The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry (MHI), will host a one-day overhead crane safety-themed conference at next year’s MODEX show, which takes place April 9-12, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.
The conference, which will focus primarily on overhead crane safety technology and practices, will be held on the third day of the show—Wed., April 11—and is targeted at plant operations and maintenance staff, including managers, engineers, and crane technicians. Attendees will receive on-day of content and seven professional development hour credits (not approved for New York, Florida, North Carolina, or Oklahoma).
“We hope to welcome as many as 200 delegates from a variety of backgrounds, including those who are associated with membership of the group; regular MODEX attendees; others who’ve found a new requirement to visit the show; and crane professionals who will be drawn by the conference and will take an opportunity to walk the aisles on the day before or after the event,” said Frank Petrek, who is group vice president at Xtek Inc. and the conference emcee.
The conference will deliver information about technology and share experiences from leading crane manufacturers, crane component suppliers, and engineering consultants, all centered on the safe and reliable operation of electric overhead traveling (EOT) cranes. Topics include training for crane operators, crane inspection guidelines, OSHA regulations and CMAA collaboration, collision avoidance, below-the-hook devices, fall protection, and more.
The Material Handling Safety Conference is priced at $525. Contact MHI.org to register or to seek more information.