Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10:15 am pdf (Handout) (2.27 MB)

Industrial Explosion Suppression Technology (Intermediate) Rob Markle, Regional Sales Manager, IEP Technologies.

This session will provide information on Advanced technologies in Explosion Protection solutions for both passive and active NFPA compliant designs employed to mitigate the damaging effects from deflagrations associated with handling combustible dust.

11:30 am pdf (Handout) (2.49 MB)

Walking Working Standard (Intermediate) Craig Galecka, PE, CSP, Project Manager, LJB, Inc.

The long-awaited OSHA rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D&I) became effective in early 2017 and was recently adopted by MIOSHA.  These updated regulations will have a major impact on maintaining a compliant fall protection program.  This session provides attendees with an overview of the content, key impacts and deadlines to understand for your program.  After this session, participants will be able to state important actions their organization needs to take to maintain compliance with the new regulations.

1:45 pm pdf (Handout) (2.59 MB)

A Real-World View: Implementing New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations (Intermediate) Craig Galecka, PE, CSP, Project Manager, LJB, Inc.

Now that MIOSHA has adopted in full the new OSHA rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D&I), organizations are still working to understand and implement required changes to their fall protection projects, policies and programs. After a brief review of the major changes and the general reactions in the industry, this session provides attendees with a real-world view of how organizations are wrestling with and addressing the implementation of the new requirements.  Based on the most frequently asked questions and challenging aspects of the new regulation, the presenters will provide ways to approach implementing the new rules—including recommendations related to training, hazard assessment, design changes, and system requirements.  After this session, participants will be able to state important actions their organization needs to take to facilitate compliance with the new OSHA rule.

3:15 pm  pdf (Handout:  MIOSHA/NFPA Compliance Steps) (561 KB)      pdf (Handout: Electrical Safety Resources) (332 KB)

Implementing an Effective Electrical Safe Work Practice Program + 2018 NFPA-70E Significant Updates (Intermediate) Robert D. Nicholson, Senior Electrical Designer, Electrical Safety Specialist, JDRM Engineering, Inc.

Developing an Electrical Safe Work Practice program for your company can be daunting. Attend this session for an easy to follow road map to success that will help protect Qualified Electrical Employees with job scopes involving energized electrical systems to meet MIOSHA CFR Sub Part S 1910.331-335. Your presenter is a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, a former Master Electrician and a survivor of an Arc Flash incident -- his life mission is to ensure no one else experiences what he endured. When you leave this entertaining and enlightening presentation you will have a solid foundation to keep your employees safe, based on 40+ years of inside industry knowledge.

In 1976, MIOSHA requested help from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to develop employee electrical safety standards. This led to NFPA-70E edition 1 which was published in 1979. NFPA-70E is a consensus standard, which means it is the guide to enable you to stay in compliance with OSHA requirements. This standard is updated about every three years as is evolves from new research, technology and technical input from users of the standard. To that end, an overview of major changes in the NFPA-70E 2015 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace will be included in this presentation. Without the assistance of NFPA-70-E it is very difficult to stay in compliance with MIOSHA law. Electrical requirements are complex and require extensive special knowledge which is difficult for many safety professionals to fully obtain. This presentation will help you bridge that gap. Attendees will be provided access to a Six Sigma Safety Program Evaluation Excel Spreadsheet which you can use to determine where there internal safety program currently stands in relation to the regulations as well as next steps for the safety of their employees as well as compliance.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am

UAV’s in Today’s Industries.  Safer, Better Data, and Cost Effective (Basic) Josh Schleenbaker, Chief UAV Pilot, Drone Services, LLC.

This session will discuss using UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicle’s) for risk mitigation, gathering better data, and cost savings.  Case studies will be presented.

10:15 am  pdf (Handout) (2.01 MB)

Working Safely with Grinders (Intermediate) Jean Ndana, Health and Safety Mgr., ZF Chassis Components.

An abrasive wheel grinder is one of the most common pieces of machinery in use in maintenance shops and in manufacturing. These useful machines are used for various purposes and can be either pedestal, bench mounted or portable. But operating any grinder is a hazardous work activity. A single mistake can have devastating consequences, not only to the user but also to those working nearby. This session focuses on pedestal and bench mounted grinders and presents ten best practices for their use. In FY2014, OSHA cited 1,014 serious violations related to grinders. Many of these hazards are preventable provided employers and workers follow the best practices to be presented in this session.

12:30 pm pdf (Handout) (898 KB)

Culture Change Begins with a Change in Values (Basic) Phil LaDuke, ERM.

Culture is the manifestation of corporate values in the workplace, and for a culture to change the values must change.  The values must live and be visible in the way people act and the decisions they make, not in a poster hanging on the wall.  This session will explore what it takes to change the values of the C-Suite and engage the workplace to change the culture.

1:45 pm

Rigging Safety (Intermediate) Kent Richards, Lifting Specialist, Mazzella Lifting Technologies.

This session will cover the basics of risk management, the rigging triangle, center of gravity and choosing the correct sling for each lift.  It will also cover the effect of angles and correct attachment to the load, and cover inspection of slings.  There will be a hands on demo of proper rigging.

3:15 pm pdf (Handout) (3.96 MB)

Introduction to Safety for Collaborative Robot Systems (Intermediate) Carole S. Franklin, Director of Standards Development, Robotic Industries Association.

Are collaborative robots “safe right out of the box”?  Learn some common myths and misconceptions about collaborative robotics.  Gain practical ideas to help you ensure the safety of your collaborative robot system.

Industrial Division Roster

Chair: Tony Selk, CSP, Ford Motor Company 


Wendy Burkett, Ford Motor Company

Barbara Fleming, O/E Learning, Inc.

Crystal Gunn, CHMM, CSP, FCA Group

AJ Hale, CompOne Administrators

Darryl Hill, PhD, CSP, FirstGroup America, Inc.

Sandra Kiers, Ford Motor Company

John Lawson, Ford Motor Company 

Dave Lerner, CSP, Ford Motor Company

Patrick Lynch, Knoll, Inc.

Kathy Malone, Lean EHS Consultant

Elena McCreary, Cornerstone Staffing Solutions

Tim McCurry, Plastipak

Jean Ndana, CSP, ASP, General Motors

Kent Richards, Mazzella Lifting Technologies

Michael Rumley, CSHM, CFI-1, General Motors

Donald Schmid, CSP

Future Conference Dates

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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