Modex welcomes inaugural crane safety conference

Targeted at plant operations and maintenance staff, the full-day event will focus on overhead crane safety technology and practices.

By ·

The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, will host a one-day overhead crane safety-themed conference at Modex 2018, which takes place April 9-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Every two years Modex, hosted by MHI, welcomes manufacturing and supply chain professionals to visit the booths of more than 800 exhibiting equipment suppliers and participate in conference sessions about relevant technologies. CMAA’s collocated Material Handling Safety Conference will offer a whole day of world-class content on a vertical marketplace, while offering seven professional development hour (PDH) credits.

The conference, which will focus primarily on overhead crane safety technology and practices, will be held on the third day of the show—Wednesday April 11—and is targeted at plant operations and maintenance staff, including managers, engineers, and crane technicians.

Conference emcee Xtek Inc., a CMAA member company, said: “We hope to welcome as many as 200 delegates from a variety of backgrounds, including those who are associated with membership of the group; regular Modex attendees; others who’ve found a new requirement to visit the show; and crane professionals who will be drawn by the conference and will take an opportunity to walk the aisles on the day before or after the event.”

The conference will deliver information about technology and share experiences from leading crane manufacturers, crane component suppliers, and engineering consultants, all centered on the safe and reliable operation of electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes.

Delegates will be welcome from 7:30 a.m., when a continental breakfast will be available before an 8:00 a.m. keynote. Papers titled, ‘Actual Safety Events and Root Cause Segregation’, ‘OSHA Regulations and CMAA Collaboration’, and ‘Training for Crane Operators’ will all follow, even before the morning break. Four additional papers will be delivered prior to lunch, including a session on crane inspection regulations, taken by a leading industry consultant.

After lunch, which is included in the delegate price, presentations cover, among other things, collision avoidance, below-the-hook devices, controls and fall protection. The conference concludes at 4:30 p.m. following a 30-minute Q&A session, where delegates can address any of the presenters or expand upon the issues of the day. The Modex show floor is open until 5:00 p.m.

The Material Handling Safety Conference is priced at $525. Each attendee will receive a certificate listing the quantity of seven PDH credits earned, although the event is not approved for PDH credit in New York, Florida, North Carolina or Oklahoma.

Registration for this event will open in January 2018. Contact Brian Reaves to register or to seek more information.


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Capturing Labor, Space, and Accuracy Returns with AS/RS
Find out how the demand of e-commerce and digital age expectations are driving the need to automate material handling with AS/RS solutions to improve labor productivity, save space, and reduce costs associated with inaccurate picks
Download Today!
From the November 2017 Modern Materials Handling Issue
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for the fourth time in 20 years and shorten order delivery time from 10 days to three.
10th Annual Salary Survey: The Price of Performance
Let’s put Automatic Data Capture (ADC) Technology to Work
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
The State of the DC Voice Market
A lot has changed in the last 10 years, especially in voice technology. This webinar will cover the state of the voice market, review two leading voice solutions and help you gain a better understanding of the options and capabilities available today.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
Lodge Manufacturing: Distribution Cast in Iron
A new facility, iPhones and a new WMS allowed cookware manufacturer Lodge to double its business for...
Rochester Drug Cooperative: Robots ready for work
It’s still early stages, but Rochester Drug Cooperative is proving that mobile robotic piece...

System Report: Pouch sorter powers Stage’s fulfillment needs
How a hometown department store chain transformed its e-fulfillment processes with pouch sortation...
Cubing and Weighing Equipment: Measure Up
The use of cubing and weighing equipment is growing beyond dimensional weight applications.