Employees in the meatpacking industry are exposed to a number of different health and safety hazards on a regular basis. According to OSHA, these hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and hazardous chemicals. Workers also face biological hazards from handling live animals or exposures to blood or feces which can increase risk for diseases.
Here’s what you need to know about meatpacking hazards.
Check out our Back to Basics: Meatpacking Hazards article for more information.