Dynatec was awarded a PO for an 800,000 gpd industrial MBR for a chicken processor.
Most chicken, turkey farms affected by bird flu can restock
Most commercial chicken and turkey farms that were infected by the bird flu have been cleared to restock, agriculture officials said Friday, but scientists still will keep a close eye on migrating birds and test thousands to see if the virus is present. No new cases have been reported sinceJune 17when the last Iowa farm said chickens were dying from the H5N2 virus. However, wild birds` southern migration has been delayed by a warmer fall, so officials still need about a month to assure farmers there were no...
OSHA`s regional emphasis program focuses on reducing illness and injury at Southeastern chicken processing facilities
Poultry workers are twice as likely to suffer serious injuries and six times more likely to get sick on the job than other private sector workers, facts that are leading federal safety and health inspectors to act in four Southeastern states to reduce musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic stressors affecting industry workers. The U.S. Department of Labor`s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced the launch of a new Regional Emphasis Program in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi...
Amputation, other injuries at Pilgrim`s Pride chicken facilities `preventable`
In less than 60 days, three employee injuries - including one worker who suffered the amputation of three fingers - brought federal inspectors to West Virginia poultry processing facilities operated by Pilgrim`s Pride Corp., one of the world`s largest chicken producers. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections in April, May and June 2015 found that preventable safety violations caused the workers` injuries at Pilgrim`s facilities on 214 S. Main St. and 129 Potomac Ave....
Chicken processor faces $861K in fines after OSHA finds workers continue to be exposed to serious amputation, electrocution and fall hazards
For employees at a leading supplier of chicken to national fast food and supermarket brands, the dangers of amputation, electrocution and hazardous falls are all in a day`s work, and part of their employer`s long history of violating federal worker safety and health standards. A U.S. Department of Labor`s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation of an Ohio poultry processing facility operated by Case Farms Processing Inc. found that the company was aware of the dangers, but continued to expose...
USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys
Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that has tested 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it also protects turkeys, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing on Wednesday. If it does, the agency plans to quickly license it for widespread production and is seeking funding from the Office of Management and Budget to stockpile it nationally. "Hopefully we`ll be able to get a lot of folks working collaborative...