CSIA and Grantek Discuss Improving Safety and Productivity Through a Connected Enterprise

May 25, 2018

Automation Conference

On May 23, 2018 Jeff Winter, Director of Grantek’s Safety Practice, delivered the keynote address with Jose Rivera, the CEO of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) at the Automation Conference & Expo 2018 in Chicago. Jeff and Jose shared their insights on improving safety and productivity through a connected enterprise.

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Using real world examples to illustrate their points, Jeff and Jose explained how the future of IIoT will not only help improve performance in production, but also improve safety and compliance while empowering safety professionals with a real-time understanding of worker behaviors, machinery compliance, causes of safety shutdowns or stoppages, and safety anomalies and trends.

Founded in 1994, the CSIA is a not-for-profit, global trade association that seeks to advance the industry of control system integration. Control system integrators use their engineering, technical and business skills to help manufacturers and others automate their industrial equipment and systems. CSIA has over 500 member companies in 40 countries.

The Automation Conference & Expo 2018 brought together industry leaders as the top peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the process industries, discrete manufacturing and packaging. There were also general sessions, in-depth Technology Workshops and tabletop exhibits, staffed by solutions experts.

About the Presenter: Jeff Winter is the director of Grantek Systems Integration’s Safety Practice, where he leads a team of engineers in developing and delivering machine safety services across North America. With over 10 years of experience working for several different safety product manufacturers, he has a unique experience in bridging OSHA regulatory compliance and safety standards interpretation with engineering requirements and corporate safety strategy. Throughout his career he has been a leader in educating the industry on the benefits of machine safety through hosting best practice industry events, participating in speaking engagements, developing white papers, and writing technical articles. Jeff is also a TÜV Functional Safety Engineer, Board Certified Safety Professional, voting member of the ANSI B11 Accredited Standards Committee, and President of American Society of Safety Engineers Three Rivers Chapter.

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