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OSHA deputy assistant secretary addresses poultry industry

Remarks touch on safety and health programs, cooperative efforts

Posted August 24, 2018

In a recent address to the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, urged attendees to reach out to smaller producers and to work together to promote information sharing, in an effort to prevent injuries and illnesses in the poultry industry.

Sweatt’s remarks touched on a number of topics important to the industry, including medical management, forklift safety, workplace violence, emphasis programs, and cooperative programs, and stressed the resources and guidelines OSHA provides.

Sweatt noted that the most frequently cited standards in the poultry industry have been lockout/tagout, process safety management (PSM), machine guarding, and electrical.

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