The American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI) has announced that it will be hosting its annual safety and health conference on March 5-6 at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.

The conference, entitled "Safety & Health Management: Effective Methods and tools," will present some of the latest information on critical safety and health issues facing the US textile industry.

The conference's keynote speech, "Doing More With Less," will be presented by Roger W Chastain, ATMI president and president, chief operating officer and director of Mount Vernon Mills, Inc, In Greenville, S.C.

Sessions on crisis communications, risk management programs, employee/management partnerships in safety and a regulatory forecast will also feature at the conference.

Four concurrent sessions on a Varity of technical topics will be presented, including Medical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders by Dr. Harold Imbus, a well-known expert in occupational medicine.

The conference has even added a new "early bird" session on the final recordkeeping rule and will also feature a Safety and health fair with a variety of exhibitors.

"The US textile industry has a long-standing commitment to workplace safety and health. This conference will assist participants on managing effective safety and health programs by addressing current issues affecting the workplace," said ATMI executive vice president Carlos Moore.

"Safety and health directors, plant managers and training and education personnel will benefit from hearing the speakers at the conference."

For more information and registration details visit the ATMI website at: www.atmi.org .