March 13, 2014

Poultry groups submit concerns about proposed injury and illness tracking regulation

Last week, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association sent a letter to the Department of Labor regarding the OSHA proposed regulation, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, respectfully suggesting that the rule is misguided and that it should be withdrawn. “We believe the existing record keeping system is sufficient to allow employers to identify and address risks in their work environments,” the groups wrote.  “In addition, we are very concerned that the proposed rule improperly and in a negative way changes the traditional no fault record keeping system.  This change will force employers to commit energy and resources toward lagging indicators, as opposed to more effective leading indicators.” Read More

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