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Panel Discussion
16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

Dangerous Jobs, Few Protections: The human impacts of animal agriculture

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16:00 - 17:30 GMT
Friday, 6 January 2023

Dangerous Jobs, Few Protections: The human impacts of animal agriculture

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country, but workers in the US dairy, poultry, and livestock industries lack the basic protections that workers in most every other industry take for granted. A legal exemption prevents the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from monitoring and investigating farms with 10 or fewer workers, which means the vast majority of animal agriculture workers have no protection from dangerous conditions and no recourse if they are hurt or killed. Join four animal agriculture and/or labour experts in discussing the state of animal-agriculture worker safety, and the industry’s role in creating and maintaining the status quo.