The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of fixed protective guarding products designed to protect personnel, equipment, and inventory in industrial facilities.

Obstacles to Safety / Observations from the Outside
Paul Sarafini, an industrial health and safety professional with over 20 years of experience offers the perspective of an industry professional who sees first-hand what motivates users to invest in guarding safety – and what factors cause them to table or delay those investments. This presentation speaks to the challenges and opportunities companies face when trying to motivate reluctant users to understand the cost of non-compliance, to meet their obligations to employees and visitors.

Paul spent 13 years at Integrated Loss Control, Inc. and the past 8 at the University of Minnesota as the Occupational Health & Safety Compliance Specialist. He has created safety and health programs for clients in a wide variety of industries. Paul has conducted administrative program reviews, hazard recognition inspections, program development and employee/supervisor training. Paul is EPA-authorized for Worker Protection Standard training and OSHA-authorized as an Outreach Trainer.

Protective Guarding Checklist

OSHA Announces Changes to Penalty Structure
Staring August 2, 2016 all OSHA penalties (fines) will increase by 78%.

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) in association with The Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI) is pleased to announce the award of a $1,500 Scholarship to Meera Murti of Rutgers University for the 2016/17 academic year.

Meera is a rising senior majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She currently has an internship with Tesla Motors in Freemont California where she is learning in an industrial setting. Previously she interned for several different software development/design firms. After graduation Meera plans to seek a position with a manufacturing company.

MHEFI received approximately 140 applications for scholarships for the 2016/17 academic year. The Scholarships are for students who are committed to studying material handling, supply chain and logistics disciplines. Applicants are judged on their grade point average, background, key experiences, and personal goals. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $9,000. They are funded by the Foundation and the Howard Bernstein Industrial Distribution Scholarship Program. For the 2016/17 academic year, MHEFI awarded 34 grants with a total value of $116,460.

ProGMA is a proud contributor to this scholarship program and congratulates Meera on this award.

MODEX 2016

ProGMA of MHI Presents: Protect Your People...And Your Wallet: Safety and Guarding Solutions for the Industrial Facility
Accidents can happen as materials are made, moved, and stored. Whether designing a new distribution center or evaluating an existing facility, what will you do to protect your most important assets from costly injuries and damage? This seminar will be a virtual factory tour where we explore many proven safeguarding solutions to protect personnel, products, and facilities while maintaining operational efficiency

ProMat 2015

Protect Your People… And Your Wallet: Safety and Guarding Solutions for the Industrial Facility
Sponsored by Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA)
What will you do to protect your most important assets from costly injuries and damage? This seminar explores a wide array of proven safeguarding solutions to protect personnel, products, and facilities while maintaining operational efficiency.

MODEX 2014

Asset Protection - Guarding Solutions for Industry
Sponsored by Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA)
Accidents can happen as materials are made, moved, and stored. Whether you are designing a new distribution center or evaluating your existing facility, what will you do to protect your most important assets from costly injuries and damage? This seminar explores a wide array of proven safeguarding solutions to protect your personnel, products, and facilities while maintaining operational efficiency.
Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
2016 Annual Conference 10/16/2016 10/19/2016 MHI Hilton El Conquistador
Tucson, AZ
ShowPro Live Exhibitor Workshop for ProMat 2017 12/7/2016 12/7/2016 MHI Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
MODEX 2018 Space Draw 12/8/2016 12/8/2016 MHI Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
2017 Roundtable of Industry Leaders 1/20/2017 1/23/2017 MHI Four Seasons Resort
Palm Beach, FL
ProMat 2017 4/3/2017 4/6/2017 MHI McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
2017 Spring Meeting 5/22/2017 5/24/2017 MHI Marriott Center City
Charlotte, NC
2017 Strategic Planning Meeting 7/19/2017 7/22/2017 MHI Ritz Carlton
Half Moon Bay, CA
2017 Annual Conference 10/1/2017 10/4/2017 MHI Boca Raton Resort
Boca Raton, FL

ProGMA Managing Executive


Andy Drozinski

704-676-1190

Leadership


Chairman
David Brentz
Industrial Netting

Vice Chairman
Ray Niemeyer
SpaceGuard Products, Inc.