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Annual Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment to Address Critical Workplace Issues

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
 

Timely sessions on the most critical issues facing industry professionals will be featured at the American Meat Institute Foundation’s 2011 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, March 9-10, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. 

In addition, a new pre-conference workshop on electrical safety will be held on March 8 to offer attendees more value at a single conference. This one-day course is designed to train employers, management and supervisors about electrical safety that includes arc flash/blast protection for maintenance operations in an industrial or commercial environment. The course will discuss Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, NFPA 70E, best practices and related electrical hazards.  The course will be presented from a non-electricians/non-engineers perspective.

On March 9-10, attendees will take advantage of a number of concurrent educational sessions tailored to the needs of those involved in worker safety, human resources and environmental issues.

Scheduled worker safety sessions include: OSHA Regulatory Update; Accidents and Near Misses: Case Studies; Proactive Safety Programs: Case Study; AMI Equipment Safety Checklist and Guidelines; Advanced Machine Guarding; and Emergency Action Plans and Environmental Impacts; Changes to OSHA Record Keeping; OSHA NEP Update: Hexavalent Chromium and Combustible Dust; Slips, Trips and Falls: Program and Process Update; and Ergonomics: Program and Process Update.

Scheduled human resources sessions include: OHSA Regulatory Update; Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know About the Changes Ahead; Return to Work Accommodation; Family Medical Leave Act Update; Americans With Disabilities Act Update; Language Diversity in the Workplace; Managing an Aging Workforce; and Motivating Employees for Culture Change.

 Scheduled environmental sessions include: Regulatory and Legislative Update for the Environment; TMDL: Chesapeake Bay, Mississippi River Basin and Grand Lakes of the Cherokees; How to Comply? Case Studies in Nutrient Removal; Greenhouse Gases: Common Errors on Reporting and Calculations; Reduction Technologies; Emergency Action Plans and Environmental Impacts; Chlorides, Total Dissolves Solids and QUAT Update; Micronutrients in Anaerobic Treatment; AMIF Environmental Achievement Award Winner: Conservation; and Stormwater — Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC), E. coli and Erosion and Sediment Control.

AMI will be presenting the Environmental Achievement Awards, the Environmental Recognition Awards and theWorker Safety Awards during an awards ceremony and reception on the evening of March 9.

Registration fees for those registering before February 16, 2011, are $475 for AMI members, $825 for non-members and $415 each when three or more members register together.  After February 16, 2010, registration rates increase to $525 for AMI members, $825 for non-members, $465 each when three or more members register together. A registration fee for the pre-conference workshop is $75. 

For more information, registration and ongoing updates, visit the Events/Education section of http://www.meatinstitute.org/.

 

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