Company earns seven Joint Industry Safety and Health Council Awards
SevenCase Farmsfacilities were recognized by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council for their outstandingand consistentimplementation of employee safetyand healthprograms. The Council announced on Wednesday, August 12 that fourprocessing plants, two feed mills and one hatchery were among the facilities recognizedfor their safety achievements. “At Case Farms, we continue to seek new and innovative ways to protect our workforce,” saidRon Millsaps, Corporate Safety Director, Case Farms.“We strive to create a work culture and environment where our employees feel valued and safe. This accomplishment and our success is a reflection of our team members’ commitment to workplace safetyand we’re grateful their dedication is being recognized by the industry.”The company’s food-producing facilities that receivedtheAward ofHonorinclude processing plants in Goldsboro, N.C.,Morganton, N.C.and Winesburg, Ohio;feed mills in Shelby, N.C. and Massillon, Ohio;and a hatchery in Goldsboro, N.C. The Award of Honor criteria required these facilities to maintain their key Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)safety metrics –Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), Days Away, Restrictedor Transferred (DART), and Lost Work-Day Incident Rate (LWDIR) –at levels between 75 and 50 percent less than Bureau of Labor Statistic results for three consecutive years.Award consideration wasalsobased onan evaluation of written applications by an independent panel of judges.The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation. Collectively, the three organizations represent companies that produce 95percent of the nation’s poultry products and directly employ more than 350,000 workers.About Case Farms:Founded in 1986, Case Farms is a fully integrated poultry farming and processing group of dedicated individuals that work together to produce consistent, quality poultry products. Its driving purpose is to deliver superior products and service to every customer, every time. Case Farms processes 3.3 million birds per week, has over 3,200 dedicated team members, and produces in excess of 1.0 billion pounds of fresh, partially cooked, and frozen-for-export poultry products per year. The company has operations or offices in Ohio and North Carolina. For more information on Case Farms, visit www.casefarms.com.