The next meeting of the Safety/HR group is on 2.23/24.11 the program is as follows, items without presenter names are for open discussion;

Please register with me - blairm@sfsa.org

2.23.11 - 9:30 am - 12:00 noon - Holiday Inn Northshore, Hammond, LA

HR Session

Sex Discrimination and other upcoming regulatory issues - Attorney

How do you asses the capability of an employee for the visual inspection process, what affects their performance? - Richard Stone, Iowa State University.

Variable pay. From exempt to production bonuses.

Any changes or revisions to health care after the November elections.

A company has a large applicant pool--but not many meet the basic requirements for hiring--is anyone else having this problem? Should the company rethink their applications process? What is your applicant screening process?

Open discussion

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Safety Session

OSHA Consultation - Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (S.H.A.R.P.) - Corey Gaines, Safety/Health Supervisor

Where are we with Silica and Hex Cr?

Crane and hoist safety

New equipment approval process - how do you approve new equipment?

How are you trying to keep the focus on safety as the facility grows again.

Orientation programs

Drug Testing

Explosive Dust

Open discussion

Each company is expected to contribute to the items listed and raise any other items in the Open discussion slots for each session.

2.24.11 - Plant Tour of Bradken, Amite, LA

Please register with me so that we can give our hosts a head count for the tour. The hosts would like to have a verbal report at the end of the tour on any observations you might have.

Hotel Information

We will be using the Holiday Inn hotel at Hammond for the meeting on 2.23.11 - here is the information.

Holiday Inn Northshore
1819 SW Railroad Ave
Hammond, LA 70403
985-662-3877
Room Rate 2/22/11& 2/23/11 - $119
Cut-Off Date 2/6/11

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Malcolm Blair
VP Technology, SFSA
Chairman/Secretary ISO TC17/SC11
Steel Founders' Society of America
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Crystal Lake
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