March 8, 2021

This Week: Understanding OHSA’s National Emphasis Program

While the coronavirus pandemic has kept industrial metals industry colleagues from meeting in person, the Metals Service Center Institute is working to develop engaging, virtual content for its members. These events are all online and can be accessed by members no matter where they are in the world.

Upcoming events include:

  • March 10, 2021, 2 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a free webinar with Steve Yates of Optimum Safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its National Emphasis Program to identify and reduce or eliminate amputation hazards in manufacturing sectors, and to increase inspections for those companies, including any establishment with metal fabrication and forging activities. Metal service centers with value-added services are also included in this program and should be prepared for additional target inspections. This webinar will discuss OSHA’s focus areas and how companies can be prepared for an unplanned inspection. Click here to learn more and to register.
  • March 18, 2021, 10 a.m. CT: MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner will host a “CEO Huddle: In the Moment” discussion with Ryerson President and CEO Eddie Lehner and Steel Dynamics President and CEO Mark Millett. These two leaders will share their reflections on the outlook for the steel industry and industrial metals distribution, end-use market demand, and the potential implications of fiscal policy and infrastructure spending. Click here for more information and to register.
  • March 23, 2021, 3 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a Regional Forum webinar with Ryerson Midwest Region President Michael Burbach, Norfolk Iron and Metal Company President and COO Arnold Robinson, and Michael Taylor of Friedman Industries. The discussion, moderated by MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner, will provide a unique local perspective on topics that directly affect our members’ businesses. This free forum will be held in conjunction with MSCI’s Northwest, Mid-America, and Texas Chapters, and is open to all MSCI members who are interested in what is happening in the Midwest and Texas regions of the country. Click here for more information and to register.
  • March 31, 12 p.m. CT: MSCI will host a free one-hour webinar featuring Professor Todd Milbourn, Vice Dean of Faculty and Research and Hubert C. and Dorothy R. Moog Profession of Finance at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, to discuss the recent Robinhood/Reddit/GameStop activity that has roiled the markets, regulators, and Congress. Click here to learn more and register.
  • April 8, 2021, 11 a.m. CT: MSCI will host a free, one-hour webinar for members to discuss the housing sector’s impact on metals services centers. Elizabeth Rust, senior economist at Keybridge Research, will discuss whether – and how much – residential construction drives more service center shipments. Click here to learn more and register.