Safety basics and EHS immersion: 2 AFS conferences coming to Milwaukee in October

Two of the metalcasting industry’s premier EHS events will be presented together in Milwaukee this October.

Hosted by the American Foundry Society, the Safety 101 Seminar and the 34th Environmental, Health & Safety Conference will take place consecutively at Milwaukee’s Hyatt Regency the week of Oct. 2, 2022.

The Safety 101 Seminar will kick things off on Oct. 2-3. This unique event is tailored to the needs of two groups of metalcasters: people who are relatively new to EHS roles in foundries, with fewer than three years of experience, and people who handle safety as one of several workplace responsibilities. The seminar will review must-know topics for maintaining a safe foundry environment, including OHSA regulations and visits, industrial hygiene, emergency planning, incident investigations, electrical safety, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, fire protection, and more. AFS training certificates are awarded to attendees who are present for the entire seminar.

The annual Environmental, Health & Safety Conference follows the safety seminar on Oct. 4-6. With more than two dozen sessions covering timely compliance and regulatory issues, it sets the standard for industry EHS conferences. Topics range from waste heat management, heat stress, and fall protection to pioneers in beneficial use, sustainability programs, and environmental justice. Alex Paradies (System Improvements Inc.) will deliver the keynote which will focus on "normalizing excellence."  For the first time, the AFS- and DIS-funded research project on Ductile Iron Life Cycle Analysis will be presented. Additionally, the EHS Conference includes hands-on demonstrations and exhibits from some of the world’s top EHS suppliers to the metalcasting industry.

Registration for the Safety 101 Seminar is open here, and registration for the EHS Conference is available here. AFS members receive preferred pricing on registration.