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NAMI Responds to Washington Post Article on OSHA Citations
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The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Washington Post missed the real story regarding the Occupational and Safety Health Administration’s (OSHA) citations of two meat packing companies related to COVID-19:
Kim Kindy of the Washington Post has written a story critical of OSHA’s citations of two meat packing plants. We agree OSHA deserves criticism, but for different reasons. OSHA’s citations against Smithfield Foods and JBS Foods are both confusing and revisionist.
Kindy neglects to look at the timeline. Let us review...
NAMI Issues Statement on OSHA Citation Related to COVID-19
The North American Meat Institute released the following statement from Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts regarding an Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) citation related to COVID-19.
“While the meat and poultry industry remains vigilant working with many government agencies to stop the spread of COVID-19, OSHA engages in revisionism.
“The meat and poultry industry’s first priority is the safety of the men and women who work in their facilities. Notwithstanding inconsistent and sometimes...
North American Meat Institute Announces Alliance Agreement with OSHA
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have signed a two-year alliance to provide Meat Institute members, the public, and other stakeholders with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect workers.
“Through this alliance, we look forward to working with OSHA to continue our work to protect the health and safety of the men and women who work in meat and poultry facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and thereafter,” said Meat Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Julie Anna Potts. “These workers are essential to making food for our nation and are a critical part of our rural economies..."
215 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Exceptional Safety Performance
The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recently recognized 215 chicken and turkey facilities with safety awards. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs.
Award consideration was based on injury statistics over three years (2017 – 2019) and an evaluation of written applications by academia and other safety experts. Sixty-one facilities received...
What the Seafood Industry Can Learn From National Frozen Foods’ COVID-19 Safety Violation
Consumers are not the only ones navigating the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Employers are being required to implement safety measures to protect their workers from contracting COVID-19. And now, one food processor has actually been cited for violating COVID-19 safety rules.
Oregon OSHA announced earlier this week that they have cited National Frozen Foods for failing to implement physical distancing measures to protect their workers from the spread of the virus. National Frozen Foods is located in Albany...
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