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(signed November 15, 2007; concluded November 15, 2009)


Through the Alliance, OSHA, NCC and NTF will provide the organizations' members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect the safety and health of employees, including those who speak languages other than English. In particular, the Alliance will focus on machinery hazards and provide potential solutions to reduce injuries (e.g., amputations). The Alliance's goals include:

Training and Education:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the poultry industry on equipment safety and to provide expertise in communicating such information in English, as well as other languages to employers and employees in the industry.

Outreach and communication:

  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the NCC's and NTF's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on equipment safety that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions or stakeholder meetings on equipment safety issues to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.

Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events


  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • June 4-6, 2008: National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, Orlando, Florida.
    • June 4, 2008: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., former-Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, delivered the keynote presentation "Update on OSHA Initiatives."
    • June 6, 2008: Mylene Kellerman, Safety and Health Consultant, University of Southern Florida, Safety Florida Consultation Program, gave a presentation about OSHA's On-site Consultation Program, Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) and Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • February 11, 2008: National Turkey Federation Annual Convention, San Diego, California.
    • Brian Little, former-Deputy Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA, updated attendees on Safety and health resources available to Alliance Program members including SHARP, VPP and future OSHA policy and focuses.

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Developed Products

  • Equipment Safety Review Process Guidelines. Through the OSHA and National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Alliance, NCC/NTF developed  voluntary guidelines outlining best practices for equipment safety review, including pre-purchase, pre-start up, and post-start up, to help focus attention on potential hazards associated with machinery. (2010, December)
  • Machine Guarding for the Poultry and Egg Industry. Through the OSHA and National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Alliance, NCC/NTF developed a slide presentation explaining the basics of machine guarding and identifying the machine parts, functions, or processes that may create hazards if the operation of the machine or accidental contact with it can injure the worker. (2010, December)
  • Equipment Safety Pre-Purchase Checklist. Through the OSHA and National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Alliance, NCC/NTF developed "Equipment Safety Pre-Purchase Checklist." The checklist helps to focus attention on the safety and health issues to be evaluated and addressed before purchasing new equipment. (2009, June)
  • Equipment Safety Pre-Startup Checklist. Through the OSHA and National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Alliance, NCC/NTF developed "Equipment Safety Pre- Startup Checklist." The checklist helps to focus attention on the safety and health issues to be evaluated and addressed before starting up new equipment. (2009, June)

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