Resources

Industry Resources:
American Meat Institute

AMI is the nation's oldest and largest meat and poultry trade association. AMI is dedicated to increasing the efficiency, profitability and safety of meat and poultry trade worldwide.

American Meat Institute Foundation
The AMI Foundation is a non-profit research, education and information foundation established by AMI to study ways the meat and poultry industry can produce better, safer products. The AMI Foundation also sponsors the annual Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference.

Worker Safety:
AMI Worker Safety & Health Committee
The AMI Worker Safety & Health Committee aims to foster continuous improvement in worker and work place safety in the meat and poultryindustry. The committee addresses work place occupational safety and health issues and plans the annual Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

National Safety Council
The NSC is a non-profit, non-governmental, international service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC provides administrative support for the AMI Foundation Worker Safety Recognition Award Program.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. NIOSH is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA assures the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in work place safety and health.

OSHA Meat Packing Plant Information
OSHA's Meat Packing Plant Information page focuses on issues specific to the meat and poultry industry. The page provides explanations of standards, safety solutions and additional resources.

OSHA Voluntary Protection Program
OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) promotes effective work-site based safety and health with the assistance of management, labor and OSHA's experience and expertise.

Ergonomics:
Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics is dedicated to furthering knowledge about human abilities as they relate to how humans interact with equipment in all settings, including work, transportation, defense, daily living, education and leisure.

Center for Industrial Ergonomics, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville
The Center for Industrial Ergonomics is an integral unit of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Louisville. The Center's research and educational activities focus on integrating people, organization, information and technology at work, and improving quality and productivity through ergonomics and safety management.

Cornell University Ergonomics Web
CUErgo presents information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG).

NIOSH Ergonomics Research and Information
Provides a listing of NIOSH publications and other resources, including a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

OSHA Effective Ergonomics: Strategy for Success
OSHA’s page specific to ergonomics. It outlines OSHA's four-pronged approach to ergonomics and provides additional resources.

UCLA Ergonomics
The UCLA Ergonomics Program provides employees with ergo-friendly solutions to a variety of work-related problems.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industry: Ergonomics Ideas Bank
The Ergonomics Ideas Bank includes a searchable collection of ideas to reduce exposure to awkward postures, high hand force, repetitive motions, lifting, vibration and other risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in the work place.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industry: Ergonomics Evaluation Tools
The Ergonomic Evaluation Tools page provides three evaluation tools, including Lifting Calculator, Hazard Zone Checklist and Caution Zone Checklist.

Human Resources:
AMI Career Center
The AMI Career Center connects AMI members with new employment opportunities in the meat and poultry industry.

AMI Human Resources Committee
The AMI Human Resources Committee outlines and develops educational resources to address the challenges of human resources professionals in the meat and poultry industry. The Committee assists in the planning of the annual Worker Safety, Health and Human Resources Conference.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLC
"The Employer's Law Firm, Since 1946, Constangy" handles litigation prevention and defense, labor relations, benefits, immigration, workers' compensation, wage and hour, occupational safety and health and affirmative action.

Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants
MMIC offers AMI member companies major medical insurance, life insurance, optional disability and dental coverage programs.

Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management, the Society services the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available.

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
Formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services, policies and priorities.

U.S. Department of Labor
The DOL fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners and retirees of the U.S.

 
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