Workplace Safety in the Meatpacking Industry


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Workplace Safety in the Meatpacking Industry
Throughout its history, the meatpacking industry has been one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States for its workers (
, 2002, p. 20), and has often been reserved for those at the bottom of the labor pool, recent immigrants or undocumented workers. This was true in 1906 when Upton Sinclair wrote his famous expose of Chicago meatpackers, The Jungle, and it remains true today (Human Rights Watch, 2004, p. 11). Another thing that has remained true is that the industry insists that its practices are acceptable and that the extraordinarily high rates of injury in meatpacking are not its responsibility. This position is not considered credible even among those who might be...
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