All technical tours are between $45-$60 and require advance payment. Register early as tours have limited capacity. Use the codes that begin with TT to register for technical tours. Technical tours are for registered attendees of ASSE's Safety 2017 only.
NATIONAL WIND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (NWTC)
National Renewable Laboratory (NREL)'s National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) is the nation's premier wind energy technology research facility and provides technical support critical to the development of advanced wind and water energy systems.
This tour will include safety aspects of the operations conducted at the NWTC including working at height, on and around heavy equipment fire protection on and around towers and turbines, blade testing and weather and environmental related issues.
Requirements: Participants must be a US Citizen, present a government issued photo identification upon arrival at the facility. Shoes must be closed toed and heel. No shorts permitted. Cameras and video recording devices are not permitted. Safety glasses and hard hats will be provided by facility.
Price: $45 | Capacity: 20
GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
The Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center construction site tour will allow participants to observe the health and safety procedures utilized on a large facility construction site that includes the use of tower cranes, mobile cranes and representatives of all crafts typically involved in a large construction site. The project includes a 1500 room, multi-story hotel building, a large convention center facility, a single-story pool building and 85 acres of site development that will bring businesses and guests from across the country to this state-of-the-art, single-site hotel/convention center facility.
Requirements: Participants must wear sturdy, substantial soled shoes (work boots/hiking boots) with closed toed, steel-toed are not required. The remainder of the PPE will be provided at the site to include hard hats, reflective safety vest, gloves and safety glasses. Participants must be able to walk for more than 1 mile. Cameras and video recording devices will NOT be permitted.
Price: $45 | Capacity: 25
ESP TECHNICAL TRAINING AND SERVICE FACILITY TOUR
Participants will be able to view the outdoor technical training facility and equipment specifically, regarding fall protection, gas detection, confined space entry, industrial rescue and fixed anchor testing verification program. Participants will hear and learn about how the ESS training staff incorporates performance based learning in all of its classes.
Requirements: Cameras and video recording devices are permitted.
Price: $45 | Capacity: 40
DENVER ZOO SAFETY TOUR
Participants will view a presentation in regards to safety procedures at the Denver Zoo followed by a walking tour of the zoo including a behind the scenes view of their safety protocols.
Requirements: Participants must wear closed toed shoes. Cameras and video recording devices are permitted.
Price: $60 | Capacity: 40
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (NREL) SOUTH TABLE MOUNTAIN (STM)
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is one of the leading research laboratories operated by the US Department of Energy. NREL develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address America's energy and environmental goals.
Attendees will see the Process Development Integration (PDIL) in the Science and Technology Facility, a world-class lab where industry and universities collaborate on advanced solar cell technologies and manufacturing methods. The next stop is the Integrated Biorefinery Research Facility (IBRF), which showcases NREL's commitment to collaboration and meeting the nation's biofuels development and deployment goals. Finally, attendees will view the Research Support Facility (RSF) the laboratory's newest sustainable green building. This LEED platinum office building is a showcase for energy and renewable energy technologies.
Requirements: Participants must be a US Citizen and present a government issued photo identification upon arrival at the facility. Shoes must be closed toed and heel. No shorts permitted. Cameras and video recording devices are not permitted. Safety glasses will be provided by facility.
Price: $45 | Capacity: 20
ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION FACILITY
Participants will have an understanding of general acoustics, and an overview of various regulatory requirements and approaches to identify, evaIuate and mitigate "noise" issues in the workplace. The tour will address worker exposure and operational impacts on others using safe and effective sound control systems, both temporary and permanent.
Requirements: No direct competitors permitted on the tour. Shoes should be closed toed and closed heel. No cameras or video recording devices are permitted.
Price: $45 l Capacity: 30