Brian Rodgers, director of safety and risk management for Butterball LLC, has been appointed committee chairman of the Joint Poultry Industry Safety and Health Council. The council is made up of members from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation. As committee chairman, Rodgers will work with the council to continue the development and enforcement of industry safety and health initiatives.

In his work at Butterball, Rodgers helped the company achieve five of the highest recognitions from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program.

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“By encouraging safety excellence within our member organizations, we will continue to advance the poultry industry as a whole and tackle the challenges that will help us grow,” says Rodgers. “I am proud to be a part of a committee that is leading the charge to support continuous safety performance throughout our industry.”