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Worker Safety Conference for the Meat and Poultry Industry

February 11-12, 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, February 11, 2019


8:00 – 8:15 am
Welcome & Introduction (Room B406)
Mark Dopp, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, NAMI, Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO, NAMI
8:15 – 9:15 am
Power On: Getting the Most Out of Your Team and Making a Difference!
Keith Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Lockton Companies
9:30 – 10:30 am
OSHA Update
Pat Tyson, Partner – OSHA Practice Group Co-Chair, Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP
10:30 – 11:30 am
Paracetic Acid Study Update
Jenny Houlroyd, CIH, MSPH, Occupational Health Group Manager and Senior Research Scientist, Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Respirator Protection Fit Testing Protocol
Brian Yellin, ESQ. CSP, CIH, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Lessons Learned in Worker Safety: Handling a Catastrophic Incident
Tom Young, Senior Director, Corporate Safety, Smithfield Foods and Jeff Jones, Senior Director Safety & Environmental, American Food Group
2:45 – 3:45 pm
Targeted Violence in the Workplace
Jim Brinson, Director of Operations, MS Office of Homeland Security
3:45 – 4:45 pm
Journey to Reduce – Improving Team Member Safety
Todd Mitchell, VP of Safety, PSSI

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


8:00 – 9:00
OSHA Employer and Supervisor Civil and Criminal Liability
Benjamin Briggs, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
9:00 – 9:45 am
OSHA Activity Band Saw Protection
John Tignor, Corporate Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Smithfield Foods
10:00-10:45 am
Worker Safety Award Winners Round Table
Martin LeBlanc, Plant Manger, Maple Leaf Foods, Matthew Springer, EHS Manager, Land O’Frost
11:00-11:45 am
Washington Insider Political Update
Joel Leftwich, Managing Director, Government Affairs Division, The Glover Park Group