WASHINGTON – The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council (NCC) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) announced their partnership with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the upcoming Safe + Sound Week from Aug. 10-16.

The goal of the week is for the poultry industry and others to raise awareness nationwide of the value of safety and health programs in the poultry industry – including management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and correcting hazards in workplaces.

“USPOULTRY, NCC and NTF are pleased to continue to serve as Safe + Sound Week partners and to collaborate with OSHA and the other sponsors on programs and initiatives to help preserve the safety of the US poultry workforce,” said John Starkey, USPOULTRY president; Mike Brown, NCC president; and Joel Brandenberger, NTF president, in a joint statement.

The week is also co-sponsored by the National Safety Council, American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Last year, Safe + Sound Week drew 2,700 businesses to participate in the event.  

During September 2019, NCC, USPOULTRY and NTF agreed to collaborate with OSHA to share injury, illness and hazard exposure data in order to identify areas of emphasis for training, outreach and communication activities.