OSHA, Food Safety and Inspection Service Sign Agreement on Worker Safety
The two agencies signed the five-year agreement on worker safety and training.
- By Alex Saurman
- Aug 11, 2022
Two agencies have recently signed an agreement on worker safety and training.
On August 1, the Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and OSHA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). According to a press release, the MOU will last five years and focuses on “training, information sharing and workplace hazards.”
“I know firsthand what the work environment at FSIS-regulated establishments entails. Our agencies share the goal of protecting the safety and health of workers in FSIS-regulated establishments, including both FSIS and establishment employees,” FSIS Administrator Paul Kiecker said in the press release.
OSHA and FSIS, responsible for the standard of meat, eggs and poultry, will work together on training and will share information on health and safety data and “new methods or techniques for monitoring and assessing new procedures or chemicals.”
The first MOU was signed by OSHA and FSIS on February 4, 1994.
Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.