2007 ILCA Annual Conference

Shielding the Beast – Machine Guarding
Ergonomics: Understanding the Types of Factors Related to Injury Risk
Web–Based Commercial Cost Estimating Systems
NFPA 30 Flammable & Combustible Liquids
Fleet Safety Presentation
Certified Loss Control Specialists (CLCS) Certification
Recognizing Optical Hazards in the Work Place
Lightning Protection
Builders Risk

Shielding the Beast - Machine Guarding
Michael Wright & Moniqua Suits

Worker injury from inadequate machine guarding is among OSHA's Top Ten Safety Violations. This session presents three primary machine guard models to teach attendees how to recognize, classify and address their machine guarding hazards. In addition, a case study highlights how to develop and implement a machine guarding program for facilities with old machinery; why older machinery cannot be grandfathered; and how to retrofit machinery to meet current OSHA regulations. Criteria for design and purchasing contracts will be reviewed to provide attendees with a proactive tool to prevent future machine guarding from entering the facility.
3 Machine Guard Models
Common misconceptions regarding machine guarding
Identify and evaluate machine guarding hazards
Machine Guard OSHA, ANSI and Industry Best Practice requirements
Eliminate or control machine guarding hazards based on the Hierarchy of Control
Machine safety design criteria
Identify how to retrofit machinery to meet current OSHA regulations
Identify owner, manufacturer, vendor and purchasing safety requirements
Identify the liabilities owners assume when they do not follow OSHA regulations for machine guarding
Identify the design provisions owners should require for machines
Training program requirements

Shielding the Beast - Machine Guarding

Machine guard hazards are identified as one of the Top Ten OSHA citations even though this regulation has existed since OSHA began. Review criteria used for the identification of machine guarding hazards and how these workplace injuries and fatalities can be eliminated or controlled to create a safer work environment. Training program criteria and its successful implementation will be discussed. 
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Ergonomics: Understanding the Types of Factors Related to Injury Risk 
W. Gary Allread, PhD, CPE

When evaluating ergonomics issues in the workplace, people often focus on only a few of the risk factors we know are related to injury development (e.g., forces required to perform the job, working postures, repetitive activities). However, this talk highlighted three groups of factors that have been linked to musculoskeletal disorders (physical factors, work organizational factors, and individual factors) and explained how the effective application of ergonomics requires the integration of all these components.

The presentation began with a brief introduction to ergonomics and detailed its importance, especially due to the high numbers of workplace injuries and their costs. It also gave examples of how these various risk factors can exist in a workplace and how they can be reduced or eliminated. 
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Web–Based Commercial Cost Estimating Systems
Jim Paprocki, Commercial Account Manager, MSB, New Berlin, WI

During this presentation Jim Paprocki detailed how costs are researched and assembled into detailed component-based costing systems for use within the property underwriting industry.

With more and more companies relying on web-based workflow processes and systems, Jim spent time detailing how MSB's web-based BVS Express System can be used to develop timely and accurate cost estimates, while streamlining your cost estimating processes and maximizing the data contained in the valuations. Jim also discussed the importance of applying valuation best practices within you companies.

Jim's presentation highlighted the importance of meaningful data collection key to the calculation of an accurate Replacement or Reconstruction cost estimate, as well as current efforts to integrate other site-specific risk data into insurance valuation reports. 
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NFPA 30 Flammable & Combustible Liquids
Bob Titter

This presentation was on NFPA 30, The Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code. The current edition of NFPA 30 is the 2003 edition, but will be replaced very shortly with an 2008 edition. The code format will be changed and chapter will be reordered based on a new standardization by NFPA. All future NFPA code revisions will be recorded in this new format.

The presentation discussed the application of NFPA 30, and the requirements for the storage and use of flammable and combustible liquids. The presentation focused on the requirements for container and portable tank storage, and requirements for storage in hazardous material storage lockers and flammable storage rooms. A discussion on grounding and bonding also was presented. 
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Fleet Safety Presentation
John Cheruka

Introduction to Comprehensive Fleet Safety
Safety is an Attitude-Employee's Attitude and Commitment to Safety and Compliance is directly proportionate to that of Management
Many Companies perform Safety tasks and d actions, yet fail to have a "SAFETY PROGRAM".
Small Vehicle Compliance vs. Heavy Vehicles
Woes of Transportation Fleets
Driver Shortage now and in the future
Hiring Screening
Driver Qualification
Medical and Physical Requirements
Drug & Alcohol Testing
History and changes in CDL Requirements
Fleet Compliance (State vs. Federal) Who must comply
Hours of Service (Who must Comply)
Fatigue and Driving
Load Securement (ALL TRUCK FLEETS)
Vehicle Maintenance Program
DOT Compliance Reviews (Audits)
Rating System
Accident Handling(Timely Reporting, What to Do and What NOT to Do) (For ALL vehicles)
Accident Countermeasures (For all vehicles)
Hazardous Materials Compliance and Training
What to look for when surveying a heavy auto fleet
Establishing a Comprehensive Safety and Compliance program
Helpful Websites
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Certified Loss Control Specialists (CLCS) Certification
Patrick J. Conroy

The recently created CLCS certification of offered for those practitioners who work exclusively in the Insurance Industry. As with all Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) certification programs, the CLCS requires the following of candidates and certificants:
A minimum educational or training requirement
A minimum amount of work experience relevant to the certification
Demonstrated knowledge of practice by examination
Continuing professional development after achieving the certification

Attendees at this presentation learned about all the moving parts of the CLCS certification program which include its relationship to the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) certification, application pointers, fee structures, how to read the examination blue print so you know what to study, published study references review and study sources and how someone that has not yet attained the required years of experience can sit for the CLCS examination and obtain the certification, certification maintenance and recertification if your certification is dropped for not meeting CCHEST requirements.
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Recognizing Optical Hazards in the Work Place
Leslie Colopy

Over 700,000 work-related injuries occur each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics The estimates the average cost of a disabling eye injury at $3,943.00. Discover how to recognize companies that have hidden hazards, and influence them to implement all safety measures. Not having a safety eyewear program could be hazardous to your bottom line.
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Lightning Protection
Mike Adams

This presentation covered the following:
Who is Turner Lightning
Dynamics of lightning and lightning factoids
Problems with existing buildings and red flags to watch out for
Solutions to solve problems found and managing risk
Green building concepts and lightning protection: how they coexist
Return on investment for lightning protection systems
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Builders Risk
Theodore A. Christensen, CSP

The intent of builders risk coverage is to provide coverage for sudden and accidental events. This coverage protects the contractor from damage caused by a variety of perils ranging from a lightning strike, to fire, to total building collapse (under certain conditions). We discussed the typical perils covered along with common exclusions to a builders risk policy before looking at in detail at wind and water issues and white information loss controls should consider gathering for underwriting assessments and policyholder prevention.
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