Welcome to Galveston!
Our 123rd Annual IOMSA Convention is set for June 25-27 at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX. The convention progam is focused on education, training, vendor appreciation, and networking.
There will be informative speakers educating on a variety of topics, including new and updated regulations on dust control, changes to OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces rule, NFPA 36, federal policy by NOPA, and very important information on how to get the most out of your engineering consultant.
This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Di Ann Sanchez, founder and president of DAS HR Consulting, LLC, will be presenting information on workforce management, encompassing several hours that provides continuing education on leading today’s multi-generational workforce.
Also, new this year, we are excited to offer our members continuing education units (CEUs) for attending the training. This will be very beneficial to all members, sponsors, and spouses.
We will have Glenn Abdelnoor, health consultant for the Occupational Safety and Health Consultation program (OSHCON), speaking about the importance of their free service to help comply with OSHA standards and identify problem areas in your facilities.
I personally can recommend their service after going through an OSHA inspection following a serious accident. We received no citations or fines due to OSHCON’s help in keeping PYCO Industries in compliance.
Also new this year is the redesigned Vendor Program. On Monday from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m., vendors will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with producers.
The IOMSA Booster Club is very important to our organization and deserves more of our time.
I ask that producers make themselves available to our vendors in the convention meeting area during this time.
Signup sheets for 15-minute intervals will be provided at the convention for each producer organization. Vendors can fill in which time slots they desire on a first-come, first-serve basis. Producers will be organized per company names and locations. Each producer will be provided a designated area for vendors to meet with them.
Socializing seems to be a bad word to some people, but I disagree! Networking between IOMSA members is very important. Developing business relationships and personal friendships is a great tool for us as our industry has become more consolidated.
I hope your families will attend the convention with you. Moody Gardens offers a great number of attractions at a special low rate only offered to our association.
There will be a bus tour of the historical sites of Galveston offered to the ladies on Monday afternoon, a golf tournament on Sunday morning, bowling, and a Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament on Tuesday afternoon. In addition, a kids’ program will be held on Tuesday night during the dinner and awards banquet.
I can’t wait to see all of you in Galveston!