Skip to main content
HomeUpcoming Webinars

Click on the links to register

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited General Industry Standards by Federal OSHA and An Update on Walking Working Surfaces Standard

OSHA issues many citations for violations of several OSHA standards including the general industry standards.  This session will focus on the top 10 most frequently cited general industry standards by OSHA.  In addition, OSHA has revised general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, fixed ladders; rope descent systems; personal fall protection systems; and training on fall hazards and fall protection systems.  This seminar will also help you understand the requirements under the new walking working surfaces standard.

Sanji Kanth

Sanji Kanth is a senior occupational safety and health manager with the Office of General Industry and Agricultural Enforcement under the Directorate of Enforcement Programs at OSHA's National Office in Washington, D.C.  

Mr. Kanth’s responsibilities in this position are to provide technical advice on OSHA requirements to private sector employers, employees, and OSHA Regional and Area Offices. 

Before joining the National Office, during his career as a Compliance Officer at OSHA’s Area Offices, he inspected several general industry and construction facilities to verify OSHA compliance, and investigated several workplace incidents and explosions.  Additionally, while he worked at the U.S. Department of Energy for 12 years, Mr. Kanth was entirely responsible in developing and implementing DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program that mirrored OSHA’s VPP. 

Mr. Kanth has a total of 34 plus years of experience in the Federal Government, and has a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ohio State University.  Mr. Kanth is a Registered Professional Engineer.




Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Maintenance Leader

In any workplace, maintenance and upkeep throughout the site is crucial to keeping operations flowing successfully. How effective is your maintenance organization? Is it time to reboot your maintenance management skills? This presentation will list some good habits all maintenance leaders should demonstrate in Ricky’s unique style in a familiar format.

Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith is a well-known Maintenance and Reliability book author, Best Practices consultant, and educator. 
Ricky has over 30 years’ experience working as Maintenance and Reliability Professional for companies such as Exxon Company USA, Alumax Mt Holly, Kendall Company and the US Army. In addition, Ricky worked a Maintenance Consultant & Educator with hundreds of companies in over 60 countries world-wide.



Facility Management / Operations Analytics

Developing the Strategy for Change and Improvements

Every FM organization can improve in many ways. Facility Engineers want their operations to perform better: economically, sustainably, and to maximize benefit for their stakeholders.

Improvement opportunities are unlimited, but what to do now and next can be uncertain. That is, what initiatives should you take to benefit the business overall? To improve, a facility operations organization needs an actionable image of where it currently stands (the starting point) and where progress should lead. A large enterprise with strategic management processes and quality systems can discover and take actions to enable and guide improvements: to grow capabilities, gain in maturity, and measurably improve performance. 

Stephen Brown

After managing US-based facilities for almost ten years, Stephen Brown assumed a leadership position with a diverse international portfolio. Subsequently, he held senior operations posts in the Caribbean, UK/Europe, and the Middle East. After more than 25 years managing the built environment for both private and public sector organizations, Brown founded FM-adviso to provide specialist consulting on operational / staffing efficiencies, environmental matters, risk and business continuity management, outsourcing, and policies / procedures for facility management operations and to provide FM credentials and knowledge training. Facility condition and performance audits are a specialty.

Active in facilities and operations organizations and program development activities, he is the AFE Region 7 VP and serves on the IFMA Credentials Commission.

Brown earned an MBA after undergraduate work that combined studies in Architectural Technology and Business Management. He is in steady demand as a qualified facilitator for credentials training programs including AFE. ProFM, IFMA, and DRI, and as an instructor for other FM training programs. He has authored numerous articles, been published in several FM industry magazines and has made conference presentations.


* Brown holds AFE’s Certified Plant Engineer and Certified Professional Maintenance Manager, the ProFM certification, and has earned IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager, Facility Management Professional, and Sustainable Facilities Professional credentials. He also holds DRI’s Master Business Continuity Professional, and Certified Business Continuity Professional, and NREP’s Registered Environmental Manager, and Certified Environmental & Safety Compliance Officer credentials.