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2018 Regulatory Compliance Seminar
Courtyard Fort Worth at Alliance Town Center
3001 Amador Drive
Fort Worth, tx 76177
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM CDT
Category: Events

Regulatory Compliance Seminar 


TGFA Members: Free
Non-members: $100


Look at map to your right.

Hotel Accommodations 

Overnight hotel accommodations at Courtyard:
Book Online
Book by phone: (817) 753-6100
Ask for Texas Grain & Feed group rate $139+/night
Cut-off date: 2/10/18


7:30am: Breakfast provided in meeting room
8:00am: Welcome and Introductions

8:15am: Update on Emerging and Evolving Regulatory Issues – OSHA
Speaker: Jess McCluer, NGFA Vice President, Safety and Regulatory Affairs

  • New administration and OSHA
    • Increased fines
    • Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
    • Walking/Working Surfaces
  • Combustible Dust – Revised NFPA Standards
  • Top OSHA citations in general and grain handling industry
  • Regulatory Reform

Update on Food Safety and Modernization Act Requirements- FDA

  • FDA’s Final Rule for CGMP and Preventative Controls for Animal Food  
  • Sanitary Transportation of Food

9:30am: Cracking the new Walking & Working Surface Regulation
Speaker: Jim Seibert, NGFA Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Education and Training 

  • Understanding Walking & Working Surfaces Final Rule
  • Training Requirements
  • Subpart D: Revision to Fixed Ladders
    • Ladder Requirements
  • Staircases, Handrails, Stairrails, Guardrails
  • Fall Protection Program
  • Rolling Stock Fall Protection

11:00am: Break 

11:15pm: Grain Quality
Speaker: Anthony Goodeman, Acting Director, FGIS Field Management Division, Washington, DC 

  • Quality Concerns
  • Official vs. Unofficial
    • Geographic Boundaries
    • Exceptions
  • Sampling and Testing
    • Customer Specs
    • Equipment
    • Procedures
    • Quality Control

12:15pm: Lunch provided in meeting room

1:00pm: Bin Entry and the Boot Pit Discussion
Speaker: TBD NGFA/Member

  • What is the issue?
  • How do you define a confined space? How does OSHA?
  • Mitigating the potential for hazards to exist
  • Creating entry as the “last resort mentality”
  • Bin Entry Permits; a Step List which helps identify and mitigate risks prior to entry
  • Safe Practices
    • Rolls and Responsibilities
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Actions once inside
    • Emergency Procedures, Employee Rolls, and Equipment
  • Augers; Sweep, Subfloor and Side Discharge 

2:00pm: Break

2:15pm: Dealing w/non-Compliant Behavior
Speaker: TBD NGFA/Member

  • Managing the unmanageable
  • Timely counseling and performance improvement plans
  • When is it time to cut ties

3:00pm: Overview of OSHA Region VI Grain Handling Local Emphasis Program
Speaker:  Jack Rector, Area Office Director

  • Regional and Area Inspection Data
  • OSHA Policy on Grain Related Issues
    • Confined Space/Bin Entry
    • Sweep augers
    • Fall Protection
    • Combustible Dust

3:45pm: Adjourn


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