Sewickley, PA October 24, 2005–The organizers of the National Environmental, Health and Safety (NEHS) Conference for the Graphic Communications Industries have announced the most significant format change in the event’s eleven-year history.
The event, next scheduled March 27–29 in Indianapolis, has been improved to give attendees the flexibility to create environmental- or safety-only agendas. While many attendees are responsible for their company’s total EHS activities, others, particularly at larger companies, have more-specialized responsibilities. New roundtable sessions have also been added to provide more opportunity for peer-to-peer networking. Additionally, the program will no longer be held on the weekend, a decision that reflects recent attendee sentiment.
The NEHS Conference is the only national event designed to meet the needs of those responsible for environmental, health and safety compliance, regardless of printing process. As in the past, attendees will hear printer case studies and regulatory updates, examine the latest EHS technology, and attend optional, low- cost, certification-level training. Certification options for 2006 have been expanded to include first-aid, OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER), and train-the-trainer requirements for EPA’s RCRA hazardous waste regulations.
Over thirty topics will be addressed in 2006, including new topics on how to “sell” safety, turn around loss experience, reduce energy usage, calculate air emissions, fill out OSHA forms, and control stormwater contamination. Attendees can pick from sessions tailored to specific printing processes, and others designed for all printers.
A free orientation session will help those new to managing EHS affairs understand the core issues and their job responsibilities.
The NEHS Conference is a combined effort of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), Gravure Association of America (GAA), and the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). Over fifteen other groups, from local printing associations to professional associations, provide cooperative support.
For more information about the NEHS 2006—or to obtain registration information—visit www.nehsconference.org or contact Ned Herrick at (800) 910-4283 (x712).
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