Additive Manufacturing: Emerging Safety Opportunities [3324]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A220

   Gary Roth, Health Scientist, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH

Track: Manufacturing
Secondary Track: Industrial Hygiene
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: All Levels

Employers are rapidly adopting additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing because it shortens the time it takes to move from prototyping into full production. AM technologies vary widely and each has a unique set of hazards; e.g. metal powders, lasers and particulate emissions. A robust safety culture is critical in understanding and managing potential hazards. This session describes several AM methods and associated hazards and practices to expedite hazard identification in these fast-changing workplaces.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic concept of AM and its rapid adoption
Recognize several distinct types of AM
Identify hazards associated with AM

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
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