By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Empty Hooks In A Meat Processing FactoryThe Occupational Safety & Health Administration recently issued its “Inspection Guidance for Poultry Slaughtering and Poultry Processing Establishments” (October 28, 2015).

OSHA explains in the Guidance that workers employed in the poultry industry may face many hazards, including high noise levels, dangerous equipment, musculoskeletal disorders,
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By Ilana R. Morady and Eric E. Boyd

On September 25, 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is trying to bolster the manufacturing industry by increasing the number of biobased products available to federal agencies.  Under the USDA’s BioPreferred program, the Department designates categories of biobased products and lists individual products available for preferred

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By Eric E. Boyd and Ilana R. Morady

On February 21, 2012, the Obama Administration issued a Memorandum of Understanding to boost compliance with various mandates requiring federal agencies and contractors to purchase biobased products.  Biobased products are defined by the 2002 Farm Bill as “commercial or industrial products (other than food or feed) that are composed in whole, or

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