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OSHA and Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) Alliance
Archive Activities and Events
(2003-2004)

  • September 28-30, 2004: Plastics USA 2004, McCormick Place East, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Representatives from the OSHA and SPI Alliance staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth and distributed OSHA safety and health information, including Plastics Industry CDs developed by the Alliance, during the conference.
  • July 16, 2004: Machine Safety for Plastic Roll-Fed and Inline Thermoforming, Placon Corporation, Community Room, 6096 McKee Road, Madison, Wisconsin. SPI and OSHA Alliance Workshop.
  • April 27 - 28, 2004: SPI Sheet Producers Division, Spring Technical Conference, Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center, Chesterfield, Missouri. 
    • April 27, 2004: OSHA/SPI Alliance Overview, Susan Howe, then-Senior Technical Director, Worker and Product Safety, SPI, shared details of the Alliance between SPI and OSHA with more than 60 representatives from the plastics industry who produced plastic resins, manufacture sheet and/or roll stock, or manufacture machinery for use in the extrusion of plastic material.
    • April 28, 2004: OSHA/SPI Machine Safety Extrusion Class: Presented by Jim Washam, then-Machine Guarding and Lockout Coordinator, Region V, Chicago North, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA; and Wayne Wilson, Corporate Director of Safety Training, United Southern Industries, Inc. During this train-the-trainer course, over 40 participants from the plastics industry and OSHA's Region VII St. Louis and Kansas City Areas Offices and Michigan OSHA learned about the types of injuries in the sheet and rollstock extrusion process, discussed the possible causes of the injuries and identified possible ways for employees to protect themselves by recognizing the hazards. In addition, the group discussed requirements for guarding machines and implementing solutions for identified problems.
  • November 18, 2003: Machine Safety for Injection Molding Machines, OSHA Training Institute, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio. SPI and OSHA Alliance Workshop.
  • August 6, 2003: Machine Safety for Injection Molding Machines, Isothermal Community College, Forest City, North Carolina. SPI and OSHA Alliance Workshop.
  • June 22-27, 2003: NPE 2003, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois. [Photos]
    • June 26, 2003: "Machine Safety for Injection Molding Machines" Workshop, presented by representatives of the SPI and OSHA Alliance.
    • June 24-25, 2003: "How to Develop an Ergonomics Process" Workshop, presented by representatives of the SPI and OSHA Alliance.