The Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Program, which recognizes facilities that have achieved injury and illness rates below the industry average for three consecutive years through the implementation of innovative and effective programs, has put out a call for applicants throughout the poultry industry. 

Poultry or egg processing plants, hatcheries, feed mills or rendering facilities that are operated by member companies of the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association are eligible to apply. The application deadline for the 2011 awards is March 1.