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US Industry Groups Address Machine Hazards

by 5m Editor
22 June 2009, at 9:18am

US - The National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration have come together to draw up and publish pre-purchase and pre-startup equipment safety check lists.

The National Chicken Council (NCC) and the National Turkey Federation (NTF), through their joint Alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are making available pre-purchase and pre-startup equipment safety check lists to help the poultry industry minimise injuries due to machine hazards in the workplace.

The checklists were developed by the joint NCC and NTF Safety and Health Committee and were designed to help poultry companies address critical safety issues prior to purchasing new equipment and prior to installing and starting up new equipment.

The checklists can also be used to perform safety assessments on currently installed equipment.

The checklist address safety considerations relating to: equipment guarding; design and engineering; energy control; ergonomics; training; ingress/egress; ventilation; hazard communication; personal protective equipment; confined space plus hazardous locations; fall protection; and process safety management.

Further Reading

- You can view the Equipment Safety Pre-Purchase Checklist by clicking here.

Further Reading

- You can view the Equipment Safety Pre-Start-up Checklist by clicking here.