Training Resources

USPOULTRY leads the development of employee training programs, available to USPOULTRY members. Certain programs may be available to USPOULTRY members only. Currently available programs are listed below.

For USPOULTRY membership details see the Membership Information section.


Organizing and Implementing an Incident Response Plan

With the HPAI outbreak in 2015 many poultry companies recognized the need to better plan and implement response plans to such incidents and improve collaboration with federal response agencies.

All government agencies are mandated to use a standardized, all-hazards approach and organizational structure when responding to incidents called the Incident Command System (ICS). Although the private sector is not required to use the ICS System structure, companies that are at least familiar with the system are in a better position to anticipate and coordinate with responding agencies. It is recommended that companies establish an Incident Management Team (IMT) closely based on the ICS structure as part of their Incident Response Plan. This CD based guide explains the purpose of incident response planning and provides a comprehensive template to build an Incident Management Team and to plan and track actions during an emergency situation.

The video is available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. Non-members may order the program for $200. Copies of the CDROM may be ordered online here.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at info@uspoultry.org.

Driver Safety: Out of the Cab


Driver Safety: Out of the Cab

Most fleet safety activities focus on preventing on the road accidents and crashes. However, there are notable hazards for truck drivers while out of the cab. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has developed a driver education and awareness video, "Driver Safety - Out of the Cab". The video addresses exposures to feed haul, live haul and hatchery drivers covering issues such as slips and falls, farm equipment hazards, and exposures from overhead utility lines and can be used for driver orientation or refresher training. While specific operational procedures differ by company, the video contains general guidelines for driver safety.

The video is available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. Non-members may order the program for $200. Copies of the DVD may be ordered online here.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at info@uspoultry.org.

Driver Safety: Out of the Cab


Ergonomics at Work - Training Materials

USPOULTRY has developed a series of five posters and companion animated videos as one means to help train employees and hopefully overcome some of the concerns with how to overcome the language barrier with the many languages that are spoken in our plants.

The posters and videos do not use words to convey the message. Titles are available in English/Spanish and English/Spanish/Somali.

Click here to view or download posters and videos.

Ergonomics at Work - Training Materials


CDROM The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association funded the development of a biosecurity training DVD. "Infectious Disease Risk Management: Practical Biosecurity Resources for Commercial Poultry Producers" is designed to aid in developing more effective biosecurity practices. It is designed to be used as a program development tool, for personnel training, and teaching. For more information and to order the DVD go here.

Disclaimer: USPOULTRY's Infectious Disease Risk Management DVD includes good management practices to assist in the development of a biosecurity plan. Please recognize that there is no "one size fits all" approach and every farm and commercial poultry facility should create a site specific biosecurity plan to meet their individual needs and conditions.

UPDATED: REVISION 1, NOVEMBER 2013

 

Infectious Disease Risk Management: Practical Biosecurity Resources for Commercial Poultry Producers


CDROM Ergonomics in the Poultry & Egg Industry

The goal of ergonomics is to 'fit the job to the person,' rather than making the person fit the job, to ensure that the work environment is as comfortable and safe for the worker as possible. This narrated PowerPoint slideshow program provides basic training for supervisors in four parts: Intro to Ergonomics, Understanding MSDs, Risk Factors and Ergonomic Controls. The CD based program also includes an editable slideshow and script to allow USPOULTRY member companies to customize the program to include company specific procedures.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at info@uspoultry.org.

Copies of the CD may be ordered online here.

 

 

Ergonomics in the Poultry & Egg Industry


CD An Inside Look at U.S. Poultry Processing

USPOULTRY announces the release of a new video that provides a look at how chickens and turkeys are processed in the United States. The video takes a behind-the-scenes look at today's high-tech, highly efficient poultry processing plants and highlights the food safety and sanitation practices employed by the modern poultry industry.

Copies of the DVD may be ordered online. The video may also be viewed via YouTube player by clicking the play button below.

An Inside Look at U.S. Poultry Processing

DVDFood Defense for Poultry and Egg Processors

After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks a new emphasis in protecting key areas of the country regained attention. One of the interest areas was the food supply. Food is a prime target that can cause a significant disruption in our everyday lives. Poultry and Egg products are no exception. Poultry and egg products are one of the main sources of protein in the nation and it's available to a vast majority of the population within our borders. We in the poultry industry should turn our focus in protecting our industry from the risk of a disruption from our everyday operations.

USPOULTRY has developed a food defense orientation program for poultry and egg processors. USPOULTRY's orientation program focuses on raising awareness on the potential risks that the industry faces and encourage employees to be active participants in protecting products in the workplace. The program offers a short orientation video for plant employees that will help you during training activities in your facility. It also includes a more detailed presentation for managers and key personnel directly involved in the design and execution of the plan. This presentation discusses why you should need to prepare a food defense program, what are the key elements should you take into account and explains why it is important to maintain your plan. The food defense orientation program also includes a resource guide to help you start designing your food defense program and it can help you find additional information that can help you improve your existing program.

Food Defense Programs normally incorporate existing programs like your food safety plan and your access control program. You will realize that several components of your program may be in place and your food defense plan adds additional meaning to what is already being done. Food Defense programs along with the other food safety, employee safety, quality and security programs provides an additional layer of insurance to protect lives, jobs, and your entire business.

