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Industry Legend William Geoppinger Keynotes Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources March 23 –25, 2003

Friday, January 10, 2003

Washington, DC—Industry legend William (Bill) Geoppinger, retiring chief executive officer of Sara Lee Foods, will headline the Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources March 23 – 25, 2003, in Denver, CO. Geoppinger will share insights from more than 40 years in the food industry during a keynote address Monday, March 24, 2003.

Also headlining this year’s conference is Neil Wasser, of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, who will present his annual review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and preview the upcoming year. The conference, sponsored by the American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF), continues as the premier meat and poultry industry occupational safety conference, now in its 15th consecutive year.

Geoppinger’s track record on worker safety and human resource issues at Sara Lee is legendary and he is well-known for creating an atmosphere in which people flourish. Geoppinger will draw from insights gathered in more than 40 years in the business, helping to set the direction for the future of worker safety, health and human resources agenda.

Wasser headlines the Tuesday morning (March 25, 2003) general session with his annual review and analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The “2002 OSHA Review and 2003 Expectations” will provide a seasoned look at key agency activities and directions. Wasser specializes in occupational safety and health, equal employment law and wage hour law.

In addition, there will be a special luncheon Monday, March 24, 2003, highlighting health care, an issue that presents challenges to all industries.

The 15th Annual Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources also offers a comprehensive certificate course on training, 16 unique one-hour workshops and the 2003 Safety Awards Banquet where the “best of the best” will be feted at a special ceremony. The three-day event is $585 for AMI members, $525 per person for groups of three or more from the same Member Company, and $825 for non-members. For more information, visit the Meetings section of www.MeatAMI.com.

The AMI Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and information projects that benefit the meat and poultry industry. Originally created in 1944, the AMI Foundation today solicits grants from government, industry and other organizations to fund a broad range of food safety, worker safety, nutrition and consumer information projects.

For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
Josee Daoust
Manager, Public Affairs

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