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11/08/18 - Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

Injury and illness rates down from year ago and down 83 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 83 percent over the last … Read More >

08/15/18 - Continuous Improvement Evident as 191 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Safety Performance

DESTIN, Fla. – Aug. 15, 2018 – During the 2018 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 191 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored … Read More >

06/08/18 - Poultry Industry Partners with OSHA on Safe + Sound Week

The National Chicken Council (NCC), U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) are proud to partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 13–17. Safe + Sound Week represents … Read More >

02/21/18 - Applications Being Accepted for Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Awards

The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program is accepting applications from poultry industry facilities with outstanding safety programs. The program is open to National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members with poultry processing plants, … Read More >

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 >

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