The DVD is available at no charge to Association members. Non members may purchase copies of the DVD for $200 each.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at rrivera@uspoultry.org.

Copies of the DVD may be ordered online here.

 

Food Defense for Poultry and Egg Processors

DVDAfter the Accident - Driver Responsibilities Following a Crash

Driver actions immediately following a crash can greatly affect the final outcome. This 6 minute long, narrated PowerPoint slideshow was created to remind drivers of their initial responsibilities in the moments following a crash. After the Accident - Driver Responsibilities Following a Crash is a driver training video available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. The CD based program also includes an editable  slideshow and script to allow USPOULTRY member companies to customize the program to include company specific procedures.

If you have any questions or comments please contact us at info@uspoultry.org.

Copies of the CD may be ordered online here.

 



 

After the Accident - Driver Responsibilities Following a Crash

DVDPoultry Insight: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

To help provide answers as to why Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are an important part of the poultry industry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has created a series of six short videos. The series is called Poultry Insight, and the videos are a discussion with Paul Bredwell, vice president of environmental programs for USPOULTRY. The video series explains what a CAFO is, who owns CAFOs, potential impact of CAFOs on the environment, how producers manage their operations to avoid adverse environmental impacts, the benefits of CAFOs, and who regulates CAFOs.

Copies of the DVD may be ordered online. The video series may also be viewed via YouTube by clicking the play button below or downloaded as a Windows Media file (.wmv).

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Poultry Insight: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

DVD Employment Eligibility Verification and I-9 Training is a PowerPoint based training program available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. Non-members may order the program for $200. The program is intended for human resources personnel who are responsible for hiring new employees. The program is presented in a narrated slide presentation and traditional PowerPoint formats and includes a quiz to evaluate comprehension. It teaches persons responsible for hiring new employees the basic provisions of the U.S. immigration laws which require employers to make a good faith effort to confirm that newly hired employees are authorized to work in the United States and explains each section of the required Form I-9. The program was developed in conjunction with the Joint Poultry Industry Human Resources Council, comprised of members from USPOULTRY, the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation.

UPDATED FOR REVISED I-9 FORM (2013)

Employment Eligibility Verification and I-9 Training

CD Poultry & The Hormone Myth DVD Order

One of the most common...and frustrating...questions for U.S. poultry producers is why hormones are used to grow birds bigger and faster. Of course, the actual simple answer is no hormones are used. To address this continuing misinformation, U.S. Poultry& Egg Association has prepared a new video to explain the scientific, economic and legal reasons hormones are not needed or used by the U.S. poultry industry.

Copies of the DVD may be ordered online. The video may also be viewed via YouTube player by clicking the play button below. Two options are available below if you would like to download the video to your system.

Long Version (266 MB - .MOV) Containing folder is .ZIP

Short Version (155 MB - .MOV) Containing folder is .ZIP

Poultry & The Hormone Myth

CD Carbon Footprint Estimation Toolkit CD Order Form

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has recently revised its carbon footprint estimation toolkit for the poultry and egg industries. The revised toolkit includes a narrated tutorial to make the emission calculation and record keeping process more efficient.

The toolkit is an Excel based program used to assist facilities in evaluating their carbon footprint and was developed in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements and potential GHG regulatory requirements associated with the Greenhouse Gases Tailoring Rule. The toolkit allows facilities to calculate the emission of GHGs generated by stationary sources (i.e. boilers and generators) by inputting the volume of various fuels used at the facility into a spreadsheet that has been populated with the necessary arithmetic equations. Additionally, the toolkit provides facilities with anaerobic processes operated at wastewater treatment plants with the ability to calculate and log those GHG emissions to evaluate their need to report as required by the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.

Revisions include a tool which allows facilities to calculate emissions generated from its fleet of product delivery vehicles, as well as company automobiles and the personal automobiles of its employees. While emissions generated from mobile sources are not counted when determining the requirement to comply with the greenhouse gas reporting rule, this aspect of the tool will provide a facility the means to calculate its carbon footprint to expanded boundaries.

The CD is available at no charge to Association members. Nonmembers may purchase copies of the CD for $200 each.

UPDATED: REVISION 1, JULY 2013

Poultry & Egg Production Curriculum

CD Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Training Program (SPCC) CD Order Form

The Federal Oil Pollution Prevention regulation sets forth requirements to prevent, prepared for, and response to oil discharges. The primary purpose of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule is to prevent oil spills from reaching navigable waters, which include streams, creeks, rivers and lakes. According to the SPCC Rule, an "oil" means oil of any kind or in any form.

Facilities that have an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons and have a reasonable expectation of discharging oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines are subject to the SPCC Rule. Until recently agriculture was exempt but a recent revision extends the requirements of the program to farming operations. The compliance date for farms is May 10, 2013.

USPOULTRY's SPCC Training Program defines the requirements of the rule, identifies facilities affected by the rule, delineates required best management practices to prevent and control spills, identifies SPCC plan requirements, training requirements, inspection requirements and record keeping requirements.

