Case Farms, a fully-integrated poultry farming and processing group, recently achieved a major safety milestone after working three million hours without experiencing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable lost time accident at its Goldsboro processing facility. This significant milestone is the first time any Case Farms facility has achieved this safety record since this historic streak began in May 2017.
“Our employees are a part of something very important— they are devoted to creating a culture of excellence,” said Tim Singleton, Vice President of the Goldsboro Division. “Case Farms is an employer of choice because our team members are assured that when they come to work, they will be safe. We have proven that a poultry facility is able to operate without any lost time injury, and by doing so demonstrate how we care about each other.”
In its mission to keep worker safety as the highest priority, Case Farms has incorporated several initiatives and corporate changes that encourage employee participation and input. The company-wide worker safety program is comprised of core elements that are essential to achieving and maintaining a strong safety and health program. By implementing these elements, including hazard prevention programs, daily work-site analysis, safety awareness training and strong management-employee relationships, Case Farms’ facilities are able to continue keeping worker safety top-of-mind.
“Safety is a job not just for people who have ‘safety’ in their title. It’s a job for everyone, everywhere, every day. It never stops,” said Rick Barton, Case Farms Director of Safety. “Reaching this important milestone further demonstrates Case Farms’ commitment to eliminating unsafe conditions, behaviors and worker injuries throughout the company, and is a testament to the active involvement and engagement of all our employees.”