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Poultry Conference to Review Challenges, Best Practices for Professionals

16 June 2017

US - – The 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled for 14-16 August at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida.

This annual event, sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the US Poultry & Egg Association, is designed specifically for poultry facility and corporate safety personnel to discuss industry challenges and best practices.

Programme topics include a Washington Update; Medical Management: Standard Operating Procedures and Nurse Protocols; a Legal Update; On Farm Safety…Back to Basics; Intelligence in Machine Guarding; Safety Leadership Transformation... A Case Study; and Walking / Working Surface and Fall Protection Standards.

A series of related roundtable discussions will allow attendees to share best practices on a variety of timely topics including Safety Related AI Response, Extreme Temperatures Exposures, and Risk Assessments and PPE Best Practices.

To register for the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, click here or visit

The agenda was developed by a programme committee of safety management professionals. 

[L-R]: Dr Doug Britton, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Chad Randolph, Pilgrim’s; Douglas Sikes, Crider Foods; Adrienne Allison, Tyson Foods Inc.; Lisa Blotsky, Tyson Foods Inc.; Mike Nations, Harrison Poultry Inc.; Rick Hellinga, Simmons Foods Inc.; Ronnie Franklin, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Chris Eavenson, Sanderson Farms Inc.; Mike Giles, Georgia Poultry Federation and Larry Stine, Wimberly Lawson Steckel Schneider & Stine PC. (Not pictured: Brian Rodgers, Butterball LLC.)

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