“Safety & Environment” Educational Seminar Track Includes Two Free Sessions on Shop Safety and Legislative Updates
Two FREE seminars will be offered at the AWFS Fair: one on Legislative Updates affecting our industry including dust collection and EPA Formaldehyde Regulation and one on Developing a Written Workplace Safety Program offered by an OSHA representative. Read on for more info about these and other Safety & Environment-related sessions:
This session combines basic dust collection fundamentals with information on combustible dust for medium to large woodworking plants. Participants will learn about basic design and guidelines to assist in the specification, installation, operation and maintenance of an effective, efficient and safe dust collection system.
Attend this session for up-to-the-minute information on pertinent industry regulations. Learn about the details of the EPA Formaldehyde Regulation released in December 2016. Find out about the latest in Cal-DOSH wood dust PEL change.
Friday, July 21 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Kelly Baetz
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.
Saturday, July 22 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: John Podojil
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.