June 22, 2021

Safety in US poultry industry event to happen in mid-August, in Florida, US



The National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled to happen on August 16-18 in Destin, Florida, the United States.


The event will provide safety professionals the necessary tools to help ensure the continued protection and well-being of industry personnel. This year's conference is sponsored by the Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP and the US Poultry & Egg Association.


"The National Safety Conference will offer a variety of presentations, focused on new industry trends and updates on safety policies and procedures for poultry industry personnel. This is a great opportunity for furthering education and reconnecting with your peers," said Frank Cruice, senior director of safety and security at Perdue Farms and the event's programme committee chairman.


A variety of topics will be covered, including "COVID-19 Updates, Training and Communication Strategies for Hourly and Multicultural Employees", "PSM / Process Hazard Analysis for Hazardous Chemicals", "Dust – Hazard Analysis and In the Feed Mill", "The David Wylie Lecture Series on Catastrophic OSHA Investigations", "Emerging Technology: Safety Wearables / Ergonomics Assessments / PIT / Exoskeletons" and "Occupational and Community Health".


The 2021 USPOULTRY National Safety Conference planning committee is comprised of experienced poultry facility and corporate safety personnel, and includes industry players from Tyson Foods, Cargill, Perdue Farms, National Chicken Council and Pilgrim's.