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Poultry Processing Industry eTool
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Caution - Hazardous Industry
Since 1975, workers in this industry have consistently suffered injuries and illnesses at a rate more than twice the national average.

This *eTool focuses on identifying and controlling major hazards that contributed to the high rates of injuries found in a recent OSHA Survey of the industry. Other serious hazards are also discussed.

Examples used in this advisor are from chicken processing, but may be applicable to other bird processing.

Click on an area to learn what hazards exist. Hazards that exist in a Poultry Plant
Some manual tasks described may not be
applicable to all facilities due to automation.
*eTools are web-based products that provide guidance information for developing a comprehensive safety and health program. They include recommendations for good industry practice that often go beyond specific OSHA mandates. The recommendations proposed may not be be applicable to each airline. As indicated in the disclaimer, eTools do not create new OSHA requirements.

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