OSHA's Jordan Barab to address IPAF Summit

By Lindsey Anderson13 March 2013

OSHA's Jordan Barab has joined the group of speakers set to address the IPAF Summit on March 26 in M

OSHA's Jordan Barab has joined the group of speakers set to address the IPAF Summit on March 26 in Miami.

With just under two weeks to go until the IPAF Summit and IAPAs, March 26 in Miami, Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of labor for the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has joined the impressive list of speakers to address the Summit.

Barab’s presentation is entitled “Scaling New Heights in Fall Protection." He completes an impressive panel of speakers that includes key note speaker Ron DeFeo, president of Terex, Michael Kneeland, president of United Rentals, Tim Hatch, VP of global engineering at JLG Industries, Andy Studdert, CEO of NES Rentals and Sérgio Kariya, Director of Mills Rental.

“We are delighted that Mr Barab will share his thoughts on preventing falls from height with us at the IPAF Summit – he has been a tireless champion of safety in the work place and his presentation will be much anticipated,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.

The plenary conference in the afternoon will bring all delegates together and provide them with valuable take-home messages that contribute toward a professional and safe powered access industry.The Summit is held in English, with simultaneous translation in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Attendance is free. Register in advance at www.iapa-summit.info.

The conference theme is “Safety from the Top." There is no charge to attend, but places are limited and must be reserved at www.iapa-summit.info The IPAF Summit will be followed by the International Awards for Powered Access, a gala dinner event for which some tickets are still available.

The following companies and individuals made the IAPA shortlist.

IPAF Safety Champion:

Peter Douglas

Kevin O’Shea

Brian Parker

Mauro Potrich

Access Rental Company of the Year


Industrial Access

Nationwide Platforms

Trico Lift

Contribution to Safe Working at Height


Industrial Access

Mills Rental

Nationwide Platforms

Product of the Year – Vehicle/trailer mounted



Product of the Year – Self-propelled (booms, scissors, atrium lifts)




Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms/Hoists

Alimak Hek



Product of the Year – Low-level Access

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

Award for Outstanding After Sales Service

EZ Scaffold


Venpa Spa

Access Project of the Year


Hydro Mobile

NES Rentals


Best New IPAF Training Centre

Winner to be announced at the awards ceremony

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

Rafael Bazzarella

Kevin O’Shea

Martin Wraith

Best Marketing Campaign for Safety and IPAF Training

Alo Training

BS Technology

Mastclimbers LLC

Lifetime achievement award

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony

This year’s IAPA awards will for the second time include an Access Photograph of the Year competition, again generously sponsored by UK rental company Facelift Hire. Theshortlist for this category will be announced shortly.

Gold sponsors for the event are Genie, JLG, Skyjack and Latchways Fall Protection. Silver sponsor is BlueSky Solutions, while Niftylift will sponsor the Networking Event and Haulotte Group will sponsor the IAPA Networking Reception.

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