A number of technical tours that take place during the American Association of Safety EngineersSafety 2015 will give participants the opportunity to get a close-up look of real workplaces, and the equipment and procedures that help keep them safe.

A major culture change

Those who go on the Dal-Tile Clay Road Facility tour will see a start to finish process including mixing and grinding clays, forming, drying, glazing and firing the tile and packaging it for distribution. The tour will include safety success stories in the journey of major culture change in an incipient stage.

A tour of the DFW International Airport - Department of Public Safety - Fire Burn will provide a different perspective. Since 1995, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Fire Training Research Center (FTRC) has provided groundbreaking Aircraft Rescue Firefighting and structural training services in an innovative learning environment. Tour participants will experience both the classroom environment as well as a close up look at the specialized equipment used in aircraft emergency response and training. A live burn demonstration is planned. www.dfwairport.com/firetraining/

Texas Instruments - RFAB Facility will give visitors a look at its 300 mm analog semiconductor manufacturing facility, including a window tour of the fabrication facility and a walking tour of the LEED Gold certified Admin Building, support floor, and chemical/gas delivery rooms, with a focus on LEED-certified construction and safety features of the facility.

The inner workings

At the Raytheon Precision Manufacturing facility, participants will view the inner workings of this ultra-precision machine shop, with full turnkey operations in manufacturing. Raytheon Precision Manufacturing provides a complete range of metal fabrication services from manufacturing, fabrication and process engineering through machining, finishing, vacuum brazing and mechanical assembly. With a renowned technical staff that has an average on-time score of 99.7% for customer delivery, the shop excels in precision finishing and assemblies for Mechanical, Coordinate Measuring - Metal, Metal Fab- Chemical Finishing, Metal Fab- Painting, Metal Fab- Turning, Metal Fab- Welding, Metal Fab-Machining, and SteroLithography. This facility is an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Site.

Two decades as a VPP Star Worksite

At Mary Kay Inc., visitors will get to see what helped make the cosmetics manufacturing and research and development facility an OSHA VPP Star Worksite for the past 20 years. The facility runs 24 hours a day, 6 days a week with over 600 employees and achieved a one year recordable incident free in 2014 with employees who believe Safety Starts with Me!

The DFW Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program tour will explore DFW Airport, which is in the middle of a major Terminal Renewal and Improvement program (TRIP) to be completed in 2020. Efforts focus on replacing infrastructure and making more efficient parking, check-in and locating luggage. Attendees will view Terminal A which is under construction while the rest of Terminal remains open to the public. The tour will showcase construction, the finished product and additional products to include the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Train Station and Terminal A parking garage.