The Poultry and Egg Institute's Annual Safety Awards Announced

October 24, 2012
Tucker, Ga.

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council recognized chicken and turkey companies that exemplified outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective safety and health programs. The first annual safety awards were presented during the 2010 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry.

"The poultry industry has been diligent in reducing recordable injuries and illnesses over the past 25 years," said Mike Klun, environmental health and safety manager, Cargill Value Added Meats. "Thus, it is important to acknowledge the excellent safety performance achievements the poultry industry has accomplished. We hope by highlighting these facilities we can all learn additional practices and tools to further protect our co-workers.”

Award consideration was based on injury statistics over three years and an evaluation of written applications by three judges: Craig Wyvill, recently retired director of the Agricultural Technology Research Program at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), Gary Pohlmann of Marsh Risk Consulting and Doug Britton of GTRI. Awards were presented to 48 facilities with eight in the highest category, “Award of Distinction.” The other categories included “Award of Honor” and “Award of Merit.”

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council is made up of members from U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation. Collectively, the three organizations represent 95 percent of the nation's poultry products and employ hundreds of thousands of workers.

Award of Distinction

Butterball LLC

Alix, AR Feed Mill
Huntsville, AR
Mt. Olive, NC
Ozark, AR

Cargill Turkey Production LLC

Temple, TX Feed Mill

Equity Group Kentucky Division LLC

Albany, KY
Simmons Foods Inc.

Van Buren, AR

Wayne Farms LLC

Award of Honor
Butterball LLC

Carthage, MO

Cargill Value Added Meats

Waco, TX

Cobb-Vantress, Inc.

Siloam Springs, AR Feed Mill

Equity Group Eufaula Division LLC

Bakerhill, AL

Equity Group Georgia Division LLC

Camilla, GA Fresh & Further Processing

Gold’n Plump Poultry

Cold Spring, MN

Perdue Farms, Inc.

Dillon, SC
Perry, GA Cook Plant
Rockingham, NC
Salisbury, MD Processing

Simmons Foods Inc.

Siloam Springs, AR Further Processing
Siloam Springs, AR Hatchery
Siloam Springs, AR Plant 1

Townsends of Arkansas

Batesville, AR

Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods

Seguin, TX

Wayne Farms LLC

Danville, AR Feed Mill
Danville, AR Hatchery
Laurel, MS Hatchery

Award of Merit

Cobb-Vantress, Inc.

Fayetteville, AR Hatchery
Wadesboro, NC Hatchery

Equity Group Georgia Division LLC

Camilla, GA Hatchery

Gold’n Plump Poultry

Luverne, MN

Marshall Durbin Companies

Jasper, AL

Michigan Turkey Producers

Grand Rapids, MI

Perdue Farms, Inc.

Candor, NC Feed Mill

Sanderson Farms, Inc.

Hammond, LA
Laurel, MS Processing

Sara Lee Corporation

Storm Lake, IA

Townsends, Inc.

Siler City, NC

Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods

Robards, KY

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Hope, AR
Hope, AR Feed Mill
Hope, AR Hatchery
Rogers, AR

Wayne Farms LLC

Danville, AR
Decatur, AL Processing
Decatur, AL West Further Processing
Dobson, NC
McComb, MS

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