Online Program

Taking a toll: A meatpacking worker's perspective on hazards and food safety

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, DC
This presentation will provide a first-hand account by a meatpacking worker of his/her experience in a beef/pork processing plant.  Nebraska Appleseed, a community-based human rights organization will work with the session organizers to identify, recruit and help prepare a worker to speak at the session. The worker will describe his/her specific tasks involved in breaking down the carcass and the physical and psychosocial hazards to which workers in the plant are exposed.  The presentation will complement and reinforce the presentations made by the academic speakers.

Learning Areas:

Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
List at least two physical hazards encountered by meatpacking workers; Describe at least one psychosocial hazard faced by meatpacking workers

Keyword(s): Food Safety, Labor

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: I am an invited panel member

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I work in a meatpacking plant in Nebraska and have first-hand knowledge and experience with the physical and and psychosocial hazards faced by this workforce.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.