This year's conference will offer an exciting array of training sessions for professional development. Listed below are the scheduled sessions.

Date / Time Description

   Monday 

April 29, 2019    8:00am-9:45am

Stakeholders & Community - The program will cover defining the stakeholder matrix, mapping stakeholder interests, and developing strategies to address stakeholder issues.  Stakeholder communication techniques will be explored and linked to meeting stakeholder management objectives.  Focus will be placed on addressing local community concerns and dealing with regulators.  Strategies for resolving conflicts will be explored.  Participants are invited to bring up specific issues that they are dealing with for discussion in the session."

Trainer:  John Kline Kline Consulting

   Tuesday

April 30, 2019     8:00am - 9:45am

Fire Suppression Systems for Mobile Mining Equipment  

1. Powered Haulage (Mobile Equipment and Conveyors) Request for Information (RFI) – According to Assistant Secretary of Labor David Zatezalo, powered haulage accidents accounted for 43% of all fatalities in 2017 (13 fatalities).  In the RFI, MSHA asks the mining industry to share details not only about best practices, training, and policies that could reduce risks involving this equipment, but it also asks about innovative technologies and engineering controls.

2. Fire Suppression Systems for Mining Vehicles - In September, 2018, a haul truck operator received fatal burn injuries while attempting to escape from the cab of his engulfed truck.  In this case; and in several other incidents, the fire suppression systems did not function properly.  MSHA is now aggressively checking vehicle suppression systems during mine inspections.

Trainer:  Steve Robuck - PCA

   Tuesday

April 30, 2019    10:15am - 12:00pm

Principals of Optimizing Your Dust Collector System - Understand the principals of optimizing your dust collector with an overview on hood design, ductwork and pulse jet systems. 

Trainer:  Matt Devitt - BWF Envirotec-US

   Tuesday

April 30, 2019     1:00pm - 2:45pm

Unplanned Ignitions at Kilns, Preheaters and Furnaces  

1. Unplanned Ignitions at Kilns, Preheaters and Furnaces – As a result of a May 2018 fatality in the Lime Industry, MSHA has been targeting unplanned ignitions in similar industries.  The lime industry fatality involved severe flame blowback while lighting kiln gas burners. 

2. Combusting Alternate Fuels in Cement Kilns – In February, 2018, MSHA kicked-off an “enforcement initiative” related to combusting alternative fuels in cement kilns.  Several conference calls and meetings were held with MSHA throughout the year.  Come hear about MSHA’s concerns and the information PCA and CKRC have already provided to MSHA.

Trainer:  Steve Robuck - PCA

Wednesday

May 1, 2019 10:15am – 12:00PM

Conveyors are the lifeline to any Cement plants productivity. This presentation will review the “Conveyor 101” program. Attendees will gain an understanding of conveyor systems, conveyor belts, their components and how they affect your plant’s performance. Get safety guidelines for working on or around conveyors, tips on reducing fugitive material and dust (and solutions to control it), and ideas on how to implement a conveyor inspection and maintenance service program that works for your plant.

Trainer: Jeff Jurasits - ASGCO 

Wednesday

May 1, 2019     1:00pm - 2:45pm

Principals of Optimizing Your Dust Collector System - Understand the principals of optimizing your dust collector with an overview on hood design, ductwork and pulse jet systems. 

Trainer:  Matt Devitt - BWF Envirotec-US