Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10:15 am

Rig it the Right Way(Basic-Intermediate) Larry Petkovsek, Lifting Specialist/Trainer, Mazzella Lifting Technologies.


Attendees will learn about:

   -Accident causation - what causes crane and rigging accidents

   -Rigging terms - WLL, COG, Design Factor, Ultimate Strength

   -Reading and understanding rigging charts

   -Prepare a "lift"

   -Work through a rigging plan - 10-15 steps

   -Inspection criteria for slings, hardware, and below the hook lifting devices

   -Understanding the criteria for removal from service

   -Indicators, damage, and manufacturers guide lines 


11:30 am

Seeing is Believing!  Safety Eyewear and the ANSI Z87.1 Standard(Basic)Neil Powell, Technical Specialist, Edge Eyewear.


This course will bring new meeting to the phrase "Seeing is Believing".  This course will prepare safety professionals to understand ANSI Z87.1 and protect the eyes of employees.


1:45 pm

OSHA's New Recordkeeping Law and How to Simplify Compliance(Intermediate) Greg Duncan, EHS Expert, VelocityEHS.


In a recent OSHA final rule, it was announced that non-exempt employers will be required to electronically submit to OSHA the injury and illness data that they're already required to keep internally. The frequency of this submission depends on the size of the business, but is required at least annually. The proposed rule had originally included quarterly submission information. However, after considerable pushback from the industry on this point, OSHA said in the final rule that "OSHA agrees with commenters who stated that annual reporting would lessen the burden on employers."

This presentation will outline the steps employers can take to ensure compliance with the standard and explore emerging issues as the law cycles through its first enforcement. It will also outline best practices for recording injuries and illnesses, as well as incidents and near-misses, through modern technologies and effective processes.


3:15 pm pdf (Handout) (2.99 MB)

Top 10 Misuses of Fall Protection Equipment and What to Do About Them(Intermediate)Craig Galecka, PE, CSP, Principal/Project Manager, LJB, Inc.

This presentation will cover 10 of the most common equipment misuse issues.  After showing what the misuse looks like, the presenter will provide recommendations on what to do if you see the misuse in your work environment.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

9:00 am   pdf (Handout) (1.64 MB)

Safety Controls - How to tell if your safety controls have been bypassed and what you can do to prevent it  (Basic)  Michael Poynter, Safety Consultant, Rockwell Automation.


This session will teach you how to tell if your system has been bypassed.  The presenter will dicuss a few examples of systems being bypassed, the end results of the bypassed systems and what you can do to prevent your control systems from getting bypassed.


10:15 am pdf (Handout) (633 KB)

Cause Safety  (Basic-Advanced) Phil LaDuke, Partner, ERM.


For over a century the Safety function has been focused primarily on finding the cause of injuries and preventing them.  This has seemed to work-injury rates have steadily decreased.  But the trend in fatalities tends to remain flat.  In many companies, low or zero injury rates have created a kind of superstitious belief in protective measures that may or may not correlate to fewer injuries.  In this session, participants will discuss ways in which initiatives can cause safety (i.e. a meaningful reduction in the risk of injuring workers). Understanding WHY your organization has an excellent safety record is as important as the record itself.


11:30 am

Ergonomics - Developing an Ergonomics process in an Incentive Based Environment (Intermediate)  Tim McCurry, Director of Safety and Health, and Dennis Poland, EHS Manager, La-Z-Boy.


This presentation highlights steps taken toward ergonomics improvements in an incentive based environment.  Significant wins will be shared and should be applicable to those in low capital and manual industry situations.  The presentation will discuss challenges and opportunities encountered during the last 3 years while La-Z-Boy, Inc., has worked to implement an Ergonomics Process.


1:45 pm pdf (Handout) (6.15 MB)

Balancing Safety and Productivity:  Layout Analysis and Risk Assessment for Zone Determination (Intermediate) Chris Soranno, Certified Safety Application Specialist, Safety Standards & Compliance Manager, Sick, Inc.


Adding layout analysis to the risk assessment process is an effective means of achieving safe automation work cells while also ensuring high levels of productivity.  A defined process can also provide a clear definition of component span of control when providing the risk reduction strategy to engineers for safety system design.



Industrial Division Roster

Chair: Tony Selk, CSP, Ford Motor Company 


Wendy Burkett, Ford Motor Company

Barbara Fleming, O/E Learning, Inc.

AJ Hale, CompOne Administrators

Darryl Hill, PhD, CSP, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Sandra Kiers, Ford Motor Company 

Ann Knill, CSP, OHST, Retired

Dave Lerner, CSP, Ford Motor Company

Tim McCurry, La-Z-Boy

Kent Richards, Mazzella Lifting Technologies

Donald Schmid, CSP,Ford Motor Company

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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