Industry Guidelines

In 1990, the U.S. meat and poultry industry agreed to treat worker safety issues as "non-competitive," allowing companies that compete in the marketplace to join together to reduce injury and illness rates to better the industry as a whole. Since then, the industry has joined with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United Food and Commerical Workers union (UFCW) to create voluntary ergonomic guidelines.

Ergonomics Program Management Guidelines for Meatpacking Plants
U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA 3123 - 1993 (Reprinted)

Guidelines for Poultry Processors
Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders
U.S. Department of Labor - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA 3213-09N - 2004

 
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