"When it comes to knowledge of PPE and food safety, Eagle Protect leads the industry"
The Company involved in this food safety review conducted by Eagle Protect is an integrated poultry producer in New Zealand and a large domestic producer and exporter of poultry products. It processes, on average, 130,000 birds per day and employs approximately 500 culturally diverse workers, both male and female.
Because the plant’s environment was inherently wet, the worker’s PPE was required to have enhanced grip and warmth, and to be the correct fit, while maintaining dexterity. There were ongoing worker concerns regarding lack of selection and fit, with subsequently worker injury. The review was to focus on the usage of all disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) for optimal worker efficiency and safety, and to enhance current food safety programs.
...THE WORKER’S PPE WAS REQUIRED TO HAVE ENHANCED GRIP AND WARMTH, AND TO BE THE CORRECT FIT, WHILE MAINTAINING DEXTERITY.
Overall the Company’s food safety procedures were followed and well-understood by all workers. However, a number of risks were identified:
Concluding from observation, investigation and feedback from plant workers, the following recommendations were made:
A WIDER RANGE OF PRODUCT SIZES SHOULD BE SOURCED TO PROVIDE A BETTER FIT ALLOWING INCREASED DEXTERITY, EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY
The Company implemented all recommendations from the Eagle Protect Food Safety review, which resulted in the following:
DECREASED WORKER ABSENCES FROM HAND AND ARM INJURY, SAVING THE COMPANY OVER $400,000 ANNUALLY IN WORKER TURNOVER AND HEALTH COSTS
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POULTRY PRODUCER & EXPORTER:
Review Focus: Analyse disposable PPE usage for worker efficiency & safety. Enhance current food safety programs
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Proper product selection reduces worker absences, cases of occupational skin disease (OSD), turnover, worker compensation claims and healthcare costs while increasing worker safety and efficiency.
...a wider range of product sizes should be sourced to provide a better fit allowing increased dexterity, efficiency and safety
"Poor fit of nitrile gloves causing cramping and looseness a hazard with knives and machinery"
Decreased worker absences from hand and arm injury, saving the Company over $400,000 annually in worker turnover and health costs
Implemented audit recommendations resulted in 15% more birds processed daily.