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FLEXO Magazine : January 2010
www.flexography.org JANUARY 2010 FLEXO 11 Responding to Congress's health care bills, will be no easy task for any employer. What does the final result mean for em- ployers and employees? A general session presentation will cover how a company should respond with regards to health care plan design and other health care related benefits. At- tendees will become familiar with key questions to ask when assessing a firm's options in this most important session. BREAKOUTS X 10 Ten exciting 90-minute breakout sessions will focus on emerging issues for the environmental, safety and health and human resource professional. They will explore diverse topics -- all the more reason to try to bring several people from your company! • Employee Safety-Engagement -- While a lot has been written on employee engagement in the past 10 years, the relevance to safety is new. Employees and teams with high engagement levels have consistently been shown to have fewer accidents, and lower cost workers comp claims than those with low engagement. Plus, their productivity and efficiency have been proven to be much higher. This session will cover how to measure, create and maintain high levels of employee engage- ment at a facility. • Sustainability Goals and Objectives -- Whether a com- pany is seeking recognition as a SGP Printer or wants to improve its sustainability profile, setting clear goals and objectives is paramount to continue on the sustainability journey. Goals are long-term aims that state the intended result important to the organization's success. Objectives are specific, quantifiable, achievable targets that mea- sure the accomplishments toward goals over a specific period of time. In this session, attendees will learn how to set goals and objectives and hear about the goals and objectives of a certified SGP Printer. • OSHA National Emphasis Program -- WARNING! - OSHA's National Emphasis Programs (NEP) on Amputa- tion Prevention and Combustible Dust continue to target printers for inspections at a surprising rate. This session will cover in "plain language" what these programs mean to printers, what OSHA will be looking for and how to prepare ahead of an inspection. • Greenhouse Gas Emissions -- The regulatory landscape is changing. The U.S. EPA has released its first green- house gas reporting rule, and states have already moved forward and adopted their own. The presenters in this session will focus on the ins and outs of reporting require- ments, both federal and state, as well as a general overview of carbon footprinting. • Lean and Green, a Love Connection -- This session will address the road map for printing lean and green. Showing what it means to be sustainable while also demonstrating the link between sustainability and lean manufacturing, the benefits and typical results. • Reducing Your Workers Comp Costs Through Effec- tive Management and Safety Programs -- A high dollar claim or lots of little ones can wreak havoc on workers compensation experience rating. Find out how to bring this cost under control through a variety of measures, including proper industry classification, claims and risk management, safety programs and education bench- marking to key metrics, and more. • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle -- The most powerful means to reduce an environmental footprint are to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Asking the question provides the roadmap for reduction. Printers will present case studies about strategies they took that impacted their bottom line, in more ways than one. • CPSIA -- What It Means to You! - The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), passed in 2008, regu- lates lead and phthalate content in children's products sold in the United States. Because of the far-reaching and potentially expensive nature of this legislation and the current absence of an implementing Final Rule, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has been issuing numerous opinions and guidance documents attempt- ing to clarify the requirements. This session will focus on the compliance aspects of the third party testing and certification requirements of the CPSIA applicable to all children's products. • Energy Management -- Energy management is a key elements in a sustainability program as it allows printing operations the opportunity to create a win-win situation. Reducing energy consumption and using it more ef- ficiently results in a reduction in operating costs and pol- lution, including green house gasses. Managing energy requires focusing on three components--power factor correction, peak demand, and actual consumption. This session will focus on proven strategies printing opera- tions have used to reduce their energy consumption. • Sustainable Paper -- Paper is the central part of the printed product and represents the component that has the largest environmental impact. From the harvesting of timber to the manufacturing and distribution of paper, un- derstanding the issues will allow for the more responsible sourcing of paper. This session will explore the latest in sustainable paper choices, how to reduce the environ- mental footprint of paper, and how the Lacey Act and its requirements for printers influence paper choices. ROUNDTABLE TOPICS The NEHS roundtable format is used as an opportunity for attendees to discuss their particular issues and share ideas and reflect on what they 've learned at NEHS with their peers and industry experts. Each roundtable is repeated, so every attendee has the opportunity to participate in two. The 2010 FTA TODAY
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