- Robotic Safety Standard ANSI/A3 R15.06 is in the process of undergoing a revision for 2024. Adam Haroz sits on the rulemaking committee and has specified that the updated standard will have specified requirements for end users. Be on the lookout for articles from CTI covering this topic.
- It is summertime so remember that you and your employees should stay safe when working in hot environments. For more information, click here.
- Have a Happy July 4th from all of us at CTI.
Join CTI for our upcoming webinar presentations and events:
- March 1-3, 2021: 2021
Sponsor/Event: Dust Safety Science
Speaker: Jeff Davis, PE
In-house DHAs vs Third Party DHAs for Multiple Sites, 3/1/21 @ 11:00 AM; Dust Hazard Analysis for New and Modified Processes, On-Demand
More Info: Information and Registration
- March 16-17, 2021: 2021 14th Annual International Biomass Conference and Expo (Virtual Event)
Sponsor/Event: BBI International and Biomass Magazine
Speaker: Jeff Davis, PE
Presentations: Combustible Dust Hazard Identification and the DHA (3/17/21 8:30 AM)
More Info: Information and Registration
CTI’s Director of Engineering, Brian Edwards, joined Dr. Chris Cloney, the Managing Director and Lead Researcher at DustEx Research, to discuss the history of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on combustible dust. In this free, 45 minutes podcast, you can hear Brian and Chris discuss:
- The origin of the combustible dust NEP
- The programs and regulations that were in place before the NEP
- The OSHA rulemaking process
- The challenges of establishing a national standard
- How OSHA is currently regulating combustible dust standards
If you have any questions related to the NEP or combustible dust safety, you can contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMBUSTIBLE DUST SEMINAR | September 19TH | Kansas City, MO
Conversion Technology, Inc. has teamed up with the Fike Corporation and CST to co-host an educational seminar on the ever-growing topic of dust hazards, NFPA Compliance, design approaches and retrofit issues.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Immediately following the presentations there will be a LIVE EXPLOSION DEMO!
*Registered attendees who have completed, signed and returned the required forms will be transported to the Fike Corporation remote test site facility for the live demonstration.
✅ REGISTER today via email to email@example.com
For more information on Combustible Dust Hazards, please visit us at conversiontechnology.com or call us at 770-263-6330.
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* Additional approvals may be required prior to attending. You must wear closed-toe shoes. Eye and ear protection will be provided. No photos or videos may be taken at the remote test site.
Come say hello to Adam Haroz, one of CTI’s Engineering Managers, as he will be speaking at this year’s Region IV VPPPA Conference in Chattanooga, TN on June 19th.
Adam Haroz will be discussing how the regulations governing industrial machinery have shifted the need for conducting risk assessments on robotic systems from a good practice to now a mandatory requirement. The discussion will emphasize the benefits of conducting an on-site risk assessment. It will also highlight the need to identify the hazards and assess the potential risks associated with robot operations when selecting and designing safeguarding measures. He will review the methodology for conducting a risk assessment for different robotic systems, as well as other industrial equipment, how to assess the adequacy of current safeguards, and methods for determining the risk reduction measures required.
The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is designed to encourage cooperative efforts between employees, management and OSHA for the purpose of improving workplace safety and health. The VPP concept recognizes that workplace safety and health can be enforced in a compliance atmosphere and can be enhanced in a cooperative atmosphere. OSHA recognizes and partners with worksites that demonstrate excellence in Safety and Health.
Region IV VPPPA is the region that serves the eight Southeast states. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
For more information on the VPPA or to register for the Region IV VPPA Conference click the following link: http://www.regionivvppconference.com/
Building on its 30+ year legacy as a leading environmental and safety engineering firm, CTI (Conversion Technology Inc.) is proud to announce we will co-host an educational seminar on the ever-growing topic of combustible dust hazards with CST Industries, IEP Technologies, and The Tennant Company. Continue reading “Four Industry Leading Companies Co-Host an Educational Seminar on Combustible Dust Hazards”
CTI’s President, PH Haroz, has completed a goal 9 years in the making. PH recently completed running 50 marathons in all 50 states. Now that the US is off his list, we look forward to seeing him run a marathon on every continent. Keep up the great work!
Norcross, GA – Building on its 30+ year legacy as a leading environmental and safety engineering firm, CTI (Conversion Technology, Inc.) announces a new and exciting strategic partnership with industrial safety solutions manufacturer, Fike and the world’s leading bolted steel tank, silo and aluminum dome manufacturer, CST Industries.
CTI’s partnership with Fike and CST will provide the ultimate comprehensive dust explosion solutions for compliance with the new regulation for Combustible Dust, NFPA 652. The regulation covers a wide range of types of combustible dust used in many application areas across just about all the major industrial and agricultural markets. Continue reading “CTI, Fike and CST Join Forces to Address Combustible Dust and NFPA 652 Regulations”
CTI began its existence as a firm that designed systems for the conversion of waste material to energy and other useful by-products. We completed the design and installation of a system that was fueled by cotton seed husks and was able to generate the energy required for the drying of raw cotton. This system converted the cotton waste to energy. This style of energy conversion was the origin of the name “Conversion Technology Inc.”
Adam Haroz, EIT
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is getting more stringent, both with regulations and enforcement, on machine guarding violations. They are targeting industries with higher risks of potential injuries from machinery. Despite this move by OSHA towards greater expectations from industry, there is still a large cultural gap between employers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) regarding who is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the machinery is guarded in compliance with OSHA regulations. Continue reading ““But It Came That Way”: The Roles, Responsibilities, and Accountability of Machine Guarding”