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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Washington, D.C. — Timely sessions on the most critical issues facing industry professionals will be featured at the American Meat Institute Foundation’s 2012 Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, March 14-15, at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. 

In addition, two new pre-conference workshops will be held on March 13 to offer attendees more value at a single conference. In the pre-conference workshop “Six Sigma for Human Resources,” attendees will learn how Six Sigma quality processes can be applied to many HR functions, including: improving employee retention, turnover, safety violations, training, benefits and payroll. All participants will receive a Six Sigma White Belt Certification.

Attendees at the pre-conference workshop “Ammonia Refrigeration for Worker Safety Professionals” will participate in a discussion on ammonia refrigeration trends that impact safety and regulatory management of these systems, as well as discussions on Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations and how they impact facilities.

On March 14-15, 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/sustainability issues.

Scheduled worker safety sessions include: Regulatory Update (joint with human resources); Contractor Safety for Sanitation; Maintenance and Sanitation Safety: Augers, Grinders and Mixers; Supervisors: Safety Responsibility; Natural Gas: Pipe Purging Safety; PSM & RMP Audits (joint with environment); Employee Behavior (joint with human resources): Identifying Safety Issues; and Lockout/Tagout: Case Study. 

Scheduled human resources sessions include:; ADA/FMLA Update; Employee Motivation: Case Study; Worker’s Compensation: Case Studies; Return to Work; Plant Security for Employee Behavior and Workplace Violence.

Scheduled environmental/sustainability sessions include: Case Study: Heat Recovery; Lighting Retrofit Project; Packaging Minimization; Case Study: Building Efficiency; Customer Surveys: How to Respond; Air Permit Issues.

The annual Worker Safety and Environmental Recognition awards will be presented on March 14 during an awards ceremony and reception.

Registration fees for those registering before February 1, 2012, are $495 for AMI members, $825 for non-members and $440 each when three or more members register together.  After February 1, 2012, registration rates increase to $550 for AMI members, $825 for non-members, $485 each when three or more members register together. Registration for each 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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