We welcome your attendance at the Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Machine Guarding Best Practice Day hosted by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and benchmark with the “Best of the Best”. Presenters from some of the country’s safest companies will share the key ingredients to their success in achieving and maintaining the coveted VPP STAR, the nation’s highest level of recognition in occupational safety and health excellence.
The agenda is as follows at this time:
8:00-9:00 Registration and Networking
9:00-9:15 Welcome from Kevin Ward and Greg Kerr with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Commissioner Ray Davenport with Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
9:15-10:00 Guarding: A Safer State of Mind-People & Environmental Care Team with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
10:00-10:15 Break and Networking
10:15-10:30 OSHA's Guide to Recordkeeping on Amputations-Nathanial Griffin with Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
10:30-11:00 OSHA's Guide to Guarding Equipment-Edward Shelton with Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
11:00-11:15 Break and Networking
11:15-11:35 Machine Guarding, How Crystal Hill Gets It Done-STAR Team with Huber Engineered Woods, LLC
11:35-12:00 Practical Machine Safety Reviews-Kenneth Dudley & Equipment Safety Team with GE Power
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch
1:00-1:45 Machinery Guarding, LOTO and Safety Control Design-How to Know What is Correct?-Eric Bombere with Rockwell Automation
1:45-2:00 Break and Networking
2:00-2:45 Human & Organizational Performance: Building World Class Teams-Charlottesville Safety Team with GE
2:45-2:55 Registered Apprenticeship 101-Wendell Walker with Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
2:55-3:00 Closing from Kevin Ward with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
*Speakers and/or Topics may change.
*The final agenda will be given out the day of the event.
*Please email the Event Organizer for hotel recommendations.