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2019 Safety Committees' Summer Meeting

Chicago, IL
08/14/19
 
Join your fellow AWO members in Chicago for AWO’s upcoming 2019 Safety Committees' Summer Meeting!
 
Developing a culture of safety within a company and throughout the towing industry requires embracing continuous improvement. The Safety Committees’ Summer Meeting is an event not to be missed for towing industry safety professionals seeking to learn innovative best practices from their peers. Topics include:
 
  • Subchapter M’s health and safety plan requirements and watertight/weathertight regulations
  • Advanced first aid training for traumatic bleeding emergencies
  • Portfolio progress updates from AWO’s Safety & Environmental Stewardship Department on Safety Leadership 3.0
  • Fall overboard lessons learned
  • Tools to identify cyber vulnerabilities and risks
  • AWO Tankering & Barge Operations Subcommittee’s best practices to mitigate personnel transfer risks during facility access/egress
  • Training opportunities designed to prepare workers for deck-level mariner jobs
  • Strengthening visual literacy as a safety skill
  • Managing high water conditions
  • Hazard recognition and control strategies
  • And more!
 

Additionally, attendees will have plenty of opportunity to network with fellow safety professionals across the various industry regions and sectors.

 
 
To register for this meeting, please log in to the members-only side of the website and register via your member dashboard. You may also register by emailing Anne Fazzini (afazzini@americanwaterways.com) or Caitlin Kidd (ckidd@americanwaterways.com).
 
Hotel Information
The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
 
For our members’ convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Drake Hotel Chicago at a rate of $169 per night, exclusive of taxes and fees. Reservations may be made online by clicking here, or you may make your reservation by calling 1 (800) 55-DRAKE and referencing the “AWO Summer Safety Meeting.” If you are planning to reserve hotel room nights outside the meeting dates, please plan to make your reservation by phone. The last day to reserve hotel rooms is Monday, July 22, or until all rooms are reserved, whichever occurs first.  
 
We hope to see you in Chicago!