September 11-13, 2017
The Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, GA USA

Facility Tour Hosts

Our first tour has been booked, please check back often as we will be adding more in the coming days.

NOTE: Should a new tour be announced after you have registered, you will have the ability to change your selection. Transportation to and from the Marriott City Center Downtown Pittsburgh and the plant will be provided. All attendees must utilize this transportation.

PRECLUSION STATEMENT: EHS Today may be required to preclude attendees from attending a tour. This step will be taken solely by EHS Today at the request of our host facility based upon the proprietary nature of information that is to be presented. The host facility's decisions are final and will be communicated to attendees in advance. Some participants on the tour may be asked to complete a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Caterpillar & Co.

Caterpillar

For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Monday, September 11
9:00 AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
2:00 PM: estimated return time
1 hour 15 minute bus ride

More details to come!

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Upon its completion in August 2017, Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be a world-class sports and entertainment facility and home to the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United. The multi-purpose stadium will host major sports and entertainment events, including the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship, the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the SEC Championship, the NFL Super Bowl in 2019, and the NCAA Men's Final Four in 2020. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is "raising the bar" in design and fan experience, becoming the first professional sports stadium in the world to be LEED-Platinum certified, housing a "halo" video board three times bigger than any other video board in the NFL, and having a first-of-its-kind retractable roof system inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.

Tours will be lead by Brian Wright, CMMS & Safety Compliance Coordinator and Michael Finley, Roof & Controls Technician for Mercedes-Benz Stadium

What you will see and learn:

The tour will highlight the safety considerations and challenges involved in the complex construction of the stadium, which includes 27,000 tons of steel that makes up the roof, and had as many as 2,000 workers on site daily. In addition, attendees will be guided through the process taken to identify both potential workplace and fan safety issues and programs developed to prepare for opening and operating the building. Lastly, the tour will give you a taste of the many amenities that Mercedes-Benz Stadium has to offer!

Dress Code/Safety Requirements:

  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Casual to Business Casual

Monday, September 11

First Tour:
9:45 AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
12:15 PM: estimated return time
15 minute bus ride

Second Tour:
12:45 PM: depart Hilton Atlanta
3:15 PM: estimated return time
15 minute bus ride

Milliken & Co.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Milliken & Co. is a two-time winner of EHS Today's America's Safest Companies award and most of its sites are rated as Star sites in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program. Safety is the company's No. 1 value.

Milliken, which is involved with textile and chemical manufacturing, was founded in 1865 and has over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.

At Milliken, all meetings begin with a safety message. Associates are empowered to stop production if they witness an unsafe act or behavior. The company is proud of the 100 percent involvement of its associates in the safety process, and of its partnership with OSHA through the VPP process.

At Milliken, safety is a daily-managed process with statistically significant improvement. Safety and health education is continuous with attention paid to every detail and associate participation in safety courses is tracked. See Milliken's dedication to safety first-hand in this special tour of the company's Gainesville, GA, facility.

Dress Code/Safety Requirements:

Dress is business casual. No high heels. No open-toed shoes. No sandals.

  • All visitors to the manufacturing facility will log in and out at point of entry ar departure. groups may be accounted for by group name and number of visitors.
  • Eye protection must be worn in all areas except offices, canteens, conference room, stairways and restrooms.
  • Hearing protection must be worn at all times in areas requiring hearing protection.
  • All jewelry and watches must be removed before entering the plant.
  • Visitors who are not milliken associates will be escorted at all times.
  • Visitors badge will be visible at all times in plant and will be returned upon departure.
  • Visitors will walk on a special safety walkway unless guided off it by a milliken associate.
  • Handrail should be held when climbing or descending stairs.
  • When entering a room, visitors should familiarize self with location of exits.
  • Visitors must keep hands clear of all machinery.
  • If lights go out, stand still until you can see your way to exit.
  • Visitors are expected to abide by all other safety instructions which are posted in conspicuous places in the plant.
  • Smoking is allowed only outside, at designated smoking areas.

Monday, September 11

12:15 PM AM: depart Hilton Atlanta
4:15 PM: estimated return time
1 hour and 15 minute bus ride