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Nov. 20, 2007
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OSHA Announces New Alliance with the National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Chicken Council (NCC) and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) have formed a new Alliance to provide the associations' members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will assist in protecting the safety and health of employees, including non-English speaking employees. The Alliance's focus will be on machinery hazards and providing solutions to reduce worksite injuries, such as amputations.

"This cooperative Alliance clearly illustrates our commitment to reducing safety and health hazards, while promoting best practices and technical knowledge for the poultry industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. "Cooperation between OSHA and the poultry industry will promote new ideas and opportunities to assist employers and employees in reducing workplace injuries."

NCC and NTF will work with OSHA to provide expertise for the development of educational programs on equipment safety in the poultry industry. Programs and training materials will be disseminated through print and electronic media, and OSHA and NCC/NTF Web sites. The Alliance signatories will participate in conferences, forums, stakeholder meetings, and other events.

"The poultry industry already ha