Worker Safety Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry (Monday Schedule)

Mon. January 30| 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Room B-405

With nearly half a million people working in the meat and poultry industry, worker safety is imperative to the success of every businesses. This conference will address the top safety challenges experienced on a daily basis and will provide advice and guidance from industry leaders on how to maintain and develop the necessary programs required for continuous improvement in worker safety.  In addition, the conference will address regulatory and legal issues that safety professionals need to know and understand.

Fees cover both days of the session.  


8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction

8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Keynote- Defining Safety: Roles & Responsibilities

Bob LoMastro, LoMastro & Associates, Inc.                                               

9:00 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.

Ergonomics and Injury Prevention – A Comprehensive Approach

David Brodie, MS, CPE, Corporate Ergonomist, Cargill, Inc.

10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.

Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E Update

Ruben Bera, Corporate Safety Director, Commonwealth Electric                                   

11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Creative Training: Eliminating Death by PowerPoint

Bob LoMastro, LoMastro & Associates, Inc.

12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.


12:45 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.

Understanding Serious Injury/Fatality Risks:  How Machine Guarding Assessments, Layer of Protection Analysis, and Health & Safety Auditing Work Together to Drive a Zero Injury Culture

Rob Hicke, EHS Management System Facilitator, Cargill, and Steve Edmunds, Corporate Safety Manager, Cargill Animal Protein & Salt                        

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Plant Safety Roundtable

John Campbell, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Boar’s Head, Beth Fye, Director of Risk Management, Omaha Steaks, Jeff Jones, Sr. Director, EHS, American    Food Groups, Shawn Lynn, EHS Manager, Land O’Frost, and Tom Young, Corporate Safety Director, Smithfield                                               

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Advanced Lockout/Tagout Practices

David Natalizia, Practice Line Leader, Bureua Veritas North America

5:00 pm. – 7:00 p.m.


Cost: $349

Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs

Educational Partner


Beth Fye
Beth Fye Director of Risk Management, Omaha Steaks | Role:
Bob LoMastro
Bob LoMastro President, LoMastro & Associates, Inc. | Role:
David Brodie, MS, CPE
David Brodie, MS, CPE Corporate Ergonomist, Cargill, Inc. | Role:
David Krevda
David Krevda EHS Manager , Boars Head Holland Michigan Plant | Role:
David Natalizia
David Natalizia Practice Line Leader for Safety, Bureua Veritas North America | Role:
Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones Senior Director, EH&S, American Food Groups | Role:
Rob Hicke
Rob Hicke EHS Management Systems Facilitator, Cargill, Inc. | Role:
Ruben Bera
Ruben Bera Corporate Safety Director, Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest | Role:
Shawn Lynn
Shawn Lynn Director of Environmental, Health and Safety, Land O'Frost | Role:
Steve Edmunds
Steve Edmunds Corporate Safety Manager, Cargill Animal Protein & Salt | Role:
Tom Young Senior Director, Corporate Safety , Smithfield Foods | Role: