92 June 2017 | AWFS Pre-Show Planner
to prevent and mitigate combustible dust. Be informed as to
the efforts of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to
implement a regulation to reduce formaldehyde emission from
composite wood products, with an update on implementa-
tion status, and efforts underway to amend the regulation to
harmonize with U.S. EPA’s forthcoming regulation. This is a
FREE seminar but registration is required.
MODERATOR: Jamison Scott.
Friday, 7/21/2017, 9: 30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
FREE Developing a Written Workplace
; Kelly Baetz, State of Nevada - Safety Consultation
and Training Section
This session focuses on the value of having a written
program to guide all employees concerning safety in the
workplace. The material included will address rights and
assigning responsibilities; how to go about the identifying,
analyzing and controlling of hazards; establishing a training
program for employees; incident investigation and reporting; enforcement and compliance; and establishing safety
committees. Attendees will engage in discussion about the
value of safety in the workplace, the financial impacts and
their current involvement in safety programs. Learn where to
get state-specific information relevant to where your business
is located. This information will assist you in developing a
management plan relevant to the safety concerns in your
company. This is a FREE seminar but registration is required.
Saturday, 7/22/2017, 9: 30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Developing an Effective Machine
; John Podojil, Podojil & Associates, Inc.
Believe it or not, some machine manufacturers are still
designing and selling unsafe machinery to companies.
Whether an individual is new to the managment or safety
field or has held associated responsibilities for a period
of time, safeguarding personnel who work with or around
machine tools and equipment should be considered a
high priority of the job. Although significant progress has
been made in terms of safeguarding machines since the
era prior to the organized safety movement, companies
continue to be cited by the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) and workers continue to
be seriously injured and killed by machine tools and
equipment. In today’s world, it is essential to develop a
written machine safeguarding program that is endorsed
by your senior management and clearly defines machine
safeguarding requirements and the roles and responsibilities of employees, supervisors and management.
Thursday, 7/20/2017, 9: 30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Marketing Your Program: Are You
Getting Anyone’s Attention?
; Mark Smith, Reed Custer High School
Designed for both educators and members of industry,
this session will discuss key topics including promoting
your program locally and nationally, developing revenue
streams for your program, building industry partnerships,
establishing a network of supporters, creating an online
presence for your program and your students, and
identifying what your industry supporters want from you.
It also addresses how to use technology to promote your
Thursday, 7/20/2017, 1: 30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Classroom Tool Safety - A Participatory
; John Stearns, Amity High School
; Lucas Molepske, Vortex Tool Company Inc.
Who thought it was a good idea to put 14-year old