A report commissioned by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council indicates that musculoskeletal disorders in the poultry industry have declined 75% during the last 25 years. Brian Rodgers of Butterball LLC, who serves as council chairman, says they can be proud of the industry's progress and it can serve as a model for other industries that are facing the same challenges.
The study describes the industry's efforts in the prevention and early treatment of MSDs. It also discusses how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has focused attention on the poultry industry and the positive results from OSHA and the industry working together.
The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council is made up of members from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation.