7:30 am Registration/Sign-In
8:00 am Welcome & Introductions
8:15 am Update on Emerging and Evolving Regulatory Issues - OSHA
Update on FSMA Requirements - FDA
9:30 am Break
9:45 am Cracking the New Walking & Working Surface Regulation
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Walking-Working Surfaces (Cont.)
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Slips, Trips and Fall Hazards and Best Practices
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Overview of OSHA Region 7 Grain Handling Local Emphasis Program – Jeff Funke, OSHA Area Director (invited)
4:00 pm Adjourn
Jess McCluer, National Grain and Feed Association's Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Jess manages NGFA’s wide-ranging operational programs concerning employee safety and industrial health, environmental issues, grain-handling facility design and equipment, and grain inspection and weighing issues. He is principal staff liaison to the Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Committee and Grain Grades and Weights Committee.
He joined NGFA’s staff in 2007 after serving since April 2003 as a program analyst at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Office of Outreach Services and Alliances. In that capacity, he worked with trade associations, professional societies, academia, unions, and government agencies to coordinate the implementation of national alliances and the development of compliance assistance resources.
Jim Seibert, National Grain and Feed Association's Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Education and Training
As NGFA’s manager of regulatory affairs, education, and training, Jim is responsible for developing new education and training materials to assist NGFA members in complying with safety, health and other regulatory requirements. He also is involved in reviewing and updating the NGFA’s extensive inventory of employee safety education, training and information materials, as well as addressing grain, feed, and processing facility operations issues.
Previously a grain and crop inputs Production Supervisor for Cargill Inc. in Ravenna, Neb., Seibert has more than six years of experience managing facility production and regulatory compliance inspections, and conducting ongoing safety education and process improvement projects at grain elevator facilities and feed mill locations.