2022 Safety 101 Seminar

Hyatt Regency
October 2 - 3, 2022


Explore the essentials of metalcasting health and safety at this two-day seminar for people who are relatively new to the field.

Topics include OHSA regulations and visits, industrial hygiene, emergency planning, incident investigations, electrical safety, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, fire protection, and more.

This conference is for people with less than three years of experience in the field and those who serve in multiple roles in addition to safety and health. AFS training certificates are awarded to attendees who are present for the entire conference.

Click here for the 2022 Safety 101 Seminar digital brochure.


  • Hyatt Regency
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • October 2 - 3, 2022
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Hotel Information

Hyatt 2
  • Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • $159.00 + taxes/fees

Standard room rate of $159.00 + taxes/fees. Attendees can  reserve directly with the hotel by calling 414-276-1234 and requesting the AFS room block. The hotel’s check-in time is 3 p.m. Check-in prior to the hotel’s published check-in times are subject to availability. Check-out time is noon. 

Conference Agenda

Sunday, October 2, 2022
7 – 8 a.m.
Seminar Registration
7 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8 a.m.





Brent Charlton
AFS Safety & Health Committee Chair

8 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Attendee introductions – Name, where from, how long in safety?
  • What do you hope to get from this training?
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
You’re the Safety Person – Now What?





Tom Slavin
Cardno Chemrisk, Chicago, IL

9:15 am – 10 a.m.
Group Exercise / Refreshment Break
10 – 11 a.m.
Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

Paul Lynes
FingerLynes Engineering, Nashville, TN

• A systems approach to identify the OSHA regulations applicable to your foundry
• Identify the tasks to address those regulations
• Provide a system to implement and monitor the tasks

11 – 11:45 a.m.
Electrical Safety and Arc Flash Requirements





Dan Engling
Keramida, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

• Key elements to have in place

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Respirable Crystalline Silica





Dan Engling
Keramida, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

• The struggles, hurdles, and successes of complying

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Industrial Hygiene Overview

Kay Rowntree
Industrial Hygiene Sciences, LLC, Waterford, WI

• Overview of hazardous substances present in foundries - recognition and OSHA requirements
• Noise and hearing conservation
• Exposure assessments and recordkeeping
• Hazard communication

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Group Exercise / Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Q & A with Instructors
4:30 - 5 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Evaluations
5:30 p.m.
Social Time

Anyone who has attended an in-person AFS event can attest, the socializing and networking is invaluable…and fun! If you are up for it, plan to grab some food and beverage with the rest of the attendees and instructors. You won’t regret it!

Monday, October 3, 2022
7 – 8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8 – 8:15 a.m.
Questions from Day 1
8:15 – 9 a.m.
Emergency Planning / Fire Protection





Mickey Hannum
McWane Inc., Birmingham, AL




Katherine Jungwirth
The Lawton Standard Co., De Pere, WI

• Make your plan compliant and effective
• Proper planning to prevent an emergency
• Keep people safe and minimize damage if an emergency occurs

9 – 9:45 a.m.
Respiratory Protection Programs

Kay Rowntree
Industrial Hygiene Sciences LLC, Waterford, WI

• Overview of the OSHA standard
• Voluntary vs required use programs
• Common pitfalls in administering respiratory protection programs

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Group Exercise / Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Lockout and Machine Guarding





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

• Requirements of the OSHA standards
• Methods of lockout
• Methods of machine guarding

11:15 a.m. – Noon
So… You are the Trainer

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

• Challenges with development
• Understanding what needs to be understood

Noon – 1 p.m.
1 – 1:45 p.m.
Safety Metrics – Leading v. Lagging Indicators

Paul Lynes
FingerLynes Engineering, Nashville, TN

• Traditional lagging indicators
• Benefits of leading indicators
• Examples of leading indicators and their effectiveness

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Doing Safety Differently

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

• What’s not working and why
• The normalcy of error
• Affecting change

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Group Exercise / Refreshment Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Q & A with Instructors

All Instructors

4:15 p.m.
Wrap-Up and Evaluations


Registration Fees

Early Registration: Early registration ends 8/10/2022

AFS Member: $600.00 | Non-Member: $900.00

Standard Registration:

AFS Member: $720.00 | Non-Member: $1,080.00

Cancellations & Substitutions

AFS presents a variety of technical and management conferences (in both in-person and virtual formats). The refund policy for AFS conferences is as follows: 1) Substitutions are accepted at no charge at any time up until the start of the conference; 2) Full refunds are offered if AFS is notified in writing of cancellation at least 30 days in advance of the conference. No refunds or credits are available for less than 30 days written notice.