ISRI2023 is bringing together some of the top safety experts across the industry. From digital security, transportation regulations, to electric vehicles and lithium-ion batteries, the safety sessions offer something for everyone. When you’re in Nashville, be sure to check these out and stay up to date on best practices:

The Growing Data Security and Destruction Movement
Digital devices from 5G smartphones to tablets and other consumer electronics are collecting and storing ever increasing amounts of personal data and other information. Consumers and businesses are increasingly becoming more aware of the risks associated with the proper handling of this equipment to protect valuable and sensitive data. Learn the vulnerabilities of consumer electronics and how you can protect your operation from accidental and preventable data releases.

Kevin Lamar
CFO Dynamic Metal Services

Brad Schmidt
QEHS Manager, ARCOA Group

Charles Hildebrand
Sales Manager, UNTHA shredding technology America

Mike Easterbrook
R2 Director, SERI

Reduce Fire Damage and Losses in the Recycled Materials Industry
Fire detection and a SAFE response are just as important as prevention and mitigation. Doing the proper planning and having the best tools on-hand are keys to success in case of a thermal event at your business. Learn about ways to safely respond and control fires. And be prepared to extinguish and prevent all classes of fire with NFPA 18A, the standard for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation. This session will include a focus on li-ion batteries and other fuel and ignition sources commonly found in recycling operations.

Dave Bestwick
Director of Sales and Procurement, Dominion Nickel Alloys

Jeffrey Bonkoski
North America Western Area Manager, Hazard Control Technologies

Ronald Lowrey
Area Manager Eastern North America, Hazard Control Technologies

Kenneth A. Kunze
Fire Prevention Specialist, IC Fire Prevention

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Workplace and Beyond
Mental health can be treated; suicide can be prevented. Hear from professionals in both areas about the effects each can have on your workplace and what you can do to address the needs of your workforce.

Lynne Rifkin Shine
LMHC CRC NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Alisa LaPolt
Mental Health Policy and Advocacy Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tennessee

Maggie Mortali
Vice President, Programs and Workplace Initiatives, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Crime Prevention By Design
Preventing crime through the design of your facility could be a game changer for your operation. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, shows how your facilities can be designed to prevent thieves from stealing and possibly stop them from attempting to sell you stolen property.

Todd Foreman
Director of Law Enforcement Outreach, ISRI

Rick Arrington
Crime Prevention Consultant and Trainer, Crime Prevention Center for Training and Services, LLC

Trucking/ Transportation Regulations and Responsibility – “What you need to know”
Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulations can be complicated and confusing. Learn from a panel of experts as they share information and answer your questions on hiring drivers, maintaining driver files, and more.

Melissa Frangiosa
Fleet Safety Director, Schnitzer Steel Industries

Steven C. Sosensky
Attorney at Law, The Sosensky Law Firm, LLC

J David Naughton
CIC, CES, Commercial Risk Management, Acentria

Michael C. Kennedy
Chief Operating Officer, Empire Consulting, LLC

Acceptable Risk? Challenging Your Approach to Health and Safety In Your Facility
In this session, learn how to take a proactive, risk-first approach to your facility’s health and safety program. Panelists will discuss their companies’ safety programs and why they are focused on leading indicators and comprehensive risk mitigation strategies. They will share how they limit safety incidents, retain staff, and lower insurance premiums. Come away with tools to help you turn a cost into an investment and ways to lower your bottom line.

Darrell Kendall
Executive Director of RIOS™ Program, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Dr. Ryan Nolte
Director of Safety Outreach, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

George Hinkle
Managing Partner, ARCOA Group

Electric Vehicles: Are You and Your Facilities Ready?
Safety and training are critical as electric vehicles and materials begin to enter the recycling stream. Take back the tools to prepare your workforce to handle these vehicles safely.

Lindsay Maine
Environmental Director, SA Recycling

Dalan Zartman
Chief Operations Officer, Energy Security Agency

Kenneth A. Kunze
Fire Prevention Specialist, IC Fire Prevention

Dirk Fuchs
Director Program & Services, I-CAR

Jeff Haltrecht
Executive, Call2Recycle

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Safe Handling, Storage, Recycling, and Transporting
In this session, experts from Call2Recycle and Li-Cycle will discuss proper ways to handle, store, ship, and recycle lithium-ion batteries for optimum safety and risk mitigation. Learn about methods to control risks of batteries, procedures to handle both in-tact and damaged batteries, and proper response to an incident.

Dr. Ryan Nolte
Director of Safety Outreach, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Richard “Bo” Bodo
Director, Learning & Development, Li-Cycle

Eric Frederickson
Managing Director, Operations, Call2Recycle

Register here for ISRI2023 and be part of all the action in Nashville.

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ISRI. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.