Clarion Safety to Sponsor AFIA’s 2019 Equipment Manufacturers Conference

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In line with Clarion Safety’s commitment to safety, the company will be sponsoring the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC), being held November 6 to 8 in Marco Island, Florida.

A best practice label in the Clarion/AFIA safety label program (Label design ©Clarion Safety Systems. All rights reserved.)

A best practice label in the Clarion/AFIA safety label program (Label design ©Clarion Safety Systems. All rights reserved.)

Effective warning labels and safety signs are critical in the feed industry where interaction between people and machinery is frequent, making the potential for injury possible.

Clarion Safety Systems, a leading designer and manufacturer of safety labels, signs and tags, will be sponsoring the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) November 2019 Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC).

“In line with our commitment to drive safety performance to new levels of compliance and risk reduction – whether working with individual organizations or across industries – we’re proud to partner with AFIA on this event,” says Ron Crawford, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems.

AFIA is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA’s EMC is an educational event designed to address the issues of today’s equipment designers, builders and installers who serve the feed, pet food and ingredient industries. The 2019 conference will be held in Marco Island, Florida from November 6 to 8 with a special focus on ‘Operating Today for the Future.’ All proceeds from the event help fund the EMC scholarship fund, which raises $10,000 each year dedicated to scholarships for furthering education for future professionals in the feed industry.

Clarion Safety is a longstanding safety partner of AFIA. Effective warning labels and safety signs are critical in the feed industry where interaction between people and machinery is frequent, making the potential for injury possible. In 2008, the organization utilized Clarion Safety’s expertise to overhaul its safety label program, giving AFIA members access to a catalog of state-of-the-art labels designed specifically for their feed and grain equipment needs. Clarion Safety’s workplace safety sign system product line is also offered to AFIA members, as well as 5 pack labels for facilities looking to retrofit older equipment with up-to-date labels.

“Our equipment manufacturer members do an excellent job of adhering to the guidance documentation that Clarion Safety and AFIA have developed…and they put Clarion Safety labels on their brand new equipment based on the guidelines,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, in a recent Clarion Safety podcast regarding the state of safety in the feed and agricultural industry.

“We try to push back to our members who manufacture feed using older equipment that might have been in the plant for years to continually think about employee safety. So, reapply labels to older, existing equipment where they may have worn off or gotten deteriorated over time. We recommend to these members that, every year or two, you need to walk your plant, look at your safety labels and what condition they’re in.”

For details on the EMC event, visit AFIA’s website.

To learn more about the latest developments in safety labels and signs, listen to the Clarion Safety podcast, or visit Clarion Safety’s online Learning Center and video library.

ABOUT AFIA
The American Feed Industry Association, based in Arlington, VA, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909 as the American Feed Manufacturers Association, the name changed to AFIA in 1985 to recognize the importance of all types of companies involved in the feed manufacturing industry—from commercial and integrated feed manufacturers, to ingredient suppliers, pet food manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. AFIA is also the recognized leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation.

ABOUT CLARION SAFETY SYSTEMS
Clarion Safety Systems is a worldwide leader in product and workplace safety communication. Clarion Safety designs and produces product safety labels and facility safety signs and tags – along with offering complementary solutions and services like safety and risk assessments – needed to reduce risk and protect people. The company also provides a wide range of printing services outside of the safety realm, addressing identification, branding, dataplates, serialization and more, to add value for its customers. With 30 years of safety standards leadership, Clarion Safety has unparalleled knowledge of national and international best practices and codes to meet specific regulatory requirements, from OSHA, ANSI and ISO to WEEE, RoHS and REACH. Its corporate headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility are located in Milford, PA, and products are made in the U.S.A. The company is a registered ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer and offers top 3M materials. For more information, visit http://www.clarionsafety.com.

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