2024 Safety 101 Seminar

AFS Headquarters
March 18* – 20, 2024

Overview

Elevate your safety and health expertise with the AFS EHS Safety & Health Committee's enhanced Safety 101 Seminar coming in March 2024. We are excited to announce an extra half-day of content at no additional cost, offering in-depth training on cutting-edge safety management and incident investigation practices.

Designed for newcomers to the safety and health field or professionals entering the metalcasting industry, this seminar is also a valuable refresher for those with diverse roles involving safety and health responsibilities. Join us to gain a comprehensive understanding of fundamental safety and health terminology specific to the foundry industry. Our expert-led sessions will cover essential regulatory topics, including electrical safety, arc flash, lockout/tagout procedures, machine guarding, respirable silica, and emergency planning, along with fire protection.

Beyond regulatory compliance, the seminar will delve into broader industrial hygiene concepts, navigating OSHA visits, best practices for safety training, effective safety metrics, and risk assessments. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and elevate safety practices in your facility.

* Bonus half day

Location

AFS Headquarters
  • AFS Headquarters
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • March 18* – 20, 2024
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Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • $119.00/night + tax

700 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173

To make a reservation, call 847-541-3347 and ask for the American Foundry Society’s negotiated rate (code - A4SI) or use the link below.

Conference Agenda

Monday, March 18, 2024
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Registration
1:30-2:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions


Brent Charlton

Brent Charlton
AFS Safety & Health Committee Chair

2:00-3:15 p.m.
You're the Safety Person - Now What?


Tom Slavin

Tom Slavin
Cardno Chemrisk, Chicago, IL

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Break
3:30-4:15 p.m.
Doing Safety Differently


Brent Charlton

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

4:15-5:00 p.m.
OSHA Update


Stephanie Salmon

Stephanie Salmon
AFS Washington Office, Washington D.C.

5:00 p.m.
End of Day 1
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
8:00-8:15 a.m.
Review Day 1
8:15-9:00 a.m.
Machine Guarding


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

9:00-9:45 a.m.
Robotics and Task Based Risk Assessment (TaBRA) for Machinery


Brent Charlton

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

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Break
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Respirable Crystalline Silica


Tom Slavin

Tom Slavin
Cardno Chemrisk, Chicago, IL

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Respiratory Protection

Mary Kay Crowley
John Deere Foundry, Waterloo, IA

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Industrial Hygiene Overview


Kay Rowntree

Kay Rowntree
Industrial Hygiene Sciences, Waterford, IA

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Emergency Planning/Fire Protection

Chris Wallen
Hiler Industries, La Parte, IN

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Hearing Conservation

Scott Schinn
3M, St. Paul, MN

4:00-4:30 p.m.
Q&A with Instructors
4:30 p.m.
End Day 2
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
8:00-8:15 a.m.
Review Day 2
8:15-9:00 a.m.
Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)


Dan Engling
Keramida, Indianapolis, IN

9:00-9:45 a.m.
Safety Metrics - How Do We Know How We're Doing?

Paul Lynes
Finger Lynes Engineering, Nashville, TN

9:45-10:00 a.m.
Break
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Group Exercise
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Developing a Training Program

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

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Electrical Safety/Arc Flash

Carson Brown
Keramida, Indianapolis, IN

Dan Engling
Keramida, Indianapolis, IN

1:15-2:00 p.m.
Fall Protection

Bob Turner
Senior Fall Protection Specialist, 3M, Elgin, IL

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Incident Investigation


Mickey Hannum

Mickey Hannum
McWane Inc., Birmingham, AL

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Q&A With Instructors/Evaluations
4:00 p.m.
End Day 3

Registration

Registration Fees

AFS member: $850 
Non-member: $1,250 

Early registration ends 2/13/24.

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.

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