2019 Safety 101 Seminar

October 6-7, 2019


This course is designed for people with only a few years of experience in the health and safety field, and for those newer to the metalcasting industry. Some participants may have worked in a foundry for decades but manage safety and health as only one of many responsibilities. This primer will cover OSHA’s hierarchy of controls, incident investigation practices, electrical safety, the basics of arc flash, Lock-Out Tag-Out (energy control), machine guarding, the basics of industrial hygiene (noise exposure issues, respiratory protection, hazardous substances recognition and assessment), silica requirements, emergency planning, fire protection, falls from heights, ladder safety, training requirements, how to handle an OSHA visit, and other issues. We’ll discuss the most common foundry citations and share additional resources with seminar participants. We’ll conclude the session with a Health & Safety Panel to field any remaining questions you may have.


  • Louisville, KY
  • October 6-7, 2019
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Hotel Information

  • Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown
  • Louisville, KY
  • $189

Conference Agenda

Sunday, October 6, 2019
7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Kimberly Perna, AFS, Executive Technical Assistant

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions – Opening Comments

Juliette Garesché, American Foundry Society, Schaumburg, IL

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Hierarchy of Controls/ Investigation Practices

Pete Buczek, WGS Global Services LLC, Flint, MI

Best Practices to investigate and prevent injuries, includes “near misses” and incident investigations.

9:15 – 10 a.m.
Electrical Safety/Arc Flash

Daniel Engling, Keramida, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Key elements to have in place.

10:15 – 11 a.m.
Lockout-Tagout (Hazardous Energy)/Machine Guarding

Brent Charlton, Metal Technologies, Auburn LLC, Auburn, IN

11 – 11:45 a.m.
New View of Safety

Tom Slavin, Cardno Chem Risk, Chicago, IL

The critical difference between Safety I and Safety II.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 2 p.m.
Industrial Hygiene

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

Understanding the language within your programs.                                                   

  • Hearing conservation                                                                         
  • Respiratory protection programs                                                    
  • Hazardous substances: recognition & assessment
2 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Respirable Silica Standard

Pete Buczek, WGS Global Services LLC, Flint, MI

Glenn Huneycutt, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Inc., Charlotte, NC             

The struggles, hurdles, or successes of complying.

Monday, October 7, 2019
7:45 – 8:20 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:20 – 8:30 a.m.
Introductions and Administrative Announcements

Juliette Garesché, American Foundry Society, Schaumburg, IL

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Emergency Planning/Fire Protection Program

Andrew Tirmenstein, Keramida, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

What is needed to make your plan complete and compliant?  

9:15 – 10 a.m.
Emergency Response & Active Shooter Awareness

Paul J. Schroll, Corporate Intelligence Solutions, Charlotte, NC

Curt Moore, EPIC Services & Consulting, Lincolnton, NC

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Active Shooter Awareness
  • Security Planning
10 - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Drugs in the Workplace

James P. Casey, Atty., Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel, Shoulders, Evansville, IN

  • Setting a policy                                                                                    
  • How and when to test                                                                       
  • What actions to take
11 – 11:45 a.m.
Safety Training – Fun or Flop?

Glenn Huneycutt, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Inc, Charlotte, NC.

  So… you are the Trainer                                                                                  

  • Challenges with development
  • Understanding what needs to be understood
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
A Visit from OSHA

Paul Lynes, Finger Lynes Engineering, Nashville, TN

  • Preparing for, and what to expect when they arrive
  • The Do’s & Don’ts on the day of an OSHA visit             
1:15 – 2 p.m.
Common Safety Violations Identified in Foundries

Fred Kohloff, Keramida, Inc., Streamwood, IL                              

  • Group Participation - Spot the Hazard and Guess 
  • What the Citations Could Cost?
2 – 2:15 p.m.
2:15 – 2:35 p.m.
Training when Your Brain Locks Down

Glenn Huneycutt, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Inc., Charlotte, NC

Additional resources to Use.        

2:35 – 3:15 p.m.
Safety & Health Panel

Pete Buczek, Kay Rowntree, Brent Charlton (from Day One)

This panel will address any other Safety & Health questions you may have.


Registration Fees

Early Registration (through Sept. 16, 2019): $600 member, $900 non-member

Standard Registration (after Sept. 16, 2019): $720 member, $1,080 non-member

Cancellations & Substitutions

Substitutions will be accepted anytime. However, cancellations of confirmed registrants with full refund of fees will not be accepted unless received at least two weeks prior to the conference date. In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled for any reason, AFS liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.