Butterball, LLC, the US's largest poultry producer, has earned Worker Safety Recognition Awards from the American Meat Institute (AMI) for five of its facilities nationwide.
These awards distinguish AMI member companies who demonstrate a strong commitment to creating a safer workplace for all meat and poultry industry employees. The awards were presented Wed., March 14 as part of AMI's Conference on Worker Safety, Health, Human Resources and the Environment in Kansas City, Mo.
Through this awards program, AMI works to increase awareness about the importance of worker safety and encouraging processors to develop safety programs that meet or exceed industry standards.
“We are proud to receive recognition from such an esteemed industry organisation for our continuous efforts to reduce occupational injury and illness,” said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management for Butterball. “At Butterball, we proactively work to maintain the highest level of worker safety standards within each of our facilities, and this recognition serves to further motivate us to excel in our worker safety programs.”
Four of Butterball’s five facilities – in Carthage, Mo.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Ozark, Ark. and Huntsville, Ark. – have been designated OSHA Star Sites, with the Ozark, Ark. site recognised with the highest safety rating, OSHA Super Star, in 2010. Complexes holding this recognition have implemented worker safety programs that help lower injury occurrences and encourage high levels of employee participation at success rates significantly higher than industry averages.