In an ongoing effort to advance workplace safety and health within the meat industry, the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed another two-year renewal of a ground-breaking Alliance agreement. The signing of the agreement in 2002 formalized a long-standing relationship between the meat and poultry industry and OSHA. Under the Alliance agreement there occurred an even greater level of cooperation, communication and coordination between industry and the government in the joint goal of improving workplace safety. Since the signing of the original agreement, five years ago, total recordable cases and lost work days due to injury have seen significant continued declines.
partnership has yielded real and meaningful
safety enhancements in our plants. We are
gratified to continue this cooperative spirit
and hope we can make even greater progress
working together in the future,Ē said AMI
President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle.
This is the third two year extension of
the agreement which has facilitated important
advances in worker safety and ergonomics. The
agreement was announced by OSHA Administrator
AMIís implementation team
has worked directly with OSHA to maintain and
update the Meatpacking Safety and Health Topics
Six experts within the meat industry now
review the page on a regular basis. OSHA and
AMI also held workshops for OSHA Regional
staff, including state plan states and
consultation projects in the Atlanta, Kansas
City and Denver regions. These workshops
discussed general meat industry factors,
hazards in the meat processing workplace, and
various safety and health programs that meat
industry employers have implemented.
view the AMIís Fact Sheet on Worker Safety,
Click here: WorkerSafety.pdf.
Landmark Worker Safety Agreement Between AMI, OSHA Signed for Two-Year ExtensionThursday, September 28, 2006
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