Save the following dates for the NWFMC General Membership Meetings:
Apr. 28, 2021
July 28, 2021
Oct. 27, 2021
UPCOMING FLATE EVENTS
Practical Tools to Better Implement Root Cause Analyses
Fri., February 26, 8 - 9 a.m. CST
Exploring Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Manufacturing
Fri., April 23, 8 - 9 a.m. CST
Future of Work Caucus
Fri., March 5, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. CST
Spring Engineering Technology Virtual Forum
• Session 1:
Fri., March 19
8 - 10 a.m. CST
• Session 2:
Friday, March 26
8 - 9 a.m.CST
OSHA 30 Training
The NWFMC is hosting an OSHA Training for General Industry course. Sponsored by FloridaMakes, this training provides workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. This 30-hour class will be delivered by an OSHA-authorized trainer via Zoom over a seven-day period and is suited for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility.
Registration for the course is $100 for members, $250 for non-members. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a class completion card from OSHA. Details about individual sessions can be found HERE. Contact Daniel Krug, Mary Nutial or Paull Miller with any questions.
Powder & Bulk Solids Magazine has published a list of chemical and petrochemical processing facilities with video tours. Among the manufacturing plants featured in their publication are two Southeast facilities. Meet staff members as the video tours various areas inside of Eastman Chemical’s amines production plant in Pace, FL. In another video, a television news crew drives around Evonik’s hydrogen peroxide, hydrogen cyanide, methionine, TBHP and other products and explain the functions of the various buildings at their site plant in nearby Mobile, AL. VISIT WEBSITE
CHINA: The Risk to Corporate America
The South Florida Manufacturers Association is hosting a virtual event on the the cost of counterfeit goods, pirated software, and theft of trade secrets. Former FBI agents David Nunez and David Fernicola present this virtual seminar on how foreign adversaries target technology and steal proprietary business information to gain a competitive economic advantage. In their FREE, one-hour presentation, Nunez and Fernicola offer segments entitled “Made in China 2025 Plan,” “Malicious Cyber Activity,” and “How to Protect Your Company.”
The Florida Advanced Technical Education Center (or FLATE) is the go-to organization for manufacturing and advanced technical education, best practices and resources supporting the high performance skilled workforce for Florida’s manufacturing sectors. FLATE connects industry and skill development to support the Florida workforce and provide value added benefits to industry. The following are courses and events available through FLATE:
Engineering Technology Forum Tech Talks Webinar Series
Learn about emerging technologies that should be included in 2-year manufacturing technician programs. Industry experts will present the technical side of emerging Industry 4.0 technologies and provide techniques and tools for technician educators to use in their classrooms.
Session 2: Practical Tools to Better Implement Root Cause Analyses
Friday, February 26, 9:00 – 10:00 AM EST
Online resources for emerging Industry 4.0 technologies
Available techniques and tools
Define and select the appropriate root cause analysis tools
The ET Forum is an important vehicle to bring together the diverse and geographically dispersed colleges in Florida with common issues and challenges. The Forum is a semiannual 2-day meeting of Florida community college engineering technologies faculty, administrators and any ET stakeholders.
Below are two separate registrations for the Spring 2020 ET Forum sessions. You must register for each session separately.