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Coronavirus Guidelines and Resources for the Meat Industry

Since March, meat and poultry processing facilities have faced unique challenges maintaining their operations as part of the critical infrastructure for the nation, dealing with rapid onset of infectious cases of COVID-19 within their facilities and finding solutions to mitigate the spread of this highly infectious virus.  This document serves to provide access to information and resources for meat and poultry processors in the State of Ohio or wherever needed.

PPE Resources
Ohio has launched an exchange for manufacturers providing PPE through the Repurposing Project. You can access the exchange here.

Meat Industry Coronavirus Resources

American Association of Meat Processors - Click here

North American Meat Institute - Click here

News Update

CDC to monitor Coronavirus outbreak at Utah meat plant - Click here

Best Practices

Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers Interim Guidance from the CDC and OSHA - Click Here

Shifting Focus to Ventilation, Breakrooms and Locker Rooms  - Click Here

Perdue Farms shares CDC report following Maryland facility tours - Click Here

Crisis Management

Procedure for Employee or Visitor at Location who tests positive for COVID-19 - Click here

Maple Leaf Foods COVID-19 Pandemic Plan - Click here

Executive Order to Keep Meat Plants Open

Click here

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Resources for Earphones to use in Plants

  1. CLP accessories - Click here
  2. Magnetic headphones under $30 - Click here
  3. Sensear smart plug -  Click here
  1. SM1R two way radio communication headset (available in different styles); IP rating 54 for protection against splash of liquids; TIA-4950-A certified; - Click here
  2. FDA approved, BPA free, food grade pp plastic, kids headset - Click here

* - Provided by Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service – Abhay K. Grover, Digital Lab Manager