September 13, 2021
US poultry facilities recognised for 25 years of exceptional safety performance
The Joint Poultry Industry Safety and Health Council recently recognised chicken and turkey facilities in the United States for 25 years of exceptional safety performance, the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) announced on September 8.
The companies were honored for their continued commitment to a safety-first focus. These companies include Cargill, Cobb-Vantress, Sanderson Farms and Tyson Foods among others.
The award signifies a quarter century of continued reductions in OSHA recordable injuries and lost workday cases, USPOULTRY said. The industry's dedication towards continuous improvement in safety processes and employee engagement have been key contributors to the reduction in industry accidents.
The Joint Poultry Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the USPOULTRY, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation.
Collectively, the organisations represent companies that produce 95% of the US' poultry products and directly employ more than 350,000 workers.