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Leo Bartlett Session at Worker Safety to Focus on Human Resource Strategies

Thursday, February 5, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 4-- Leo Bartlett, president of Bartlett Consulting Inc., one of the leaders in management training and sales development, will share his personal and professional experiences at the opening session of the American Meat Institute Foundation's (AMIF) 16th annual Worker Safety, Health & Human Resources Conference. The 2004 Conference will be held April 18 to 20, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix at Civic Plaza in Phoenix, Ariz.

Bartlett's highly-regarded track record in developing management skills for both individuals and companies spans more than 36 years. As keynote speaker, Bartlett will share with attendees insights drawn from his experience as director of training and development for two Fortune 500 companies and now as leader of Bartlett Consulting which has companies such as: Kraft Foods, Odom's Tennessee Pride, Cardinal Meat Specialists, Sentry Insurance, Bongrain Cheese USA and Lorillard Tobacco, as clients.

During his opening session, Inspiring Leaders, new managers – and seasoned ones looking to polish their skills – will learn from Bartlett a host of management techniques. From hiring to leading to evaluating, attendees will leave this discussion armed with the critical elements necessary for the effective management of people and projects. This session will take place on Monday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The 2004 Worker Safety, Health & Human Resources Conference continues as the premier meat and poultry industry occupational safety conference and this year offers additional valuable education opportunities for those involved in worker safety, training, plant management, hiring and managing employees. Conference highlights include the following concurrent sessions:

· Leadership development workshops designed to inspire leadership in companies across all segments of the industry
· Health and wellness programs that cut can costs and increase productivity through effective programming
· Worker safety sessions focused on ergonomics, written safety procedures, electrical safety and PSM for ammonia refrigeration.
· Human Resource sessions that will provide authoritative and practical instruction in plant management, as well as in the hiring and managing of employees.

In addition, attend the Annual Worker Safety Awards Banquet where award recipients of the AMI/ National Safety Council Worker Safety Awards Program are recognized.

The 16th Annual Conference on Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources is a three-day event. Registration costs are: $585 per person for AMI members; $525 for groups of three or more from the same member company; and $825 for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit the Meetings section of www.meatinstitute.org or contact Anne Nuttall, AMI Director of Convention and Member Services, at 703/841-3630 or anuttall@meatinstitute.org

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:
Dan Murphy
Vice President, Public Affairs
Brent Tjarks
Coordinator, Public Affairs

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