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In addition to the speakers listed below, a panel discussion of situations and case studies that apply to pallet manufacturing and recycling facilities will round out the program. If you would like to submit a scenario or question for inclusion in this panel discussion, please send to Dr. Brad Gething, NWPCA Director of Science & Technology Integration.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

8:00 am Networking Breakfast
9:00 am Introduction and Overview
  Safety Focus: OSHA Emphasis Areas and Key Takeaways
10:15 am Break
10:45 am Safety Focus: Forklift Programs and New Models of Employee Engagement
11:45 am Safety Focus: Fire Codes and Best Practices: An introduction
12:15 pm Networking Lunch
1:15 pm Stump the Experts: Quickfire questions that challenge everyone
2:00 pm Fire Code: Compliance Deep Dive Session and Roundtables

Identifying Key Industry Needs and Resource Constraints

Industry Outreach Strategies and Expanding Application of Best Practices
4:00 pm Conclusion of Program

Speakers & Background

Bill Koffel
Bill Koffel, president of Koffel Associates, a fire protection and life safety engineering design and consulting firm, recognized as an expert in the fire protection and life safety aspects of codes and standards. He is active in the development process of the industry’s governing codes, standards and design guidelines including International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
  Adele L. Abrams, Esq. 
Adele Abrams, president of The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, represents companies nationwide on occupational safety, employment, and environmental law. Adele is an attorney and safety professional who represents companies in litigation with OSHA and also provides safety training and consultation. She is a frequent speaker at NWPCA Conferences and writes regular columns for our own PalletCentral magazine.
  Ed Johannesen, unicarriers americas corporation
Ed Johannesen is the director, manufacturing engineering & facilities at UniCarriers. He has more than twenty years of experience in process design and development, continuous improvement, and safety management. Addressing forklift safety, Ed will present safety management tools and methods; behavior-based safety observation systems; forklift safety management.
    If you would like to submit a scenario or question for inclusion in this panel discussion, please send to Dr. Brad Gething, NWPCA Director of Science & Technology Integration.

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