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AMI Foundation Will Host The 1999 Conference On Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources March 15-19 In Denver, CO

Wednesday, December 23, 1998

The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) will host the 1999 Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources March 15-19, 1999, at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver, CO.

Comprised of a large and diverse workforce, the industry is constantly faced with challenges posed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). This is a conference with a long history of providing industry professionals responsible for worker safety and human resources a forum to learn about the latest developments in managing their employees and providing for their safety and health.

The keynote speaker at this year’s conference will be Bruce S. Wilkinson, who will speak Monday, March 15. Wilkinson, a respected management consultant, has degrees in both safety engineering and occupational safety and health. He has worked with a wide variety of food companies providing training on motivation, management, workplace culture and controlling compensation costs. His Address, “Safety and the Human Factor,” will detail some unique ways of managing and motivating employees to work safely.

Following the general sessions, industry experts will conduct a series of concurrent workshops to discuss such issues as employee training, ergonomics, accident investigation processes, process safety management, cultural issues of a diverse workforce and crisis management. Each session will be repeated allowing attendees to design their own curriculum.

This conference also features a special awards luncheon at which the AMIF will present the 1998 Safety Recognition Awards for Achievement in Workplace Safety. This program is designed and administered by the National Safety Council and recognizes those facilities that have implemented successful worker safety programs.

Building upon the success of 1998, the 1999 Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources will kick-off with a reception the evening of March 14.

Registration for the three day event is $425 for AMI members, $375 per person for groups of three or more from the same member company and $625 for non-members. For more information, contact AMI’s Education and Convention Services department at 703/841-2400 or visit AMI’s web site at “www.meatami.org” for program information and registration forms.

The AMI Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and information 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
James Ratchford
Manager, Public Affairs

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