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January 1989

Profiles in safety and health: occupational risks of meat packing

M. Personick, K. Taylor-Shirley

Injury and illness rates in manufacturing are above the average for the total economy; within the manufacturing sector, some individual industry rates, such as those in meatpacking, are two or three times the all-manufacturing average. This article ? covering the meatpacking industry ? is the first in a BLS series focusing on specific industries experiencing a high incidence of injuries and illnesses.

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