Sometimes it’s OK to say “No!”

Machinery used in meat processing can be bloody dangerous!

Many horrific injuries have occurred in the meat industry that were caused by machines invented to assist in the cutting up of animals after they are dead.

These machines are just as effective on live humans as they are on dead animals!

photo by Andrew De La Rue. ‘The Age’

Machines designed to saw animals in half have sawn through many human fingers, arms, legs and feet with the same ease.

Machines designed to cut off animal’s legs and heads have amputated many human hands over the past few years.

Meat denuding machines have skinned human fingers and thumbs to bony stumps or worse!

These types of injuries are permanent and usually leave workers disfigured for life.

Many workers are unaware that they can refuse to operate hazardous machinery that they have not been properly trained in the use of.

If you have not been shown what type of injury can occur when using the machine that you are asked to operate, if you have not been shown the safety features or what to do in case of accident or emergency;

SAY NO!

AND SAY NO! TO WORKPLACE INJURIES

A WORKER SAFETY CAMPAIGN BY THE AUSTRALASIAN MEAT INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES UNION