US poultry firms recognised for safety performance

By Carina Perkins

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Nearly 100 US poultry facilities have been recognised as having “outstanding” employee health and safety performance at a national awards.

The awards, which take into account injury statistics over three years and a written application were presented to 92 chicken and turkey facilities at the 2013 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, which was held in Amelia Island. A further 24 facilities were awarded the highest level of recognition, an ‘Award of Distinction’.

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council, which included members from the US Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation, said: “We would like to congratulate these facilities and their management teams. These awards recognize outstanding safety performance achievement as a result of their effective and innovative programs. The noteworthy and consistent decrease in illness and injury rates among poultry’s workforce over the last two decades is a direct result of their compelling dedication to worker safety.”

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