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Kansas City Manufacturing Network June Meeting

While regulation is not everyone’s favorite subject, what you don’t know CAN hurt you. Join us in June for 2 speakers who are experienced, knowledgeable and will keep you engaged in a topic you never knew could be so interesting!

Environmental Compliance and Manufacturing: Traps for the Unwary – Mike Comodeca, Partner, Environmental Law practice group, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Mike will cover recent developments in environmental enforcement and new rules that affect the manufacturing sector and provide examples of how to avoid significant penalties as a result of enforcement actions.

  • The new rule recently issued by EPA on the definition of solid waste. That rule will have significant impacts on recycling efforts at manufacturing plants.
  • How and why to conduct an environmental audit, and when it might be worth the extra effort to protect that audit under the attorney-client privilege.
  • What to do when the inspector comes calling.

Keeping Employees Safe, Increasing Your Bottom Line & Doing The Right Thing – Rick Wilson, Project Manager, Missouri Enterprise

Rick finds that some don’t understand safety or how to effectively reduce incidents or compliance issues, and he’s here to help. He will cover:

  • OSHA Inspection Priority & what an inspection consists of
  • Citations / Penalties
  • New Reporting Requirements Jan 1, 2015
  • OSHA requirements that apply to most General Industry (GI) employers.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
7:30-9:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas

Cost is $15 for members and $25 for guest manufacturers, $50 for guest non-manufacturers. Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member. Sign up by June 5 by CLICKING HERE, or contact Donna Gordon at 816-304-7958, or donna@kcmn.org.


Mike Comodeca is a partner with Spencer Fane where he is a member of its Environmental Law practice group. As the national environmental counsel for a global manufacturer and distributor of household, health and personal care products, Mike advises the company on all aspects of environmental law for its 10 North American facilities, including compliance, permitting and enforcement proceedings. Mike graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1979 and the University of Colorado School of Law in 1986. He was selected by the Army to pursue his Masters in Environmental Law at George Washington University, and graduated with highest honors in 1996.

Rick Wilson is a project manager with Missouri Enterprise with over 20 years of experience in Safety, Continuous Improvement/Lean and Supply Chain. Rick focuses on safety, quality, delivery and cost when working with manufacturing companies. He is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) and an OSHA Authorized Trainer.

Due to the need to cover the event costs, no shows will be billed. Cancellations will be accepted no later than 3 business days prior to an event. Cancellations of reservations paid by credit card will be assessed a $10 processing fee by the registration service, or contact donna@kcmn.org for event credit for a future event.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center and Missouri Enterprise are NIST MEP Network-affiliate sponsors. Participation in KCMN activities may result in your being contacted to respond to a survey that helps to document impact of the programming on your business.