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  • 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry

    16 June 2017
    For Immediate Release U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
    Contact: Gwen Venable, 678.514.1971, Anna Leigh Peek, 771.493.9401, 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry to Review Challenges and Best Practices for Safety and Health Professionals

    TUCKER, Ga. ? June 15, 2017 ? The 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry is scheduled for Aug. 14-16, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.

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

    Program 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 program committee of safety management professionals.
    The program committee included (left to right): 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.