Cordelia Clarke-Julien, director of training and safety programs, prevention office, Ontario Minister of Labor will headline the list of speakers at the IPAF North American Convention Oct. 1 and 2 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Clarke Julien will discuss what responsible parties – employers, supervisors and workers – can do to make workplaces safer and prevent illness and injury.
Skyjack president Brad Boehler will also speak on the impact of proposed changes to the design standard for aerial work platforms. Boehler will explore ANSI A92.20 and its potential impact on requirements for load sensing, increased stability, increased wind rating and control box changes.
Other speakers will include Kevin O’Shea, Hydro Mobile, who will give a presentation on buying used mast-climbing work platform equipment, and Bill Doucette, vice president, human resources, NES Rentals, who will provide an overview of how rules are a key aspect of building the foundation for a safety culture. The conference will include breakout sessions on AWPs and MCWPs, as well as a panel discussion on the subject of whether additional training should be required for complex machines.
The convention is sponsored by Skyjack (diamond sponsor), ReachMaster (memory stick sponsor), Genie (gold sponsor), NES Rentals (gold sponsor) and HydroMobile (silver sponsor). It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel. A tour of the Skyjack facility will be offered the afternoon of October 1, followed by an evening networking event.
Skyjack will also offer IPAF training courses during the week in the Toronto area: an instructor course from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Skyjack’s Guelph, Ontario, facility; an AWP operator course Oct. 2; and an AWP for Managers course Oct. 3 at the hotel. Contact Tony Groat at [email protected] for details and registration.
To register for the convention, go to www.ipaf.org/usconvention.