Other OSHA Requirements and Programs
addition to the workplace hazards that contribute to the predominant
types of injuries and illnesses identified in the 1997 OSHA Survey
of the Poultry Processing Industry, there are other hazards that
are subject to OSHA standards and requirements.
of these hazards are highlighted in this module because of their
potential for serious injury or illness or fatalities. These hazards
following chart shows the number of deaths and injuries associated
with these hazards.
1976 to 1999, there were 13 fatalities due to electric shock in
poultry processing facilities; an additional employee was injured
and hospitalized. Recorded accidents involving chemicals during
the same period killed 30 employees, caused the hospitalization
of 216, and injured an additional 142. The chart also includes
deaths/injuries associated with fire/smoke resulting from burning
hydraulic fluid, and chemicals in confined spaces. In addition,
1 non-chemical related death in a confined space was recorded.
taken from Accident Summaries, OSHA-170 form, OSHA IMIS Database,
11/15/1976 through 04/23/1999.)
OSHA standards that are important for the control of hazards in
the poultry processing industry are:
user of this module is encouraged to consult these standards directly.
In addition to the standards themselves, OSHA has produced a number
of publications on these topics that are available either by direct Internet
access or as printed copies by ordering online, by phone, fax or mail..
31, 1999, OSHA published a proposal
that employer payment be made a part of the requirements of Personal
protective equipment standard, 29 CFR 1910.132.