Pennsylvania Considers Legislation to Improve Slaughterhouse Worker Safety

Pennsylvania House Bill 1874 would provide for regulating the meatpacking and food processing industry by creating facility health and safety committees in the workplace; establishing the industry workers' rights coordinator within the state Department of Labor and Industry; and providing for public health emergency protections for individuals working in meat packing, slaughter house, egg production, and other similar facilities. The bill has been referred to the Pennsylvania House Committee on Labor and Industry.