Global provider of mining conveyor solutions, Martin Engineering, has completed a Conveyor Safety and Productivity Symposium in Antalya, Turkey, introducing strategies and innovations for improving safety practices while enhancing profitability. More than 40 management and supervisory personnel attended the event, representing a wide range of industries, including aggregates/cement, mining, coal/power, steel production and dry bulk handling.Hosted by Martin Engineering Turkey, the symposium featured content selected specifically to address current issues facing local industries. Speakers included former CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) President and recently retired Martin Engineering Chief Technical Director, Todd Swinderman, who spoke on “Safety by Design,” emphasising that design is the single most effective method of safety improvement, outperforming even guards and controls. He described the company’s EVO Modern Conveyor Architecture, a new approach that encourages engineers to question the design of every component in a conveyor system, looking for ways to redesign for safer operation, better fugitive material control and serviceability. “It’s an incremental approach that applies from head to tail on a conveyor. It’s a quest for safe, clean, profitable systems, examining every aspect of design and looking for ways to upgrade without significantly driving up cost.” Also speaking was trainer and field expert Michael Tenzer of Martin Engineering, who drew on 23 years of experience to create his presentation, “Innovations,” which highlighted recent technical developments that have led to proven solutions for common industry problems.