Brooke Wisdom | February 1, 2010
World of Asphalt: Cincinnati Bound
A DETAILED LOOK AT THE WORLD OF ASPHALT CONFERENCE SESSIONS:
APA Conference: Feb. 15-16
The APA Asphalt Pavement Conference covers 18 sessions in a day and a half to help contractors, suppliers and agencies maximize their effectiveness in today’s environment. They will learn how to effectively use resources to produce asphalt pavements that are long lasting and environmentally friendly, and will explore asphalt industry economic issues and methods to optimize highway dollars.
People, Plants and Paving Program: Feb. 16-18
What’s covered: Nearly 40 sessions will examine the latest innovations in asphalt paving and production efficiencies, including safety, recycling and maintenance. The sessions are grouped into tracks and select sessions and also are available in Spanish. They will cover management and leadership, trends in plant operation and performance, paving techniques that combine efficiency and profitability, safety strategies to keep crews and plant operators safe, pavement preservation techniques (including seal coats, in-place recycling, overlays and crack sealing), and sustainability issues as they relate to the asphalt industry.
National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Power Workshop: Feb. 17
Presented by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, these free educational sessions will help contractors, workers and public officials maximize work zone safety. Topics include the latest in federal regulations, safety technologies, engaging law enforcement, safe entry and exit procedures, critical safety hazards (and solutions), and fall prevention.
NIOSH Seminar: Feb. 15
In this presentation NIOSH, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health will discuss an innovative product – called Major Hazard Risk Assessment — which was developed to help metal/non-metal companies improve safety performance. The seminar will include examples of risk analysis, applications, demonstrations through classroom exercises, and a discussion of the process’s strengths and weaknesses.
OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction Workers Certification Program: Feb. 15-16
This construction safety and health certification program was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor and targets construction workers, supervisors and other personnel responsible for roadway construction activities.
AGG 1 Academy: Feb. 16-18
What’s covered: About 50 sessions will be offered, grouped in basic and advanced tracks. Topic areas include the following: automation, community/government affairs, dredging, drilling and blasting, environment, equipment management, leadership/management/human resources, mine planning, processing, safety and health, transportation and underground mining.
Project Management Essentials: Planning that Boosts Coordination, Control, and Cash Flow: Feb. 18
Ron Black of The Mentor Group will teach attendees of this course how better planning can build your organization’s profits, strength, and growth as well as create schedules that improve coordination, control, and operational effectiveness; turn your planning investment into better financial performance; and focus on the four keys to effective project planning and scheduling.
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