Conveyor Safety Webinar:
Are You Doing Enough To Reduce Injury From Belt Conveyors?

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November 20, 2018

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST



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Each attendee will receive a link for a free download of Martin Engineering’s most recent publication on belt conveyor safety, FOUNDATONS™ For Conveyor Safety- The Global Best Practices Resource for Safer Bulk Material Handling. 

What You Will Gain

Conveyors are one of the best productivity-enhancing tools available, but conveyor injuries cost employers millions of dollars annually. Recently, severe injuries from conveyors have increased. The main hazards related to belt conveyors are mechanical, including moving components that can cause damage by entrapment in nip points, abrasion and burns, as well as pinching zones that can cause damage by shearing and crushing

All of these hazards are preventable with the right training, preparation and safety precautions. Because of the size of their material cargos, the speed of their operation, and the amount of energy they consume and contain, conveyors have shown to be a leading cause of industrial accidents, including serious injuries and fatalities.

This presentation will discuss 5 strategies that can keep workers safe around belt conveyors.  It will discuss the likelihood of an accident and the cost of that accident as well as specific actions a company can take to reduce that likelihood.  We will share case studies and real life examples of conveyor injuries and discuss how they could have been avoided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to properly block out a belt against unexpected motion, even when it is locked out.
  • Discuss conveyor guarding (MSHA regulations and best practices shared from other countries).
  • Learn how to effectively train employees to work safely around conveyors.
  • Identify and mitigate the biggest culprit in conveyor accidents.


Jerad Heitzler
Martin Engineering

Professional Member, National Speakers Association


As program manager and lead instructor for Martin Engineering’s FOUNDATIONS™ Training Workshops, Jerad Heitzler is a leader in helping the industry learn how to make the handling of bulk materials cleaner, safer, and more productive.

Jerad started with Martin Engineering as a Customer Development Representative in 2006. He soon realized his love for presentations and for teaching about conveyor systems, and so in 2010 took over management and development of the company’s FOUNDATIONS™ Workshop program. Under his leadership, the program has expanded to offer several levels of conveyor improvement workshops around the world.
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