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Workplace Safety Administrator to Address US Poultry Conference

01 July 2015

US - The 2015 US National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will include talks from an occupational health and safety official, helping to improve conditions in poultry workplaces.

The conference will feature an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Update by the South Carolina OSHA Administrator, various presentations on timely topics and breakout sessions tailored specifically for safety and health professionals.

The Conference will also provide an opportunity to network, while staying abreast of the latest emerging challenges in workplace safety.

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), this year’s conference will be held on 24-26 August in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

“Instilling a culture of safety and compliance in the workplace is ongoing. The program, complete with interactive discussions and industry best practices, will be an essential tool for all safety professionals,” said programme committee chairman, Mike Nations.

Program topics include:

  • Safety as a Value 24/7;
  • OSHA Update;
  • Early Intervention of Workplace Conflicts;
  • Ergonomics in Deboning…A Case Study;
  • New Digital Technologies in Communication;
  • The David Wylie Insight Lecture Series;
  • Drugs in the Workplace;
  • Process Design;
  • Avian Influenza Worker Safety: Command and Control.

A series of related roundtable discussions will address the following topics:

  • PSM / Hazmat / Hazcom;
  • Crisis Management;
  • Antimicrobial Interventions: Safety Considerations;
  • Slip / Fall Prevention;
  • Training Methods;
  • OSHA Access to Medical Records;
  • PPE Risk Assessments;
  • Live Operations / Fleet Safety;
  • Wellness Programs;
  • Communication Technologies.

These topics are especially timely given the recent fines given to US poultry processor Allen Harim Foods over unsafe working conditions in their Delaware processing plant - read more here.

To register online for the 2015 US National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, click here.

ThePoultrySite News Desk



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