Milford, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety signs and safety labels, announced today its participation in the National Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s (VPPPA) 30th Annual National Conference to be held August 25 – 28, 2014 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. As one of the experts selected to lecture on the latest issues and trends facing safety, health and environmental professionals, Clarion CEO Geoffrey Peckham will present an educational session on OSHA/ANSI safety sign systems as an outcome of risk assessment.
Peckham, who serves as chair of both the ANSI Z535 Committee for Safety Signs and Colors and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 145 – Graphical Symbols, will present on Monday, August 25 at 12:45 p.m. in a session titled, “A New and Powerful Risk Reduction Technique: Creating OSHA/ANSI Safety Sign Systems as an Outcome of Risk Assessment.”
“Many safety professionals aren’t aware of OSHA’s recent safety sign regulation changes – changes that move beyond the GHS initiative and effect nearly every industry. This session will explain how to use the new tools of risk assessment and the OSHA/ANSI standards to create safety sign systems aimed at reducing accidents and preventing liability exposure,” says Peckham. “As leaders in safety, we all share a common goal: to reduce accidental injuries and deaths. In this seminar, we’ll explore these two new tools and how they are practically applied, with the ultimate goal of creating safer work environments.”
Peckham’s background in the field includes more than two decades of experience in actively advancing safety communications. He has led and continues to lead both the U.S. and international efforts to harmonize standards in the area of safety signs, labels and markings; this includes contributing to the leadership and direction of ANSI, ISO, OSHA and NFPA safety codes.
Additional information about this year’s VPPPA National Conference can be found on the association’s website.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc. is the leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a member-based association, providing a network of more than 2,100 companies and worksites that are involved in or in the process of applying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) or the Department of Energy's (DOE) Voluntary Protection
ABOUT CLARION SAFETY SYSTEMS
Clarion Safety Systems, LLC, is the leading designer and manufacturer of visual safety solutions that help customers in more than 180 industries worldwide to make their products and premises safer. Clarion offers a full range of standard and custom products including machinery safety labels, environmental and facility safety signs, pipe and valve identification markings, lockout/tagout products, and safety-grade photoluminescent egress path-marking escape systems. Founded in 1990, the company continues to play a leading role in the development and writing of international and national standards for safety signs, labels, and markings. Clarion is headquartered at 190 Old Milford Road in Milford, PA, 18337, and online at http://www.clarionsafety.com.