ISRI2024: The Inside Track on Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Feb 13, 2024, 16:18 PM
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In just two months, members and vendors from across the recycled materials industry will gather for the largest industry event in the world. One of the greatest benefits of ISRI2024 is the strategic and unmatched education available to attendees. ISRI2024 consists of seven specialized, educational tracks.

Track 2 Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) focuses on concerns related to protecting the health and life of recycled materials facility employees, customers, visitors, contractors, drivers and the surrounding community.

Audience: EHS, Operations and Maintenance Team Members

Charting the Unknown: Unraveling PFAS, Regulations & Industry Concerns
Tuesday, April 16, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Everlasting and pervasive, per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have garnered increasing attention by policymakers and regulators across the nation. This session seeks to educate the recycled materials industry about these widespread chemicals, their multi-layered legislative and regulatory patchwork, and the specific challenges they pose to the industry. Join us as we explore the intricate world of PFAS and empower yourself with the knowledge to navigate this dynamic and challenging landscape.

DOT Compliance and Navigation: Tips from the Experts
Tuesday, April 16, 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections and motor vehicle stops can lead to violations, regulatory penalties and compliance reviews. This session will bring together a panel of experts to provide attendees with tools to stay compliant with regulations as well as a better understanding of the challenges of regulatory requirements, how to comply with incomplete driver files and record-keeping tools.
Speakers: John Irwin, Founder & CEO, CNS Companies, Inc.; Jared Kline, Client Services Director, CNS Companies, Inc.; Stephen Sosensky, Attorney at Law, The Sosensky Law Firm, LLC

Building Relationships with Law Enforcement from the Perspective of Law Enforcement Leaders
Wednesday, April 17, 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Three law enforcement leaders from across the U.S. and members of ISRI’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council will discuss relationship building and the importance of having those relationships. They will explain why this is important for both law enforcement and the recycling industry to stop theft of different materials. Panelists will discuss how to work to build those relationships and the importance of relationships at different levels of law enforcement and the staff of the recycled materials industry. There will also be discussion of how this has benefited law enforcement and how they have been involved in relationship building. Part of the discussion will also focus on how the recycled materials industry can assist in educating law enforcement about the industry. Discuss how the education around catalytic converters at a facility has assisted in relationship building and a better understanding of the industry. There will be time for questions with the law enforcement officials.
Moderator: Todd Foreman, Director of Law Enforcement Outreach, ISRI
Speakers: Jeffrey Glover, Director of Public Safety, State of Arizona; Peter Lazear, 1st Sergeant, Virginia State Police; Ronald Spike, Sheriff, Yates County Sheriffs Officer New York

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Heat Illness Prevention Best Practices
Thursday, April 18, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
It’s no secret that temperatures are increasing everywhere. In fact, July of 2023 shattered records as the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. With extreme heat expected again this summer, heat-related illnesses such as heat stress, exhaustion and stroke pose a significant risk to your employees — whether they are working indoors or outdoors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is committed to combating heat illness by increasing site visits and issuing fines, which means that employers need to have an effective program in place. Learn how to create and maintain an efficient heat illness prevention program. Attendees will learn more about risk factors for heat illness, types of heat illness, recommendations for keeping employees safe, training best practices, how to respond to extreme heat events (for workers both indoors and outdoors), emergency awareness and more.
Speaker: Joe Souza District Manager, EHS Operations, KPA

How to Manage Your Insurance Buy
Thursday, April 18, 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Topics will include: Defining underwriting, identifying and assessing risk exposure, risk selection, application process, and insider advice. This will assist owners, CFO’s and/or anyone else involved in the procurement of insurance and understanding how safety plays a crucial role in the underwriting process. Learn from a team of underwriting recycling risk specialists who have over 80 years of insurance experience.
Speakers: Susan Diecidue, AINS, Underwriting Manager, RecycleGuard Insurance Program; Lori Imbeault AINS, AU, Senior Underwriter, RecycleGuard Insurance Program; Patrick Murphy, CPCU, Senior Production Underwriter, AmWINS Program Underwriters Inc

Advances and Challenges in Battery Handling
Thursday, April 18, 2 – 3:15 pm
Safe handling of batteries entering the recycling stream is of utmost importance. Industry-wide best practices are important. This session will focus on current and updated best practices and regulatory requirements, as well as some of the challenges of acquiring insurance and maintaining safety in the electronics recycling sector.

Register today for ISRI2024, April 15-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and take advantage of unparalleled knowledge presented by leading experts.

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