The Butterball LLC Carthage, Mo., facility has achieved 4 million worker hours without a lost-time injury. This accomplishment represents more than three-and-a-half years of outstanding safety performance by the facility’s associates and further demonstrates the company’s award-winning employee safety program.
“Reaching this milestone demonstrates Butterball's commitment to providing safe working conditions and preventing worker injuries throughout the company,” said Rod Brenneman, president and CEO of Butterball, LLC. “As an industry leader, Butterball enforces strict guidelines and a world-class safety program to ensure safe work environments. We are proud of our Carthage facility management and associates for their strong focus and dedication to support a safe and injury-free workplace.”
The turkey producer’s Carthage location consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adopting standards developed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), Butterball implements a reputable safety program that has secured numerous accolades from national and local organizations.
The facility’s honors include OSHA VPP Star Among Stars certification for three consecutive years, which certifies the facility maintains an incident rate of 50 percent or better than the industry average; the Award of Merit by the American Meat Institute (AMI); and Award of Distinction by the National Joint Poultry Safety and Health Council.
Source: Butterball LLC