OSHA forms Alliance with poultry associations
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), the National Chicken Council (NCC) and the
National Turkey Federation (NTF) have formed a new
This new alliance between the OSHA, the NCC and the NTF aims to provide
information, guidance and access to training resources to assist in protecting
the safety and health of employees This alliance will also cater to non-English
speaking employees. A primary focus will be machinery hazards and worksite
"This cooperative Alliance clearly illustrates our commitment to reducing
safety and health hazards, while promoting best practices and technical
knowledge for the poultry industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labour for OSHA
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "Cooperation between OSHA and the poultry industry will
promote new ideas and opportunities to assist employers and employees in
reducing workplace injuries."
NCC and NTF will work with OSHA to provide expertise for the development of
educational programmes on equipment safety in the poultry industry.
"The poultry industry already has an excellent record in worker safety, and
we are pleased to work with OSHA through the Alliance Program to further improve
our performance," said George Watts, president of the National Chicken
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