NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) on Wednesday gave Perdue Farm’s Monterey, Tenn. plant the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.

The award was presented during the annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

"We’re proud to recognize Perdue Farms’ ongoing commitment to health and safety and are pleased to present the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health for the second consecutive year," said DLWD Commissioner James Neeley, who presented award to company representatives. “The Perdue employee team clearly practices safety programs on a daily basis.”

The Commissioner’s Award honors employers and their employees who together have achieved a required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost workday case and have maintained total injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

Perdue Farms employs nearly 1,800 associates in Monterey. The facility qualified for the award by working more than one-million man-hours without a lost-time incident. The plant has now surpassed 19 millions man-hours without a lost time incident, dating back to 2003.

“Our associates work hard to ensure a safe work environment and I am pleased to see their efforts recognized this way,” said Jeff Beckman, Perdue’s director of operations.


Source: Perdue Farms Inc.