Steve Sayer has been involved in the meat and poultry industry for 37 years. He spent his first 20 years at Alpha Meat Packing, located in South Gate California as Vice President of Operations.
Alpha Meat Packing, a former purveyor of case-ready lamb, pork and beef products for retail stores, was recognized by California/OSHA with having an exceptional industrial safety and health program and for maintaining injuries and illnesses below industry averages.
He spent 17 years as an industrial safety and food safety consultant/auditor for meat, poultry, produce, pharmaceutical, bakeries, confectionary and seafood facilities including restaurants and industrial refrigeration companies.
He has assisted companies with reducing reportable injuries and illness resulting with millions of dollars being saved with associated workers compensation costs. He’s represented businesses at OSHA hearings/conferences resulting with monetary reductions including successfully appealing safety code citations cited by OSHA.
Since 1994, Steve has been published in nationally distributed magazines covering both OSHA and general food safety and humane handling of feed animals topics. He’s written and implemented: injury and illness prevention programs, hazardous waste management programs, human resource manuals, HACCP, SSOP’s, GMP’s, product recall, food defense, Global Food Safety Initiative manuals, Technical Proposals for the National School Lunch Program, Export Verification Programs, and robust Humane Handling of Livestock Programs.
Steve is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and a former member of the North American Meat Institutes (NAMI) Humane Handling of Livestock and Occupational Safety committees. He is an accredited auditor involving the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 and Humane Handling of Feed Animals.
Currently, Steve is working as an auditor and instructor for the risk management firm SAI Global.
When not working, Steve likes to go the gym, coach youth basketball and read world history. Steve and his wife Teresa have two sons and reside in San Clemente, California.