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Meat Industry Injury and Illness Rates Remain At Record Low

Monday, November 28, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

The meat industry’s workplace injury and illness rates remain at a record low, according to new numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In 2010, total recordable injury and illness rates were at 6.9 cases per 100 full-time workers (per year). For perspective, just 10 years ago this number was 14.7, more than twice the current rate.

“Worker safety is of utmost importance to our industry, which is why we have made it a non-competitive issue,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle. “Over the past two decades we have made meaningful and measurable improvements, and we hope to continue to build on this record of success as we strive to make our workplaces as safe as possible.”

To access the full report go to http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/osh/os/ostb2813.pdf.

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