2016 National Safety Conference on Poultry

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Poultry, US Poultry

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 8.02.02 PMThe 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will bring together poultry facility and corporate safety personnel for a three-day event to discuss industry challenges, best practices and updates on government policy.

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, this year’s conference will be held Aug. 15-17, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.

“The poultry industry has seen an 81 percent reduction in workplace illnesses and injuries in the last 20 years. We are proud of what we have accomplished, but we are not at all complacent with that number. As an industry, we are constantly looking for ways to prevent injuries in the workplace, and the National Safety Conference gives industry safety professionals an opportunity to learn from each other,” said Paul Pressley, executive vice president of industry programs for USPOULTRY.

Program topics include the Regional Emphasis Program and an OSHA Update from an OSHA Regional Administrator, Communicating with Upper Management…Safety’s Seat at the Table, Building a Business Case for Automation, Ergonomics, Washington Update, and Regional Emphasis Program Industry Case Study. A series of related roundtable discussions will allow attendees to share best practices on a variety of timely topics including GHS Best Practices, Medical / Drug Screening, Fall Protection and Microbial Intervention Chemicals Management.