2017 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

~ Fit for Work ~

The NMSA 2017 Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC was a tremendous success, thanks to Program Chair Bill Bean (Executive Director, South Carolina Stevedores Association), who created an extraordinarily interesting and productive Annual Meeting with record-setting attendance.

We wish to congratulate the 2017 “Person of the Year” recipient - Jerry Swanson (Coast Director, Accident Prevention and Security, Pacific Maritime Association). 

PICTURES - Many thanks to our "in-house" photographer, Henry Zea (Assistant Terminal Manager, Fibreco, Vancouver, BC)!

PRESENTATIONS - Please note: several presentations are represented by follow-up PDFs rather than the actual presentation made at the Annual Meeting

Session 1: Welcome to Charleston

Jim Newsome - President & CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority

Session 2: Hurricane Preparedness

LCDR John Downing - Chief, Waterways Management, Coast Guard Sector Charleston

Session 3: Exhibitor Presentations

DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Fortress Mobile

HexArmor (see Session 10)

Red Wing Shoe Company

Taylor Machine Works

TICO (Terminal Investment Corporation)

Session 4: Anatomical Based Overview of Injury Mechanism and Prevention

Dr. Robert Cannon - Ergonomic Specialist, Robert Cannon Consulting

Lunch Presentation: ICHCA Update - The Cargo Handling NGO in Action

CAPT Richard Brough, OBE - Technical Adviser to ICHCA and Director, Brough Marine

Session 5: Reasonable Suspicion Assessment:  Addressing Substance Abuse on the Waterfront  and Workplace Violence:  Better to Prevent than Come in After!

Patrick Prince - Corporate Training and Management Consultant, Patrick Prince Consultants

Session 6: The Latest in Leaning Science:  It's All About the Heart

Craig Sexton - Creative Director, DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Session 8: Dead Tired:  What You Need to Know to Manage Fatigue

Mike Harnett - Vice President of Human Factors, SIX Safety Systems

Session 9:  The True Definition of Fit for Work/Well at Work

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell - President, Unify Health Services

Session 10: PPE Compliance and "Wear-Ability" - The Reasons You Don't Take it Off

Dave Gelpke - Vice President of Global Accounts, HexArmor

Jeremiah Mostrom - Pacific Northwest Territory Manager, HexArmor


Thank you again to our exhibitors for their continued support.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Fortress Mobile


Red Wing Shoe Company

Taylor Machine Works

TICO (Terminal Investment Corporation)


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