August 1, 2018


The US Poultry & Egg Association announces opening speaker for event



Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Acting Head, Loren Sweatt will be delivering the opening remarks at the 2018 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry.

Sweatt has served as the deputy assistant secretary of labour for OSHA since July 2017 and is currently, the acting head of OSHA, as the Senate has yet to confirm the President's nominee. Previously she also served as a senior policy advisor to the House Education and Workforce Committee for 15 years.

In her opening speech, some of the key topics that Sweatt will address will highlight OSHA's major initiatives for this year, the agency's specific and on-going efforts focused on the poultry processing industry and the outlook for the current discussions between the poultry industry and OSHA under the agency's Alliance programme.

The conference, which is scheduled to take place from August 13 - 15 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida, is sponsored by Georgia Tech Research Institute/ATRP, Georgia Poultry Federation, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

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