Poultry industry says OSHA inspections outside of legal limits

Groups say wall-to-wall inspections of poultry processing facilities after any accident or employee complaint aren't lawful.

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn., National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation are concerned about the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) recent attempts to expand OSHA authority to conduct wall-to-wall inspections of poultry processing facilities whenever the agency receives notice of any accident or employee complaint. There are legal limits on when and how OSHA may inspect, and the industry said in a statement it believes those “inspections should be co

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