Event Description

SEE Certification Hours: 12 

Get ready for our own special brand of enlightenment all while staying true to the values and mission of 3E.

In addition to classroom time, Tenacious-U™ students will gear up to experience a truly hands-on application of our products. They will lift things, burn things, drop things, grind things, and build things. Our senior product management team will conduct a complete review of our product portfolio, associated sales, applications, product collections, and workzone applications. The sales team will show SMG-ers how to beat the nationals locally, provide how-to kit samples; and demonstrate how to fit Ergodyne solutions into SMG’s unique sales and marketing value proposition. Our marketing team will cover the various sales and marketing support tools at an SMG member’s disposal. Finally, we will do a deep dive into the following three key safety issues:

a) Objects at Heights (Dropped Objects) – The BLS reports that in 2016, there were 553 workplace fatalities in the United States from being struck by an object or equipment. Of these deaths, 255 were a result of falling objects; that’s 5% of all workplace deaths. A real problem.
– Reviewing ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 standard for Dropped Object Prevention Solutions and other regulations and standards for Objects at Heights
– Reviewing the need and innovation of retrofit tool attachments, shock absorbing tool lanyards and topped equipment containers

b) Vehicles and Hi-Vis Apparel – In more and more places, the wearing of NEW ANSI 107- 2015 compliant Standard hi-vis is required:
 o Voluntarily adopted by the majority of State DOTs (1999 and ongoing)
 o NIOSH recommends 107 compliance on all highway construction projects (2001)
 o FHWA issues Rule 23CFR Part 634, requiring compliance on federal highways (2008)
 o NFPA requires one ANSI 207-compliant vest for each seat in a new fire truck to comply with NFPA 1901 (2009)
 o OSHA issued a “letter of interpretation” stating that employers can now be cited under the General Duty Clause for failing to outfit workers with hi-vis apparel in road construction applications (2009)
 o FHWA publishes the 2009 MUTCD, which mandates 107 Class 2 or Class 3 apparel for ALL workers in the right-of-way of ALL roadways. ANSI 207 is approved for emergency responders (2009)
 o The latest revision of the hi-vis standard (ANSI 107-2015) is published; contains garment design requirement changes and requirements for labeling.

a) Heat stress can, and does, result in death. In 2016 there were over 4,000 recordable occupational heat illness incidents and 39 workplace fatalities due to exposure to environment heat.
b) Addressing compliance and best practice guidelines for prevention
 o OSHA law (General Duty Clause), employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards, including heat hazards.
 o California requires compliance to CalOSHA Heat Stress Standard: Title 8, Section 3395 and Washington to WAC-296-62-095.
c) Cold stress is an occupational issue far too often overlooked in comparison to heat stress. In 2016 there were 130 recorded occupational injuries due to exposure to cold temperatures and 5 deaths. Cold stress and hypothermia are recognized as occupational hazards by major health and safety organizations, including:

1. Objects at Heights – Workshop time will give students an opportunity to perform comparison drop force demonstrations, apply retrofit attachment points on tools, and perform working at heights problem solving including proper hoisting techniques, how to organize a worksite for safety, and how to tether, top, and tag. Installation and inspection.
2. Ergonomics – Learn to don and doff equipment while using proper lifting techniques.
3. Hand Protection – Hands on product comparisons of Cut Gloves, Trades Gloves, DIR Gloves and Anti-Vibe gloves.
4. Heat and Cold Stress – SHAX® shelter and umbrella assembly, Chill-Its® cooling activation and use, including phase change vest, and specific product application. Proper layering and use of N-Ferno® winter gear, and FR winter liner burning. Trex™ ice traction for prevention of slips and fall in the workplace.
5. Eye Protection – Industry statistics, optics, compliance, testing and defying the race to zero

Students will leave Tenacious-U™ with a solid understanding of how they can: challenge and beat national competitors, exploit key market verticals that are producing wealth, and contribute to their own company’s wellbeing. With this new prowess, students will become THE safety specialist in their territory – specifically in the areas of Temperature Stress, Objects at Heights, Struck By, Specialty Hand Protection, and Ergonomics. In these areas, they will be able to not only hold their own in the company of Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialists – they will go several steps further and deliver real solution-based value resulting in real sales.

**Arrive in St. Paul, MN by 11 am CST on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Depart anytime after 4 pm on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019.


Nate Bohmbach: Product Director, Prevention
Alsie Nelson: Senior Product Manager, Elements
Chris Cota: Senior Product Manager, Protection

Event Location

1021 Bandana Boulevard East
Suite 220
St. Paul MN 55108

For questions regarding this event please contact:

Terri Kerg
email: [email protected]