11, 2017

 

10:15 am

Understanding Combustible Dust Hazards (Basic) Mike Snyder, Vice President, Organizational Process Safety, Dekra Insight.

 

OSHA's Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program, along with major modifications to NFPA dust standards, have created a large number of requirements facing owners and operators of manufacturing operations for the proper control of dust hazards.  Many facility owners struggle with the first steps in establishing a combustible dust management program, facing questions such as "How Do I Know if my Dust is Combustible?" and "What Options do I have to manage the hazards presented by Combustible Dust at my facility?".

 

This presentation will provide an overview of the conditions required for a dust explosion, how to determine if a dust in your facility is explosible, the basic elements available to determine a Basis of Safety for combustible dust operations, and reference review of the major codes & standards that can serve as Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) for dust operations.

 

12:30 pm

Ergonomics Makes Sense:  Justify Cost Using Dollars and Cents(Intermediate)Cathy White, CIH, CSP, CPE, EH&S Delivery Manager, The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Health and safety professionals know that investing in good ergonomic design reduces the potential for injury and can save cost to their organization through increased productivity, efficiency, maintability and quality.  But how do you translate that information to leadership for their buy in?  Getting a leader to support an ergonomics program can be a major challenge.  Fortunately, there are many tools available that translate ergonomics into profitability.  Marketing and selling the bottom line to leadership is essential in today's corporation climate.  This session will share ways to cost justify ergonomic improvements in the workplace and drive change in leadership support of the program.

 

1:45 pm

NFPA 30-2018 - An Update (Intermediate)  Janna Shapiro, Associate Engineer, Industrial and Chemical Engineering Division, National Fire Protection Association.

 

This session will provide an overview of the major amendments that are expected to be incorporated into the 2018 edition of NFPA 30.

 

3:15  pm

The Leaders Role in Eliminating Serious Injuries and Fatalities (Basic) Mike Snyder, Vice President, Organizational Process Safety, Dekra Insight.

 

Serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention has long been considered a matter of numbers, reduce "smaller" events, and you will also reduce more serious ones.  As organizations became better at preventing injuries, no one was surprised when the rate of recordable injuries declined.  What was surprising, however, was that over the same time, the rate of serious injuries and fatalities remained flat or even increased.

Research has helped shed light on the apparent disparity - and the findings are challenging some of safety's core assumptions.  First, the underlying precursors of serious injury and fatality events are usually different than those of less serious injuries.  Second, the potential for serious injury is low for the majority (about 80%) of non-SIF injuries. 

This presentation will explore four steps that leaders and their organizations can immediately take to begin addressing life-altering safety events.

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

 

9:00 am

NFPA 58 LP-Gas Code Update: 2017 and Beyond(Intermediate)Eric Nette, P.E., Engineer, NFPA.

 

This session will include a discussion on the changes for NFPA 58 from the 2014 edition to the 2017 edition with a look forward to the 2020 edition.  Inputs for the new cycle have already started and will be closed in June.  Attendees will learn to understand the hazards that the standard addresses, the major requirments of the standard, challenges that industry faces and potential solutions.

 

10:15 pm

The Meth House Next Door…  (Intermediate) Kam Bradman, President, BIOCLEAN Team.

This session will include information on: 

     -Site Conditions

     -Social Habits, and

     -Strategies for Successful Decontamination and Rehabilitation

 

Chemical Division Roster

Chair: Frank Manley, Dow Corning Corporation, A wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company
Vice Chair:  Brad Blanchard, The Dow Chemical Company
Committee: Kyle Buckey, Dow Corning Corporation, A wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company

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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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