Setting Guidelines for the Meat Packing Industry
Americans consume large amounts of meat. Therefore, workers in the meat packing industry have to work fast and under pressure, which contributes to the industry being a
dangerous place for its employees. The owners of the meat packing industry contend that in order to make a profit its production must be fast and believe that this can be done safely. In "Meatpacking Industry Hurts Workers," numerous statistics including that the "rate of cumulative traumatic injuries in meatpacking is 33 times the national average" are given to support the claim that meat packing is the most dangerous job in America. These statistics sustain that some changes are necessary to protect the welfare of its workers. Because meat packers work in a dangerous environment, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration should set stricter guidelines for the meat packing industry.
In recent years the industry has changed where workers no longer perform an array of tasks, but now unskilled workers are asked to do one task all day. …
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