December 16, 2014

Injury incidents within poultry slaughter and processing workforce fall dramatically

The incidence of occupational injuries and illnesses within the poultry sector’s slaughter and processing workforce has fallen by 80 percent over the last 20 years and continues to decline according to the 2013 Injury and Illness Report recently released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 2013 rate of 4.5 for poultry processing represents an outstanding 80.2 percent decrease from 1994 (the oldest data available on the BLS website), when the recorded rate was 22.7. This demonstrates the enormous progress the industry has made in improving safety for its workforce.  Read More

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