With nearly half a million people working in the meat and poultry industry, worker safety, health
and human resource issues are vitally important to the success of our
businesses. A growing interest in environmental issues means many industry
professionals may also find that their duties have been expanded to include
worker safety, human resources and the environment.
Meat and poultry industry workplaces continue to pose unique challenges for worker safety, human
resources and environmental professionals. The industry faces an aging workforce
and climbing healthcare costs, as well as difficulty finding and retaining an
adequate number of employees. Meanwhile, government initiatives related to
worker safety and personnel management require companies to stay abreast of
complex, technical, regulatory and legal issues.