HR & Safety Programs

The goal of the USPOULTRY HR & Safety Program is to support the industry's HR & Safety efforts through technical services and education. Supporting a strong, safe, and healthy workforce is vital to maintaining a quality, wholesome food supply.

Safety & Health Award Programs

Overseen by USPOULTRY, the Joint Poultry Safety and Health Council sponsor the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Award Program for NCC, NTF, and USPOULTRY members. The program seeks to highlight employers continuously improving their safety performance through the establishment of sound safety and health programs at the facility level and recognizes those facilities that have achieved a high level of safety performance as part of a continuing effort to reduce occupational injury and illness.

The program also seeks to boost employee morale, reduce expenses associated with workplace injuries and illnesses, and enhance the poultry and egg industry's overall employee safety and health image.


2022 Joint Poultry Industry Award Program - Rules/Instructions & Application Documents

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award. Deadline for submission: Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Click the red PDF icon for a quick view of the rules and instructions. Click the blue ZIP icon to download the application documents in ZIP format.


2022 Innovation In Safety Award Program - Rules/Instructions & Application Documents

We are now accepting applications for the 2022 Innovation In Safety Award. Deadline for submission: Friday, June 10, 2022.
Click the red PDF icon for a quick view of the rules and instructions. Click the blue ZIP icon to download the application documents in ZIP format.


Sampling of the 29 Joint Poultry Industry Safety Award Winners of 2021

2021 Winner: Tyson Foods

Tom Brower (SVP Safety and Health); David Bray (Group President Poultry); Adrienne Allison (Safety Director - Poultry); Eddie Chancellor (VP McDonalds Division); Sandy Luckcuck (President Global McDonalds)

2021 Winner: George's Inc.

Back row: Left to Right: Erin Billings, Environmental Compliance Manager, Jed Williams, Regional Senior Safety Manager, and Abby Hale, Occupational Health Manager; Front row: Kenny Sandlin, Senior Director EHS&S and David Deere, Regional Safety Director

2021 Winner: Maple Leaf Farms

Don Ratliff and Lori Springer