PBE Reference & Buyers Guide

2014-2015

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35 PBE August 2014 PACKAGING Basic Mechanical Components. Offered by the Packaging Machinery Manufactur- ers Institute University (PMMI U). Course consists of 12 lessons for operators, mechanics, and technicians about the basic mechanical components found on packaging lines. Each lesson concentrates on the functionality and purpose of an essential component, including bearings, belt drives, gears, shafts, springs, and timing screws. Contact Maria Ferrante, 7 0 3 - 2 4 3 - 8 5 5 5 ( m a r i a @ p m m i . o r g , www.pmmiu.org). Introduction to Packaging Machinery. Offered by the Packaging Machinery Man- ufacturers Institute University (PMMI U). Course consists of 14 modules and teaches packaging machinery functions and operations and the interaction of machines with product characteristics, package design, and packaging materials. Contact Maria Ferrante, 703-243-8555 (maria@pmmi.org, www.pmmiu.org). Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery. Available in English and Spanish. Offered by the Packaging Machinery Manufactur- ers Institute University (PMMI U). Course presents entry-level theory, process, and logic of troubleshooting packaging machin- ery. Course is designed to help technicians improve observation, thinking, and commu- nication skills. Contact Maria Ferrante, 7 0 3 - 2 4 3 - 8 5 5 5 ( m a r i a @ p m m i . o r g , www.pmmiu.org). PLASTICS Advanced Plastics Materials. Offered by the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Online course reviews the historical devel- opments of polymeric material systems as well as commodity, engineering, biode- g r a d e a b l e , a n d h i g h - p e r f o r m a n c e thermoplastics. Course topics include poly- mer synthesis, structure, properties, applications, and typical additives. General or organic chemistry knowledge is a recom- mended course prerequisite. Contact online course support, 800-480-3190 (con tinuing_education@uml.edu, http://contin uinged.uml.edu/). Mechanical Behaviors of Polymers. Offered by the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Online course covers linear vis- coelasticity, creep, stress relaxation, dynamic behavior, hysteresis, stress-strain response phenomena, principles of time- temperature superposition, rubber elasticity, failure and fracture mechanisms for polymers, and the effect of additives on mechanical behavior. Real-life design examples are used to demonstrate the topics and concepts. Contact online course support, 800-480-3190 (continuing_educa tion@uml.edu, http://continuinged.uml .edu/). Polymer Structure Properties and Appli- cations. Offered by the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Online course covers the relationships between polymer structure (chemical composition, molecular weight and flexibility, intermolecular order and bonding, and supermolecular struc- t u r e ) a n d p r a c t i c a l p r o p e r t i e s (processability, mechanical, acoustic, ther- mal, electrical, optical, and chemical) as well as applications. Contact online course support, 800-480-3190 (continuing_educa tion@uml.edu, http://continuinged .uml.edu/). SAFETY Combustible Dust. Offered by Chilworth Technology. Computer-based training course exposes the hazards associated with handling and processing combustible dust, including how to spot potential ignition sources during operation caused by electri- cal sparks, friction, and electrostatics. Contact Victoria Jones, 609-799-4449 (safety-usa@chilworthglobal.com, www.chilworth.com). Combustible Dust Incident Prevention. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Training video educates employees on being alert to hazards and covers good housekeeping procedures and safe work practices. Con- tact HSI, 800-447-3177 (customerservice @hsi.com, http://summit.hsi.com). Confined Space Entry: Permit Required. Available in English and Spanish. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Online lessons include scenarios from manufac- turing, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, and municipal environments and cover the hazards of working in a confined space and proper entry procedures. Con- tact HSI, 800-447-3177 (customerservice @hsi.com, http://summit.hsi.com). Confined Spaces. Offered by the New Standard Institute. CD-ROM-based train- ing course covers confined space entry in silos, ceilings, vaults, tanks, and other ves- sels and discusses how to recognize, mitigate, and eliminate hazards. Contact the New Standard Institute, 203-783-1582 ( n s i @ n e w s t a n d a r d i n s t i t u t e . c o m , www.newstandardinstitute.com). Fall Protection. Offered by Summit Train- ing Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Online course covers the correct selection, use, and care of fall pro- tection equipment; when fall-arrest equipment is necessary; and the recogni- tion and prevention of fall hazards. Contact HSI, 800-447-3177 (customerservice@hsi .com, http://summit.hsi.com). GHS. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Online course gives a concise overview of the Globally Harmonized System of Classi- fication and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for employees. Course teaches students to understand GHS requirements, including the labeling system and safety data sheets. Contact HSI, 800-447-3177 (customerser vice@hsi.com, http://summit.hsi.com). Hazardous Materials Transportation Series. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Online 7-part series covers bulk transport, general awareness, handling nonbulk packages, safe work practices, safety requirements for drivers, security awareness, and shipping requirements for hazardous materials transportation. Con- tact HSI, 800-447-3177 (customerservice @hsi.com, http://summit.hsi.com). Industrial Ergonomics. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Online course covers proper ergonomic safety practices for the prevention of musculoskelatal disor- ders (MSDs) and injuries. Topics include a definition of MSDs, factors that cause MSDs, preventive measures, proper job function and design, and ergonomic risk factors. Contact HSI, 800-447-3177 (cus tomerservice@hsi.com, http://summit .hsi.com). Lockout/Tagout — Affected Employees Training Program. Available in English and Spanish. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Program provides employees with an overview of lockout/tagout procedures. Contact HSI, 800-447-3177 (customerser vice@hsi.com, http://summit.hsi.com). Process Safety Management. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Video course covers 14 elements of process safety man- agement, including the use, storage, manufacture, and handling or onsite move- ment of highly hazardous chemicals. Topics include process safety information, process hazard analysis, managing change, operat- ing procedures, incident investigation, and more. Contact HSI, 800-447-3177 (cus tomerservice@hsi.com, http://summit.hsi .com). Valve Safety. Offered by Summit Training Source, part of the Health & Safety Institute (HSI). Online course focuses on recognizing different valve types, identifying common valve hazards, step-by-step valve risk assessment, ergonomic issues related to valve safety, and best safety practices for working with valves. Contact HSI, 800-447- 3 1 7 7 ( c u s t o m e r s e r v i c e @ h s i . c o m , http://summit.hsi.com).

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