News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Matthew Spencer

Matthew Spencer is director of HR and safety programs for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.



Preparing a national safety standard for COVID-19

New leadership in Washington will likely lead to increased regulation of the poultry industry’s response to COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affected the global workplace. As a vitally important critical infrastructure industry – and without a regulation requiring or instructing it – the poultry and egg industries proactively developed infectious disease preparedness and response plans and trained employees.
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Poultry industry working to build OSHA relationship

USPOULTRY and other groups are working to build a lasting relationship with the agency through enhanced collaboration on worker training and safety.
Poultry industry groups are working to better their relationship with the worker safety oversight agency of the U.S. Department of Labor.
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A production line.

10 steps to reduce hazardous energy risks in poultry plants

Communicating the proper steps of a Lockout/Tagout procedure reduces risks associated with heavy machinery in poultry operations.
The poultry industry has seen steady improvement in worker safety, with current incident rates essentially equal to those of manufacturing as a whole. However, challenges still remain.
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