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Poultry Industry Injury Rate Remains Low

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

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A Labor Department report shows job injury and illness rates remain at all-time lows for poultry workers in the United States. The total recordable poultry processing illness and injury rate for 2015 was 4.3 cases per 100 full-time workers per year, the same rate as 2014, and lower than the 2015 rate of 4.7 for the entire food manufacturing sector. In a joint response, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association said the report was the result of the poultry industry focusing “its energies on the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses.” Poultry processing’s 2015 rate of 4.3 represents an 81 percent decrease from 1994 when the recorded rate was 22.7, that the industry says demonstrates “the enormous progress the industry has made in improving safety for its workforce.”

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.