Employees at Butterball, LLC’s Mount Olive, N.C., facility recently achieved a major milestone in workplace safety by working 3 million hours without an Occupational Health and Safety Administration recordable lost-time injury.
The turkey producer’s workplace safety program consistently delivers safety performance that exceeds poultry industry standards as compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Adopting standards developed by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program, Butterball implements a reputable safety program that has secured numerous accolades from national and local organizations. In fact, Butterball’s enterprise-wide recordable injury rate is consistently 50 percent better than the poultry industry average.
“Reaching this important milestone further demonstrates Butterball's commitment to eliminating unsafe conditions, behaviors and worker injuries throughout the enterprise and is a testament to the active involvement and engagement in various safety processes by facility associates,” said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management.
Butterball’s Mount Olive location is the largest turkey manufacturing facility in the United States and employs approximately 2,800 people.