OSHA, the National Chicken Council (NCC) and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) have formed a new alliance to provide the associations' members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will assist in protecting the safety and health of employees, including non-English speaking employees.
The focus of the alliance will be on machinery hazards and providing solutions to reduce worksite injuries, such as amputations.
NCC and NTF will work with OSHA to provide expertise for the development of educational programs on equipment safety in the poultry industry. Programs and training materials will be disseminated through print and electronic media, and OSHA and NCC/NTF Web sites. The alliance signatories will participate in conferences, forums, stakeholder meetings, and other events.
The NCC is a national, non-profit trade association representing the interests of the chicken industry. Its members include chicken producers/processors, poultry distributors, and allied industry firms. Representing all segments of the turkey industry, the NTF is a national trade association that provides services and conducts activities for its members' products. NTF's membership includes growers, processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services, and state associations.