The CD is available at no charge to Association members. Nonmembers may purchase copies of the CD for $200 each.

 

 


CD Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2 Module 1) DVD Order Form

Module 1- Initial Facility Assessment

The Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2) is designed to assist poultry and egg producers in evaluating environmental strategies associated with the management of manure and other byproducts generated on the farm.

Module 1- Initial Facility Assessment addresses elements and mechanisms that can cause negative environmental impacts and discusses the preventative measures poultry and egg producers can take to remove impacts. Module 1 includes a worksheet that will allow you to track your facilities initial evaluation and document issues that may influence or cause a potential environmental risk so they can be dealt with in an orderly fashion.

This program is available to USPOULTRY members, free of charge.

 

 


CD Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2 Module 2) DVD Order Form

Module 2 - Nutrient Management Planning

The Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2) is designed to assist poultry and egg producers in evaluating environmental strategies associated with the management of manure and other byproducts generated on the farm.

Module 2 - Nutrient Management Planning is a series of four videos that discuss the need, requirement and environmental benefit of actively implementing a nutrient management plan developed specifically for an individual poultry and egg farm.

This program is available to USPOULTRY members, free of charge.

 

 


DVD Raising Chickens and Turkeys...for today and tomorrow

We invite you to take a peek behind America's dynamic poultry industry in this new video from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. From the hatchery to the farm, chickens and turkeys follow quite a journey as they feed the demands of a hungry world. The poultry industry is well-recognized for its leadership in addressing the world demand for food that is safe, rich in healthy protein and affordable. Through research and innovation the industry will continue to be at the forefront of advances in food production, and all the while, preserving the heritage of the family farm and contributing to a healthier planet. The American consumer - along with the rest of the world - deserves nothing less.

Copies of the DVD may be ordered online. The video may also be viewed via YouTube player by clicking the play button below or downloaded as a Windows Media file (.wmv).

Poultry & Egg Production Curriculum

DVD Pre-Trip Post-Trip Inspection Driver Training

Pre-Trip Post-Trip Inspections is a driver training video available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. Non-members may order the program for $200. This video is designed to help drivers develop a consistent procedure to thoroughly inspect commercial motor vehicles the right way, the same way, every time. It will help newer drivers develop a standard procedure to follow and will remind experienced drivers of the importance of a thorough inspection procedure. The program was developed by USPOULTRY's Poultry & Egg Institute working with a group of experienced poultry industry safety professionals.

Poultry & Egg Production Curriculum

DVD Poultry & Egg Production Curriculum

USPOULTRY announces the release of a new free resource for high school agriculture educators. Created in collaboration with the California Poultry Federation, California Polytechnic State University and California State University, Fresno, the thirteen lesson plan series provides agriculture educators with a comprehensive curriculum resource needed to teach students about the commercial poultry and egg industry. A professional curriculum consultant aligned the lesson plans to national Education Content Standards in Agriculture.

This curriculum kit includes lesson plans, quizzes and PowerPoint presentations for the following:

Introduction to the Poultry Industry History of Poultry Production
Chicken Genetics and Reproduction Turkey Reproduction
Broiler Production Egg Laying Hens
Turkey Production Egg Processing
Poultry Processing Niche Poultry Markets
Poultry Anatomy and Physiology Poultry Health and Welfare
Biosecurity  

CD versions may be ordered online or the lesson plans can be viewed and downloaded online.

A version aligned with California curriculum content standards is available from the California Poultry Federation, www.cpif.org.

Poultry & Egg Production Curriculum

DVD Machine Guarding for the Poultry & Egg Industry is a PowerPoint based training program available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. Non-members may order the program for $200. The program is intended for safety and health, maintenance and sanitation personnel who are responsible for machine guarding. It outlines a risk management approach to identifying and correcting machine exposures and provides practical solutions to address the hazards. Machine Guarding for the Poultry & Egg Industry

CDROMIntroduction to Incident Investigations is a PowerPoint based training program available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members. Non-members may order the program for $200. The program is intended for safety and helath personnel, supervisors and others who are involved in accident and incident investigations. It outlines the benefits of successful incident investigations and provides various processes to assist in determining the root cause of the incident and possible corrective actions to prevent a reoccurrence.

Introduction to Incident Investigations


POULTRY INDUSTRY WORKPLACE SAFETY - March 2009

This Issue Kit outlines some of the many safety challenges the industry has faced over the years, a few of the interventions employed to address them, and some of the many educational endeavors undertaken and collaborations pursued with OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor), all with the goal of not just complying with safety regulations but tackling plant challenges head-on in a proactive and progressive manner. The progress that has been made and the successes that have been achieved need to be understood, appreciated, and continued.

This issue kit is available online. A CD version is available free-of-charge to USPOULTRY members ($50 for non-members) and can be ordered here.



DVDThe Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training Program provides the history and rationale behind the development of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program and also details the requirements of an acceptable Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.


Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training Program



DVDA driver training program, Single Vehicle Rollovers, discusses the factors that lead to rollover accidents including vehicle design, road conditions and driver behavior.

The programs may be ordered securely online by clicking the links above.


Single Vehicle Rollover DVD


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