The Butterball, LLC Huntsville, Ark., facility recently celebrated 7 million worker hours without a lost-time injury. This achievement represents five years without a work-related injury or illness by the facility’s 630 employees, further demonstrating the success of the company’s award-winning employee safety program.

During a luncheon held at the Huntsville facility Wed., May 2, James L. Salkeld, director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, commended facility management for their continued commitment to creating a safe work environment.

“Worker health and safety is a top priority for Butterball, and we strive to integrate stringent safety processes in day-to-day business practices across all of our facility locations,” said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management at Butterball. “As an industry leader, Butterball enforces strict guidelines and a world-class safety program to help facility management and associates focus on maintaining a safe and injury-free workplace.”

By adhering to standards developed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP), Butterball employs an industry-recognized safety program that has secured numerous accolades. The turkey producer’s Huntsville location consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, the facility received the Award of Honor for safety excellence from the American Meat Institute (AMI) in March 2012.

Source: Butterball LLC