Red meat processors and safety experts from across Australia and New Zealand recently came together in Brisbane for the AMPC Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Conference.
The AMPC WHS Conference was held on the 1st and 2nd of June 2022 and explored the latest research and development and innovation in work, health and safety.
There was an impressive line-up of presenters that focused on remote operations, automated processing, virtual and augmented reality training, and employee wellbeing. Keynote speakers Rachael Robertson and Kerri Pottharst entertained and enlightened attendees with their insights on safety, leadership, and mindset.
Attendees also participated in a tactile demonstration session with AMPC research and development providers to test out the latest in safety and training. The event concluded with a roundtable discussion led by the AMPC team on key safety priorities that will help AMPC to shape future levy investment.
AMPC CEO Chris Taylor said it was important for industry to come together and reconnect with each other. It was pleasing that so many processors, providers and industry participants could attend.
Processors and research and development providers were also recognised for their innovative contributions to red meat processing at the AMPC Safety Awards.
The awards covered a range of areas including safety implementation, in-house design, cultural initiatives, and safety products and devices.
“The AMPC Safety Awards provided an opportunity to recognise industry, the safety innovation of processors and providers, and to celebrate the great work that our industry delivers to keep red meat processing employees safe,” said Mr Taylor.
“The Safety Award winners showcased the best examples of processors collective contribution towards a safe, attractive and enriching industry. I congratulate all the winners.”
The AMPC Safety Award winners were:
- The Midfield Group - Best Implementation of a Safety System for their carton handling improvement
- JBS - Best In-house Design and People's Choice Award for their trailer guard rail
- The Casino Food Co-op - Best Safety Culture Initiative
- Mimeo Industrial - Best New Safety Product or Device for their bandsaw shadow robotics
To view all the Safety Award submissions, visit the AMPC website.
For more information about AMPC’s safety and wellbeing investments, visit the People and Culture section of the AMPC website