Industry Organizations Support Powered Access-Focused SAF-T Conference

Industry Organizations Support Powered Access-Focused SAF-T Conference

As the date for the SAF-T Conference nears, industry manufacturers and organizations are lining up in support of the Safe Access, Fall Protection & Training (SAF-T) Conference, hosted by Maximum Capacity Media. The live conference, focused on powered access equipment safety, will take place in conjunction with the Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention on July 24, 2013, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.


Among the sponsors are Skyjack, Guelph, Ontario, which has signed on as the Platinum Sponsor of the event. United Rentals, Greenwich, Conn., Genie Industries, Redmond, Wash., and BlueSky are Gold Sponsors. JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa, and IPAF are Bronze Sponsor for the conference, and Serious: Labs, Edmonton, Alberta, is the Lunch Sponsor.


“As a company, Skyjack is supportive of any initiative that promotes safety in our industry,” said Malcolm Early, Vice President of Marketing for Skyjack. “For a number of years now, we have been supporting the SAF-T conference. In 2013, we are proud to be a platinum sponsor, particularly as we see the participation of substantial rental organizations.”


Safety professionals from Sunbelt Rentals and United Rentals will be taking part in the SAF-T Conference as presenters and roundtable moderators. Jim Dorris, CSP, Vice President - Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability for United Rentals Inc., will provide the opening keynote presentation, discussing leading safety initiatives through innovation and technology. Additionally, Kurt Southerland, CSP Manager, Industrial Safety, Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability (HSES) for United Rentals, will moderate a discussion on the access platform industry's recent shift to complementary online training, and Jeff Stachowiak, national safety training director for Sunbelt Rentals, will moderate a group of contractors who are sharing their perspectives on working at height.


Other speakers include William Cochran, director of OSHA’s Nashville office; Mike Wiliamsen, Ph.D., CSP, senior safety consultant for Caterpillar Safety Services, and Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack. View the complete SAF-T Conference agenda online.


Learn more about all of the events taking place at the SAIA 2013 annual Convention and Exposition or register to attend the SAF-T Conference by selecting “Wednesday Only” admission from the registration options.


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