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PMA Safety Clinic - OSHA Update & Compliance for the Metalforming Industry

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
Cleveland, OH

Safety first! Learn how your organization can sustain a safe workplace environment. Attendees will get information on the latest OSHA developments, regulations, techniques and technology for the metalforming industry.

TWO DAYS – Expert Safety Presentations and Roundtable Discussions!

Presentations Include:

OSHA Update for the Metalforming Industry, Kayla Flowers and Bridgett Burke, Cleveland OSHA Office
Topics of discussion include the most cited standards for the metalforming industry and the latest agency enforcement statistics; OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP); National Emphasis Programs, Local Emphasis Programs and how they can affect your company; management leadership regarding the safety and health program at your company; and more.

OSHA Recordkeeping, Pat McCon, Zurich Services Corp.
The recent changes to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements may not be as onerous as they first appear. Pat discusses the new requirements, who must comply, how the data will be used and other issues addressed by this rule.

OSHA-Compliant Stamping Press Inspections, Jeff Fredline, Meco Corporation
Learn how and what to inspect during an OSHA-compliant press inspection, determine when a machine needs specialized maintenance procedures and discuss proper correction procedures. Participants will receive copies of two basic machine inspection formats with instructions. Attendees also will learn how to evaluate and organize the collected data, and then finally establish a plan of action relating to each machine.

Light Curtains, Todd Wenzel, TCR-Integrated Stamping Systems
This presentation provides important information about using safety light curtains. Attendees will learn the parameters that must be considered by employers and how to assess them.

Accidents, Their Causes and Their Investigation, Jim Barrett, Link Systems
OSHA-mechanical-power-press point-of-operation injury reports will be analyzed as to causes, relative prevalence and accuracy, along with an analysis of human factors involved in accident causation will be discussed. Accident investigation considerations and techniques for all types of machinery-related accidents also will be presented.

Risk Assessment:  Basics, Benchmarks and Opportunities, Bruce Main, Design Safety Engineering
This presentation will outline the basics of the risk assessment process and identify not only what needs to be done, but also where potential troubles lurk. Benchmark methods in other industries will be quickly looked at to get a flavor for who else is involved in risk assessments. The presentation also will identify opportunities where the risk assessment process can lead to better, faster, cheaper and safer solutions. Several case examples will be shared..

Applying Alternative Methods of Hazardous Energy Control for Machine Safety and Productivity, Updates to ANSI Z244.1 Relative to OSHA 1910.147, Ted Sberna, White Horse Safety
This presentation will review the updated Z244.1 language for control of hazardous energy to include the current technology of modern-day safety systems. Learn how to utilize this technology for enhanced operator and machine efficiency in the current production environment.

The Hidden Story Behind OSHA Regulations , Bill Reynolds and Ron Pitcher, Pitcher Insurance
OSHA standards are designed for the general audience. Where the rubber meets the road is how and when they are applied to the metalforming industry. Through the use of actual plant situations, many of the key areas of confusion will be discussed, including how OSHA communicates with your employees when a complaint is filed, when amputations and hospital admissions must be reported, when you can and cannot use national consensus standards, when and how to apply lockout/tagout during setup and normal production operations, and how to apply the new fall protection standard. This presentation is application-based and is a must-attend to fully understand best practices for OSHA compliance..  

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:00 a.m.   Registration/Breakfast
8:45 a.m.   Welcome
8:50 a.m.   An OSHA Update for the Metalforming Industry
10:15 a.m. Light Curtains
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. OSHA-Compliant Stamping Press Inspections
2:00 p.m.   OSHA Recordkeeping
3:30 p.m.   Accidents, Their Causes and Their Investigation
5:00 p.m.   Networking Reception

Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:00 a.m.   Registration/Breakfast
8:30 a.m.   Risk Assessment:  Basics, Benchmarks and Opportunities
9:45 a.m.   Applying Alternative Methods of Hazardous Energy Control for Machine Safety and Productivity, Updates to ANSI Z244.1 Relative to OSHA 1910.147
11:30 a.m. The Hidden Story Behind OSHA Regulations
12:15 p.m. Lunch 
1:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
3:30 p.m.   Adjourn


Holiday Inn Independence
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

Reserve your room online or call the hotel at 216-524-8050 ext. 298 to receive the group rate. Reference PMA to receive the special rate of $99 plus tax.

The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport—you must call the hotel to arrange your pickup once you have retrieved your luggage. The hotel also offers free self-parking. 


PMA members $549
Nonmembers $749

For more information, please contact Marianne Sichi at 216-901-8800 ext. 150.