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Poultry industry partners with OSHA on Safe + Sound Week

Event raises awareness and understanding of value of safety and health programs to reduce hazards in workplaces.

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY), the National Chicken Council (NCC) and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced that they have again partnered with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for Safe + Sound Week, which will be Aug. 10-16. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and correcting hazards in workplaces.

Safe + Sound Week is co-sponsored by the National Safety Council, American Industrial Hygiene Assn., American Society of Safety Engineers and National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health.

During Safe + Sound Week, USPOULTRY, NCC and NTF will highlight their commitment to worker safety and health by communicating with members and other audiences about the importance of workplace safety and encouraging their member companies to participate in Safe + Sound Week activities.

In September of last year, the poultry industry signed an alliance with OSHA to share information, guidance and access to training resources that are designed to help further improve the significant gains made in poultry worker safety over the past 25 years.

“USPOULTRY, NCC and NTF are pleased to continue to serve as Safe + Sound Week partners and to collaborate with OSHA and the other sponsors on programs and initiatives to help preserve the safety of the U.S. poultry workforce,” USPOULTRY president John Starkey, NCC president Mike Brown and NTF president Joel Brandenberger said in a joint statement.

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