Free Worker Safety Education Program Offered at 2015 IPPE for the Poultry Industry


Source: U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Tucker, Ga. -- U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting a “Worker Safety Considerations: Equipment Design, Installation & Operation” workshop at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) that will address manufacturer design considerations, new equipment installation and pre-startup safety procedures, machine guarding, lock out and other important safety issues. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, and is free to all IPPE attendees.

A “Risk Management Approach to New Equipment Projects” presentation will be provided by Tim Ward, Keystone Foods. Eric Nolten and Roger Huezo, Meyn, will present “Equipment Manufacturing: Building Safety into the Design,” and Paul Pressley, USPOULTRY, will provide information on machine guarding.

The 2015 IPPE, the world's largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show, will be held from Jan. 27 – 29, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. For more information on the “Worker Safety Considerations: Equipment Design, Installation & Operation” program, click here. To register to attend IPPE, visit


The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is a collaboration of three shows - International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and the American Meat Institute (AMI), and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).


U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is the all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today’s poultry industry, whose mission is to progressively serve member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, Ga.


The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.


The American Meat Institute (AMI) represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.

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