AMIEU Occupational Health & Safety In The Meat Industry Web site established by AMIEU for Meat Workers
Occupational Health & Safety
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!
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 …