INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 31, 2011)—The Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers has announced the schedule for its first Environmental, Health & Safety Summit, to take place at Firestone Country Club in Akron, May 19.
The event for the association's members and guests will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and offer special programs, presentations, and activities for all levels of executives who are responsible for environmental, health, and safety functions.
The issues covered will include:
òbest practices used in safety and health audits;
ònew Environmental Protection Agency standards and rules for air emissions and industrial boilers;
òmethods of creating a solid safety culture in the workplace'
òserious injuries, illnesses, citations and near-miss accidents; and
òcombustible dust and arc flash prevention, and how to avoid a catastrophe.
The conference is part of the ARPM mission to deliver executive-level education, and give participates opportunities for benchmarking and learning best manufacturing practices, the group said.
“We purposely went outside the rubber products industry to recruit one of the most sought-after companies known in the safety field,” said Jenny Taylor, ARPM's chief business manager. “We want to impress upon the attendees of our first EH&S Summit that a zero-incident policy for safety is achievable and cost effective.”
That speaker, who will kick off the conference, is Wayne Punch, the lead EH&S expert from Milliken & Co., one of the largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers in the world and recently named as one of America's Safest Companies, the ARPM said.
To learn more about the conference, visit the group's website, www.arpminc.org.