Regional Casthouse safety WoRkshop



Regional Casthouse safety WoRkshop
About the
Regional Casthouse
Safety Workshops
• Registration Fee – $475 for members,
$675 for non-members
• Registration includes – Attendance at
both day’s sessions, printed materials,
lunches on Wednesday and Thursday,
and coffee breaks
• Registration deadline – May 13, 2016
• Register at –
• Association Members – Use Promo Code
CHSMember to obtain the reduced rate
Since 1993, the Aluminum Association has hosted
safety training on casthouse work practices and
through that training has provided thousands of
attendees from member and non-member companies
alike with the latest information in casthouse safety
management as provided by recognized industry
experts. In addition, these workshops provide
an invaluable opportunity for attendees to share
their site specific experiences and learn from the
experiences of others to further the goal of improving
the safety of the industry as a whole.
new for 2016
The Association’s foundational safety document
Guidelines for Handling Molten Aluminum is
being revised – participants in this workshop will
be the first to receive the new edition.
• Embassy Suites - RiverCenter
10 E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
• Reservations – (859) 261-8400 or
• Rate – $139 per night King Bed Suite,
mention the Casthouse Safety Workshop
• Deadline – Reserve by May 3, 2016
for the Casthouse Safety Workshop rate
Contact Curt Wells at
(703) 358-2976 or
[email protected]
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 430
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 358-2960
Fax: (703) 894-4928
Safety Workshop
May 18-19, 2016
Embassy Suites - RiverCenter
Cincinnati, OH
WEDNESDAY • MAY 18, 2016
Ongoing Safety Education
Learn from the experts when you come to
Cincinnati in May — whether this is your first time
at a Casthouse Safety Workshop, or a refresher,
this information is vital to doing the job well.
Information you need to run your operation
safely will be discussed in detail, including:
• Molten Metal Safety
• Scrap Handling and Charging
• Casting Operations
• Combustible Dust
• Protective Clothing and Equipment
• Lock Out / Tag Out
• Pit Guarding
7:30 AM
The Aluminum Assocation
8:00 AM
Opening Remarks
8:25 AM
Historical Trends of the Industry
Curt Wells, The Aluminum Association
8:45 AM
Fundamentals of Explosions and Molten Metal
Incident Data
Mark Eliopulos - Director of Corporate Safety and Health,
Kaiser Aluminum
Ray Richter - Consultant, Aluminum Cast Shop Consultants
10:00 AM
PPE Examples Provided by Suppliers
10:15 AM
Scrap Handling/Charging
Jerimee Bortner - Safety Supervisor, Kaiser Aluminum
10:45 AM
Sow Casting and Charging
John Zeh - Staff Process Engineer, Logan Aluminum
11:30 AM
Transfer Operations
Mike Zoll - Director of Global Safety, Novelis
12:15 PM
1:00 PM
Charging & Metal Transfer Breakout/Reportout Led by John Zeh and Mike Zoll, assisted by all speakers
2:00 PM
Combustible Dust Management
Brad Burridge - NA Reliability Leader, Dust - Novelis
3:00 PM
PPE Examples Provided by Suppliers
3:15 PM
Combustible Dust Breakout/Reportout
Led by Brad Burridge, assisted by all speakers
4:15 PM
DC Casting Safety
Jim Brock - Regional Leader, Casthouse Technology
Management - Alcoa
5:15 PM
Panel Questions and Answers
All Attendees
5:30 PM
THURSDAY • MAY 19, 2016
8:00 AM
Fabric Testing and PPE Regulations
Curt Wells - The Aluminum Association
Participation Encouraged
8:20 AM
Evaluation of PPE Performance at Logan
John Zeh - Staff Process Engineer, Logan Aluminum
A panel of experts will be assembled to respond
to questions. There will also be opportunities
to see and discuss recent plant incidents, and
to take part in interactive sessions designed
to foster knowledge transfer based on lessons
learned at plants and through the workshop
training. A representative from each facility will
also be asked to share information on current
PPE Practices and DC Pit Guarding during the
“Company Experiences” Session on Thursday.
Representatives from PPE supplier companies will
also be attending the workshop and will have table
top displays of personal protective apparel used in
the aluminum industry.
8:40 AM
Casting Breakout/Reportout
Led by Jim Brock, assisted by all speakers
9:40 AM
DC Pit Guarding
Ray Richter - Consultant, Aluminum Cast Shop Consultants
10:00 AM
PPE Examples Provided by Suppliers
10:15 AM
Company Experiences
All Attendees
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
Company Experiences (con’t)
All Attendees
1:30 PM
Mobile Equipment and Walkway Safety
Jack Patrick - VP EHS, Sapa
2:15 PM
Mark Eliopulos - Director of Corporate Safety and Health,
Kaiser Aluminum
3:00 PM
Panel Questions and Answers
All Attendees
3:15 PM
Tentative Agenda
Subject to Change

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