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

Latest ProGMA Video Highlights Loading Dock Hazards
The latest video titled, 'Prevent Accidents and Injuries Near Loading Docks / Doors', focuses on the busiest and most dangerous area of a facility.

ProGMA Releases New Videos on Protective Guarding
The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within trade association MHI, has added new videos to it’s series of educational videos about the importance of protective guarding products in the material handling industry.

ProGMA Launches Educational Video Series About Protective Guarding

 

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

Ryan Quinnett, Iowa State University
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. has awarded the $1,500 Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship to Ryan Quinnett at Iowa State University. Ryan is a rising senior majoring in Supply Chain Management with a concentration in International Business. He has interned at TMC Transportation where he learned about the logistics/trucking industry, and he learned the important skill of negotiation when dealing with the various trucking companies. This summer, Ryan will intern at Greenlee Textron as a supply chain intern working on process optimization. After graduation, he plans to enter the workforce.

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.
Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
2018 Annual Conference 10/15/2018 10/17/2018 MHI JW Marriott Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL
ProMat 2019 4/8/2019 4/11/2019 MHI McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

ProGMA Managing Executive


Ashley Skidmore

704-676-1190

Leadership


Chairman
Ray Niemeyer
SpaceGuard Products, Inc.

Vice Chairman
Aaron Conway
Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc.

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