US poultry industry works toward worker safety
Companies in the chicken and turkey industries in the
US will work with the US Labour Department's Occupational Safety & Health
Administration to implement a new alliance on worker
This announcement was made by the National Chicken Council (NCC) and
National Turkey Federation (NTF), which also stated that this agreement is
focussed in particular at machinery hazards.
President of NCC, George Watts: "The poultry industry already has an
excellent record in worker safety, and we are pleased to work with OSHA â€¦ to
further improve our performance."
Under the agreement, which will remain in effect for two years, the chicken
and turkey industry will develop training and educational programmes on
equipment safety; provide information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards; and communicate equipment safety issues to help forge
innovative solutions in the workplace.
Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Michael Rybolt said that
through this alliance, the industry will increase its focus on training and use
of protective equipment on processing machinery to reduce potential
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