Speakers Announced for IPAF U.S. Convention | Construction News

Jim Maddux, director, OSHA Directorate of Construction, will speak at the IPAF U.S. Convention that will be held on Oct. 21 and 22, 2013 in Chicago. He joins an excellent line-up of speakers and will discuss the need to address falls from height and OSHA’s fall protection campaign to raise awareness and give employers guidance on the need to address this hazard.

Other top speakers include Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, who will discuss AWP risk assessment and product selection, and Craig Paylor from SmartEquip, former president of JLG, who will examine how technology can assist companies in being more efficient, productive, and profitable.

There will be a panel discussion on the subject of egress from an elevated AWP, and breakout sessions on AWPs and MCWPs. Ron Pilla from Valcourt will share his experience in training employees in a manner that they understand, and Teresa Kee from NES Rentals will outline the company’s experience of using eLearning to conduct AWP operator training.

“Early bird” convention rates are available until Oct. 2..

The Convention is sponsored by NES Rentals (diamond sponsor), Skyjack (diamond sponsor) and JLG (gold sponsor). It will take place at the Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel.

NES Rentals is offering the AWPs for Managers training course on the afternoon of Oct. 22, immediately after the close of the Convention. The course will be held at the NES offices, right next door to the convention hotel.