Butterball, LLC Receives Five Awards From The Joint Industry Safety And Health Council

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  • Goldsboro, NC (1888PressRelease) July 30, 2010 - Butterball, LLC, the nation's largest turkey producer, received five awards from The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council, including the "Award of Honor" and the "Award of Distinction," the institute's highest safety award. The awards were given at the 2010 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, which took place June 9-11 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

    The following awards were presented to five of Butterball's facilities:

    Award of Distinction - Alix, Ark. (Feed Mill); Huntsville, Ark.; Ozark, Ark. and Mt. Olive, N.C.
    Award of Honor - Carthage, Mo.

    "It is an honor to receive this recognition from The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council," said Brian Rodgers, director of safety and risk management at Butterball. "The awards are validation of our results and they demonstrate that employee safety is a top priority for Butterball."

    Composed of members from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation, The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognizes chicken and turkey companies that have implemented effective worker safety programs. The multiple award levels were determined by the evaluation of overall incident rates and components of each plant's safety program.

    Consideration for the "Award of Distinction" was based on more than three years of injury statistics and three written applications that were evaluated by judges.

    Of the 48 facilities awarded, Butterball was one of eight companies to receive the
    highest recognition, "Award of Distinction." Other categories included "Award of Honor" and "Award of Merit."

    Butterball is dedicated to employee safety and is recognized as an industry leader for its distinguished worker safety programs. The company consistently implements practices that lower injury occurrences and encourage high levels of employee participation with success rates significantly higher than industry averages.

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