Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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.

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.).

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 application and 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 for.

3:15 pm

The Internet of Things (IIOT) - Using Communications to Advance your Safety and Productivity (Intermediate) Dean Phillips, LINK Systems.

The Internet of Things (IIOT) is making great strides in communication and is now able to improve your safety and recording of problem issues. You can close the loop with technology. Now you can keep better records, improve predictive failures and reduce hazards and improve risk analysis. The speaker will provide insight into this new format and technology.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am

Making Safety Personal: The Key to Reducing Exposure to Risk in the Workplace (Advanced) Estaban Tristan, Director, Safety Solutions, Select International.

The presenter will include:

-Safety: it's a key component of your workforce's routine, but are your employees as safe as they can be? Making safety personal empowers your organization to defeat the safety improvement plateau, obtaining better results while ensuring the ongoing safety of all of your workers. All it takes: a brand-new, personal approach to safety thinking.

-Learn the four psychological factors that highly predict safe behavior and injury likelihood across industries. Discover how psychometric assessments are used to coach and train employees on safe work behaviors. Understand how this technology can be used in a legally defensible manner to hire safe employees and reduce injury rates.

10:15 am

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

These session will include information on hand protection from traditional to newer innovations. This session will be an interactive workshop to help employees and workers choose the proper hand protection that meets their needs.

11:30 am

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

The speakers of this session 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 complementary equipment and measures.

1:45 pm

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

While combustible dust accidents are not 100% preventable, manufacturers should not view them as inevitable. Facilities can significantly reduce their risk of a combustible dust accident 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.

3:15 pm

Leading Proactive and Effective Safety Committees (Basic) Byron Beattie, EHS Manager, Amcor Rigid Plastics North America.

This session will provide the attendee ways to optimize and showcase your safety committee involvement and activity including:

-Utilizing lean manufacturing techniques and action plans, thus making your safety committee meetings more robust and proactive

-Optimizing participation and plant floor monitoring by your committee members, including the use of BBS observations and employee activity/engagement

-Training your committee members on engagement, train the trainer activities, risk assessment process involvement, project management and the inspections

- Developing safety committee engagement in accident investigation and EHS programs maintenance

Metal Fabricating Division Roster

Chair: Byron Beattie, ARPNA Beverage, Amcor Rigid Plastics North America

Committee: 

John Brennan, JB Safety Consultant, LLC  

Eva Hatt, Hardhatt Safety Consulting & Training

Allen Mejan, Hastings Air Energy 

Future Conference Dates

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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