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AMIF Recognizes 142 Meat and Poultry Plants for Worker Safety Efforts at Annual Conference

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kansas City, MO — More than 140 meat and poultry plants were recognized for outstanding safety performance at the American Meat Institute Foundation’s annual Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment, held April 29-30, at Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

“This program’s ongoing success is a reflection of our industry’s strong dedication to making workplace safety a top priority,” said AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle. “We applaud the efforts of these plants to protect their workers and for their continued commitment to further progress.”

Forty-six plants were recognized with the highest award – the Award of Honor. Forty-eight received the Award of Merit. In addition, 32 plants received the Award of Commendation and 16 received a Certificate of Recognition

The various levels of awards that may be earned are based on an evaluation of each eligible plant’s actual safety performance as well as its implementation of various key components of an effective safety and health program as measured by the safety program questionnaire.

The meat and poultry industry’s commitment to improving workplace safety is reflected in the significant and consistent decline in illness and injury rates among its nearly 500,000 workers over the past two decades.

To view a list of this year’s Safety Award winners, click here: http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/59190

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