IPAF to Hold First Regional Conference in Chicago Jan. 22 | Industry News

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will hold its first-ever regional conference in Chicago, Ill., from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago O'Hare Airport, 2930 South River Road, Des Plaines, Ill. 60018.

The conference is open to IPAF members, their customers, and non-members. The $50 registration fee comes with a voucher ($100 value) to attend an AWPs for Managers course free. That course will take place on January 23 at the NES Chicago offices, and includes a written test and certificate for those who pass.

Registration and event details are at www.ipaf.org/events


The conference will cover five major topics and will also include a panel of industry experts who will answer attendees' questions about aerial work platform (AWP) problems. The panel includes experts from NES Rentals, Skyjack, and United Rentals.

Conference Highlights:

  • Fall Protection as it Relates to AWPs: Why? – Gary Riley, Safety Education Representative, NES Rentals, and IPAF Senior Instructor
  • The Breakfast of Safety Champions! Practice and Coaching – Sue Rudnick, Director HR Development, NES Rentals
  • Industry Standards Update – Tony Groat, Manager, IPAF North America
  • Selecting the Right Equipment for the Job – Ian McGregor, Product Safety Manager, Skyjack
  • Lowering Your Workers Comp Liability through Electro-diagnostic Functional Assessments – Jeanne Miller, Esq.

IPAF regional conferences are a new series of events created by the IPAF North American Regional Council to offer more educational and networking opportunities for members and to reach out to prospective members.

The next regional conference is set for March 12, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Details at www.ipaf.org/events or e-mail usa@ipaf.org

IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. Members include rental companies, manufacturers, distributors and equipment owners. Details at www.ipaf.org