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palletcentral.com PalletCentral • May-June 2017 39 NWPCA is excited to host a regional safety meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The full-day educational event includes leading safety experts: • Adele L. Abrams, attorney and OSHA safety professional; • William Koffel, fire code safety consultant; • Ed Johannessen, Director, Manufacturing Engineering & Facilities for UniCarriers Americas Corporation, a forklift industry leader and Industrial Truck Association member. The dynamic program includes presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and healthy amounts of networking and roundtable/Q&A sessions with pallet manufacturing and pallet recycling colleagues. The session is perfect for plant managers, general managers, CEO's, and all involved in implementing proven best safety practices. You will leave with latest information and tools to help you avoid all the "gotchas" while improving overall safety performance: • OSHA priority emphasis areas and combustible dust, noise, guarding, housekeeping, walking/working surface rule and what to expect in the new Administration. • Fire Code resources to help ensure facilities comply with the new fire codes for both the National Fire Protection Association and International Code Council. • Forklift safety, best practices and new approaches, from an industry expert. The fire code compliance manual, currently being developed by NWPCA, will be discussed at this meeting. The manual will help to ensure facilities comply with the new fire codes for both the National Fire Protection Association and International Code Council. Learn more about the fire code compliance manual, on page 13. Updates and announcements will be published on PalletCentral.com/FireCodeSafety. Registration and hotel reservations at PalletCentral.com/Events Celebrate the Year of Safety NWPCA Regional Safety Meeting Thursday, August 3rd Four Points By Sheraton Chicago O'Hare 10249 Irving Park Rd. Schiller Park, IL 60176 NWPCA Group Rate ($129/night when booked by July 19) Phone: 847-671-6000 Celebrate the Year of Safety iStockphoto.com/adekvat

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