World Grain - May 2016 - (Page 48)

FEATURE 2016 IAOM CONFERENCE & EXPO F lour millers have many important goals they strive to meet, with producing a safe, high-quality product for WKHLU FXVWRPHUV LQ WKH PRVW FRVWHIIHFWLYH HI¿FLHQW manner ranking at the top of that list. While this goal is of the utmost importance, new International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) President Brad Allen believes employee safety also must be a high priority, which is why he is making "focusing on employee safety with zero (incidents)" one of his two primary goals during his one-year term. During his acceptance speech at the 120th IAOM Conference and Expo, held April 4-8 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., Allen urged his fellow IAOM members to strive for a perfect record when it comes to plant safety. "The safety journey for me is a real salient point in my career," said Allen, vice-president and operations lead for Denver, Colorado, U.S.-based Ardent Mills, the largest milling company in North America. "I have had to experience co-workers in my chain of command who haven't gone home and those whose lives and those of their famiIAOM's leadership cuts the ribbon outside the expo hall to signify the opening of the annual event. Photo by Dan Flavin. 48 by Arvin Donley New president emphasizes employee safety, says zero incidents should be the goal lies have changed due to serious accidents. It hasn't happened just once in my career. I think we as an organization can do a lot more. "If I were to ask the veteran millers like me in this room to stand up if they haven't witnessed serious, life-changing accidents in our plants, not many of us could stand up. I think we can be more proactive in changes we can make in learning about employee safety and sharing it with one another. We need to share that wisdom with co-workers and the younger workers coming up through the ranks. There is more we can do." Allen challenged all companies that have a representative on the IAOM environmental, health and safety committee to make a commitment to share their best practices to all May 2016 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - May 2016

World Grain - May 2016
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Keys to poorer nations’ prosperity
Calendar of Events
AGIC 2016 is July 25-27 in Australia
News Review - Olam breaks ground on Nigerian feed, poultry complex
Nidera appoints new CEO
Scoular searches for new CEO
CHS’ earnings down on reduced commodity prices
ADM begins expansion at Brazilian port
E.U.-28 grain production forecast to meet five-year record
NCSP’s cargo turnover increases in first three months
Gavilon seeks expansion in the U.S.
VICTAM appoints new GM
Cargill profit rises in face of difficult market conditions
Olam secures financing for flour, food processing facilities in Nigeria, India
General Mills to upgrade New York facility
Dangote making changes to flour mill business
CBH’s New Albany site close to completion
Glencore sells 40% stake in agricultural unit
Per capita U.S. flour use dips to lowest level in 18 years
Brazil’s 2016-17 corn production forecast to be a record
Grain Market Review - Coarse grains
Country Focus - Kazakhstan
TECHNICAL PROFILE - Flat bread in Kazakhstan
FEATURE - Realizing innovation’s Opportunities
FEATURE - Time for government intervention?
FEATURE - 2016 IAOM Conference & Expo
CIGI CEO says milling industry must better promote its products
FEATURE - Reforms boost Argentine grain industry
FEATURE - Mid-latitude drying in 2016-17
FEATURE - European supplier profiles
TECHNICAL PROFILE - Durum wheat debranding study

World Grain - May 2016