The 2015 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry will feature an 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.

Safety ConferenceSponsored 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 August 24-26, at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort 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 program committee chairman, Mike Nations, Harrison Poultry, Inc.

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; and 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; and Communication Technologies.

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The agenda was developed by a program committee of safety management professionals. The program committee includedTim Ward, Keystone Foods; Chad Randolph, Pilgrim’s; Kari Waters, GNP Company; Mike Nations (committee chairman), Harrison Poultry, Inc.; Doug Sikes, Crider, Inc.; Ronnie Franklin, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Daniel Ortiz, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Larry Stine, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Schneider & Stine PC; and Mike Giles, Georgia Poultry Federation.