MCTV Videos

  • Webinar: OSHA s New Injury Illness Reporting Rule

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule to improve tracking of workplace injury and illness data earlier this year. The rule requires most metalcasters to electronically submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. And for the first time, OSHA plans to make this information publicly available on the Internet through a new searchable database. Beyond the electronic reporting, particularly controversial is the impact of OSHA’s new rule on employers’ policies for post-injury drug testing, safety incentive programs, and executive compensation and bonuses.

    In this recorded webinar, presenters outlined the key requirements of the final rule and explained what employers must do to comply.

  • What to Do When OSHA Shows Up

    This webinar is presented by Jim Barry, industrial hygiene consultant and the AFS 10-Q Health and Safety Committee.

  • Lead Part 2: Control of Lead Exposure in the Foundry

    This webinar is presented by Robert Scholz, RMT Inc. and the AFS 10-Q Health and Safety Committee.

  • OSHA's Revision to Its Hazard Communication Standard

    Kay Rowntree, Industrial Hygiene Sciences, provides information on revisions to the hazard communication standard from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • Webinar: Hexavalent Chromium Part 1: OSHA’s Standard

    Part 1 of this series, given by Kay Rowntree, Industrial Hygiene Sciences, will cover OSHA's Hexavalent Chromium Standard (1910.1026) as it applies to foundry exposures. Exposures to hexavalent chromium (Cr+6) can occur during the melting of stainless steel and other higher chromium alloys and when thermal processes such as plasma cutting, arc gouging or welding are used in the processing of castings made from these alloys. You will learn about the OSHA requirements and where to focus your efforts to comply with the Standard. Part 2 of this series, to be held in September, will address reducing exposures to hexavalent chromium.

  • Webinar: Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    The Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule that EPA issued pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires manufacturers and importers of chemical substances (including byproducts that are not intentionally produced) to report information to EPA regarding these chemical substances. This webinar summarizes the reporting threshold levels and other requirements and provide updates on the rule since the last reporting date in 2012.

  • Webinar: Are You Ready? Preparing for the Final OSHA Hazard Communication 2012 Deadline

    The final Hazard Communication 2012 deadline is June 1, 2016. By this date, employers must be sure that their Hazard Communication Program is updated to comply with the Standard and that all employees are trained for newly identified hazards. This webinar will help foundries learn about:

    • The key requirements of the Standard that must be addressed in your program
    • Recent OSHA interpretations of the Standard, especially those that relate to chemical labeling
    • Challenges in complying with the requirements

    Kay Rowntree, CIH
    Industrial Hygiene Sciences, LLC
    Waterford, WI

    Kay Rowntree is the owner of the industrial hygiene consulting firm Industrial Hygiene Sciences, LLC. She has over 37 years of experience in the field of industrial hygiene conducting air and noise surveys, training employees and management, investigating occupational disease claims, preparing Safety Data Sheets and assessing the risks associated with chemical, noise and biological exposures to workers. She is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in comprehensive practice and holds a B.S. degree in Bacteriology from the UW-Madison and a M.S. degree in Environmental Health-Industrial Hygiene specialty from the University of Minnesota.

  • Webinar: Foundry Sand Beneficial Reuse Part 2

    AFS presented this FREE webinar series covering U.S. EPA’s recent study on the beneficial use of foundry sand. The idea of beneficial use for metalcasters has gained continued traction across the country, and the release of U.S. EPA’s Risk Assessment of Spent Foundry Sands in Soil Related Applications provides significant opportunity for the metalcasting industry to promote and reform beneficial use rules.

    This second webinar focuses on identifying and promoting opportunities at the foundry level through best management practices, educating your customers by marketing your byproduct in a positive light, and providing valuable resources and tools to help facilitate reuse program success.

  • Webinar: OSHA's Sweeping Final Silica Rule: What is the Impact on Metalcasting

    OSHA published its sweeping final crystalline silica rule on March 25. Join us for a live webinar on April 12, when Tom Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM, Slavin OSH Group, will outline what is included in the final silica rule, how the final rulemaking differs from the proposed rule, and how to begin to prepare for compliance.

    Find more information about the rule at www.afsinc.org/silica.

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    Webinar: Foundry Sand Beneficial Reuse Part 1

    This webinar covers the EPA risk assessment and advancing beneficial use of spent metalcasting sand in your state.

    For more information on beneficial use, click here. 

  • Webinar: Hexavalent Chromium Part 2

    As a follow-up to Part 1 in this series, Bob Scholz, Senior Project Manager, TRC Environmental Corp., will discuss successful controls of Hexavalent Chromium.

  • Elevating Workplace Safety With 5S

    Glenn Huneycutt, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, discusses understanding 5S, getting started at your facility, its impact within work areas, auditing to motivate improvement, and additional benefits of 5S.

  • Watts Water Technologies' Lead-Free Facility

    From Watts Water Technologies: Watts' new lead-free casting facility was completed this summer. This video discusses the construction of the lead-free copper-base alloy plant.

  • The Olivine Replacement Project

    Vic LaFay, research and technical development manager for S&B Industrial Minerals, Cincinnati, outlines three major alternatives to olivine sand for nonferrous sand casters in this video.

  • Respirator Safety

    From the U.S. Department of Labor: When employees must wear a respirator to protect against airborne contaminants, they should follow the proper procedures for putting it on and taking it off.

  • Coldbox Coremaking at Waupaca

    From Waupaca Foundry: This video shows the coldbox coremaking process in detail that is used at Waupaca Foundry's iron casting facilities.

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