Worker Safety & Human Resources
The safety of the meat and poultry industry's 500,000 employees is of paramount concern to U.S. companies, as evidenced by progressive declines in industry illness and injury rates. Meat and poultry companies must comply with a wide array of Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. Companies also voluntarily use many ergonomic programs and safety equipment to ensure the safest, healthiest workplaces possible. In 2002, AMI and OSHA forged an historic agreement to share their collective expertise to help foster a culture of prevention while sharing best practices and technical knowledge.