For almost 35 years, the poultry industry has been at the forefront in reducing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. The industry’s engagement on the prevention and early treatment of MSDs can serve as a model for other industries also facing the challenges of dealing with these injuries. The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is hosting an education program, Ergonomic Improvements in Poultry Industry, which will examine some of the challenges and successes in the industry’s addressing of this issue. The program will be held at the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, and it is free for all registered IPPE attendees.

This year’s program will cover areas of success as well as areas where focus is still needed. Topics to be discussed include: Ergonomics: 35 Years of Progress in the Poultry Industry; Smart Wearables and Big Data to Prevent Injuries in Food Processing; and Building an Ergonomics Program.


IPPE, the world's largest annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show, will be held January 28-30, 2020. IPPE is a collaboration of three trade show — the International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and International Poultry Expo — representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by USPOULTRY, the American Feed Industry Association and the North American Meat Institute.