PIA Sponsors Day of Workshops: ‘Sustainability: What it Really Means to be Green’ and ‘Environmental/OSHA Compliance’
CRANFORD, NJ—FEB. 1, 2008—Printing Industries Alliance (PIA), a regional affiliate of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, will sponsor a day of workshops on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel, 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, NJ.
“Sustainability: What Being GREEN Really Means”” (8:30-12:30) features Gary Jones, internationally known Director of EHS at PIA/GATF, and other prominent speakers who will discuss one of the most pressing issues faced by printers today. Firms of all sizes are under pressure from their clients to not only demonstrate that they are producing “green” products, but show that they are environmentally and socially responsible in every way.
Keynote speaker Jones will explore the motivating factors, benefits and ways to respond to these customer demands. Participants will also get a first-hand advance look into PIA/GATF’s new Sustainable Green Printing Partnership that will be formally announced in March.
Learn from Mark Evers (SGS) about FSC Certification: what it is, why it is important, and how you can get it. Richard Schielke (Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.) will discuss Sustainability from a Paper, Printing and Design Perspective. A panel of graphic communications experts will educate participants on How to Market Yourself Green, While Reducing Your Overhead Costs at Same Time. Featured will be: Stefanie Feldman (Industrial Technical Assistance Corporation) on green buildings, waste assessments and the Green Manufacturing Study, Michael Brice (National Energy Services Company, Inc.) on how to save on your energy expenses, and Lou Troiano (Reliable Woods Products/Reliable Paper Recycling, Inc.) on recycling materials/pallets and how to turn your trash into cash.
A buffet lunch, co-sponsored by National Energy Services Co., Inc and Reliable Wood Products/Reliable Paper Recycling, Inc., will be served from 12:30-1:00 pm.
A second workshop, on “Environmental/OSHA Compliance”, (1:00 to 3:00) presented by Gary Jones, will provide participants with the latest regulatory information on topics such as air pollution control permits, hazardous identification and handling, the top