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Occupational Health & Safety for Meat Workers

AMIEU Occupational Health & Safety In The Meat Industry

Web site established by AMIEU for Meat Workers

By |August 16th, 2012|Occupational Health & Safety|Comments Off on Occupational Health & Safety for Meat Workers

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!

Machines designed to saw animals in half […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers, Occupational Health & Safety|Comments Off on Sometimes it’s OK to say “No!”

Employee Safety Representatives = Union business

Just like a delegate or shop steward, the role of the Employee Safety Representative (ESR) represents workers. Unlike delegates and shop stewards, not all ESR’s are union members.

In fact, many workplaces don’t have an ESR. A state WorkCover Authority estimates that only about 20% of workplaces have ESR’s. Yet the ESR is a legislated and […]

By |July 9th, 2012|Meat Workers, Occupational Health & Safety|Comments Off on Employee Safety Representatives = Union business