Professional Development Conference – 10/26/2017

Posted: Jun 19, 2017

    October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Northern Ohio ASSE Chapter Fall Professional Development Conference

2017 NOASSE PDC – Managing Risk Flyer

DAY ONE: “Risk Assessment Workshop – It’s More Than a JSA!”
Thursday, October 26, 2017  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Presented by Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM – Director, Health and
Safety – GAI Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh PA

Workshop objectives:

  • Discuss the major components of the ANSI/ASSE Z690 Risk Management Framework and describe how to apply each of the components in their organization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of at least four common risk assessment tools as well as their advantages and applicable situations.
  • Create a risk matrix with risk factors and definitions that is customized to their organization and utilize the matrix in the risk assessment of two common work tasks in their organization, including risk identification, risk analysis, and risk treatment.
  • Identify their organization’s top five risks and discuss how the application of risk management can demonstrate reduction to an acceptable risk level.

DAY TWO “Combustible Dust – Managing the Process”
Friday, October 27, 2017  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presented by Harold Grossman, CSP, CHMM, Senior Consulting Engineer, Fauske & Associates, LLC.

Presentation Objectives:

This presentation will present a 3-phase, step by step approach on how to manage the combustible dust hazards in your workplace. This risk management based approach is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards will provide a roadmap.  The seminar will discuss the various laboratory tests that need to be considered and how to interpret the data.   In addition, once it’s been determined that the dust is combustible then a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) needs to be conducted to determine risks involved. Controls to prevent combustible dust explosions will also be covered.

Bonus Meeting: Thursday, October 26 at 5:00 pm – Crowne Plaza Ballroom

Northern Ohio Chapter Dinner Meeting
Speaker: Timothy A. Pottorff, MSIE, CIE – Certified Industrial Ergonomist of QP3 ErgoSystems 
“Dealing with Bottlenecks from a Different Perspective” the Economic and Ergonomic Impact of Process Improvements


Register before 9/1/2017 and receive up to $20 off Full Conference or $10 off One-Day Conference

(enter Promo Code PDC17 at checkout).


If you need to stay overnight a block of rooms have been reserved under ASSE Northern Ohio Chapter at a reduced cost of $115 per night (including tax).
Try to register for a room by September 26, 2017 by calling The Crowne Plaza – Cleveland South at 1-866-840-0582.



Venue Phone: 1-216-524-0700

Venue Website:

5300 Rockside Rd, Independence, Ohio, 44131, United States

Price Qty
ASSE Member (Full Conference)show details + $199.00 (USD)  
ASSE Student Member (Full Conference)show details + $179.00 (USD)  
Non-Member (Full Conference)show details + $219.00 (USD)  
ASSE Chapter Dinner Meeting – Thursday, Oct 26show details + $28.00 (USD)  
ASSE STUDENT MEMBER – Chapter Dinner Meetingshow details + $14.00 (USD)  
DAY ONE – Thursday, October 26th onlyshow details + $130.00 (USD)  
DAY TWO – Friday, October 27 onlyshow details + $130.00 (USD)