AEM product safety conference marks 25 years

Tuesday March 08, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 8, 2016 - Hundreds of off-road equipment industry professionals are expected to gather at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual product safety and compliance seminar in April, marking the 25th consecutive year of the event.

The 2016 event will be held April 18 - 20 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill.

The AEM product safety seminar is developed specifically by and for equipment manufacturers as an industry forum to discuss “critical issues involved in the design, manufacture and use of their products,” says organizers.

The content is global in scope and is suitable to the day-to-day jobs of safety professionals from beginners to mid-level to seasoned employees.

The opening keynote presentation, A Passion for Product Safety, includes an overview of the founding philosophy and vision for the program, delivered by Darrin Drollinger, executive director of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and previously a longtime AEM staff executive.

“The AEM product safety programs actually started in the 1970s, just not on an annual basis,” said Drollinger. “Throughout the years and many refinements, the goal is still the same: to provide industry professionals with a strong understanding and working knowledge of the corporate product safety process.”

This year’s event will offer more than 25 education sessions including:

• A new track on technical publications (after-market support);
• Cornerstone of product safety;
• Essentials of corporate product safety workshop;
• Industry roundtable discussions;
• Operator training delivery methods;
• Accident investigation;
• Emerging issues; and
• A one-day product liability seminar on April 21.

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