Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) rates in the poultry industry have fallen by over 75% since 1992, according to a review sponsored by the National Chicken Council, the National Turkey Federation, and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.

Ergonomics in the Poultry Industry: A Review of 25 Years of Industry Efforts” chronicles the progress made and the successes earned with respect to ergonomics, including the significant decrease in MSDs. It also discusses how OSHA has focused its attention on the poultry industry over this period and the positive results that have come from joint OSHA and industry efforts.


The review also unveils the results of a new survey that the poultry industry has conducted that gauges the penetration of the industry’s ergonomics efforts to poultry facilities across the country.