A Butterball LLC facility in Huntsville, Ark., has gone 5 million worker hours without a lost-time injury.
These hours represent three years of successful safety performance. "Reaching this milestone demonstrates Butterball's commitment to eliminating unsafe conditions and worker injuries throughout the company," said Brian Rodgers, corporate director of safety and risk management. The Huntsville facility has been recognized in the past for its safety program. OSHA named it a VPP "Star Amongst Stars" facility, certifying that the facility maintains an incident rate of 50% or better than the industry average. Huntsville has also received the Award of Honor from the American Meat Institute and the Award of Distinction from the National Joint Poultry Safety and Health Council.