ISRI Spring 2022 Safety & Environmental Conference
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ISRI’s Safety and Environmental Conference is the most comprehensive source of up-to-date information and guidance concerning safe operations and environmental compliance in the recycling industry. EHS and Operations professionals from across the industry share lessons learned, best practices, and much more.

Come learn from the industry leaders in the space, take part in Q&A, offer your expertise to others in open discussions, and take with you actionable plans to implement in your organization.

COSE charter members receive one comp registration to the conference. To receive the comp code please contact Tony Smith, tsmith@isri.org.

Conference Topics
  • Near Miss / Root Cause Analysis / SIF Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency Management Agency Representatives to Discuss Emergency Response
  • PFAS Update
  • Fire Prevention and Planning (OSHA Grant Outreach) – Thursday afternoon
  • Preventing Closed Container Explosions at Steel Mills and Foundries – What Ferrous Scrap Suppliers Need to Know
  • Handling and Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Management Systems in Practice
  • Environmental Justice
  • FMCSA – DOT Topic (Highway safety and how it affects heavy trucks)
  • Open Mic – (Wednesday afternoon)
  • Particulate Dust in Recycling / Shredding Operations (indoor operations)
Registration

Registration fee is per person and includes conference participant materials, luncheons, refreshment breaks, and a networking reception.

Early Bird Registration

On or before May 9
  • ISRI Member Rate:$390
  • Non ISRI Member Rate:$780

Regular Registration

May 10 until June 14
  • ISRI Member Rate:$465
  • Non ISRI Member Rate:$855
Hyatt Regency Chicago

A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the discounted rate of $153 per night single/double + tax and fees.

Reserve Sleeping room reservations may be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-325-0720 or online at https://www.druryhotels.com. Please reference Group Number 2456230 when making your reservation to qualify for the discounted rate.

Hotel reservations must be made on or before the “cutoff date” of Monday, May 9, 2022.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

2 South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102.
Phone: (800) 325-0720

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

All times are noted in Central Time Zone and subject to change

Day 1

Tuesday, June 14
  • 7 a.m.Registration and Badge Pick-up
  • 8 – 9 a.m.Introductions and Safety Update
  • 9 – 10 a.m.Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Update
  • 10 a.m.Networking Break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.Mental Health
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lunch
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.Near Miss / Root Cause Analysis / SIF Prevention
  • 2:30 p.m.Networking Break
  • 2:45 – 4:45 p.m.Near Miss / Root Cause Analysis / SIF Prevention
  • 5 – 6 p.m.Networking Reception

Day 2

Wednesday, June 15
  • 7 a.m.Registration and Badge Pick-up
  • 8:30 – 9 a.mRapid Fire Topic - Particulate Dust in Recycling / Shredding Operations
  • 9 – 10 a.m.Hazardous Material - What Scrap Suppliers Need to Know (Material Acceptance)
  • 10 a.m.Networking Break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.PFAS Update
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.Management Systems in Practice
  • 1:30 – 2 p.m.Electrical Safety Video
  • 2 – 4 p.m.Open Mic (Topics TBD)

Day 3

Thursday, June 16
  • 7 a.m.Registration and Badge Pick-up
  • 8 – 8:30 a.m.Rapid Fire Topic (TBD)
  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Handling and Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Emergency Management Agency Discussion of Emergency Response
  • 10:30 a.m. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety; Prevention in Recycling*
Registration is required. Select this course when registering for ISEC. Limited to 50 participants

Join ISRI’s safety team for this 4-hour course focusing on Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety and Prevention. The course was developed to assist employees, team leads, supervisors, plant managers, and senior leadership in understanding hazards associated with fires in the recycling and materials recovery facilities (MRF) environments. Attendees will learn ways to potentially control these hazards in an attempt to prevent significant fire losses.

All levels of recycling company employees are encouraged to attend. This course is free to attend and co-taught by a member of ISRI’s safety team, alongside a fire professional familiar with recycling facilities.


Thursday, June 16

10:30 a.m.
Registration and Badge Pick-up

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch for those participants of this course

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Hazard Recognition - Fire Safety in the Recycling Industry (Part 1)

2:30 p.m.
Networking Break

2:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Hazard Recognition - Fire Safety in the Recycling Industry (Part 2)

4:45 p.m.
Program Concludes

*This material was produced under grant number SH-37130-SH1 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing on or before Friday, May 13, 2022. Individuals who cancel in writing on or before May 13 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. ISRI will provide a refund equal to 50% of the registration fee for registration cancellations made in writing after May 13. Written cancellations may be emailed to Registration@ISRI.org or sent by postal mail to ISRI, 1250 H St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.

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