Speakers announced for IPAF US Convention

By Euan Youdale22 July 2013

Jim Maddux, director at OSHA Directorate of Construction, will speak at the IPAF US Convention, to be held 21 - 22 October 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 2 October, so book your ticket now.

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. IPAF has agreed a special room rate of $129 per night. To get this rate, call 800-468-3571 before 30 September.

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

More details on the event are at www.ipaf.org/usconvention

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