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Emergency Management Expert Mike Fagel Will Share Ground Zero Experiences at Worker Safety Conference

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Washington, DC—Mike Fagel, Ph.D., a safety management professional who has worked numerous national disaster areas, will share his personal and professional experiences from Ground Zero in New York City during the AMI Foundation Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources March 23 – 25, 2003, in Denver.

Fagel will detail his three months working at Ground Zero as a safety management official, interacting and coordinating with more than 60 federal, state and local agencies in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001’s attacks on the World Trade Center. Fagel will make the presentation twice on the afternoon of Monday, March 24.

The interactive program, which Fagel has presented worldwide over the past few years, will teach participants the critical elements to use in developing a plan and an emergency preparedness team and interacting with emergency response partners. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and take back to their plants ideas for developing and enhancing their own company’s emergency management plans.

Fagel is the Emergency Management Center manager for Sugar Grove EMA and corporate director for regulatory affairs for Aurora Packing Co. As a firefighter, medic, author and technical advisor to the federal government, Fagel's work has taken him to the Oklahoma City bombing, World Trade Center Ground Zero, the Winter Olympics 2002 and many other venues. Fagel has received awards from the National Safety Council, American Red Cross and others including an Oklahoma Congressional Citation for Response to the Oklahoma City Bombing.

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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