Category Archives: Worker Safety

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11/13/17 - Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

Injury and Illness rate down from year ago, at all-time low WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 82 percent over the last 20 years and … Read More >

08/15/17 - 147 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

DESTIN, Fla. – At the 2017 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 147 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their … Read More >

11/02/16 - Poultry Workers’ Injury, Illness Rate Remains at All-Time Low

Rate is down 81 percent since record keeping began WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, remains at an all-time low, according to the 2015 Injury and … Read More >

08/17/16 - 122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

DESTIN, Fla. – At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their … Read More >

05/25/16 - GAO Report Affirms Continuous Improvement in Poultry Workplace Safety

NCC, NTF, USPOULTRY respond to GAO study WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our employees are our most important asset and their safety is of paramount importance.  As such, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association fully … Read More >

05/10/16 - Health and Safety of Employees a Top Priority for Poultry Processors

The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released the following statement in response to the release of Oxfam America’s report, No Relief: “The health, safety and respect of our employees is very important, and we value their … Read More >

10/26/15 - Poultry Industry Cites Continuous Progress on Worker Safety Record, Responds to Oxfam Report

Attributable to the National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association: Our employees are our most important asset and their safety is of paramount importance.  That’s why perhaps more than any other industry, the poultry industry over the last … Read More >

08/26/15 - Poultry Industry Recognizes 115 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 115 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during … Read More >

12/11/14 - Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

Injury and illness rates down from year ago and down 80 percent since 1994 Washington, D.C. – The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent over the last … Read More >

08/20/14 - Poultry Industry Recognizes 96 Poultry Facilities for Outstanding Safety Performance

Destin, Fla. – The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized 96 chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The annual safety awards were presented during the … Read More >

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