AFS PAST CHAIRMAN NIGHT
Scott Pfeifer-OSHA Silica Standard
By now, it should be old news that there is a new OSHA Standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica (29 CFR 1926.1153). The new standard was effective June 23, 2016. Official enforcement begins June 23, 2018. The standard is aimed at protecting workers exposed to silica at their job, and that they are properly protected. Please join the Central Ohio Chapter Meeting April 19th at the Makoy Center for Past Chairman’s Night. Dinner will include, served salad with rolls and butter, braised steak with caramelized onions and crimini mushrooms or roasted cod with blackening spices served with grilled pineapple salsa, and an assorted mini dessert display. Scott Pfeiffer from August Mack Environmental is kind enough to join us to give a presentation discussing:
1 – The difference between dust and Respirable Silica.
2 – How to do the minimum due diligence at your facility.
3 – Where to go from here with tips and strategies.
AFS Meeting at OSU
MacQuigg Building, Room 160
105 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
5:30 Foundry Tour starts
6:00 Pizza From Adriatico’s
Discussion to follow
Plant Tour at Liberty Technology Company in Delaware Ohio.
The tour will be at 3:00 PM on May 18th, 2017. Dinner will follow at Tavern 24.
If you have your own PPE please bring:
· Hard Hat
· Safety Toed Shoes
· Safety Glasses
· Hearing Protection
***Hard Hats, Ear Plugs and Glasses will be available if needed***
We are excited to introduce Jesus Benavente, of A.S.K. Chemical, as our speaker this month. Jesus’s topic for that night will be “cold box resins and CPFD” (computation particle fluid dynamics).
Jesus is the Supervisor of Design Services & Cold Box Technical Product Manager with degrees in Mechanical & Administration Engineering, Thermodynamics, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering with a Masters of Business Administration, Finance, General.
Jesus will be explaining how we use the CPFD technology in terms of simulating core blowing and gassing. Over the past 10 years there have been amazing advances regarding this technology, and the important role it plays in helping to produce high quality castings.
The Central Ohio Chapter is excited to announce that the October meeting will, once again, be held with the student chapter at The Ohio State University!!! There are many students in this chapter, just getting started, and are very interested in learning from everyone in our chapter. Your participation and knowledge is very important and is needed to keep interest in our industry.
The topic we, light heartedly, titled “Is it safe to walk the beach?” Within this title, Jessica will discuss our situation and how things are being defined so we might better understand what must be done to comply.
Jessica is currently sits on the board of the Central Ohio Chapter and is employed at Kenton Iron as the Environmental, Safety & HR Manager. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in English Literature and seeking a MBA from the University of Findlay. Jessica has made several trips to Washington DC to meet with our representatives and explain our situation and concerns.
Please feel free to bring your questions and your experiences for some discussion.
Recent personnel turnover in the Metal Casting Industry has been making it difficult for everyone to be up to date in fire safety. The AFS Central Ohio Chapter would like to offer a solution. For our training portion of our yearly programs, we thought it would be beneficial to our members to put together a fire safety training seminar. The class will be taught by a certified instructor. I have attached a flyer for our upcoming Fire Training seminar scheduled for March 17th. The cost is $50.00 per person and includes the following:
Education on all classes of fire and types of extinguisher
Proper use of a fire extinguishers
Developing a fire plan
Hands on use of a fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire
ABCO Fire LLC,
3486 East Dublin Granville Rd.,
Westerville, OH. 43081
The cost also gets you into our AFS-COC dinner and meeting at Average Joe's.
DINNER AND MEETING LOCATION
New Albany Location
4949 Dublin Granville Rd.
Westerville, OH. 43081
The speaker will be from ABCO Fire LLC.
The class size is 30 with an option for a second class. Again, students will be free.
Please review the announcement and R.S.V.P. as soon as possible.
Thank you so much and see you there.
Michael J. Warner
This year's theme is Comic-Con. What is Comic-Con you ask? It is an annual convention where nerds come together and get their Cosplay on. What's Cosplay? Well, I had to look it up too. Cosplay is performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character. It can be from Comic books, Superheros, TV shows, Movies, etc. Google Comic-Con for ideas.
Look forward to seeing you there!
We will be having a joint meeting with the Students at The Ohio State University.
The AFS Central Ohio Chapter donates thousands of dollars to the FEF for the Scholarship Fund but this year, with your help, has also decided to directly donate to the students as well. We will be distributing applications for scholarship money. The applications will be reviewed and the actual scholarship(s) will be rewarded at the January meeting.
Foundry Tour at 5:30 and Supper at 6:15.
We will be catering in City Bar B Que for the meeting and hope to have several, 5 minute, speakers from our local industries.
Parking is available to the public after 4PM (Max $7.00 after 6:00PM)
1990 College Rd N.
Columbus, OH. 43210
About a 2 minute walk from the Laboratory.
Glen started in the foundry industry in 1961 as a foundry co-op student with Deere and Company, Moline, Illinois, while attending Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts, Ames, Iowa. He has performed every job in a foundry (core maker, molder, iron pourer, cupola tender, electric furnace operator, cleaning room chipper/grinder, maintenance mechanic, maintenance electrician, foundry engineer, metallurgist, supervisor, general foreman, superintendent, foundry manager, foundry owner (Stainless, High Alloy). He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Metallurgy from Iowa State, 1964. He served three years in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1967 through 1969, trained as a combat engineer, but never saw combat in Viet Nam. Thanks to the G. I. Bill, he earned an MBA in Finance from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1974. He has extensive experience in insulating products and coatings, selling for FOSECO, No-Bake Binder Systems selling for Ashland Chemical, and teaching as a CMI instructor. He started developing mechanical and thermal scrubbing for sand reclamation systems for Wheelabrator-Frye in 1979. He has been a Foundry Design/Engineer/Consultant since 1999. He has designed and project managed two green-field foundry projects and one brown-field project since 2002. Glen is happily married to Penny. They each have two children from previous marriages, and six grand-children. Glen restores military vehicles from World War II as a hobby.