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New for 2017: Warehouse Safety Conference

Jan 13, 2017

man in warehouseWarehouses and distribution centres face unique challenges when it comes to health and safety. It's especially important for these facilities to stay up to date with health and safety best practices because of the nature of their environment. The 2017 Warehouse Safety Conference will tackle the issues specifically facing warehouses and distribution centres in today's ever changing climate. Learn about the latest legislation impacting your company and how to avoid hazards and liability, while networking with your peers at the 2017 Warehouse Safety Conference, February 21-23 in Mississauga.

"It's hard for companies with warehouses and distribution centres to find a place where they can learn all they need to know about health and safety," says WSPS consultant Norm Kramer. "This conference provides a great opportunity to gain that knowledge in a very short period of time."

Attend one, two or all three days. Here's what's on offer:

  • Day One: Optional Pre-Conference (Feb. 21) - Inspecting and Maintaining Steel Storage Racks. During this full day instructor-led training course, you'll learn how to inspect and maintain steel storage racks by applying the CSA user guide (A344.1) and standard (A344.2)
  • Day Two: Warehouse Safety Conference (Feb. 22) - Choose up to 4 of 10 expert-led sessions and attend a lunch 'n learn featuring Home Depot, Coca Cola and Ingredion Canada success stories
  • Day Three: Optional Post-Conference Workshops (Feb. 23) - Two half-day workshops, Warehouse Hazards From A to Z, and TDG: Transportation of Dangerous Goods, offered by WSPS' event partner Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

Session sneak peek

The following highlights just 2 of 10 sessions delegates can choose from on February 22.

Machine Guarding and Robotics in Warehouses - What's New

Jim Van Kessel, Principal of JVK Industrial Automation Inc.

Jim will bring attendees up to speed on the exploding use of robotic systems, including mobile robots.

What's New in Warehousing

Rick DeJong, Director of Engineered Solutions, Ideal Warehouse Innovations

Rick will provide an update on new methods that enable operators to safely access push back, pallet flow, and automated storage and retrieval systems at height. These methods can eliminate dangerous practices now used to enter high density rack systems at height to correct pallet and product misplacement. Among the technologies Rick will discuss are:

  • The MARC (maintenance and retrieval cart), a fall arrest cart that creates an engineered safe zone, enabling operators to safely perform maintenance, repair and inspections deep inside rack structures at height
  • The PowerTower, a compact, lightweight and ultraportable one-person aerial work platform that offers a reach height of up to 26 ft.

Register today for one, two or three days at WSPS' 2017 Warehouse Safety Conference.

Learn more about all of WSPS' warehouse safety offerings, including training courses, on-site consultations, free downloads, articles and video links.