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Poultry industry, OSHA partner on Safe + Sound Week

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TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation partner again with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Safe + Sound Week held Aug. 9 through Aug. 15.

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 the workplace.

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

During Safe + Sound Week, USPOULTRY, NCC and NTF will highlight their continued 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 2019, the poultry industry signed an alliance with OSHA to share information, guidance and access to training resources that will help further improve the significant gains made in poultry worker safety during 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,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president; Mike Brown, NCC president; and Joel Brandenberger, NTF president, in a joint statement.

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